Another busy week of what educationalists are calling ‘blended learning’- a combination of supporting children with learning in the home environment and in school. Increasing numbers of eligible students are now accessing the school on a daily basis and it is a pleasure to see them, but we are still missing the rest of the community. Thank you for keeping staff up to date with what you are doing at home, we love to see your pictures and what you have been learning.
There are only three weeks left of the Summer Term, the strangest Summer Term of my teaching career and whilst it may not be ‘as normal’, we still intend to do what we can to mark the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Hopefully we will receive some guidance shortly on what is expected in Primary settings from September and once we have made plans, we will let you know how this will impact on your family. Please note that the school will not be open to children until September 7th 2020, as the start of the Autumn Term.
The deadline for registering interest in our free holiday summer school is lunchtime today. Registering interest does not commit you to a place but allows us to gauge the need and organise staffing accordingly. Further details on this will be sent out soon.
Rainbows have been used as a symbol of hope during lockdown. In the bible these were a sign from God to Noah and his family on the ark, following the floods which wiped out a whole civilisation. Whilst the Covid-19 hasn’t been as destructive as these biblical floods, we can hope that this period of devastation is coming to an end and we can start a journey to recovery. I have faith that as a school and community we can learn from this time of ‘blended learning’ and become stronger as a result.
Enjoy you weekend and look for rainbows,