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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration

April 2020

24th April


Welcome back to the summer term and week 3 of closure. 

Welcome back to the summer term! We hope that all of our families have had a calm and relaxing break (which we appreciate is very different from what Easter would normally look like!)   School has been open throughout the holiday, ensuring that the children of essential key workers  and those that are more vulnerable are still able to attend. Here are some photos of the activities that have been taking place in school. 




Easter Provision

We have loved seeing your pictures of learning at home. We all miss the children enormously, and so it is great to get updates on how they are progressing at home. Here are some of the photos that have been sent in over the last week or two. 

April 3rd 


Week 2 of Closure - Sees Incredibly Creative Provision both at Home and at School!


Well, today marks two weeks since we closed to most children and began plans to provide Emergency Childcare Provision.  Throughout this time, all of our staff have been working on a rota basis in school in order to care for the children of Key Workers. Of course in addition to this work, our teachers continue to set work for their classes and keep in touch with their families and pupils. 


This has been  a very difficult and busy time, and so today as we start our Easter 'Holidays' we are hoping to build in some much needed rest and respite for the staff. Of course, the rota system in school will continue (as we still have key worker children to care for)  and we will endeavour to answer any queries or concerns via the main school email address. However, I have asked teachers to switch off at home, look after themselves and to prioritise this and their families for the next two weeks.  We will resume Home Learning communication on Monday 20th April. 

Key Worker Provision in School 


This week has seen some incredibly creative and exciting activities planned in school. I have provided a slide show below to show you some of the highlights! I could not be more inspired by, and proud of my staff! 

Mario Kart Action

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Our Teachers set up a Mario Kart track using cones and made karts from wheely trolleys! Look at the Mario and Luigi go!

Papier Mache Volcanoes

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Here we are activating the 'lava; and watching the volacnoes erupt! Listen to the excitement amongst the group :)

Home Learning Updates