Here we go again... together apart!
Friends of Hillcrest half term activities!
Pancake Scavenger Hunt
We've hidden all the items you might need to make and decorate your pancakes and your job is to find them over the half term week. There are twelve items in total, hidden in three locations (click on the link below this article to download the sheet telling you what to look for!)
The last day to take part will be Sunday 21st February.
The items have been hidden in:
Arnos Court Park woods (accessible from the Somerset Rd/ Withleigh Rd cut through),
Callington Road nature reserve
the ‘Bommie’ area of Northern Slopes Nature Reserve (this side of Wedmore Vale only).
Challenge yourself to find the items by searching, or, if you need a hint, use the included ‘What Three Words’ locations to help you - they should get you close enough to spot the item.
The hunt is a family activity and children must be accompanied while taking part. It is designed to be undertaken during your daily exercise. Please keep plenty of space between you and other hunters, in line with COVID guidelines, and please do not touch the items when you find them.
Have a flipping pan-tastic hunt!
For those of you making pancakes at some time over half term, why not enter one of our competitions?
Best decorated pancake!
Send us a photo of your best decorated pancake before it gets eaten up!
Friends of Hillcrest Champion Pancake Flipper 2021!
This is for all you grown-ups. Send us a video of your pancake flipping skills, highest number of flips wins!
Send your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
any time during the half term. We’ll share them on the Hillcrest Social page and the winners will be announced in the Mailbag on 26th February.
Support Friends of Hillcrest
The Friends of Hillcrest is a registered charity run by volunteer parents and carers. Our main purpose is to raise money to enrich our children’s school experience, and support families who may not be able to fund extra-curricular activities.
If you have not already done so, please consider making a donation to support Friends of Hillcrest at: https://donatemyschool.com/friends-of-hillcrest-2355
Your support will enable us to run enrichment events for the children and a select number of fundraising events for the whole community where we can do this safely. As always, all our events will be open to everyone in the Hillcrest community.
Thank you for any amount you can give.
There's an exciting revamp to the CBBC YouTube Channel to help keep children entertained at half term and outside home-schooling hours whilst we're all stuck in lockdown.
They are uploading videos every day that are suitable for 5-11 year olds, with a wide range of genres from factual shows, news, dramas and comedy to entertainment....
Programmes like Horrible Histories, Blue Peter, Newsround, The Next Step, Saturday Mash-Up, Operation Ouch, the Playlist, the Dumping Ground, Heirs of the Night and Jamie Johnson. They are also welcoming back Dani Harmer in the brilliant new programme My Mum Tracy Beaker.
Subscribe at www.youtube.com/cbbc - (it’s obviously completely free!) and don’t forget you can watch CBBC live daily and on the BBC iPlayer.
British Science Week is a celebration of the best of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and a great opportunity to raise awareness and inspire young people in these key subjects.
To support the event STEMforStarters has a range of free science projects that combine real science with a ‘learning by doing’ approach. They are easy to resource and, given the potentially fluid situation around COVID-19 restrictions, can be carried out anytime at home or in the classroom.
You can download the projects now at stemforstarters.com/the-lab
We plan on adding further projects over the next few weeks. We'd love to hear from you if there is a theme or a topic you would like to see included so that we can see if we can help!
STEMforStarters is provided by Proportico Limited registered in England 5121072
British Science Week is coordinated by the British Science Association and is funded by UK Research and Innovation.
Yr 1 used the information they have been learning during their Enquiry, ‘What Am I?’, to create the perfect habitats for wild animals.
The last year has brought about a lot of changes for everyone, and as your local NHS Charity, we’ve had to adapt our ways of fundraising so that we can continue to support our dedicated colleagues in providing the best possible care to patients throughout the pandemic and beyond.
We have just launched our new virtual baking event: the 10 Bake Challenge.
This is the chance for your pupils to put their baking skills to the ultimate test through up to 10 exciting challenges and raise some dough for their local NHS in Bristol. The 10 challenges can be taken on individually or split between their class- the choice is theirs!
Egg-cited? Here’s how to get involved:
• Parents can sign-up via our website to create their 10 Bake Challenge fundraising page
• Access the full challenge pack through the welcome email that follows – helpful tips, colourful cake flags and everything needed for recipe success!
Whether brand new to baking or master cake makers, we would love your school community to get involved, and your support will come at a critical time to our NHS. With your help, we can continue to fund state-of-the-art equipment, pioneering research and other vital projects that will have a huge impact our dedicated staff and the patients in their care during these incredibly difficult winter months.
Thank you for your time and please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Community Support Officer
Southmead Hospital Charity
North Bristol NHS Trust
As Seen on Sky News & Sky Sports News:
A Free Mental and Physical Health Resource for Pupils & Staff in the UK During Lockdown
Due to high demand and interest for this event, we have scheduled further events for:
Please click the register here link below to see the date and times available.
We are pleased to be getting so much fantastic feedback from attendees, their families and schools about this event and proud to have made this available to over 18,500 people so far,with more sessions to be made available soon.
“My son age 8 is already drinking more water, not interested in salt and knocked out a couple of 2km runs on the treadmill. Jamie Peacock's words are making a difference” - Family of pupil attendee
“I am definitely signing up for the school staff one, the pupil version has received great feedback and there are still places available too” - School staff
"My son was there and loved it. He's been going for a 15-20min run at the end of the school day now too. You're doing an amazing job." - Family of pupil attendee
"My 8 year old son was on your webinar yesterday and absolutely loved it. Top job sir, and thanks for being an inspiration and role model for sports stars by showing them how to give back !! Thank you thank you thank you!!!" - Family of pupil attendee
What is the 30 Day Wellbeing Challenge?
Hi! I’m Jamie Peacock. I am a former Rugby League Champion player. In my rugby career, I played over 500 games, including over 50 times for England and Great Britain.
I’ve also won: 11 Super League Grand Finals, 4 Challenge Cups, 4 World Club Challenges, and I was selected for the Super League Dream Team World Best 13.
I didn’t start out as a champion. But I believe everybody has a champion within them. Over the next 30 days we’ll go on a journey to discover your inner champion.
I was able to excel in my career because of my focus and understanding of the importance of wellbeing. If you don’t know already, wellbeing consists of 4 areas:
Jamie Peacock in Partnership with Schools Advisory Service is pleased to share the Be A Champion 30 Day Wellbeing Programme with pupils and school staff. With the sudden recent lockdown, Jamie and SAS wanted to help schools, academies and parents / guardians with resources to support their pupils and staff alike and help to empower people to look after their mental and physical wellbeing.
This is why we are making this programme available to all schools in the UK at no cost.
During the webinar, Jamie will introduce the 30 day challenge where he will discuss his experience on how working on the four areas of wellbeing affected his rugby league career and helped Jamie be a champion. Sessions are limited, if there is a significant demand, future sessions will be made available.
Jamie and SAS will send an email once a week to go through what should be worked on that week as part of the challenge, along with a short video. After the 30 days is complete, each participant is welcome to join the final session to go through data we have from weekly engagement and how it impacted their wellbeing as well as share success stories submitted by participants.
Terms, limitations & conditions apply. Statements true at the time of writing.
- The logo needs to contain the words ‘Barnardo’s Hype Blog’ and needs to be designed within a circle shape appropriate for virtual platforms.
- It can be as colourful as you like and be created using any form of media (graphic design, photography, pencil, painted etc.).
- Finished designs to be emailed to: Freya.email@example.com or sent via direct message on our social media platforms:
We have launched Blue Peter on YouTube at CBBC, for entertainment outside of home-schooling hours, now we’re in lockdown.
Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how-tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.
Subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter - (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every Thursday, or on BBC iPlayer.
The Blue Peter Team!
Lockdown Learning: How BBC Bitesize can help you learn on TV and online in 2021
As a third national lockdown is under way, the BBC is bringing hundreds of educational resources together to help with home schooling.
Whether on TV, online or on social media, we have lots of brilliant content to help you learn at home.
Starting on Monday 11 January, CBBC will broadcast three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday. They will include BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other much-loved shows with an educational twist, such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and more.
Secondary students will be able to watch two hours of programmes supporting the curriculum on BBC Two every weekday. These will be complemented by drama adaptations, as well as relevant BBC science, history and factual programmes.
Bitesize Daily Primary and Secondary will also air every day on BBC Red Button, and episodes will be available on demand on BBC iPlayer.