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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust


10th July 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have one more week left of this academic year, one more week of your child being with us in Reception and one more week of home schooling!

We have made up some summer homelearning packs for you. We will be giving them out to the children who have returned back to school and we can post the packs to those of you who have chosen to keep your child at home. If you can come to the school to pick it up that would be very helpful, but a reminder to you that the school office is closed for anything other than phone calls and emails at the moment, but we can leave the learning on a table by the main gate. Just phone the school to let us know when you will be able to pick it up so we can have it ready for you.

Communication, Language and literacy and RE

Next week we will be thinking about how to keep our sea creatures safe and how to look after our oceans. We will look at the impact that dropping litter has on sea life and other aniamls. We will ask the children to think of ways we can protect God's World and everything in it.  What could we do to help? How could we teach others to also look after Our World?


 We will continue to recap the phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs next week. The children will be writing a sentence to match a picture.

Can we please ask you to ensure you child is forming the letters correctly. We have noticed from the children in school and with the learning that is being uploaded, that many of the letters are not being formed correctly. The children will find joining the letters, when they get to Year 1, very difficult if they are a not formed correctly now. Please help us by insisting that they are written correctly. Thank you.

So please practice reading and writing words containing these sounds

ai, ee, igh, oa, or, oi, ur, ch, th, sh, ng, er, ear, ure, oo, ar, ow


Next week we will be working on subraction with the children. We will use 10 as a starting point and be subtracting a single diget number and finding the answer. They will learn that when we take away a number the answer is always a smaller value (the opposite to addition). If your child finds this challenging - start by just taking away 1 from a number to 5 and build up to 10. It is always better to start with smaller numbers so they really understand the concept before moving onto the larger numbers.


We hoped your enjoyed Miss O'Callaghans vitrual sports day and you had lots of fun at home together taking part.

Next wednesday would have be our Reception Graduations. We would have seen the children in their graduation hat and gowns singing beautifully, saying prayers  and poems together and sharing memories of the time we spent together at school. But alas this is unable to happen this year. So we will be posting our vitual graduations on Itslearning on Wednesday. Take time out with your child to watch it and them maybe have a special graduation picnic together. We will be thinking of you all on this special day.




If you are looking to continue to do some learning during half term you can use the resources on The Oak National Academy website.


 'The Oak National Academy was launched on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.'

Click on the link below to access it.

There are some beautiful stories on:  

Many thanks the Early Years team