IMPORTANT INFORMATION - REOPENING OF SCHOOL
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Thank you for your continued support, patience and kindness during this challenging time.
We have received updated guidance from the government regarding our partial opening on 1st June and we are writing to explain these amendments to you. Please understand that any arrangements being made are subject to change, dependent on the country’s developing situation with Corona Virus and the School’s continuous risk assessments.
In line with new government guidance, we are now adapting our provision to accommodate Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Six children, in school every day. For the school to be able to act in accordance with government guidance, based on the uptake of places, many considerations have had to be made. Please see below for the guidance for the first two weeks.
Staggered Drop- off and Collection Times:
Nursery – 8:40 am – 11:45 am,
Reception – 8.50 am – 3.15 pm,
Year One – 8.40 am – 3.20 pm
Year Six – 8:40am – 3:30 pm
Key workers and Vulnerable children who already have a place – 8:40am – 3:30 pm (key worker and vulnerable children need to arrive at main Reception office and will be dismissed from KS2 Hall door (car park).
There will be an INSET Day on Monday 1st June.
School will be open for children of key workers and Vulnerable children only.
School will close to all children every Friday at 12pm to manage the resources and staff we have in school at that time.
Staggered breaks and lunch breaks. Lunch will be eaten in classrooms. Children may bring their own packed lunch. School will provide ‘grab bag’ lunches for Free School Meals. Hot meals will not be available.
We will not be able to offer a normal curriculum to children. We will focus on Maths, English and PSHE (including Mental Health).
There will be no breakfast club, childcare of after school clubs.
Most resources will be removed from classrooms. There will be no sharing of resources.
We have been contacted by local Secondary Schools about Year Six starting their transition early. We will liaise with them about this and keep you informed. If possible, we will be in touch about holding a prom for Year 6 in September.
As it stands, the government have informed us, that parents choosing to keep their children off school, will not be fined.
Children will not need to wear uniform to come to school, however we will expect them to wear a clean set of clothes each day.
Remote learning will still be provided for those children at home. Although, this may look slightly different due to staff being in school.
As the government have already identified, despite amending provisions and meeting all safety requirements, schools cannot guarantee social distancing. We understand your concerns regarding this and, as you all have individual circumstances, we would recommend that you seek medical advice, where necessary, based on the conditions in your household.
In sending your children to school, we will ensure that they are in as safe and happy environment as possible despite the circumstances, but we cannot possibly say that all the risk has been eliminated.
If you require a place for your child, either return the slip below, or respond via the Forms link sent out with this letter by Thursday 21st May at 3.30 p.m. Please be advised that places must be secured a week in advance, in order for us to assess staff availability or where necessary, availability at other settings.
Thank you again for all of your support and kind wishes. We hope to be back to normal soon.
Stay safe. Best wishes,
Mrs S Field
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