Since 2nd September 2020, all children have been able to attend school every day. School attendance is mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term.
Your child should come to school in uniform. Uniform is as follows:
On Mondays and Friday when children will be participating in PE sessions, they should come to school in their PE kit. (This is only for pupils in year 1 to 6)
What should my child bring with them?
Your child can bring their book bag or school bag containing:
Dropping off and picking up your child
Each class has been allocated an entrance and collection point that you should use every day. The entrances have been marked with waiting points for children so that teachers can direct them to a waiting point before accompanying them into the building. Please try to send children to school with only one adult for drop off and pick up at the allocated time. You should only bring siblings if you have no other alternative. If you have to bring siblings, they need to stay close to you and adhere to the social distancing measures. Once your child is at an allocated waiting point, parents should leave so that social distancing guidance can be followed.
Children should be dropped off and picked up from the following points:
The same guidelines apply as for drop off. Parents and carers should wait at the allocate pick up point following social distancing guidance.
Children can only be taught in a class ‘bubble’. They will be kept apart from other class groups where possible, including at play times and lunchtimes. Classes will have allocated spaces to play outside to minimise interaction with other groups of children.
The classes are organised as follows:
Nursery: Mrs Dean and Mrs Johnson
30-hours childcare: Mrs Gulsever and Mrs Stocks
FS2: Mrs Turton and Miss Orwin
Y1: Mrs Williams and Miss Marshall
Y2: Miss Green and Mrs Waring
Y3: Mrs Holmes
Y4: Mrs Garton and Miss Marshall
Y5: Miss Mayhew and Mrs Beswarick
Y6: Mr Byrom and Mrs Brown
Children will have allocated spaces to work in class and sharing of resources will be limited.
Moving around school
Children will not mix between their class ‘bubble’. If they are required to move around school, they will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Corridors have been divided with tape and have arrows drawn on them to show them which side children should be walking on when walking in each direction.
Each class ‘bubble’ will be allocated their own toilet to use, they will not be allowed to use any other toilets in school. These will be cleaned throughout the day.
Children will have to stay within their class ‘bubble’ during break time. They will have an allocated outside space that they will use and break time will be staggered, to ensure that there is enough playground space for the children to play freely.
As with break time, children will have to stay within their class ‘bubble’ during lunch time. From January, we will be able to all children a hot meal off the menu from NCC catering team. These should be ordered in advance as before lockdown via ParentMail and £2.30 for pupils who pay for their meals. Children in FS2, Year 1 and 2 will receive their meals as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme.
Alternatively you are welcome to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch each day. If you have missed the shut off date for ordering of lunches and would like school to provide one, please contact school by phone or by emailing email@example.com
30hrs children will be required to pay £4 for their lunch and afternoon snack on each day that their child attends (if they have a 30hrs code). 30hrs children without a qualifying code will also be required to pay £20 for the afternoon care provision. Both are payable via ParentMail.
Wraparound care, clubs and music lessons
During the autumn term 2020, there will be no after-school clubs or face-to-face music lessons to reduce the number of visitors to the school site. Children who have continued to access their virtual music lessons during lockdown will do so during school hours.
Breakfast club will resume from 7:45 am and after-school childcare will continue daily from 3:00 – 5:30 pm, both in the school hall supervised by our teaching staff and teaching assistants. Activities will be set at tables and in spaces so children can be distanced from those not in their year group bubble as much as possible. Children should arrive and be collected from the main entrance. You should use the intercom buzzer to let someone know that you are dropping/off picking up your child so that you do not need to come onto the school site. Please ensure that any wraparound care is booked in BEFORE it is required via Parentmail.
What to do if you or your child shows any COVID-19 symptoms
If your child develops COVID-19 symptoms, keep them home from school and get a test. Let school know the test results AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THEM.
EVERYONE in the household should stay at home while a person with symptoms is tested. If the result returns NEGATIVE, your child can return to school when they feel well enough. If the test returns POSITIVE you should all isolate in line with NHS self-isolation guidance.
If your child becomes unwell and shows COVID-19 symptoms at school, we will:
You must follow NHS self-isolation guidanceif the test result is positive.
We require a copy of the test result, whether negative OR positive for our records.