St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

School News

23rd February 2021

An update from Mrs Hulme - 22/02/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope the half term gave everyone something to enjoy - a walk in the sunshine, time to sit quietly with a book or just not to have to rise to the alarm clock.

As we move towards the Easter season we still have some major hurdles to overcome though.

The first one is tonight, anticipating what the government announcement will bring regarding children returning to school.

For your information, as a school we have no prior knowledge of what will be said. Therefore the leadership team be working together tomorrow to digest the news and see what plans need to be put into place in response to the announcement. We are asking you to be patient in the coming days as we prepare any new risk assessments. We will not be able to give you any information until those are completed and we may also have further guidance to consider from Sutton Local Authority too.

These are anxious times for everyone but hopefully we will see brighter times ahead.

Well done to everyone, working at home, keeping to more difficult routines and those who are doing the schooling at home. Congratulations one and all.

We will communicate again as the week progresses. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

With kind regards,

Mrs Hulme

Mrs Hulme MA, NPQH, NLE

Executive Headteacher

1st February 2021

Tribute to Father Paul

Sadly, Fr Paul, Parish Priest at Holy Cross Church, Carshalton, passed away on Friday evening 29th January. Fr Paul was very supportive of St Mary's schools , as a School Governor, on his frequent visits, celebrating Mass with us and we know he enjoyed seeing the children at play. Fr Paul will be hugely missed by us and many others. He was a sincere presence who was always quietly with us.

We are grateful to God for giving him to us as a spiritual friend. We know that he is now with Our Lord.

May he rest in peace.

Amen.

27th January 2021

Websites to support online learning

 

Websites to support online learning

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1goQHN324bRrJCGvTsv_rCrXYSW2FEFvT/view?usp=sharing

 

Please find a list of websites below that we hope can assist you if you need it when helping your children with their learning at home. We have tried not to include any that require you to sign up to anything but have provided a password and login where needed.

Please use parental guidance for the Youtube links as per their age rating.

 

27th January 2021

Remote Education: Information for Parents

 

REMOTE EDUCATION: INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q7PcU2HJKw5P7aY7SfJP1j6ZEP8TXRKf/view?usp=sharing

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education in the event of local restrictions or  entire cohorts /bubbles to remain at home.  Please also see the list of useful website links to support online learning.

When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key things to consider include:

  • Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered

  • Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils

  • Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education in the event of local restrictions or  entire cohorts /bubbles to remain at home.  Please also see the list of useful website links to support online learning.

When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key things to consider include:

  • Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered

  • Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils

  • Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes

18th December 2020

St. Mary's Christmas Greeting

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and holy Christmas. Please look after yourselves and each other as we head for the spring term and hopefully another time of successful learning and good health. We wanted to share with all parents the link below of our wonderful year 3 children singing ‘Away in a Manger’, which is also available on the Google Classrooms and website.

St. Mary's Christmas Greeting