Update 12th June 2020
We continue to be open for key worker and vulnerable children only next week beginning 15th June 2020.
On Monday 22nd June 2020 we will move to the next phase of our widening opening and welcome back children in Year 6, F2 and Year 1.
Stay strong and positive; look after each other
10th June 2020
Home learning packs are being hand delivered to all our families by staff from Holy Cross. The home learning packs contain learning resources for the children in two week blocks.
The next set of home learning packs will be delivered on Friday 19th June. We also have links to online learning websites for the children on the year group pages.
URGENT IMPORTANT NOTICE – 5th June 2020
The Local Authority has just advised Wirral schools to delay any further opening for children, due to the R rate in the North West currently being above 1.
We feel this is a sensible and responsible response and therefore we will not be opening to Year 6 children on Monday as hoped.
Our current provision for key worker and vulnerable children will continue, but we will not be welcoming other children back until the rating drops.
Coronavirus Update 1st June 2020
We hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please find an update regarding the plan for the wider re-opening of the school.
1st May 2020
We are regularly updating our year group pages to provide online learning and support for your children during the school closure.
We are also regularly updating the parent section of the website, it includes websites and helplines to support you through this lockdown.
A free book to help children understand what is happening currently within our country and the wider world has been published by Nosy Crow, and written by their staff. It has been illustrated by Axel Sheffler (Illustrator of the Gruffalo and many more books)
The book is online and free for you to download and share with your children. It is recommended for children 5-9 years old.
Click on the link below to access the book.
Coronavirus – A book for children
School remains open over the Easter break (including Good Friday and Easter Monday) for children of key workers and our most vulnerable children.
All families eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) have received vouchers via a text message for their chosen supermarket these current vouchers cover the Easter break. From the 20th April 2020 families eligible for FSM will then receive a weekly email that contains your voucher.
We will also continue to provide packed lunches for collection until 10th April 2020.
If you have any queries regarding the FSM vouchers please contact the school office.
Please find above advice from the Merseyside Police Digital PCSO in supporting your children to staying safe whilst online.
I wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all and hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
Look after yourselves and each other.
We have come to the end of a demanding week. All the staff have ensured that your children have left us positively today.
There has been a lot of collective spirit in our staff team today but this has been mixed with a lot of tears. Our brilliant team have put in place provision to ensure that we are ready to support our vulnerable and key worker families on Monday.
We have worked tirelessly and swiftly to support families in these most challenging of times. We ask that all families let us know immediately if they no longer require this support. All children attending key worker school provision are entitled to a free school lunch.
Children who have been identified to attend school next week should be dropped off and collected from the main office entrance.
If they are unwell, please contact the school by e-mail or phone the office to report your child’s absence.
I spoke to the children today in their classes and thanked them for being fabulous and helping us this week. I reminded them how we proud we are of their resilience and care for others. I also reassured them that we will be thinking of them and preparing for their return.
Speaking to our year 6 pupils was emotional. They face the uncertainty of what happens in their primary school and how we will support them with transition to our secondary schools. We will find a way to support our families with the children’s transition to high school.. I have promised our year 6 children that if we are unable to return to school this summer, we will invite them back for a leaver’s assembly and farewell party as soon as we can.
Please look after yourself and we will keep in touch via our website and text message service. Your positive messages and feedback have sustained our staff team in the most demanding of times. We will be thinking of all our families and hope that you are well.
Stay strong and positive; look after each other.
Mrs Clare Higgins
- Letter to Parents – Wider re-opening 12.06.20
- Postponing Wider Opening 05.06.20
- Letter to Parents – Wider re-opening 29.05.20
- 22nd May 2020 Letter to Parents – proposed wider re-opening
- Headteacher’s update following Prime Minister’s announcement
- Parent Advice & Guidance – Staying Safe Online
- School Closure 20.03.20
- School Closure 19.03.20
- Coronavirus letter 17th March 2020
- Coronavirus letter 16th March 2020
- Public Health Advice