Welcome to the Spring Term in Class 3
Dear Class 3 families,
Welcome back! I hope that, despite the fairly extreme weather conditions, you had a lovely half-term break and that (in between turning up the central heating and drying off your umbrellas) you’ve managed to relax a little and readied yourselves for another amazing half term in Year 3!
Before I explain what lies in store for us over the next few weeks, can I once again say a massive thank you for your incredible support, patience and positivity since we’ve been in lockdown. Not only has this really encouraged us as a teaching staff, it has also enabled your brilliant children to continue making progress despite everything this lockdown has had to throw at them. They are a brilliant bunch.
Whether at home or in school, we will continue to use Seesaw to post daily Maths and English lessons as well as learning in other curriculum areas, including collective worship, spelling, reading and PSHE. As before, the lessons will contain clear instructions, videos, links and resources that will enable you to complete your learning each day and then upload it, so that we can see and let you know how you are getting on. Please let me know if you are having any problems doing this.
Each day we will continue to have a Google Meet, so that we can all see and speak to each other in person, and build on our oracy and computing skills. As always, please continue to use Seesaw for general queries but remember, if you have any concerns, please contact the school office so that a member of staff can speak to you by phone, virtually or face to face.
This week sees the launch of the independent ‘Inspiring Change Maker’ projects. This means your child will have ownership over which of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) they choose to investigate and explore. During the first week back we will be posting videos on Seesaw to help and guide you and your child to plan their own project - this will last five weeks. We’re really excited about choosing a goal and aiming high to make a difference to one of the UNSDGs. The projects that children took part in before half term will have helped them to have become familiar with some of the big ideas behind the UNSDGs and will provide a solid foundation for their own project-based learning.
For children in Bubble School, you will need to wear your school uniform everyday except for Tuesdays when you will have PE with Mr Waldron and you will need to wear your PE kit for the day.
As I am sure you will understand, there will be regular updates over the coming weeks, with the picture hopefully becoming clearer after the Government’s announcement due on the 22nd of February. Please be assured that as soon as we know anything, we will get information out to you.
Mrs Hedderly and I are really looking forward to seeing you all again, even if this is just virtually to begin with! In the meantime remember to be kind to yourselves and to ask if there is anything we can do to help.