Well, what an interesting week.
Thank you everyone for your kind words on the phone or emails of support, it really has brightened a difficult time. As you will be aware some of the children and staff from Snettisham Class are currently isolating but please be assured that every assessment of risk and precaution has been followed to ensure that you children can continue to safely come into school. We have amazing collogues who are working alongside the children, following their interests and keeping them engaged, excited and ready to learn. If you would like anymore information on how we are operating at the moment please feel free to email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org or the school on email@example.com.
On a very positive note… It’ll take a little bit more than isolation to stop us all being together. I’ve still be welcoming your children in the morning taking the register and teaching them Phonics. They have also been learning new vocabulary, tricky words, the alphabet and later in the afternoons Talk for Writing.
Before Tuesday the children had been discovering ingredients and tasting gingerbread people to build excitement for our new Talk for Writing text – The Gingerbread Man. They loved guessing what we could make out of the ingredients and enjoyed sharing the gingerbread people with their friend – listing to the story and pretending to be the fox eating The Gingerbread Man at the end. Below is a video of me performing the story to the children from home along with the text. Please encourage your children to learn the words and the actions.
After hearing the story, children were very keen to make their way to the Playdough Table to start planning, designing, creating and decorating their own Gingerbread people. We talked about how they all looked a bit different in some way but they were all the same too – a little bit like us in Snettisham Class. I’m very much looking forward to getting back to school so I can bake real ones alongside the children.
Have a lovely weekend. Remember, even though we are on national lockdown, you can still go out for exercise (a short walk) if you’re not isolating at the moment – it could be an idea to do the Autumn Hunt challenge from my previous blog – if you do go out please remember to stay at least a 2 metre distance away from those not in your household to keep yourselves and others safe.