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Teacher's email - Acer - Friday 27th March

Dear Acer Class,

I hope that you are all well and have managed to enjoy at least some of the sunshine.

Hasn’t the last week be rather odd? You and I haven’t been in school, had to wear a tie or tuck our shirts in! The sun has been out though and it has been a great opportunity for some quality family time. It has also been a time to learn how to learn in a new way: at a distance. Normally this is something you learn in your teenage years, but you lovely people have the chance to practise this now, in Year 4, and I’m so proud of you for doing so. It’s a shame not to have seen your faces this week, but I have been kept busy.

I’ve been able to spend more time with Alison and Daniel, which has been fun. I’ve mown the lawn and thought hard about doing some gardening – I’m really not a fan! I’ve marked your recounts that reminded me both what a wonderful time we all had at Woodrow and also how hard you have been working on improving your writing. I’ve also done some planning for next week and some more paperwork-based tasks. Looking at how many of you have completed your online work is great too as I can see how much you value the resources you have been given.
The weather has been glorious and I have manged to get out for a couple of early morning jogs – keeping a safe distance from those people who are up and about at 6.30. Daniel agrees that early mornings are the way forward and has kindly awoken us at 5.30 every day (we can’t wait for the clocks to go forward this Sunday!). We even made the most of the sunshine with a barbeque yesterday evening, though it was dark by the time we ate…and cold standing out there! Tasty though.


As regards books, I don’t know if I told you, but I finished the one with the bugs and magicians. It was weird and I don’t think it was a good book, but I’m glad I read it as it was something different. I’ve now just started a new book that follows two characters that live 10 years apart. It’s set on this planet in 2007 and 2017 and the first few chapters have been great: plenty of suspense and intrigue. It also has much more interesting characters than my previous book. Let’s hope the rest of the story can keep up the same pace! I hope you are all reading some good books too and enjoying the extra reading time we have been given.

Have a great weekend relaxing as best you can and I look forward to seeing what you get up to next week – especially your flavoursome DT task!

In case you’ve been missing my awful jokes, here’s one I saw this week: Want to hear a joke about a piece of paper? Never mind…it’s tearable. 


Take care and enjoy the time with your loved ones wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Be as patient and caring as possible and help out when you can.


Yours faithfully,

Mr Holmes