Monday 6th July 2020
Current advice indicates that we will be able to bring all children back to school in September. The children should return to school on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.
The children will be required to return to school in their autumn uniform including ties and black shoes. PE Kits will be stored in school for use during PE lessons.
Unfortunately there will be no after school or lunchtime clubs as the children will be required to stay in class bubbles whilst in the building. They will be able to play with children from both classes in their year group when outside at break and lunchtime. After school activities would not be financially viable for just one year group at a time. This arrangement will be reviewed each half term.
The guidance states that singing and wind instruments should not be allowed in school initially. Therefore we will be postponing recorder lessons until this restriction is lifted.
Guitar lessons will also be postponed as again it is not financially viable for us to provide individual lessons and the space available would not be suitable for the current groups of 3 children. Classical instrument teaching will continue via an online portal outside of school hours. A letter will be provided to the children that are already taking viola, violin and cello lessons.
I am currently seeking advice about swimming lessons and the arrangements will be confirmed at the start of September.
In years 1-6 the children will all be seated facing forwards as per government guidance.
Wrap around care will be in place through Playkidz providing breakfast club on the Junior Site and After School Care resuming in the Nursery building. Children will be encouraged to socially distance when attending these services. Bookings should be placed in advance and charges will resume for none attendance.
To ease the flow of people on site at the start and end of the school day we will be introducing a staggered timetable. On the infant site parents should continue to use the one way system. On the junior site parents should wait outside the main gates for their child to be dismissed.
Please see below the start and finish times for each year group. If families have children in more than one year group they should all arrive together and go directly to their classroom at the time allocated for the youngest child. They will be dismissed at the time allocated to their year group.
Start Time Finish Time
Reception 8.50 3.05
Year 1 8.45 3.00
Year 2 8.55 3.10
Year 3 8.45 3.25
Year 4 8.50 3.30
Year 5 8.55 3.35
Year 6 8.40 3.20
Nursey Children will attend at the normal times as they are on a separate site.
The children will be provided with reading books and these will be stored on their return for 72 hours before being placed back into circulation. Please send all remaining school reading and library books back to school on the first day of term.
Our Risk Assessment will be updated and uploaded to the website at the start of term. It will therefore capture the most up to date guidance before the children return to school.
It will be compulsory for all children to attend school.
It is unfortunate that we can not offer our full range of activities at this time but I am sure you will agree that we need to get all of the children back into school as quickly and safely as possible.
Mrs S Blower
Executive Head Teacher