I can’t quite believe we are at the end of our second week of remote/ home learning… I am sure, for some of you, time may have passed very quickly and for others the week may have seemed endless so simply, thank you once again for all that you are doing to help us to keep your children’s learning moving forwards right now. The teachers are continuing to follow and plan for learning as outlined in the Curriculum for Excellence skill planning documentation and this ensures that the learning is progressing and moving on at an appropriate and steady pace. We completely understand that everyone’s circumstances are entirely unique, so please be reassured that your best endeavours are good enough – in fact more than good enough. As I said last Friday, everyone’s wellbeing must always come first so that when we move on from this current phase, both with schooling and in our personal lives, that we are all well and have a positive, healthy mind-set. Therefore, if your child hasn’t quite grasped a concept taught during home learning for any entirely understandable reason, then your child’s teacher and additional members of staff will use a variety of techniques to identify where any gaps are and will then address any areas of learning that require reinforcement, revisiting or consolidation to ensure that all children’s learning is where we would want and need it to be.
Thank you to the many parents who managed to join us for our live Drop in Meets this week. We are very grateful for all of the extremely positive comments and also for your comments and suggestions of small tweaks for us to consider. You may very well be able to see for yourself, through your child’s Google Classroom and when they are engaged in their learning, that we have already been able to incorporate some of your suggestions as we refine our practice. We will hold another round of Drop In Sessions for you over the coming weeks and I will send you more information about these in due course, giving you as much advance notice as possible.
Please remember that there are additional resources and suggested, stage specific, websites on our website and we are also continually adding to the “parent digital help sheets” on our website too. However, please continue to get in touch with us if you have any digital difficulties or if you would like to discuss your own child’s learning or wellbeing with us. This of course includes any of our children who are currently accessing our hub – feedback from these children tells us that they are happy and also enjoying accessing their Google Classroom so that they can complete the same work as the rest of their classmates are doing at home however, please get in touch if you would like to discuss anything with us.
If you have a younger child who currently attends nursery and you have not yet applied for a place for P1 in August please do so now…the closing date is today 22nd January. J
I hope you have a good weekend, try to spend lots of time outdoors if you can, and enjoy a well-earned break. I’ll be back in touch again next week but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if needed.
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