You will, I hope, have read the letter published yesterday from the Victorian Chief Health Officer indicating that this is not the correct time to be enforcing a widespread closure of schools. A few families have contacted the school following their individual decisions to self-isolate asking that the school provides work for their children. The Drysdale Primary School teachers work incredibly hard providing a differentiated work program to meet the wide range of learning needs within each class. We do not have the capacity to produce online resources while continuing to prepare and teach a full learning program in school. Children who are at home can work on a range of activities to which they already have access including readers, Learning@Home tasks, the Literacy Planet and Essential Assessment online resources. All children also have learning goals in Reading, Writing and Number which will help parents guide their children’s learning while they are playing board games or completing other play based activities. Children will have a range of rote learning to complete such as sight words, times tables, letter sounds, and / or friends of ten facts. In the event of a whole school closure the teachers will be working from home and be better able to provide some online resources. We are currently discussing the best platform and format in which to produce this work.