Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Remote Learning

 During this period of lockdown we have switched to remote learning for all children not in school.  The children of key workers are accessing the same learning in school as the children at home while they are being cared for.  Teachers are using digital learning in order to communicate with children and parents on a daily basis and are available to offer advise and help where necessary.

Happy New Year

 Although not the best way to begin a new term in school, we embrace the restrictions in the hope that they will bring normality closer.  We wish all of our families and friends a Happy New Year and look forward to welcoming all of our children back to school as soon as possible.

Update for Parents

School remains open for the children of key worker parents only during this period of national lockdown.  We will notify parents as soon as there is any change in the guidance and we are allowed to open for all age groups.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Autumn Clubs in school

 During the second half of the Autumn Term we are continuing with the various clubs and groups which have been operating during the school day.  However, there are a few changes.  We are delighted to be offering Lacrosse as an after school club on Thursday evenings for our junior children, starting on 5th November.  This club will be led by two qualified coaches from the Heaton Mersey Lacrosse Club, who are also Stella Maris parents. 

As indicated at the start of this term Primary Sports will change their Wednesday evening club from Junior Sports to Infant Sports after half-term, so that our younger children will get the opportunity to access this club.  They have assured us that as soon as they are able to lay on a weekly club for both infants and juniors they will do this.  However, at this time they are only able to offer one club per week, until further notice.  Our Junior children accessed this provision since the beginning of September so it is now the younger children's turn.  

PTA Halloween Event

Excitement is building as we look ahead to Thursday and the Halloween party in school.  Due to the pandemic we are unable to hold our traditional evening Halloween disco and party, so not wishing for our children to miss out on this annual treat the PTA and staff have organised an event during Thursday afternoon in school. Watch out for the super photos we are anticipating as a result of this event.  They will be posted on our Parents Facebook page at the weekend. Children are allowed to come to school in "sensible" costume on Thursday and there will be a range of creative activities and treats during the afternoon.  We are all looking forward to a fun-filled day!

Well Done

We are nearly at the end of our first half term and a very big "well done!" to all the children, parents and staff who have made this a successful, happy and productive start to the academic year. This positive spirit and stoic attitude will make us strong and able to meet any challenges ahead.  We are all looking forward to a break and a chance to relax and rest.  Have a lovely half-term break and we look forward to welcoming our children back for an exciting and eventful half-term leading to Christmas.  Christmas activities may look a little different in school during the coming weeks but we have lots of exciting events lined up which can operate within the rules and guidance given to schools.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Updated Information for our Return to School

Mrs Johnson has been in contact with all parents during this past week to say hello and make sure that everyone is fine.  At the end of next week there will be some information sent to all parents with the arrangements and procedures for our full return to school.  This information will follow many of the processes which were in place prior to the Summer holidays and worked well in keeping our children safe.  Please take the time to read the information and share this information with your child as it will help them when they return.  

Some children may feel anxious about returning to full school when there has been so much in the news about schools etc.  We want them to feel secure and safe about their return to school.