I hope everyone is well and getting used to life in lock down. We continue to work to support the students of front line workers so that they can carry out their amazing work. I would like to thank all of our parents who are working so hard to look after the sick, and keep the nation fed and working. Thank you also to everybody else who is praying for them and supporting them by following the lockdown rules set out by the government. Tonight should have been our Year 10 parents evening. This cannot go ahead due to the Lockdown. Year 10 students will receive a written report and we will schedule a parents evening as soon, after restrictions have been lifted, as possible.
Staff continue to set work on INSIGHT. We will be refining and updating the work we set in the coming days, there are lots of offers from online platforms which we are looking at to put a package together for students to supplement the work currently offered. I am still very frustrated as I wait for an update from OFQUAL in relation to GCSE and A Level grades. As soon as I have any information I will be in touch. In the meantime Year 13 students should be working through their usual revision and accessing precourse materials which universities are all providing. Year 11 should be working through their revision program. We will also be sending out bridging units for prospective A Level students in the coming weeks.
I will continue to update you through the website in the coming weeks,
Now that you have got into the swing of remote learning, we would like to remind you about the importance of keeping up your good reading habits.
You should be reading for 30 minutes every day, like you do when you are in school.
As you don’t have your Literary Canon book at home you can choose your own book. This could be a book you already have at home or an e-book. The links below take you to free e-books:
We would also like you to keep a Reading Record to help you keep track of your independent reading. Please download the Reading Record below and start completing this each week. You may wish to print this out or store it electronically. When we return to school you can hand your Reading Record in at the library and receive a prize.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE READING RECORD DOCUMENT
We encourage you to keep in contact about your reading and would love to upload your book reviews to St Mary’s Literary Canon blog. Once you have finished a book, please send your book review to;
The Literary Canon blog can be accessed from the St Mary’s homepage (please see the image below). The blog will be updated each day with words of the day, author biographies, book recommendations, book reviews and much more. Mrs Williams and Mrs Dyson are busy putting these updates together for you.
Keep reading and take care.