We just want to check today that you are doing okay.
There are dozens of posts on social media about home learning spaces, routines and timetables and we wanted to reassure you all; take your time to settle into our new daily life. Give yourselves and the children time to adjust and don't put yourselves under too much pressure initially.
The change for all of us is huge and we aren't going to get it right overnight. Each child and family is different. Give yourselves time and get it right for you. Focus on making happy memories and helping your child deal with such change by allowing yourselves to grow into the situation. Routines and work will come.
We will keep providing activities for the children – their education can’t stop . But don’t try to do it all in one go, or for hours on end! On the other hand, 14 hours a day doing nothing isn't great either!
Happy settled children, make happy settled adults for the future. Be kind to yourselves and do what you can; build a memorable time for your children and trust your instincts for your child. You know them best. Be safe; be strong, be true to the needs of your family. You've got this.
All over the country, children are putting rainbow pictures in their windows.
Rainbows are used as a symbol of peace and hope as they often appear when the sun follows a heavy rainfall. They serve to remind us that there is hope and light to follow even after dark times.
Here’s the rainbow painted by the staff and the children who we’ve been looking after in school this week. There are a few of our parents who work as ‘critical workers’ and the staff have been pleased to be able to help those parents do the jobs which are helping to keep the country going.
The Long Knowle Rainbow is up in the window of the School Hall…you can’t go out to see it at the moment…but now you know that it’s there!
Please follow official advice – stay in, stay safe. For your children and your families.