Newsletter 16 - 19th March 2021

 

As we come to the end of the second week of all being back together, it feels like a puzzle has been completed with all the pieces in place.

Please can we remind you to make sure that your child has the correct uniform each day – both for every day wear and PE.

Attendance has been very good this week at 97.8% but there have been a high number of late arrivals (25). While we currently have different start times for different classes it is really important that your child does not miss the start of their day. It can be very unsettling for children to walk into class when the day and lesson have already started. Here is a reminder of start times: (please send children at the earlier start time where you have more than one child).

Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 – 8:45am – 3:15pm

Year 4 & Year 6 – 8:55am – 3:30pm

Year 3 & Year 5 – 9:10am – 3:30pm

 

Covid-19 Rates for South Gloucestershire

 As expected with the wider opening of schools, there has been a rise in the Covid-19 rates in South Gloucestershire. They have risen from 35 cases per 100,000 to 48 cases per 100,000.

Please can we remind you that social distancing is still a vital part in our journey back to “normal”. Please can we all ensure that we are mindful of the current rules in order for the Prime Minister’s road map out of lockdown to stay on track.

For information please click the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary#step-1---8-and-29-march

National Day of Reflection - 23rd March 2021

In order to mark the anniversary of the first national lockdown the Prime Minister has requested that Tuesday 23rd March will be a National Day of Reflection. In school we will pause for a minute’s silence at 11am to pray and reflect on all that has taken place during the last year. This is fully supported by the President and the Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference.

National Child Exploitation Awareness

Yesterday (Thursday 18th March) was National Child Exploitation Awareness Day.

Please see the link below for more information about this important topic.

The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.

 

https://www.stop-cse.org/national-child-exploitation-awareness-day/#:~:text=On%20March%2018%2C%20we%20want,to%20unite%20against%20child%20exploitation

Newsletter 15 - 12th March 2021

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school this week. They have returned excited and eager to continue with their learning in school. Thank you to all the parents for your support with attendance, punctuality and smart uniform.  We have had 98.3% attendance this week.

 

The warm sunny weather we had on Monday and Tuesday enabled us to make good use of our school grounds for the children to run and play in a wide open space.

 

We have also enjoyed hearing about their experiences over the 9 weeks or so that some of the children were off school.

Many have learnt new skills, from roller blading to practising speaking in another language.  They have all agreed that they have improved their resilience when faced with challenging situations.

 

As the term progresses we will continue to keep you updated with any events that we can safely run. We hope by Term 6 to be able to carry out all the usual summer term activities.  As always we will be led by LA safety guidelines.

 

 

Fundraising for CAFOD

Our CAFOD fundraising day this year will take place on March 31st.

More details to follow but this is what we have planned so far…

 

Reception will be SPLATTING THE TEACHER!

 

Year 1 are going to DRESS UP and pay to have their face/hand painted by a member of staff J

 

Year 2 are going to take part in a WATER CHALLENGE!

 

Year 3 will be doing a FANCY DRESS dance around the school!

 

Year 4 are having a BOARD GAME afternoon J

 

Ssshhhhh – Year 5 are going to attempt to stay SILENT for a WHOLE day!

 

Year 6 are doing the Jerusalema DANCE CHALLENGE!

 

This video is a lovely clip for children (and adults!) about ways we can show we care without hugging. If you have five minutes spare, it really is worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

Parking (again)

 After just five days of our wider re-opening, a member of staff has already had to deal with a very irritated and unhappy resident. Due to the inconsiderate nature of some parents, the resident’s child was late to school because she was unable to get off her own driveway. Please, please think how you would feel if this happened to you. This resident has been given the details of our local Police Support Officer to report this as it would appear our pleas for change are not being heard. Please report any incidents that you see to us.

 

Here are the winners for the World Book Day Bedroom Design Competition!

 

Reception – Emily (Matilda)

 

Year 1 – Theo (Charlie & the Chocolate factory)

 

Year 2 – Sophie (Hansel & Gretel)

 

Year 3 – Marysia (Asterix)

 

Year 4 – Izzy T (The Girl who Speaks Bear)

 

Year 5 – Daisy (Dogman)

 

Year 6 – Holly (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)

 

 

A big thank you for all the entries submitted – some amazing designs and all such lovely, tidy bedrooms!

 

 

 

Please take some time to have a look at this article from an organisation called ‘Understood.’ There are some really great strategies here which can be practised at home with children who may be feeling overwhelmed or anxious about things. These strategies are great to enable children to learn to self-regulate their stronger emotions.

 

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/managing-feelings/stress-anxiety/self-care-for-kids-6-ways-to-self-regulate?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter-en&utm_campaign=evergreen-mar21-fm&utm_content=send&_ul=1*tds5mh*domain_userid*YW1wLUNaeFJXeEV3cEZrNTF5STQ5aF9LWWZ2dmQwblYxX0tuY2VrZnAxS2NUMjY3bVR0Z1NMMFFTWVlYTDk0N2ZzNTU.#1._WATCH:_Use_starfish_breathing

 

 

The Wider Re-Opening of Schools

 

Please see the information below from South Gloucestershire Council@

 

 We have a press release from the Cabinet member for Education: Welcoming a safe return to schools and colleges from 8 March | Newsroom (southglos.gov.uk) We also have developed a question and answer page that will support both pupils and parents alike with any queries:  Covid-19 questions and answers for school students and parents and added to this webpage: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus-resources-for-educational-settings/ 

 

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Census

Census 2021 is coming on Sunday 21st March. Everyone will receive a letter shortly with a unique access code, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires will be available on request.  By filling in your Census, you will help shape your community for the next 10 years - information from the digital-first Census will help decide how services are planned and funded in our local area.  Your Census letter will be packed with information to help you but to find out even more, visit www.Census.gov.uk

 

Parent Link

A hello and welcome back to you all from me, Mrs Creese – our Parent Link Worker. As you are aware my role in school is to support parents with any concerns they may have about their children’s wellbeing , whether that is in or out of school. During Lockdown I was able to meet with parents over TEAMs and discuss matters with them, providing support, advice and on occasion a referral or signposting to another agency for targeted support. I have engaged with parents to discuss specific emotional needs for their children and am also able to provide one to one or group mentoring for children here in school, following Covid safety restrictions.

 Please do contact the office or email me directly (joanne.creese@stmarysbs.org.uk) if you have anything you wish to discuss with me regarding your child, or a family situation you may be experiencing and requiring some advice or support with. I am able to continue to meet with parents over TEAMs. Please do refer to the Parent Link section of the website for more information about the type of support I am able to offer.

 Jo Creese

 

5 Minute Walking Bubble

This is a new initiative being run by the Road Safety Team.

 This video also explains the scheme:

 

https://youtu.be/J3gNTmgAPVc

 

Newsletter 12 - 12th February 2021

Lockdown

 

A mask-wearer,

A hug taker,

A miss-maker,

A grow-maker,

A school-time-stealer,

A travel-stopper,

A Joe Wicks-discoverer,

A board game-player,

A social distance-keeper,

A virtual meetings-producer

A family time-giver

 

by Fabian (St Augustine’s class – Year 3)

 

St Augustine’s class were asked to capture their experience of this third lock down. They all wrote their own descriptions in the style of a Kenning poem.

I think you will agree that they have truly reflected the impact of this lockdown on us all. Well done St Augustine’s class.

As we come to the end of yet another school term in the middle of this Covid pandemic I would like to express my thanks once again to the whole school community.

The children, both in school and at home have shown remarkable resilience in getting on with their learning despite all the challenges and obstacles they face. When I talk to them, either face to face in school, or virtually via Microsoft Teams I am always struck by their cheerful enthusiasm and optimism. They are always so keen to share the many exciting things they have been doing, whether it is making a model volcano, writing a story, challenging themselves with maths, painting a picture or playing a board game. They never dwell on what they are missing out on.

Parents, you too have been incredible at taking on the challenge of home schooling and managing all the new online platforms we have introduced this term. Many of you are working from home or are critical workers and yet you have still had time to send in thoughtful messages to school staff and respond to surveys and emails. We have read all your responses to the Parent Survey regarding remote learning and hope that you feel we are already beginning to implement some of the recommendations. Thank you.

The Staff and Governors at St Mary’s have also shown so much energy and resilience during this time. Governors have been working hard behind the scenes securing a long term future for St Mary’s and Catholic education. Staff have been working relentlessly to move the school forward and evolve our remote offer whilst maintaining high standards for children in school. We have all embraced so many new learning opportunities in such a short time.

We do hope that we will have more clarity on what school will look like for Term 4. As soon as we know any details we will let you know.

Please have a restful half term, with hopefully plenty of screen free time.

Best wishes 

Kathy Burden

 

“One day, soon, we will all be back together.”

Parents Evening

A ParentMail went out this week with all the information for Parent/Teacher consultations week commencing 1st March. The appointment booking opens at 9am on Saturday 13th February. If you are working from home, please try to book a daytime slot and leave the evening ones for critical key workers who are unable to book for the afternoons.

Winter Grant Scheme

The Winter Grant scheme aims to help meet immediate needs and really support those families who are struggling to afford food and utility bills (heating, cooking, lighting) and water for household purposes (including drinking, washing, cooking, central heating, sewerage and sanitary purposes), or other related essentials.

The financial support could include more practical items such purchase of blankets or more expensive items such as boiler / oven repairs or perhaps even a replacement oven if the existing one is broken beyond safe use / repair.

Parents and carers: ontact CAB on 03444 111 444 or the Council on 0800 953 7778 Quoting Winter Grant funding.

Applying for Citizenship

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30th June 2021. You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland. If your application is successful, you will either get settled or pre-settled status.

 

https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

 

Please note that applications must be made for children as well as adults.

 

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Newsletter 5

We are now two weeks into Term 2 and the pupils have been working hard and enjoying being in school.

 Term 2 is always one of the favourites with its Christmas celebrations. We will be finalising dates for the events we will be holding and will notify you of these over the coming weeks. Christmas is normally a time when the school is filled with parents and visitors, so it will be different this year as we are unable to have people into the school in order to protect the health and safety of our school community. Please be assured that we are working hard to ensure that families are as involved as they can be, with live and recorded events planned to ensure we can enjoy Christmas celebrations together. More information to follow.

 

During Term 2 our values focus will be to be faith-filled in our beliefs and hopeful for the future. This is particularly relevant as we face the challenges of the pandemic we are living through. We will endeavour to do this by passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in themselves and others.

Having faith is crucial to human wellbeing – faith in myself, my emotions, my judgements; faith in others and their faith in me; faith my family and in the communities to which I belong; and faith in God. Faith cannot be taken for granted; it has to be built up day by day. Once we begin to have a little faith, we have hope, because we can trust ourselves and those around us with the decisions which will shape the future. Without hope we become insular, lacking in love, and ultimately despairing. The three core virtues of the gospel of Jesus are faith, hope and love.

 

STELLA MARIS / APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA

As in previous years, Fr Eugene is collecting items to deliver to the Seaman’s Mission based at Portbury Docks, Avonmouth. The sailors, who use this mission, come from all over the world. They have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we are still able to have the many essential items we import.

 

The Seaman’s Mission are anticipating a large reduction in donations because of the Coronavirus. Anything you can donate will be gratefully received. They are appealing for the following:

  • Brand new or good quality second hand clothing : thermal woollen hats, gloves, thick socks, warm coats, men’s clothing
  • Food items: bars of chocolate, bags of sweets, biscuits,  crisps
  • Hygiene: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving foam
  • Stationary: pens, writing paper, envelopes.

Please drop any donations at school before Friday 11th December and we shall ensure Fr Eugene has them to deliver before Christmas.

 

Thank you in anticipation.

 

Education Mass and Chaplaincy Commissioning Service

This year’s recording of the Education Mass and Chaplaincy Commissioning Service can be found under the ‘What we do’ section at

https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/.

 

Anti-Bullying Week

16-20 November 2020

Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. Anti-Bullying Week is no different.

 

Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have our part to play in coming together to make a difference. We are all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we are united against bullying.

 

Next week the children will take part in discussions and activities to enable them to embrace the theme “United against Bullying.” Please do ask your child to share with you what they have been learning about this during the week.

 

You are able to access parent resources and our Anti-Bullying Policy by clicking this link: (see newsletter on school website)

 

World Maths Day

On the 15th October we were among 50 schools in South Gloucestershire who took part in World Maths Day.

 

The day involved learning about maths in different countries, creating flags following a criteria and completing some outdoor maths activities. We all took part in an online lesson from maths leaders: Year 1 and 2 learnt to count in Chinese and Japanese, Year 3 and 4 looked a Roman Numerals and Greek Counting and Year 5 and 6 looked at how the Egyptians multiply.

 

Free Adult Learning Courses

South Gloucestershire Council still have places available on the following courses:-

  • Cooking on a budget
  • Introduction to childcare
  • Introduction to food and mood – nutrition and wellbeing
  • Confidence building for work
  • Supporting your child overcome anxiety

Please see the attached leaflet for details.

 

100% Attendance

The classes with 100% are as follow:-

Year 2 – Week 2

Year 5 – Week 1

Year 6 – Week 1 and Wweek 2

This data does not include CoVid related absences, such as self-isolation.

 

St Mary’s Website

Please do check our website – stmarysbradleystoke.org.uk. We have lots of photos on the class blogs of what the children have been doing and there is a school blog too. School News is updated with all the latest information we send you.

 

We appreciate that is hard for parents not being able to come into school at the moment and we are doing our best to give you as much information and insight into your child’s day as we can. The Google Translate will also help those with English as an additional language.

 

There is a new page for Reception 2021 parents. There are some wonderful videos of our current pupils across the year groups – please take the time to have a look. They are such shining examples in the way they represent St Mary’s.

 

Reception 2021 Intake

Clearing out old games or jigsaws in time for Christmas?

 

Please could you send any unwanted children’s board games or jigsaws into school this term. We are looking to replace some of the older games currently in classrooms and in the Nurture room. Games and jigsaws are used across the school during wet playtimes, or for supporting and promoting those crucial life skills such as turn taking, sharing, resilience etc.

Any donations would be greatly received. Please drop these off outside school in the crate marked games and jigsaws

Thank you so much to those parents who have already donated.

Many thanks - Jo Creese

 

Scholastic's Book Pack Giveaway

Congratulations Miss Horsley! Miss Horsley entered the Scholastic's inclusive book pack giveaway on behalf of St Mary’s and has received notification that our school has been chosen as one of the winners! We have won an inclusive book pack worth more than £200, featuring fiction and non-fiction books written by people of colour. This will help us to continue to diversify our library classroom bookshelves.

 

Thank you Miss Horsley for leading on this – we look forward to receiving the books.

 

This newsletter is available for translation on our website. Please click on the link and choose the language you wish to view it in from the Google Translate button at the top of the page.

 

Remote Home Learning

Please ensure you have read the information on how remote learning will take place should your child have to self-isolate for 14 days, if their bubble closes or in the event of local/national restrictions where the school cannot open.

 

Children In Need

As we have been unable to hold our fundraising events for Children in Need this year we will donate money raised by our Christmas Jumper day (date TBC ) to the Children in need Charity.

 

RECEPTION CLASS INTAKE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Applications for places in Reception need to be submitted by 15th January 2020. Information on the admissions process is available on our website – Admissions.

 

Please take the time to look at our new Reception 2021 page on the website. This holds all the information that would have been available on the open day.

Reception 2021 Intake

If there are any questions you have that have not been answered, please call the school or email admin@stmarysbs.org.uk. This is the way we supported our current new Reception class through their transition and it proved successful.

 

Inconsiderate Parking

After a quiet period, parking issues are starting to return again. One of our neighbours was late getting their child to school as they were blocked in by a blue Nissan Micra – unfortunately there are no photos.

 

Please do not let this become an issue again. We are all busy enough without having to lose time to inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

 

Social distancing outside School

Thank you to all parents who continue to follow the social distancing requirements outside school. Please do remember that it is important to drop off / pick up and then leave the school premises as soon as possible so that there is space for other parents to wait. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS/PUPIL PREMIUM

Many people’s situations have changed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. If you think that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please click on this link – Free School Meals. This will be treated as confidential.

 

Children that are entitled to free school meals also bring an additional payment to the school through Pupil Premium funding. This money is spent on supporting your child through any required intervention, paying for school trips and many other ways. Even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and already gets the free meal that children of these ages are entitled to, you should still apply for the free school meals as it will then trigger the additional funding to support your child in a variety of ways.

 

Further information can be found on our website under Pupil Premium.

 

Mrs Creese will also be able to signpost you to other support if your circumstances have changed.

 

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Newsletter 4

This term has been a long and challenging term for all. I am pleased to say that we have been able to continue with the core purpose of our school whilst maintaining rigorous health and safety procedures and enhanced cleaning. Classes have engaged in interactive teaching and learning, they have had themed days, taken part in virtual assemblies and a whole school Mass, School Council and Eco reps have been elected and a Chaplaincy Team established.

 

The children have continued to impress us with the manner in which they have adapted to all the restrictions in place. For the safety and wellbeing of the whole school community we will continue with all these measures during term 2. Classes will continue to be kept separate at break and lunch times, lunches will be eaten in the classrooms (Rec and Yr 1 will be eating their lunch in 2 separate areas of the hall), whole school assemblies will continue to take place via Microsoft Teams, reading books and homework will continue to be quarantined, staggered start and drop of times will be maintained.

 

As the virus level rises in our area it is more important than ever that we all remain vigilant at maintaining our social distance and washing our hands more frequently. Thank you for your support with this when dropping your child off at school and collecting at the end of the day.

 

Have a safe and lovely half term break.

 Mrs Burden

 

Staff News

 This week we have said a sad goodbye to Mrs Lever in St George’s Class. We hope she enjoys her new role in her new school.

 We are excited to have Mrs Thomson join Mrs Turnbull in Reception.  She has been spending a lot of time in Reception the last few weeks, getting to know the children ready for Term 2.

 

St George’s Class (Reception)

Change to start time

In Term 2, St George’s Class will start at the earlier time of 8.45am. They will finish at 3.15pm and will be collected from the main playground gate.

 

‘Break the Rules’ Non-Uniform Day

Thank you to all those that took part in last week’s non-uniform day. The children all looked fantastic. We even had the local rival football teams represented!

 

Friends of St Mary’s (FOSM) will be letting everyone know shortly how much was raised towards games and activities for break and lunchtimes, along with the details of other events they have planned.

 

Change of PE Days for Term 2

Due to Year 3 and 4 having FutureStars hockey sessions in Term 2 and limited space, there are a few changes to PE days.

Year 3 and 4             Monday and Tuesday.

Year 6                        Monday and Friday.

 

All other classes remain the same.

Please ensure your child wears their kit on the correct day. It is advisable that jogging pants are worn with the colder weather.

 

Celebration Assembly

Details of those pupils that received an award are on our School Blog.

 

Remote Home Learning

Please ensure you have read the information on how remote learning will take place should your child have to self-isolate for 14 days, if their bubble closes or in the event of local/national restrictions where the school cannot open.

 

Attendance for Term 1

This term we have been monitoring our school attendance as usual. The following classes have achieved 100% attendance, meaning every child in that class attended school on every day of that week, during the following weeks of term 1.

 

Please note - Any Covid 19 related absences such as quarantining, isolating, shielding etc. have been excluded from the data.

 

St Nicholas (Y1)       Weeks 1 and 7

St Elizabeth (Y2)      Week 1

St Augustine (Y3)    Weeks 6 and 8

St Bernadette (Y4)   Weeks 1, 6 and 8

St Martin’s (Y5)         Weeks 1, 2, 6 and 8

 

Well done to St Martin’s class on achieving 4 out of 8 weeks with full attendance in their class this term!!

 

Stars of the Month

September

St George (Rec)             Elliot

St Nicholas Yr 1              Jack

St Elizabeth Yr 2             Amelia

St Augustine Yr 3           Matthew

St Bernadette Yr 4          Sebastian  

St Martin Yr 5                  Maria

St Francis Yr 6                Alphons

 

Teaching Assistants      Elena (Y5)

Office                                Josh M

Lunchbreak staff            Divine

 

October

 St George (Rec)             Olivia

St Nicholas Yr 1              Ross

St Elizabeth Yr 2             Zak

St Augustine Yr 3           Kathryn

St Bernadette Yr 4          Izzy T

St Martin Yr 5                  Szymon

St Francis Yr 6                Fynley

 

Teaching Assistants      Helena

Office                                Courtney

Lunchbreak staff            Adeline

 

St Mary’s Website

Please do check our website – stmarysbradleystoke.org.uk. We have lots of photos on the class blogs of what the children have been doing and there is a school blog too. School News is updated with all the latest information we send you.

 

We appreciate that is hard for parents not being able to come into school at the moment and we are doing our best to give you as much information and insight into your child’s day as we can. The Google Translate will also help those with English as an additional language.

 

There is a new page for Reception 2021 parents. There are some wonderful videos of our current pupils across the year groups – please take the time to have a look. They are such shining examples in the way they represent St Mary’s.

Reception 2021 Intake

Clearing out old games or jigsaws over the half term holiday?

Please could you send any unwanted children’s board games or jigsaws into school next term. We are looking to replace some of the older games currently in classrooms and in the Nurture room. Games and jigsaws are used across the school during wet playtimes, or for supporting and promoting those crucial life skills such as turn taking, sharing, resilience etc.

Any donations would be greatly received. Please drop these off outside school in the crate marked games and jigsaws

Many thanks

Jo Creese

 

Community Links

Please find attached information from:-

  • UKTC Taekwon-Do
  •  South Glos Community Learning

Some excellent free courses in maths, English, wellbeing and getting into work

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS/PUPIL PREMIUM

Many people’s situations have changed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. If you think that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please click on this link – Free School Meals. This will be treated as confidential.

 

Children that are entitled to free school meals also bring an additional payment to the school through Pupil Premium funding. This money is spent on supporting your child through any required intervention, paying for school trips and many other ways. Even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and already gets the free meal that children of these ages are entitled to, you should still apply for the free school meals as it will then trigger the additional funding to support your child in a variety of ways.

 

Further information can be found on our website under Pupil Premium.

Mrs Creese will also be able to signpost you to other support if your circumstances have changed.

 

Reporting Coronavirus Testing and cases over half Term

 Please read the important information that has been sent to you of the actions required if your child has a Coronavirus test over the half term break.

 

RECEPTION CLASS INTAKE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Applications for places in Reception need to be submitted by 15th January 2020. Information on the admissions process is available on our website – Admissions.

 

Please take the time to look at our new Reception 2021 page on the website. This holds all the information that would have been available on the open day.

Reception 2021 Intake

If there are any questions you have that have not been answered, please call the school or email admin@stmarysbs.org.uk. This is the way we supported our current new Reception class through their transition and it proved successful.

TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Applications for pupils moving from Year 6 to secondary school have to be submitted by 31st October. Information from South Gloucestershire Council has been sent to Year 6 pupils.

 

Individual secondary schools’ website will provide further information on the school and tell you whether they are holding open evenings and other details.

 

Social distancing outside School

Thank you to all parents who continue to follow the social distancing requirements outside school. Please do remember that it is important to drop off / pick up and then leave the school premises as soon as possible so that there is space for other parents to wait. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this.

Harvest Festival

Thank you for your generous contributions to our Harvest Festival collection. Bristol North Food bank were delighted with all that you donated and have asked us to pass on their thanks.

Save the Date

We will be holding an E-Safety Workshop via Microsoft Teams on 19th November at 3.30pm. This will be run by Deb Ferris, from South Gloucestershire Council. Further details after half term.