We know that nothing can replace actually being in school, and being taught and cared for in person, but we hope that, through our Online Teaching and Learning Programme, our children will continue to love learning and be challenged.
We are currently in such unusual and unprecedented times, which can be extremely unsettling for our children. As well as prioritising their physical health as we remain at home, we also need to be looking after their mental health and wellbeing, keeping a sense of normality and daily routine, whilst providing opportunities for them to flourish.
The coming weeks will undoubtedly contain many new challenges, but we are sure that, by working together as a school community, our children will have structure, as well as the time to be creative and pursue more open-ended activities, maintaining a happy balance between academic work and play.
This document aims to pull together some key messages which we hope will be of help in preparation for the coming few weeks. As I have communicated on several occasions the provision will build and develop over time and I am sure will be adapted as we identify what works best and what can be even better.
I wonder if you had the chance to look at our new School video on our website Home Page? As I watched it again I felt both a great sense of pride, but also an overwhelming sense of missing everyone. The time to be together will come, but whilst we are in this situation, let’s make the very best of it by all working together as #TeamDuncombe!
With my very best wishes to you all,