It is the end of term and the sun is shining! I hope that you are able to have a good summer even if it is slightly different to what you had envisaged.
When we return in September there will be new systems in place to keep everyone safe.
Start of Term
Our new Year 3 children will start on Wednesday 2nd September. All other year groups will start on Thursday 3rd September.
Start and Finish Times
Each year group will have a separate start and finish time. If you have children in more than one-year group, you will need to drop off at the earliest start time and collect at the latest finish time. Please could parents remember not to congregate at the school gates; we need the path to be kept as clear as possible so that people can social distance.
Parents will need to drop off and collect their children from the grass area at the front of the school. Parents will not be allowed any further onto the school site. Where possible please encourage your child to walk to school, even if it is just from the Rec. The less people we have near the school gates the better!
When children arrive in the morning they will be met at the front of the school by their class teacher.
I feel one of the successes of our school is that we make sure staff are available to speak to parents whenever you need us. With the new arrangements we are not going to be able to have as many face to face conversations so please call us to talk whenever you need to. We still want to work in partnership even if we can’t see you as much!
Wrap Around Care
At the start of term, we will not be running breakfast club or our Bluebells club. We know that some parents need us for child care and we hope that we will be able to provide more as the term progresses. However, at this time our priority is to keep everyone safe by not mixing our class bubbles where it can be avoided. If parents have no other childcare options, then children can be dropped off from 8.15am and go straight to their classroom. After school we can provide child care until 4.30pm and this will be in each class. This service will be available from Monday 7th September. As this will potentially need more staff to look after the children across the school the cost will be £3.50 for the hour after school.
Child care must be booked and paid for in advance (at least 1 week before) so that we can ensure we have the correct number of staff. Please remember this is only for parents who do not have any other option for child care.
To book a place please complete this form.
All stationery will be provided for the children as we want to limit the amount of things coming in and out of school. Children will just need to bring a water bottle and a lunchbox (if required). For PE we are asking children to come in their PE kits on the days that they have PE.
PE kit: White T-shirt (no logos), Black shorts or black jogging bottoms (no logos)
The School Office
Usually Mrs Goggin is available for parents to pop in and see before and after school (she always knows the answer!). However, as parents are not going to be able to enter the school building the best way to contact the office is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Shoes V Trainers
During the Autumn term we are happy for children to wear black trainers instead of school shoes if they would like to. These need to be plain, without any logos and children need to remember the trainers should not be a fashion statement! We want the children to be as active as possible and so need them to be wearing footwear that is practical and allows them to be active.
During the school holidays staff will be working in school on a few days during August. If you need anything, or have any questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Have a fantastic summer and see you in September!
This is where we'll post all school news and updates. If you require paper copies of any information on our website then please contact Miss Lainsbury in our school reception.