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Daily Update - 22nd May

Thank you for your patience while we continue with the huge task of getting the school prepared for growing numbers of children. As mentioned previously, we will confirm the final arrangements after the government announcement on the 28th, but we are open for children of critical workers regardless including over half-term and afterwards.We would like to thank all the staff who have been in school throughout this lockdown period including over holidays - they have shown great dedication to our school community.

In this Sunday's gospel, Jesus gives his followers a commission to go and spread God's Word across the world: they will no longer be disciples (pupils) but rather, with the help of the Holy Spirit, will become apostles (messengers). Attached is a liturgy for you to use with the family - why not tune into the live Mass from the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham (founded in 1064!) this week:

Mrs Cherry's monkey story was brilliant this morning! We'll be putting some new ones up after half-term, but why not listen to the whole collection again? And Mrs Metcalfe will be finishing the final part of Fantastic Mr Fox tomorrow. Mrs Paul is also preparing another of her surprises ...

The Rainbow Trail

The Rainbow Trail is a sculpture trail in Southampton, put on by a collective of local businesses and artists, which will be the largest public display of art Southampton has ever seen! It will consist of 100 rainbows and stories designed and written by school pupils. The trail will take place in Southampton's central parks in July and August.

Anyone can submit a rainbow design, a story or both. The top 100 rainbow designs selected by the The Rainbow Trail sponsors will be printed onto up-cycled material and displayed in the city parks for up to 10 weeks.

The deadline for submissions is the 15th of June. More information about the competition and/or becoming a sponsor can be found at

Lockdown Life-Savers

This is another useful jumping-off site with links to things to do while at home:

Southampton Community Support Hub

The Community Support Hub is open as usual on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May (8.30am to 5pm) so if you, or someone you know needs assistance and have no other means of support, please do get in touch. Phone 023 8083 4800

As it's half-term next week, there won't be set work on SeeSaw, but there are plenty of links on the school website if you want to keep going with learning and other activities. We'll send you one or two updates over the week as well and if you need us, please call on 07712097633 or email

Have a lovely bank holiday and half-term.

Live each day as if your life had just begun.”

Johann Von Goethe (German writer and statesman)

Best wishes,

Michael Lobo - Headteacher

Suzanne Friel - Deputy Headteacher

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