Monday’s Newsround

10th August

Missing Word

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

  • M___IAN
  • E___H
  • QU___Z

Name the painter

On this day in history

10th August 1911 – The UK House of Commons votes on an annual salary of £400 for its members

10th August 1960 – Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film “Psycho” premieres in Los Angeles

 Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – b) peace

British Cake – Eccles cake

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

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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.

Sunday’s Newsround

9th August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

The goods had a 12-month guarantee to give customers ______ of mind

a)  piece

b)  peace

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

9th August 1965 – Singapore gains independence from the Federation of Malaysia

9th August 1966 – The Beatles release their single “Yellow Submarine”

Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – b) fewer

British Cake – Lemon Drizzle

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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.

Saturday’s Newsround

8th August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

If only there were _____ cars, the roads would be safer

a)  less

b)  fewer

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

8th August 1950 – Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel

8th August 1988 – The first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, is born

Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – a) effect

British Cake – Battenberg

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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.

Friday’s Newsround

7th August

Commonly Misused Words Quiz

He hoped that his speech would ______ change in government policy

a)  effect

b) affect

What’s that British Cake?

On this day in history

7th August 1914 – The image of Lord Kitchener’s pointing finger with the words ‘Your Country Needs You’ spreads across the UK

7th August 1959 – Explorer 6 transmits the 1st photo of Earth from space

Yesterday’s answers:

Words quiz – b) peek

British Cake – Madeira loaf 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.