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Dear Upshire Primary families . .

I just wanted to reach out and say a massive thank you for being TERRIFIC! 

The phones were buzzing and emails pinging yesterday with questions about the home learning provision . . . such dedication – well done.


I have been shown photos of children’s work stations, children doing the Joe Wicks keep fit and have enjoyed reading some of the children’s comments as they have handed in work.  It is encouraging to see the children so keen to do their learning but I am equally aware that whilst children may be excited about not having to go to school, this novelty may well be short lived.


If you are unable to get onto the Internet to complete set tasks please do not worry; the timetable has been set to guide you and to help maintain some structure, however it is important to make memories not battles!  Why not take this opportunity to cook with your children, play board games, chat and tell stories, learn a new skill together, watch a film, create a family tree with photographs, the possibilities are endless!


Remember the situation we find ourselves in is new to all of us. We will support you as best we can with learning tasks but please do not put additional strain on your family; when the children return to school our amazing teachers will adapt and adjust the children’s learning to reduce the gaps in the learning as quickly as we can.


The health and safety of you and your children far outweigh academic progress.  The weeks ahead will, I am sure, set new challenges, please take this rare opportunity to enjoy your family.   Keep smiling, perhaps sometimes through gritted teeth, and I very much hope to see you all very soon.


Keep safe and best wishes


Mrs Blackburn