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Week 5 (20.04.2020)

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe. We all understand how difficult the situation is and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Like you, members of our staff team are now hearing about friends or loved ones who have experienced COVID-19 and it is important that we all follow the advice and guidance as much as possible. As we have all heard last week, the situation of our lockdown will be continuing for some time and schools will continue to be closed for the majority of pupils. 

Whilst many of you have had the Easter 'holidays', a few of us have remained in school as we have stayed open for a small number of our families to allow critical workers to attend work. This is a very unusual situation for us all. Thank you to all of the staff who supported me in this.

Whilst many parents are working from home, we realise that it is difficult for everyone and we want you to reassure you all that our teachers who are also parents are not finding it easy either. The activities that we put on to Google Classroom do not need to be completed in a particular order or at a particular time. Teachers will be placing different activities in to the classroom throughout the week, but please do not put additional pressure on  yourselves or your children. This is new to us all. 

The DfE have given further advice for parents, which I have included here

As we begin our week, please join us for our assembly.

Below, you will see that I have uploaded the learning projects for this week for each year group. Please do interact with Google Classroom to enable your children to keep in touch with one another too.

I have also attached the daily prayers for each day this week.

If you need further assistance, please contact us on and a member of the Senior Leadership Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

In the case of an emergency, please contact me on the school mobile number: 07377 628 083

Please do stay safe and keep well.

With love

Nicola Doherty (Headteacher) and the staff team at St Joseph's.