Welcome to our 4th Remote Newsletter!
We hope you are well- we can't tell you how much we are missing you all. Receiving your emails , seeing your photogaphs and chatting to some of you on the phone has really kept us going through these difficult times. Thankyou so much for your efforts with this and please do keep sending things in.
Keeping Your WELLBEING in Good Shape!
Thank you for completing the 'How are you all?' survey that went out this week. We had a fantastic reponse and have been busy reading each reply. We really do want to make sure we are constantly improving what we are doing during school closures and tailoring our decisions based on your thoughts and feelings is very important to us.
Class Pages & Home Learning
In order to help with home learning and to try and relieve some of the anxiety many of you are feeling, we will be looking at survey responses from each year group and adapting work in light of your thoughts. Many of you asked for paper packs of activities; we will be putting these together early next week and we will let you know when they are available for collection.
We know many of you are concerned about the amount of work that your children are doing at home; please try not to worry about this. If your children are struggling to get motivated about school work, just try to keep things as simple as possible. Teachers are setting a Purple Mash activity every day and if your child can do this plus a bit of reading each day, that would be fantastic.
As we said last week, there are more and more home learning resources being created every day and we don't want you to miss out on anything; we want our Crestwood Park children to have everything they could possibly need! However, we really don't want to put additional pressure on families by saying that children 'must' complete a certain number of activities each day- please do what you think is right for your child and your family situation. We will keep adding plenty of links and ideas, but these are suggestions for those who want more- they are not there because you must use them! We appreciate that families with older children may need to use laptops etc for lessons that secondary schools are setting. If this is the case, or you're struggling to print out resources (we know printer ink is really expensive) or you don't have a computer, we will very happily print resources out for you and either arrange for them to be collected or post them to you. Please don't feel you can't ask!
Finally, we will try and remember to send a message out each time we add something to a page on our website- that way you will know when we've updated something.
Thank you for all your book reviews, here is one that Mrs Cadman picked out- there are plenty more to read in the new Book Review page in 'Pupil Pages' on the website.
TT Rock Star Super Stars!
Keep up the amazing work with your times tables; well done to these children who are high up on the leader board- certificates are on the way! If you haven't been on TT Rock Stars for a while, get logged on and have a go... it might be your name on this list next week!
- Aayan - Year 6
- Nadia - Year 5
- Matthew- Year 4
- Alyssia- Year 3
Well done for all your super pieces of writing- Mrs Kennedy will be sending 'star writer' certificates very soon. Very well done to Eva who has written this brilliant poem on the theme of kindness. She has very appropriately dedicated it to the super NHS staff and other key workers.
The very best of birthday wishes are sent to all these children who have had their birthday this week or will be celebrating over the weeekend. Happy Birthday to you all!
- Amelia-Year 1
- Mabel- Year 2
- Dylan Y- Year 2
- Aayan- Year 6
- Lacey- Year 6
Something old...something new!
Well done to Harry and Lillie (Year 1) who helped their big sisters to turn some old pieces of wood into a brilliant strawberry planter! Well done to Oceanna (Reception) for helping her Mum turn an old cardboard box into number cards! Finally, well done to Oliver (Year 2) for helping his Dad make a bike ramp for the garden. Fantastic work everyone- we're really proud of you.
Don't forget, if you've got any work, photos or pictures that would you like to enter for the school newspaper, please contact Mrs Redfern at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the info@ email address.
Thank you to all those who have entered ideas for 'Keeping Active' this week. Although the weather hasn't been so good, it's great to see that lots of you are still trying hard to keep fit and healthy during the lockdown.
Well done to all these children who have been determined to keep active- medals will be on the way to the best entries for each class.
- Oceanna- Reception
- Nathaniel- Reception
- Kyle- Year 1
- Oliver- Year 2
- Autumn- Year 3
- Troy- Year 3
- Elliot- Year 4
- Georgia- Year 5
- Noah- Year 5
- Jonathan- Year 6
Another week has passed and we are again incredibly appreciative of your amazing support; we know that these times are causing many of you worries and difficulties but your positivity and perseverence has been brilliant. We know that trying to home school is really difficult- even for teachers, trying to get your own children motivated and focused is challenging! Please be kind to yourselves and try not to feel any pressure.
We don't know what plans are for re-opening as yet. When we do get notice from the Government we will do our utmost to make decisions that reflect your thoughts around potential plans. As soon as we know anything at all, we will get in touch. Please be assured that whilst we remained closed and at the point of re-opening, we will take into account the wishes and concerns of all members of our Crestwood Park family.
Love and best wishes to you all. From everyone here, we hope you have a good weekend and stay safe everyone.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.