Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome back to the Summer term of (home) school. I hope that you are all fit and well and that you have had a wonderful Easter break. Each and every one of you have been in our thoughts over the last few weeks and we look forward to such times that we can all safely return to school.
We recognise that it can be a challenge juggling children’s education and working from home so we have tried to structure this term’s activities in a way that allows some flexibility. A range of activities will be available on the class pages of the school website on a weekly basis (unless learning packs are to be continued) https://www.eldersfieldlawn.worcs.sch.uk/class-pages/. If you find that having more of a formal structure to lessons at home works better for you, daily lessons are available through the government funded learning portal, Oak National Academy. These resources can be found at https://www.thenational.academy/. BBC Bitesize will also be uploading three twenty minute lessons a day for each year group. These can be very useful to consolidate learning or revise areas of the curriculum and can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons.
We understand how difficult it must be for the children to not see their friends in person anymore. With this in mind, we have decided to set up a weekly challenge. We ask that you email any photos through to email@example.com so that I can upload them to the gallery section of the school website. This will enable children to see what each other are doing at home. If you have passed by school recently, you may have noticed the chalk murals on the playground and the large rainbow in the window of the school hall. These have been produced by the children of key workers, for whom the school has remained open and have been produced to thank the NHS. For this weeks’ challenge, we would like to you to send us photos of how you have decorated your house to thank the NHS. All pictures will be shared on the school website unless otherwise requested.
Worcestershire have updated their ‘here to help’ section and it now contains a significant amount of useful information for families. This can be accesses at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help.
As a school we also have access to a fantastic resource that supports wellbeing of both children and adults. The programme follows a daily video and is well worth making part of your day if either you or our child is feeling anxious about the current situation. https://www.zumos.co.uk/wellbeing.aspx
I have arranged for those of you in receipt of free school meals to be sent vouchers by email. These should have arrived from a company called Edenred so please keep an eye out. If you think that you should be entitled to vouchers, but have not received any, please contact me by email so I can look into this for you.
Please continue to look after yourselves and your families and stay safe.