Thursday 11th February 2021
This half term has come to a close and I wanted to say how incredibly proud we are of our whole school community – the children who have worked so hard at home, to all of you who have supported them, the children who have been attending our critical worker school bubbles and all the staff teaching and supporting learning, remotely or face to face. I want the end of this term to be a celebration of all of the hard work which has gone into the last six weeks, whilst acknowledging that it has not been easy for our families.
Please look at our website for updates from each class to see the fantastic experiences your children have had across the school. Year 6 have virtually travelled to the east and learnt about Japan; Year 5 and Gold Stars have gone back in time to Ancient Egypt; Year 4 have studied rivers and the dangers of plastic pollution; Year 3 have been learning about light, shadows and film; Year 2 and Rising Stars have found out about The Great Fire of London – why it started and why it spread so easily; Year 1’s learning journey has been finding out facts about our earth’s Amazing Animals; Reception and Green class have been All Around the World via the Lochness Monster, and Nursery have explored the world through the wonderful stories of Eric Carle. I am sure everyone has thoroughly enjoyed our online P.E sessions with Mr Djavit and music with Mr Glenn, Arthur and Joseph. In times when we are unable to experience very much beyond our homes, the pupils of Kelvin Grove have continued to, in some way, see the world beyond those walls.
Staff are in the process of designing Learning Journeys for after half term – which will begin with remote learning for most and then hopefully a return to school for all pupils before Easter. On Tuesday 23rd February, teachers will upload new curriculum mind maps onto Seesaw and the school website so you can see what exciting learning opportunities your children will be involved in across those five weeks, moving seamlessly from remote learning to being back in school. The week beginning 1st March is World Book Week, with World Book Day falling on 4th March – look out for further communication soon about whole school plans and activities for that week.
Everyone now needs to rest, so please have a really enjoyable half term break,