Amid a week of uncertainty for many we have kept calm and carried on at Clearwell. As usual, children are washing their hands after using the toilet and before eating. This is normal practice. We have issued guidance to all stakeholders of our plan which has been shared on Parent Apps. If you have any questions then please ask, we are following government advice and rest assured that we get a daily update from the Department for Education if any updates.
Emotional well being is always a high priority at Clearwell and all of our teaching assistants have continued with their training to be ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants), we have been singing and painting. Our singing is quite spectacular and brings a tear to my eye. You are all in for a treat at our Easter service.
If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know that we have been investigating the impact of war on Clearwell. This week the focus was on rationing, something that continued long after the war ended. Willow followed a war time recipe for carrot cake, so minimal sugar! The children had a fabulous time making it but I think that they enjoyed the eating more!
We have recently relaunched our advice and guidance for parents to support their child(ren) with their reading. We make use of core texts in school so that children can base their writing on this too. We have been using Flotsam in Willow and as Inference Iggy was the dog (skill) we were focusing on, children have been looking at what has been left at a beach and inferring what person had visited. The inference skills are improving no end!