RETURNING TO SCHOOL
What you can expect:
- Classes have been split into two halves – Group A and Group B.
- Each group will alternate days at school.
- We have set up the class lists so that siblings attend school on the same days.
TERM THREE TIMETABLE CAN BE FOUND HERE.
An adult in scrubs will do a health check while your child is in the car at drop-off: If your child has a raised temperature or shows any symptoms of illness, you will need to take them back home. 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. Shoes are sanitized at this entrance point and then children go straight to own classroom. Rain gear and an umbrella are recommended on wet days.
We would like children to wear school uniform whenever possible – either formal or sports kit. 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.
Teachers will repeat lessons on alternating days: Group A and Group B will each have the same lessons on their day at school to ensure as much opportunity for contact, teaching, and assessment as possible. Live video sessions will be run using the Google Meet app. We will be trying to avoid working in books or on paper, and lesson materials will continue to be shared in Google Classroom whether you are at school or at home.
Children should bring their iPad, mini whiteboard, own reading book, and other quiet activities to school as we will avoid using classroom games during rainy break times. Stationery may not be borrowed or shared, and should be taken home each day. We recommend storing stationery in a labelled plastic container that can be easily wiped.
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.
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.