19th March 2020
As it has now been decided that schools will close for the foreseeable future, I appreciate that many of you will be very anxious about the coming weeks. I have put together a number of activities and electronic resources that your children can complete at any time. Further to this, I will be regularly updating this page with more specific work that can be completed daily. I would like to reassure you that I will still be providing support and advice, alongside providing educational activities for your children. If you have any questions about how to structure your day, how to explain specific concepts, or anything else you think I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact me via the Kestrel class email account at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I appreciate that some people do not have access to printers/ internet/ craft materials etc. So I have tried to suggest a variety of activities that can be completed without this.
I won’t lie, this will be a very stressful time for many of you. Both you and your children may be concerned about the things you have seen and heard. If doing schoolwork is not right for your children at any specific time, don’t do it! Hug them a little closer, snuggle up on the sofa and, if anything, just read, read, read! Don’t panic about what they are missing in their education, this can all wait. Just enjoy some quality time with them and do what you think is best for them at any given time.
Keep in touch and keep safe! We will be thinking of you all.
With love from Kestrel staff :)
Activities for children
If nothing else, please continue reading with your child. Read them stories, get them to read to you, access books online or read websites and newspaper articles. I appreciate that you will not have access to the reading scheme that we use at school, so encourage a wide variety of reading. The following websites will assist you with this:
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There are lots of other sites and resources becoming available. Drop me a message if you find a good one so I can share it with everybody