Reopening of School 8 March
We are very much looking forward to seeing all of our children again on 8 March.
From this date children are legally expected to be in school.
School continues to be as safe as we can make it and our risk assessment has been reviewed and can be seen on our website here. Our systems from the Autumn term have remained in place and continue to be as safe as we can make them.
We have adapted our Recovery Curriculum from September 2020 to meet the needs of our children now, after this latest lockdown. This can be read here.
The School Day
In order to minimise any further spread of COVID in our community we ask families to adhere to the following timings to minimise numbers of people at the school gate at the beginning and end of the school day.
Breakfast club continues to be available and after school will be open to from the 8th also.
The school day begins at 8.30am for EYFS/ Reception children, who can be picked up from school with their siblings from 3pm, from the hall.
Y1+2 children plus siblings are dropped off at the Children’s entrance at 8.45am.
Y3+ 4 children are dropped off at the Children’s entrance at 8.55am.
Y5 children enter school at 8.45am at the Main entrance.
Y6 children enter school at 8.55am at the Main entrance.
Y1-6 children can be picked up from school between 3.15 and 3.30pm.
All parents and secondary aged children picking up from school must wear a mask. Those that who are not wearing a mask will be asked to wait until it is safe for them to enter away from other people, unless they are exempt. To reduce numbers we ask that only one person per family comes on to the school site when collecting children.
Parents are only allowed to pick up by car where they have 1 child isolating but a sibling in school.
The classroom is only used for homework and for those in isolation because of a positive test within their family or school bubble. Staff will not be uploading learning to the Classroom for any families choosing to keep children off from school.
Please do not use the Classroom facility to contact your class teacher unless your child is in isolation.
Our classes and year groups will continued to be organised as bubbles. This means that a positive case within a bubble will result in the bubble having to self-isolate, following the same procedures as in the Autumn term.
Uniform and equipment
Children should attend school in the correct uniform, including school shoes. Earrings and jewellery should not be worn in any circumstances in line with our uniform policy. Should your child arrive in school wearing jewellery they will be asked to remove those items. If they are unable to, they will not be able to go out at play/lunchtime or participate in PE lessons, to ensure their safety.
PE kit should be worn on PE days only. Children will need coats each day as they will be spending more time outside, even during cold days. Classrooms will also have windows open to aid ventilation and minimise the spread of COVID.
Children do not need to bring in school bags, only packed lunch box/bag if needed and a water bottle.
We encourage those families whose children are learning from home, to begin to get children back into the routine of school, getting up earlier, getting dressed etc so that March 8th does not come as such a shock to the children after 11 weeks away from the school site.
If you have any individual concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school and we will try and address concerns with you.
This year continues to challenge us all and we must continue to support one another to ensure that school remains as safe as possible for all in our community.