Dear Parents/ Carers,
I hope are all keeping safe and well. As you are aware, we have started the phased return of our Year 6 and Year R children (with year 1 starting next week) and now feel that we are in a position to be able to open our doors to some of our Year 5 children from Wednesday 8th July on a part-time timetable – either a morning or afternoon slot Monday to Thursdays. Unfortunately, we do not have the classroom space or the staff to open for a longer school day due to the number of children we have returning to school in the next few weeks. Fridays will be used to deep clean the classrooms and for teachers to plan and prepare lessons. We need to ensure we can meet the needs and safeguard all children at all times with staffing numbers and social distancing measures. Now that so many children are returning to school, we only have space and available adults for 30 Year 5 children. As promised, we have been evaluating at the end of each week, our health and safety measures and the number of staff available to ensure that any return to school can be as safe as possible. Taking into account and following the Government guidelines, we will be:
If your child currently attends in a Key Worker bubble, they will have to either stay in that bubble OR attend in a Year 5 bubble. We are NOT able to mix them.
If you would like your child to return to school from Wednesday 8th July, please click on the link below and complete the Google Form. You are able to express a preference of a morning or afternoon slot. However, I cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfil your wish – this will depend on the number of families who sign up. We are still operating on a skeleton staff and so need to plan for enough adults to keep your children safe. Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 2nd July. Due to a limited number of places, they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We will also hold a waiting list. You will be told if you have a space by Friday 3rd July.
The Google Form will be open from 6pm today (Wednesday 1st July).
If you have been allocated a space, we will be in touch with you next week to let you know who your child’s teacher and TA will be and which slot you have been allocated along with drop off and collection points.
I would like to reiterate that the decision over your child returning at any time is 100% your choice and we will fully support your decision. The provision of online learning will continue for those children remaining at home.
Mrs L Wilson
(Deputy Head Teacher)