Good afternoon children (the young and the older),
I hope you are keeping safe and well. It's a weird time for us all. For those who are in school, we are completing the same learning as those of you at home with loved ones! You are not missing out...promise!
We are all being careful and continuing to wash hands, keep apart as much as possible and following what we are being told to do to keep everyone safe...
BUT, we are still smiling, laughing, joking and keeping our active body and active minds going!
I am missing you all dearly, especially our weekly catch ups in assemblies. My online assembly today involves a simple poem (which someone sent me) with a clear message to youngsters and continued hope:
The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World
The world it got so busy,
There were people all around.
They left their germs behind them;
In the air and on the ground.
These germs grew bigger and stronger.
They wanted to come and stay.
They didn’t want to hurt anyone -
They just really wanted to play.
Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,
Or tickled your throat or your nose.
They could make you cough and sneeze
And make your face as red as a rose.
And so these germs took over.
They started to make people ill,
And with every cough we coughed
More and more germs would spill.
All the queens and kings had a meeting.
“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.
And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,
Just so these germs couldn’t spread.
We couldn’t go to cinemas
Or restaurants for our tea.
There was no football or parties,
The world got as quiet as can be.
The kids stopped going to school,
The mums and dads went to work less.
Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush
Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!
Parents started teaching the sums,
Siblings played with us more,
Grown ups were in charge of homework
And we read and played jigsaws galore!
The whole world was washing their hands
And building super toilet roll forts!
Outside was quiet and peaceful,
Now home was the place for all sports.
So we played in the world that was home
And our days filled up with fun and love,
And the germs they grew smaller and smaller
And the sun watched from up above.
Then one morning the asun woke up early,
It smiled and stretched its' beams wide.
The world had been fully spring cleaned,
It was time to go back outside!
We opened our doors oh so slowly
And breathed in the clean and fresh air.
We promised that forever and always
Of this beautiful world we’d take care!
TAKE CARE, EVERYONE!
Keep inside, keep safe and keep well this weekend... you are all in my thoughts. Also, please tell your children that Mrs Bates says, “Keep using those cheeks and keep smiling.”
For now, I leave you to try and enjoy the rest of your weekend. The very best and fond wishes,