Where will I drop off/collect?
There is a one-way system in place to avoid gatherings of parents/carers and children. Parents/carers walk into the premises via the vehicle entrance and through the car park, at their allocated time (not earlier). Each year group has their own gazebo, spaced away from other year groups. Parents/carers will escort their child to their gazebo and then exit the premises via the pedestrian path. We go in reverse for collection.
There is a useful diagram showing this in the information pack. It also shows where each year group’s gazebo is.
What do I do if I have 2 children who have different drop off/collection times?
We don’t expect you to drop off or collect more than once! Please use the earliest drop off and latest collection time. The staff will be waiting in each gazebo from 8.40am so children can wait with them. Children cannot wait in the gazebo of their sibling.
What does my child need to wear?
Children will return to school in school uniform, wearing trainers rather than school shoes. It is so that children take part in as much physical exercise as possible without changing.
What does my child need to bring?
We ask that no bags are brought into school at all, other than packed lunches. PE kits will only be required on your child’s specified PE day – you will be notified of this at the beginning of each half-term.
What will happen at lunchtime?
Children will eat their lunch in the hall, in separate Key Stage sittings, to avoid mixing year groups as much as possible. We would ask that you pay for dinner money online (details on the school website) to avoid the administration team handling cash.
Can I come into school?
As far as possible parents/carers will not be able to enter the school building. ALL children will need to be dropped off/collected from their designated zone (gazebo). We cannot accommodate drop offs or pick-ups at the main school reception. With the one-way system, it will be important that we keep the ‘flow’ of people going so long conversations with staff at this point in the day will not be possible as it may create bottle necks. We do know that you may be anxious, however, so please ring or e-mail if you need to talk to a member of staff and we will get straight back to you and help in any way we can.
What happens if my child has to isolate?
If your child is well enough to complete school work, then children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will be able to use Showbie to access phonics and Maths work remotely. All pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 can remotely access their daily Maths, English and Guided Reading lessons from Showbie. Please use your child’s log in details to access their work (if you have forgotten, please contact their class teacher). If applicable, work will be marked online by the class teacher.
Please be assured that we would never underestimate the support that our whole school community will need during these unprecedented times and a return to school. Ensuring that our children are happy, safe and settled is always our highest priority.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or a member of the team.