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Welcome Back – September 2021

I hope the summer treated you well and you managed to get away (at least in your head!) for a while. Whilst staff and pupils prepare for a return to ‘normality’ it is important to remember that we are still within a pandemic.

This blog post will just outline some of the Covid-19 measures we are talking as we prepare for the children to return on Thursday.

The website page with links has been updated – and can be found here. Current government advice carries recommendations for schools to help mitigate risks – but gives us no direct measures that we must follow. As such, and with help from our Health and Safety partners we have a comprehensive risk assessment which has a common-sense approach to what is possible within our school community.

Some measures in place include:

  • minimising visitors into school (parents will only come on site with an appointment, for example)
  • Ensuring adequate ventilation as far as possible
  • An outbreak management plan to ensure that we are prepared in the event of an ‘outbreak’ (Defined as five cases which are likely to have mixed closely)
  • Maintaining hygiene for staff and pupils – including regular surface cleaning and the washing of hands
  • Regular testing for staff

However, it is not all about the pandemic!

There is much to look forward to this year – we welcome Miss Raymode into Class 1 – who will be teaching alongside Mrs Grayson this year. We also have the pantomime to look forward to – Humpty Dumpty – December 2nd!

PE

Class 1 and Class 2 – PE days are Monday and Wednesday

Class 3 and Class 4 – PE Days are Tuesday and Thursdsay

Children need to be in PE Kit on these days.

Dates for your diary

The Parent Google Calendar can be found here

‘How we use phonics to teach reading and writing’ – Tuesday 14th September – 9am – Parent Session for Class 1 and Class 2 parents.

‘How we use Google Classroom and Google Apps’ – Tuesday 21st September – Parent Session – mainly for Class 3 parents (or Year 3) – but anyone can come along if they want a refresher.