New folders available Wednesday 22nd April 12.30-4.00pm
Just to let you know that we have compiled a second home learning folder for our super and much missed children. Please keep hold of your original pack as there are still pieces within it that we will complete or that you may like to have as 'stand by' activities.
In these uncertain times, we are aiming to maintain the children's learning as best we can so that we feel we are doing our best in terms of the opportunities we provide. That's why we are providing online activities but also providing worksheets to compliment information we put on through PowerPoints, videos etc...Hopefully we can strike a balance between too much pressure on a laptop in families where you have more than one child to cater for (as well as yourselves) and not death by a thousand worksheets! All of the sheets in your new pack will gradually be needed; we will refer to them in our coming lessons. Don't think this is something you need to start doing independently!
Just to emphasise that we know our current situation puts a heavy weight onto families and so we do not want you to be feeling overwhelmed and struggling to do everything. Do what you can but keep it manageable. Pick and choose where you need to and don't feel guilty if you do a shared family game or activity instead. We have loved seeing your photos on the blog and by email of some of the activities you are doing; from lego Easter scenes, to garden sports activities, scrabble and outdoor painting. These are all precious learning and emotional and physical wll being boosters so do keep them up!
It was our original intention to invite you to change the children's reading books, but given our priority is to keep everyone safe, it wouldn't be the right thing to do.
The Oxford Owl website (the one we linked the reading activity from this week) is therefore a godsend as it has made available lots of e books to read. You can choose your child's book level or reading level and still progress through a range of books; including the Oxford Reading Tree scheme that we predominantly use in school.
I am in school today and so will put the packs outside of the school office on labelled class and year group tables between 12.30pm and 4.00pm Each child's pack will be named and so I hope picking them up should be fairly straight forward. If you are unable to pick up your pack today we will make them available again in the coming days.
Finally, many thanks for your ongoing support. This is not how we ever envisaged this year as developing, but we will all pull together and do our very best to keep our much loved children learning, but most importantly happy, healthy and safe.
With our love and best wishes,
Mrs Davies and Mrs Rogers x