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Update from Great Binfields School

Our Great Binfields School community hopes that everyone continues to keep safe and well during these unsettling but more hopeful times. Our community continues to blow me away with their support, generosity and commitment to our children and staff. Thank you to you all.

Our teaching and support staff have over the past few months thrown themselves into a full-on Remote Education Learning Plan as well as teaching a much larger number of key worker and vulnerable children this lockdown in school. Both groups of children are rightly receiving the same full curriculum entitlement for all subjects with a huge emphasis on wellbeing throughout too. We ensure our children learning at home can access this remote package effectively through well-thought out adaptations. Our children have had a mix of mostly recorded, some live sessions and rich activities via our online learning platform. It has been wonderful to see the imagination from both staff and children in their learning (yes, our teachers and learning support assistants have had to contend with steep learning curves too!) over the past number of weeks and I am truly in awe of their creations. It has been incredibly important to us to work hard to maintain a wide variety of learning experiences for our children at home and in school as well as maintaining high standards of English and Maths Learning - introducing lots of new content as well as consolidating previously taught concepts. Here is just a snippet of what the children have been up to:

  • Making small scale volcanoes erupt in EYFS;

  • Pop art in the style of Andy Warhol in Year 1;

  • Narnia themed baking in Year 2,

  • Composing music using household items and dancing/drawing/painting to various styles of music throughout the school;

  • Listen to Me Music with Hampshire music Service for Year 3,

  • The Great Wave by Hokusai inspired art in Year 4

  • Mummifying dolls to learn about The Egyptians in Year 5

  • Making a house for Lilliputian from Gulliver's Travels as part of a book focus in Year 6

  • Forest School Friday

We have done it all! We are now extremely excited to have everyone together again on the 8th March - our GBP family back in school. It just isn’t the same when we can’t hear 420 children’s chatter and laughter. Our staff team are resolute in their determination to continue to work tirelessly to ensure our children remain inspired and enthused to learn as well as most importantly, making sure they are safe and happy. Kind regards, Ms Rogers Headteacher at Great Binfields Primary School