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Term 5 Week 4 Planning

Monday 11th May 2020

Dear Archie, Eva, Harriet, Starr, Georgi, Evie W, Ben, Evie C, Troy, Mollie, Dylan, Henry, Kealey, Alice, Jake, James, Lily, Ella, Emmie, Edie, Monty, Louie, Cameron, Charlie, Nicole, Jack and Leo!              (and all your new teachers!)

Hi everyone! Well that was another busy week for all of you judging by all the fabulous work I saw on the PTFA Facebook page that you have all been involved in! You all had me in tears on Friday afternoon when I watched the video that Mrs Briant put on the Web page! Seeing your smiley faces on the screen was so wonderful – it gave me goosebumps!

This week I have prepared you a selection of Numeracy activities which focus on ‘time’. Now, research has shown that learning time (and fractions) are the trickiest concepts to learn, so don’t worry if you can’t do many of the tasks – just ‘have a go’ and do your best – you might know more than you think you do! Personally, I didn’t really learn to tell the time properly until I was 13! And that was only because I was sitting on a broken-down bus one day (in 1974) and a lady, who was also stranded, took the time(!) to teach me. She was very patient as she kept having to show me again and again but, by the time the bus was eventually moving again, I understood it! 

Remember that we are all different so we all learn things at different rates! Some things that look quite straightforward to you, seem confusing to others and vice versa. Also, you might not have all the ‘hands-on’ resources at home like we have at school which can sometimes be a help if you are struggling.

Last week I certainly enjoyed my walk around Herne Bay on Friday as I was able to see all the fantastic efforts that people had done to celebrate VE Day. I saw so much special home-made bunting hanging in people’s gardens along with colourful posters and flags. It was such a wonderful tribute to remember and celebrate the final end of World War 2 and honour all those people who changed the History of what could have been. I know that a lot of you made bunting, flags and posters too! Well done!

I enjoyed hearing about how some of you were able to research your own family history to find out about your older, or deceased relatives who were involved in the rejoicing 75 years ago. My mum was just a baby during that time but I have pictures of her father and my paternal grandfather in their uniforms celebrating. They were in the RAF and both flew in the big Lancaster bomber planes. One was a pilot while the other was a rear gunner! Luckily, they survived the war uninjured!

I am preparing this letter on Saturday before Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation on Sunday, so I can only hope that his message will mean that the end of ‘lockdown’ is soon and we can all be back together again as one big ‘school family’.

Be Good, Stay Safe and look after each other!             Love Mrs Tutt

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