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  • School will be open again at 8.30 am on Monday 8th March - Until then all lessons will be online. More details

    Published 09/12/20

    26th February 2021

    Dear Parents

    I am delighted to be able to write to you to welcome all the children back to school on Monday 8th March.  It is really good news that there is no phased return but that every child can return on that day.  We are all really looking forward to having the school full of children, and the teachers are planning on how to support each and every one of them. 

    The Breakfast and After School Club will also be opening on the 8th March; Mrs Toal will be sending out a letter to all those parents who normally use those clubs.

    We will be continuing with the same arrangements that we had in the autumn term, with each year group being in a bubble, but within that bubble each class will stay in its own classroom and only mix with the other children in their year at playtimes and assemblies.

    Children will continue to be given their own seat and desk space and will be expected to use only that seat and desk space.  In early years that is more likely to be a carpet space. The children will continue to eat their lunch in their classrooms, except the reception classes which will have their lunch in the hall.  As the rules are relaxed by the government, we will amend our arrangements, always in line with government guidance.

    In order to keep the number of parents on site at any one time as low as possible, we still ask that only one adult drops off and picks up their child, and that where possible other siblings are not with them. We are continuing with our one-way system, with all adults and children arriving in through the pedestrian gate and exiting through the nursery/lollipop gate, unless you are using the entrance from Birbeck Place, in which case please join and adhere to the one-way system.  We would really appreciate your cooperation in maintaining this one-way system. Parents are also asked to ensure that, as far as possible, both they and their child maintain at least a 2-metre distance from other parents, other children and staff members when on the school site and that all adults wear a face covering, unless exempt.  

    We will be continuing with our staggered drop-off and pick-up times, although where there are siblings coming into school with different times, they can be dropped off at the same time –  whichever suits you best.  The table below reminds you of the drop-off and pick-up times.

     

    Drop-off time

    Pick-up time

    YN

    9.00 am

    3.00 pm

    YR

    8.45 am

    3.10 pm

    Y1

    8.55 am

    3.20 pm

    Y2

    8.50 am

    3.15 pm

    Y3

    8.45 am

    3.10 pm

    Y4

    8.40 am

    3.05 pm

    Y5

    8.35 am

    3.00 pm

    Y6

    8.30 am

    2.55 pm

    We will continue with implementing additional hygiene measures with the aim of preventing the spread of germs as much as is realistically possible. This will include frequent hand washing, and more frequent cleaning of equipment. Children still need to have a PE kit in school, but this does not need to be washed any more frequently than usual. We will continue to ventilate classrooms, so please encourage your child to wear additional undergarments if they feel the cold. 

    Any child with symptoms of Covid-19 should not be sent to school, and parents must adhere to the government guidance on isolating if another member of the family has symptoms. If a child develops any symptoms during the school day, they will need to be collected immediately.

    For all children who have to self-isolate but who are not themselves ill, we will be sending out remote learning via Teams the duration of the self-isolation period. 

    I will update our risk assessment before the 8th March and this will be placed on our website. 

    I hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

    Yours sincerely,

    E A Cole (Mrs)

    Headteacher

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