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Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 17:52
It has been an absolute joy to be able to welcome all our pupils back and once again be united as a school community. Indeed, it has been so lovely to see the children’s happy smiling faces as they come through the gate in the morning and hear their voices and laughter fill the classrooms,... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, laughter, Community, PE, mental health PSHE
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 22:49
Last week I wrote to the Right Honourable Greg Clark, Roger Gough, the leader of Kent County Council and Sean Holden who is our local County Councillor requesting if there was going to be any more flexibility for schools to be able to invite more children back before the end of term. Sean Holden... Read More »
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 22:33
This week we launched our 'Wellbeing' Google Meet video conferencing calls for children in Years 2-5. Thank you for your co-operation and patience as I understand that we had a few technical issues at the beginning of the week but I am assured the technology is now working fully. Indeed, I managed... Read More »
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 20:28
This week I am delighted to say that Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School once again opened its' doors in accordance with Government guidance to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 in addition to those children of Key Workers. I know I speak not just for myself but for all... Read More »
tags: collaboration, enjoyment, fun
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 23:42
The publishers at Oxford Owl have made this picture book available to read online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.   Click here to read the book online.   Everybody Worries is Jon Burgerman’s brand new picture book designed to support children who may be... Read More »
tags: English
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 23:57
Every day I receive 100's of emails. I came across this blog from the EEF (Education Endownment Foundation) which I thought you might find useful: "Everyone is adapting to an unusual situation and some parents are feeling the pressure to replicate school behaviour systems. When supporting your... Read More »
tags: well being, routines
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 14:30
We hope that you and your families are well. We are mindful of the challenges that you are all facing at this time and the impact it is having on your children. Since the announcement by national government to close schools we have been working really hard to provide engaging learning materials and... Read More »
tags: collaboration, fun, enjoyment, Computing, communication
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 22:58
I hope you all had a safe, restful Easter Break with the opportunity to enjoy the incredible weather we have been having.   Based on the huge array of photos sent in, it is obvious that you have not been sitting still and it is great that the children have been engaged in so many fun and creative... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, Easter, collaboration
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 22:03
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham... Read More »
tags: English, Science, PSHE
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 00:10
Caroline is recording a weekly Collective Worship. This is up on the Church website: gkchurch.org.uk/collectiveworship  Thank you Caroline!  In addition, Reverend Hugh is leading a daily 'Breathe' and prayer virtually at 10:00am. You may need to have the Zoom app downloaded onto your phone/tablet... Read More »
tags: worship, RE, spiritual

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