Dear Children and Parents
How are you all doing? I hope that you had a nice Easter and that the Easter Bunny made it to your household for Easter Sunday.
I think it will be sometime yet before we are all able to be back in school together so I hope you are checking your Class Dojo each day for new ideas and suggestions from your teacher.
It is nice to see so many families getting their daily exercise with bike rides and walks, we have been able to wave to a few of you as you have gone past school.
Last week Mrs Clare brought into school very young plants that had been donated to us by Midstream Garden Centre. With the help of their teachers, the children planted up many trays of bedding plants which the children and staff will be able to plant out in their gardens. Thank you to Midstream Garden Centre for this generous donation.
The gardening club would be very proud of their spring planting, particularly in the courtyard which looked amazing this spring with tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers.
When you come back to school I am sure things will be different for a while but some good news is that KS2 children will be able to use their own playground again. The roof and solar panels are all very secure so the playground, cages plus the outdoor gym and field will all be back in use.
Last Friday, the children in school worked with Miss Miller and Mr Hutchinson to make a fantastic birthday card to send to Captain Tom Moore. He has been such an inspiration to us raising so much money for the NHS by walking laps of his garden at nearly 100 years of age. His 100th birthday is on Thursday 30th April so you may just have time to make him a card at home and post it to him. You can send his card to: Captain Tom Moore, c/o Post Office Limited, 67 Bedford Road, MK43 0LA Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England.
I have spoken to some parents this week who are struggling to get their children to do school work. Try to have a plan or a timetable each day with breaks to do nice activities in between any school work. We are lucky to have had such good weather while we have been off school and the chance to play outside. You may have noticed that there seem to be lots of birds, butterflies and other creatures in the garden each day. Try to keep a chart and see how many you can find each day in your garden.
Any creature coming into my garden needs to be very careful as our cat, Molly, is a fearsome hunter. But this week I have seen tame ducks, trying to get into the pond, pheasants, squirrels, frogs, mice and lots of species of birds and butterflies. It is also a great time to go into your garden at night to see many stars, meteor showers and satellites.
We are all looking forward to life going back to normal but make sure you do your bit to stay safe with regular hand-washing, staying home apart from exercise each day and making sure you keep in contact with grandparents and other relatives who you can’t see at the moment.
Keep sharing your work and activities with us on Class Dojo, the teachers are really keen to see what you have been doing.