Dear Parents / Carers,
At the end of a week of uncertainty and change, it feels that now the weekend is here, it is time to breathe a deep sigh of relief. However, as we are all fully aware, this is very much the beginning of a long and difficult time for us all.
The term ‘unprecedented’ is currently being used frequently throughout the media, and there is no doubt that these are very unique times and circumstances; where we will be required to work for one another, across the nation, to deal with this crisis.
On behalf of all the staff at the school, I would like to pass on our thoughts and best wishes to all our children and families. Please be sensible, please take care of each other, and please follow guidance. We wholeheartedly want to see every child and family member back in school, happy and healthy, when we do finally return.
As I mentioned earlier in the week, even though the school building is closed, we are still here if you need us. I will access my emails on a daily basis, and can pass any messages onto staff if you need. A reminder of the contact arrangements are below. (I have also included a few other important reminders below).
Once more, best wishes all.
All our ‘Home Learning’ resources can be found on your child’s Hwb account. An easy way to find the resources is to watch the tutorial video on our new website. This link will take you straight to video - https://www.mayalsprimary.co.uk/home-learning/
Also on our website you can find links to other educational sites, such as Sumdog, TT Rockstars, Topmarks and Oxford Owl.
During the school closure, the resources will be added to periodically by the teaching staff. Feel free to share any work that you have completed through Hwb.
Emergency Childcare Provision
Yesterday we sent out another notice about Emergency Childcare for ‘Key Workers’. If you meet the new criteria and are in need of the childcare then it is vital that you complete and return both of the relevant forms / documentation before the end of the weekend. If you do not, this may impact on your ability to access the provision.
I believe that there are several families in the school community that have not yet responded to the latest email. If you are one of those families, or you know one someone that has not seen the email, then please do get in touch with me as soon as possible. My email address is CoxL32@hwbcymru.net
We have been told by our good friends at the Holy Cross Church that if you are in urgent need of support, during the time of school closure, they are also there to help you. Several members of our school governing body, as well as some of our parents, are actively involved with the church and will be happy to help, should you need them.
Whilst the church have offered to help our school community, they are also trying to help the wider community. They currently have an active food bank and have put out a request for items or donations that will be used to help people in need during this crisis. If you are looking to donate, please either come to the church or directly to the Mumbles food bank in the Red Café.
You will be able to contact us directly through the school email, through my personal email, or through the contact form on the new website. The three addresses / links for these are below:
I will be accessing the three mailboxes daily, and as long as I am well, will aim to get back to you on the same day. If you would like to contact any of our teaching staff or our Wellbeing manager, Mrs Clay, could you please use the contacts above, rather than Class Dojo, and I will pass the message onto them. As always, please refrain from contacting the staff through social media.