School Re-opening Information -Covid update
Full re-opening of the school from Monday 7th September
Dear Parents and carers,
It is with great happiness that I am writing to tell you that school will be re-opening to all year groups full time from Monday 7th September. The government has asked us to plan for this and we have already begun to review our risk assessments and plans to ensure that this is made as safe as possible for your child. I would now like to tell you the systems we will put in place.
- Your child will be taught in their class year group with their class teacher we will ensure children do not mix with other year groups as much as possible and we will stagger breaktimes and lunchtimes. Assemblies will be carried out in year groups and we will encourage children to keep their distance from each other where possible.
- Children will have their own pens and pencils labelled with their name and other equipment will be cleaned frequently and should only bring reading folder, packed lunch and water bottles to school.
- All hand touch surfaces will be washed thoroughly each day, by our amazing cleaning staff, and at other appropriate times during the day.
- Children will have to wash their hands regularly during the day approximately hourly.
- Ensuring good respiratory hygiene, by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach when children sneeze or cough
- Ensuring that anyone who has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or has someone in their household who does, does not attend school - this means if your child, or someone in your household, has symptoms you should not send them to school and you inform school about this and follow Test and Trace requirements.
- Children must follow the guidelines and our school’s behaviour policy
The government has confirmed that attendance is compulsory from September and we will restart our usual procedures to monitor and encourage good attendance including the end of term treat. As always please give us a ring if you have concerns.
Staggered timings and entrances
To minimise parents on the yard and ensure social distancing for adults we will continue staggered timings. We would ask only one parent/carer/grandparent to pick up and drop off their child. Siblings in different year groups should come on at the earlier time.
- Nursery should arrive through the gate for 9 am or 15 pm and collect at their usual times. They will enter by the nursery yard through the patio doors. (14th September)
- Reception should arrive through the gate for 8.55am and 3.15pm via the classroom door
- We would like Year 1 and Year 2 to continue to enter school via the back gate and into the class doors for the usual times of 8.55 am and 3.15pm
- Y3 should enter at 8.55 am via classroom door parents should walk down to the bottom of the path and enter via the small gate they should be collected at the normal time
- Y4 should enter at 8.55 am enter via key stage 2 doors
- Y5 & 6 can come in to school from 8.45 am onwards and we ask parents to leave their child at the gate.
All children will enter school immediately and will not queue or wait on the yard.
We would like remind parents to park considerately outside school and follow social distancing when on the school premises, including one person in the office area at a time.
Our risk assessment is available on this page by clicking here.
From September we will return to our usual uniform policy. I listed the rules last week on the newsletter. This includes black shoes or trainers.
Breakfast Club and after school clubs
Breakfast club will restart from Monday 7th September at 8 am, as usual, in small consistent groups in the hall dividing the space. Letters for after school clubs will be given out in the first week. These will be organised in phases where possible.
We are really looking forward to having all the children back in September and have an exciting History fortnight planned “Britain since the 1940s”. If there are any changes to the above arrangements we will be in touch. All of the teachers have set a little holiday research to start off the topic. Thank you for your support during all of this and we look forward to seeing your child back in September after the Summer holidays.