Dear Parents/ Carers
We hope you and your families continue to keep well and are adapting to the changes as we start to move out of lock down.
The wider opening of school
Routines in school regularly change as we respond to Government announcements and try to ensure that we work within the DfE guidance and adapt to the particular needs of our school community.
As such, we have welcomed back groups of reception children this week and they are learning and playing within their own small reception bubbles in all of the downstairs classrooms. (There are photographs of the classrooms and the zoned playground in the COVID-19 section of our website.)
Staff are also working hard to meet the needs of the changing groups of vulnerable children and children of key workers. We currently have seven ‘key worker bubbles’ in the upstairs classrooms and the vast majority of these groups and rooms are now full.
This leaves two available classrooms to respond to the wider opening of school to year 1 and then year 6 children. Further information about this will be sent home to parents over the next week.
We continue to be impressed with the dialogue and examples of children’s work that are being shared on J2E, and want to thank you for your ongoing support.
Home learning plans for next week can be found in the Children section of our website.
The NSPCC have produced up to date information for parents on how to talk to their children about online safety. The link below provides guidance on parental controls as well as advice on online games and video apps.
Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 children
We recognise that the Government’s announcement this week about schools is disappointing for many families.
We look forward to hearing further announcements so that we can begin to plan for September. As yet we have not received any additional information –we usually only hear the information at the same time as you during the Coronavirus briefings- but please be assured that we will continue to work hard and remain flexible, to try to respond to the scientific research and guidance when it becomes available.
We will continue to share information through regular emails to parents and on our website, to keep you up to date with school plans and to signpost relevant local news.
The term dates for the next academic year are attached to this email and are also available on our website.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
With best wishes