Dear Parents,

We continue to review our implementation of a phased reopening of the school. We have now been able to offer all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 a place by invitation. In line with government guidance we are now in a position, based on the number of those children in the above year groups that have returned, to invite some pupils from other year groups into school.

If your child is going to be invited into school, you will receive a phone call from Mrs Manton, our Family Liaison Officer, who will give you more details about your child’s return.

From Monday 29 June, children who are invited back will work within their own class bubbles with their own class teacher. We will still retain a care provision bubble for key workers’ children.

As I am sure you are aware, the Government have acknowledged that children cannot social distance, however, we have clear principles underpinning the wider opening of this school as we continue a transition towards September when the Government currently want all children to return.

Hygiene remains of paramount importance and the staff will ensure that children frequently wash their hands at relevant times throughout the day. We will continue with the principle of ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ and staff will continue to wear PPE when appropriate, for example, when giving first aid. Children will continue to use resources that can be thoroughly cleaned after use.

Importantly the bubbles will be self-contained and will not be broken. Each bubble will continue to have its own timetable for starting and finishing school, and for breaks and lunches.

The adults in school will be mindful of their interactions with children and will maintain distance both in the classroom and outside.

Please see below the new school times for children who have been invited back:

Reception – 9.30am – 2.35pm

Year 1 – 9.20am – 2.45pm

Invited pupils in Year 3 – 9.10am – 2.55pm

Invited pupils in Year 4 – 9.10am – 2.55pm

Invited pupils in Year 5/6– 8.50am – 3.05pm

Care Provision Bubble – 9am – 3.15pm

We would like to remind you that the school will continues to close each Friday at the following times so that the teachers are able to have their planning and preparation times:

Reception – 12.30pm

Year 1 – 12.40pm

Invited pupils in Year 3 – 12.50pm

Invited pupils in Year 4 – 12.50pm

Invited pupils in Year 5/6 – 1pm

Care Provision Bubble – 3.15pm

I thank you for your continued support and hope that you remain safe.

Yours sincerely,

John Dexter

Executive Headteacher

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