It’s been a strange couple of weeks. The gloom of an almost empty school has been replaced by giggles from the Nursery garden; Reception skipping down the field to forest school; Year 1 singing with their friends; Mrs Goodson’s daily socially-distanced discos on the field at morning break; movie afternoon after a morning’s hard work in the key worker children’s bubble; and the sound of Year 6 loving their learning with Mr Grimshaw and Ms Bridges. Seeing and hearing Miss Standing teaching Year 6 remotely, those in school and those at home, from her home, made me feel quite emotional!
As wonderful as it is to have some of the children back in school, it makes me miss those at home all the more. It makes me miss the ‘old normal’. I have been sitting at my computer working and thinking how lovely it would be to sit in front of a classroom bursting full of children and read them a story. What would I read them? It would have to be Matt Haig’s ‘The Truth Pixie’, of course.
My message to those at home, pupils, parents and staff, who may be feeling sad and finding it all a bit tough . . . be patient, have courage, stay hopeful. We will all be back together soon.
Mrs Pelling and the Wellbeing Team x x