Following the announcement by Gavin Williamson to close all schools at 3:30 pm Friday 20th March, Sulivan has closed until further notice and will follow the guidance of the Government on an ongoing basis. This is for all children, with the exception of vulnerable children and children of key and critical workers. The Government has stated clearly that if at all possible children of key workers should be kept at home as part of the social distancing policy. However, we remain open for children in those categories and in need of a place. School will be open from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and will run on a skeleton staff. All children have been given a Home Learning Resource and access to the school’s remote learning platform. Teachers will be communicating with the children regularly to remain in contact and send new challenges, ideas and support. Children who are eligible for Free School Meals have been offered a packed lunch service this week whilst we set up the system to provide food vouchers to support these families.
Our favourite characters burst out of their books last week and joined us at school to celebrate World Book Day. We saw Harry Potter, the Cat in the Hat, Gangster Granny, and Cinderella to name but a few! Everyone at Sulivan enjoyed a wonderful day of reading as we launched our Share a Million Stories challenge. The children shared reading with friends, teachers, parents and reading buddies from different year groups. We started to count the stories we have shared https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-million-stories/ on the World Book Day website. Keep watching our total rise! We wrote our own books with a friend, ran a Book Swap Shop, made a book treasure hunt around the school and talked about why reading is so important. We even made some reading promises to make sure we are all enjoying reading every day.
Cookery Club celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes, delicious toppings and sharing them together at our “family table” which was beautiful set by the children.
This term Cookery Club children have been learning to follow recipes and work co-cooperatively together to learn new cookery skills, measure, work as a team and bake delicious recipes. Each child has developed new skills and has impressed Miss Genochio enormously with their careful and considerate teamwork. They are encourage to be as independent as possible and take on roles in the team. These roles may be Director (reading the recipe), Supply Manager (selecting and collecting the correct ingredients), Chef team (measure, mix, roll, cut etc). Everyone joins in with the clearing up!
The Club is excited to be working towards a special community project which will be launched during our Community Week at the end of March.