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Dear Children and Parents


Many of you will be coming towards the end of your first week of ‘working from home’. As the weather has been so nice, I hope you have been able to play out in the garden or maybe get in a walk or a bike ride. I know you will have been trying to complete some of your homework activities and perhaps using the online learning platforms suggested.


It has been a very strange week in school with only a few children of key workers attending. Even some of the families of key workers have now been able to keep their children at home. As we walk around school it is very sad that most classrooms are empty and that there isn’t the usual lively atmosphere in school. No noisy children running down corridors or playing daft games on the playground. Miss Clay and I said that we even miss the normal playground squabbles!


Each day a group of teachers and teaching assistants turn up with exciting activities planned for the children coming to school. The KS2 children were even taught how to make a campfire on Tuesday and sat toasting marshmallows after their efforts.


I know many of you are using Class Dojo to communicate with your teachers and we are excited to find out how you are keeping yourselves busy. Whilst it may seem fun for a while, you all have such busy lives normally that it may become difficult not to be coming to school. I hope that you will help around the house and in your gardens and that you will be very good for your parents.


Some of you may not be able to see grandparents or other relatives but I’m sure you will think of great ways of keeping in touch, making cards and pictures for them etc. We don’t want anyone to feel lonely and left out.


I hope you are keeping up your good hand-washing routines because that is still one of the best ways to keep yourself and your family safe, especially if you have been out anywhere.


We have had some lovely messages from our parents thanking us for keeping you all safe in the build up to school closing. The staff are really encouraged by your good wishes and happy to keep in touch through Class Dojo.


All the staff at Aintree Davenhill hope and pray that you and your families can stay well. We miss you not being in school but know that you will be looking forward to coming back to us as soon as you can.


Mrs Kelley