New parents September 2020
We are busily trying to order and collect a great many resources for our existing EYFS outdoor area and developing a new outdoor area to extend continuous provision learning to KS1 children too. These areas will be extremely beneficial for EYFS and KS1 children returning to school in September more of their learning can be developed through creative, imaginative and purposeful activities outside far more often. A less formal way of teaching and learning in all subjects outside will be crucial for every child’s well- being after an exceedingly disruptive year and for many an extremely long time away from the school environment. Equally, while we all know COVID-19 will still be a present threat in September and beyond and schools will still have to adhere to restrictions, working outside would be beneficial to limit greater risk.
So we ask all of you to please check your own unwanted items that you all cleared-out during the many months of lockdown; contact any friends or family members who maybe working in industries that would use these e.g. construction, electricians, home renovations, cabling firms, DIY stores or you may know of contacts that we could call/email to ask if they have any of these? A collective effort from Barrington community would be highly effective to get enough resources in school to make September a very exciting month for our pupils.
Mrs Avant, Mrs Hayes & Mrs Beswick