8 October 2021

This week’s update includes:

COVID update; Year 7 Launch for Success; Stars of the Week; Home Learning; Boys Football; Support for children with sexuality and/or gender; World Mental Health Day; Library News; Morrisons Charity Walks

 

I am pleased to say that there has been a decrease in positive COVID cases this week.  We know that the patterns often move up and down, and so we remain cautious.  Thank you to those who have returned the consent forms for the COVID vaccinations.  Those parents who have provided consent will receive a confirmation message from us soon which confirms the date of the vaccination.

 

It was great to see Year 7 parents and carers at Thursday’s Launch for Success evening, when parents met with form tutors and teachers from our core subjects of English, Maths and Science.  I know that Year 7 parents were not able to visit our building in the summer for induction, and so I am sure they enjoyed the chance to look around school this week.  Incidentally, we recognise that Year 8 parents and carers also missed the opportunity to visit school last year … we are considering how we can give you that opportunity soon!  Look out for details over the coming month, for a visit next half term.

 

Home Learning:  We are re-introducing Satchel:One as a place where homework will be published. Google Classroom remains the primary platform for students at Werneth to access their home learning and homework tasks.  We are also using Satchel:One because it offers Google Classroom integration. This means that Satchel:One and Google Classroom “talk to each other” and homework tasks set on Satchel:One will automatically appear in your child’s Google Classroom.

 

All students can now log-in to their Satchel:One account using their school Google Classroom log-in. Links will start to appear in your child’s Google Classroom over the next fortnight that will take your child straight to tasks set in Satchel:One.  Instructions will be shared with Year 7 students as they have not used the Satchel:One website before.

 

As parents it means you can monitor the homework that has been set for your child. The Satchel:One web site offers this facility.  Year 7 parents will soon receive a letter explaining how to set up a Parent account on Satchel:One.  Year 8-11 parents should be able to access the accounts that had already been set up. If you are unable to access your account and need assistance, please email satchelone@wernethschool.com with details of the issue you are facing.

 

Boys Football:  A message from Mr Brierley …. A great 2-0 win from the Y11s in their league match against Priestnall tonight. Priestnall, who don’t lose many games at all, have a number of academy players within their team.  Werneth worked extremely hard for each other and showed determination and resilience from the first whistle to the last.   One of the best team performances I’ve ever seen from Werneth school. The lads were a real credit to themselves.   They now play Lymm high school in the next round of the  national cup on Monday.   Well done lads!

 

I want to recognise some of our pastoral staff in school who have worked incredibly hard with all Werneth staff and students to ensure children who require support around their sexuality and/or gender are supported and comfortable within school.  I think we do it so well here at Werneth.  Mr McAllister from our school’s HART facility has put together this update for all parents and carers that details our school approach, and how children are supported with this by our supportive team in school.

 

World Mental Health Day 2021 - Sunday 10th October: In preparation for World Mental Health Day, some of our students and staff have been sharing the messages and quotes that mean the most to them. Please visit our website for more information on Mental Health and to access useful support lines for young people.

https://www.wernethschool.com/news/2021-10-07-world-mental-health-day-10th-october

 

Library news:  We have recently received over 900 formula one sticker books and stickers to hand out to our students.  A large group of year 7s have really taken to it, coming to the library at lunchtime to collect more stickers and make swaps. It is really great to see them having fun: there is a real buzz in the room. There is still time to pick one up if you haven't already. Also Lego club has started for year 7 after school on Tuesday and at lunchtime on Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be weekly themes and competitions.   Just a reminder too that homework club is on after school in the library from 3.10 to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Look out too for our autumn reading challenge coming soon.

 

Morrisons have really helped us out as a school over the COVID period by supporting us to deliver hampers, and by providing some food for families free of charge.  They have also supplied us with equipment for school, such as the lovely plants to create a calm atmosphere for our school library. 

 

I am therefore keen to support them back with a very worthy charitable cause …. Morrisons in the north west of England are completing a walk raising money for Young lives vs cancer.   

They have sent through their justgiving page if you feel you can support them.   https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/morrisons27storewalk

Have a good weekend!

Posted by cmurphy

Category: Parental Update