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The School Day

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Friday afternoon whole school closure

School will close after lunch on Friday every week. Each year group has a specific leaving time and it is important that you are on time to pick up your child to avoid overcrowding. If you have children in different year groups you will need to collect each child at the given time and wait outside the school grounds - away from the exit gates to avoid overcrowding. School will be thoroughly cleaned on Friday afternoon in preparation for the coming week, and teachers and support staff will use this time to plan and prepare. 

Learning will be done at home on Friday afternoons. Children will have French and music lessons to take part in online, via Google Classroom. More information on these will be shared with parents in the first two weeks.

Playtime / Lunchtime

Playtimes will be staggered to reduce the mixing of classes in the playground. Children will be given plenty of opportunities to exercise outside. 

  • Children will be supervised as normal in the playground. 

  • Lunch will be eaten in class and rubbish will be disposed of in class. 

  • Children will use their own water bottles,  which must be taken home everyday and cleaned thoroughly before being brought back to school the next day. If your child does not have a bottle the school will provide one which you can then reuse.

  • All children will receive a school lunch and a packed lunch will only be allowed where a child has severe allergies or specific dietary requirements. This is to ensure the risk of spreading the virus is kept at a minimum. If a child brings in his / her own lunch, the lunch box / container must be disinfected daily.   

  • Limited toys and playground equipment will be available during break to avoid the risk of infection. 

Hygiene and cleaning

Maintaining high standards of cleaning and hygiene is essential in preventing the spread of coronavirus. The school has a detailed cleaning plan, which ensures frequent cleaning of resources, furniture, surfaces, handrails and door handles amongst many other items. All pupils and staff will be expected to wash their hands frequently; please make sure your child knows how to do this following government guidance before they return to school. The school has a good supply of cleaning materials, which will be locked securely in every classroom. The school also has appropriate protective covering for staff and visitors.

Your child must wear a school uniform and this should be washed at least 3 times a week. This reduces the risk of coronavirus being brought in from home to school, and being taken into the home from school.

PE kit should be worn to school on your child's day for PE. Children cannot get changed at school. PE days are:

Year 1 Thursday Year 2 Wednesday Year 3 Thursday
Year 4 Wednesday Year 5 Tuesday Year 6 Monday

What should my child bring to school?

Your child should not bring anything to school other than a labelled water bottle (if you do not have one, school will provide one on the first day back) and a book bag for reading books every Friday. Please send your child in wearing their PE kit on the days when they have PE lessons (we will let you know when these will be.) School will provide a stationery set for each individual child, which they will keep in a labelled bag - these resources will not be shared. Your child will be able to take a reading book home from school which will be changed weekly; when books are returned to school they will be cleaned and ‘quarantined’. 

How can I contact my child's teacher?

As our drop off and collection times are now very strictly limited, teachers are not able to chat with parents at the start or end of the day, and we cannot have visitors into the school, including parents. However we are always happy for you to call the school office and make an appointment to speak with your child's teacher over the phone. This protocol explains how this will work.

What is a bubble?

 

To keep the children and staff safe and mininmise the risk of infection we are working in extended 'bubbles'. Each bubble has designated staff who work only with that bubble. Bubbles are kept separate throughout the school day, including at drop off and collection times. Here are our bubbles:

Bubble Teaching Staff Senior Leader
Nursery Ms Ashraf, Ms Mohamed Ms Ashraf
Reception Miss Spurrs, Miss Khan, Ms Pervin Ms Ashraf
Year 1 Miss Bhardwaj, Miss Mohamed Mrs Harney
Year 2

Mr Sardar, Miss Staines

Ms Woolley
Year 3 Ms Patel, Mrs Gasca, Miss Skinner Ms Gwiazda-Cushen (Ms Anya)
Year 4 Miss Ryan / Miss Bulbulia, Mr Derbyshire Miss Ryan
Year 5 Mrs Sheikh, Ms Antony Miss Sheth
Year 6 Miss Omar, Ms Ahmed Mr Jacob, Ms Robinson

 

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