Queen’s Portraits

A big thankyou to everyone who sent in their portraits. They were all amazing and showed great artistic flair! We have loved sharing your work and here are just a few examples. We really are a talented bunch at Exwick Heights. These would definitely get the royal seal of approval! Well done everyone and have a fab half term.

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Year 5’s Handball Tournament…

It was a great day to play handball because it was sunny and warm. However, we did get very sweaty! It was all worth it because we got to meet new people and play many matches. Winning the competition with my team made me feel very proud it was lovely to work with people across the year group.

Ava 5GT

What I liked about the handball tournament is that we were against another school as it was quite a challenge. Additionally, everyone played fairly. Furthermore, I met lots of different people and learnt lots of new skills. Also, we had to do a walk back to school but at least we were being healthy and getting our exercise.

Daisy 5LS

The whole experience was very fun. The trip, playing handball at West Exe then walking back. I liked playing on a team and using different strategies. I really enjoyed it because I experienced teamwork, problem solving, winning and sometimes failure.

Blossom 5MW

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Queen’s Portrait Celebration

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we would like to invite all children, staff, governors and family members to create a portrait of our beloved monarch. You can draw, paint, collage or digitally create a piece of art showing any period in the monarch’s 70 year reign. Why not try creating a portrait as a family or side by side? We would love to create a gallery of art to view on the School BLOG. If you are feeling creative and happy to share your creations, then hand in your work to your child’s teacher or send in a photo to their home learning email address by Friday 27th May. We look forward to seeing and sharing efforts from all members of the Exwick Heights Community.

Get creative and have fun!

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Courses and information sessions

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Please find below, information on various courses and information sessions that can be accessed directly.

For Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week we are running a Wellbeing for Parenthood workshop, to help support Mothers, Parents and Carers. It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and give a flavour of the types of treatments that TALKWORKS offers. It will take place on-

  • Thursday 5th May 10.30am-12.30pm

For anyone who would like to attend a Wellbeing workshop, please advise them to call 0300 555 33 44 to reserve a place. If you would like any more information about the other services TALKWORKS offers, please feel free to email myself or visit our website at https://www.talkworks.dpt.nhs.uk/parental-support-for-mental-health,

TALKWORKS for Sleep: A two-hour session to help people manage a range of sleep problems from waking in the night to struggling to fall asleep;Thursday 28th April 17.45pm, Monday 9th May 12:30pm, Wednesday 25th May 17:45, Wednesday 8th June 10am and Wednesday 22nd June 17:45pm.

 

Understanding, supporting and utilising impulsivity ft Harry Thompson

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 at 19:00pm

Understanding, supporting and utilising impulsivity ft Harry Thompson Tickets, Wed 4 May 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

 

Parent Autism Awareness programme

Attending the Autism awareness parent programme gives parents and carers an opportunity to develop their understanding of autism and look at practical solutions to managing and supporting presenting needs.

4 weekly ‘live online’ sessions (approx. 2hrs each) related to the following topic/themes:

No.

Topic

Programme 2

Programme 3

Programme 4

1

Autism overview

Wed 27 Apr     1-3 p.m

Fri 6 May      10a.m-12

Wed 22 Jun       9.30-11.30

2

Communication

Wed 4 May      1-3 p.m

Fri 13 May    10a.m-12

Wed 29 Jun       9.30-11.30

3

Understanding and supporting behaviour

Wed 11 May    1-3 p.m

 Fri 20 May    10a.m-12

Wed 6 Jul          9.30-11.30

4

Sensory

Wed 25 May    1-3 p.m

Fri 27 May    10a.m-12

Wed 13 Jul        9.30-11.30

Apply direct by email toLDP-LearnerSupport@babcockinternational.com

To secure a place on any of the above programmes, or express your interest for forthcoming programmes.

 

Parent Autism Topic based workshops – The Communication & Interaction Team (Babcock LDP)

These are topic based workshops, and available for parents/carers to choose from based on the priority needs for their child/young person and desired knowledge and further understanding in these topic areas:

Date

Time

Topic

Trainer

Mon 16 May

12.30-2.30

Autism – Communication (verbal – support strategies)

Laura O’Shea

Tues 24 May

9.30-11.30

Autism – Managing stress + anxiety

Alison Cann

Wed 15 Jun

9.30-11.30

Autism – Demand avoidance + PDA

Robert Good

Fri 8 Jul

9.30-11.30

Autism – Vulnerability + online safety

Paul Lamanna

Thurs 28 Jul

9.30-11.30

Autism – Sensory processing + integration

Kevin Jones

Apply direct by email toLDP-LearnerSupport@babcockinternational.com

 

NAS ‘Free’ parent autism training offer

Each course includes a 2 hour session at the same time each week, for 6 weeks in total. All of the training is online

EarlyBird, EarlyBird Plus and Teen Life parent sessions (autism.org.uk)

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Easter goodies

Easter is just around the corner so enjoy a little treat made with simple ingredients (but avoids the spoons of sugar) that are tastier than the ones you could buy in the aisles of the supermarkets!

This Holiday’s Top Tip

Easter can be very calorific with Easter eggs, hot cross buns, and these delicious Easter biscuits to name just a few goodies. Try to balance this out with more exercise such as arranging an active Easter egg hunt or escapes into the countryside for long walks searching for the Easter bunny’s burrow.

Click the links below to find out what’s on around Devon over the Easter holidays.

Devon With Kids

Free things to do in Devon

Easter biscuits

Here’s a tried and tested recipe from SR Nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 110g of unsalted butter or plant based spread (softened)
  • 200g of plain wholemeal flour (you can also use white and self raising too)
  • 1.5 tsp of ground mixed spice
  • 40-50mls apple juice or milk and 30g of caster sugar
  • 100g currants (sultanas also work well)

Method

  1. Lightly grease a large baking tray
  2. Add the butter to a bowl
  3. Add the flour and mixed spice and mix well with your fingers until it makes a breadcrumb texture
  4. Add the currants and then slowly add the juice – you just need enough to combine the whole mixture into a round dough
  5. Sprinkle extra flour on a flat, clean surface and roll the dough out until it’s around ½ a cm thick – (you can make it thicker than this which will make more of a softer texture) for the biscuits
  6. Roll a small handful of the mixture into a ball in your palms and flatten onto a baking tray OR use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuit shapes and place them on the baking tray.
  7. Bake for around 15-20 mins or until they are just very slightly browned at 200℃
  8. Leave to cool and then place on a wire tray
  9. Eat with the family and enjoy! Mmmm!

Don’t forget…

Easter can become very overwhelming with exciting foods and tasks to complete for adults and children. Attempt to plan what activity each family member would like to do over the holidays and also what goodie you’d all like to try.

Lots of rich foods can cause upset tummies and also constipation so drinking plenty of fluids is key. Aim to avoid overindulging and timing ‘treats’ after meals will help.

Have lots of fun!

Please send in any photos of your family testing out any of the recipes of email your tried and tested recipes into your child’s home learning email address, We love seeing our community having fun with food!

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