Friday’s Newsround

5th June


A mother had 4 apples in a basket. She gave each of her 4 children an apple. Yet there was still one apple left in the basket. How come?

Name the British bird

On this day in history

5th June 1949 – Enid Blyton’s character Noddy makes his first appearance in the Sunday Graphic

5th June 1975 – The UK holds its first national referendum on membership of the European Economic Community, which went on to form part of the European Union

Yesterday’s answers:

Conundrum – The lorry driver was walking, not driving

British Bird – Pheasant (male)

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Valerie Manor Newsround 050620

My family and I felt it was important that we did something that would support the community during these trying times. Our thoughts turned to Valerie Manor, where my grandma Muriel resided for 5 years. We have always had utmost respect for Zoe and Alan, the staff and the amazing work they do, and so wanted to find a way that we could help without compromising the safety of residents or staff.

We are all aware of the difficulties of occupying one’s mind and finding a distraction from the current situation, and these are only exacerbated by isolation from family and friends. Given that residents are unable to see their relatives or participate in the usual community activities at this time, we came up with the idea of producing a daily ‘news round’ that would include some interesting information and puzzles as an alternative to the more distressing headlines that bombard us on a daily basis.

It is our hope that we can provide a little light relief during these dark times and hopefully provide something to look forward to, as well as fostering a sense of community despite the confines of physical separation.