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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Letter from Mrs Chambers

Dear Parents

I can’t believe we have only been back in school for a week. It feels like it should be nearly half term! Considering we have had to close the school to most children and implement remote learning with just twelve hours notice from Monday, we are very proud of what our school community has achieved. Teachers have reported a fabulous response on Seesaw to home learning activities from children. Having direct contact with their teacher throughout the day to support, engage and develop your child’s learning is having a positive impact.

We understand that home learning is hugely challenging when you have the demands of working from home. Remember to be kind to yourself. Don’t panic and just do what you can. Please do not feel that your child's work has to be completed only during school hours. It can be done at any time and at a time when it is best for you. The introduction of Seesaw should make home schooling much easier this time round. Staff are on hand right through the day to support and help. All work will be responded to by your child’s teacher. If work is submitted late in the evening or over the weekend, please be patient, teachers will respond as soon as they can when school is open again.

You all did a fantastic job last time and children came back to school with a less gaps in their learning than expected, in addition to learning some valuable life skills. Many children and parents spoke fondly of their time spent together as a family. As we said last time it is important to prioritise family wellbeing above the work set. Time spent outdoors, cooking, playing games, talking are all valuable learning experiences for your child. Have fun together.

As we once again find ourselves in a full lockdown position and numbers of Covid cases and deaths steadily climbing in the community, it is even more important that we look after each other. We all have a moral duty to do what we can to reduce contacts and socially distance to keep everyone safe. Thank you all for showing our school values of Respect, Compassion, Perseverance, Service and Creation at this frightening time for everyone.

Take care and have a lovely weekend.

Kindest regards

Mrs Chambers

Date: 12 January 2021