I hope that you are well and have managed to enjoy the sunny weather over the past two weeks.
Following the Government announcement that the national lockdown will continue for the next three weeks, I thought I would touch base with you all regarding the school's plans for various areas.
Thank you for being supportive of your children’s home learning. We are very much aware that every family is different and that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to support children’s learning. I would stress that we fully appreciate how difficult home learning can be to manage, particularly if you are trying to work from home, and that there is not an expectation for children to complete all tasks set. We have, however, enjoyed seeing examples of work and activities that some of our children have been doing.
Please do keep referring to the school website for activity ideas which teachers are updating regularly. BBC bitesize has also changed today and parents may find this site very useful both in terms of structure but also the range of online videos and other resources. Lessons are organised into daily maths and English with one additional subject. Some year groups are already accessing the ‘Seesaw’ app to keep in touch with teachers and share work. Our intention is to expand its use across the school and we will share further information regarding this shortly.
Key Worker and Vulnerable Children:
Whilst the school is closed to most children we do still have a very small number of children attending. Teaching staff in school this week are:
Juniors – (Monday/Tuesday) Mr Banner and Mrs Lipsham
(Wednesday to Friday) Mrs Harvey and Mrs Bloss
Rec/infants – (Monday /Tuesday) Mrs Forsey, Mrs Crowe, Mrs White
(Wednesday to Friday) Mrs Jackson, Mrs Martin and Mrs Gould
In the meantime:
There have been a number of rumours regarding school reopening dates over the past week - we can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully (we are not provided with information in advance of the government’s daily news briefings), but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.