Final Information for pupils return to school
(Tuesday 8th September 2020)
Dear Parents and Carers,
We look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Tuesday 8th September. Attached to this letter is a copy of the information sent out prior to the summer break that details:
-The start time for your child’s class
-The gate you will need to enter the site by
-The door your child will enter the building through
-The collection time for your child at the end of the school day
Please find below some basic information to support the return to school. More detailed information will be posted in our risk assessment on the website before Tuesday. It is very important that you read through this information so that you are fully aware of what we are doing to ensure that school is as safe as possible. This information is extensive, so please do contact us by email or phone if you have any questions.
Arrival at school
We have planned separate arrival times for all phases in the school. We have allowed a 10 minute period for each phase to be dropped off at school. This is to avoid the overcrowding of pathways and gates. We ask that only one adult accompanies each family of children to school. It is very important that children arrive within their allotted window so that bubbles of children do not overlap.
When you arrive, there will be a sign on the gate showing the classes that are permitted to use that gate. Details of the correct gate for your children are on the attached table. When you arrive at the door, there will be a sign that shows the classes permitted to use that door.
If you arrive just before the door is opened, a sign will show you your designated waiting area with socially distanced markings to stand on. Please try not to arrive too early to maintain social distancing and limit time on site.
If you arrive late and after the designated door is closed, you will need to go to the main office door where the attendance officer will meet you. Pupils arriving late must not enter school through any other cohorts door.
If you have siblings with different start times, you will be able to drop children off at the end of one period and the start of the next. So, families with a child in Y1 or Y2 and another child in Y3 or Y4 will not need to wait on site for long periods. We have identified families who have a child in Y1 or Y2 and a child in Y5 and Y6, who will have a longer period between start times. We will liaise with these families individually to provide support where it is needed.
School pick up
Finish times for each bubble are on the attached table. Please enter the site by the specified gate and wait, socially distanced, in the designated waiting area. Again, please be as prompt as possible to limit your time on site.
At both drop off and pick up, please exit the site as soon as you are able to keep the numbers on site as low as possible.
Pupils will have a designated day for PE. On this day, they will need to come into school in their PE kit wearing suitable trainers for outdoor exercise. All PE will be outdoors. Year 5 and Year 6 pupils will need to wear their PE kit and suitable trainers on the 8th September when they return.
Monday – Year 1 and Year 2 (Hawkes, Kestrels, Harriers)
Tuesday – Year 5 and Year 6 (Red Kites, Ospreys, Eagles)
Thursday – Year 3 and Year 4 (Buzzards, Falcons, Ravens)
EYFS – Teachers will liaise with parents directly about PE.
Lunches will be provided as normal in school for those who are entitled to free school meals and for those who wish to purchase a meal. All lunches will be grab bags. These will be a hot or a cold option. Menus will be circulated by our provider. All menu choices must be made from home before your child comes to school. If you have no device to use to make your choice, staff will be able to support this in school for those pupils.
Pupils who wish to bring a packed lunch from home, can do so. Lunch boxes must be small and wipeable. Lunch boxes will be stored under your child’s desk, so it is advisable to consider putting an ice pack in on warm days. All lunch boxes must be taken home each night to allow for cleaning.
Bringing items from home
Pupils are not permitted to bring items from home into school. All pupils will have an allocated pack of equipment that will be only used by them in school. Pupils may bring a coat if needed. This will be stored on the back of their chair and must be taken home each night.
Pupils may bring their school water bottle into school. This should be taken home each night.
Pupils will be allocated reading books and reading records. These will be carried in their school book bag. This bag will come home each night and return to school each day. No other bags are permitted in school.
We are not able to welcome parents onto our school site currently other than to drop off and pick up children. If you wish to speak with a member of staff, please use the email system or telephone. Please be aware that the admin staff may experience a high volume of calls and please be patient. A member of staff will contact you as soon as they are able.
If your child or a member of your household has any symptoms of Covid 19 please do not allow your child/ children to attend school. Please inform school and seek a test. Once the result has been returned, and as long as it is negative, your child/ children can return to school. If the result is positive you will need to follow the government guidance on self isolation.
If a child shows symptoms of Covid 19 whilst in school, they will be placed in isolation and you will be contacted to collect them. We ask that you collect them as soon as possible. Then you must seek a test and follow the process above.
In order to ensure that we have all the correct details for you and your emergency contacts, you will be asked to complete an online form to update our records shortly. If you already know your details or the details of your emergency contacts have changed, please let the admin staff know so that they can do this as soon as possible.
Detailed further information
Further details and additional information will be available on our website and social media over the next few days, including a meet the teacher video for you and your child to watch. This will give you much more detailed information about many aspects of school over and above those listed above.
We look forward to welcoming all of the children back into school on Tuesday and to starting the Autumn Term.
Mrs Leah Charlesworth