20th April 2020
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and welcome to our very first home learning summer term!
We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. We will continue to offer childcare in line with the local authority guidance. For everyone else we will continue to learn from home, using our school website.
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time. I also want to encourage you to keep up with daily routines that will help your children ‘get ready for learning’
It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, it is okay if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. We have included some lovely wellbeing activities on our website and we encourage you to help your child to ‘have a go ‘at these every day. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know. Teachers will be on hand to support you through email and on the phone.
Just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t keep learning together and have fun! Our whole school theme begins with a big question - How does your garden grow? We would love the children to let us know what they would like to learn about through our theme. Children can draw pictures, take photos or even a video of all the things you would like to learn.
Your children will have lots of activities they can get stuck into so keep a close eye on our school website. There is a video that will help you find out more about home learning on our website, follow this link https://www.claseprimaryschool.co.uk/how-does-your-garden-grow/. We have put 8 new learning grids on our school website. The children are familiar with these grids and have used them for home activities for a while so we decided to just adapt them a little to help everyone continue learning during the summer term. They include a range of things the children should do called ‘Red Hot Activities’ and some missions and challenges that your children may like to do. Your child’s class teacher will be in touch to help you find the right grid to use.
You may want to use the guide for parents and carers on the HWB – you won't need to login to access this. https://hwb.gov.wales/distance-learning/
We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work to their class teachers email address, which is available on the website, or post it on twitter. You may also like to use Class Dojo to contact your child’s class teacher. Some children in key stage 2 may like to use Microsoft Teams to ask questions and ‘chat’ to their class teacher. Teachers will be available from 9 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. every day of the week.
Every Friday class teachers will be celebrating our learning stars in ‘Seren y wythnos’. We will also be celebrating our Polite Pupil of the Week so don’t forget to tell us about how your child has been helping around the house.
We can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school, but I want to assure you all that we will continue to do our very best to keep your child learning and our school community supported and connected.