Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 3rd April 2020 – Spring 12

 

School reopened again this week for children of key workers and those identified as vulnerable according to the government. I must say that a school with just handful of children certainly has a different feel to it! The staff have been amazing this week setting work on line, talking to parents on the phone or via email exchange or dropping packs of work to families who have limited or restricted access to the internet.  It is vital in these very uncertain times that we stay in regular contact. Mrs Taylor and myself have made a large number of phone calls to families to make sure they are safe and well too. We will continue to do this on a regular basis for you. It was great to see so many people out on their local streets clapping and in some cases singing in support of the NHS and key workers last night. Please continue to show your appreciation every week by joining your neighbours for the communal clap but remember to adhere to the strict social distancing rules.
Today would have been the end of term and whilst the children are not here to say goodbye to I want to wish you all a safe and happy Easter. Please take care of one another and stay safe.

 

 

The word of the week is – SHACKBAGGERLY – An adjective describing anything left “in a loose, disorderly manner.”

 

 

PARENT AND CARER SUPPORT – The school website has a number of links to support families in a variety of different ways. We have added a new page under the PARENT TAB called PARENT AND CARER SUPPORT. You will find a list of agencies you can access should you require them. It will be added to over the coming weeks with more information and suggestions about how we can support one another as families during these very unprecedented times. We also have a links page to educational resources which you can access at any time  too. Please make good use of them.
https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/parent-and-carer-support/

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/learning-links/

 

 

THE CHILDREN’S WORK –  It has been fantastic to see so many of you sending in your child’s work to their class teacher on a regular basis. We are all very aware how much of a strain you are all under at the moment and appreciate the efforts you are all going to in establishing routines for your child. Please keep this going and if there is anything we can do as a school to support you please email or call the school office at any time. Here are some examples of the children’s work:

 

 

 

 

 

HOME TIMETABLE – If you are struggling to establish a routine for your child at home we have put together a timetable for you to follow should you require one. We hope that it is some use to you all. Click on the link for further details.

homeschool timetable 30 March

 

 

TUNES FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MYdr8Fkah0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcvcaOtWP8A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMGwZKgikws

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPwcBKRfSU

 

HAVE A LOVELY EASTER AND STAY SAFE AND WELL! PLEASE REMEMBER TO STAY INDOORS AND FOLLOW ALL GUIDANCE