Arrangements for the rest of the term

19th June 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Dear parents & carers,
As you may be aware, the Government no longer expects that all primary aged children will be invited back to school before the summer holidays, and has given us the flexibility to offer whatever time in school that we can, given our available space and staff, whilst still keeping everyone as safe as possible. We are very keen that as many children as possible spend some time in school before the summer to support their transition into their new class, as well as to help with their wellbeing and as part of our safeguarding procedures.
In order to do this whilst still following Government guidelines:
• We will maintain our current arrangements (subject to staff availability etc.) until Friday 10th July.
• School will be closed on Monday 13th July to all pupils, to allow for 72 hours between the old and new arrangements, deep cleaning and classroom preparation; there will be no Key Worker provision on this day.
• From Tuesday 14th July, we will invite all children from the current Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 into school for two days each: either Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th July, or Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July (we will aim to keep siblings on the same two days if possible).
• We hope to be able to offer one day each for the current Year 6 pupils on either Tuesday 14th or Wednesday 15th July, with the class split in half, although this is subject to staff availability. • There will be no transition days for the current Nursery children who are moving into Reception or staying in Nursery; however, we will maintain our current Nursery ‘bubbles’ for the four days that we are open that week, including moving the Nursery age children in Key Worker Group 2 into Nursery Group 2.
• There will be no Breakfast Club, LAST or separate groups for Key Workers during this week.
We will apply as many of our current arrangements as possible: for example, there will be no more than 15 children in each class on each pair of days, with staff only working in that class; and children who have already been in school will stay in their current groups. This will be a chance for every child (whose parents are happy that they come to school) to see their friends and prepare for September; as much as possible, this will be with their new teacher(s) and teaching assistant(s), although this is also subject to staff availability.
If you have any questions about these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are excited to be able to welcome all of our children back into school for a short time before the summer holidays.
Yours sincerely,
Mr D Perkins Headteacher