Dear P4 2019/2020,
Summer is nearly here and it’s the perfect time to rest, recharge batteries and take a break. We as your teachers recognise that the past few months won’t have been easy for so many different reasons - and this summer probably won’t be what we’re used to either! There’s lots we still can’t do as we work together to keep each other safe and healthy. But there’s lots we can do too!
We might not be able to go on holiday to far away places - but maybe you could go there in your mind… Ever been to Narnia? Hogwarts? The Far Away Tree? Get reading this summer. Read in your garden, read in the bath, read on the sofa under a blanket as the rain runs down the window, read to your dog, your cat, your teddy bear… Our first top tip for the summer is to READ!
Our next top tip is to practise your number work! We know how competitive you all can be, so keep up your times tables and number bonds! It can be so easy to forget them over the summer, but doing a little bit every week will mean that you might start P5 at the top of your new class leaderboard!
This is an excellent time to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby! So our last top tip is to try something new! Learn to tie your shoelaces, extend your art skills, learn to ride your bike, identify trees and plants along the greenway, get active, do some chores around the house - maybe try some DIY. The possibilities are endless, and you have so much potential inside you.
Keep an eye on the School Social Media - lots has been shared since lockdown began, and we’re sure plenty more will be shared. There’s so many ideas flying around the internet that might spark your imagination - but don’t let it overwhelm you. It can be so easy to look at all the creative ideas and feel pressure to do more. It’s ok to let your children be bored and find their own things to do - that’s when creativity kicks in!
You could also use the packs we sent home when school closed, or flick back through the various weeks on the school website to get some more ideas. But please do take a break - get outdoors and go on day trips, be creative, play games and learn new skills. We’ll see you in September - and we can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to.
Mrs McVittie, Mrs Baird, Mrs English and Mrs Tate
Ps. There are links below to help you find things to read, or ways to practise numeracy skills, or to be creative. Have a look and see what might work for you.
A child friendly song explaining how to wash your hands. For a written version of the full technique, head to The NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/h...
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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