Welcome back to ‘school’ as we now know it and well done to all of you for getting back into the routine of home schooling. Once again, it has been great to see all the lovely work on the class emails as well as the amazing creative and fun activities that you have been getting up to while we enjoy this glorious weather.
The teachers have really enjoyed speaking to you all again this week. If you have not received a phone call just yet then your teacher will pick them up again on Monday. The Zoom class meetings have been great fun and it has been so lovely to ‘see’ everyone and have a chat. If your class has not had one yet, you should be getting an email soon. We will be continuing with the phone calls on a fortnightly basis and will attempt another class Zoom this half term. Please be patient with this as some of our staff are juggling just as you are with working from home and home schooling or looking after very young children – sometimes it can be difficult to find a window of calm time in a day.
A recommendation from a parent – a lovely time capsule idea you might want to try. Follow the link below or find it on our website on the latest news page.
We have been gathering feedback about the home learning through phone calls and emails. Generally, the feedback has been very positive and you have appreciated the ‘daily dollop’ of learning. We are trying hard to make the learning appropriate for our children and the daily updates allow us to respond to feedback and adapt the work as necessary. As I have said before, please just do what you can. Some parents are home schooling in the mornings, some are doing 3 days a week, some are working a couple of days behind, some are picking one or two activities and supplementing them with that their children enjoy. Everyone is different and you will need to work around your personal circumstances. A little bit of regular learning and lots of reading will keep the children engaged and ready to come back to school.
These are very tricky times and it all just feels strange. School is very quiet and we have between 20 – 30 children in every day to support our keyworker families. Thank you to the staff who have been amazing as usual. Keep looking at the website for more videos and updates – we will try to keep them coming!
Take care everyone. Look after yourselves and each other. We are thinking of you.