6th September

6th September 2021

6th September 2021

Dear Families,

I hope you have all enjoyed the summer break. We are all looking forward to welcoming the children back on Wednesday and I wanted to share some important messages with you beforehand.

 

The start and end of the school day will be as per my communication before we broke up for summer. All children will start at 8.50 am. We will continue to have a parent drop off zone and ask that you hand your child over from there. Nursery and reception pupils will finish at 2.50pm. This will allow the Early Years team to hand the younger children over to an adult and pass on any important messages. The children in Key Stage 1 and 2 will finish at 3pm and will be handed over to parents in the drop off zone.

 

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN EARLY YEARS PLEASE REFER TO THE TRANSITION INFORMATION FOR TIMINGS IN WEEKS 1 AND 2

 

We ask that you continue to communicate with your child’s teacher via Tapestry or Class Dojo. Visits into school will continue to be by appointment only.

Although we do not have to operate a bubble system in school, we have decided to keep our children in ‘phase groups’ to minimise the spread of Covid should we have a confirmed case. These groups will be made up of two year groups and will allow children to mix with peers other than those in their year group. The phase groups are;

Nursery and Reception

Year 1 and Year 2

Year 3 and Year 4

Year 5 and Year 6

 

Breakfast Club will start up again from Monday 13th September. This is open to any child in receipt of free school meals and any child whose parents need to use the service because of their work commitments. Places at breakfast club MUST be booked in advance. You can find the booking form on our school website.

We have lots of uniform that was kindly donated before the summer break. If you still need to get some of your child’s uniform, please contact the school office. We may be able to help.

 

COVID – Close Contacts

If your child has Covid symptoms, they must not attend school. You should arrange a PCR test through the NHS website as soon as the symptoms develop. If your child tests positive, they must follow the government advice and isolate for 10 days. Others living in the same household and close contacts under the age of 18 or who have been vaccinated no longer have to isolate. NHS track and trace have taken over contact tracing for children who test positive. They will contact you and may also contact school.

If a child in school is identified as a close contact, parents will be advised to arrange a PCR test. They can however still attend school whilst awaiting their results and need only isolate if they test positive for Covid.

If a child develops symptoms when at school, they will be isolated until a parent can collect them and may return as soon as they have a negative PCR test result.

Although the new term doesn’t quite bring the ‘return to normality’ that we had all hoped for, we will continue to make sure that your child has many wonderful experiences and feels happy, safe and loved.

Yours sincerely

Mrs A. Oliver

Head Teacher