We hope you are all well and staying safe. We really miss seeing you all whilst we are away from school. It seems very strange not seeing all your lovely, cheerful faces every day.
We would love to see any home learning you are doing – please email any of your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few ideas for the coming days. You may have seen the ‘Rainbows’ idea in the media in recent days. The idea is for children to create their own rainbows – they could paint them, use crayons or collage, or any other way they choose – and then display them in their windows, as a collective show of solidarity that there is light at the end of the rainbow. You could add a message of support for our NHS and other keyworkers. It is also a reminder that wherever we need to be right now (at home!), we are all part of something bigger: our family, our street, our Cypress Family, The Pegasus community, the United Kingdom and, ultimately, the whole world.
There are some free downloadable rainbows you can print off for templates: https://www.whatmommydoes.com/
or draw your own outlines. You can make them as big or small as you like; we would love to see the results! Can the children remember the Rainbow song we sing at school?
On the theme of Rainbows, the children could:
1. Learn the colours of the rainbow in the correct order: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Indigo and Violet (the mnemonic Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain can help to remember them – for adults and older children)
2. Talk about the classes in our school with those names and if they know anyone in those classes or whether their sibling is in one of them?
3. Could you try a scavenger hunt around the house and garden (if you have one) to find objects of each colour? How many objects have you found of each colour? What is your favourite colour?
We will be putting up regular news stories with ideas, so please keep checking the website!
Sending you all our very best wishes.