Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
As we approach the end of term, I would like to share with you our plans for September. As you know, we will have two INSET days on first and 2nd September and children will be in from Thursday 3rd September. As you are, also aware National guidance changes every week but we have tried to get ahead of the guidance and issue risk assessments and protocols, which can be applied to all scenarios.
We are welcoming back all children full time from September. Each class will be a” bubble” of 26 – 31 children with a teacher and a TA except for year 6 where we have decided to have two smaller classes with a teacher in each class.
Little Learners - Mrs Harvey and Ms Hagan
Nursery - Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Bennet
Reception Miss Odedra and Mrs Mitchell
Year 1 Miss Chilton and Mrs Rai
Year 2 Miss Hayden and Mrs Ewers
Year 3 Miss Garbett and Mrs Perry
Year 4 Miss Tkacuck and Mrs McMillan
Year 5 Mr Dudley and Mrs Charlesworth
Year 6 L Miss Lees
Year 6M Mrs Machin
We will also have two trainee teachers with us for the year, Mr. Rowe and Mr. Williams, working mainly in year 3 and year 5.
For health and safety reasons we have taken the following decisions:
No swimming for at least the first term
No visits or visitors
No shared cutlery or crockery so we will continue with grab bags of food ( like a happy meal )
No assemblies or gatherings of more than one class in the school hall and staggered playtimes so that there is never more than 60 children outside on the same play area. We are fortunate to have four areas, early years, KS1 playground, KS2 playground and field.
We will stagger the start of the school day and the entrances that children use
EYFS will use the top gate on the Avenue and will stagger as follows:-
Nursery: 8.45 drop off – 2.45 pickup (11.45 pickup for morning sessions)
Reception: 9.00 drop off – 3.00pm pick up
Little learners: 9.15 drop off – 3.15 pickup (12.15pm pick up for morning sessions)
The rest of the school:-
Start of the day:
End of the Day
We will encourage all homework and home reading to be online so that there are no bringing into school of materials from home.
In all other ways, we are hoping that we can get back to normal as soon as possible. Staff, pupils and parents have been supportive of decisions made by the school leadership team throughout this difficult time and we will continue to put the health, safety and welfare of the whole school community first in all of our decision-making. Class teachers will continue to communicate with their new classes throughout the summer.
Have a lovely summer.
At this difficult time, we want you to be able to access support regarding mental health and well-being from the Government. There are several documents below to support this:
21/5/2020 - While staying at home due to coronavirus, parents and carers may be worried about their children’s development and the effect of missing school or nursery. Check out the latest advice and support from the DFE by clicking the link below:
19/04/2020 DFE Documents to support parents:
A list of support questions an answers
7.1 advice to support learning
7.5 Guidance on how to keep your child safe on line
7.6 Well being resources including mental health support
EARLY YEARS - NURSERY & RECEPTION
Please check out this fantastic video from Little Learners and Nursery - MAKATON - TRUE COLOURS
WHOLE SCHOOL LINKS
Click here to find ways to keep your mind and body active.
Click here to find a list of websites and apps to support children with Maths.
Click to find a list of websites and apps to support children with English
Click to find a list of websites and apps to support children to code.
The links below are to sites that we either subscribe to as a school or are currently offering free subcriptions. Your child should have log in details to these, if there are any problems please send a Dojo message to your child's teacher who will be able to send them to you.
Twinkl has a free parent sign up to access all resources.
The code you need to enter is 'UKTWINKLHELPS'
Times Table Rock Stars (Y2-Y6)
There is an app available for all devices as well as being able
to access through an internet browsers.
Children have their log in details.
Active Learn (Nursery-Y6)Children can access a range of
online books. Children have their log in details. The school
code is tc3p.
Spag.com (Y6 only)Spelling, punctuation and grammar questions.
Children have their log in details
White Rose Maths (Y1-Y6). They are offering Maths lessons with a
video link for each, enabling you to support your child’s
Phonics Play (EYFS-Y3) Currently offering free subscription to
all of their phonics resources.
The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a
platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills, called
NumBots. Children can use their TT Rockstars login to connect.