SS Mary & Michael Catholic Primary School, Garstang

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13th August 20

Miss Lonsdale and Mrs Hulme worked with the children in school on Monday & Tuesday, then Miss Smith & Miss Jones on Wednesday & Thursday this week to create these fantastic colourful tributes in celebration of the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day and to say thank you to the NHS and all key workers.

COVID-19 Letters and Links

Letters to Parents/Carers:-

SSMM Parent Survey - As a school we are trying to improve the way parents interact with school. If you could take a few minutes to answer these questions that would be great. You can answer for all of your children at once or click the link again if your answers are different for each child.

Summer 2020

Update regarding OFSTED

Information for parents for September 2020

Letter re Summer provision in Lancashire

Summer provision for families

Summer provision for SEND

Summer provision 0-11

Summer provision 11-18+

Free Learn 2 Ride out of school cycle training

Summer Fun Ideas from Lancashire MIT Teaching and Learning Consultants - Keep it fun - keep it relaxed!

Keep on Reading

Keep on with Maths

Summer Ideas - Dinosaurs

Summer Ideas - Indoors

Summer Ideas - Outdoors

Summer Ideas - Roald Dahl

Summer Ideas - Seaside

Summer Ideas - Space

Summer Ideas - Tigers


Lancashire Pupil Attitude Survey 2020 - Summer Term

Please complete by the deadline of 4pm 17 July 2020 - parents please note that by sharing the questionnaire with your child/children you are consenting to them completing it - taking part in this questionnaire is entirely optional.

School's DfE number (needed to complete the questionnaire) is 3702

Questionnaire for Early Years & Reception

Questionnaire for Years 1-6

Parent Questionnaire


** Please check the Newsletter page for a weekly update **

Staffing Update

Update on Class Structure

Update from the Governing body - 25 June 20

Information for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children returning to school from 22nd June

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Behaviour Policy 2020 Covid-19 Addendum

Attendance Policy 2020 Covid-19 Addendum

Interim Safeguarding Arrangements during Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Learn Safe Parent & Pupil Guidance

Letter for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children returning to school on 1st June

Year 6 Groups - returning to school on 1st June

Letter for Key Worker's children attending school from 1st June

Bishop Paul's message to schools

Guidance for parents and carers re opening schools from 1st June 2020

DfE Coronavirus Research

Letter to parents dated 20.4.2020

Gov.UK - Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Letter to parents dated 3.4.2020

Letter to parents dated 23.3.2020


Home Learning links:-

Lancashire Library Summer Reading Challenge

LPDS TV - devised for teachers, parents and children, offers short and simple tips, games and activities to keep children engaged with home learning. Each episode lasts around 10 minutes and will be available for free on the Learning Excellence YouTube channel and Facebook page on a weekly basis. Episode Twelve - Summer Holiday Special features learning consultants Rachael Webb and Steven Kenyon in exploring the great outdoors and focusing on key learning in English, history and science.

Lancashire Library Digital library section - borrow e-books, comics, magazines and so much more.

StarLine - Parent Helpline for Home Learing

Oak National Academy - video lessons and activities for each year group

BBC Bitesize Daily lessons

Lancashire Maths Team Home Learning Activities

Lancashire Library at Home & Lanashire Library Borrow Box 

Create a simple game using Scratch

Lancashire County Council Support for Home Learning - advice, ideas & links to learning websites

Hamilton Trust home packs for parents

Home learning ideas for pupils with SEN - useful ideas for all parents/carers in a weekly newsletter

BBC Good Food 10 kids'cooking projects

Healthy Mind & Body

Smash Sports Holiday Club at Garstang Community Academy

Speech & Language Therapy Summer Newsletter

Safer Schools resources - There are a number of resources which parents can be download from including teaching road safety, encouraging sustainable travel, congestion around schools and helping with social distancing. These range from printable activity sheets to interactive resources for children and young people of all ages. Log in details for this website can be requested from

Mental health support resources in Lancashire & South Cumbria

CASHER - Urgent support during Coronovirus period

Domestic Abuse during Covid-19 - helplines for women, children & men

Thinkuknow home activity packs supporting online safety at home

Protect yourself and your business from fraud and cyber crime

Keeping Parents Safe

Build a cosy corner at home

Coronavirus - a book for children

What's going on? - a story explaining coronavirus to children

Guidance for parents - helping children cope - 1 2 3

Fleetwood Town P.E. resources Pack 1 & Pack 2

Premier League Primary Stars - Resources for English, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and Maths, KS 1 & 2

British Athletics fun activities for kids

Church & R.E. links:-

Wednesday Word - free interim service

Activities & ideas from Mini Vinnies

Diocese of Leeds School Singing Programme

SS Mary & Michael Catholic Church

Letter from the Bishops of England and Wales is available here

Spiritual Communion - when I can't get to church

National Association of Teachers of Religious Education have resources for all ages

Cafod home learning resources

Catholic Icing Easter craft activities

Ten:Ten Prayers from home


A warm welcome awaits you at SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School


Mrs Cathryn Wilkinson, Headteacher

Welcome to SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School. We believe passionately in the education and opportunities we provide for our children. Our desire is for every child in school to have the very best experience they can – in everything! Our children will remember their time here in years to come; happy and fond memories they can treasure for ever.

Our children have the very best academic start in their education. This is enhanced by creative, environmental, enriched and social opportunities ensuring that they develop wholly in every area, into young people of the future.

We hope you find our website and information about our school useful and informative. Should you wish to visit school in person, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a mutually convenient appointment to take a look around. All children and their families are most welcome.

Come and find 'Garstang's Hidden Gem', SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School.

Mrs Cathryn Wilkinson,

' We love coming to school each morning, we like the fact that we are helpful, kind and hardworking. Our teachers are nice and we are encouraged to use our manners. We share, we smile and we learn. We show respect, follow rules and always try hard. Everyone is treated fairly and we feel safe and cared for. We love our school!'

Pupil comments from questionnaires

' Standards of behaviour are good, pupils are polite, articulate and a credit to school.  Children feel safe in school and are keen to learn. Pupils' enjoyment of school is reflected in their high rates of attendance.  Parents are positive about the school, embracing the family atmosphere that school provides and the high levels of emotional support offered to their children.  Children achieve well in early years and reading is a strength of the school.' 


'Making school relaxed, fun, welcoming and safe.'
'Expectations of pupil behaviour are of the highest standard.'
'Dedicated and enthusiastic staff.'
'We feel very lucky that our child attends such a wonderful school!

Parent Comments from questionnaires

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