When the schools closed back in March I was convinced they wouldn’t open again until September. Lo and behold, they have opened and last week our eldest child was welcomed back into the classroom for a couple of settling in days before the ‘big’ return this week.
Behind a shut door on the upper level of a family home, someone laughs while on a two-hour long Skype call with work colleagues. In the living room are two children playing a video game on an Xbox. Sat at a messy dining table in the corner of the room is the children’s other parent,
We’re hurtling towards 1 June and schools in England will be opening their doors to Reception Year 1, Year 6 Year 10 and 12 pupils. That’s the theory anyway. The reality seems to be that schools will open their doors to some pupils over the coming weeks, but that it’s going to happen very slowly
Building confidence in children is vital for their development. Doing so during the COVID-19 crisis, however, comes with challenges as parents are working from home while homeschooling and children’s other emotional needs may take priority.