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In this week’s
- Offshore wind site creates new work onshore
- Christmas recruitment
- Post 18 education announcement
- BBC Bitesize Careers
- Driver shortages
- Vacancy changes
After finding ourselves needing to work from home for three days, that’s just what we did…work from home.
We couldn’t have been prouder of the way the children adapted (not to mention the parents and carers)
The work produced at home was amazing and even though we missed seeing everyone in person, it was great keeping in touch via Class Dojo, seeing photos, sending messages and talking on the phone to parents and carers.
Here is a flavour of what the children got up to…
Article 28: We have the right to a good quality education.
What lovely afternoon was had by the children in Birch. Games were played and after a fire safety talk, a fire was lit and the children enjoyed toasting marshmallows. The marshmallows were delicious and it was good to be outside learning and having fun.
Article 31: We all have the right to relax and play.
Hope your all well and I hope our Secondary pupils are enjoying the remote learning, I’ve joined some of the lessons and it’s great to see the learning that is taking place.
Primary staff are really pleased to see our pupils back in school yesterday and we have had a couple of visitors from the Federation in school helping out. Both have been extremely complimentary about the work they can see taking place.
There has been confusion about return to school as we were unsure when the 14 days started. It has been confirmed that the 1st day of isolation is the day after the last time your child was in contact with the member of staff.
The return to school dates for next week are below. We have been in touch with transport to arrange taxis commencing for these days.
10N to return to school on September 29th
9F to return on the 29th September
8R to return on the 30th September
9B to return on the 1st October
😯 to return on 2nd October
7G to return on 5th October
Year 11 to return on 5th October
There is also an updated remote learning timetable for next week below
Hazel class are pleased to be back after a few days working from home.
We have had a busy day. This morning we enjoyed listening to our sensory story ‘Peace at last’ by Jill Murphy.
We then completed some sequencing work about the story.
After break we enjoyed some Maths work before PE in the sports hall where we role played being little fire fighter bears and had to move around the obstacle course to put the fire out.
We are looking forward to welcoming some of our pupils back tomorrow, our Primary pupils, two of our Year Eight classes and some pupils in other year groups who were absent last week.
In terms of remote learning I know this has been a struggle for some pupils so I have attached a remote learning timetable to this blog. The blue boxes are when teachers will be delivering remote learning from school, the white boxes are when those teacher will be available to answer any questions that you or your child may have about the work. Either you or your children can contact staff via Teams for support during the lesson time. This is at the top of the timetable.
Hope this explains everything and thanks again for your support over the past few days, it is very much appreciated.
Just to let you know we are working out the transport arrangements for Primary Pupils, 8H and 8D to hopefully return to school on Thursday. We will also be making arrangements for transport for those pupils who were absent last week and were not in contact with the infected member of staff. Transport will be in touch with you later today or tomorrow with these arrangements.
Lots of curriculum work is available for your children on your child’s Teams account or for Primary pupils Class Dojo. Staff are available to be contacted to offer any support.
Any questions please get in touch via this page or the school website.
Finally, I was re-reading lots of your posts and comments last night and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your support. My wife is a Croft Community School follower and she commented on what a positive community spirit seems to exist between school and our parents and carers. All of us at school are hugely appreciative of that.
Miss Robson went on a walk yesterday and found lots of signs that it was autumn.
It was such a beautiful day, Miss Robson thought she would set Hazel class a challenge to complete at home (Article 28).
To go on their own walk to explore the environment for signs of autumn (Article 15).
Hazel class accepted the challenge and went out exploring with their families.
The boys had lots of fun exploring their local environment (Article 31 – a right to relax and play).
Linking to yesterdays activities Hazel class are looking at the story ‘stick man’ by Julia Donaldson.
Don’t forget to check our class Dojo for more exciting activities.
Good Evening Everyone
Thanks for all your very supportive messages during what has been a very trying day for everybody. We all really appreciate the kind words and support from you all. Please find below two letters for you from DCC which have been adapted for Croft. One is for parents and carers whose son/daughter has been in close contact and the other is for those pupils who have not been in close contact.