Day 10 and it’s Friday. The end of week 4 of lockdown. We heard from the government last night that the country is going to stay in lockdown for at least another three weeks. Obviously this doesn’t give us an end date, but it lets us know where we stand for now. For me, it reduces the uncertainty a bit, and I know what I’ve got to do.
Sharon and I are generally working from home, but this term we will each be in school one day a week. I will be in on Tuesdays and Sharon will be in on Thursdays. If any of you have an urgent support need, you could arrange to come in on one of those mornings. We would meet, at a safe distance, in the conference room. Please get in touch if you need a face to face meeting (2 metres apart).
For today’s suggestions, for activities to try at home, I have turned to the Scouts. They have put together over 100 activities that can be done in the ‘Great Indoors’. It shows how they are always prepared and can be adaptable. That is such an important skills when we are trying to build resilience.
The ideas range from crafty ideas, creative writing, physical challenges and science experiments to tips for emotional well-being and stress busting. I wonder if anyone will attempt to make a hot air balloon (scroll down to the bottom and click on the blue ‘more activities to do at home’ link). I hope you find something to enjoy with your children.
It was Fancy Dress Friday today in PE with Joe. I didn’t have time to work out with Scooby Doo this morning, but I’m going to catch up tomorrow. I have done the Spiderman session and the Froggy fun. I haven’t missed one yet! If you can’t stream it live at 9.00am, the sessions are all available on YouTube.
As we start the new term, I have been reflecting again on what I am grateful for:
Nature – It carries on despite everything. I was able to walk to some bluebell woods on Easter Sunday and it really cheered me up. Birds are building nests in my garden and there are lambs in the fields
Strength in difficult times – Have you been following the amazing story of Captain Tom who has raised over £18 million for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, later this month? He also has comforting words about the future for us all
Castle Hill School – I feel lucky to be a part of this community where so many people are working so hard to do the best they can, in circumstances that none of us have had to face before. We have staff and families to be proud of
Cookies – Do we deserve cookies for managing a two day school week? Yes, I think so!
Have a great weekend, stay safe, keep in touch and let me know what you and your children are feeling grateful for.