I hope you are all well and managing ok in this unusual time. It seems so sad to see the playground empty and not to hear the children around the school. Instead the place has been filled with bird song. We have missed our school family enormously and are so looking forward to meeting up again – soon!
Well this is the start of term 5. We have posted this week’s work on class pages through the website. This will be updated weekly. Some of you have asked for a paper copy which we have done and they can be collected from the school gate after Monday lunchtime each week.
We have tried hard not to make all the work internet based so that families where adults or older siblings are working from home are not in competition with the laptops and computers and so that pupils are not becoming screen fixed. Please ensure you balance the activities out so that there is making, creating, reading, talking, enjoying some physical fun as well as feeling glued to online activities. Please don’t feel it all has to be done – we know this must be very tricky for you all.
Some of you have sent work and photographs of what you have done so far. We would love to celebrate with a collection of these on our webpages so let us know if you give permission for these to be shared when you send us something.
School and Parent Contact
We would like to have a catch up with families and hope to be able to give you a ring every fortnight. As you can imagine trying to contact over 200 families with one telephone line might be a challenge so bear with us. It will only be a quick call to check you are all ok and to keep in touch. We will only ring one family so if you have more than one child in school please don’t expect a number of calls.
Bibles, Dodo and Ezra
I am sure you will be glad to know the school guinea pigs are doing well. Mrs Arrandale is looking after them – they send their love to you all.
I am sure you will join with me in wishing all the best for all our key workers who are keeping life going as best they can, especially our NHS families. We see many of these families regularly as they drop their children off to school in the mornings. They are doing a fantastic job and we pray that they will be kept safe and healthy.