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Posted on: 27 Mar 2020 by Weston Green School

All potential themes which I was intending to write about today, disappeared around 3 weeks ago as this situation we now find ourselves in materialised. This is a hard time for everyone, our lives, our routines, our plans are all disrupted or changed beyond recognition and adjusting has been stressful and difficult. As parents, adjusting to supporting a home learning programme whilst juggling working from home, worrying about relatives and keeping ourselves safe will all be taking its toll. Whilst we are doing all we can to replicate, for the children, their normal timetables and the range of activities that they would normally expect in school, we understand that completing this at home differs greatly from the school environment. If your child is very focussed and completing all that is expected, then utilise time around the school work for family time and activities at home or join in with the additional challenges we are setting. Conversely, if there is too much content, focus on one or two things, and complete other tasks at another time. We all need to find a balance each day. At school, we have lots of breaks between learning, and it will be important to factor in those too. If you have any concerns about the work, please speak to your teacher and also if you just feel you would like someone to speak to about anything in these times of self-isolation, then please reach out to us.

It has been wonderful to see how well the children have been adapting to their new learning, there have been so many examples of fantastic learning, engaged and enthusiastic participation, and children in all year groups showing such resilience and determination to make this work. I have been really impressed with all I’ve seen and it has been a joy to join in with classes on their live class sessions too. Our school values are certainly being shown to their fullest! As I have said in my messages to children this week, it will be important for us to continue to be adaptable and resilient in order to make the best of this, drawing deep on our reserves of determination and courage. But this doesn’t always mean making great strides each day, it can just mean the little steps we take. Over this week I have been reminded of the thought that:

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow”

A huge thank you, to all of you, for all you have done to support your children and to engage with their schooling this week; feel proud of all you’ve achieved in these challenging times. 

We are with you every step of the way.

Sarah Evans

Headteacher

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