School is now closed, and we are unable to say when the children will be allowed to return. Along with the rest of the world, we are in shock as to what is happening.
The teaching, as we know it, has been suspended for the time being and will only be resumed once it is safe for school to reopen for all pupils. No child will miss out or fall behind their peers as a result of the closure. There is lots of learning and revision material available on your child’s class page.
However, try not to worry about becoming a teacher overnight. Instead, help your child cope during these very strange times:
- Create a routine, including a couple of hours of schoolwork, some creative and physical activities, moments to play, rest and chill, and of course time to keep in touch with friends and family.
- Limit screen time, to 2hrs daily at the most. Children can look up activity ideas and projects online, which can then be completed without laptops or iPads.
- Read with your child, as much as possible – books, magazines, newspapers, even recipe instructions, because reading is the most important skill in a child’s life.
- Get some fresh air, once a day, and as safely and locally as possible, remembering to keep your distance and wash hands upon return, of course.
- Shield your child, limiting the doom and gloom they could be exposed to by watching and listening about the virus talk in the media.
- Talk to your child, about their worries and the uncertainties we are all facing. Help them look at the positives in these unprecedented times.
May we all look for “rainbows” and “stars” in the rain and darkness of fear and uncertainty, over the coming weeks.
God bless you and keep you safe.
Mrs Snejberkova-Taylor (Acting Headteacher)
Beeston St Francis of Assisi is a friendly, caring and popular school filled with happy, enthusiastic and talented learners, and equally happy, enthusiastic, talented and committed staff.
We value the contribution parents make to the school life, and the importance of the home/school/parish partnership in developing the “whole child” during their time with us.
We firmly believe that every child is unique, a gift from God to be nurtured and developed, and that every child has the right to feel clever and achieve greatness. Therefore, we offer our pupils as many opportunities as possible to embrace their personal strengths, while challenging themselves to be the best they can be!
We are all very proud of our school. We hope this website through its various pages gives you an insight into how we work, and how we strive within a Christ-centred environment to prepare our pupils to play a full and positive part in the ever-changing world we live in.
If you would like to find out more about us, then please make an appointment to visit the school, where you will be warmly welcome!
Vera Snejberkova-Taylor (Acting Headteacher)