I hope you all enjoyed the half term break. Well done to all those who got back to Tapestry, Seesaw and the year group blogs yesterday, ready for another week of learning at home. I’m delighted so many have engaged with the Zoom video calls teachers have set up so far. More will be happening soon. Keep an eye out for emails with more information.
Thank you for watching and responding to the latest assembly video. We should get another one to you this week so get thinking about your nominations for this week’s awards and post a comment below by lunchtime on Thursday.
As Poplar class pupils and their families already know, Mrs Archer gave her notice before the school closure and last week was her last week with Lawford Mead. Mrs Archer has been with Lawford Mead for a long time (she was an LSA at the old junior school before), so it’s the end of an era! She will be missed and we wish her and her family the very best.
Of course it’s extra sad to say goodbye when we can’t actually SEE Mrs Archer to say goodbye right now due to the school closure and lockdown. But she has promised to come and visit us all once we have reopened so we can say goodbye properly.
For now you can leave a comment below to say goodbye to Mrs Archer, thank her for her service to the school and community and to send your best wishes.
Another week of learning at home means another chance to nominate learners for an assembly video award. Remember, as well as the Head of School Award for showing our school values in learning, we also have…
The Jackie Johnson Award (for being polite and showing good manners)
The Tidy Friday Award (for helping to keep the house clean and tidy during the week)
The Sports Personality of the Week Award (for showing our values through PE, sport and exercise).
Leave a comment below this blog post to nominate. We’ll text you when the new assembly video is online this Friday.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check you email inbox for an email sent out on Monday this week, pointing you towards additional home learning resources. But teachers are still updating the year group blogs everyday and on each blog you’ll find weekly links to downloadable Word documents that include a lot of the blog content. Here are recent posts that explain how to use Seesaw in Years 1 to 6 to show teachers the learning going on at home. Reception teachers will see families on Tapestry!
Thank you to everyone who visited the blog last week and nominated children for an assembly award. Well done to all the children. I hope you all enjoyed the latest video. I plan to get another video up on the site this Friday so do leave a comment below with your new nominations by Thursday lunchtime at the latest.
Please don’t feel you can’t nominate your child again just because they already received a ‘shout out’ the previous week. We will always try to mention as many children as possible and if a nomination comes through too late for that week’s video, we’ll try to carry it over to the following week. I know you adults at home are working very hard to support children with their learning so I’m thinking you deserve the occasional nomination yourself! Feel free to subtly suggest to your children that they nominate you, especially for the Tidy Friday award if you want to make that one a little competitive!
Please just use first names and the first initial of surnames for children and for yourselves in the comments. You can mention the class or year group too.
LEARNING AT HOME
Teachers continue to update the blogs on a daily basis and they are now starting to include the blog content as a downloadable Word document or PDF in case that is helpful for families. Visit the blogs to find these files.
If your child is in Reception look out for Tapestry emails.
You can also find Knowledge Organisers and related home learning ideas (many of which can still be attempted during the lockdown) for the new Year 1-6 topics here.
The BBC have also launched new Bitesize home learning resources today which you may want to explore.
We hope to get another assembly video up on this website on Friday. Thank you for the kind comments about the last one. Please start commenting below this blog post with your new nominations! Preferably by this Thursday lunchtime please. You can nominate children for their behaviour and attitudes during the Easter break, not just this week. A reminder of the awards: