Staying connected

Just Regional
Apr 9, 2020 2 mins read

Pupils at Cecil Gowing Infant School are being kept up to date with what is going on at their school – even down to checking up on the tadpoles in the pond.

To enable families to stay connected, staff are offering activities to do at home as well as updates on what is going on at the Sprowston school while the children are away.

Headteacher Isabel Stubbs said: “We use a system called Tapestry, which enables teachers and parents to send comments to each other and share the home learning.  This communication has enabled a real feeling of connectivity and we hope this will help transition back to school whenever this might be. 

“We appreciate that parents’ key goal each day is to keep their families happy and calm, so we do not want families to feel pressured by the activities, but look on them as a support to introduce some sort of routine into daily lives that are so different from any we previously enjoyed.”

She said the school was still open to a small number of children whose parents were keyworkers and could not stay safely at home, adding: “we salute their bravery and commitment.”

Photos such as the ones in our gallery have also been shared so everyone can feel connected to their school. “While most of our children are at home, the flowers are blooming, the tadpoles in the pond are growing into frogs and the trees are in blossom,” said Isabel.

“We miss all our children and families and so look forward to seeing them all safe and well.”

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