St Mary's RC Primary School

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Attention J K Rowling fans!!

 

Over 10 years ago J K Rowling wrote a stand-alone fairy tale called The Ickabog. Until now  this has been hidden in a box in the attic  heard only by her children.

 

The Ickabog is said to be for ¿children on lockdown, or even those back at school during these strange, unsettling times¿
She'll be posting a chapter (or two, or three) every weekday between 26th May and 10th July on The Ickabog website. We plan to publish some translations soon and will post further details on that website when they’re available.

The Ickabog is a story about truth and the abuse of power.  To forestall one obvious question: the idea came to me well over a decade ago, so it isn’t intended to be read as a response to anything that’s happening in the world right now. The themes are timeless and could apply to any era or any country.

 

The Illustration Competition

Having decided to publish, I thought how wonderful it would be if children in lockdown, or otherwise needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we’re passing through, illustrated the story for me. There will be suggestions about the illustrations we might need for each chapter on The Ickabog website, but nobody should feel constrained by these ideas. I want to see imaginations run wild! Creativity, inventiveness and effort are the most important things: we aren’t necessarily looking for the most technical skill!

In November 2020, The Ickabog will be published in English in print, eBook and audiobook formats, shortly followed by other languages. The best drawings in each territory will be included in the finished books. As publishers in each territory will need to decide which pictures work best for their own editions, I won’t be personally judging the entries. However, if parents and guardians post their children’s drawing on Twitter using the hashtag #TheIckabog, I’ll be able to share and comment!  To find out more about the Illustration Competition, go to The Ickabog website when it launches.


To read the book and for more competition information head to The Icakabog website. 

 

https://www.theickabog.com/home/

Have a go at this lovely yoga session from Mrs Ash!

Hi all

This story has been written to help families and children as they begin thinking about returning to school and the various ‘big feelings’ attached to that. Included at the end of the story are some lovely activities for the children to complete.

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/oakgrove-behaviour-support-service/UploadedDocument/e136521d9d9049b58a3ffaaa1fb3ac4d/the-day-we-went-back-to-school-by-primary-jigsaw-pdf.pdf

Class Pages

 

 

 

Easter and Ramadan resources on our Catholic Life pages:

https://www.st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk/catholic-life-1

Colour your own 'thank you' to NHS staff:

Frogs at home:

Hop-in and spread some frog-tastic cheer with all your friends and neighbours… Stockport, it’s time to get froggy!

https://frogsathome.totallystockport.co.uk/?fbclid=lwAR0XuHeRo4DgMiAPOuE9U30PrMzlekC52H-XNmyUT8siLNbBC-rdjQjm7hl

Wild well-being resources from our behaviour support forest schools team:

https://www.behavioursupportservice.co.uk/bss-forest-school-resources/

e-Bug Junior: Fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics:

https://e-bug.eu/homepage.html?level=junior

Wild kids welcome! Learn and play your way through the wonderful world of wildlife:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/

Engineering materials for a greener planet featuring a series of real-world engineering activities:

https://www.raeng.org.uk/education/schools/teaching-and-learning-resources/curriculum-resources#greener

Lots more ideas and resources available at:

https://hwb.gov.wales/repository/tree?sort=created&language=en