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Return to School Key Information June 2020

As you will now be aware as of 1st June Whiston Worrygoose 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 members 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.

• 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.

Children in Foundation Stage will be split across 3 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 Hill, Miss Yeardley, and Miss Sykes 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(or a pre ordered 'grab a bag') are suggested. No stationary, books, PE kit or indoor shoes will be needed. Water will be provided so water bottles are also not needed.

Children should wear school uniform as normal

Year 1 and 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 in Year One will be split across two classrooms. Someone will be available on the morning to direct children to the right place. Miss Barrett, Mrs Gadala, Miss Angell and Miss Castledine will 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 (or pre-ordered 'grab a bags') are suggested. No stationary, books, PE kit or indoor shoes will be needed. Water will be provided so water bottles are also not needed.

Children should wear school uniform as usual