Thank you to pupils, parents and staff for all your ongoing understanding, support and continued hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and school closure Jan 21.
This has been very much appreciated and has ensured Milefield Primary continues to support all pupils, whether in school or at home, to learn, progress and thrive.
The COVID outbreak certainly continues to test us all in many different ways and I continue to wish that you, your families and friends are keeping safe and well at such a challenging time. - Mrs Trickett
As of the 5th January 2021, Milefield Primary will be closed to all pupils with the exception of those deemed vulnerable or for children of critical workers.
As a school, I would like to assure you that the safety and well-being of all our pupils, parents and staff is our priority. We will continue to work tirelessly, throughout the school closure, to ensure every measure and strategy is in place to support and keep everyone as safe as possible.
We have followed government guidelines to adapt teaching, routines and school procedures whilst ensuring that pupil’s welfare and education remains at the the forefront of everything we do.
I know I can rely on the support of both parents and staff to ensure that these new ways of working and systems continue to support pupils so they feel confident and secure to progress and learn.
Thank you- Mrs Trickett
In order to keep pupils, parents & staff as safe as possible we will be using the following times for dropping off and collection:
- FS1 am session 8.40am - 11.40am
- FS1 pm session 12.30pm – 3.30pm
- FS2 8.45am – 3.10pm
- Year 1 8.45am – 3.10pm
- Year 2 8.45am – 3.10pm
- Year 3 8.50am – 3.15pm
- Year 4 8.50am – 3.15pm
- Year 5 8.50am – 3.15pm
- Year 6 8.50am – 3.15pm
With some classes using the same entrances/exit points, it is important that parents and pupils stick to the assigned drop off and collection times.
Adult or child showing symptoms...
The following protocol has been implemented:
- Pupil to be taken to COVID isolation area.
- Escorting adult to wear face mask and supervise at distance.
- Office/SLT will be informed.
- Where appropriate, Public Health and the Local Authority will be informed and advice followed.
- Parent/family member collecting child will be advised about self-isolation and testing.
- Deep cleaning of bubble and isolation area will be conducted.
SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCES
Areas for learning have been adapted to support social distancing. Classroom layouts have been adapted in line with Government guidelines.
Outdoor spaces have been scheduled on a ‘rota style’ basis to avoid free flow of groups and ensure children continue to remain in their key worker bubbles.
Pupils are asked to bring essential items to school only e.g. coat, medical items (inhalers etc. -prescribed only) and packed lunch (as required). All children in school have a school water bottle.
The following has been implemented to reduce risks and ensure safety...
- Table/seating arrangements will be forward facing.
- Pathways around classrooms, entrances/exits and sink areas will be kept clear at all times.
- All excess/unnecessary furnishings, particularly soft furnishings have been removed.
- Pupil access to resources will be limited and pupils will have their own set of equipment/resources.
- Pupils will store coats in cloakrooms. Staff will monitor number of pupils accessing cloakrooms at any one time.
- All pupils will be provided with a school water bottle (September) which should be kept on/under desks.
- Tables/surfaces will be kept tidy and cleared at the end of each day to ensure surfaces can be easily cleaned.
- Inhalers/medication must be signed for and brought into school via main office. Only vital medication must be brought in and a doctor’s prescription must be printed on the item.
- A number of medical stations have been set up around school to avoid children moving to different areas around school.
- The school has devised a number of areas to act as staffrooms to ensure staff working within different bubbles have limited contact with each other.
Key Dates: Spring Term 2020-21
- January 2021- Big School Bird Watch
- Friday 29th January- Sunday 31st January- Big Garden Bird Watch
- Monday 1st February- Children's Mental Health Week
- Monday 8th February- Safer Internet Week
- Thursday 4th March- World Book Day
- Wednesday 10th March- Milefield's Got Talent Auditions
- Thursday 11th March- EYFS Parent Meetings
- Friday 12th March- Comic Relief
- Monday 15th March- National Science Week
- Monday 15th March- KS1 Parent Meetings
- Tuesday 16th March- LKS2 Parent Meetings
- Wednesday 17th March- UKS2 Parent Meetings
- Thursday 18th March- Milefield's Got Talent
- Monday 29th March- Friday 12th April- Easter Holidays
Virtual coffee mornings and parent workshops will be organised throughout the Spring Term- please watch out for notifications.
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