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Welcome to Year 4

26th June 2020: Final school video before the Summer holiday

A big hello to all of our Firbeck parents, carers and children again,

I hope that you all enjoyed the latest video featuring some of our Firbeck stars who showed us what has been making them feel happy during this time of lockdown. If you haven’t managed to see it yet, you can still find it on each class page on the school website. I really recommend you and your child/ren have a look, it’s so lovely to see some familiar faces. We received so many comments that you and your children enjoyed watching it, that I would love to make another video before the term ends.

I know that school has reopened for some children now and I am sure for those parents and children a little slice of normality has been great. However, for those children who aren’t able to return to school just yet, it is really important that they know that they are still a valued part of Firbeck, and that they are not forgotten. It would be fantastic for lots of us to get involved and show our support for one another.

The theme for this video, is: what your child is most looking forward to about school (when we are allowed to do so) or what they miss most about school? It could be singing with friends, playing in the playground, P.E., a funny teacher, a friend who they want to hug/say hello to, racing on the field, or even school dinners! Even for those children who are in school, I know school is very different from what it used to be, so I would love to hear from them as well. I am sure there will be things that they miss about the old Firbeck too.

If your child would like to be involved, all you will need to do is make a short video of your child telling me what they are looking forward to/miss or make a sign/poster and take a photo of them holding it. Send this to cthomas@firbeck.org.uk by Friday 3rd July and I will reply to you to let you know it has been received. If you are connected to your class Dojo, you can upload a photo or video and label it ‘For School Video.’

IMPORTANT: Once all of the photos and videos are collated, they will be made into a video that will be posted online to our school YouTube page, our school website and Twitter, just like the previous videos. By sending a photo or video clip to the above email, you consent for your child to be involved with this project and for it to be shared online.

I cannot wait to see what we are all looking forward to doing and I hope all of the things your children are longing for, will happen in the new school year.

Miss Thomas

Please visit the school closure page for further information regarding work to be completed and learning expectations.

Maintaining some form of routine throughout the day will help your child understand that schoolwork is still expected and that although the building is closed, teachers are still working and have an expectation on their pupils to be completing and submitting the work they do.

To support this I have also provided an outline of how much work they should be doing each day. Naturally, this has to fit in with other commitments and I understand that guided home learning is no substitute for being at school where they can interact with children and, adults and get additional support from a teacher of TA should they need it.

In addition, I have collated a list of free websites where additional resources may be found - see the tab on the left of this page.

Also, I understand that parents/ carers of children who are in different work groups may find juggling school work tricky. For this reason, school has created a Family Learning section which you could use an an alternative to the Topic work suggested.

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ClassDojo allows you to send me messages set additional tasks and also let your child send me documents, pictures, audio and video files as part of their home learning. ClassDojo also lets me to respond to them individually and given personal feedback and advice - just like I would do in the classroom.

Whenever a new task is posted onto ClassDojo, I will send out a parent notification.

Best Wishes

Mr Bown

July 2020

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