Key Stage Two

RETURNING TO SCHOOL – WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

All children at school every day – no alternating days.
Lessons will take place face-to-face with as few venue changes as possible.
Children to wear a cloth face mask – name labeled; snug fit; easy to adjust/tie; bring spares in labeled ziplock bag
Correct school uniform whenever possible. Non-uniform items must be neat and appropriate, and in school colours where possible. 

KS2 students must have:

  • Cloth face mask ( + spares)
  • Own hand sanitiser for break times
  • Labelled ziplock bag for small cloth
  • Headphones
  • Stationery in wipeable container
  • Medium-sized tub (eg ice cream) for art/creative materials

Morning drop off and health check – 7:15 – 7:45

  • Registration 7:45

Afternoon Pick-Up (staggered):

Monday to Thursday:

  • Year 3 – 14:05 
  • Year 6 – 14:05 
  • Year 4 – 14:10 
  • Year 5 – 14:15 

Friday:

  • Y3 – 13:30 
  • Y6 – 13:30 
  • Y4 – 13:35 
  • Y5 – 13:40 

ARRIVAL

Arrival time for KS2 health check is 7:15-7:45am. Children will be supervised on the KS2 playground from 7:15. No KS2 students before 7:15.   

For the health of all at school, please don’t send your child to school if they are unwell in any way. Parents must please avoid leaving their vehicles or entering the school building unless absolutely necessary.   

KS2 children will enter the building via the far entrance in the staff car park (outside Year 3). X’s marked on the ground indicate a safe distance to wait in a line at this entrance. Rain gear and an umbrella are recommended on wet days as the area is not covered. 

A staff member will take your child’s temperature and this will be recorded. If your child has a raised temperature or shows any symptoms of illness, your child will be isolated and you will be contacted to fetch them. 

Shoes are sanitised at this entrance point and then children go to the playground area (or wait outside classroom if raining).   


UNIFORM

We would like children to wear school uniform whenever possible – either formal or sports kit. Sports kit must be worn on PE days. Clothing items must be washed after each school day, so if necessary neat civvies may be worn. Please try to stick to school colours. Closed shoes/trainers must be worn. Jewellery and hair rules remain in place.


LESSONS

All children will be taught at school each day:  No longer alternating days: Group A and Group B.

Classroom furniture has been rearranged to ensure a safe distance between children, with screens to separate children facing each other at a shared table. Year 3 and Year 6 classrooms have been swapped to better accommodate class numbers.

Children must continue to bring their mini whiteboard, own reading book, and other quiet activities to school as we will avoid using classroom games during rainy break times. These may be stored in lockers where applicable. 

The teachers will use a combination of digital/electronic and physical resources based on the nature of the lesson. Some work will continue to be shared via Google Classroom. Many resources will still require iPads and headphones. Please ensure your child has their headphones and padlock for iPad locker. 

Each child must also have a medium-sized ziplock plastic bag, with name clearly marked on it. This will be to store a small cloth that will be used for wiping down their own chair and table (with teacher supervision) when moving to a different teaching venue. Stationery may not be borrowed or shared, and should be stored in a labelled plastic container that can be easily wiped. 


VIDEO/ONLINE LESSONS

If your family needs to quarantine, we will make video lessons & online learning available wherever possible. Due load shedding or technical issues there may be times that this becomes complicated. Video lessons will not be recorded so your child must attend the live lesson at the correct time. Live video sessions will be run using the Google Meet app. Your child must sign in using their school account. 

Children working at home must have a quiet space and be ready to work. Mics must be muted unless the teacher requests otherwise.

Please be patient if the class teacher adapts the timetable to best suit the needs of the children physically present in the classroom.


BREAK TIMES

Children must bring in own packed lunch and water bottles. Year groups will be allocated to specific outdoor zones. Adults on duty will help to control physical distancing, along with markings and signage to remind children of rules.We do not line up at the end of break but rather use specific entrances in a one-way system to avoid queues. 

Year groups will be allocated to specific outdoor zones. Adults on duty will help to control physical distancing, along with markings and signage to remind children of rules.

Playground equipment will be sanitized after each break.

Children must bring in own packed lunch and water bottles. Year groups will be allocated to specific outdoor zones. Adults on duty will help to control physical distancing, along with markings and signage to remind children of rules.We do not line up at the end of break but rather use specific entrances in a one-way system to avoid queues. 
Playground equipment sanitised daily.

iCafe (tuckshop) will be open for pre-orders from 5 October. Orders must be paid for in advance. Orders will be delivered to classrooms to avoid queues.

Playground equipment will be sanitized after each break.


END OF DAY

Siblings will wait together at the earlier sibling’s pickup time.
Staggered timings for pick up to reduce the number of children gathered together


Mon-ThursFri
Year 3 
14:0513:30
Year 4 
14:1013:35
Year 5 
14:1513:40
Year 6 
14:0513:30
Latest collection14:3013:45

AFTERCARE

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer a full Aftercare facility. 

To make a single Woodland Heights pickup possible, siblings of High School students will be supervised until 15:00 (14:00 Fridays). Please collect your KS2 child from the car park/loggia collection point from 14:55 (13:55 Fridays). 

  • No early collection; no signing out necessary. 
  • R100 weekly rate charged to school fees account. 
  • We do not allow KS2 children to wait unaccompanied (or with HS siblings)
  • Fee for late collection after 15:15  

We have limited space so please contact Mrs. Neethling (s.neethling@isct.co.za) if your KS2 child will be making use of this supervision.  


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