Year 5 - Corona Update and Message

After our first day of trying to manage working from home with home schooling our own children, we understand how difficult this is going to be to juggle everything and to think we are doing the right thing by our children.  We understand that everyone is in different circumstances with different time constraints, outside stresses and so on. At such a difficult time I do not want anyone to feel extra pressure - yours and your child's mental health is so important. Whilst we will continue to put daily English, Maths and afternoon activities on the website each day, I want to stress that there is no expectation to do all of these every day. Whilst it is important to keep your child's brain ticking over, there are plenty of ways to do this without formal work. Think about cooking, gardening, washing the car, treasure hunts, board games etc. Talk to your child, ask questions and give let them solve problems for themselves. There are now loads of free resources doing the rounds on the internet, TV and YouTube, from Joe Wicks daily exercise session, David Walliams story reading, Carol Vorderman Maths Factor and loads more that I'm sure will come up. Let's make the best out of a bad situation. It is not often that we are given such an opportunity to learn with our children. Treasure it and remember to wash those hands.  Stay safe everyone.