I appreciate that you have received many communications this week but they are an unfortunate necessity during these changing times.
You will have received my letter regarding COVID and the expectations of what to do. This was in response to many phone calls concerning parents worried about sending children who were not feeling well into school.
Yesterday you should have received several communications linked to your child’s class. Their curriculum for this term, their maths KIRFS, the power point presentation (which is usually conducted face to face – but obviously not this year) and the Yearly Planner.
Please see the following points regarding these:
1) As we have not been able to meet face to face as usual for our coffee/information meeting, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions or need any clarification.
2) As I stated in my last letter, the Yearly Planner has fewer items than usual due to the current state of affairs and will be subject to change with things being added and removed as necessary due to guidance from the DfE.
In light of new government restrictions starting on Monday, it is imperative that we reduce the number of people on site and so have adapted the start of the day slightly.
For drop off from Monday 14th September 2020 these things will stay the same:
· Years 4 and 5 to enter school from 8.30am-8.40am – promptly
· Years 3 and 6 to enter school from 8.40am-8.50am – promptly
For drop off from Monday 14th September these things will change:
· Children greeted at the entrance gate (Church Road) to the playground by a member of staff.
· Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 to enter the bike rack path on their own at their correct time, enter the playground and go straight into class.
· Year 3 children and parents to assemble outside the wooden gates (Vine Road) where your child will be met by a member of staff who will direct them to their class.
· Children in Years 5 and 6 (with permission slips) may walk to and from school alone but must not arrive too early or late for school.
Pick-ups will remain the same, including their timings.
We are making these changes to alleviate the heavy congestion on the school playground and try to limit the potential for cross contamination. We need to be monitoring this social distancing in order to prevent any spread of the virus and the possible closure of all or part of the school.
If you need to get a message to a specific teacher, please use the Home/School contact book in the usual manner.
We appreciate your continued support in this ever-changing state of affairs.
With best wishes,