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St Mary's C of E Primary

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Update from Mrs Booker

Monday 23rd March 2020


Dear Parents/Carers


As you will be aware, school has closed its gates to all but key worker and vulnerable children. This is an unprecedented time and one which we were given little notice of. Packs were sent out but these were not intended to cover 4+ lessons a day for the foreseeable future. It would be impossible for staff to provide lessons in the same way as they would if school were open.  The government guidance is clear – the curriculum has been abandoned. Children who have no alternative but to be in school will not be taught curriculum lessons – we will be working on enrichment activities. This approach should also be taken at home.


The website will be updated with links to learning, packs and videos as we are able.  In addition to suggested sites you can provide children with lessons in life skills which are just as important.  Build on children’s general knowledge, especially with regards to cultural capital – essential knowledge that children need to be educated citizens.


A reminder that, if your child has a social worker, we will be ringing the children every week to speak to them as part of our duty of care. We will also endeavour to contact all children on a regular basis while we have staff fit to do so.


We will continue to keep you updated as best as we can and to provide some guidance on our web pages for things to do at home.  In the meantime the best thing for our children is to stay at home where possible in order to avoid the very real risk that this virus poses.


Thank you for your continued support, we hope that you all stay well.


Mrs Booker