DATE: Friday 22nd January 2021
As we reach the end of another week of remote learning, I have no doubt that you are all trying hard to balance remote learning with childcare, family and your work responsibilities. Each family will have different needs so please contact school if we can support you in any way. Thank you for your feedback and following on from this every Wednesday afternoon will be a well being activity session. Next Wednesday, we will focus on Saint Nicholas Owen (see below), which will be a break from online tasks. This will enable parents with siblings to complete the same activities.
On Monday 8th February, class teachers will contact parents of all children who are working remotely. Appointments will be via telephone or Teams and can be booked from Tuesday 26th January. Appointments for children who are working in school will be on Monday 22nd February and again can be booked from Tuesday 26th January.
As we approach the weekend again, let us give thanks fot the days that have passed and all that we have achieved and experienced this week. May we place all these things into the hands of our loving God and allow His peace and rest to come to us. May He provide a relaxing and calm weekend for us to allow us to recharge and be refreshed. May He continue to keep us safe and well in these days.
It was so wonderful seeing everyone take part in all the lovely planned activities for our children this week. We started off our day by listening to Father Lamb talk about the life of Saint Wulstan and leading us in prayer. All our pupils were then encouraged to design their own Catholic church because Saint Wulstan believed that country people should have the opportunity to go to Mass so he encouraged the building of churches on rural manors.
Congratulations to the following winning entries for our Church design challenge who will receive their prizes shortly:
First place: Carmen
"It has lots of love hearts because God loves us and beautiful flowers outside. I looked at some famous Catholic churches before we started and did one with a dome. There is a shiny bell with a ladder and a secret door to it."
Runner up: Eva
First place: Tommy
Runner up: Matty
First place: Jared
Runner up: Lydia
Runner up: Sophia
First place: Gracey
Runner up: Scarlett
First place: Sam
Runner up: Amelia
First place: Artur
Runner Up: Lilli-Rose
First place: Barbara
Runner up: Zachary
Children were also challenged to write a prayer or choose their favourite Bible quote to decorate for a special whole school reflection prayer book we are making. In the afternoon, Miss Holtom challenged us to all take part in at least one of the following activities: go on a walk and spot things that are red (Saint Wulstan is the patron saint of red house team), bake something red, design a Saint Wulstan stained glass window or create a fact-file about his life. We were blown away with everyone's enthusiasm whilst taking part in these activities. Take a look at what some of our pupils got up to:
Thank you to our Y6 pupils who have sent in photographs of their own prayer areas at home.
Please click on the link below for the winter edition of Raring2Go.
Our remote learning arrangements are reliant on children having access to appropriate IT devices at home. Please contact the school office if you would like us to provide you with an appropriate device.The Government has issued information regarding data and routers available to support pupils who are struggling to get onto the remote lessons due to not having access to the internet. If you require more data or a wireless router please contact the school office.We will then register the pupils that require further support with the DfE and obtain the extra data or routers. Next week staff will share with all children a code of conduct to follow when using Teams.
Latest update on testing and isolation periods.
Please also note that we cannot request test results, parents have to approach us with results.
As we are unable to hold face to face meetings between teacher and parents we have set up year group email addresses for you to communicate with staff. Please note that emails received after 6pm will be answered the next working day and none over the weekend.
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Year 2: email@example.com
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