Our weeks 1.5.20 - 15.5.20

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

I hope this finds you and your family well. As I am sure, you appreciate we have been working incredibly hard as a school in trying to support and serve our community. We have worked to continue to provide the appropriate resources for remote learning, making the regular calls to children and also now preparing for the possibility of a June 1st opening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

 

Im sure you have seen considerable conjecture in the press about how and when school will open. The guidelines from the government have been issued, and we are busily preparing an appropriate safety support plan that focuses on ensuring we are taking the best possible care of children, staff and the wider community. A more detailed letter will follow with and accompanying survey to help us further understand how many children we will be looking after. 

 

We will be following the DfE guidance and our central network as well as the local borough has provided additional guidance that we believe will allow us to undertake the safest opening possible. In addition to this, we have researched and compared the efforts of schools in other countries and believe we have a plan and set of procedures that will keep us all safe.

 

REMOTE LEARNING ACHIEVERS OF THE WEEK 

 

Reception:

Brave (Fiennes) - Luca who is working incredibly hard on his Home Learning with his mum, but is also trying to eat a range of new and health foods each day.

Honest (Fiennes) - Shriya whose mother is able to adapt her Home Learning routine because Shriya is honest about how she feels about engaging in activities each day.

Respectful (Tenzing) - Ayanssh for asking how I am and how my family are.

Resilient (Tenzing) - Felicia for working hard with her home learning but also helping her dad whilst he is working from home

Aim High (Polo) - Hazel for showing amazing home learning and working hard to improve her Maths and writing skills. (edited) 

 

YEAR 1

Brave: Assam - by persevering through his story writing even if he finds this challenging.

Honest: Amrit - by saying he misses school, his friends, teacher, and wishes to come back to school.

Aim high: Parth - for creating his scales out of a coat hanger, string and cups to investigate weighing objects at home.

Be resilient: Natalia - for overcoming obstacles and not giving up even when she misses being at school with her friends.

Respectful: Navya - for always being polite and friendly during phone calls

 

YEAR 2:

Brave (Dahl) - Vaani for being brave in challenging herself to attempt all her extensive tasks

Resilient (Bloom) - Norah for overcoming challenges when completing her maths work

Aim high (Bloom) - Yusef for researching interesting facts for his science learning and always being enthusiastic to share them with his teacher

Honesty (Zephaniah) - Sarah for being honest about the fact that she sometimes finds it hard learning at home and wishes she could go back to school

Respect (Zephaniah) - Layla for her impeccable manners on calls and always enquiring about how her teacher is getting on in lockdown!

 

YEAR 3:

Resilient: Maximillion (Curie) - Finding ways to cope with new routines

Aiming high: Samuel (Curie) - Working really hard and persevering with his home learning

Brave: Noah (Brunel) - For Persevering with his writing on purple mash even when he finds it difficult

Respectful: Oliver (Brunel) - For helping homeless people who are struggling to get food

Honest: Samir (Wright) - Asking the teacher for support with his work when he is finding it a little tricky

 

YEAR 4:

Aim High - Berfin for producing excellent history and science write-ups this week

Resilient - Vihaan for conducting a science experiment at home and not let school being closed stop him

Brave - Luis for being bold and excelling in his new school routine

Honesty - Alexia for being honest about her home learning and talking to her teacher about her next steps

Respect - Isaac for speaking to a teacher on the phone exactly how he would at school

 

YEAR 5:

Honest- Antonis - Pankhurst for asking for help with specific things on the phone, so he doesn't fall behind in his learning.Jonathan - brave - Pankhurst - for sharing photos of his brilliant artwork as well as his reading, writing and maths.

Resilient - Kade persevering with learning about improper fractions and feeling proud of his achievements.

Respectful - Chevena - using fantastic manners on the phone with her teaching and asking about their teacher's wellbeing

Aim high - Shakira - for her science poster on sinking and floatingYEAR 6:

Brave - Kaira - being unafraid to ask for help with her workbook on the phone when she didn't quite understand something.

Honest - Rion - for being honest about having forgotten how to turn fractions into decimals, and taking the initiative to revise how to do it on his own so that he could complete his workbook

Respect - Avani, using her cooking time to make a chocolate cake for her dads birthday.

Resilient - Tanay for not only working hard on his school work but also helping his mum around the house including lots of cooking and baking

Aim High - Sabirah - for challenging herself by reading the Lord of The Rings and learning French independently.

 

YEAR 6:

Brave - Kaira - being brave to ask for help with her workbook on the phone when she didn't quite understand something

Honest - Rion - for being honest about having forgotten how to turn fractions into decimals, and taking the initiative to revise how to do it on his own so that he could complete his workbook

Respect - Avani, using her cooking time to make a chocolate cake for her dads birthday

Resilient - Tanay for not only working really hard on his school work but also helping his mum around the house including lots of cooking and baking

Aim High - Sabirah - for challenging herself by reading the Lord of The Rings and learning French independently