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Return to School Key Information SepTember 2020

As you will now be aware as of 2nd September Whiston Worrygoose will reopen our doors to all our learners.

Over the last few 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 will remain largely in their year group classes (bubbles)

• The same staff members will be working in that bubble to avoid cross over of staff and pupils where possible

• Regular cleaning will take place throughout the day, teachers will also have their own cleaning supplies to wipe all surfaces/areas down when needed.

• Two 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.

• Hand sanitizer 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 (FS1 and FS2)

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.

Provision of the outdoors will remain in place and we intend to use outdoors as much as possible

Mrs Hill, Miss Yeardley, and Miss Barrett will continue to lead the learning of all EYFS children

On Tuesday 2nd September 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.

We have notified all new starters of both your individual school start dates and plans for our induction days in August.

Children should wear school uniform as normal.

Year 1 - 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 to allow for more social distancing.

Children will be taught by class teachers and remain with their class throughout the day. Occasionally, we may use additional staff for intervention groups or specialist lessons such as music but where this is the occasion these adults will try and socially distance themselves as far as possible

From Tuesday 2nd September 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 should wear school uniform as usual