Thursday’s Newsround

6th August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

They were allowed a sneak ______ of the new film

a)  peak

b)  peek

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

6th August 1966 – Muhammad Ali defeats Brian London at Earls Court Arena in round 3 to retain his undisputed world heavyweight title

6th August 1991 – Tim Berners-Lee announces his ideas for the World Wide Web

Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – a) bated

British Cake – Simnel cake

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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.

Wednesday’s Newsround

5th August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

I waited with _____ breath for the results to be announced

a)  bated

b)  baited

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

5th August 1969 – NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Mariner 7 flies past Mars

5th August 1978 – The Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, becomes the first all-seater stadium in the UK

Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – a) averse

British Cake – Victoria Sponge

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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.

Tuesday’s Newsround

4th August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

The children were _______ to the idea of shortening the summer holidays

a)  averse

b)  adverse

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

4th August 1943 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill travels on the R.M.S. Queen Mary to Canada

4th August 1956 – Elvis Presley releases his version of the single “Hound Dog”

Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – b) hone

British Cake – Chelsea bun

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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.

Monday’s Newsround

3rd August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

Now is the perfect time to ______ your skills

a)  home

b)  hone

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

3rd August 1936 – American sprinter Jesse Owens wins the 100m at the Berlin Olympics

3rd August 1971 – Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces formation of his band Wings

Yesterday’s answers:

Olympics Quiz – A. Greece

Sport – Judo

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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.