Thursday 6th May 2020
Dear Children, Parents and Carers,
Happy Thursday to you all. I hope you are all well.
I am really pleased with the continued feedback I receive regarding Google Classroom and the support from the staff at the school. I really value the team at St George’s and feel very lucky to have the staff that I have. We continue to meet weekly on Zoom and are in daily contact.
Thank you to Mrs Marchant for producing our weekly assembly and to all the staff for supporting with this. Helen Mac Connell and Monsignor Bernard have kindly added messages as well and these are greatly appreciated. Both Helen and Monsignor Bernard are in regular contact with me and their support and kindness is very much appreciated. Being a Governor at a school is a huge commitment and Helen, Monsignor and the rest of the Governing Body go above and beyond to support us all at the school.
As I said on Monday, It is VE Day tomorrow and I have left additional resources and videos at the bottom of this newsletter. I have read online that there are plans for ‘socially distant’ celebrations on streets throughout the country starting with a two minute silence at 11am; at 3pm the Winston Churchill Speech will be broadcast on BBC1; at 6pm, you can raise your glass to your neighbours and 9pm a Nationwide sing-a-long to ‘We’ll meet again’ with the Royal British Legion after the Queen’s address.
As a Year Six teacher many years ago, I very much enjoyed reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ to the children. I always found the story very moving and made the children think about how life was during World War Two. The year six children at St George’s have been reading the story this year and it has been a delight to hear them read it in their groups. They really impressed and pleased me with their empathy and understanding of the challenges of life during World War Two. If you haven’t read Goodnight Mr Tom, I would very much recommend it. I would also recommend The Amazing Tale of Adolphus Tips. This is set in Devon during World War Two.
During our Friday assembly we would normally celebrate recent birthdays. This week I would like to wish Joyelyn and Storm a very happy birthday. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the celebrations.
Mrs Earp has kindly selected the assembly song for this week. Mrs Earp has chosen ‘Higher and Higher’ by Jackie Wilson. Another absolute classic from years gone by.
Have a super weekend and love and best wishes to you all.