Following the letter I sent out at the start of the week, I wanted to give you further information regarding the reopening of the school on Monday 29th June.
You will have all received a text outlining what day your child will be able to attend for the following weeks –
Week Beginning – Monday 29th June
Week Beginning – Monday 6th July
Week Beginning – Monday 13th July
We are waiting for confirmation regarding arrangements for the final week of term, which is week beginning Monday 20th July, where we hope to focus on transition for Year 6 pupils and for those who are attending our Reception class in September, as well as allowing opportunities for your child to meet next year’s teacher. I will endeavour to inform you of these arrangements as soon as I can and when I have received confirmation of Welsh Government’s plans for this week.
The start and finish times for each day will be as follows –
Reception & Year 3 pupils (8.45 am – 2.45 pm)
Year 1 & Year 4 pupils (9.00 am – 3.00 pm)
Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils (9.15 am – 3.15 pm)
PLEASE NOTE – If you have more than one child, then you will have been given one start and finish time for all your children. This is to make the situation more convenient for you, and ensures that parents aren’t having to wait around outside school both at the start and end of the day.
When you arrive at school, there will be a sign on the main gate asking you to queue along the fence going down the street. There will be rainbow pictures at 2 metre intervals along the fence to indicate where to stand so that you are observing social distancing in line with current government advice. There will be hand sanitiser available at the school gate and at places in the school where sinks aren’t easily accessed, but the guidance is to wash hands with soap and water as much as possible throughout the school day, and staff will support with this.
Pupils do not have to wear uniform, but can do if they wish and we ask that they wear trainers as they will be spending as much time as possible outdoors. Can you please ensure that they have had sun lotion applied and have a hat with them if it is a hot day, and we ask that they only bring with them their lunch box and water bottle. It would also be helpful if the items in your child’s lunch box don’t require an adult to assist in opening them.
We have followed the Welsh Government and Newport Council guidance regarding social distancing measures and changes to the environment of the school, but are also conscious that many children will be anxious at returning and so we want the experience to be as positive as possible.
Your child will be in a group of a maximum of 8 pupils with their class teacher and a teaching assistant, and they will be the only children and adults that they will come into direct contact with for the remainder of the term. The pupils who are in our childcare hub will not mix with the classes and remain as a separate group.
Please use the information booklet attached that will hopefully outline in more detail the arrangements, and hopefully help to assuage any concerns you or your child may have.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mr J. Llewellyn
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