Yesterday, we set you a challenge and prompted you to check out BBC’s Newsround. Today, we provide the answers and encourage you to look at a resource from the Children’s Commissioner.
First up, the answers to Red Herring…
We asked you to identify the red herring statement about four people from Sphere Federation…
Miss Hague, Scholes (Elmet) Primary:
- I worked in pollution control before becoming a teacher.
- I can talk like Donald Duck – it’s my party piece.
- I appear in a travel brochure for Spain. This is the red herring: Miss Hague did make it to a tour brochure promoting holidays to Bridlington, though – almost as exotic.
Mrs Weekes, Moortown Primary:
- I can juggle, but only with handkerchiefs (they’re slower than balls!) This is the red herring: metaphorically, Mrs Weekes does a good job juggling all the jobs around school as well as being the Senior Safeguarding Lead for the whole federation, but she can’t actually juggle.
- I wanted to be a rally driver when I was little.
- As a child, I hated wearing dresses – I used to hide them.
Miss Beatson, St James’ CE Primary:
- When I was younger, my dream job was to be an air stewardess.
- I used to pack tracheostomy sponges.
- I can play the banjo. This is the red herring: Miss Beatson is musical, though – she can play the flute, not the banjo.
And me, Mr Roundtree:
- I can do a bridge pose.
- During university, I ate a medium pan pizza every day for three weeks. This is the red herring (although technically speaking, true as well): I did eat pizza every day, but for four weeks, not three – I was working in Pizza Hut while at university and taking advantage of this staff perk helped me save my wages (and I’m still loyal to The Hut!).
- My favourite music is by a Dutch band called The Nits.
Make sure your child is in the know about coronavirus…
The Children’s Commissioner for England has produced this resource – a Children’s Guide to Coronavirus – to support your child. It contains facts about the virus and recommends ways to keep busy at home.
Finally, we’re still so grateful for your lovely feedback…
Here’s just one:
My sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone at school involved in the incredible communication we’re receiving including the updates, advice but mostly the fabulous work that the teachers are setting for the children. I can’t tell you how much this means to both me and the children… the work you are doing for our children is appreciated more than you could imagine.
Many thanks to you all.