22 May 2020, Comments: 0

I can’t believe we’ve made it to the end of another term! You’ve all been doing amazing things during your home learning and Mrs Finlinson and I have loved seeing them all. Parents, give yourself a huge pat on the back! It is not easy. I know some of you also have jobs to be getting on with, or other children to be supporting too, which just makes this whole thing even more difficult. I really appreciate your engagement and the support you have been giving your children.

Our theme this week has been ‘Under the Sea’. We’ve enjoyed two stories: Commotion in the Ocean and The Rainbow Fish. I’ve learnt lots of new facts about sea creatures, thanks to the children. For example I never knew lobsters have their teeth in their stomachs?! Or that sharks don’t have bones! I’ve also really loved the creativity in making some ‘Under the Sea’ themed crafts and pictures. See below for some examples. In phonics, our new words have been ‘little’ and ‘one’. In maths we have been thinking about patterns. Many of the children amazed me by making repeating patterns out of everyday household items and toys!

As you will be aware, the government aims to get Reception children back to school by June 1st. I want to let you know that there is no judgement at all from the school or from me personally over the decision you make about your child attending. Some of you will decide to send your children, some of you will decide not to and some of you unfortunately may not have the choice. For example – you may wish to keep your children home, but have to go to work. Or perhaps you wish to send your children to school, but there is someone shielding in your home that you are worried about. I don’t want any of you to feel bad about your personal decision or circumstances. This is a very strange time and you have to do what is right for your family. If we do return to school, Seesaw will still be active. Although, of course it will be in a heavily reduced way.

I hope you all enjoy a relaxing half term. Hopefully the sun still shines on!

Miss Sherwood.

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