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Update after PM's Announcement

(Sunday 10th May 2020)

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister, we expect to receive further clarification from the DFE on how we should accept more pupils into school safely. 

 

We have received the information at the same time as the nation. 

 

We will notify you when these plans are confirmed. 

 

School arrangements will remain as they have been in previous weeks.

 

 

Mental Health During Lockdown

 

Below is link to a flyer with a list of groups who are available if you are having a difficult time or struggling with your mental health throughout this challenging period.

Update: Tuesday 28th April

 

Hello school community,

 

On behalf of all school staff I will just say at the outset that we hope you are safe and well.  It has been a good while now of this 'new normal' but everyone has different circumstances-  please try to keep in contact with one another and support one another.  I am sure they are, but please also help the children contact friends as that communication may help give those of us missing school a bit of a boost.

 

Points:

- Staff are making fortnightly phone calls/ emails.  We just wish to check in with parents and children and see how you are faring.  Phone calls will present as an unknown or withheld number, please answer to assure us of your wellbeing.  Please try to contact school if you miss our attempts.

- We update primarily through our text service, directly but we utilise Twitter in quite an active fashion so do please try to check it out.  We post updates about what staff are up to and provide ideas for different activities. You hopefully will have seen our star video, if not (or you would just like to see it again) then go to our YouTube channel or visit the Video Resource Centre which is located under the 'Children' tab of our website.

- Hopefully your home schooling is going well! We have provided lots on our website and there are an abundance of daily lessons and links you can access also.  Find a balance with your children and try to keep it fun and engaging- for your sake as much as theirs!

 

RUMOURS

We have received lots of calls enquiring about when school will return to normal, with some people having read/ heard that we will reopen on a specific date in May.  This is untrue.

Please note that when we know anything we will update you.  Latest updates insist the 'lockdown' will continue for some weeks and there has been nothing said about what changes will be made and when.  Note that we often receive updates as you do, through the government's daily briefings, and just keep checking for our Twitter feed updates and text messages.

SCHOOL IS CLOSED but is open to pre-agreed children with minimal staffing on rotation.  This will be the case for the foreseeable future and be assured we will let you know once the situation changes.

 

 

Hopefully you are all doing as well as can be but if you do need to speak to somebody (or even if the children would like to make some contact) then please email us:

General school- enquiry@sttommor.bham.sch.uk

 Mr Breslin- m.breslin@sttommor.bham.sch.uk

 Mrs Madia- k.madia@sttommor.bham.sch.uk

 

We are here if you need us.

 

May God keep you safe and happy,

 

M Breslin

Update: Friday 3rd April

 

Hello school community,

 

Firstly, let us begin by saying we hope you are all safe and well whilst adhering to the guidance about remaining in your homes or keeping a social distance.  If we look after ourselves we will look after everybody.

 

We would like to update you on what is happening at school and what we intend to do in the near future (although this is always 'subject-to-change' in these unprecedented times):

 

- The learning projects and additional work is all saved on the 'Class Pages' section.  Please keep your children doing a little bit of learning regularly but do keep a sense of balance for all your sakes!  Change it up with house chores, cooking, gardening or play as we do not know how long this will continue for.

 

- After Easter you may need additional resources.  As a school, we will be posting links on twitter or updating the class pages with additional work.  Also, there are links to websites that may be useful in the Parents> Curriculum section.

 

- Remember to try and keep up some form of routine and exercise.  This, alongside taking time to read and pray as a family, will help you create your own sense of normality in these unique circumstances.

 

We are remaining open to pre-agreed children with a minimal amount of staff rotated.  This will continue through Easter and beyond until circumstances change.

Hopefully you are all doing as well as can be but if you do need to speak to somebody (or even if the children would like to make some contact) then please email us:

General school- enquiry@sttommor.bham.sch.uk

 Mr Breslin- m.breslin@sttommor.bham.sch.uk

 Mrs Madia- k.madia@sttommor.bham.sch.uk

 

We are here if you need us.

 

May God keep you safe and happy,

 

M Breslin

Proposed Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2021/2022

OUR MORNING ROUTINE

Reception - Children enter school via the Studio.

Year 1 - Children to enter school via the Studio.

Year 2 - Children to enter school via the main playground and go directly to their classroom doors.

Year 3  - Please use the Key Stage 2 door at the top of the car park.

Year 4 - Children to enter school via the main playground and go to the door by the Snug.

Year 5 - Please use the Key Stage 2 door at the top of the car park.

Year 6J - Children to enter school via the main playground and go directly to the Key Stage 1 door (to the side of the hall).

Year 6P - Children to enter their classroom via the external door on the ramp near the Office.

Breakfast & After School Club

We now use our Art/ Music studios (formerly Year 5 classrooms) for Breakfast and After School Clubs. Please drop children off and collect them directly to/from the studios where they will be signed in/out by a member of staff.

 

Pick up routine:

Please stand around the outside of the playground, behind the painted lines.

 

Classes will be brought outside to stand on the allocated painted numbers where they will be dismissed by staff.

 

There will be lots of staff available to help if you’re at all unsure.

 

ROSE on This Morning!

Our school cook made an appearance on ITV's This Morning today! You may want to watch her appearance on catch up!

Well done Rose for being such a star!

 

https://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/the-dinner-lady-keeping-it-old-school

 
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