Goodbye to our Year 6

It was of course very strange to say goodbye to our Year 6 “Bubble”!

Myself and Mr Chown still aim to get you all back at some point, when it is safe, for a little party and to say goodbye properly.

Stay safe and keep learning over the summer!

Goodbye…………………….for now!

Bubble One Artwork

As well as being open for children of Reception, Class One and Class Six, we have of course been operating two Critical Worker bubbles.

Mrs Mullings, our Art Teacher, has been producing some stunning work with the children!

Take a look below!

Wednesday Word 13th July

Please click on the link for this weeks copy of the Wednesday Word 8.07.20

Wednesday Word 6th July

Please click on the link here to download the 1st June copy of the Wednesday Word 

#BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter in Lewisham

A message form Pinaki Ghoshal, Lewisham’s Executive Director for Children and Young People and Angela Scattergood, Director of Education.

The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan has published a statement on behalf of Lewisham Council in response to the killing of George Floyd in the United States. You can read the full statement here:https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/black-lives-matter-in-lewisham

We believe that our schools and settings are key to tackling racism and other forms of discrimination. We will support all Lewisham schools and settings in their commitment to standing against racism and injustice, alongside and in solidarity with the local and global Black community.

St Saviour’s RC Primary School has always been a warm and welcoming place for everyone; we believe it always will be.  We are always here for you, regardless of your race, sexuality, gender, religion or anything else which makes you, you.

Today and every other day, all of us at St Saviour’s stand as one with our black pupils, staff, parents and the entire BAME community in condemning racism.  

#BlackLivesMatter

Italian Lessons and ICT on-line Safety Units

As we are having to deliver work on-line we feel it is crucially important that we emphasise the importance of being safe on line.

Please click on the links below to download very useful worksheets and thinking prompts for children of all ages for children – 

Ages 4-5

Ages 5-7

Ages 8-10

Ages 11 – 13

Italian Lessons

Our Italian Teacher, Miss Marinello, has very kindly put together on line units so the children can continue their Italian Studies!

Please click on the link here to find on-line units for Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6!

 

Phased Opening Update 29.5.30

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope this finds you well and you and your family are safe and healthy!

From June 1st all primary school in England are under notice to begin phased re-opening.

At St Saviour’s we have of course been away from our “home” for 9 weeks so a lot of work has been during during the half term break to ensure the school is ready and safe for children and staff.

Monday June 1st and Tuesday June 2nd will be Health & Safety training days for our staff as we brief them in the latest safe working practises, issue their PPE equipment and instructions on safe working practises.

The school will open for children of Critical Workers only for the first two weeks so we can establish how we can run the school safely whilst maintaining social distancing.

The classrooms have been set up at a much reduced capacity. Desks have been set 2m apart which means classes can now only accommodate between 7 and 10 children depending on the class size and/or layout.

If you fall into the category of a Critical worker please inform Mrs Reid at the school office and you will need to provide evidence of your status.

Please note that the school will be closed each Friday for deeper cleaning and to allow our staff to continue to provide Home Learning for the vast majority of our students.

After the first week (June 1st) we will again conduct a survey of parents of children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to establish who wishes to send their child back to school.

From this we will be able to look at which of the above classes we are able to provide for in our much reduced capacity.

Children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 have not been mentioned in the DfE plans this far, so we will continue to provide Home Learning for the children which is posted weekly on the school website.

If your child is in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Year 6and you do not feel comfortable sending your child back to school, this is your own personal decision and you will not be fined by the school. We will of course continue to provide Home Learning for those classes too.

Please continue to work with us as we continue to strive for a safe, full reopening of the school when the country is in a position to do so. Please stay tuned to the school website as things are changing quite a lot!

In the meantime be safe and we have you all in our prayers.

St Saviour’s Team

 

FAQ

When you arrive at the school all children will enter the site via the Nursery entrance. You must remain with your child as their temperature is taken. If you child’s temperature is above the recommended COVID19 temperature they will be refused entry.

No adults will be allowed access to the site to minimalist the risk of passing the virus.

Your child should – 

  • ​Bring a water bottle with their name on it
  • NO toys, cards or any equipment should be brought onto the premises.
  • Your child does not have to be in school uniform
  • Please brief your child on social distancing – children who refuse to social distance from other children and staff could result in their place being withdrawn under Health & Safety grounds
  • If you normally supply your child with a packed lunch then please continue to do so.
  • If your child normally has a school lunch they will be provided with a sandwich made by our kitchen staff
  • All lunches will be eaten in class.
When dropping off / picking up your child
  • ​​Please observe social distancing from other parents and friends. We know this will be incredibly difficult as you may not have seen people for a while, but you must remain two metres apart and not congregate in groups.
  • Consider your route to school
  • You should not be giving “lifts” to children from other households as this breaks social distancing rules.
  • You should not bring children from other families as this also breaks the “do not mix with people from other households” unless 2m social distancing can be observed.
  • Please can we ask that only one parent or carer brings the child to school, please do not bring siblings where possible.
  • Please be punctual when dropping off and picking up your child
What will the classrooms look like?
  • ​All classrooms have very limited capacity due to the need to remain 2m apart
  • Desks are 2m apart and tape is on the floor to remind children.
  • We have a one way system around the school, so an awful lot of our normal routines will be different

Our staff will be wearing gloves and face masks, so you may wish to prepare your child for this.

Phased Re-opening of St Saviour’s RC Primary School

Phased Re-opening of St Saviour’s RC Primary School

Please find the letter regarding phased re-opening of St Saviour’s by clicking here

Phased return to School – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

Phased return to School – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Following the Government’s announcement, we are planning a phased return to School from the 1 June. Our main priority is to ensure that all children and staff are safe in School. 

At this point, it is possible that the children will come back to School on a part time rota basis.

Additionally, they may not be with their usual class teacher due to staffing issues and social distancing guidelines. 

Some of the other measures that are likely to be in place:

  • Reduced class sizes 
  • Groups of children not mixing together
  • Desks and seats repositioned 
  • Reduced movement around school e.g. packed lunches eaten at desk in class 
  • Staggered break and lunch times 
  • Staggered drop off and collection times 
  • Increased cleaning of key areas 
  • Increased focus on hygiene e.g. washing hands 
  • No after school or lunch time clubs

The Government have made it clear that it is parent’s decision whether or not they feel their child will be safe attending School, and parents will not be penalised for non-attendance

Children in School will be working on the same tasks set each week on the website for their year group.

In order to aid our planning, we need to gain your views and ask you to complete this short questionnaire by 1pm on Monday 18th May. 

As a school and community, we cannot wait for the day when we are all together again, however this must be when we are confident that both the staff and children can be kept safe

Best wishes,

Mr D Houson

Headteacher

More Information on potential school opening

The government has announced plans for some children to start to return to school from Monday 1st June at the earliest.  This date is not yet confirmed and the government will make further announcements.

We know you will have questions about when your children will be able to return to school and we are really looking forward to welcoming children and families back. We are asking you to give us time to work on our plans for this, to make sure arrangements are in place so that all children and adults can be as safe as possible while they are here.

In the meantime, only children of critical workers and those identified as vulnerable can come in to school with the agreement of the headteacher. If you think your child can be in school, please contact Mrs Reid on admin@stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk

Once the date for schools re-opening is confirmed, we will contact families individually to let you know when your child can come in.

This is very unlikely to be at the same time for all children, even in the same year group. Children should only return to school when they have received a start date from us and not before.

We will tell you more as soon as we can.

In the meantime, we will continue to supply work for our children on the school website ate the links below –

Please bear with us at this difficult time as we work to ensure a safe return to school for all.

Best wishes,

Mr D Houson

Headteacher

St Saviour’s RC Primary School

www.stsaviours.lewisham.sch.uk

Message from Father David

Dear members of our St Saviour’s family,
 
I hope you are well despite the circumstances. 
I would like to invite you to take part in an online course about getting to know Jesus. It is called ‘Sycamore’ after the tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to see Jesus: the course gives people a chance to see Jesus like that tree did. 
 
It consists of ten weekly videos with small-group discussion, done via ‘breakout rooms’ in Zoom. The content is not complicated – it is designed for complete beginners – but it prompts deep questions.
 
Please do invite a friend or two (or more) to be part of your group as it works best among friends, especially those who are curious about Jesus.  But you can also join alone and we will assign you a group.
 
I am planning to run it 6.30-7.45pm on Thursday nights, starting this Thursday – please God we can move from Zoom to the parish hall before the ten weeks are up!
 
Here is the link to the Sycamore course:
https://www.sycamore.fm/about-sycamore/
 
Please email me (davidhowell@rcaos.org.uk) if you are interested.
 
God bless you!
 
Fr David, school chaplain

Government Announcement

Good morning everyone,

You will of have seen our Prime Ministers speech on Sunday evening about the phased opening of Primary Schools from 1st June for Reception, Class 1 and Class 6. The school or school leaders in general nationwide were not alerted to this prior to the announcement so we are still working out how the children can safely return whilst maintaining social distancing.

There is a lot of work to do, not only preparing the school, but also seeking reassurance from the Government about the safety of the whole school community, children and staff.

There will also be a lot of announcements from the Government, DfE and teaching and support staff unions over the next few days.

When all becomes clearer and the school community has received the reassurances we need to maintain safety, we will let you know immediately.

Please be assured that we take the education of your child very seriously, but we must also ensure we are not putting staff and children’s health in danger.

Mr D Houson

Headteacher 

Young Voices – Sing Online!

We’re really excited to invite you to get involved in a special #YVatHome project over the next few weeks!

Young Voices, the current Guinness World Record holders for the world’s largest simultaneous sing are staging the the World’s Largest Children’s Choir at Home for a record breaking #PowerInMe Singing Challenge and dedicate it to all our teachers.

On 2nd June 2020 – you are invited along with families and children from across the world to pay tribute to all teachers by joining together to sing “The Power in Me” from the safety of your own homes.

You can register your involvement at youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme to access learning resources for the song. More importantly – we are asking you to share this email with your parents and children to get them directly involved.

In the weeks leading up to the main event on 2nd June, you are encouraged to take part in the #PowerInMe singing challenge and to film yourselves singing the song’s lyrics “I’ve got the Power In Me” and post it online with the hashtag to see who responds completing the song’s chorus “You’ve got the Power in You!”.

It is all explained here by David Lawrence and Francisco Nunez.

There are also a series of online workshops to prepare you for the big day:

Tuesday 12th May 4pm UK/11am EST – ‘Conductor Swap’ – David Lawrence runs an online rehearsal/workshop for children in the US
Thursday 14th May 4pm UK/11am EST  – Rebecca Lawrenceinterviewed by Gigi Morley on being a composer and composing the Power in Me
Tuesday 19th May 4pm UK/11am EST  – ‘Conductor Swap’ – Francisco Nunez runs an online rehearsal/workshop for children in the UK
Thursday 21st May 4pm UK/11am ESTAndy Instone will run a live movement session to teach the moves for Power in Me for everyone who has signed up

Have you got the power in you? Get involved! 

#PowerInMe
#ThankYouTeachers

Captain Tom Moore Celebration!

Hello!

Just a quick message to share a special pack looking at Captain Tom Moore’s recent incredible achievement!!!

Newsletter 1 Summer Term 2020

HT Newsletter 1 – Summer Term 2020

BBC online Learning

BBC ByteSize has just released some great new content if you still need to keep the children busy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfwrcqt

 

There’s also a SEND parents’ toolkit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

What do you want to see on Mr Chown’s Teaching Channel?

What do you want to see on Mr Chown’s Teaching Channel?

Please click here to let him know what you want!

Newsletter to Parents

Please click to view a very important newsletter – Letter to Parents 27.3.20

COVID19 Prayer

 

KS2 Writing with Mr Chown!!!!

NEW YouTube learning is here:

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2BM-sIch9fIsSuM66d8vIw

 

Creative writing taught on your computer!