I hope you are well. We miss the children and hope they are all doing well. We would love to hear from them.
As I wrote to you last Thursday, we have been developing a new corner of the website to communicate with you during these closures.
We are learning every day and so it is changing daily.
The last two weeks were a chance for everyone to take a breath and get used to being at home. We set some suggested activities for families during those weeks. If you engaged with them, great. If you didn't and took the time to just get used to the new normal, that is fine too.
While school closures have only been announced as far as 19th April, we do expect to be closed for longer. Therefore, we are using the coming week to try out a few things. Later in the week, we will send you a survey to get your feedback on how this works for you and on some ideas we have for developing our approach further.
We will use your responses to help us decide how to organise learning after the spring break.
This is a very stressful time for all and we encourage you not to let schoolwork add to any stress. Only do what fits for your family. If you have other stresses going on for your family, please remember that the absence of stress is more important than getting through academic work. If they read a few pages of a book, are active each day and do one learning activity from the class page, that's fine. Children learn through play and they find emotional regulation in play so simple childsplay is great!
Suggested tasks for Monday are set out on each class page. The rest of the week will be uploaded tomorrow.
I have left some messages for the children here. The teachers have left messages on the class pages which we hope the children watch and find comfort in.
Wishing you and your children a happy, healthy and stress-free week,
All the best,