We have completed our first full week of school since the summer break and the children across the school have settled well. It has been lovely to welcome back all of the children and our staff, including some new staff members to our team. It’s also been great to see all of the Reception children starting at St. Bridget’s too. Our approach for this half term will be to gradually return to something we might recognise as normal school life. We will avoid large gatherings for assembly and these will be virtual until the end of September. We have started some hymn practices with children from only Year 3 and Year 4 and over the next few weeks we will start some clubs before and after school. We have planned for all of the Christmas services to take place in church (dates out soon), but plans for the Christmas School Fair are currently on hold.
Communication with teachers
As usual teachers will bring children out to the playground at the end of the day. It will now be easier to speak to teachers at the end of the day should you have a concern or worry. The year group emails can still be used to notify teachers of appointments and for any significant concerns please email or phone the school office. Most days either myself or a senior member of staff are on the playground or at the front of school. Both of us are always happy to help in whatever way we can.
Covid update for September
We will continue to follow Government guidelines on this matter. When we returned to school there was no requirement for children to remain in 'bubbles' however we will continue to use classroom entrances at the beginning of the day. There is no requirement for face masks outside although we recognise some members of our community may still wish to wear them during busy periods. In school we are ensuring that we maintain:
- Good hygiene for everyone.
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
- Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
School opening and closing times in September
Start of the Day for all pupils
End of Day
Please continue to use the one-way system in and out of school at busy times.
The playground at the end of the day is busy and it is always helpful if you can leave as soon as possible.
A message from the organisers of Earth Fest - 18th September
"What a time we have all been through! If you feel like a gentle, relaxing day - a day to remind us of our connections to each other and the Earth - join us at Wirral Earth Fest Picnic on Saturday, 18th September. Like our usual Earth Fests, this will take place on St Bridget's School Fields, 11am to 5pm. Unlike our usual festival, there will be no stalls. Instead we offer space to relax and enjoy music, storytelling, a massage, and family friendly activities. Bring your own picnic. There will be tea, coffee, beer and ice cream on the field. Please bring your own cups, plates cutlery etc. And please take your rubbish home with you. We ask you to follow current Government COVID guidelines, and please wear a mask in St Bridget's Church Centre. But most importantly, please come along and bring your smiles."
A message from the Link Café
We are up and running again. We offer a sit-down service with servers taking and bringing orders to the table. We request that face coverings are worn whilst moving around and hand gel is provided.
A special mention and thank you to Mr Wilkins, our caretaker, who spent a significant amount of summer in school helping us prepare for our return.
West Kirby Parish Choir
Key dates (Please check)
Inset Days 2021-22
- Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Friday 22nd October 2021
- Monday 28th February 2022
- Tuesday 4th January 2022
- Friday 27th May 2022
There is an additional day’s holiday for schools next year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will be on Thursday 21st July 2022. School will now finish on Wednesday 20th July 2022.
Thank you for your continued support,
Neil Le Feuvre
Year 2 have created Antarctic Landscapes inspired by the explorer Robert Scott
Thanks to Mr Gatenby for the information given to year 2 about Amazing Antarctica. The children created fantastic writing from it.
The school and classes are ready and prepared. We look forward to welcoming back all of the children tomorrow.
Year 5 Sports Day in action #wearethechampions 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏅
F2 enjoyed their visit to St Bridget’s church. Reverend Alex told us a story which we enjoyed. We learnt that Jesus looks at us as treasure and says ‘wow’. Thank you @BridgetsSt from Bumblebee and Ladybird class.
Cheerleading Club 😁
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