Video Letter to Park Street School Children

Learning has been going well at Park Street this week, remotely and in school.  It is lovely to see videos of activities children have been doing at home (see the end of this post)!  Flamingo Class have been learning about how planes fly, and have made paper aeroplanes to experiment with different shapes.  Please have a look at the videos by William and Lucien of the ones they made at home.  In school, Flamingos have made a wonderful display about Icarus – please see the photograph of their very careful brushwork.

Woodpeckers and Eagles are continuing to produce wonderful writing, for example, completing a ‘Rainforest Diary’ and more space reports.  I am looking forward to seeing the completed biographies that they have been working on this week!  The children in school have also managed some outdoor learning.  Woodpecker Class and Charlie have been out to look at habitats, and Charlie also did some bird identification work with Mrs Hayden.  Eagle Class went out to Jesus Green to do some sketching on Friday.

Stars of the Week

Petros for enthusiasm about remote learning
Tobias for excellent engagement in all the live sessions this week
Evelyn and Liz for helping at home and working independently on their school work
Charlotte and Amber for putting fantastic effort into their home learning work
Cedd for putting fantastic effort into his home learning work
Callie for doing all she can to help her family and be in her learning
Mali and Rosa for completing their on-line work independently
Rowan for enthusiasm in phonics
Thea for always being an enthusiastic learner!
Annabelle and Amelie for working hard at home to help their parents and to be independent
Clara for getting on with her work independently
Charlie for working really hard to improve his reading
Arthur D P for his fantastic engagement in all home learning and entertaining everyone with his outfits!
William for fantastic topic work about planes and for knowing the fruits of the spirit!

I am relieved that my TV experiences seem to be over for now! Twice in one week was a little too much!  Thank you for all your lovely comments on the survey (which have been shared now with all the staff) and about the letters sent out this week. I am so pleased to have been of help in this difficult time.

Best wishes,

Sarah Hawker
29 January 2021


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