Town Close School Home learning – Week 1
The spirit and ingenuity of Town Close pupils, parents and staff shone through this week as everyone adapted to a new way of working and learning.
Monday saw Joe Wicks workouts, children at home playing shops, baking tasks, some wonderful French board games being created and leaf sketching. In addition to our core learning in maths and English, our TeamTownClose feeds also received news of the arrival of Boris the chick, a reading cat and two very attentive pigs! Tuesday saw magical beanstalks from Little Acorns, a huge array of science experiments, children discovering gardening, an innovative PE lesson with a tractor tyre, netball, cookery and lots of play outside in the glorious spring sunshine.
As the week continued, we saw lots more examples of creative and ambitious work completed by children as well as DIY projects, clock-making, painting, pasta-making and cosmic yoga! Many children started their entries for the optional “build a den” competition sent out by Mr Coulthart and sent in answers guessing where Bella was. We also heard about kite flying, an outdoor French café, newborn lambs, craft projects, swing ball and story writing. Norwich City goalkeeper, Tim Krul, very kindly met a group of keen sportsmen and women from Year 8 on Zoom to share his experiences of training from home and answer some of their questions. Friday concluded with scrabble, word games, wax crayon melting, cycling, stories, crafts and lots and lots of delicious cookery!
Well done to all of the pupils, parents and staff on a fantastic week of learning that exemplified how creative and adaptive we are all capable of being when faced with extremely challenging circumstances. We look forward to seeing what the last two days of term bring!