Hello All and welcome back -ish after the Easter break. I hope that in spite of all the restrictions and anxieties you have been able to have some quality family time.
The first and most important message I have is that whilst we are back to setting ideas for home learning for you and your children, these are not compulsory! Each parent and child is different and what might be working for some may not work for others. Your child's (and your) mental health and well being are first and foremost and if what you need to do is play in the garden and do some colouring whist watching TV that is fine. No child or parent should feel pressured into being sat at a table trying to do some long multiplication! The flip side of this is that some children really need the routine of sitting down to work and having their days mapped out for them and for these children we are putting work online. Some are completing it and sending it back to us online and some are doing it their own way.
It is important that you do what is right for you and your family and do not compare what you are doing with what other families are doing. We are all dealing with the situation in the best way we can. When we get your children back we will do what we always do....look at the individual and meet their needs to the very best of our ability.
So please, try and enjoy the time with your children and do what is right for you and them!
The next message is that IF you are in a position to do some work, we have loads of ideas to help you fill the time. If you are still struggling with getting the tech up and running, please get in touch with the following staff for advice
RM Easimaths - email@example.com
Purple Mash - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hwb - email@example.com
Googleclassrooms and Flipgrid - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be updating you via Twitter and email and of course via the blog on the website so please check back as and when you can. We will also still be running the regular routine of the school with our Learning Powers on a Monday, our Phrase of the Week and our Headteacher and Seren yr Wythnos awards. Hopefully these will help your children feel still connected to us.
And our final message is that Julie Reece is available for you for Family Support during normal school hours. She can be reached by email email@example.com or by direct message on Twitter.
I hope you are taking some time to enjoy the sunshine.
Keep Well and Stay Safe
Mr Cass, Headteacher