Home Learning & Daily Updates

School closes Wednesday 15th July 2020.

Grab and go lunches will not be available during the summer holidays

Food bags are available until 31st July 2020. If you would like this support please contact the office to reserve one.

Summer Free School Meal vouchers have been ordered for all families who are entitled. If you collect your vouchers weekly please pick them up from the office next week.

School reopens on Tuesday 8th September 2020 for Year 1 to Year 6. EYFS will have prearranged transition sessions. Normal education resumes from this date.

We will update this page as quickly as possible

Important updates for parents

A parent/carer must inform the school if their child or a member of their household has had any symptoms within the last 14 days. If they have, they will not be able to come to school

Dear Parent/Carers,

September re-opening 

We understand that many of you will be worried or concerned about your child returning in September. I would like to reassure you that we have considered the government guidance and will be putting the following measures in place to make the school as safe as possible.

One-way system

The school will have a one-way system in place.  Hopefully, this will ensure all families are walking in the same direction. Social distancing of 2 metres will still be promoted with the use of yellow painted markers. Yellow lines are painted outside the children’s classroom so a queuing system can be in place.

Timings for drop offs and collections

We will be opening the classroom doors at 8.45am until 9.15am. This hopefully will reduce congestion in a morning. We ask that you arrive at school between these times and take your children straight to their classrooms. We do not want parents to gather in groups and once your child/children are safely on school site, that you leave straight away. We are expecting that social distancing will still be in place, but hopefully reduced to 1 metre.

On collection we will be opening doors earlier at 2.45pm, however school will finish at 3.15pm. This hopefully will mean that we have more of a flow of parents coming on school site to collect children. Please go to your child’s class and wait using lines marked out. Year 6 and Year 5 children can walk home on their own if parents complete the consent forms.

Groups and bubbles

Children will stay in their year group bubbles and will not mix with other children in the school. The timetable for the day means that the children will have separate lunch and break times with their year group only. It is very difficult for children to socially distance, however with children from year 2 upwards we will always try and encourage social distancing. Children will be sitting side by side and front facing in the classrooms.

Dinner time

All children will be on school site for lunch. Lunchtime will be reduced to 30 minutes and an additional afternoon break will be included for most year groups. Reception and KS1 classes will eat their lunch in the KS2 hall and KS2 children in the dining hall. The provision will be wiped down between sittings. Lunch will be a grab and go lunch initially but may be reviewed later in the term. You can send your child with a pack lunch if you prefer or home dinners can be requested. Due to the change in timings, see below, if you want your child to go home for dinners please discuss with us regarding collection and delivery.

Year group Dinner KS2 hall Location for playtime
Year 1 Start 11.30 KS1 playground end time 12.00
FS2 Start 12.00 FS2 outside area end time 12.30
Year 2 Start 12.30 KS1 playground end time 1.00
Year group Dinner in the dining hall Location for playtime
Year 3 Start 11.30 KS2 playground end time 12.00
Year 4 Start 12.00 KS2 playground end time 12.30
Year 5 Start 12.30 KS2 playground end time 1.00
Year 6 Start 1.00 KS2 Playground end time 1.30

 

Breakfast club

Breakfast club will not be running the first week back. If you would want your child to attend breakfast club can you please book a place with the office. All places for breakfast club will have to be pre-booked, until further notice. We will have to limit the places available so if you require this please contact as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out

Behaviour Policy

This policy is amended and available on the school website. It clearly states any child that does not adhere to social distancing rules and puts others at risk the school has the power to enforce other measures.

Face masks

The government guidance clearly states that we do not need to wear face masks in the school setting, however PPE equipment will be used if a child develops COVID symptoms or for intimate care.

Dinner monies

If you pay for your child’s school meal, we will be asking that you put the money in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, class and amount. Your child needs to take the money to their classrooms and not the main office. If your child takes the money to their classrooms they will be given an envelope to put the money in. Please try and send the correct money if possible.

The office

We are asking parents only to enter the office if needed. Only one adult in the office entrance area at one time.  If someone is already in the office please queue alongside the building following the 2 metre markings and wait your turn.  If you wish to speak to a member of staff please ring the office or you can arrange an appointment for a face to face meeting. We are asking all parents to avoid the office if possible and contact the school via the phone. Parents will not be allowed to use the toilet at the moment.

School uniform

We would like all children to wear school uniform. We advise that when your child gets home they change and you wash their clothes. Your child needs to come in clean clothes each day.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – COVID SYMPTOMS
If your child or member of your household has COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is COVID positive you must inform us by phone or via email immediately. You and your child/children cannot come onto school site and must self-isolate and request a test. We will offer support and guidance during this time if necessary. We need to ensure we are staying alert and protecting each other during this pandemic. If your child develops COVID symptoms during the school day we will contact you to collect your child immediately and it is expected that schools will be issued with test kits to send home with the child. Other siblings will need to go home as well until a result of the test is confirmed. If the test come back as negative the child and siblings can return immediately.

Handwashing and hygiene

I would like to reassure you handwashing and general hygiene will continue to be frequently used in the school to prevent the spread of germs. We have installed more hand sanitizing units across the school for children and staff to use.

Welfare

If you have any concerns or worries about your child returning to school please let us know. The school office will be open from the 2nd September.

We are looking forward to the children returning in September and I hope the information above gives you an understanding of some of the measures we have put in place to keep your child/children safer during these times.

Have a lovely summer holiday.

Kind regards

Mrs Knight