How not to go to school
While on Twitter I found this amazing teacher who had written a story. He wrote the story to help the kids in his class come to terms with school shutdown. Since then, it’s been read by thousands of families all around the world. Now, he has teamed up with incredible illustrator, Rebecca Sampson, to create this marvellous free storybook!
Parsley Mimblewood is a home-schooled kid who sees herself as something of an expert on “How to NOT go to School”. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animals and 7 imaginary friends. Each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up.
Gilly has done an audio version of the story!
We still have a number of families who have not accessed our online learning through Seesaw. For anyone who this is the case for staff are getting in contact to ensure you are all safe and well and to try and support you in getting access as the resources provided will make home learning far easier.
Please do encourage children to do the home learning set by our teachers. Each day a number of resources are uploaded onto Seesaw, Twitter and the blog. These activities have been planned to meet the children’s needs and it isn’t a pick and choose option, all of the activities should be completed.
As said previously these tasks are a review of previous learning so if your child says “I can’t do it” please encourage them to give it a good go. Teachers are marking work and are available to contact through see saw if there are any issues. These activities can be spread throughout the day or done in one bulk which shouldn’t take long.
Alongside this learning it is important to be spending time together, building relationships, enjoying shared activities and reassuring children, as opposed to replicating the school timetable.
If you need support to get online please do let us know.
Tales from the shed
Lots of children and families are enjoying Gilly's tales from the shed and this week children have been busy creating their own spider webs!
Don’t forget to watch out for other tales from the shed!
Bake with us Live
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our live baking session on Thursday. Mrs Harris and I really enjoyed it and Mrs Harris has promised she will do one in 2 weeks so please let us know what you would like us to bake! Here are some photos of the buns you made!
Another great week of learning on Seesaw. You have completed lots of activities and your work has been brilliant to mark. I love how you are all improving in your learning and trying really hard to complete it. Some of the learning is tricky but you are all showing lots of perseverance and resilience. Keep up the good work. I am still your teacher and am here to help and support you. 😊
Here is a special thank you to all parents and carers for supporting your child’s learning at home. It’s not always easy but you are all doing an amazing job and I am so proud of you all. If you need any support, please get in touch. 😊 Mrs Wellings
We have also had an author retweet one of our Year 6 learners writing! Please have a read and let us know what you think!