This week in Preschool, our team has been working hard to keep the routine as normal as possible for the children during these uncertain times. We have had a few circle time chats about the ongoing situation in a very basic and sensitive way; reinforcing good hygiene practices and talking through comments and questions that came up. We spoke about many of the children’s parents working from home and introduced the idea of children joining in with this, by learning at home. Preschool children are aware that workplaces are shutting for a while to have a good clean to get rid of the germs and keep us all safe. Please do continue this dialogue with the children at home to ensure they are calm and reassured.
Children have been learning about St Patrick’s Day and Mothering Sunday this week. We planned activities around each of these celebrations and the children really enjoyed learning new facts about both events and creating Mother’s Day cards. Children have also been learning teen numbers and practised recognising them by using a target and beanbags, which they have loved! Photos of this activity will be available on Tapestry.
Next week, children will be able to access online learning resources on Google Classroom and Google Meet. Invitations to these sessions and activities will be sent as they are ready for you and your child to access at home. We have also sent home hard copies of resources for phonics and maths in children’s book bags too. Children of key worker families will be able to come to school and access these resources from here. More information will become available over the course of the day.
We appreciate this is a challenging time for everyone and so the work available online is designed to be as flexible as possible; as we appreciate how busy parents will be in the coming weeks.