Please see letter below which details some tweaks we have had to make to home time arrangements. Thank you for your support and for bearing with us – this has been the trickiest part of the day to organise!
Please find information below about shared learning. Children in Reception to Year 6 will be bringing home their shared learning book tomorrow. Please keep this book at home. We will eb asking the children to share their homework using Seesaw. Older children will also be able to use their Hwb Google classroom. Teachers have provided more information in the Shared Learning book which will be coming home.
Hopefully this guide will help clarify things a bit further for families.
On a busy morning, hopefully this flow chart will help you decide what action to take. If you have any doubts, please ring school and we will try our best to advise you.
It is very important that if your child has ANY of the Covid-19 symptoms – A HIGH TEMPERATURE (hot to touch on the chest or back), a CONTINUOUS COUGH OR LOSS OF TASTE or SMELL that your whole household begins to isolate and you book a test for the symptomatic person.
We are hearing that some families are having to wait but it is essential that your child does not come to school if they or anyone in the household has symptoms.
Thank you for all of the support that you have been giving us to get our new routines up and running. To ensure we can be efficient and safe with our handover at the end of the day, if you are picking up and infant and junior sibling, please wait on the far side of the yard and pick up juniors first. Please be vigilant, and look out for your child at hometime. Infant teachers need you to walk to the barrier area to pick up younger children in Nursery – Y2, please DO NOT just wave across from the yard. If both of your children are in infants, please walk forward to pick up your child who comes out first then find another spot to wait for your other child. Infant teachers need to see that your child has been handed to you and on a busy yard, this is difficult to do without parents coming forward to pick up. All of these measures are for the safety of everyone, especially your children. Many thanks for all of your support with this.
The annual round of flu vaccinations will be taking place shortly in the school for children in Reception class through to Year 6. The attached letter explains the process that the school nursing team will follow. A copy of this letter will also be emailed to parent addresses.
Please find a letter below with updated information.
We would really appreciate that parents who are coming in a car to pick up children at the back gate, please park WELL AWAY from the gate to help increase our visibility and allow all parents to socially distance in the area. Please try not to park near the fences to the left of the gate as you look towards it. Many thanks for your support.
Early Morning Club from 7.45am will be in the school hall from Monday (NOT CLUB BUILDING). Parents who have booked children in should be bring them onto the yard and wait on a spot, Club staff will indicate for the children to come down the steps and into school. Free Breakfast Club children who are booked in should also follow this procedure between 8.10am-8.25am. ALL PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE DUE TO OUR SPACE RESTRICTIONS. UNFORTUNATELY WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ADMIT ANYONE WHO IS NOT BOOKED IN.
We have a couple of queries about morning drop off which we thought important to clarify ASAP. Any parents of Y4-6 children who would prefer to come into the grounds to drop off will be welcome. We ask though that you please drop off as quickly as possible. We ask ALL PARENTS In every year group to arrive no sooner than a minute or two before the allocated 10 minute slot.
Y4-6 children who are leaving at the back gate, will remain in the school grounds with two school staff and be handed over to parents who are picking up as our usual procedures. We hope that clarifies any worries your child or you may have had due to changes we are having to make to ensure safety of all.
Many of of our children have come onto the grounds unaccompanied and used the back gate for a long time and it is often something they look forward to as part of ‘becoming an older junior’ and moving up the school. As always the safety of each child, our staff and you as parents will be paramount as we monitor procedures that have had to be adapted due to the current circumstances.
We look forward to seeing all of the children soon. Mrs Edwards