Wednesday 13th May
I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend! We had glorious weather and I did see some brilliant pictures of how you and all the staff were all celebrating VE day.
I am sure everyone saw the announcement by the Prime Minister where he hoped Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 classes could start back at school in June, if it is safe to do so. We are still waiting to receive a lot of information from the government about what this means for our school. I am sure that like us, you will have lots of questions, but as yet, we do not really have any answers until the government share further information with us.
In the short-term therefore, nothing has changed for us and our school continues to remain closed and the childcare offer for children of key workers is still available at Farringdon Academy. Work will continue to be set as part of weekly class blogs. We hope to be able to provide you with further information in the coming days and weeks once we are able to do so.
In the meantime, please take care and look after each other,
Wednesday 6th May
I do hope everyone is well and keeping safe. The weeks are going by so quick and I know by all your pictures that you have all been super busy with the activities and challenges set by the teachers.
First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our staff who continue to work so hard providing you with new online learning tasks and exciting home school projects. Also, a big shout out to our office staff and Mr Byers for making sure our school runs as smoothly as ever.
I would also like to thank your parents/carers and all other family members who are doing their utmost to keep you safe and at home during this difficult time. I imagine they all hug you just a little bit tighter and longer than before.
Lastly, I would like to thank you! You have all been amazing! The year 2 video brought me to tears, our home uniform day and thanking the NHS video gave me goosebumps and all of your pictures you send to your class teachers make me smile. I do hope it won’t be too long before we are all back together again and having fun.
I found this poem by Gemma Peacock called The Rainbow Children and I know my brave Plains Farm Rainbow Children are making me proud every single day.
The Rainbow Children
The history books will talk of now,
That time the world stood still.
When every family stayed at home,
Waved out from windowsills-
At those they loved but could not hold,
Because they loved them so.
Yet, whilst they did they noticed all the flowers start to grow.
The sun came out, they can recall,
And windows, rainbows filled.
They kicked a football in their yards,
Until the night drew in.
They walked each day but not too close,
That time the world stood still.
When people walked straight down the roads,
That once the cars did fill.
They saw that people became ill,
They knew the world was scared.
But whilst the world stood still they saw,
How much the whole world cared.
They clapped on Thursdays from their doors,
They cheered for the brave.
For people who would risk their lives,
So others could be saved.
The schools closed down, they missed their friends,
They missed their teachers so.
Their Mam’s and Dad’s helped with their work,
They helped their minds to grow.
The parents used to worry that,
As schools were put on hold,
Their children wouldn’t have the tools,
They’d need as they grew old.
But history books will talk of them,
Now adults, fully grown.
Those little boys and girls back then,
The ones who stayed at home.
They’ll tell you that they fixed this world,
Of all they would fulfil.
The RAINBOW children building dreams,
They’d dreamed whilst time stood still