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COVID-19 Information

Home Learning Resources:

Some links provided by the government:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources

Please look at these posters below. These will be displayed in school too.

School Re-opening - September 2020

 

Safety and Wellbeing

We are aware that September will be quite daunting for some of the children who have not been in school for a long time.  Please be reassured that many safety considerations and procedures are in place and the school has completed a rigorous risk assessment procedure.  School will feel a little different at first and we have made the wellbeing of the children a priority.  The curriculum has been adapted to include a greater focus on wellbeing and pastoral support will be available for those children who require it.

 

Bringing and Collecting Children

Please be aware that staggered start and finish times will still be in place.  This is because the children will still be taught in ‘bubbles’, although these bubbles will now extend to whole classes of 30 children.  Children will not be able to mix with children who are not in their bubble. This may require staggered lessons, playtimes and lunchtimes.  Where possible, some activities will take place outside, but each group will not mix with any other children.

The drop-off times for each class will be as follows:

  • F2 (Reception)   8:55       Foundation Stage gate
  • Year 1                  8:55       Year 1/2 ramp
  • Year 2                  8:40       Year 1/2 ramp
  • Year 3                  8:40       Year 3/4 side gate
  • Year 4                  8:55       Year 3/4 side gate
  • Year 5                  8:40       Backdoor near the climbing frame
  • Year 6                  8:55       Backdoor near the climbing frame

 

The collection times for each class will be as follows:

  • F2 (Reception)   3:25       Foundation Stage gate
  • Year 1                  3:25       Year 1/2 ramp
  • Year 2                  3:10       Year 1/2 ramp
  • Year 3                  3:10       Year 3/4 side gate
  • Year 4                  3:25       Year 3/4 side gate
  • Year 5                  3:10       Backdoor near the climbing frame
  • Year 6                  3:25       Backdoor near the climbing frame

 

Only one adult is permitted to bring or collect their child, as this will minimise the number of people on the playground at the same time. If you have younger siblings we understand that they may need to accompany you to school, however please keep these close to you at all times.  The one-way system will still be in place on the playground.  For all classes, except years 3 & 4, please enter the site through the front gate on Mansfield Road and exit through the back gate. 

 

Nursery

Nursery children will be dropped off and collected at the nursery entrance, as usual.  The times for the nursery sessions will be:

  • Morning session             8:30 – 11:30
  • Afternoon session          12:15 – 3:15
  • Full-time                           9:00 – 3:00

 

Communication

Unfortunately, teachers will not be available to answer any face to face queries at the start or the end of the day.  If you need to pass messages on to teachers, please contact them through Class Dojo or by phoning/emailing the school office.  The office will not be open for any face to face enquiries, however, there will be a drop box in reception which you will be able to use for submitting queries to the office staff.

 

Collecting for Appointments

Where possible appointments should always be made outside of school time, however if you need to collect your child for an urgent appointment please contact school in advance to arrange collection of your child.  Parents/carers will not be allowed to wait in reception.

 

Travel to School

Please consider how you travel to school and where possible we would encourage you to avoid the use of public transport where possible.

Please avoid parking directly outside the front and rear entrances of school as the usual parking restrictions are still in place. Please also be considerate and courteous to our local residents and do not park over driveways.

 

Uniform

All children will be required to wear school uniform every day.  Our uniform colours are: Navy blue jumpers, grey trousers/skirt/dress, grey/black socks, grey tights, white polo/cotton shirts and suitable black shoes (no trainers).  Uniform can be purchased direct from our supplier Big Fish Schoolwear.  Please see our school website for details.

 

PE Kits

Our school P.E. kit is navy blue shorts and a white T-shirt with either trainers or plimsolls. There is information about this on our website and there are sample pictures on the Big Fish Schoolwear website.

We intend to deliver P.E. lessons as part of our school curriculum; however, it may not be practical for children to get changed in school. 

For the first term, nursery and F2 children will not require P.E. kits in school and will do physical activities in their uniforms.  We are requesting that parents send them into school with plimsolls to change into.

All other children (Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6) will need to come into school wearing their P.E. kits on days when they have P.E. lessons.  We will inform parents of which days this will be in September.  As it is likely to be cold in the autumn term, jogging bottoms are allowed as long as they are navy blue or black.  Similarly, hoodies are allowed as long as they are plain navy blue or black.  Please do not send the children in anything with big logos or designs – as plain as possible, please!  Likewise, plain black trainers would be preferred.

 

Lunchtime Arrangements

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any hot meals at present.  All lunches will be eaten in classrooms as our small school hall has a limited capacity.  

For children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 a packed lunch will be provided for those children who have requested one.

Children in KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5, 6) who are eligible for Free School Meals will receive a packed lunch from school if they have contacted school and have requested one.  All other KS2 children will need to bring in a packed lunch from home.

Packed lunches will need to be brought in a disposable container/bag which can be thrown away after use, or a plastic lunch box which can be wiped clean. We would ask that you do not bring in any fabric lunch boxes or bags, as they cannot be easily cleaned.  The children must be able to open/unwrap anything in their lunchbox and this lunchbox/bag will stay at the children’s desk for the duration of the day.

 

Breakfast Club and After-school Clubs

Unfortunately we will not be running any clubs from September.  This includes all after-school sports clubs and our popular breakfast club.  This may be a temporary measure and these clubs may resume later in the year.

 

Bringing Items into School

Children will be able to bring their school reading books and their book bag (with their reading book and reading record in it) to school every day.  Please discourage your child from bringing anything else into school (e.g. toys, etc.).  Older children who walk home alone may need to bring a mobile phone for their safety.  These phones must be given to class teachers on arrival and collected at home time.

 

COVID Symptoms

Our procedures regarding symptomatic children and staff remain in place.  If anyone in school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) they will be sent home and advised to follow the ‘staying at home’ guidance.  All the other children in their class bubble will also be sent home, unless the whole group can be safely isolated at school.  If any staff or children display symptoms we will advise them to be tested as soon as possible.  If we have any confirmed cases in school we will keep you informed.


We will be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace Programme.  If your child is displaying any systems you must:

  • Inform school
  • Book a test for them
  • Provide details to ‘test and trace’ of anyone you have been in close contact with
  • Ensure that they self-isolate
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