I hope you are safe and well. You are doing a brilliant job supporting your child’s well-being and learning at this time, so please take a minute to reflect on all the positives of the last six weeks. Thank you for everything you are doing and, of course, for your continued support.
As we have stressed to you many times, the wellbeing of your child and yourself is the most important thing right now. School work is there if you need it and there are plenty of other nice things you can be doing that will be valuable for your child at the moment. Look back on our wish list for some ideas.
We are in the process of contacting all children and parents by telephone, so if you haven’t had a call yet, please expect one soon. The number may show up as withheld, as some staff will be calling from home. It has been so lovely speaking to both you and your children and hearing what you’ve been up to. If we haven’t been able to get in touch with you, we will keep trying and may have to make calls to the other contacts on your forms just to check we have the correct number.
Our number one delivery lady (Mrs Ferry) is continuing to drop off work packs, books, etc. whilst on her daily walks and she is thoroughly enjoying seeing your lovely faces! Please let us know if you need any more activity sheets or would like to change your child’s reading book and we can get these to you. Equally, if you need any paper, exercise books, pencils or other stationery, we can organise this for you too.
As your child knows, our aim is that everyone in our school community is happy, healthy and safe. Being healthy involves physical health and mental health. Please ensure you are treating yourselves to one hour of exercise every day, whether that is a walk in the local area, some online fitness classes, or playing in the garden. It will do wonders for your mental health too! We base our mental health support on the NHS’s Five Steps to Wellbeing, which are here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/ I will continue to post any good resources and links on our Twitter page (@broadwayjuniors).
You know the staff at Broadway are always thinking of ways to have fun and keep spirits high! Our videos on Twitter should hopefully be making you smile. Mr McCabe is also working on a weekly school disco to air online each Friday tea time, so keep an eye out for that! Please continue to send us your photos on Twitter or Purple Mash – we really do love to see them.
Take care and keep smiling.
Mrs C. Johnson