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Half Term Activities

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Re: Ideas for Activities for pupils at Half Term

With half term fast approaching, and latest guidance stating that schools will not reopen before 8th March at the earliest, we have collated a variety of resources to support pupils and families over the half term break.

We have included activities that pupils can do on their own but also those that can be done as a family. The majority are aimed at decreasing screen time and promoting wellbeing during the week of holiday as we believe it is important for pupils and families to spend time together if they can, and for screens to be put to one side as much as possible.

The resources include Baking, Art, Random Acts of Kindness, PE challenges, Geography challenges, English games, various creative activities and non-screen based ideas. We are also encouraging pupils to spend time relaxing but to maintain a routine in order to stay healthy. We have completed an assembly with each year group to highlight the ideas and encourage pupils to think creatively about how they can spend their time during half term. This has been emailed to all pupils and is also on the school website.

We are very interested to see what pupils and families come up with so please do send us pictures of you completing activities and of any creations that are made – we will be awarding prizes for any pictures that are sent to us. Pupils can send pictures to their Tutor, Learning Co-ordinator or direct to named staff for Food (Mrs Mason), Art (Mr Ruskin or Mr Carter) and Geography (Miss Hunt).

The activities can be found on the school website via a link from the Home page and they are also linked to the Mental Health and Wellbeing tab.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs J Moody
Assistant Principal