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Welcome to Miss Halstead’s dedicated page for home/school learning. Scroll down to see Miss Halstead’s daily message along with ideas for keeping busy and learning at home.

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Miss Halstead's Daily Message: 16/07/20

Dear Children,

This will be my last message for this school year and what a strange year it has been. We certainly won’t ever forget this one!

Today I have sent a long letter to your parents explaining how school will look from September and I have also put a booklet here on the website that will explain things to you. School will be different but it will be safe and it will be WONDERFUL to have you all back here with us.

Today is the last day that Year 6 will be with us. They have been so brave, mature and patient. Usually we celebrate their moving on to a new school with a disco, an assembly, a night out, an end of term show, endless games of rounders and all of that has not been able to happen. Yet no-one in Year 6 has moaned or groaned, instead they have taken everything in their stride and appreciated what they could have. Year 6 I am so immensely proud of you all, you have been an amazing year group and we will miss you very much. The whole St Mary’s family wishes you lots of love as you move to your secondary schools.

So children, I want you to have a super summer. I want you to relax and enjoy each day and get yourselves ready for a September return to school. There will be a lot for us to do, new rules for us to adopt and a lot of new things for us to learn – it is going to be brilliant.

My very first message had this song in it. Class 1 know how much I love this song, it is my favourite song, so it seems right to end with it.

Take care, have a sensational summer and I can’t wait to see you,

Miss H

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If you didn’t try Miss Halstead’s Mindfulness Practice yet (or if you wish to try it again), we’ve included a link here.

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. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead