I hope that you are all safe and well and not driving your parents and carers crazy! It must seem so strange for you all at this time. In years to come when you are old and grey, you will be telling the little children all about the time when schools were closed. You’re making history each and every day. I wanted to let you know that your friends and teachers are missing you all. Some of us have been at school and it feels so empty without you all here.
Lots of you are working hard completing your home learning packs as well as accessing learning activities online. There are so many resources out there with tons of ideas for things you can do at home. Have you been exercising with Joe Wicks in the mornings? We have and I realise how unfit I am - I am aching all over!
I have been trying not to watch too many programmes about the coronavirus and I hope you are too. There is so much information about it and it can be very overwhelming. We still don’t know how long this could go on for but you know I have everything crossed that we will get back to normal soon. The most important thing that we all have to remember is to keep safe and not to panic. Do you remember what you need to do to keep safe?
At Bond we are very good at knowing what we need to do to keep our bodies healthy and this must not stop now that many of you are at home.
It is still very important to eat healthy food including fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and do exercise. The weather is set to improve over the next few days and when we see the sun we want to go out and enjoy it. This is not what we want everyone to do this time – no, no, no! Even when the sun is shining, the safest place for you to be is at home.
We also know how important it is for us to have a healthy mind. I know it may be feel difficult at the moment but you really must try. Focus on positive things: do things that you enjoy and make you laugh – a real good belly laugh – you know the ones I mean, they’re the best. Ask the grown –ups to do something silly with you so that you can all roll around in laughter. I have been watching Mrs Hindle do Joe Wicks’ exercises and that has made me laugh – don’t tell her I told you!
Next week many of you will be celebrating Easter. It might not be what you usually do but I hope that you still get to enjoy eating lots of chocolate and remembering the Easter story.
You are all in our thoughts and you can still talk to your teacher using your class dojo – they love hearing from you and seeing some of things you are getting up to. When you haven’t used your class dojo, your teachers call me and tell me to ring you to remind you. We just want to know that you are all safe and well, and doing your home learning!
So, Bond children – the best children in Mitcham- keep safe and well.
I will write to you again very soon.
Miss M Bennett