Rydal Penrhos Daily Notes – June 15
Day 59 from Rydal Penrhos school’s keyworker childcare provision – 24 pupils, 10 staff
Back to another Monday and the pupil faces are excited about the thought of school reopening on the 29th but they also look tired.
The staff look the same, but in a less fresh-faced way! It certainly is time for a change!
Luckily by 9am the pupils have cheered each other up and are raring to go down to the field for their morning exercise.
The senior pupils always manage to wheedle their way out of this with claims of ‘form periods which we’re not allowed to miss’ and other such clear exaggerations.
The prep pupils are resigned to the laps of the field and the pre-schoolers always act as if this is the first time they have been to the field, excitement levels off the scale!
The day then continues with ‘bubbles’ of pupils working on their remote learning tasks and taking work to the office to be scanned and uploaded to Teams – they have the system down to a fine art now.
It’s not until much later, around 4pm, that lessons are well and truly over and activities can begin. Today Mrs Woodthorpe took some of the Prep pupils to the school garden and they used various by-products from their tidy up to make a mathematical table and key.
This was a follow up to the maths work they had been doing earlier in the day and showed great creativity and imagination (as well as being mathematically correct!). Well done girls!
By the time the parents arrive to collect their children the tired faces have returned.
This time the tiredness is from a day well spent learning in a variety of ways; the stress of the overall situation is forgotten in the discussion about what they will be having for tea…come on parents, time to get your chef’s hat on now!
Mrs Lucy Davies
Head of Rydal Penrhos Prep School