News - 10th September 2020
It has been wonderful to welcome back all our pupils from Year 1 to 6 this week and I look forward to welcoming Reception Class from Monday. Hearing the sound of the children’s voices around the school has been a delight and it was lovely to chat to them in their ‘bubble’ assemblies.
Pupils have begun their ‘restorative curriculum’ learning, using the book, ‘Here we Are’ by Oliver Jeffers as a stimulus. They have also been introduced to the new St. Mary’s behaviour policy, following our three simple rules: be ready, be respectful and be safe. We have discussed with the children how we will be doing things the ‘St Mary’s Way’ which will of course differ from home learning experiences. The lack of snacks did feature!
Thank you for getting your children to school on time and your patience and understanding around starting times, entrances and exits. We had a few initial teething problems which needed addressing and we will continue to monitor and adapt our plans as necessary.
Siblings may now enter the school gate of the eldest child who can walk the younger sibling to their class line. Having watched parents sprint from one gate to the next, I appreciate that this is an extra stress to the start of your day. If you do have time and would prefer to walk your younger child/ren to their appropriate entrance, continue to do so. If you intend for all siblings to enter through the same gate, please let the office know.
Please continue to monitor your child for any COVID
symptoms and do not send them to school if they
display any symptoms. Please read the information below and the latest government guidance.
Check that all contact details are correct and let the office know of any changes immediately, please ensure that someone on the list is available to take a call in the event of emergency or accident.
Finally, it has been brought to our attention, that there are some worrying posts on TikTok. Please be aware if your children are using this, however, the age for access is 13. Talk to your child/ren about the importance of on line safety. This will be covered in school as part of the computer science curriculum.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs S Buckley