Friday 26th June 2020
Phew what a scorcher!
The different perspectives of our current situation.
- Some children are ecstatic at being able to come back to school.
- Some children are ecstatic at being able to stay at home.
- Some parents are ecstatic that their child can return and they can get their careers / home life back on track after such a stressful and anxious time - at last - it looks as though it's nearly all over and good times are ahead!
- Some parents are ecstatic that their children can stay at home - they are having a great time and enjoying the freedom.
- Some children are even more isolated as their sibling can come back to school and they can't.
- Some children are having to get used to a different teacher, a different set of children and a different bubble room.
- Some children are having to work harder than ever to catch up in a small bubble where the teacher attention is intense and the situation exhausting.
- Some children are upset at leaving a parent at home with siblings - suspecting that while they are working harder than ever, their sibling is in the paddling pool or out for the day having family fun without them.
- Some children are dealing with the anxiety of COVID and changes to their family circumstances.
- Some parents are still struggling with teaching children who are not able to return, balancing their own careers and home life and are therefore still having a stressful and anxious time - for them it is nowhere near all over and they can't be sure of good times ahead.
What's this week been like?
Key worker bubbles
The children in the KW bubbles seem to be enjoying their time at school, even if it is less normal for them. We can never underestimate the value of social interaction - lockdown has been particularly hard for isolating / shielded families, families with one parent and families with only children.
If your bubble teachers need you to come in a PE kit, they will text you.
Y6 children - please remember to come from 8:45am and you will be leaving at 2:45pm from Monday.