Thursday’s Newsround

9th July

Nursery Rhyme Quiz

How many blackbirds were baked in a pie in “Sing a song of sixpence”?

 Name that Hat

On this day in history

9th July 1947 – The engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten is officially announced

9th July 195 – Bill Haley & His Comets reaches number one in the billboard charts with “Rock Around the Clock”

Yesterday’s answers:

Nursery rhymes – A pig

 Hat – Bowler hat

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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

8th July

Nursery Rhyme Quiz

What did Tom the piper’s son steal?

 Name that Hat

On this day in history

8th July 1933 – The first rugby union test match between Australia and South Africa takes place in Cape Town

8th July 1947 – Reports of a ‘UFO’ crash landing in Roswell, New Mexico are broadcast – the US militarily later stated it was merely a weather balloon

Yesterday’s answers:

Nursery rhymes – His nightgown

Hat – Deerstalker

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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

7th July

Nursery Rhyme Quiz

What was Wee Willie Winkie wearing when he ran through the town?

 Name that Hat

On this day in history

7th July 1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time, cut by a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder

7th July 1958 – President D. Eisenhower signs a law allowing Alaska to become the 49th US state

Yesterday’s answers:

Nursery rhymes – Little Jack Horner

Hat – Panama hat

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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

6th July

Nursery Rhyme Quiz

Who sat in the corner eating his Christmas pie?

 Name that Hat

On this day in history

6th July 1946 – Hollywood film star Sylvester Stallone is born

6th July 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney first meet as teenagers, going on to form the Beatles 3 years later

Yesterday’s answers:

 What’s that slogan? – b. Carlsberg

Board game – Subuteo

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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.