We wish all parents and families a relaxing summer and a break away from home learning and the role of teacher that you have all had for the past four months. There is no real break for parents so we have put together some resources to help pass the time, keep you all active and mentally stimulated. For those pupils who have come in to 'Meet the Teacher'sessions they will all receive a wellbeing pack, there are spares in school reception. There are activities and ideas for all the family. Although the connections with school will lessen over the summer holidays, please keep up connections with friends and family even if is only virtual. We are fortunate to have such well-kept outdoor spaces in and around Canterbury and the local coast – so we hope that you get out as much as possible. The summer may fly by and soon it will be time to return to school, can you all please encourage your children to keep up good hygiene habits, particularly handwashing so that it is routine before we return.
We are also pleased to announce that in September we will have two trainee Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners; Gracie Barden and Danielle Goddard here supporting parents of our school. They have recorded a helpful presentation for parents on 'Managing children’s worries and returning to school after lockdown' – it is a worthy watch. (link will expire after two weeks). Stay safe this summer (Jo Sazant, Sally Millsted, Kym Amos and Emma Connolly - The Wellbeing team)
If you would like more work to support your child throughout the summer Oak National Academy has high quality online lessons which map to the national curriculum. This is a government supported online teaching school set up to help schools and parents in their online learning during the current situation. There are lots of lessons to choose from, if you click on your child’s year group it will give you the choice of subject and then the coverage in each subject area.
This will provide an opportunity for pupils to consolidate their learning prior to starting the new school year. Please can we ask that children stick to lessons for their school year or lower and do not go into content for the next academic year. Please find the link HERE.
White Rose Maths is excited to have produced a range of work booklets for parents and children to use over the summer holidays. Each block from the Autumn, Spring and Summer term has its own booklet and incorporates a mixture of fluency, reasoning and problem solving tasks to complete. You can find the answers on the last page of each booklet!