St Joseph and St Gerard
Welcome back, after 9 weeks of home learning, we are incredibly happy to be back in the classroom with all the children. Thank you for all your hard work and continued support over the last term, we know it has been challenging taking on the role of the ‘home school teacher’ whilst balancing your normal day to day life. There is no way home learning could have been successful without your facilitation of it on the other end of the computer, so thank you. There will be Parent Zoom Meetings to discuss the children’s progress, these will take place on the 31st of March and the office will be in touch shortly with more details.
With only a few weeks until the end of term we wanted to remind you of the expectations now with the children back in school. We cannot stress enough the importance of reading with your child every day. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Wednesday in St Joseph’s and Monday and Thursday in St Gerard’s. This is not a guide as to when your child should finish their reading book so please do not feel the need to rush as they will benefit more from discussing the pictures and words, sharing what they like and dislike about a story and drawing their attention to the use of punctuation. Please ensure your child’s reading book is in their book bag every day, signed and dated.
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and should be brought back into school fully completed by the following Monday. Please sign your child’s homework book every week after you have completed the task with them. We will provide a half termly spelling overview, with a week-to-week breakdown. Our spellings test will be on a Friday, children will take their spelling books home following the test and they must be returned, with the homework book on a Monday.
Please make sure your child wears their PE kit to school on a Friday. As they are in this outfit all day, please make sure it is weather appropriate. Children must have an OLOG t-shirt, blue shorts, navy blue tracksuit bottoms and black trainers or plimsolls. Please tie long hair back with a plain red, black or white hair band. Children are not allowed to wear any jewellery including earrings, hair beads or shave patterns in their hair.
Please send your children in with water bottles and also to note going forward all emails to staff must go through the school office who can be reached at email@example.com
Miss Barrett Miss O'Neill
St Joseph Class Teacher St Gerard Class Teacher