Keeping children, staff and families safe is our priority. A full risk assessment has been undertaken to review our school procedures. This document can be viewed, upon request. The school has produced a number of information sheets, based on the risk assessment, to outline the key steps and actions to keep children, staff and families safe.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How will the school day work?
How will the school day work?
Children will work in bubble groups (their class groups) throughout the full school day. This will include having different play times and lunchtimes to other groups. In their bubbles, children will work side by side, rather than face on. Within their bubbles, children will have their own stationary kits, including pencils and work books etc. No equipment for the classroom is needed from home.
To support all children to reintegrate back into school life, between 9th and 18th September, classes will work with their old teachers on a range of art and practical tasks, exploring ideas of belonging, staying safe and the story of Creation. From Monday 21st, children will move to their new class teachers and year groups. Unfortunately, at this time, we continue to be unable to welcome families into school.
What should my child wear for school?
We ask that children wear school uniform. Whilst the government have now stated that this does not need to be clean on every day, we ask that this is cleaned regularly. The uniform order has not yet arrived from our supplier, but I will make contact with you all again when this has been delivered to arrange collection from school.
What time is pick up and drop off?
Each class has a staggered pick up and drop off time. Whilst you may remember that children will spend the first week and half back in school with their old teachers, the times below will not change from starting back and moving to new classes. If you have more than one child in school, please arrive at your youngest child’s time for pick up and drop off. We have a one way system, which staff will be on hand to guide you through.
If your child is currently in Pre-School/Explorers, arrive from 8.50am (Pick up times vary)
If your child is currently in Reception/Pioneers, arrive at 8.50am, pick up at 3.05pm
If your child is currently in Year 1/Learners, arrive at 9.00am, pick up at 3.15pm
If your child is currently in Year 2 or 3 / Adventurers, arrive at 9.00am, pick up at 3.15pm
If your child is currently in Year 4/Discoverers, arrive at 8.50am, pick up at 3.05pm
If your child is currently in Year 5/Leaders, arrive at 8.50am, pick up at 3.05pm
The timings will remain in place for when children move to their new classes, after the short period of transition. Please come back to me if there are any questions on these.
Please send all lunch money in a sealed envelope with the children’s name and amount on with your child at the start of each week.
We will continue to offer snack each day, but ask that children either bring the correct change each day (15p, 30p or 50p) for their snack, or bring enough money to cover the week, please. This avoids over handling any money in school.
What can the children bring to school?
Items brought in from home must be limited to ‘essential items only’. This means a book bag for reading books, a water bottle (taken home each day), coat and PE kit (which will remain in school). We are not able to safely accommodate any other items. Large rucksacks cannot be brought into school.
What about breakfast and after school clubs?
We are pleased these will be up and running again. They will take place in the hall and all sessions should be booked in advance. We have made a small increase of 50p to each session cost to allow all children to have a snack. To avoid over handling of money, there will be no additional ‘tuck shop’.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer breakfast or after school on Wednesday 9th September, due to staff training. This service will reopen on Thursday 10th September.
What about other clubs?
Each bubble will be offered a club from their class teacher – information to follow.
Will swimming be going ahead?
No trips will take place during the autumn term, including swimming. This decision will be kept under review and I will share any changes with you.
What is the school doing about ‘catching up’ on work missed during school closures?
It is important to remember that all children missed out on the same amount of time from school. During lockdown, a range of exciting opportunities and adventures were undertaken by the children. We know that some families were able to access significant amounts of the set home learning offer and others explored themes and ideas in other ways. Some families did a combination of both. We are proud of everyone’s efforts during lockdown. Over the summer, we have been working hard on our curriculum to ensure that any key areas of subjects are revisited or taught to allow learning to continue. Essentially, we will be working with the children’s own needs and using this as the starting point for our planning. We will be closely monitoring progress. If you would like to discuss the revised curriculum approach to meet missed content, please just let me know.