Message from Kirsty Williams, the Education Minister for Wales
Wales’ education minister has appealed to those classed as “key workers” entitled to childcare to “think very carefully” before sending their children to school.
Schools are closed, but some will look after children of parents who qualify in a broad list of professions.
Kirsty Williams said people should ask if their role can be done at home, before they take up an “emergency service”.
Children should only be sent into school if there is “no other alternative”, she told a press conference.
Ms Williams said: “If you have a partner who is not a key worker, what arrangements can you put in place for your family, for your children to be cared at home?
“Children are best kept at home at this time.
“We need to keep the numbers at school as low as possible, and parents should do all that they can to care for their children at home and only use these facilities as a last resort,”
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Staff are preparing resources to enable home learning to take place in the case of school closures and for our families that have needed to self-isolate. This week, teachers will be reminding children how to access their Hwb and Google Classroom accounts.
On Friday, a Home Learning Guide will be sent home and will also be available on the school website along with links to online resources. Please go to the Parents section ‘Home Learning’
Exercise books with individual passwords and login details for our online resource packages along with a pen or pencil will be given to all children on Wednesday. Those children not in, if you wish, please can you arrange for someone to collect or contact the school.
Work will be set on Home Learning Task Sheets on Google Classroom (access will be explained in the crib sheet being sent home) from Monday 23.3.2020.
The amount of work completed by the children will be the choice of parents and carers
I understand that this is a worrying time for all of us but please be assured that we are doing our utmost to ensure we are proactive and measured in keeping all children and staff at St Bernadette’s safe.
Click picture for prayers Daily prayers for w/c 6 April 2020 (Holy Week)
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Sunday 5 April 2020
FR FRANKIE'S SERMON
If you didn't get a chance to watch the Gospel film followed by Fr Frankie's sermon for the Ten Ten service in the last Sunday Liturgy for Families, you can do so here: FATHER FRANKIE'S SERMON
Hwb and Hwb+ enables all learners and teachers to access online resources anywhere, at any time, from any device. It also provides tools to help teachers and learners create and share their own resources, and to support collaboration. Hwb+ includes access to Office 365, Google Classroom, Google Education Suite, Encyclopaedia Brittanica and J2E. Your child was given a password in September. Please see your child's class teacher for a login if required.
The school code is r67q
My Maths is an interactive online teaching and homework resource for all the UK National Curricula. It has been written and developed by experienced teachers for teaching, practising and assessing children’s maths fluency across the school. Each interactive lesson is matched with corresponding online homework to easily allocate homework, which helps teachers assess the impact of each lesson.My Maths is an interactive online teaching and homework resource for all the UK National Curricula. It has been written and developed by experienced teachers for teaching, practising and assessing children’s maths fluency across the school. Each interactive lesson is matched with corresponding online homework to easily allocate homework, which helps teachers assess the impact of each lesson.
The Active Learn website provides access for the children to Bug Club for reading activities. Children are allocated activities and resources by the teacher to learn, practice and consolidate their skills. The access is through the link above with a password provided by the school. Please see your child's class teacher if you cannot log in.
Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support children’s learning, both at home and at school. The children all have a class login. Please see your childs class teacher for access.
Letter-Join is the website which supports the handwriting scheme at St Bernadette's. There is a school and tablet login for children to practice and develop the cursive handwriting style taught at our St Bernadette's.
Please see your child's teacher for information if you need access.