Headteacher blog 27th November 2020
It has been sad to have almost empty classrooms in Foundation Stage this week following last week’s positive case, and we are looking forward to having all our children back by the middle of next week. Our teachers have been doing lots of Google Meet phonics, maths and story sessions and have kept in touch with just about everybody. Remote teaching and learning is obviously a very significant challenge for these youngest children and I would like to thank staff, parents, carers and the children for their efforts with this. Thank you also to all those staff that delivered packs home last Friday and over the weekend – often in their own time.
We have got some very positive feedback about our attempts to continue to engage with Early Years families when their ‘bubble’ had burst:
When the little ones return next week we are going to change things a little to limit the size of their bubble and reduce the risk of so many children being sent home in one go should this happen again. Sadly, the children will have less access to their shared outdoor area, and won’t mix with their peers, but they will still have outdoors time every day and an otherwise rich curriculum.