Outside of school catch up and check in sessions here are a few of the things we’ve been up to this week.
This week began a little differently to the others, with one of the children going into school for a two hour session. Today was just for year 7 pupils. The school did a brilliant job and children seemed happy, appearing with a cereal bar and a pack of antibacterial wipes at the end of the session.
We started this week with high hopes for the weather. The forecast was good, so we were hoping to be outside a lot more again. The week started off very gloomy though, not at all what was forecast.
This week has been a really wet week. It’s been a massive contrast to the glorious weather we’ve mainly had over the lockdown weeks so I think it was a bit of a shock to the system. We don’t let the rain stop us getting outside, but it does reduce the amount of time we spend outside.
We’ve had stunning weather this week, how about you? It’s been glorious and we’ve taken the learning outside as much as possible, once all the bits and bobs we need to do online have been done.
This week would have been half term if the children had been in school, so we decided to take a break from formal learning and do much more outside in the lovely sunshine.
It’s week eight on the Coronacoster – how are you all doing? Crisis schooling certainly has it’s ups and downs doesn’t it. I’ve generally found that the lower I set my expectations at the start of the day, the better the day and the more we achieve, so I’ve been trying to roll with that as much as possible.
I said early on in this process that home schooling is a choice, this is crisis schooling and that is something very different. It’s also different for those families who normally home school their children – why? Well, because they won’t be used to being schooled 100% from home either, they will be used to outdoor learning, museum trips and other learning excursions.