The Prime Minister announced on 4th January that schools would close to most pupils and move to remote learning from Tuesday 5th January.
Our school children were due to return on Tuesday 5th January and it is from this date we have provided remote learning. From Wednesday 7th January, we will be only open to the children of critical workers and those children who have been identified as vulnerable.
Due to the numbers, children will be taught in their usual class groups with their teachers unlike the previous lockdown. They will need to wear school uniform but the rooms do feel colder especially as we are having to keep them well ventilated. Children can wear skins under their shirts or bring extra fleeces to school. If they would be warmer wearing their PE kit with the thicker joggers and hoodies, we are very happy for them to do that.
Eligibility – your child may only attend if you have received confirmation from the school. If you have requested the provision and your child is not able to attend, you must let the school know by 9.00am.
We are offering a safe place for your child in the event that you have no other safe alternative. If they can stay at home, they must stay at home. Home is the safest place for children to be. This is more important than ever. Schools are considered ‘vectors’ of the disease and whilst children may not display symptoms they can transmit the virus to other people and households.
Please do not use this provision because you think it will be nicer for your child than being at home – the school provision must only be used as the last resort. If you have an alternative at home, please use it. Less people, means less risk of infection.
Please use this booking form if your work involves shift patterns which change from week to week. It must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1.00pm of the Wednesday on the week prior to needing the care.
Booking form PDF
When you pick up and drop off your child, please continue to observe sensible distancing from one another in the usual fashion. The times for each class will be the same as before Christmas to avoid the bubbles from mixing.
Green Class – 9am – 3pm
Yellow Class – 8.55am – 3.05pm
Red Class – 8.50am – 3.15pm
Blue Class – 8.45am- 3.10pm
Parents are asked to be prompt for collection at the end of the day. Please contact me if there is a problem with the timings.
We are aiming to provide hot dinners for those children who wish to have them. Parents will need to pay for them in the usual way on Parent pay. Please note that the menu may vary.
Wrap around care
Hannah is able to provide wrap around care for the children who are attending school. Please contact her if this is required.
No after-school clubs will be taking place during this period.
Thank you to all of our school community for your support through this challenging time. We were all so encouraged by the progress the children were making prior to Christmas and we really want to encourage them to carry on with their home learning. Good luck everyone and stay safe.