COVID 19 HOME LEARNING
Dear parents and carers
In light of yesterday’s announcement by the government, St. Ursula’s will be closed from Friday evening onwards. We are aware the government said schools would stay open for certain groups of children and the school leadership team are meeting today to make a decision on this. Once a decision has been made, we will communicate this with you immediately.
In the meantime, the school team have been working incredibly hard to set up working packs for every child to take home.
On the website under news you will see individual class pages that hold a timetable of suggested activities, links to websites, work and supporting documents. Each child will also have hard copies of the work along with an exercise book and pencil to record in and with.
If you are already self-isolating, packs will be ready for you to collect for your children from the office today and if you are unable to collect we will endeavour to get them to you throughout the day tomorrow.
Purple Mash Logins for every year group have been set up and children will have these in their packs. Teachers will set you tasks and communicate with you through this portal throughout the period of the school closure. This is also a great way of uploading evidence of any of the practical tasks your child has done. The teachers will be looking at who is engaging with this and following up with anyone who is not.
Myself and the rest of the leadership team will be making daily phone calls to check on key individuals and to ensure that they are well. If you or your child develops any symptoms it is still really important that you let us know. If you ring the school number this will be diverted to my school mobile for the duration of the closure and there is also a new pupil concerns tab at the top right-hand side of the school website for you to log any concerns. These will come straight through to me and I will get in touch with you.
Thank you for all of you ongoing support in these testing times.
Stay safe and look after yourselves.
Mr Jonathan Arthur