The purpose of this communication is to provide you with information about the way that teaching and learning will progress over the summer term whilst the school building is closed. Our team here at Oakleigh House is committed to providing the very best we can for all the children in our community.
We know that nothing can replace actually being in school and being taught and cared for in person, but we hope that, through our Online Teaching and Learning Programme, our children will continue to love learning and be challenged.
We are currently in such unusual and unprecedented times, which can be extremely unsettling for our children. As well as prioritising their physical health as we remain at home, we also need to be looking after their mental health and wellbeing, keeping a sense of normality and daily routine, whilst providing opportunities for them to flourish.
The coming weeks will undoubtedly contain many new challenges, but we are sure that, by working together as a school community, our children will have structure, as well as the time to be creative and pursue more open-ended activities, maintaining a happy balance between academic work and play.
We see this as a fantastic opportunity for the children to develop some key skills. We are convinced that the children will become more resilient, independent learners, that the problem-solving skills they will develop will set them up to be lifelong learners and the ICT skills they are developing will make them confident and competent users of a range of devices and platforms.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you and your children.