St Catherine’s CE Primary has now launched its online school for our children whilst we are closed during the Covid-19 crisis. Please click on St Catherine’s Virtual School to enter!
Each class has its own page and teachers have been busy populating these pages. The Virtual School will work as follows:
Every day there will be a new video from your child’s class teacher. This is designed to provide some ‘human contact’ from our teachers to your children. The teacher will direct your child to the day’s learning in English and maths. English and maths tasks will be new each day. These can be found by scrolling down to ‘Today’s Tasks’.
There are also weekly tasks for science, RE and History/Geography. There are also weekly active, creative and wellbeing tasks too!
Scroll further down the class page and you will see a file share where everything needed for the day’s – or week’s – lesson can be found.
Scroll a little further and there is a ‘Tap to Contact’ button. This can be used to share learning with your child’s class teacher or ask a question if there’s something you’re not sure of. Please ensure that the emails come from your own personal account so safeguarding purposes.
The site will update with the next day’s teacher video and learning for English and maths at 8.30am. All other tasks will remain there for the course of the week and will refresh the following week.
Staff have worked incredibly hard to put this together so quickly. We are keen to make this work as well as it can and we will need your help to make this as successful as it can be. Older children will probably get the hang of it very quickly (they’re so tech savvy!) but younger children will need your continued support and guidance.
Please don’t feel pressured to complete all the tasks. Do what you can! We are still here to help in any way that we can so please get in contact if there’s anything you are worried about. Above all else enjoy your time with your child/ren, explore their learning together and have fun!
With my very best wishes
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the St. Catherine’s website. I hope that you will find much to interest you. Here you will be able to discover what makes St. Catherine’s such a special place, why children love to be here and why they remember it with such affection after they have left.
St. Catherine’s is a school which is filled with a buzz of happy activity and the warmth of positive relationships between pupils and adults. The children are taught a broad and balanced curriculum by wonderful teachers, and the academic standards are high; but St. Catherine’s is about so much more than this. It is about giving everyone the opportunity to shine and be proud; it is about having the confidence to have a go at anything and the belief that you can succeed. It is about the fun and laughter of school life and the weaving of magic.
I believe that it is these things that make our children lively, confident and articulate and is why they move on to fulfilling lives built upon the Christian values and strong foundations laid in the school. I would encourage you to pay us a visit and to sample something of the spirit of St. Catherine’s. You can be assured of a very warm welcome.