Firstly, I hope that you are all keeping well and safe amid this lockdown and to let you know that we are all missing the interaction with the children, especially. Just to let you know we understand that ‘Home Learning’
will be tricky for many of you but there is no expectation that you complete all that is posted. Whatever amount you do, no matter how small, it is much appreciated. The only request we ask for is daily reading and maths work. There are a range of websites, links and activities for you to dip in to as and when you can or need.
Please continue to send images to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and remember that you can contact staff via the contacts section, in each year group’s page, about the home learning and any ideas that we can add as projects.
We have adopted a new policy for ‘Home Learning’ during this closure time, which will be sent out later today, via email. (This is a link to the online version.) Remember that all we are asking is for as much as you can do, as we know each household will be different and we are not asking you to be teachers. Children will be particularly unsettled at this time; make sure your family times are enjoyable, not stressful.
More guidance is available here which may support home learning and structure learning time - DfE Guidance
Family Well-being Support and Resources
Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) have put together a Tool kit of really helpful resources to support families. It offers advice, activities and resources to help family’s well-being throughout a period of self-isolation.
Mayflower 400 –
Unfortunately the current COVID - 19 outbreak has brought a halt to the majority of ongoing programmes in the Mayflower 400. However, here are a couple of links which you might like to look into and/or get involved in.
Virtual sports quiz
Get Active campaign of sport and well-being. On Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 8pm, Argyle would like to invite you to test your sporting knowledge, virtually, against your peers from around the city. Compete on your own or as a family, this friendly competition is going to bring a testing sense of enjoyment to everyone involved. Find out more using this link.
Creative Mayflower Competition
From Lockdown with Love!
Real Ideas have just launched this campaign.
Given all that’s happening in the world, Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), who have worked with us in school in the past, wanted to inject a little colour and positivity into the world.
That’s why they have come up with From Lockdown with Love - an online gallery to give children, young people and adults a place to display their creations whilst in isolation.
With a little more time to be creative – be it painting, drawing, baking or creating something digital - they wanted to create a space where their collective creative and cultural output can have a sense of purpose.
This is a space for people to be able to connect with one another – as their CEO Lindsey Hall said: ‘We have to physically distance, not socially distance.’ Although we can’t see one another, we can still share the amazing things we get up to.
All everyone needs to do is get making and use the hashtag #FromLockdownWithLove. Even better, create with someone in mind and add a message to them! They have a space on their own website -- to display your work as well as their dedicated social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
From Lockdown with Love: bringing people together through creativity to share a message of love, hope and unity.
Think You Know resources from CEOP