Just in from Mr. Hallman. Sad news, I'm afraid. One of our ex-teachers - Rob Hulson has passed away. Please read Mr. Hallman's letter regarding the terrible news:
Death of Rob Hulson April2020.docx
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray thee, Lord, thy child to keep;
Thy love to guard me through the night
And wake me in the morning light.
Monday 6th April 2020
Important - an update from the Reading Plus website:
Reading Plus Home Use Pupil Information.pdf
These just in from Third Space Learning, an excellent site for all things Maths.
Y3 Maths Games And Activities Pack.pdf
Y4 Maths Games And Activities Pack.pdf
Y5 Maths Games And Activities Pack.pdf
Y6 Maths Games And Activities Pack.pdf
Also, check out the Abbey Road virtual wall on the Year 6 page of this site. Enter and send Mr. Hallman your entries - you know how much he loves The Beatles!
Just in from Mr. Hallman - Friday 3rd April
April newsletter - essential reading, with all the up-to-date information about school.
April 2020 Newsletter April20.doc
Reading Plus - a new scheme designed to help anyone of any age with their reading.
Reading Plus parents letter April20.docx
And last, but certainly not least - a Mini Vinnies' Easter Display competition, not just for Year 6, but everyone.
MV Easter Display Comp.pdf
NEW UPDATES for Year 6 - 3rd April 2020
New list of websites to work your way through. I will be setting work from these after 20th April (if we are not back in school).
Year 6 websites - April 2020.docx
ALSO - please read the letter that I have posted on the Year 6 page of this website.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Support and Information for families in Halton during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Support and Information for families in Halton during the COVID.docx
THIS JUST IN FROM Mr. Hallman:
Suggested Online Resources: Primary Schools w/c 23.03.2020 from Halton Council.
Online Resources wb 23.03.2020.docx
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 24th March 2020
As from tomorrow - Wednesday 25th March the Childcare Provision will only be available from:
9:00am until 4:00pm.
This is due to staff numbers. It would also be a huge help if you could let us know in advance if you need the provision.
Thanks for your patience and understanding at this time.
To all Parents - your child will have received a set of work, be it a list of websites or an actual detailed letter. If you have not yet received any pack or letter please call into the front office were they will be waiting for collection.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS COVID - 19
If you require your child/ren to attend the Childcare Provision, St. Martin's is providing, you must complete and bring this form with you to the main office:
Coronavirus Emergency opening letter March2020.docx
Other important documents to read:
School closing and Key Workers March2020.docx
Parents letter re School Closure and Opening as Child Care for Key Workers March2020.docx
Letter to Parents re Childcare Mil Vasic March2020.docx
NHS - All About Teeth leaflets.
Used by the NHS nurses in lessons with the children. They contain lots of useful information to help with dental matters.
Friday 28th February 2020
Soon to be Stars of TV - Year 6 being filmed by ITV yesterday for an upcoming programme about 'Loan Sharks'. As usual they did themselves and the school proud. Details will be sent out when we receive broadcast information.
Also for Year 6 parents - I have made a file containing all 15 different practice tests that the children will cover over the next few months. If you do not have Internet access, send in a pen drive and I will copy the file onto it. You will then be able to use the test as and when you chose. I will let the children know when we will use a particular test in advance.
Peace and love,
Mrs. Parker's moving eulogy written about Martin Valdez - read at his funeral and School Mass by Mr. Hallman.
RIP Martin - we love you.
Funeral - Martin.docx
Year 4 Parents' Presentation given on Thursday 26th September.
PARENTS EVENING SEPT' 19.pptx
Year 6 Parents' Presentation given on Thursday 26th September at 6:00pm. If you couldn't attend this is what you missed.
Year 6 parents 26-09-2019.ppt
Reception class Parents' meeting reading PowerPoint 2019
guide to listening to your child read.pptx
Denominational Inspection Report 2019
DENOMINATIONAL INSPECTION REPORT 111380 2019.pdf
New starter guide for parents - September 2019
st martins booklet v2.pptx
Attendance and Holidays during term time
As you will be aware, the rules around holidays in term time have now changed and we are no longer allowed to authorise any holiday requests except in exceptional circumstances. Families, who take holidays in term time, will be contacted by Halton's EWO service, which may result in the issuing of a fixed penalty fine. If your child is off with illness for any length of time, then you must send in medical evidence for their absence. Thanks for your help in this matter. You understand that the best way for children to achieve well at school is for them to have a good attendance and that means 95% +
Helping your child to be fit and ready to learn in school
Many parents ask us how they can help their child to be best ready to learn. We would advise making sure they get a good night's sleep. Infants in bed by 7.00/7.30pm and older Juniors by 8.00/8.30pm. Make sure they calm down, talking to them or reading a story once they are in bed for five to ten minutes. Limit the amount of time they access the internet on phones, tablet computers or PCs and know what they are accessing as it could well be very inappropriate. Have everything ready for school the night before to avoid forgetting book bags/lunch boxes/equipment/kits in the morning.
Uniform and PE Kit
Thank you for all your efforts with ensuring we have the highest possible standards of uniform. Helping us to ensure this is maintained supports us all. This means no trainers for normal footwear and sensible accessories, please don't have headwear that stops other children being able to see the teacher! Could I ask you to also ensure that your child's name is on all their pieces of uniform, especially jumpers and coats?It is also very important that all children have the correct PE Kit. They are not allowed to wear football shirts. The PE Kit consists of a white t-shirt with logo, black shorts and a pair of pumps. It is advisable that the juniors have a pair of trainers for outdoor PE. It is best for all children to keep their kit in school and to take it home each half term to be cleaned. It needs to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag.
Register for Free School Meals
If you are in receipt of Income Support, your child will be eligible to be registered for free school meals. Even if your infant child is getting a free school meal it is important to register. This is because the school receives additional funding for any children whose parents are on income support. Thank you for your help and support in this matter.
St. Martin's Catholic Primary School
St Martin's Lane
Tel 01928 711 207
Headteacher Mr P Hallman
As you are all aware, we are now using the Schoolcomms system for school meals and tuck.
Just a couple of points to remember. If you change your email address or your mobile number, could you please let us know immediately as the system will not work? Also, there are two sections on the system: School Meals and Tuck. As well as crediting the School Meals section, you will need to credit Tuck, if you want your child to have it.
With regard to Universal Free School Meals, if your child is in Year 3, please remember that you will now have to pay for their school dinners, if they are not eligible for Free School Meals. Soon we will put another section on the system so that you can pay for School Trips etc.