Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

Learning from Home

Dear all,

Now we begin our Easter Holidays and enter into Holy Week - the most important time in the liturgical year.  Have a look at the 'Great Ideas' tab for a range of activities you can do whilst staying at home.  These will be updated throughout the holidays.

Keep safe and look after each other.

The British Red Cross have produced a Kindness Calendar to help young people learn about the importance of being kind to themselves and encourage them to share their kindness with others. There are 10 activities to accompany the calendar.

From Monday 6th April Shakespeare’s Globe will be making available its own public streaming platform without the usual charge. You can sign up here.

Why not try CAFOD's Connect 2020 Challenge?

The Hampstead Theatre have also released a series of plays to view online.  They are currently streaming a play called Wonderland about the miners' strike during the 1980s.  To access the plays click here.

There are a number of art galleries you can visit via the Art pages on our website.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting some online performances, which you can access here.

This is also a good time to play games together - it is important not spend spend too long in front of a screen!

Please see the message below from Ms Hammond about avoiding online hacks.

It is really important that you keep a normal routine, whilst we are all staying at home: you need to get up and start work at the normal school time.  All of your teachers have put work on the school website and many have also set up Google classrooms, so do check both.

Please do use the prayer in our Chaplaincy tab as a way of preparing for the day ahead.  Break up your periods of study so that they are more productive, but try and keep to the school day to ensure that you keep on top of your work.  

There are some great ideas posted on our website, but we would like to highlight some websites that may be of particular interest this week.

Learn a new language, free, with either Rosetta Stone or Duolingo.

On Thursday at 7.00pm, the National Theatre are streaming a performance of One Man, Two Guvnors, featuring James Corden.  This will also be available to view for a week after that.  To find out more go to https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home for details of this and other performances that will be streamed over the coming weeks.

If you fancy a visit to the zoo, Chester Zoo are now offering live streaming during normal opening hours.  You can visit the zoo at https://www.chesterzoo.org/.

If you have done something which you would like to share with the school community, please email the details to the school office and we shall ensure that the story goes onto the website.  If you are able to, please add a photo which summarises the story.

In the midst of such difficult times, the BBC are sharing good news, which you can read here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cx2pk70323et/uplifting-stories.

Take care of yourselves and look after each other. 

Please do get in touch with us if you need someone to talk to.

Other Notices:

Houseparty is now the No 1 app.  Click here for a parents' guide.

Pearson have decided to allow all students and parents to have access to the text books on line. Click here then go to Secondary students and parents, accept all of the terms and conditions and then click on 'view ebooks'.‚Äč  Students should follow the instructions given by their teachers in the working from home section on the website.