Good morning all,
I hope you have all been keeping well in what has been a very hot week!
I feel I need to give some clarity on our in school provision as it currently stands:
EYFS are in 4 days a week from Monday till the end of term.
Keyworkers are in on their allocated days - these bubbles are pretty much at capacity now so a reminder to KWs to stick to their days.
Year 1 and 6 will continue with their rota system.
We cannot accommodate any more year groups or offer more weeks. This is largely due to shared spaces and staffing. I have utilised every member of staff in a bubble with some staff playing multiple roles.
Although we would love more children in we physically do not have the capacity.
From September we are planning a full return (with a plan A and B and C of course).
School will reopen on Thursday 3rd September where children will spend time with their current class teacher and do a 'transition' on the Friday to meet their new teacher. Children will then start with their new teacher properly on the Monday 7th. This will also be the day we welcome in our new EYFS children.
There is currently an expectation that all children will be in school on this date and our usual attendance policy will resume at this time.
This all of course depends on no changes in government advice over the summer.
We will be informing parents of their children's new class teacher before the end of term as usual.
There will be no end of year reports this year for obvious reasons.
I am aware that lots of children have been squirreling away with their home learning and that many parents have found a new talent for teaching (winking emoji should be inserted here!). As mentioned at the very start of this process we will ask children to bring in the completed work and any other evidence collected so that we can recognise and appreciate what they have done. I know that some parents are very keen for us to celebrate all the work and we wholeheartedly agree with this.
I will ask parents to drop this work either at the end of term or bring in September if some children are still working through the set tasks. The teachers will then be able to see the progress the children have made and use this to support planning for gaps in September and beyond. We will also baseline all the children in September as we know that with the best will in the world children may have had difficulty making the appropriate progress during this tricky time.
As mentioned above from September there is an expectation that children will be in school as usual. this also applies to holidays with the usual exceptional circumstances evidence required. Term time dates and INSET days are on the calendar and also under term time dates. Please check these if you are planning to book holidays.
As mentioned in a text earlier this week we are looking to provide holiday club over the summer if this is needed. This will be a usual paid provision-prices can be found under the parent's tab in WRAP section.
To help us with our planning please respond to the questionnaire under the parent's tab if you will require a place.
I have posted some water safety assemblies in my updates section this week and the next chapters of Fantastic Mr Fox are now on. I will be uploading the REACH assembly later.
As always I have been so very proud of how our school community has been so positive and supportive at this time and I also need to thank here all the staff who have worked positively and enthusiastically under these new conditions. I know from the messages I receive that you have appreciated this too.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.