Monday 20 April 2020

Summer Term 2020

Summer Term 2020 Welcome back to our virtual Summer term. I hope you and your families are safe and are bearing up during these tough and concerning times. It has never been as important as it is now for us all to work together as one community, supporting each other and ensuring the most important thing we do, our purpose - education, at Broadford, does not suffer. Education As mentioned before, ‘education’ at Broadford Primary School has never solely been based on the National Curriculum but also on life skills and experiences such as cooking, gardening, learning through play and it is absolutely wonderful to see all the things you have been getting up to at home. Thank you to all the families who have shared photographs and have sent messages; we really do love receiving them! Teachers and staff will continue to set work as they did before the Easter Holidays. Keep an eye on the blog, year group blog and Facebook for updates. We are now in our fourth week of lock-down to try and curb the spread of Covid-19 and many of us - children, parents and carers, school staff alike - may be feeling overwhelmed and worried. As it stands, the future is unknown as we do not know how long the current measures will be in place, how many people will be affected and what life will be like when it does end. Hope But among all the sadness there is hope. So many communities, people and businesses are doing their bit to make the world a little brighter, a little better for others. This can be seen from the Facebook community pages where residents are helping each other, volunteers are supporting the vulnerable and those shielding, people are clapping and banging their saucepans to show their gratitude at 8pm on Thursdays to our front-line workers, school staff are producing visors for the NHS and all of us who are making sacrifices and staying at home in an attempt to stop this virus from spreading. Our pupils Teamwork. Kindness. Care. Evidence of these are all around us; it is important to take note and focus on these. It is no mistake that these are linked to our 4Rs: Resilience, Reciprocity, Reflectiveness and Resourcefulness. Broadford children have developed these skills every day at school and it is important to recognise that these are the skills that are making a difference to people’s lives today. There is a message floating around Facebook and its sentiments are so very fitting at this time. It reads something like this: do not become too overwhelmed with school work. When schools do eventually reopen, teachers will focus on the school learning and ensure that our teaching responds to the needs of your children. Right now, the focus should be well-being; yours and your children so we all need to work together to get through this; you are not alone. We are an email, a phone call or a Facebook message away so please reach out.

Have a wonderful week and stay safe.

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