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#Project365 2021 week 8

Day 52: OMG I made the baked feta pasta that is everywhere and it was amazing! I used a tin of chopped tomatoes to make life easier and quicker and I think this is now my favourite recipe! Day 53: half term gone but Zach was happy to be heading back in to school to […]

#Project365 2021 week 3

Day 17: a bit of a wet muddy walk but it was good to be outside and enjoying some fresh air Day 18: 8am and straight to work! Day 19: cup of tea and some vegan chocolate for breakfast? Yes, why the heck not! (Me obviously, not the kids! They’d never get away with it […]

Top tips for home learning: nobody’s perfect

So we are back to home learning. This time the schools have prepared more work because remote learning plans needed to be in place. But as a teaching assistant in an infant school, we were not expecting last week’s Prime Minister statement. We were in school on Monday and instead of being able to plan […]

Should schools reopen in January 2021?

Should schools reopen in January? This question was asked in a local group and is one that the nation is eagerly awaiting the answer to! In light of the new variant, the┬áChristmas mixing of households, our struggling NHS, is it ethical to open schools?   Is it ethical to keep them closed when our children […]

Farewell to the 2019-2020 school year

How little we could have imagine back in September 2019 how much life would change just 6 months later. Matthew and Anya said goodbye to their teachers and friends on 20th March 2020 and I expected them back after 6 weeks: that was the expectation amongst staff in the schools I work in. No one […]