As I can't be with all of you today - we are starting our virtual Hot Chocolate Friday. Send your messages and nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org for next week!
An important message to parents: Welcome to our distance learning pages which have been set up to support children and parents during school closure. We will be posting some activity ideas that you can use, if you wish. Learning can take many different forms and doesn't need to be paper based activities; as an 'ideal' learning would include:
A bit of reading everyday
Some independent writing now and then (this could be keeping a diary, making a comic strip or for older children an independent project on something they are interested in)
Practical hands on maths (cooking or using apps like Times Tables Rockstars)
Some fine motor skills work (lego, cutting, playdough)
Physical exercise everyday
Some art or music every so often
If your children are younger, lots of opportunities for free, imaginative play
We understand that many of you will be trying to work from home and may not be able to support your child with learning; please do not stress or feel guilty about this. What is important to us is that your children are safe and you are supporting them during this difficult time.
A great resource from ELSA to help children understand why school is closed.