Head’s Blog – 12th March 2021
Welcome back! It has been such a joy to hear the children learning, laughing and playing together. I am so pleased that we have welcomed back virtually our entire school community and there is some sense of normality. The children have been so enthusiastic about their learning despite a few jitters about being away from family members and having to focus on learning for the entire day. However, they have been absolutely superb and re-adjusted to school life in the building with apparent ease. We are taking the time to talk to all of the children about their feelings and have invested in a new PSHE package which focusses on wellbeing. This together with our ELSAs shows how important the mental wellbeing of members of our school community is.
We have all been getting back into routines both at home and school and establishing new ones. Mrs Griffiths has updated the Key Stage 1 library over lockdown, as well as teaching Live lessons, the lady is a machine! The children now have a library lesson once a week to share the love of reading. Here are a few photographs of them in their first session today.
Key stage two is now split into years 3/4 and years 5/6 for the majority of the week. This means that the biggest class is 17 children which means that the teacher has more time to tailor the learning to the needs of the individual, something that we pride ourselves on at Clearwell. Today, we all came together to learn about Seasonal food and do some preparation, cooking and tasting of lettuce, spring onions, spinach, potatoes, asparagus, radish and broccoli. Some of the children loved the taste of them, many trying asparagus for the first time, others felt like they were being punished! We have more photographs at school and I will endeavour to get the children to upload them onto Seesaw next week – I suspect I will need reminding!