Miss Robertson here! It’s so good to be able to write to you. I am missing you all lots and was gutted I couldn’t see you last week. I hope you are all doing okay, I am thinking of you lots. You are all such caring, upbeat pupils who always brightened up my day in the classroom. So now, I guess the time has come for you to brighten up your wee world at home.
You all know how much I love Harry Potter and during this time at home I’ve been re-reading some of my favourite parts of the books. Harry Potter is a story of a seemingly ordinary boy who goes through some difficult circumstances before finding out he has the power to save the world. Funnily enough, all of us now are finding out we have the power to step up and become heroes just by staying at home, washing our hands and keeping ourselves and our family happy.
This is a very strange time for us all so make sure you are trying your best to be extra kind to whoever is at home with you. There is no pressure to do lots of tasks and keep up with work as if we were still in school. However, I would encourage you to keep reading books/listening to stories/ trying to do an activity that keeps your mind sharp each day. Remember, you can never get bored if you go into your imagination and let it guide you. Having read all of your stories this year, I certainly know you have this superpower within you! Speaking of which, since we are all stuck inside, I have a task for you all to let your minds travel wherever they please.
I want to challenge you all to write a story about our class, imagining we found a teleporter in our classroom and it took us to a different location! It could take us anywhere in the world, onto another planet, back or forward in time or perhaps even a magical land (You know that’s where I would go!). Remember the writing techniques we have learnt; to use your senses, Word Boost words, similes, metaphors or alliteration. Most importantly, have fun with it! Let yourself enjoy thinking of what our class gets up to in this far off place. You can send your pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org for me to read… Maybe I’ll even take part as well!
Good luck, stay safe and I will speak to you all soon.
“Logic can take you from A to B but imagination can take you anywhere!”
– Albert Einstein.