Day 34 – It’s Friday and it’s the end of Term 5.
When we went into lockdown, I couldn’t imagine that we would spend a whole term without most of the children at school. Yet, here we are. We have got through it somehow. We will be having a little celebration of that in our house tonight, my children have worked hard (most of the time!). The take away has already been ordered. The first one since lockdown, and I’m possibly a bit over excited! Well done to everyone for reaching this extraordinary milestone.
School remains open over half term for key workers’ children, except on the bank holiday when we are not needed. Whilst the end of home schooling is in sight for some of our families, this is not the case for everyone. Whether your children will be in school from 1st June or not, we are all still here for you. Teachers will continue to plan work packs and home learning grids. Sharon and I will be in school every day and available on our mobiles (E-07889 349144 S-07889 349146).
The kitchen will be producing packed lunches for children entitled to free school meals; don’t forget to get your order in to the school office.
For this week’s recipe, I have decided to go savoury with an old classic, Cheese Straws. This recipe shows you how to make the pastry from scratch. I hope you’ve been able to buy flour by now. Some supermarkets are bagging it up themselves in the bakery department. This is a really simple and easy way to introduce children to making and working with pastry. You don’t have to add the mustard or paprika if you don’t have any, but I always like the slight kick from the paprika.
#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – On Monday, I challenged everyone to try and build these five things into their day as much as possible
Eat well and stay hydrated
Keep in touch with others
Get some fresh air
Be kind to yourself
I wonder how you got on. Were you ‘kind to your mind’? I certainly tried to think a bit harder about eating healthily and keeping hydrated (until tonight!). I have also set myself a new active challenge to work towards. I’m not giving up on PE with Joe though; I still haven’t missed a workout. His sessions and T shirt sales have raised over £334,000 for NHS charities. It’s free to do the workouts but by streaming the sessions, we are helping to raise money for such a great cause. Well done to everyone that is still going with this.
Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is #HereForYou.
Please visit www.kooth.com to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you.
Have a great week next week, try to relax and take a break if you can.
I’ll be in touch, stay safe, Emma