We are delighted to be welcoming all children back to full time education this term. As it states in the Government Guidance "School attendance will be mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year. This means that it is your legal duty as a parent to send your child (if they are of compulsory school age) to school regularly."
All children in Years 1-6 will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September and they should be wearing full school uniform.
Children in Reception will start half days on Monday 7th September and full time from Monday 14th September.
We are hoping to open Breakfast Club and After School Club from Monday 7th September.
School Morning Drop Off
The back and front gate will be monitored by staff, just like we would do during the snow drop off so please do not worry about children coming into school, they will be well supported.
The school gates will be open from 8.45am and we would ask that:
Class One and Two should enter school via the back gate.
Class Three should enter via the hall door.
Class Four via the front reception entrance.
School Afternoon Pick Up
Class one - 3pm coloured gate
Class two - 3.05pm by shelters
Class three - 3.10pm hall door
Class four - 3.15pm reception
FAMILY GROUPS - to be picked up at 3pm prompt, the middle gate on site will be open for you to collect your children from the different exits. We would like you to pick your children up and leave in a prompt and calm manner, and as quickly as possible so the lanes are free for parking for the next pickup at 3.15pm.
Please observe social distancing at all times as you move around the site, otherwise we will have to enforce a one way system which is difficult for those parents who find walking long distances challenging.
INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN/TWINS - to be released at 3.15pm (Please do not arrive early, we will hold onto your children and keep them safe until you arrive). Class 1 & 2 will be collected from the back gate (Playground) Class 3 & 4 will be collected from the front gate (Class 3 – Hall Door & Class 4 Reception door). The middle gate on site will be closed at this time to reduce contact between families so please park by your exit gate where possible.
There will always be a member of staff on site to help you – we are trying to adhere to government guidance and at the same time keep everyone safe on the lanes. Please do not double park and be mindful when you park that other vehicles need to pass, especially if there is an emergency in the local area. We spend a lot of time in school preventing children from mixing outside of bubbles, please respect this by keeping your children with you at all times
What we will do to support your child:
What we need you to do:
We believe that there is no replacement for a physical book and we would like to continue to allocate books to children to support their learning. Books will be allocated to children on a Monday afternoon, we would like all books returned on a Friday morning so that they can be quarantined for future use by other children. If you miss the Friday deadline it would be advisable to keep that particular book for another week before returning it to school. This system is in place for your protection.
FOREST SCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The way in which we structure lessons (currently) in school will change with fewer opportunities for children to do group work and move around. Therefore, we recognise, that now more than ever, the work we do with the children wherein they can team build and get outside/get physical, is so important. Pupil mental health is at the forefront of our agenda. With this in mind, all children will have one session of Forest School per week and at least one PE lesson. The daily mile will be completed as part of the 'fit for life' programme.
On Forest School days pupils should come to school wearing their own (warm) clothes with waterproofs and wellies in a bag. On PE days pupils should wear their PE kit with their school jumper on top. It would be advisable for all children to have jogging bottoms (Navy) as the weather gets colder.
We are attempting to have NO clothing changes in school for at least the first half term. We are hoping that school life will gradually return to a new normal. We had a very successful reopening in June and we are expecting this term to be a term of new beginnings and super learning.
We know you may have questions or concerns so please do not hesitate to get in touch via the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.