Dear Parent / Carer,
As we approach the final few days before the reopening of school to all classes from Reception to Year 6 on the 3rd September (Nursery Class will restart on Monday 7th) can I take this opportunity to remind you of our new start and end times.
Please remember that we have had to make changes to the structure and routines of the school day to ensure we are able to open to all, and run the school across 2 sites, working within 4 distinct bubbles:
- Early years (Nursery and Reception)
- Keystage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
- Lower Keystage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
- Upper Keystage 2 (Years 5 and 6)
These new timings are as near to normal as possible and should remove the congestion of families at the start and end of each day:
|Year Group||Drop Off / Start Time||Collection / End Time|
|Nursery||8.50am||Phase introduction times|
|Reception||8.50am||Phase introduction times|
|Year 3||8.50am (8.55am start)||3.15pm|
|Year 4||8.50am (8.55am start)||3.15pm|
Remember that if a child becomes ill during the school day, we will ask that they are collected immediately and are taken home. If your contact details have changed please ensure you update these with the school office immediately upon reopening.
Should you wish to remind yourselves of the latest government advice for parents/carers it can be found here:
A copy of Public Health England’s leaflet ‘Returning to Primary School: what parents need to know’ can be found here: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/schools-/resources/parents-leaflets/
Parents and carers have also asked what they can do to support their child’s education and school. The main things you can do are:
- Ask your child how they are feeling about going back to school.
- Give them as much information as possible.
- Encourage them to talk about their worries and contact the school if you require any additional arrangements to support their return.
- Highlight anything to the school in good time.
- Explain to your child what might be different at their school.
- Explain and stress good hygiene and safety arrangements.
- Encourage your child (depending on their age) to take some responsibility for personal hygiene, such as hand washing and using sanitiser, and to be aware of their surroundings.
- Reassure your child that these are to keep them, their teachers and their friends safe.
Finally, I hope you will enjoy the last few days of your Summer Holiday and we look forward to welcoming all our pupils and families back at the end of this week.
Mr M A Watson