20th July 2020
Good Morning Wellfield family,
I hope you are all doing well, and continuing to have lots of fun at home.
Up until now, the adults at school have been looking after some children of key workers, whilst the rest of you have stayed safe at home.
In school, we are following the guidance from the government about what we need to do to keep our school community safe. .
I know that this is a confusing and difficult time, whether you are one of the children who have been back in school with us, or not. There have been lots of changes lately, and change is something that we all find difficult to cope with.
It’s important that you all know, regardless of whether you have returned to us, you haven’t been forgotten, and you are missed greatly every day.
Some of you may be feeling a little (or a lot) anxious about what is going on, and so it is important that you’re speaking to your adults at home about this as much as possible. I am also happy to give any of you a call for a chat and to check in with how you’re doing and feeling. If you would like to do this, please ask your adults to email the school office FAO Miss Ridley to let me know, and I will give you a call as soon as possible. Please also make use of the activities I’m posting, they will help.
I’ve put together a social story for you all, which you can find below. A social story is simply information specific to you, and anything that may be a source of difficulty, with the aim to provide better understanding. I’m hopeful that it will provide some reassurance for now.
Thinking of you all,
Returning to School Social Story
I have been staying at home and learning there for a little while, whilst school was closed.
School has been closed to keep my friends and I safe.
The government is in charge and decides when it is safe for my friends and I to go back to school which will be in September.
When I go back to school, I might be in a different year group, so some things will be different, and some things will be the same
The same school building will be there.
The same adults from school will be there.
The same children will be there.
I will know or have seen everybody that is in school.
What will be different?
I might not be with the same adults in class as I will have moved up to the next year group.
That is okay.
I might not be in the same classroom or sit in the same seat.
That is okay.
I might have different playtime’s and lunchtimes or even start times.
These things might change to keep me safe, and that means all of these things are okay.
I might be feeling worried, sad or angry about these changes, and that is okay too.
Change is difficult for everyone.
If I am feeling worried, sad or angry I can speak to somebody about it.
I can speak to an adult at school, or my adults at home about this.
The adults can listen to how I am feeling, and help me to feel better about it.
School can send my adults a timetable if I think I might need one, so I know what to expect when I do go back.
The timetable might change as time goes on, and the adults at home and school can talk to me about this.
All children need to go to school to learn.
It is good to go to school.
When the government tells the adults it is safe, school will start to return to normal.
I will be able to see all of my friends again. I will be able to see all of the adults at school again.
There will be lots of adults around to help me with this change and remind me that it is okay.
School is good, and it is good for me to be at school.
All the school staff are looking forward to seeing you in September, for now enjoy the summer.