Letter to Parents 27 January 2021
Hands On Learning
I hope that you are all keeping well and were able to try out and enjoy the activities suggested in
the Hands On Learning documents that were uploaded to our website.
We have today uploaded a brand new one that is full of fresh, fun ideas with exciting educational
activities which cover the 7 areas of learning.
It would be wonderful to see photos of any activities that the children are doing at home or indeed
any finished works in relation to baking or arts & crafts.
Please email photos in to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get a reply.
By now I hope that you have had a chance to join in with our Zoom sessions which have been a
big hit with everyone. We have received many positive comments from parents and I would like to
thank you for taking the time to email in. It is very much appreciated.
We have really enjoyed seeing the children (and in some cases their parents) in the sessions and
the level of engagement has been very high.
Reminder: Zoom sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday and you can choose one or
more of the sessions offered on each day for your child to attend. It’s the same link every time and
we always send a text message the day before the scheduled call with the required Zoom call link
just in case you have forgotten it. Don’t forget to put your child’s name on the Zoom call!
Water Eaton Community Larder
The Water Eaton Community Larder is open through lockdown. This is a membership food
scheme available for all to access. It costs £10 per annum (membership fee) and then £3.50 per
week. It is open to anyone to join. A number of our parents are finding it to be an affordable way to
regularly access healthy food. An individual membership provides up to 10 items of nonperishables (pasta, tins etc) per week plus free fruit and vegetables. There are additional benefits
too. To find out more, click on the following link:
Big Garden Birdwatch 2021
Are you ready for the excitement of the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, 29 – 31 January
Everyone can take part for free online, whether you’re a novice birdwatcher, or a seasoned pro.
Please follow the link below to get started. The RSPB website also has a Fun and Learning
homepage which has some exciting activities for you to do.
Count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony. Ignore any birds that are still in flight.
To avoid double-counting, just record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one
time – not a running total.
Don’t forget to submit your results online. You can submit your results at
www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 29 January until 19 February.
Every count is important so, if you don’t see anything, please still submit your result. Finding out
which birds don’t visit your area is as important as understanding those which do!
Adult Feeling Low?
The pandemic has led to many people feeling low, anxious or on edge. The Talking Therapies
Service provides adults with support and treatment, providing a range of talking therapies for
anxiety, worry or depression. Currently, support is mainly offered by telephone, video or online.
You can refer yourself by calling, sending an email or using the online self-referral form. Your GP
can also make the referral for you. For parents who do not have English as a first language then
an interpreter is provided for you. Once your referral has been received, you will be contacted
within a week for an initial consultation.
The service can be accessed via the following website link: https://mktalkingtherapies.nhs.uk/ .
Please remember that if you would like some support or guidance with education or wellbeing
matters, you can email email@example.com outlining your area of need and we will
arrange for the person best suited to your needs to respond.
Take care and stay safe.
Chief Operating Officer