Dear Parents and Carers,
Hope you are all safe and well and looking forward to the return of some kind of normality which seems to be positively appearing across the horizon.
I would like to begin by saying a huge thank you to our children in Year 6 and Year 1 who have returned to school over the last few weeks. It has been so lovely hearing their laughter and excitement in class as they learn alongside their peers. They have adjusted magnificently to our social distancing and health and safety producers. Parents and carers to also be commended for lining up beautifully each morning and demonstrating high levels of confidence and resilience.
Through teacher phone calls, those parents and carers with children in Year 5 will already be aware that their children can return to school on Monday 29th June. Similarly, Year 4 parents and carers will also be receiving individual phone calls next week and their date of return is scheduled for Monday 6th July.
School will open for Year 5 children on Monday 29th June
School will start at 9:30 a.m. to allow a controlled and staggered arrival with key worker children and other year groups already attending school. Following the same reasoning school will finish at 2:15 p.m. School will close at midday on Friday afternoon to enable teachers to have their PPA time.
School will open for Year 4 children on Monday 6th July
School will start at 9:45 a.m. to allow a controlled and staggered arrival with key worker children and other year groups already attending school. Following the same reasoning school will finish at 2.45 p.m. School will close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon to enable teachers to have their PPA time.
Arrangements for key worker children and other vulnerable groups will remain exactly the same.
For all children the following measures will be put in place:
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you require any further clarification or information. Referring to Boris Johnson’s update last night, it would appear that it could only become statutory for all children to return to school in September at the onset of the new academic year. As much as we would love to have as many children as safely possible returning to school before the end of July, any decision you make will be fully supported 100%. It is not yet compulsory to send your children back to school.
Seems like we are going to be treated to some wonderful weather over the next few days so please enjoy it safely with your families,
Mrs Victoria Hartford