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Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 16/07/2020

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Farrah and Moumita

Bug Club: Imaad and Zahin

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:   Kayla and Manha

Bug Club: Aleena and Yahya

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Zahra and Qailah

Bug Club: Zeeshan and  Zainab

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Nahi and Amelia

Bug Club: Daniyal and Ryhan

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Ibrahim and Ayyub

Bug Club: Amelia and Zarah

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Fateha and Kaysaan

Bug Club: Yusra and Atifa

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Masuma and Umair

Bug Club: Madiha and Mahir

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Diya and Alfie

Bug Club: Iqra A. and Zahra

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics: Tahmid K and Rameen

Bug Club: Ayah and Tamanna

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Sumayyah and Yussra

Bug Club: Yussra and Zayan

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Rizwan and Parmita

Bug Club: Parmita and Charlie

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Ikram and Najib

Bug Club: Yahya and Nuha

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

The TB Team



National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust have created a range of exciting resources to keep you entertained this Summer!

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain You!

Enjoy this extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 of our favourite writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson! Click here to find out more.

Young Readers Story Club Films

The National Literacy Trust have created some short films about lots different and interesting topics.  The films are called the Young Readers Story Club and feature some of our favourite authors, poets and storytellers as well as challenges for you to complete.  Watch some of the films below.

Self-esteem: Believe in yourself.

All things Sport!

Mythical Creatures.


All the films can also be found on here and a new film will be released each week throughout the Summer. 

Author of the week

The National Literacy Trust are celebrating a new Author each week. You can listen to free audio books, read picture books and watch drawing and writing tutorials! Click here to start exploring.

Family Zone

The Family zone is packed full of exciting writing activities to keep you busy too!

You can find lots more resources to keep you busy all Summer in the Family Zone here.   

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Welcome to the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge!

This year the Summer Reading Challenge will celebrate happiness, fun and laughter! Join the team of seriously funny animals as they get up to all sorts of mischief and mayhem in some of the best books around!

Children taking part can borrow books from the Ideas Store’s fantastic e-Library for free!

Silly Squad S-quiz! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Mondays from 13 July to 24 August, 2 – 3pm
Squash into a S-quiz! Filled with questions to test your knowledge on a range of silly rounds! A heebie-jeebies helter-skelter ride.
Email Natasha.Baddeley@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 11am every Monday and we’ll send you a Zoom code and details of how to join. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the start of the event.
 

Artburst Sillies! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Mondays from 20 July to 24 August, 3 – 4pm
Bring silly alive with our friends at ArtburstTummy-tickling tales, ridiculous creations and wibbly-wobbly dance moves!
The video will be posted here on the day.
 

Silly Squad Chaotic Charades! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Tuesdays from 14 July to 25 August, 2 – 3pm

Test your acting skills by miming a book or film and see if others can guess the name. Bamboozling fun!
Email Atalanta.Kernick@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 11am every Tuesday and we’ll send you a Zoom code and details of how to join. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the start of the event


Silly Squad Countdown! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Wednesdays from 15 July to 26 August, 2 – 3pm

Fantabalicious word battles start here! – Stretch your brain cells and curl them round this fun filled event. Abracadabra!
Email Raju.Vaidyanathan@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 11am every Wednesday and we’ll send you a Zoom code and details of how to join. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the start of the event.
 

Silly Squad Breakneck Bingo! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Thursdays from 16 July to 27 August, 2-3pm
A crackerjack game of bingo with Silly Squad characters. Will you be first to spot them? Prepare to be flabbergasted!
Email Kenneth.Agbodzi@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 11am every Thursday and we’ll send you a Zoom code and details of how to join. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the start of the event.
 

Silly Squad Friday Jibber-Jabber! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Fridays from 17 July to 28 August, 2 – 3pm
Chat about a book, an amazing fact or something you’ve made. What will you read, discover or make next?
Email Julian.Harrison@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 11am every Friday and we’ll send you a Zoom code and details of how to join. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the start of the event.
 

Silly Squad Karaoke Kerfuffle! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Saturdays from 11 July to 29 August, 2 – 3pm
A shooby-dooby singalong session with silliness guaranteed. Party tunes, nursery rhymes and Disney songs – we’ve got it all!
Email Sangeeta.Ghosh@towerhamlets.gov.uk by 11am every Saturday and we’ll send you a Zoom code and details of how to join. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the start of the event.
 

Silly Squad Amazing Art Club! [Ages 6 – 12 years]
Sundays from 12 July to 30 August, 2 – 3pm
Missing our Art Clubs? – each week a new art challenge will appear for you to follow and decorate your house with. Ingeniously inventive.
The video will be ppremiered here on the day

Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 09/07/2020

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Ayat and Sami

Bug Club: Sabiha and Moumita

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:   Yusuf A. and Tamani

Bug Club: Manha and Aairah

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Qailah and Saffa

Bug Club: Huzaifa and Zeeshan

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Zafir and Aila

Bug Club: Aaliyah and Sumaya

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics:

Bug Club:

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Zunairah and Musa

Bug Club: Raheemah and Laila

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Umair and Tayba

Bug Club: Iqra and Madiha

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Ismail and Shuchi

Bug Club: Iqra A. and Alfie

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics: Rameen and Ahsan

Bug Club: Tamanna and Ayah

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Habiba and Adnan

Bug Club: Fahim and Khulgen

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Rizwan and Mahdi

Bug Club: Parmita and Amaan

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Amisha and Samirah

Bug Club: Nuha and Yahya

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

The TB Team

Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 02/07/2020

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Ishaq Hussain and Hashim

Bug Club: Sami and Zahin

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:   Maria and Raihan

Bug Club: Aleena and Hidayah

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Mihran and Zainab

Bug Club: Salih and Tiffany

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Sazid and Zain

Bug Club: Yaqub Rahim and Dawud

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Ishaaq and Sakeenah

Bug Club: Sahla and Amelia

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Yaqub and Fateha

Bug Club: Atifa and Ayesha

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Ayah and Madiha

Bug Club: Iqra and Fazzilet

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Tahmidul and Mahir

Bug Club: Alfie and Aya

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics: Tamanna and Ahsan

Bug Club: Ayah and Jannatul

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Habiba and Umar

Bug Club: Zayan and Yussra

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Samiul and Charlie

Bug Club: Parmita and Amaan

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Yahya and Samirah

Bug Club: Tahmid and Najib

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

The TB Team



Black Lives Matter: 500 word story writing Competition!

This week you have the opportunity to enter a writing competition. 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for children. Past competitions have included themes such as climate change and technology and this week the theme is the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The deadline is 11:59pm on Friday 3rd July 2020. Children must write a story of no more than 500 words that responds to any of the themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

You can submit your entry here: https://500words.me/

Ideas to get you started:

You may consider a narrative that has a theme such as equality, fairness, kindness or friendship, it could be set in a school or on holiday.

You may wish to tell a story that tells a story of achievements made by significant black figures in Science, Maths, Art, Sport or any other subject. The protagonist could be significant figure from real-life e.g. Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, Steve McQueen or Muhammad Ali – there are thousand more to choose from or it could be an imaginary person.

You may like to tell a historical narrative that celebrates the contributions made by the Windrush generation or imagine what it was like for people travelling from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971. What was the atmosphere like on board the ship? What was the experience like once they arrived in England – was it positive or negative? https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43793769

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3–gcse-immigration-to-london-from-ghana-and-jamaica/z4vs382

You could also tell a story that tells the story of the fight for justice. For example, you might consider the American stories of Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King or you may prefer to focus on a British activist such as Olive Morris: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53191543 . You may like to tell a story that refers to more recent campaigns for justice e.g. the removal of statues or the returning of objects in museums to their place of origin.

Idea Store

The Idea Store may be closed, but you can still do all of your favourite things online!

Have a look at the range of fun things available to keep you busy.

Story Time Online

The Idea Store are providing a Storytime every day of the week except Sundays so you can watch some of your favourite books at home. New videos will be posted at 10:30am, Monday – Saturday! Join in and have some fun! Click here to start listening.

Art Club Challenge

Take up their weekly challenge and get your pictures on the Idea Store website! This week’s activity is to make a paper giraffe.
Click here to find out more and view their art gallery.

Children’s eBooks and audiobooks

Everyone at Thomas Buxton should already have an idea store card and you can now use that to get the latest e-books and audiobooks for FREE.
Click to discover the Children’s eLibrary

Family Fun

They have also collected lots of fun activities from your favourite authors and publishers! Click here to find out more.

Coming soon…

Silly Squad – the digital Summer Reading Challenge! Look out for details!

Mathletics and Bug Club Celebration 25/06/2020

Every school week we will be celebrating 2 pupils from each class who have been working hard at home on Mathletics and Bug Club. These pupils have shown consistent dedication and commitment to their learning by completing Mathletics tasks and Bug Club reading at home. Well done to all of our fantastic pupils who have kept the learning going at home!

Year 1 Kusama

Mathletics: Manha and Inara

Bug Club: Hashim and Aaliyah

Year 1 Hokusai

Mathletics:  Zaynah and Raihan

Bug Club: Tamani and Yusra

Year 2 Magritte

Mathletics: Amaya and Raihan

Bug Club: Aaishah and Yahyaa

Year 2 Picasso

Mathletics: Nahi and Suleiman

Bug Club: Nafeesa and Daniyal

Year 3 Turner

Mathletics: Ayyub and Isha

Bug Club: Zarrah and Osman

Year 3 Milhazes

Mathletics: Aahil and Kaysaan

Bug Club: Ibrahim H and Renel

Year 4 O’Keefe

Mathletics: Adam and Umair

Bug Club: Abul and Sulaiman

Year 4 Warhol

Mathletics: Maysoon and Diya

Bug Club: Sulaiman and Usman

Year 5 Van Gogh

Mathletics: Tamanna and Tahmid K

Bug Club: Jannatul and Ayah

Year 5 LeWitt

Mathletics: Isa and Yussra

Bug Club: Anisa and Khulgen

Year 6 Turpin

Mathletics: Charlie and Inaayah

Bug Club: Parmita and Raiyan

Year 6 Cezanne

Mathletics: Wasiah and Rabia

Bug Club: Najib and Jumaymah

If you need any help at all with any home learning, including access issues or general questions then please contact your child’s class teacher via the year group mailboxes. We are also keen to see any work that pupils are completing at home.

The TB Team



Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition: Winner!

Earlier this year, pupils were invited to enter the Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition organised by the Schools Library Service. We are thrilled to announce that Ruben in Turpin class has been selected as one of the winners and will take part in a prize-giving ceremony in November and will have his work published in the winners’ book. Have a read below of Ruben’s fantastic entry:

James’ Hidden Island

This hidden island is a place no-one dares to go. It is filled with lava, mountains, and creatures alien to our kind. The kingdom floats by the levitational powers of the mighty jewel. If anyone would dare to lay their eyes on the jewel, death would be upon them. The jewel shall stay there.

Until now.

It can’t be taken.

Until now.

It has to stay there.

Until now.

James was a lonely child, who had nothing to do with his time. He wasn’t respected by his family members. His aspiration was to climb the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest. He was only 14 years old but had a big ambition. His parents didn’t agree with his hobbies. He was counting the days until the Summer holidays. He had been longing to do to Greece, his home country. It was the only place he felt joy. He hated flights as the food was nauseating. He hated being patted down and having his stuff rummaged through by total strangers.

It was the final week running up to James’ flight to Greece and he was starting to fret. His trip to Greece was only a week long, he doubted that he actually had clothes for a week. But it would all be worth it in the end. It would all be worth it.

Those days passed like a daydream. It was time to board the plane and James’ anxiety went through the roof. In his bag, he had all of his necessities including a book passed down from generations before him. The flight was going swiftly until the lights blacked out. It was James’ worst nightmare. He looked out of the window. Nothing there. Pitch black. He heard heterodynes as if there was no-one left in the cabin crew. Then snap: he fainted.

As he was waking up, he felt as if he was on another planet. He may have been the only survivor on the plane. Horrifying goblin-like creatures surrounded him. Was this a hoax? He was too scared to move. Thoughts rushed in and out of his brain like a waterfall. For the first time in his life he actually missed his dear mother. Their language, to James, was balderdash. He had wished that this was all just a dream and he could wake up and be completely fine. He wished.

But that isn’t how this story ends. His biggest desire was to be saved. Or be knighted king. But that would be a bit ambitious. What happened next wasn’t what he desired. They put him in a crystal orb and fed him two buckets of fish heads a week.

The end… Or is it?