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RETURN TO SCHOOL KEY INFORMATION

As you will now be aware as of 1st June Worsbrough Common Primary School will reopen our doors to Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Six pupils.

Over the last two weeks we, as a school, have worked tirelessly to ensure we take every measure we can to keep our pupils as safe as possible. We have followed government guidelines to adapt our routines and procedures in school whilst ensuring that pupils happiness and transition back into school is still at the forefront of everything we do.

This aim of this document is to give you, as a parent or carer, real clarity and confidence in what the school day will look like for your child and a clear understanding of the measures we are taking to ensure their safety is given full priority.

What are we doing to keep all in school safe?

There will be a strict one way system in school for you to follow when you enter and exit the school grounds.

• Children have been split into smaller group sizes with a maximum of 15, it will be essential for safety for children to remain in these ‘bubbles’.

• The same staff member will be working in that bubble to avoid cross over of staff and pupils.

• Regular cleaning will take place throughout the day, teachers will also have their own cleaning supplies to wipe all surfaces/areas down when needed. There will be a deep clean of toilets at lunchtime.

• Staggered start/end times have been introduced along with different break and lunch time start times.

• Parents will be encouraged to enter and exit school grounds as swiftly as possibly while adhering to school distancing measures in place.

Parents will not enter the school building and passover of children will happen at their classrooms entrance. School reception will also be closed so contact will be done through phone. 01226 289989

• A number of medical stations have been set up around school to avoid children moving to different areas around school.

• Designated areas for different groups have been devised for playtimes and outdoor learning.

Early Years (NURSERY anD EYFS 2)

What do I need to know for my child?

On entry and exit to the school grounds a member of SLT will be available to help direct you, along with markings on the gates and footpaths.

Some areas of provision have been removed for hygiene purposes and those still in place will be cleaned at regular intervals. Some areas of provision have been adapted and relocated to allow for more social distancing.

Children in Foundation Stage will be split across four classrooms, and the entry point for your child has been sent out to you in a letter. Someone will be available on the morning to direct children to the right place.

Provision of the outdoors has been scheduled on a ‘rota style’ basis to avoid free flow of groups and ensure children continue to remain in their ‘bubble’.

Mrs Evans, Mrs Green, Mrs Gallear and Mrs Wright will continue to lead the learning of all EYFS children with some additional staff to facilitate smaller class sizes.

On Monday 1st June we will aim to make children aware in a child friendly manner of the ways they can keep themselves safe in school- hand washing regularly, avoiding physical contact, moving around safely.

Children are encouraged to bring minimal items to school with them, a coat and packed lunch (if they would like) are suggested. No stationary, books, PE kit or indoor shoes will be needed. Water will be provided so water bottles are not needed.

Expectations for school uniform will be relaxed but it is an expectation that children are wearing clean clothes every day and that clothes are washed before they are worn again.

Year 1

What do I need to know for my child?

On entry and exit to the school grounds a member of SLT will be available to help direct you, along with markings on the gates and footpaths.

Some classroom items have been removed for hygiene purposes and those still in place will be cleaned at regular intervals. Some areas for learning have been adapted and relocated to allow for more social distancing.

Children in Year One will be split across four classrooms, which are upstairs. Someone will be available on the morning to direct children to the right place. Miss Creamer, Mrs Chambers and Miss Wiggan will continue to lead the learning of all Y1 children with some additional staff to facilitate smaller class sizes.

On Monday 1st June we will aim to make children aware in a child friendly manner of the ways they can keep themselves safe in school- hand washing regularly, avoiding physical contact, moving around safely.

Children are encouraged to bring minimal items to school with them, a coat and packed lunch (if they would like) are suggested. No stationary, books, PE kit or indoor shoes will be needed. Water will be provided so water bottles are not needed.

Expectations for school uniform will be relaxed but it is an expectation that children are wearing clean clothes every day and that clothes are washed before they are worn again.

YEar 6

What do I need to know for my child?

On entry and exit to the school grounds a member of SLT will be available to help direct you, along with markings on the gates and footpaths.

Some classroom items have been removed for hygiene purposes and those still in place will be cleaned at regular intervals. Some areas for learning have been adapted and relocated to allow for more social distancing.

Children in Year Six will be split across three classrooms, the two Y3 classrooms and Mrs Bell's classroom. Someone will be available on the morning to direct children to the right place.

Mrs Bell and Miss Douglass will continue to lead the learning of all Y6 children with some additional support to facilitate smaller class sizes.

On Monday 1st June we will aim to make children aware in a child friendly manner of the ways they can keep themselves safe in school- hand washing regularly, avoiding physical contact, moving around safely.

Children are encouraged to bring minimal items to school with them, a coat and packed lunch (if they would like) are suggested. No stationary, books, PE kit or indoor shoes will be needed. Water will be provided so water bottles are not needed.

Expectations for school uniform will be relaxed but it is an expectation that children are wearing clean clothes every day and that clothes are washed before they are worn again.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time, I am sure you appreciate the school has had to take it’s time in ensuring that all possible measures have been taken to keep every child in school safe. We appreciate that this is an extremely difficult time for parents and we understand that you may have concerns and worries; quite rightly so. We hope that having communicated our plan for your child, and the school, to you in this way that this will help to alleviate some of those concerns.

Thank you again for your support in what has certainly been a challenging time for us all. In order to help us further with our plans we are asking those parents that do not intend to return their child to school to inform us at admin@wcpsedu.org

I hope this document finds you and your families well and I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again on Monday 1st June.

Kind Regards

Rebecca Paddock