Friday 22nd January 2021
Well as another week draws to a close, I would like to thank you again for all of your support this week. The teachers continue to be thrilled and impressed with the quality of the work they are receiving.
Next week there will be a slight change, as we are introducing Feel Good Friday! Friday’s learning will now consist of a grid containing a variety of non screen activities, that the children can complete independently or with a member of the family eg build the tallest tower, draw a picture for someone, or even have a disco and dance to your favourite song! Each week the children can simply cross out the activities which they have competed and keep going until the grid is completely full of crosses. We are very aware of how hard yourselves and the children are working, so we hope this will not only ease the pressure a little, but most of all provide opportunities for a little fun! It also provides an opportunity if the children would rather to simply use the time to finish off activities from earlier in the week. We would love to see some photographs of you and the children simply having fun! Send your photographs in the usual manner to either Dojo or to the Distance Learning email and we will share them on our website.
Other news, Free School Meal Vouchers were issued this week. This process seems to have gone without a hitch, but if you do have any issues please get in touch.
Please remember the vouchers were only issued to those parents whose children are not attending school.
You may also have heard this week that primary schools have had a delivery of staff testing kits from the Government. The purpose of the kits are to identify adults who may be asymptomatic with Corona Virus symptoms. A positive result will mean a person has to isolate even if they are not displaying any symptoms. In our fight to control the virus and keep our community safe this is obviously an extremely important move forward. It is however inevitable this may lead to bubble closures. We are obviously hoping this is not the case, but we must be realistic and acknowledge this is a possibility.
As always thank you again, and I would just like to finish by congratulating Super Mums Cheryl Hudson and Rebecca Robinson for being nominated as South Shields Gazette’s Health Care Heroes. This is a truly deserved recognition of all of your hard work during this difficult time. Also a big shout out to Sam Proud and his Dad who just before Christmas took part in a fundraising event to raise money to support families. They raised over £600. Watch Sam at work in the Latest News Section of the website. A big Well Done from everyone at Jarrow Cross.
Have a good weekend everyone and take care,