Tuesday’s Newsround

18th August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

Where is the lowest point on land?

a)  Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia

b)  The Dead Sea, Israel

c)  Lake Assal, Djibouti

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

18th August 1926 – A weather map is shown on television for the first time

18th August 1958 – The United Kingdom issues 6 regional stamps for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man

Yesterday’s answers:

 Smallest continent – c) Australia

Classic Cars – Morris Oxford

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Valerie Manor Newsround 180820

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

17th August

Geography Superlatives quiz

Tallest, smallest, highest, lowest

What is the world’s smallest continent by size?

a)   Asia

b)  Europe

c)  Australia

 

Classic Cars Quiz

On this day in history

17th August 1908 – The first ever animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie by Émile Cohl is shown in France

17th August 1946 – Animal Farm by George Orwell is published in the United Kingdom

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing Word – END (Agenda, Depend, Tendon)

Painter – Rembrandt (The Night Watch)

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Valerie Manor Newsround 170820

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.

Sunday’s Newsround

16th August

Missing Word

What one 3-letter word can be used to fill in all of the blanks?

  • AG___A
  • DEP___
  • T___ON

Name the painter

On this day in history

16th August 1930 – The first British Empire Games opens in Hamilton, Canada

16th August 1960 – Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 31,300m setting records for the highest altitude jump, free fall and highest speed by a human without an aircraft, held until 2012

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing Word – OLD (Folder, Uphold, Soldier)

Painter – Rene Magritte (The Son of Man)

P.S. Remember to keep hydrated in the hot weather!

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Valerie Manor Newsround 160820

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.

Saturday’s Newsround

15th August

Missing Word

What one 3-letter word can be used to fill in all of the blanks?

  • F___ER
  • UPH___
  • S___IER

Name the painter

On this day in history

15th August 1939 – “The Wizard of Oz”, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres in Hollywood

15th August 1947 – India gains independence after 190 years of British rule

Yesterday’s answers:

Missing Word – ANT (Tenant, Anthem, Wanted)

Painter – Claude Monet (The Waterlily Pond)

P.S. Remember to keep hydrated in the hot weather!

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Valerie Manor Newsround 150820

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.