I am missing school life terribly, in particular the daily connection and conversation with our children, staff and families. Teaching from home via a blog is unusual and not ideal but we need to work like this for now and hopefully very soon we will be back together.
Staff have been working very hard to adjust to a new digital way of working. We have used the last 2 weeks to get organised and familiarise ourselves with the best way forward in terms of providing learning experiences and engaging with our children. After the Easter holidays we will be updating ‘Teams’ on Glow. For some classes daily and for others this will be done weekly (Monday). Work will be uploaded by 10am. Teams will be the main form of communication between teacher and children. To ensure that your child continues to learn and progress and to connect with their peers and school life please log in to ‘Teams’ daily wherever possible. Teachers will take a register throughout the week; they will track who has logged in, who has uploaded/sent in completed tasks, who has chatted to the teacher and what progress is being made. Teachers and staff will be available on Teams to help and support at a suitable time to them between the school hours of 9am and 3pm.
We want to work with our families at this time. Home is not school and parents are not teachers however we now find ourselves working from home, teaching from home and not being able to leave our homes. Reading, playing, cooking and exercise with your children are just as, if not more, important during this unfamiliar and stressful period. Children will be anxious and will require the support of their families and the school community. For some, school work and learning will create a sense of normality and structure and for others it will not. It is vital that we support our young people fully and no one is better equipped in do so than parents and families. If you require our support; sound ideas off of, ask for help then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
All I ask is that your child engages when they can and that together we try our best to make sure learning continues. As already mentioned we will be monitoring closely, children logging into Teams, Sumdog and Study Ladder. We will also be looking to see who is completing tasks and who is communicating with the class teacher. I will make contact with families if necessary to offer support if children have not been able to engage in school life.
Finally I would like thank all of our children, staff and families for your support. Together we are great and have shown great resilience during this emerging pandemic. Stay in touch and remember, we are here when you need us.
Mrs Emma Dalziel
Greengairs will no longer provide childcare for Key workers. If both parents are Key workers you can access childcare at the
Hub located at Hilltop PS. Childcare is available between 9am and 3pm.
Nursery children of parents who are key workers may go to
Devon View Family Learning Centre