At St Mary’s we love celebrating all the wonderful things that our children do – both here and at home. In the past we have had a celebration assembly every Friday, to which we were proud to welcome you all – we cannot do that at the moment but we wouldn’t want you to miss out so each week we will be sharing our class certificate winners with a dedicated blog post.
At St Mary’s it’s not just about the things you get a certificate or a medal for… between us we have a wealth of skills. We have children who paint, children who are kind, children who are super-fast at mental maths. We have runners, swimmers, singers, acrobats and then we have scientists, explorers and historians and who knows how many other skills too.
But, above all, we are happy and caring and we love working together as one big family.
Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school.
School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning.
Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow.
Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return.
We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday.
I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority.
Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days.