No zooming, no looming, no Google Classroom. Last Friday EP went screen-free and we found plenty of other ways to have fun learning.
Model building, cooking, indoor dens, creating fairy gardens, posting letters to people we haven’t been able to see for a while – teachers shared lots of ideas for how to get involved. Nursery had grass seeds to grow food for The Billy Goats Gruff. Year 6 tried to fit as many items as possible in a matchbox – we think someone managed 80! Year 1 got crafty to make their own board games and jigsaw puzzles. Everyone was invited to design some ideas for Miss Frood’s school gates.
We’ve all gained so many IT skills this year and value how much technology has supported our learning, but know that children and parents really welcomed the break from the screen for the day.