St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School

WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
‘Love one another as I have loved you’ John 15;12

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE UPTO DATE LETTER ABOUT SEPTEMBER 2020.

letter september.pdf

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE UPDATED LETTER FROM MR LAVIN

 040620- COVID Update Letter from Mr B Lavin.pdf

 

050520- Mr Lavin Letter.pdf

 

070420-COVID-19 Update Letter.pdf

 

Return to school survey - If you have a child in Reception, Year 1 or Year 6, please complete a few questions about a possible return to school by going to this address 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7VGP3CK

 

Risk Assessment for Return to School

 

Frequently asked questions

 

COVID-19 and Home Learning

 

In these unprecedented times where the vast majority of our children are not in school every day and are, instead, being educated and cared for at home, we aim to provide as much support as we possibly can to help our children's time at home run as smoothly as possible. The 'Learning' tab on our website's menu leads you to a page for each year group which will provide a variety of activities and suggestions of things your child could do at home. These suggestions can be used alongside the Learning Packs that our children brought home with them last week as well as any of Activity Passport activities which can be completed at home. We will use this page to post any updates or information that we think is important to our families during this time.

Catholic Schools Partnership Art Exhibition 2020

Father's Day Challenge

This week's challenge is to create an award for a man who plays an important role in your life in recognition for all they do for you. It doesn't have to be a father - it could be a step-dad, a grandpa, an uncle, a big brother or a family friend. Create an award (an example is pictured below) and email in a picture of it along with an explanation of who your award is for and why they deserve it to mrs.westbrook@sje.bcwcat.co.uk by Friday lunchtime.

Emergency Key Resources

Here is a list of emergency key resources provided by the Bradford South Hub that may be helpful to parents while schools are closed.

The Smile Makers Project

WARNING - Free school meals scam

The Department for Education is raising awareness of a scam email about free school meals.

The department has been informed some parents have received an email stating the following:

‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’.

The DfE has posted messages on social media warning parents that it is a scam, that the email is not from a local authority and urging them not to respond to it, and to delete immediately.

Bradford Council has shared the DfE message via its own social media channels. Schools are urged to be aware and share the warning with parents. 

This is the text of the DfE message, should you want to copy and paste into your own communications to parents;

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating the following:

‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’.

This is a scam email – it is not from a local authority. Please do not respond to it, and delete immediately.

The government guidance which explains what schools should do to make sure eligible pupils have continued access to free school meals can be found HERE

Top Tips for Working At Home!

Mentally Healthy Children

Many children will be feeling anxious and worried at this time.  A great way of helping to improve mental health is to practice yoga and mindfulness. Cosmic Kids Yoga is a YouTube channel is dedicated to providing mindfulness and yoga for children through stories and adventures. Mums and Dads can join in too.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Calm Zone

The 'Calm Zone' website has breathing exercises, activities, games and videos which help children to let go of stress and feel calmer. 

Calm zone

Pause and notice what you are saying, doing or thinking. Write it down. Ask yourself if that thought or activity is helping you or not right now. If it's not helping, choose to think or do something different.

Visit our SEN page for resources to support the well-being and mental health for parents, families and children as well as SEN home learning resources.