At the beginning of September, schools in England re-opened their doors to welcome all children back to classrooms. We will keep parents updated with our plans, risk assessments and the latest guidance on this page so keep checking back.
Important Changes to Dismissal Arrangements - 7th September
We've looked at making sure all of our new systems work and that everyone is safe when they come onto the school site. We have looked especially carefully at what we had in place for collecting children and made some changes to improve social distancing and avoid congestion: * the gates will now be open for children to be collected between 3:10pm and 3:40pm so that parents do not all arrive at the same time. This works well in the mornings so we hope that it will work just as well at the end of the day * all children will remain in class until an adult is there to collect (unless children in Years 5 or 6 have been given permission to walk home alone) * a new one way system is now in place for collection times for Key Stage 2 parents (there are no changes to the one way system for Early Years and Key Stage 1)
Children (and parents) may be feeling a little bit worried about returning to school. To help, we have found some stories that might help with managing worries and anxieties.
The Invisible String
Mrs Baldwin has found a lovely story for children as they prepare for school in September which she would like to share with you. There are some lovely activities that go with the story which you can do at home as you start to think about children going back to school.
If children are feeling a little worried, we think they will enjoy hearing the story of the Worrysaurus told by some of the adults at school. This is the perfect book to help every anxious Worrysaurus let go of their fears and feel happy in the moment.
This is a reassuring and sensitive story for reading with children and sharing their hidden worries no matter how big or small they may be. Everyone worries about things from time to time, and it can be hard to stop. No matter how we're feeling, it always helps to talk. We hope you enjoy the story.