Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School

Help for Ukraine

Help for Ukraine

I’m sure like everyone in school you have been asking “How can we help the families of Ukraine?” The children and staff  have been praying for peace . You may like to share this prayer with your children at home. 

A prayer-for-peace-Children’s

The children and staff  have also decided that the focus of our Lenten giving this year will be to help the children and families of Ukraine in a practical way. 

We would like to support The Archdiocese of Liverpool who have organised parish collection points for essential goods which will be transported to help Ukrainian families in need .

Each Friday during Lent we are asking the children to donate a new essential survival item from the list below and then school staff will deliver the goods to a local parish collection centre. Each class will have a donation box to collect the items received and please ensure all items are new and unopened. 

Essential items for Ukraine poster 

  • Foil survival blankets
  • First aid kits
  • Bandages of different widths  
  • Toys
  • Crayons
  • Nappies
  • Nappy rash creams or baby bath lotions
  • Powdered baby milk  and Baby bottles
  • Shampoos, soap 
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Towels
  • Children’s socks, underwear, vests , gloves
  • Sleeping bags
  • Metal cups
  • Thermal clothing
  • Hair brushes

 

The Archdiocese  has also set up a text service for those families that would also like to make a cash donation to help Ukraine . Click on this link below for more information

Donate to Ukraine

I would like to thankyou in advance of your support 

Mrs Sergeant

ADHD Foundation – Free support for parents

Click here to view the ADHD parent support flier 

Understanding and supporting your child’s early development
Where?: Online live webinar
Date/Time?: Tuesday 15th February or Thursday 17th February 10am –2:30pm

Topics covered:
10am – 11am – Understanding early brain development and
neurodiversity – some discussion of Autism and ADHD.
11:15am – 12:15pm – Sensory sensitivities.
1:15pm – 2:30pm – Developing skills in emotional self-regulation.

Please register on the link below or contact emma.weaver@adhdfoundation.org.uk for
further information:

15th Feb: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2290154498121950475
17th Feb: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4301564786091677199

Happy New Year

School opens as normal tomorrow the 5th January 2022 with breakfast club from 8am.
If your child has any COVID19 symptoms please do a LFT test before attending school to ensure that they are negative.
Enjoy the last day of the holiday and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back in school tomorrow morning.

EU settlement scheme

EU Settlement Scheme Letter to Schools

Please click on the link above if you are a citizens of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland who wishes to continue living and working in the UK.

You will find information on how to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for settled or pre-settled status. The deadline to do this is 30 June 2021.

Happy Easter

The staff and governors would like to wish all of our families a very happy Easter holiday.

We return to school on Monday 12th April and look forward to seeing all of the children in school .

All of the organisation that is in place in school to keep the children safe will continue after the holiday. The schools Covid 19 Risk Assessment is available for parents by clicking here 

Please click on this  link  to read a letter from The Local Authority and Public Health  

Information for parents – School reopening Monday 8th March 2021

We are really looking forward to seeing all the children back in school on Monday and we have worked hard to make sure that everything is in place to ensure the safe return of all of the children .

We have collected information below for parents regarding the new arrangements for the staggering of the start and end of the school day , PE times for this term and swimming information for year 6. 

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week 

Mrs Sergeant

Reopening of School 08.03.2021

Ways to keep safe in school- Updated March 2021

PE information from 8.3.2021

Swimming Spring Term 2021

Clarification from Public Health and LA regarding places in school during lockdown

This week we have had an  increased number of calls from families requesting  places for key worker children. As always  we are doing our best to support our families but  we are running very close to full capacity whilst maintaining all health and safety Covid-19 guidelines. . It is important that we keep the numbers attending school as low as possible so that we can maintain  the safety of the staff and children in school at the moment.

I have attached below a link to a letter to parents from the local authority and public health . In the letter Steve Reddy  and Matt Ashton remind families that  children and young people, should stay at home unless absolutely necessary.  Children should only be sent into school if there is no way they can safely stay at home and learn remotely.

If there is an adult working at home or able to take leave from their non-critical job, they are asking parents to please think twice before sending your child to school.
This will allow those who really need to be in school to have access to a place. We don’t want to be in a position where we are unable to support safely the number of children wanting to
attend.

The safety of our school community is foremost in our minds and would ask that families consider all options for childcare before approaching school for places during lockdown.

The staff and I understand how hard it is for families working at home and we are doing all we can to offer support with home learning. We still have a number of  IT devices available to support home learning and if you feel that this would support you and your child please contact school. We also have free WIFI Sim cards available if  you need help with internet access.

29.01.2021 letter for parents SR and MA

Home learning update

Dear parents, thank you so much for all your hard work during this latest lockdown, we appreciate all the home learning you are doing with all your children at home.

As you are aware the expectations for home learning have changed so in light of this next week, the work set will look slightly different.

We are placing weekly plans onto our website with some supplementary sheets (like English or maths specific work) . These plans will have direct links to the website we want you to access which have some excellent teaching materials, some of which the children are used to as we use them in school.

This work is new learning so it is vital that the children are accessing this , most work is designed to be recorded into the children’s ‘Home Learning ‘book. (If you need a new book or pens, pencils etc please just let us know) and some is still through our old favourite, Purple Mash.

Please continue to also access books via Rising Stars and practice times tables on Times tables Rock Stars.

To help you in preparation for the week ahead, the weekly timetable will be available each Friday for the following week (There is no expectation for you to complete the work over the weekend)

We thank you once again in anticipation of all your hard work with your children and please don’t forget to photograph your child’s work and send it to us via the year group emails or return them to school .

We will be ringing around parents again next week so please don’t hesitate to let us know if there are any barriers you are facing or any great learning or ‘Eureka ‘ moments .

From all of the staff at OLI

City definition of critical workers and vulnerable children.

 The city definition of critical worker and vulnerable children will be in line with national guidance. I have included the link below and I have copied the relevant sections for parents in this message. For critical workers it is one parent who needs to be currently working in this role.
 
We are currently contacting families who are known to us to be part of the groups below. However ,if you feel that your circumstances have changed, you meet the criteria below and you would like your child to attend school please contact Mrs Brown or Mrs Finnigan as soon as possible  on 0151 260 8957 at school or email admin@oliprimaryschool.co.uk. 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
 
 

Vulnerable children and young people include those who:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
    • children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
    • adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
    • those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
    • those living in temporary accommodation
    • those who are young carers
    • those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
    • care leavers
    • others at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils and students who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health

Critical workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

Online learning update January 2021

School work has been set for all children to access remotely from tomorrow . This is available on our school website under the home learning portal tab. Staff will also be setting work on purple mash for their class. Don’t forget all children have their own learning passport with their personal log ins to all of the online learning platforms that are used in school. 

Teachers will be in touch tomorrow to support you and your child .
If you have any issues regarding online learning or if your child requires a windows tablet to access online learning please contact school or email your class teacher on their year group email (see the home learning portal). Paper work packs are also available on request if your child prefers to learn this way.

Thankyou for your patience and understanding and we will continue to support all of our families so that the children’s learning can continue during these unprecedented times.

I have included the schools contingency plan below if you require more information on the schools plans for continued learning during full or partial lockdowns. 

Contingency Plan 2020

School reopening update – 4th January 2021

I am sorry to inform our families that due to staffing issues we are unable to open the school fully tomorrow.

School will only be open for key worker/vulnerable families this week.

The local authority are providing schools with clarification of the current definition of key worker and vulnerable categories and I will share this with parents as soon as I have it.

Until that time any child who attended the OLI hub is able to attend school this week.

If you have joined our school since September and you feel that you are a key worker/vulnerable family please contact school in the morning on 0151 260 8957 or email admin@oliprimaryschool.co.uk for clarification.

I apologise for the lateness of this message and appreciate it will inconvenience many of our families. I have written to you as soon as I have had a full picture but I am sure you can appreciate from the media that this has been a rapidly changing situation today.

School breakfast club will open as normal at 8am for key worker/vulnerable children.

If you require a place in Everton Kids Club please contact Laura on 07788262828.

If you are entitled to free school meals and require a school provided packed lunch please contact school before 10am.  You will receive more information on how to collect this lunch from school.

 Mrs Catherine Sergeant

A new translation feature on our website

Do you know that there is a translate option on our website?

This will allow you to translate all information, documents and letters home into your home language .

Why not try it out ? 

 

Governor Elections

We currently have two Parent Governor vacancies on our governing body . If you would like to nominate yourself for one of the positions please read the information below and then complete the nomination form. This should be returned to school by Friday 13th November 2020 at 12 noon. 

Letter to parents

Nomination Form

Timetable 2020

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