Dear Parents and Carers,
Our transition back to face-to-face learning has been both smooth and exciting. We have some great learning to do between now and the end of the year and we have been so impressed with everyone’s attitude to learning.
Below is a snapshot of what our students think about being back at school and their new learning spaces. They can say it better than I can!
What do our students think about being back at school?
Kiaan - I like that I get to learn and I get to play with my friends. I like that our new classroom has stairs.
Hunter - I get to see everyone. When we were on zoom, I only got to say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ to my friends.
Ellie - Playing with friends. I like working at school and I like the windows.
Jonathan - Playing with my friends and playing on the playground. I like sitting on the floor and I like the curved tables.
Dominic P - The best bit is that we got a new classroom. I like that it’s brand new and we get cushions instead of spots. I get more quiet time at school because I have a baby brother at home.
Christian - I like the new classroom because it’s a big area. I like learning at school because we get to play outside.
Lottie - I like seeing Miss Frost in person and I like the standing up table.
Olivia - I like getting to do Maths and Religion because I like talking about God and I like counting by tens and twenties. I like the new learning space because we get to bring our own pencil cases and we get to sit on cushions.
Oceann - The best thing about being back at school is bringing our own pencil cases and learning new things. It took a long time to be back at school. On the first morning, I felt so happy and excited.
Olive - Getting to see all my friends and all my teachers and getting out of the house.
Archie - I really liked seeing all my friends. I like face-to-face because I get more distracted on zooms.
Lydia - Meeting my friends and teachers. I would definitely pick learning at school because when you’re learning at home you can’t see your friends as much. The new learning space feels more comfortable and bright.
Juo - I can talk with my friends.
Olivia - We get more education when we’re at school because we’re more interactive with the teacher and we learn better than being online.
Barry - When you’re back at school you can meet everyone again, have your own space in the classroom and feel like a learner. The new classroom is just incredible. It’s more organised and feels like a better classroom. My favourite part is the breakout room.
Siria - The best part about being back is seeing my friends, the new space and the new furniture. If you need a teacher, they’re right there. I feel like it’s better for explaining. I like all of the new furniture - grey is my favourite colour.
Helen - I like seeing my friends and seeing the new classroom. And I like asking questions to the teachers and they can answer them straight away. I like the breakout rooms the best.
Will - The best bit is seeing my friends and getting back to work and playing in the playground. I like the new TVs and the new working areas and the sliding whiteboard. I like the breakout room, it’s like you’re having a meeting.
Max - I like being able to see my friends and see the new classroom. I like the new chairs, they’re really nice. I like the booths a lot because they’re enclosed and they have nice seats.
Stay safe 🏡