01 May

Hello everyone, I woke up this morning facing another day of lockdown but feeling hopeful. It is the first day of a new month. My nana always used to tell us to say “White Rabbit” on the first day of a new month. She was very superstitious. This morning I woke up early listening to birds singing outside my bedroom window and I said aloud “White Rabbit” – so I am hopeful that this month of May will bring us some good news.

As we face this new normal, ways of working differently, ways of learning differently, appreciating the small things in life like walking the dog outside, I am feeling hopeful that May will bring us some good news. Now I’m not saying that this new normal is going to be easy but I think that you have all done amazingly well during this period of lockdown. When we have talked to you and your families on the phones and via Showbie your strength and resilience have made me realise what I already knew – you are all amazing and I love working with you and for you and I have the best job in the world. Lots to be grateful for….

I am going to say a huge well done to Jacob for his learning on Showbie. Jacob keep up the great work and effort, you really are impressing us all. Daniel also, it’s not going unnoticed and last but not least James and Michael C. I was so impressed with your efforts boys again this week. That handwriting – lots of neat work. Well done. I will be posting exciting news on Monday about a new DT project / competition but you can have a sneak preview here.….also some more art hacks for you to try.

I’m going to share some more Rainbow Poems because they have touched my heart. So here are Jacob and Daniel’s Rainbow Poems – amazing work and thank you boys..

Another thing that made me smile and feel very proud to be a part of this amazing trust was the We Will Rock You Video. Well done to everyone who took part it was lovely to see. If you haven’t seen the video yet..

Sitting here this morning thinking about my blog, thinking about all of you, a new normal and life in general, an email popped into my inbox from another Head Teacher. Thank you for sending this Tracy Wood from Royton Hall Primary School. It made my day and it made me smile, I paused for thought and thought this is why I re-trained in this wonderful profession as an educator. Now though – your teachers, teaching assistants, Deputy Heads and Head Teachers are much more than educators. All of the wonderful things that our Spring Brook family (and all of the schools) are doing during this time is truly amazing.

I will end with these words sent from Tracy earlier today:

“Why you are doing what you do….100 years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank account nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.”

Happy weekend everyone, stay safe, stay hopeful and know that I am missing every one of you.

Sending love from my home to yours,

Miss Rodgers
Head of Site

You can find all our weekly blog entries here