27th April 2020

Hello Year 6,

I hope all of you are well and are managing to stay happy during these lockdown procedures. As you are all old enough to understand, it is important that you help and support your families by doing the right thing and making good choices.

I wanted to write to you all as I know that the way school ended was upsetting and lots of you will be worried about whether you will get to come back to finish the year off properly. The truth is that none of us know this at the moment; if we do get back that will be fantastic and we will make sure the school year finishes with some of the usual goodbyes. If we don’t get back, then we will be inviting you all back for a leaving party and for other get together things when we are allowed to mix again.

Your teachers have been making sure that there is work available for you to make sure you stay on top of your subjects. What I say to those of you who are concerned about school work is that your health and wellbeing is important too. Try to make sure you do some lessons every day, keep reading and completing some maths, the structure will help to manage your day. You also need to keep active, do daily exercise, and use your time doing things you enjoy as well. If you have any worries you can always contact school and we will try our best to help. St Oswald’s has some staff in school every day as it is a Hub but we too have to social distance and work from home.

We have been working with all the secondary schools making sure that they have all the information they need to make your transfer to secondary school as smooth as it can be. But please remember that all children are in the same position so it will all be ok. Try not to worry.

We miss you all and look forward to seeing you again but in the meantime, take care and stay healthy.

Mrs Walsh