Friday 20th March 2020
I would like to thank the whole community for the incredible support which has been shown over the course of the last week. It makes me incredibly proud to be a member of this community. The people of Bedfont have shown their true community spirit which I know will continue into the difficult times to come.
We will continue to support the learning of the children through our website. There will be ideas for tasks and activities to complete at home. We will update this regularly. Please don’t forget to send examples of work to the class email for us to display in our gallery. Staying physically active is going to be so important. Please encourage play and promote language.
The school email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will still be in use and should be used if you need to contact us. We cannot guarantee that the school office will be staffed so please email rather than phone.
Please be mindful of limiting your child’s anxiety about the virus. Your children are very young and are maybe worrying more than you know. Talk to them about why the school is shut and explain the reasons in a clear way. Be aware of your conversations with adult friends and family while your child is around.
We would like to say thank you to you all for your encouragement and kind words, offers of help and understanding. What an amazing community we live and work in. We will remain in good communication with you all both via SchoolPing and the website. Please look after yourselves and we look forward to all being back together in the near future.
Finally, I just wanted to share this…
‘Arguing with your kids to do work is not what anyone needs right now. Instead, cuddle up together and read, read, read. Take turns reading. Read them your favorite novel (yes, you can read novels to small children). Do a puzzle. Build a fort. Bake. Watch TV together. Paint. Get out the Lego and build together. Set up a tent in your living room and camp out. Look at photos of when you were a kid. In other words… Don’t stress about them forgetting. Don’t stress about homeschooling them. Just spend time together. Your children won’t learn much if they’re feeling stressed. Though this is a scary time, it could very well be a time they remember as the best time in their life.’