This week, we welcomed back many pupils and it was fantastic to see smiles on the faces of pupils, parents and staff. The hard work of all staff to prepare a safe, happy environment, combined the the cooperation of parents and pupils meant that the week was problem-free.
In class (and at home) children worked on some basic skills, ‘Come and See’ and Wellbeing activities. In between the showers, we also spent time playing and exercising outdoors.
Every morning we held assembly on Teams with each class once again able to say ‘We are here to Grow in Love together’.
We also tried to connect school and home learning. (This is what WG are calling ‘blended learning’) Staff are becoming increasingly adept at using the available hardware and software to maximise learning provision in both settings. In some classes children at home joined in school story time, teachers taught groups at home on Teams and made short videos to teach essential skills. This sort of provision will be refined and developed over the coming weeks, possibly months. We will be trying hard to increase the quality and quantity of learning experiences particularly for those children unable to come to school.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to such a great week. It has been emotional. Hopefully, we will see you all (either in person or on the screen) next week.