I have been heartened by the many emails our teachers and I have received from you this week. In teaching it is not often that we get emails from parents that are positive but since we have been learning online we have had numerous messages from our community. Last week the parent community commented that they are getting into the swing of children learning from home, that home routines are better established, that they have a new understanding and appreciation for what a teacher does, that their children continue to surprise them with their creativity, their skills and their ability to adapt to new ways of learning. Parents are seeing that this new way of learning does not and indeed it should not replicate ‘school’.
Our Deputy Head of Primary, Ms Vimi, came across this great article, which is an easy read on the ‘Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching from Home’. It is an article coming out of the US but is relevant for parents everywhere.
This coming week is a shorter week. We have a holiday on Friday so we have adapted our plans; learning tasks uploaded on Monday will be for three days, not two. Not everything has to be completed in a hurry – children choosing their plan for work for the three days, with your guidance if required, would be a good goal to have for this week.
Funky Fun Day last week was very well received so we have planned to do this again this week with our ‘Thoughtful Thursday’ ideas which will be posted on Thursday morning.
Enjoy your 4 day week, stay safe and keep well.