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Letter to Year R Parents

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 children and now feel that we are in a position to be able to open our doors to our Reception children from Tuesday 30th June 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 for the following week as well as provide online learning resources. We need to ensure we can meet the needs and safeguard all children at all times with staffing numbers and social distancing measures.


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:

  • Enforcing the 2m social distancing rule with the children as much as possible.
  • The children will be in a class with up to 9 other children.
  • To minimise the threat of the virus spreading, the children will not be able to socialise with other children from different groups but will remain within their ‘group’ for the duration of their time at school.
  • The children will have their own set of resources to be used
  • The children will not necessarily be with their usual class teacher. We will be using all available Cliftonville staff to lead the classes of children. We will be using the year R classrooms but your child may not be in their usual classroom depending on numbers of children.
  • Arrival and departure from school will be staggered to avoid too many children arriving and leaving at one time.
  • Children will be expected to wear a set of clothes every day to minimise contamination. This does not have to be school uniform but must be appropriate for school and be easy for children to take off when using the toilet.
  • Children will only need to bring a water bottle and sun hat to school.
  • One to one support will not be possible.
  • Parents/ carers will not be allowed into the school. All communication will need to be via telephone or email.
  • Children will need to be dropped off and collected by an adult at the end of their session.

If you would like your child to return to school from Tuesday 30th June, 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. If you do not sign up by Friday 19th June, we will not be able to guarantee your child a space.


If you would like your child to return to school and have completed the Google Form, 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. Additional information to support your children in returning to school will also be available on our school website from Thursday 25th June.


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.


Yours Sincerely

Mrs L Wilson

(Deputy Head Teacher and Early Years Leader)