At St Mary’s we believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We recognise that science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, therefore we ensure that our pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. We encourage our pupils to recognise the power of rational explanation and we strive to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, our pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
We aim for all pupils to:
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.