Hello! How are you all? We have missed seeing you and hearing your news. This is a very strange time and we are all missing normality, routine and freedom but we hope you are still managing to have some
fun, learn and stay active.
What have Mrs Shaw & Mr Irwin been up to I hear you ask? Well then, let me show you …………
It is important to acknowledge how we feel in difficult times and it is OK to feel confusion, fear, frustration or worry. However, it is also important to look after our mental health and find ways to help us feel better and stay positive.
Here are some things you could try …
Every day say or write down something you are thankful for.
Do something that makes you feel a sense of calm
(e.g. read, draw, yoga, mindful colouring, craft)
Go for a walk and notice what you can hear/see.
Talk to a friend or family member and make someone
Write a letter to somebody you haven’t seen for a few days. Tell them what you have been doing, something you are thankful for, something to make them smile, ask them some questions.
Take care of yourselves and your families and we will be in touch with you soon. We miss you!
How are you all doing P5U? I’ve been thinking about everyone and hoping you’re all safe and well. Bet you’re impressing the grown ups at home with your times tables and spelling. Some of you might be helping to cook meals or getting stuck in with chores around the house. Whatever you’re up to just try to make it fun. You might be missing your friends and family you can’t see just now, so try to stay in touch by phone or with messages.
Here’s a riddle for you to try at home. We’ve played this in class so you’ll know there are loads of things it could be. I’m thinking of an answer and my cat will guard it for now. Why not think of as many things as you can and write a list? Post a photo on Facebook and I’ll have a look to see if anyone gets the answer I’m thinking of right now. Here’s your one and only clue:
Firstly, I want to start off by saying how much I miss each and every one of you. I miss seeing your smiley and happy faces every morning! I hope you are all staying safe and keeping healthy and looking after everyone in your house! I have loved seeing all the pictures of you working hard – you continue to make me proud even when we aren’t in school! I hope you are enjoying the tasks I set you and are doing as many as you can but remember, there is no pressure to do lots of tasks but please make sure you keep reading! With everything that is going on in the world, I know this can be a little tricky but always remember, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book” – Dr Seuss.
Even if we can’t leave our houses, we can let our imagination be taken to places all through just reading a book!
I can’t wait to hear all about your days off when we come back to school. I hope you are keeping a note of all the exciting/interesting things you have been doing over the past week J! I know it’s a little bit strange not knowing when we will come back to school, but the way I like to think of it is – each day that goes past, is one day closer to us seeing each other again and I cannot wait to see you all again!
I have a new task for you. As you all know, I LOVE the Egyptian Video on Just Dance. So, I would like you to join me at 9am on Monday morning to do the ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ Just Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iacS9EnsepM). We may not physically be together, but we can do this dance together and be together in spirit J! Maybe, you could get someone at home to take a picture of you doing it and post it on the school Facebook page, so I can see all the fun you were having whilst dancing to it!
I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing you all again soon!
We hope you are all doing well and have been keeping busy, happy and active in these rather unusual times. Hopefully some of you will have managed to complete some of the tasks set in the home learning packs. Please don’t worry if there are some things which you are unsure or confused about, all you can do is try your best. The main thing is to try and keep reading and keep listening to stories. David Walliams is reading a story every day from The Worlds Worst Children, which can be downloaded from his website. Also, there are free audio books available on Audible. Give it a go if you can.
There is also the countdown maths game website, we would love to see any of your calculations when we return to school!! Pictures, cartoons and imaginative stories are all good fun activities too.
Joe Wicks is streaming fitness classes on his youtube channel “The Body Coach”. It is important to have fun and interactive PE sessions at home to help you feel positive and energised. It is great fun (and it gives you a break from screens!)
Finally, keep being brilliant P5s, be really helpful around the house and keep being kind to brothers and sisters!
Keep happy, stay well and don’t worry. Things will return to normal eventually.