Friday 30 April 2021
We hope you are all well and have all had a good week.
We have had an exciting week at school with the arrival of some very hungry caterpillars in KS1. Both Reception Class and Year 2 are carefully nurturing their caterpillars as part of their science work on life cycles. We hope in a few weeks to release them as beautiful butterflies. The children are very excited as you can see from the photographs.
We are very aware that under present restrictions staff and parents are not meeting and opportunities to put names and faces together is limited. Hopefully it will not be too long before we will be able mix more but in the meantime we have added staff photographs to our website class pages. This week we have welcomed two final year student teachers to Year 2 and Year 4 so your children will be talking about them too. They will be with us until mid June. To help below is a staff overview with names and roles.
|Class||Class Teacher||Teaching Assistant||Student Teacher|
|Reception Class||Mrs Portman (Mon Tues Wed)||Mrs Freeman|
|Mrs Harris (Wed Thurs Fri)||Mrs Westwood|
|Year 1||Mrs Hulbert||Mrs Johnson|
|Year 2||Mrs Morgan||Miss Hutchinson|
|Year 3||Mrs James ( Mon Tues Wed)|
|Mrs Mallinson ( Thurs Fri)|
|Year 4||Mr Tasker||Mrs Chen|
|Year 5||Mr Blackman||Mrs Mound|
|Year 6||Mrs Freitas||Mrs Mound|
|Vice Principal||Mrs Warnett (presently on maternity leave)|
|Acting Vice Principal||Mrs Tasker (SENCo)|
|PPA teacher in Year 1-6||Mrs Price|
|Supply teacher||Mrs Noone covers occasionally if staff are absent|
Our lunchtime supervisors are Mrs Davies, Mrs Brookes. Miss Mohan and Mrs Grainger. Mrs Brown needs no introduction as she is not only Office Manager but also the giver of TLC to every child and ensures everything is done before we realise it needs to be! Mrs Beese is our School Business Manager who is in school on Thursday and Fridays.
It is hard to believe that Saturday is the first day of May. As you are all aware May is the month of Mary and a tradition of our Catholic faith is a May procession. This year it will be extra special as an outdoor procession will enable all the children to celebrate together. Please look out for a leaflet in your child's bag today with a simple request which will help us to create a lovely display around our statue of Our Lady at the school door. Thank you in anticipation.
We are delighted to say that we are now able to celebrate Mass again at school. From 4 May we will be able to celebrate a class/bubble Mass in the hall. There will be social distancing and sadly we cannot yet invite families to join us but it is a step closer to normal life. On Friday 7 May Year 6 will have their class Mass and on 14 May Year 5 will have their class Mass. We are vetry grateful to Fr Richard for working with us to enable Masses to resume safely at school.
A reminder that there will be a meeting short meeting for the Year 4 parents whose children will shortly be receiving their First Holy Communion on Thursday 6 May at 3.35pm in the school hall. This meeting will outline the necessary procedures for the Holy Communion Mass and relevant information. The meeting will be held under socially distant government restrictions so please only one parent to attend and face masks worn. The children will be cared for by Mr Tasker while the meeting takes place but if you need to bring an under school age child that’s absolutely fine. If you have not already contacted us please email the school office by Monday 3 May with a preferred date of either 12 or 19 June for your Mass and we will try to accommodate everyone’s first choice. If you have no preference we will allocate a date to you. We are sure that although different from previous years it will be a lovely occasion for the children.
Over the course of the last 12 months all parents' evenings in EMMAUS MAC schools have been held online via TEAMS, ZOOM or School Cloud. These have been overwhelmingly successful in keeping schools and families connected, and ensured that the ability to report directly to families on pupil/student progress has not been lost. It has been suggested that this has been so successful that it could continue beyond this academic year and we would appreciate your feedback on this. Below is a link to our online survey. Please complete this questionnaire to contribute your voice to any future decision regarding how parents' evenings will operate
This week the children in Year 1 have been working on a Resurrection display and made an Easter garden. They acted out the story of Jesus rising to life and appearing to his disciples. Well done children
Reception Class taking great care of their caterpillars.
Everyone in Year 2 has their own caterpillar to nurture and observe their transformation.
This week the Year 6 children have been busy planning their weekly writing task.
Today, they have written a diary entry as Jim Jarvis, an uneducated Victorian boy who ends up in a workhouse. The children have enjoyed writing in character with slang and non-standard English.
They also took part in the Go Noodle PE challenge and completed star jumps for 101 seconds. Well done Year 6!
Please see below some very useful courses and support that is on offer in the Wyre Forest
We hope everyone enjoys this Bank hioliday weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday morning.