As we approach the half-term holiday, we have been reviewing our risk assessment in light of the most recent government and local authority coronavirus guidance. I am pleased to be able to let you know that we are aiming to return to some semblance of normality, once again, after the half-term break. Please note the following points:
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
The drop-off and pick-up arrangements will return to the way they were in the autumn term. All children are to arrive at school between 8:45am and 8:55am, entering via the side gate. We request that parents of children in Classes 3 and 4 leave their children at the pedestrian gate in order to reduce congestion on site. Class teachers will be waiting to greet the children and they will filter directly into classrooms to wash their hands. At the end of the day, the side gate will be opened at 3:15pm and parents will be able to walk round to the playground at the rear of building and collect their children directly from their classrooms. If more than one child is being collected, please collect the younger child/children first.
MIXING AND ‘BUBBLES’
It will no longer be necessary to keep the children in consistent groups (‘bubbles’). This means that children from different classes can play together at playtimes and there will be no need for staggered lunchtimes. We will also be able to return to having whole school assemblies once again.
We will ensure that the following control measures continue to be in place:
- Ensuring good hygiene for everyone.
- Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes.
- Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated.
- Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
PE lessons for next half term will be as follows:
- Class 1 – Wednesday and Friday
- Class 2 – Monday and Friday
- Class 3 – Monday and Friday
- Class 4 – Monday (swimming) and Friday
School will close for the half-term holiday today (Friday 18 February 2022) at 3.15pm. We return on Monday 28 February 2022.
Take care and stay safe.
Mr Kirtley (Headteacher)