Another week has flown by, but I do believe the mornings are beginning to lighten that little bit earlier, so the doom and gloom of January is starting to lift.
To try and help everyone in our school community feel connected, I thought it would be useful to provide a further update this week.
The school based children have adjusted well to their smaller groups and having the classroom used as a recording studio! The engagement with our home based learning from all the children and parents continues to be incredibly high. The Teachers enjoy receiving regular correspondence from parents and the children’s Maths and English work for feedback. Feedback is most effective if the work is sent in every or alternate days, so the comments are relevant and provide the child’s next steps ready for their next piece of learning.
Next week, to help increase some social interaction for all the children, the Teachers are going to arrange a Teams meeting with the children. Your child will be invited to join a session with their class Teacher and a group of their classmates to enjoy some well-being and social interaction activities. The Teachers will contact the home based families on Dojo or Tapestry to arrange a time and to confirm the email address you wish them to send the invite. To help these sessions run smoothly we have added some guidelines, based on the DfE framework, for taking part in the Teams meetings and would appreciate if you discuss the relevant points with your child before their meeting.
Parental Guide to using Teams with children:
We look forward to seeing all the children on Teams next week.
Despite all the current limitations, I hope you have a pleasant weekend – a long walk and puddle jumping is on the agenda for my family!