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St Martins, Runcorn 

St Martins, Runcorn

St Martins, Runcorn

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


Suggested Online Resources: Primary Schools w/c 23.03.2020 from Halton Council.
Online Resources wb 23.03.2020.docx


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.

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

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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,
Mr. Mc

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.


Year 6 Parents' Pr​​esentation​ 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 

New starter guide for parents -  September 2019

st martins booklet v2.pptx

Upcoming dates:​​​

Holiday Dates 2019-20 

Holiday Dates 2020-21


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.





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St Martin's Catholic Primary School. 

We have now raised £961.16 and have 52 supporters and would like to thank each of you. Shop with any of over 3,300 well-known retailers via the easyfundraising website and a percentage of what you spend is passed to St Martin's at no additional cost to you. 
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 Please register to support us today!


How many of you bought gifts on line over the past few months? I am sure it was many of you as there are great offers to be had. Did you know that if you buy from our school on-line shop you could make money for the school and save yourselves money too?

Here's a great way to get some fantastic online bar-gains, find cheaper gas and electricity services and even book a holiday. Remember, anything you buy through our webshop will help towards our fundraising targets.

So go on, top up your CD/DVD collection, or, if you're making business purchases, why not make them from our webshop? For example, you can buy computer equipment.

There are also plenty of offers on DIY products, clothing and lots more from big high street names. Use the search facility to compare a product name (e.g. kettle) with all of our retailers to help you find the best price.

Contact Us​


St. Martin's Catholic Primary School

St Martin's Lane




Tel 01928 711 207

Headteacher Mr P Hallman

​The Parish of the Divine Saviour

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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. 





​School News


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Do you sup​port Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard.

The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for 'Catholic Education' in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

With thanks for your help and cooperation in this matter and with every good wish,

Yours sincerely in Christ

Bishop of Shrewsbury​

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Safeguarding – arrival at school

We have been reviewing our safeguarding procedures and safety across the school site. As from Monday 6th all children are to come into school via the Infant gate and playground. This ensures that no one should be by the vehicle entrance to school. Could I ask all parents to be aware that they must ensure that they are safely on the school premises and handed over to a member of staff who will be available at the Infant gate? Many thanks for your help and support in this. 

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Residential Trips 

​2020-21 details coming soon.

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St Martin's After School Club

Our After School Club continues to go from strength to strength. If you wish to use the facility you MUST contact Laura on 07757840673. Infant children will be collected from Class and Juniors can make their own way there. It takes place immediately after school until 4.30 p.m. and costs £1.50 per child. For this they are supervised and get a drink and a biscuit. This is tremendous value for money.

Please take note that due to this provision any child not collected at 3.15 pm will automatically be taken to the club and parents will have to pay the fees. All children must be collected and signed out by 4.30 p.m. A few children are unsure of their arrangements at the end of the day and this can cause some upset and distress. Please make sure that your child knows what is happening at the end of the day!

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Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club continues its great work. It is open from 7.30 am – 8.45 am and only costs £2 per child which is great value including their breakfast. Please note the children are not allowed into the school or onto the playground before 8.45am as there is no supervision. If your child arrives at school earlier than this, then they need to go to the Breakfast Club

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Worries or Concerns

If at anytime you have any worries, concerns or ideas for development,then please do not hesitate to come into school and discuss them with me.

Many Thanks

 Mr Hallman

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​Parent's Café

KC's Café and Bingo afternoon

The Parents Café is open every day from 8.50 am until 9.45 am and again in the afternoon from 2.30 pm until 3.15pm. Every Tuesday there is a Bingo afternoon from 1.30 pm and all are very welcome.

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​Parking Outside School

Cheshire Constabulary are asking  everyone to park responsibly. They will be visiting schools to ensure that everyone is kept safe particularly the children. In particular they wish you to take note of the following:

· Do not park on yellow 'zig-zags'

· Do not park in designated bus stops

· Do not obstruct residential driveways or    access to property

· Do not park opposite or in close proximity to a junction, the Highway code recommends leaving a distance of 32 ft/10m, anything less than this can be seen as causing an       unnecessary obstruction

The best advice is to ask yourself, 'Am I risking a child?' not 'Am I risking a ticket?'

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St. Chad's

Visit St. Chad's Secondary School

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St. Chads's

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Our school uniform supplier is now

Boddells in Widnes

Boddell's 17 – 19 Victoria Road Widnes Cheshire WA8 0PU     Telephone 0151 424 3257

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​Direct 365 - School Visit