Well, we don’t see weather like this too often do we?! Our Zooms are still happening today and the remote learning content is all on the blogs and Tapestry for you. BUT, please do make the most of the snow! Some of our younger pupils will barely remember seeing snow like this in their lifetime! Playing in the snow can inspire some great writing and art too!
Remember that this Friday is our‘Digital Detox Day’ so we plan to get the assembly video out on Thursday so you don’t have to be on screens on Friday. Find out more about DDD in recent newsletters.
That does mean you need to get your nominations for assembly video award shout outs into the comments below by WEDNESDAY afternoon this week!
p.s. We’d love to see your best snowmen and snow angels on Seesaw and Tapestry!
If your child is showing our school values at home this week then why not leave a comment below to nominate a them for an assembly award. They will then get a mention in the assembly video this Friday!
The Head of School award is for showing one of our school values (PASSION, INTEGRITY, RESPECT, ASPIRATION or RESILIENCE) when learning at home.
The Reader of the Week and Writer of the Week awards are for showing our values in your reading or writing.
The Sports Personality of the Week award is for showing our values in PE, sport and exercise.
The Jackie Johnson Award is for good manners as well as kindness, eating healthily and helping out around the house.
I am very sad and sorry that we can’t all be in school together to start 2021. You worked so hard in the Autumn term and showed our school values throughout. I know many of us will be feeling frustrated, but we all need to take care, be safe and look after each other. Being back in school together when the time comes is something we can all look forward to.
Until we are all back together, the teachers are going to be working very hard to provide the best learning activities for you to complete at home. It is very important you keep learning. Teachers in Reception and Nursery will use Tapestry to communicate with adults about learning activities. Teachers in Years 1 to 6 will use the year group blogs. Please ask your adults at home to help you use Seesaw (or Tapestry for Reception and Nursery) to share your learning with teachers. There will also be an opportunity to see teachers and your friends on Zoom each day.
I will get back to doing my weekly assembly videos. You can ask your adults to nominate you for an assembly award! Adults just need to leave a comment below my blog post each week (including this one, see below!) to say which award they think you deserve and why. I will try to mention all our nominees in each assembly video and there are no limits to how many times you can be nominated and given a ‘shout out’!
The awards are:
A Head of School award for showing our school values of PASSION, INTEGRITY, RESPECT, ASPIRATION or RESILIENCE when learning at home.
A Reader or Writer of the Week award for showing the values in your reading or writing.
A Sports Personality of the Week award for showing the values in PE, sport and exercise.
A Jackie Johnson Award for good manners, kindness and helping out around the house.
Can you prove to your adults that you deserve an award nomination each week? The assembly videos will be posted on the website on Friday afternoons. I can’t wait to hear about what you are achieving and how proud you are making everyone at home.
P.S. Adults, please use your child’s first name only, along with their year group or class name, when nominating in the comments section. Thank you. Get your nominations in by Thursday lunchtime each week.
I haven’t used this blog much this term as I know you are all busy keeping up to date with the relevant year group blogs, Tapestry in Early Years, the weekly newsletters and the emails you receive from the school.
I’ll take another opportunity here though to wish all our families and the whole school community a very Merry Christmas.
We look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 5th January 2021. Keep an eye out for an email about the remote learning day on January 4th.