I hope you had a good half term.
This week, children have begun returning to school – thank you for your support in staggering the start dates.
From Monday 8th June, once your child/ren returns to school we expect them to be every day at the time slots outlined below; having children in on odd days during the week is preventing teachers from teaching the children and causing further disruption to learning. We will continue to add work to the class pages on the website for those children who are unable to return to school and the expectation is that it will be completed. Please email work to teachers to show what has been completed - a scanned copy or photo is fine.
Therefore we are inviting children back to school in the following way;
Monday 1st June – Key Worker children only in any year group;
Wednesday 3rd June Children in Year R whose parents are not key workers
Monday 8th June – Children in Year 1 whose parents are not key workers
Wednesday 10th June Children in Year 6 whose parents are not key workers.
I also need to explain to parents that we can only offer a return to school for all the identified groups, if all staff are available to be in school. If staff are unable to be in school due to illness, we will continue to provide care for key worker children but it may mean that we cannot accommodate non-key worker children and Bubble groups will be suspended starting with year 6.
Drop off and Collection
At the beginning and end of each day there will be a staggered drop off and pick up. The times listed below must be strictly adhered by all families, so that we can support social distancing and efficient hand washing.
8.30 am -Surnames A- C
8.40am Surnames D-G
8.50am Surnames H-M
9am Surnames N- S
9.10am Surnames T-W
At 9.30am Any EY child who may need a little more support coming into school
3pm EYFS Bubbles + their siblings
3.15pm Year 1 Bubbles + their siblings
3.30pm Yrs 2 -5 Key Workers Bubbles + Y6 siblings
3.45pm Remaining Yr6
Only one parent can attend school and as far as possible other family members should stay at home.
At the end of the day
Access to School and the Staff
Unfortunately, there will be no opportunity for parents to speak to staff on adhoc basis. Any messages for teachers must be emailed to the School Office and they will be passed on to the relevant member of staff.
If you need to come to school at a different time than listed above, parents are asked to phone the school on arrival and wait at the Arch Gate for further instructions as no parent can access the building.
Preparing your child to return to school
On returning to school, children will be split into one of 11 Bubble groups of no more than 15 children in each group. Some of the Bubble groups will be mixed-aged groups. This means that all classrooms including the Music and Art Rooms will be used and children will not necessarily be with their class teacher. The children will be completing more structured tasks, which will also be put on the website for home learning.
Children must wear their school uniform, although trainers will be allowed because we cannot change for PE. They should bring a coat in case of rain.
The children MUST bring the following items to school;
Must be taken home everyday
Water bottle – the water fountain cannot be used
Lunch box - if they are not having a school meal
Snack – for all children
Small packet of tissues
Waterproof coat or jacket
Reading book including reading scheme books
To be left in school
Pencil case with pens/pencils/sharpner/rubber/coloured pencils – not to be shared
Children are not allowed to bring:
A skipping rope or yoyo can be brought to school by children in years 1-6, but cannot be shared.
Lockers and coat pegs will not be accessible; children will need to hang coats on the back of their chair and have their belongings next to them on the table.
Lunch and Snacks
The kitchen are operating a picnic menu, which continues to be free for any child in Early Years and KS1 and can be ordered and paid for by children in KS2. We will be operating a cashless system so all payments must be made through our online payment service.
There will be no Tuck Shop or Infant fruit or milk so children should bring a fruit snack with them.