• St Patricks

Daily Update - 2nd April

As the official Easter holidays get closer, it's going to feel quite strange knowing that we will carry on doing what we've been doing the past few weeks. The staff have been collecting ideas for activities you can do over the holidays and we'll send them to you tomorrow.


There are some wonderful photos, pictures and videos coming in to us and they have made us all smile and cheered us up. I've been lucky enough to be on the Technical Support Desk this week, so have seen them all - please keep them coming!


Mr Morse's Challenge

This is going really well! Quite a few videos have already come in and Mr Morse and even Mrs Comarmond have filmed their responses! You can see it all on the school website.


Story of the Day

We hope you weren't too scared by Mrs Cherry in today's story! Tomorrow, Miss McNabb reads us a heart-warming tale all the way from Ireland.


Art Resources and Activities

Mrs Bignell has been busy finding some great things for you to do at home and her first suggestion is this wonderful website. There are all sorts of free things to do here and you can also sign up for the subscription if you want to:

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/


Are you a budding scientist?

If you love finding out about the world around us, have a look at this brand new website - it has videos, activities, experiments, games, all sorts of things that will get you excited about how things work.

https://wowscience.co.uk/


Missing the Outdoors?

Lots of zoos and farms are running live streams and videos of their animals - take a look at this one from Folly Farm in Wales:

https://www.youtube.com/user/FollyFarmWales/featured


Infant Free School Meals

We've had quite a few enquiries about whether the new voucher system announced by the government this week is for all infant children. Unfortunately it is not - it is only for those families who meet the criteria. You can check and apply here. If you are having any difficulties, then do call us and we'll try to help.

https://www.southampton.gov.uk/schools-learning/in-school/school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx


Looking After Yourselves

We are all finding this situation unusual and difficult and it is bound to affect everybody's wellbeing and mental health. The Southampton Educational Psychology Service have put together an information leaflet, which we've attached for you. There's also some helpful advice here:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

If you do want to talk or ask advice about anything, please do call us at school or call Mrs Mullin on 07712097633.


We'll send you more tomorrow on the official last day of the Spring Term.


"Sensible children always run; walking is slower and not much fun."

Heather Shumaker (author)


Best wishes,


Michael Lobo - Headteacher

Suzanne Friel - Deputy Headteacher

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Fort Road

Southampton

SO19 2JE

Tel: 07340 075421

Email: info@st-patricks.southampton.sch.uk

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