This year has been a challenging one for everyone but I would like to say a massive thank you for your ongoing support and understanding throughout. We are excited to welcome the children back in September and looking forward to the coming school year.

I thought it important to write to you all to outline some of the things we will be planning to do in September. We are hoping to return to a near normal school day with some tweaks to what is expected and what we do in school.

 

Start and finish times

Due to government advice and the potential reintroduction of bubbles and staggered start times we have decided to continue with staggered entrance times to help keep us all safe.

Year group

Entrance/Exit gate

Drop off time

Collection time

Reception

Main gate  (car park entrance)

9.00am

3.15pm

Year 1

Top gate (road)

9.00am

3.15pm

Year 2

Burn gate (field)

9.00am

3.15pm

Year 3

Main gate (car park entrance)

8.45am

3.15pm

Year 4

Burn gate (field)

8.45am

3.15pm

Year 5

Burn gate (field)

8.30am

3.15pm

Year 6

Main gate (car park entrance)

8.30am

3.15pm

 

RECEPTION PARENTS – please stick to your staggered start times for the first week

Siblings can arrive at the earliest start time and go to their class through the main entrance.

All children finish at 3.15pm and should be collected from their classroom yard exits. All 3 gates will be opened from 3.10pm (please don’t arrive early to avoid congregation) on entering the school to collect your child use the same gate that you used for morning drop off. If you have more than one child to collect, please collect the youngest child first.

 

Uniform

We will be expecting full school uniform from September but we have changed our uniform policy to make it more accessible, more affordable and comfortable for the children (please see the school website for details).

Children have to be in school uniform every day and are no longer coming into school wearing PE kits. They should have a PE kit in school.

School shoes can remain as trainers but they need to be plain black with no fancy designs or logo’s (a Nike tick or similar is acceptable), this is easier for children at playtime and taking part in the daily mile.

 

Other Key Information

Breakfast club will start on Wednesday 8th September at 8am. Breakfast club will now be in the hall so please make sure children come to the main entrance. Parent pay will need to be booked through the parent pay website.

After school clubs will be up and running in week 2 a list of clubs available will be sent out to you soon.

 

Hand hygiene

We will continue to ask children to wash hands regularly and will continue to provide hand sanitizer; the children and staff have got into good habits so we want this to continue through the winter months to reduce the risk of any viruses spreading.

 

Face coverings

Staff and adults, including family members are not required to wear a face mask on site.

I hope this clarifies the arrangements for September. If you have any questions, please get in touch

Enjoy the rest of the summer break and we will see you all very soon.

 

Thank you

Linsey Garr

Head teacher