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This should have been sent yesterday.. apologies to parents who thought that it was real incident this morning!

8 February 2021 (by admin)

Dear Parents and carers                                                                                                                                                  

At the end of each half term, we would usually ask the children to complete a Standard Task. This helps teachers assess the children’s grammar. As a school, we would still like the children to do their Standard Task from home. This time the children will be writing a newspaper report about, “When Zoom Went Wrong.” Prior to the Standard Task lesson, there will be some irregular occurrences on your first Zoom lesson on the Monday 8th February (Years 1,2 and Foundation Stage) and Wednesday 10th February (Years 3,4,5 and 6).

Please be aware that these things are supposed to happen and are a stimulus for the children’s writing. We would like you to act as though you did not know these things were going to happen so that the children think that they are accidents and are unplanned. At a point in the morning, your children will be told that an emergency assembly is being held and that they all need leave their lessons and access the online assembly. The code will be the same as the usual assembly that is held at the end of each day. This assembly will be important for their Standard Task so please ensure that your child is able to access this. 

While the children are doing their Standard Task, please let them do this unaided as we would like to be able to assess what the children are able to do independently. We will be asking for these pieces of work to come back with the children after half term so that the teachers are able to assess this piece of work. Alternatively, if the children are able to type this work they could email it to the school when they have finished with the teacher’s name.  

Please ask if you would like any more details about this task and we will be happy to discuss it further with you.  

Kind regards,  

Amelia Christy  and Miss Kelly Dillon