Dear parents / carers,
We hope all our families are safe and well.
We would like to give you some further information regarding re-opening for certain year groups on 1st June (providing the government and the local authority go ahead with the decision).
We have been planning non-stop, trying to ensure we cover all angles to make sure the children and staff in school are as safe as possible in the circumstances.
The children will be split up in their year groups into 'bubbles' of no more than 12 children (DFE guidance states a maximum of 15). These bubbles will stay together and won't mix with any children in any of the other bubbles. The same staff will also work in the same bubbles. If any member of the bubble becomes ill with symptoms of coronavirus then the whole bubble will have to stay off school. That person will then be tested and if clear, children and staff in the bubble will be able to return. This will usually be within 48 hours.
Nursery x 1 morning, x 1 afternoon
Reception x 3 (C1, C2, C3)
Year 1 x 3 (C6, C7, C8)
Year 6 x 4 (C12, C13, C14, C15)
Key Workers x 2 (C10, C11)
We will inform parents next week which classroom bubble your child will be in and with which adult/s. Classroom doors will be numbered on the outside as we are aware it may be a classroom that you are unfamiliar with.
Each bubble area of school will have a ‘bubble support person’ – these members of staff will help with photocopying, admin, collecting lunches from hall etc.
This will help to reduce movement around school.
Nursery and Reception children will have their temperature taken each morning with a digital thermometer and temperature above 37.8 or greater then child will be sent home.
Staggered timings & access to school
As you can appreciate, with the increased numbers of children and staff in school, this will change our approach to home learning.
The workload will shift towards classroom based teaching so they will not be able to spend as much time managing home learning.
The children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will no longer be provided with work via class Dojo. If you have made the decision not to return your child to school, please access our home learning page on our school website. Both BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy provide daily lessons. There is a tab on our school website under children, labelled 'Home Learning', here you will find additional resources to further support home learning.
The children in Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5 will continue to be provided with home learning resources by their teacher via Dojo; however there will be less content compared to before, as teachers will have less time to commit to this.
We hope we can see you all before too long as the world slowly shifts towards something approaching some sort of normality. We really do miss you all so much.
Take care everyone and stay safe.
The staff at South Parade.