Parents update Sunday 13th June 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you have all enjoyed the half term with your families and made the most of the great weather!
At the start of the summer term, some people take the view that we can relax as, “There only a few weeks left.” The pandemic has caused massive disruption to our children’s lives and lost days of learning which can’t be replaced. With this in mind, we will be maximising the curriculum time we have left and maintaining our high expectations of learning and behaviour right until the end of term. (Please be assured we will make sure we have fun along the way).
How you can help:
- Continue to follow our covid safety measures, our risk assessment is still in place. This means:
- Continuing to drop off and collect your children at the correct staggered times and maintain social distancing at the gates and in the playground.
- Sending children into school with only their reading book and a disposable packed lunch. (There is no need to send drinks, all the children have a school water bottle which is washed and refilled each day).
- Maintain high standards in attendance and punctuality.
- School uniform – please continue to send your children into school in full uniform including shoes, not boots or trainers. School jumpers on PE day, not random tracksuits / hoodies.
- Encourage your child’s resilience and positive attitude – Things get easier with practice and each day is a gift!
As you know, there is a rise in cases with a number of local schools having to close bubbles. Please continue to follow all our school guidelines so that we have as little disruption as possible.
We had a fantastic day on Friday 28th May, thank you to all the staff for their huge effort in making sure it was smooth running and fun! I will send a link to the photo gallery via the school spider app. The winning house was St Bernadette’s children in this house may wear their own clothes on Friday 18th June.
House point winners for last half term
St Dominic Savio won the housepoints for the last half term. Children in this house may wear their own clothes on Friday 18th June.
Please apply suncream to your children before sending them to school in the morning. We have hypoallergenic sunscreen in school for your children to use if this needs to be topped up at lunchtime. Please don’t send in extra suncream – thank you. Sunhats may be sent in alongside your child’s book bag/folder.
We have been given the go ahead to arrange educational school trips, with appropriate covid measures in place. Due to lack of school funding, we will have to ask for a parental contribution to these trips. If enough parental contributions aren’t made the trips will be cancelled. We will give you details of the costs of the trips via email with google forms for permissions.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 14th June – Return to school for the final half term of the year.
Tuesday 15th June – School photos (class groups)
Friday 18th June – Wood Street Mission Book Roadshow in school
Monday 21st June - Robinwood Information Meeting for parents via Zoom at 5pm
Monday 28th June - Wednesday 30th June – Y6 Robinwood trip
Thursday 1st July – Y1 & Y2 will visit Moses Gate Country Park (google form to follow)
w/c 5th July – Y6 pupils transition week. We are waiting for further advice on this due to the rise in Covid cases.
Monday 5th July – Y3 trip to Knowsley Safari Park (google form to follow)
Wednesday 7th July – Y4 trip to Bibby’s Farm (google form to follow)
Monday 12th July – Y5 trip to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Safety Centre (google form to follow).
Wednesday 14th July – Nursery and Reception trip to Knowsley Safari Park (google form to follow)
Friday 16th July – Bowland Farm to visit school
Wednesday 21st July – Leavers’ Mass, time to be confirmed
Thursday 22nd July – Leavers’ assembly, time to be confirmed
Friday 23rd July – End of term, school closes at 1.30pm
As ever, please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.
Looking forward to seeing you all at school tomorrow morning.
With love and prayers,
With Jesus in our hearts, we love, pray, learn and play.