In order to support our cleaning process we will be closing school as previously advised, on a Wednesday afternoon (timings vary to reduce traffic on the playground and around school). We also ask that if you have two or more children attending school in different year groups, you bring both children at the latest start time and collect at the earliest pick up time. This is to ensure that cleaners have access to classrooms at their scheduled time.
I previously communicated that we would be serving packed lunches to be eaten in classrooms. Our catering provider has now broadened their offer which can be viewed HERE
Meals will be served in disposable packaging. Packed lunches coming in from home must also be in disposable packaging. Sandwiches boxes and bags are not permitted.
All children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to a free school lunch under the universal free school meals offer. A number of children across school will be entitled to free school meals if their parent/s are in receipt of certain benefits. Therefore children attending education from Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 will be served a school meal (unless parents choose otherwise). Children attending education in Years 3 – 6, who are entitled to free school meals will also be served a lunch. Children who are not entitled to either universal free school meals or free school meals (benefits related), may purchase a lunch via ParentPay. All children can bring in their own packed lunch should they prefer.
Children who are entitled to a free school meals (benefits related only), who are not in attendance in education or childcare are still entitled to collect a food hamper on a Monday. As we are having less and less people coming to collect these hampers, we decided and communicated a few weeks ago that parents should call the school office to order their hamper by 3pm on a Wednesday, for collection the following Monday. Collection will be via WASPS gate, from the kitchen door.
Further information about the return to school
We are hoping to be spending lots of time outdoors. When in classrooms the windows and doors will remain open where possible to ensure good ventilation. It could therefore be hot and sunny outside, but fairly cool inside the classroom. Please provide your child with suitable layers. Children should come in clean clothes daily. This does not include their coat. Children may bring a sun hat which will be left under their desk when inside. Parents should ensure that children have had sun cream applied before coming to school. Should parents wish to send their child with a bottle of sun cream, this will remain under the child’s desk and the child should be able to apply this themselves. Staff are not permitted to apply sun cream. Children should also bring a water bottle which can be refilled in the classroom during the day.
Please respect our request and do not bring ANY other personal belongings from home to school. We are trying to limit the number of surfaces that the virus could be present on in order to keep your child safe.
Celebration assembly will take place on a Friday at 13:45 via Zoom. We will be awarding a school learner of the week and home learner of the week for each bubble/ year group. Thank you to all parents who have supplied their email address. We will send you a link to celebration assembly which can be used every week should you wish to attend from home. Children learning at home will also be welcome to attend. Bubble leaders will send a text out on a Wednesday if your child is going to be highlighted for an award. Unfortunately we will not be able to send certificates home during this time.
If your child is returning to school on Monday, they should return with their reading books from school. Children’s own books from home will not be allowed to be brought into school. We have a safe system for changing reading books in school where the books will be quarantined for one week before another child can select that book.
‘Schools & colleges should use their best endeavours to support pupils attending as well as those remaining at home’. Department for Education
Mrs L Roberts
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Such a fantastic feeling this morning when we opened our gates to more children. It was so lovely to hear so many kind words from parents.
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