Parents and Carers
Thank you for all the wonderful home learning this week. A letter will be sent on the app and will be on the website in the newsletter section- reminding parents that next Friday the 29th of January is a staff training/ inset day and as such work will not be set for the day. This has been published on the Academic dates for the year. The school will be open for key worker children on the Friday. They do not need to wear their school uniform and can bring games and toys for them to play with (no games on mobile phones will be allowed.), as the children at home, they will have no school work set. School dinners will still be provided. We do hope you enjoy Friday the 29th as a well-being day. Thursday the 28th of January, is the Feast Day of St Thomas Aquinas, the patron Saint of our Academy- the children in each class will be participating in the streamed events. Thank you.
Teaching and Learning for all children is on your child's class page on the website under remote learning or learning for the day. Please see the timetable. Teachers will be contacting and having teaching with children this time, through videos, zoom or MS teams meetings. Work can be submitted on the homework email account and class dojo for each year group, feedback will be provided. Children must show that they have engaged with learning Monday to Friday, by posting a piece of work on class dojo, homework email account or responding to quizzes on a lesson. Staff will be taking a daily register of this and you will be called in the afternoon, if there has not been any engagement, as daily registers for the afternoon and morning sessions are being logged on the school system and will be added to your child's attendance percentage. Exercise Books and pencils will be left in the front school entrance, to be collected. Further information will be provided about meals for children on Free school meals. We will be working hard to ensure the remote learning is of an even better quality. We will miss seeing the children and pray for all our children and families. We are here for you, on the phone and online. Stay Safe.
Video message from the Headteacher of St Mary's Catholic Primary School.
Tuesday 19th January School Liturgy : Meeting Jesus. Download and press slide show then from the beginning. It is a recording.
Wednesday 20th Response Liturgy led by the children to Tuesday's Liturgy. thank you for everyone who watched Tuesday's and sent in their responses, so thrilled to see many more responses. Apologies if your response is not on this time. Also see the Rosary powerpoint led by Mrs Moore, for all families, but particularly for the children who come to and lead the Rosary club at lunchtimes.
Brief Achievement Assembly Friday 8th January 21. Click on the video below. Congratulations everyone on your remote learning! Friday 15th January's Achievement assembly is on class dojo. Friday 22nd Zoom whole school assembly.
Please contact the school office on 01509 212621 for any queries. Please ensure you look at the school website for updates, down load the school jotter app, searching for St Mary's by putting in the postcode LE115AX and stay logged in for messages.
CATHOLIC LIFE OF THE SCHOOL
Third Week in Ordinary Time : Year B. Special Dedication to the Word of God! Could you read a part of St Mark's Gospel every day?
St Mary's School uses the Ten Ten resources to help the staff and children plan their daily collective worship. They produce a fantastic Monthly newsletter for parents. This lovely resource is a worthwhile shared reading resource. Please see the link below! The children have really enjoyed the interactive whole school online Liturgies on Tuesday, using the resources from Ten Ten. We will be aiming to put up Liturgies for the children to visit in this second lockdown period. A whole school Liturgy for Tuesdays is above and the children's response is on Wednesday.
For a limited time during this period of uncertainty, Ten Ten is making the daily classroom prayers available for parents of children at schools who subscribe to Collective Worship. (username and password NOT required):
NDCYS Weekly DISCIPLESHIP CHALLENGE: NDCYS are going to be setting a weekly discipleship challenge on the monday morning club each week and inviting students, staff and parents to send in videos or photos of them completing the challenge in order to be featured on the friday night live show and on Truespirit website. Here is the link to the video of this weeks challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h413WjU5VhM&feature=youtu.be
SUNDAY LITURGY FOR FAMILIES
As part of the school's subscription to "Life to the Full", all parents will be able to access the Online Parent Portal with the following login credentials:
Parent Consultation Tool
You will need the login credentials for the RSE programme on your child's class page.
Have a look at the St Thomas Aquinas True Spirit web page. Fantastic blogs from all the schools in the Trust, including some excellent ones from the St Mary's Chaplaincy team.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have developed a self-care kit for primary school aged children which is aimed at looking after their emotional health and wellbeing during this time. The kit covers lots of topics, including staying healthy, handling emotions, letting go of worries and staying connected, plus some fun things to do whilst at home. There are breathing exercises, advice on conversation starters, a postcard that can be filled in with a message to family member or friend they are missing and much more. It can be downloaded from the Health for Kids: Grownups website: https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups/healthy-minds/download-our-health-for-kids-looking-after-yourself-kit/
Welcome to the Saint Mary's Catholic Primary School website.
Thank you for visiting our website. We are a warm, welcoming, family orientated and fantastic one form entry Catholic Primary School located in the heart of Loughborough on Hastings street. Our school has amazing diversity with caring, spiritual, creative and dynamic pupils and staff. St Mary's is a member school of the St Thomas Aquinas Multi-Academy Trust, with all the Catholic schools in Leicestershire. We are very well situated with our location so close to St. Mary's Parish church, the University, College and Loughborough town centre, enabling the school to use these resources imaginatively in our curriculum planning. With the Catholic ethos at it's centre, it is an exciting place to learn and work, with coaching and nurturing of all at it's heart.
Please do visit the school to see all the wonderful opportunities, great range of extra curricular activities, after school care, pastoral care and the exciting and collaborative curriculum we have on offer or have a look at our class pages and tweets below.
We look forward to welcoming you.
If you would like to visit our fantastic school, please contact the school office on 01509 212 621 or email : email@example.com .
The school's Office Manager Mrs Cavanagh, Office Admin Mrs Moore or I, will be happy to answer any queries. Should you require any information from this website to be made available in print form, please also contact the school office on the phone number or email above.
Miss P Jordan
Headteacher at St Mary's School
Coronavirus update: St Mary's School are following the advice and guidance of Public Health England to the letter, and the Multi-Academy Trust we belong to is monitoring this and updating us daily. We will keep parents informed of any changes to this advice on a daily basis as necessary.