Reopening of School 8 March
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We are very much looking forward to seeing all of our children again on 8 March.

School continues to be as safe as we can make it and our risk assessment has been reviewed and can be seen on our website here. Our systems from the Autumn term have remained in place and continue to be as safe as we can make them.

School is fully open and parents are legally expected to send their children into school.

We have adapted our Recovery Curriculum from September 2020 to meet the needs of our children now, after this latest lockdown. This can be read here.

The School Day

In order to minimise any further spread of COVID in our community we ask families to adhere to the following timings to minimise numbers of people at the school gate at the beginning and end of the school day.

Breakfast Club continues to be open as usual.

The school day begins at 8:45am with lessons beginning at 9am.

Nursery- Y5 children go to the Infant playground. Here they will line up and be met by our staff. Adults then exit the site via the one-way system leaving via the vehicle driveway.

Y6 children are dropped at the main entrance and they make their way to the Y6 entrance. At the end of the day, Y6 children exit from the same place and meet parents at the main gates on exit.

All parents and secondary aged children picking up from school must wear a mask. Those that who are not wearing a mask will be asked to wait until it is safe for them to enter away from other people, unless they are exempt. To reduce numbers we ask that only one person per family comes on to the school site when collecting children.

Microsoft Teams

From 8 March, Microsoft Teams is only used for homework and for those in isolation because of a positive test within their family or school bubble. Staff will not be uploading learning to Teams for any families choosing to keep children off from school.

Please do not use the Teams facility to contact your class teacher unless your child is in isolation.

Bubble closure

Our classes and year groups will continued to be organised as bubbles. This means that a positive case within a bubble will result in the bubble having to self-isolate, following the same procedures as in the Autumn term.

Uniform and equipment

Children should attend school in the correct uniform. Earrings and jewellery should not be worn in any circumstances in line with our uniform policy. Should your child arrive in school wearing jewellery they will be asked to remove those items. If they are unable to, they will not be able to go out at play/lunchtime or participate in PE lessons, to ensure their safety.

PE kit should be worn on PE days only. Children will need coats each day as they will be spending more time outside, even during cold days. Classrooms will also have windows open to aid ventilation and minimise the spread of COVID.

Children do not need to bring in school bags, only packed lunch box/bag if needed and a water bottle.

Routines

We encourage those families whose children are learning from home, to begin to get children back into the routine of school, getting up earlier, getting dressed etc so that March 8th does not come as such a shock to the children after 11 weeks away from the school site.

Finally

If you have any individual concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school and we will try and address concerns with you.

This year continues to challenge us all and we must continue to support one another to ensure that school remains as safe as possible for all in our community.