This week saw school open to selected year groups and the week was very positive and much more pleasant than I was worried it would be. I am hoping that we will be able to see many more of you before too long. I am thinking of you all and hoping that you are all happy and well during these strange times.
Have a lovely week!
Please continue to read as much as possible at home with your children. This will have the greatest impact on your children whenever it ends up they are able to return to school.
Reading to your children is amazing and anything they can read to you will be hugely valuable.
This week in school we talked a lot about friendship and how many of us are missing our friends.
We read the book - 'The Bear and the Piano' by David Lichfield which talks about friendship and how, even when things around us change and become so different, friendships can endure and grow and change. I felt that this message was very powerful given that so many of us have been unable to see our friends for a very long time.
At school we have made a memory tree in forest school by drawing memories of our best friends to show them that we have been thinking about them even though we haven't been able to see them.
We would love it if you could think about your best friends this week and create some drawings/collages of some of your favourite friendship memories. When you come back to school, we will be able to add these to our memory tree and celebrate our friendships together.
I have also added a template for a friendship acrostic poem. Can you try and think about what friendship means to you and try to write a word/sentence for each letter of the word friendship.
It has been lovely reminiscing about our friends this week and I hope you enjoy the opportunity to do the same.