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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

'Always our best for God, each other and ourselves'

September Updates

 

 
The following link may be helpful to parents - Is my child too ill for school?
 
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

 

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Newsletter 2 is now available.  Please check emails and the communications tab for full details.

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Please note that we are now a NUT FREE school.  Please ensure your child does not bring food into school that contains nuts of any kinds.  Thank you for your support.

Information has been put under the Communications Tab regarding symptoms of coronavirus and what to do.

 

 

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We hope you have had a really good summer.  It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school.
We welcome Mrs Walker back from maternity leave. Mrs Walker will be teaching one day a week in Year 1.  We also welcome back Mr Handley who will work in Year 2 for two days a week for Term 1.
Please support us to ensure the safety of all our staff and children by adhering to our staggered start and finish times.  Each class is a "bubble" and has a time to arrive and depart.  We cannot allow for sibling combinations as the integrity of the bubble needs to be maintained.

 

August Update

 

Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.

We look forward to welcoming you all back next week.

Mrs Summers-Breeze

 

Message from Mrs Ives

 

My gorgeous daughter, Lily Rae Ives, arrived extremely early on June 18th, at only 22 weeks. Unfortunately, after 4 weeks of incredible strength, Lily passed away peacefully cuddled up to myself and her Father and heaven gained the most beautiful angel. 

Whilst we say goodbye to our little Lily tomorrow, Father Eugene will be saying Mass in her memory. If you are able to, it would mean the world to me and my family if you were able to join this. 

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. 

All my love,

Mrs Ives


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Message from Mrs Summers-Breeze

 
 
Friday 17th July
On behalf of all the staff thank you very much for all your kind words and support and gifts.  The last two terms have been very different for us all and the children have coped very well and the work we have received has been a very high standard.  Thank you very much for supporting your children at home.
 
We are really looking forward to seeing all the children in September and welcoming them back.  Please make sure you check the timings and entrances for September and please ensure you adhere to them.  We hope this arrangement will not be for too long but we do need to keep to the arrangements.
 
We would like to wish all our Year 6 lots of luck.  We have celebrated a fantastic Leavers’ Mass this morning and look forward to hearing from them all in the future.
 
Wishing you a wonderful summer.
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Wednesday 15th July
On Friday we will celebrate our Y6 Leavers' Mass at 10am.  Please join us via the link .... www.pscp.tv/holyfamilybs345
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Monday 13th July
 
We are so pleased that this week we have been able to welcome back the whole of Year 6 (in their two separate bubbles) to spend some time doing end of year activities at the same time, whilst socially distanced.  This has taken a lot of planning - a huge thank you to Mr Harding for all your work on this.  We have several Masses planned this week, along with the annual retreat, talent show and other activities.  We also plan to live stream  the Leaver's Mass on Friday.
Arrangements for staffing in September were sent out last week - please see email, class dojo and website for full details.
Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

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Friday 3rd July
 
Reports have been sent home tonight.  These have been sent as a message via our Class DoJo's - if you do not receive a copy please contact school on Monday and we can post a copy.
A letter has also been sent home today regarding returning to school in September - please see Class DoJo, email or our Communications tab.  It contains details of the start and finish times for children and steps we are taking to reduce the risk for staff and parents.
We would like to thank you all so much for your support throughout the last few difficult months and really appreciate the many positive emails, messages and gifts we have been receiving.  Thank you!

 

 

 
 
 
 
Friday 26th June
What a wonderful Sports Week!  The keyworkers (Mice & Cats) and Year 6 & Reception took it in turns to have socially distanced sports days.  Each day a challenge was set on the Class DoJo - can you skip more times than Miss Child? Can you build your own obstacle course? How many "keepy uppies" can you do? Can you do more press ups than Mr Harding?  And today we had a challenge from Will Bayley (Paralympian Table Tennis player and Strictly contestant)! 

 

The weather has been glorious this week and we have spent lots of time outside.
 

 

Friday 19th June

 

This week has been our  Gypsy Roma Traveller History 'Take One' Art Week and we have been looking at the art of Gabi Jimenez. We have been blown away with the creativity and talent we've seen so far!
 
 
 
Monday 8th June
               

 

 

It was lovely to welcome back some of our Reception children today!

 

 

Monday 1st June
Hello everyone
 I have really missed not having you here at school over the last few weeks and hope that we will all be back together soon. I have been amazed at the amount of work that you are doing each day and would like to thank you, your parents and all the staff that have supported you in your achievements, thank you and well done!
 
Our keyworker groups of children are growing in number each day. We have welcomed the Y6 class back this week and are looking forward to welcoming the Reception class in next week. It is lovely to have you back.
We have been issued with an abundance of guidelines from the Government, the Local Authority, the Diocese and anyone else who knows about these things. Whilst we have endeavoured our best to reduce the risk to you, your families and our staff, we cannot guarantee that we have removed it completely and it is really important that you continue to wash your hands and remain 2metres apart at all times.
It is a strange time at the moment and one that none of us has ever experienced before. We all cope with things differently and if you are finding things really hard please let us know so that we can help you.
 
Looking forward to seeing you soon
Keep safe
 
Mrs Summers-Breeze
 

 

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Please look at the communications tab to view the latest letters with details on the proposed partial return to school in this month for Year 6 and Reception.

 

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Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Sunday evening, I am sure you have lots of questions, as we do!
At this point in time there are no answers, and we await further guidance by our unions, the local authority as well as the government, and we will let you know any decisions as soon as they are made.
Senior school leaders will be meeting to discuss pupil and staff safety measures, social distancing, additional cleaning regimes and any PPE requirement, before we will be able to proceed with decisions about what pupils returning to school will look like at Holy Family.
What we definitely know at this point is that not ALL Year 6, Year 1 and Reception children will be attending school on 1 June (at the earliest).  We will be considering:
  • a staggered start
  • splitting the class up to attend on different days or at different times
  • which rooms will be needed for these arrangements.
Please bear with us while these important decisions are discussed and made.
We will update this message as soon as we have more information for you.

 

May is the month of Mary ...

 

A special message from Mrs Breeze

 

 

 

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Congratulations to all Holy Family pupils!

We would like to thank everyone for their efforts last week.  We are overwhelmed by over 4,240 pieces of work completed through Class DoJo.  Each week we have received over 4,000 pieces of work.  This is a tremendous effort.  We are really proud of all the children.  Keep up the great work!

 

Here is a little message from all the staff ......

 

 

 

 

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Our beautiful sign made by the children of keyworkers

who were in school with us yesterday!

 

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 update

 

School is currently closed to all pupils except children of key workers.  If you are a key worker we would like to support you and offer childcare for your children whilst you carry out your vital work. Places must be booked in advance - an email is sent out each week asking you to detail which days you need childcare for.  This is so staffing can be arranged. 

Children should wear their own clothes and bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink (there are no school meals or breaktime fruit).

If you are entitled to free school meals (not KS1 free meals) you will have been receiving an email with e-vouchers attached.  

 

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Parents of children at the school should frequently check back here, and also keep an eye on their emails and texts from the school on a regular basis.

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People with symptoms are no longer required to call NHS 111 but are instead urged to look for information on the NHS website and 111 online.  We have a duty of care to all the pupils and staff at the school and it is the duty of everyone to act responsibly.  We are disinfecting all door handles, switches, buttons and high-use surface areas on a daily basis, and encouraging children to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
 
Any children showing symptoms (a continuous cough or high temperature) are now advised to self-isolate (click here for more details).  Please inform the school (01454 866786) if this is the case for your child.  We would not expect you to call the school each day to report your child's absence as we will assume the absence will continue for the full isolation period, but if your child is still not feeling well after the first seven days of isolation, you should contact 111 online and keep the school updated.

 

More information is available here.  We will update these details on a regular basis so parents/carers should ensure that they frequently check back for further information. 

 

 

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