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    Back on topic

    School is setting a couple of homeworks via email every day and then that's it!
    Its getting harder to motivate the youngest to do any schoolwork, fortunately Y6 are returning to school on the 1st of June to a very different school experience.
    Small classes and social distancing in place, it shall give him some closure from primary school as he leaves for the high school.
    He's been out with the dog when he's not on his PS4..
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    Also helping his dad make a crazy pacing patio..
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    I reckon the dog was impressed

    The eldest is still keeping up with his homework because he has exams next year that will affect the rest of his life.
    Apparently pupils who left this year were given GCSE grades rated on their previous grades,good for some...

    The middle child has been very busy interior designing the house and her room, took her out yesterday and let her have fun jet washing the car.
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    Petrol is less than a a litre,top left of pic!

    I've been keeping my sanity with a decent bike ride every other day..
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    Before all this lockdown malarkey, I was working all the time and lucky to see my children for an hour a day.
    The house was in bits, my cycling regime had disappeared, the dog rarely got walked.

    Now it's all good and the planet is getting a break from the polluting people.

    Keep up the good work parents.

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    Good stuff Chitty. You are a breath of fresh air versus these stuffy, miserable locked down in the Sandpit fuckers, griping online all day, with one eye on Lockdown on Cam 006 or stuck next to a pool with no heater or Birkenstocks in NZud.

    Ive been enjoying my daughters online lessons. Its been an eye opener to what level she is at and nice helping her out in real time and perving at her teacher. The rest of the day is spent whiling away the hours in the pool, reading stories,walking dogs and can now go out on the bikes
    Been progressing well with my weight training, Although I need to be supervised now and realise theres not one more rep left in me.

    Keep on keeping on bro.

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    Checkmated without a piece being taken.
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    Seeing as though there's been naff all help coming from the school, I've put my daughter on the payroll earning 10 an hour teaching my youngest maths,English and various course work.
    She's going really well at motivating the youngest!

    Just as well because the school opening dates keep getting pushed back..

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    JK Rowling has surprised fans with the announcement of a brand new children's book, which she is publishing in daily instalments on her website for free.

    The Ickabog is her first children's story not to be linked to Harry Potter. She wrote it over a decade ago for her own children and has now dusted it off.

    It's for "children on lockdown, or even those back at school during these strange, unsettling times", she said.

    She had previously referred to it only as an unnamed "political fairytale".

    Chapters of The Ickabog are being published daily until 10 July on The Ickabog website .

    The first two chapters, which went online on Tuesday, introduced King Fred the Fearless, ruler of Cornucopia, and five-year-old Bert Beamish.

    Readers also learned about the myth of a fearsome monster called The Ickabog, which is "said to eat children and sheep".

    The author said she originally intended to release the story after the seventh and final Harry Potter novel came out in 2007.

    But she decided to take a break from publishing, and put the manuscript in her attic.

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    "Over time I came to think of it as a story that belonged to my two younger children, because I'd read it to them in the evenings when they were little, which has always been a happy family memory," she wrote on her website .

    A few weeks ago, she suggested to her children that she might retrieve it from her loft.

    "My now teenagers were touchingly enthusiastic, so downstairs came the very dusty box, and for the last few weeks I've been immersed in a fictional world I thought I'd never enter again.

    "As I worked to finish the book, I started reading chapters nightly to the family again.

    "This was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my writing life, as The Ickabog's first two readers told me what they remember from when they were tiny, and demanded the reinstatement of bits they'd particularly liked (I obeyed)."


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    It was written to be read aloud, but is suitable to be read alone by children between seven and nine, she said.

    It will be published as an actual book in English in November, with all author royalties going "to help groups who've been particularly impacted by the pandemic".

    Illustration competition
    She has also asked young readers to draw their own illustrations, with the best pictures to be included in the published books.

    "I want to see imaginations run wild!" she wrote. "Creativity, inventiveness and effort are the most important things: we aren't necessarily looking for the most technical skill!"

    The story is about truth and the abuse of power, Rowling explained.

    "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."

    Fairytale life?
    It was in a 2007 interview with Time Magazine that she first said she was writing a "political fairytale". She later revealed she had written the text on her fancy dress outfit for her 50th birthday in 2015 - when she went as a lost manuscript.

    Tuesday's announcement is confirmation she was referring to The Ickabog.

    A theme of inequality is clear from the story's first chapter.

    Most of Cornucopia was a "magically rich land" with happy people and fine, abundant food, readers are told.

    But in the northern tip lived the Marshlanders, who scraped by on meagre resources. They had "rough voices, which the other Cornucopians imitated", and were the butt of jokes about "their manners and their simplicity".

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    Follow us on Facebook , or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts . If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk .

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    Kids are back in school on Monday, part time so only half the class in at one time. Getting them to keep to social distancing rules is gonna be a nightmare.

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    The whole situation is a nightmare for children and parents.

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    Dug out a few old Beano and Dandy annuals to keep the youngest entertained at bed time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Dug out a few old Beano and Dandy annuals to keep the youngest entertained at bed time...
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    Brilliant stuff. Takes me back to the good old days of waking up on a Saturday, getting them delivered by the paperboy at my gran's and then going out playing and watching football for the rest of the day.

    1. The Beano
    2. The Dandy
    3. The Beezer

    In that order.

    Shame you haven't got any old copies of Shoot!, Roy of the Rovers and Match lying about.

    A new page has been added to the British Council kids website with a few extra ideas you may not have tried yet:

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    McDonalds is open!
    Zoos and Safari parks are opening.!!
    FFS even Primark is opening on Monday!!!

    But schools....NO!!!!!

    Here's a bubble in a bubble Boris...
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    Had the youngest out doing some gardening and earning some pocket money so he can pay back the money he siphoned out of my account to pay for playstation V bucks...
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    No school till September for him thats 6 months!!!

    Flaming lockdown and school.

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    It's been a hell of a long 6 months, but finally they're going back to school tomorrow with face masks and loads of social distancing measures put in place.

    I thought I'd finish this thread with a positive, my youngest showed me his replica of the International space station that he's been secretly constructing on Minecraft...

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    CCC

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    Good work, CCC. You deserve the back to school break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Good work, CCC. You deserve the back to school break!
    Thanks, I'm looking forward to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Dug out a few old Beano and Dandy annuals to keep the youngest entertained at bed time...
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    Brilliant, I had probably all of those but they usually disappeared during or after being passed to the rest of the street.

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