Friday 22nd May
Hooray! We've made it! Another half-term finished. I'd like to take this opportunity to say how amazing you have all been throughout this period of home learning. You may have had moments where it got a bit tough, but you've all powered through like the superstars that you are. I've been so impressed with all of the work that you've sent through over these past several weeks and the level of commitment shown by you (and your parents, obviously) to continuing your education.
Moving on, I hope you've had a good week and enjoyed the nice weather. Hands up if you've had a water fight this week? We've had one or two here but somebody got carried away and pushed Theo too hard in the pool and accidentally cut his tooth. Obviously, the guilty party was immediately sent to the naughty step where I reflected on my poor choices. It's been nice to be able to travel a bit further afield to go for our walks too and we've really enjoyed the sunny walks along the towpath at Selby canal and for the boys' Nana to be able to come and join us on one of them.
This week, I've also figured out that I am the most powerful man in the world and can control the weather. All I have to do is drain the pool and the weather will immediately get hot and sunny. Then, if I fill it again, the weather will cool down again. It's like magic.
Hopefully, if all goes well when the first year groups come back after the half term, we'll be able to get your smiling faces back to school pretty soon. Honestly, I can't wait to see you all again and have you back to some sort of schooling.
Take care and enjoy your week off,
Tuesday 19th May
And so, we reach the final week of the half-term. I know that for many of you, this has been a difficult, boring time and the novelty of being off school is rubbing off a bit. Some of you will have siblings who are due to come back to school after the half-term and you may even be slightly jealous of them. However you're feeling about this time at home, that's ok. It doesn't matter if you're fed-up, frustrated or still really enjoying it. Just know that, even though it may feel like it, you are not alone in this. We can't wait to have you all back in school in whatever format that takes. You have this week of home learning to get through and then you have a week where I won't be setting any work before we get back to it after the half-term. Hopefully, after that, it won' be too long before we can welcome you all back to school in some form or another, so keep your chins up and we'll get through this.
I'll be updating the gallery through the course of today, so check back later today to see what everyone has been sending me. I've had some great pieces of writing and some truly sadistic torture devices, among other things.