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We will use this page to show updates over the coming weeks.
Please see the flyer (2 pages) below which gives lots of useful information regarding COVD19
Please see the document below regarding getting a test for COVID19.
Please see www.parentclub.scot/articles/does-my-child-need-a-covid-19-test for further details.
Wednesday 26th August
I really am looking forward to seeing all the children back into school after all this time. I hope we can all get back to some sort of ‘normality’ sooner rather than later.
I would like to reassure you that our risk assessments have been approved by the local authority’s Health and Safety department, who said we have all measures in place.
CLICK HERE to see a document provided by th DfE about your child returning to school.
It’s finally the end of a very strange year with the coronavirus lock down. I would like to thank you for all your support over the year and I look forward to seeing the children back on Wednesday 2nd September.
There are a few unexpected changes to staff in September.
Mrs Edwards is leaving school after 15 years of service to our school community. I am sure you will join me in wishing her the best of luck in her new post.
Due to this I have had to move staff round:
Miss Slack will now be in Year 5.
Miss Ward will be in Year 2.
Miss Seddon will be in Nursery.
Next week there will be videos on the school website showing the children their new classrooms, teacher and teaching assistants. Please let them look at these to help with their return to school in September.
On their return the children will be coming into and leaving school at different times. Please drop your child off at the green gate at the following times. Please follow the social distancing measures of 1m+ and the one-way system:-
Start of day
8:50am Key Stage 2 - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
8:45am Nursery through the side door
9:00am Key Stage 1 - Years 1& 2 and Reception
End of the day
11:45am Nursery pick up side door
3:15pm Key Stage 1 - Years 1& 2 and Reception
3:30pm Key Stage 2 - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
8:00-8:45am Breakfast club opens from 2nd September and is £2 per child per session– please will you let school know if you are intending to use this on the first week so we can prepare.
At the moment we will not be able to do Wednesday class assemblies or Friday Special Mention assembly.
The children will need a labelled PE kit in a PE bag that can be left in the cloakrooms.
Have a lovely holiday and don’t forget to look at the videos on the website.
We will be opening the school on Monday 22nd June for the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
If you haven’t let school know your child will be attending, please do so as soon as possible.
The children of the Key workers will also continue to come into school as normal and will remain in their usual ‘bubble’.
I am looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday.
Please click here to read the home school agreement.
When school reopens on Monday 22nd June, we are staggering the drop off and collection times to ensure that there is minimal contact between all.
8:45am Year 6
9:00am Year 1
One parent/carer to bring a child to school if they can't walk on their own. Whilst you are waiting you MUST remain at a 2m distance, which has been marked out on the floor towards the green gate and leave walking past the school building and out of the school carpark. You will not be allowed onto the playground.
Your child's temperature will be taken as they enter school through the green gate by a member of staff. Anyone with a high temperature, a cough or feels unwell will be sent home immediately and will have to self-isolate for 14 days or until tested negative for COVID-19.
They will sanitise their hands and be met by a member of staff and taken to their allotted classroom.
The children will be put into a small group with a member of staff and taken to their allotted classroom. Tables and chairs are 2m apart in every room and they will be allocated their own table with all the equipment they need.
Cleaning of tables, chairs and other equipment will take place throughout the day and the children will be told to wash their hands and sanitise throughout the day. Children will wear school uniform and will not be able to bring in anything other than a water bottle - not bags or PE kits etc. (Suncream and hats will be allowed, but they must be labelled and stay with the child on their designate table.)
Lunch - children in Reception and Year 1 and Free School Meal children in Year 6 will have a grab bag meal provided. Others in Year 6 will need to bring their own packed lunch.
Timetable will focus on English, Maths & PHSE/well-being - it will not be the normal full curriculum. This means no assemblies, swimming, school trips, sports day, school play and end of year disco etc.
Finish times - Monday to Thursday
3:15pm Year 1
3:30pm Year 6
On Friday, school will be closing early so that the staff can deep clean the school for the following week.
Finish times - Friday
Reception - 12:30pm
Year 1 - 12:45pm
Year 6 - 1:00pm
Please see below a message from Mrs Hilton regarding the wider re-opening of the school.
Mrs Hilton has recorded a tour of the school to show what changes and precautions we have put in place for when the children come back into school on June 10th.
On Wednesday 20 May, we are celebrating teachers, senior leaders, support staff and all those working in education settings who are making a difference to their schools and communities during the coronavirus outbreak.
Yesterday we received lots of lovely messages from children and parents for National Thank a Teacher Day.
Monday 18th May
Monday 11th May
The staff are all missing you and have sent you a special message!
Credit Music: Hey from Bensound.com
Please see a message from Mrs Hilton Monday 20th April
Please see a message from Mrs Hilton Monday 6th April
Our new Woodland Walk. We can't wait for you to see it in person!
Some videos of the Bunnies!
Families can use the Freddy Fit website www.freddyfit.co.uk for more activities, healthy tips & fun.
We have added some resources that our colleagues at BSS have very kindly provided:
BACP guidance around managing anxiety - https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/
Anna Freud links - Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people which may be useful.
Liverpool CAMHS resource - https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/V4%20Coronavirus%20advice%20for%20schools%20poster%20020302%20EDU15.0.4%20%282%29.pdf
Lego for younger children
Lego for older children
Drawing for younger children
Drawing for older children
Photography for younger children
Photography for older children
Writing for younger children
Writing for older children
Reading for younger children
Reading for older children
Maths for younger children
Maths for older children
Physical activity for everyone (YouTube at 9.00 am)
Spanish for younger children
Spanish for teenagers and adults
Daily Dose of Nature Challenge
Click here for some Easter Activities
Although the Olympic Games have been postponed, there are some fun activities included below
Click here for some Olympic Activities
Click here for some more Olympic Activities