In this folder you will find lots of ideas and activities for keeping your children busy whilst they're at home. There is quite a lot here to be going on with, and we will update the page as and when we find more things we think you might enjoy.
I think we can all agree that the past couple of weeks have been quite strange, both for us and for our children. In school we have certainly noticed that pupils have seemed more worried than usual, as they're experiencing changes that they can't fully understand. For this reason, it's quite important that they have routines to follow if they're staying at home for an extended period of time. Doing similar things at the same time each day will help your child to feel more relaxed, as they will have some idea of what's coming next. It's often the unknown that causes anxiety.
At school, our morning routine is to do phonics, followed by English, break time, then maths. Afternoons are given over to reading, then other subjects such as science and geography. Obviously, you will plan your day to fit what's best for you (and it probably won't be as rigidly structured), but this information may be useful to some of you as a starting point. We hope that, though the circumstances are very difficult, you will have the chance to enjoy some of the extra opportunities this time at home brings, sharing many new learning experiences.
We wish you all the very best of health and are looking forward to our Peterbrook family being together once again, hopefully in the not too distant future.
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