Day 25 of school closure. I’m losing track of the time passing by.
We have two weeks left of Term 5; then a one week half term break. For most of our children, the whole of Term 5 will have been spent at home. It is hard to believe that we are in this situation. Term 6 may see some changes, but we don’t yet know what these will look like for Castle Hill.
Many of you will be aware that there was a big announcement from the Prime Minister last night, advising us of how we will start to ease the lockdown. He talked about some primary school aged children returning to school in Term 6. The details will now have to be worked out. Mr Talbot will let you know what the plans are once we receive further information from the government.
Boris Johnson spoke about people being allowed to go out for longer periods of time, from Wednesday, perhaps to sit in a local park or play sports (only with people from your own household). If you cannot work from home you are advised to return to work, but to avoid public transport if at all possible. This should only happen if it is possible to social distance safely.
Confusing isn’t it? I think that what we need to remember is that Coronavirus is still a threat. It is still very easy to catch from other people, and could still be life threatening. With lockdown easing, keeping 2 metres from others and washing our hands are more important than ever.
This advice is from the Gov.uk website this morning:
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
Stay at home as much as possible
Work from home if you can
Limit contact with other people
Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
Wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Where possible, we are going to have to carry on as we have been. This means I will keep going with these flyers. I will try to keep coming up with new ideas of activities to do at home, some to help with your children’s learning (don’t forget that the home learning packs and grids are best for this), and some are just for fun. My aim is to keep us feeling connected, for you to know that you’re not in this alone, to share information and support ideas and to try and keep sight of the positive during these tricky times.
The longer we continue to protect our families and each other from infection, the more people will survive this pandemic.
Stay Alert, stay safe and keep in touch!
Take care, Emma