As our pupils return to school, you will notice that there are a number of differences to how we are working. The safety of our children and quality learning are our highest priorities.
What to expect when you come into school
Entry and exit of school will be a bit different. You may enter through different doors and at slightly different times.
When you come to school, you should wear:
- School t-shirt and sweater
- You do not need to wear school trousers or skirt. Instead you can wear jogging bottoms, leggings or shorts which are grey, black or dark colours as you will not be changing for PE.
- Trainers will be comfortable to wear and you can use these for PE at the moment too.
Make sure that you wear clean clothes every day to help stop the risk of infection.
Please bring in the following items in on your first day, to be kept in school
- A full change of clothes (in case of accidents) in a named bag
- Sun cream and a hat – clearly named as you are likely to be spending more time outdoors
- You can bring hand moisturiser if you like as you will be washing your hands regularly – make sure that it is clearly named.
Please bring daily
- a water bottle which must also be clearly named.
- If you bring a packed lunch, please bring it in a disposable bag which can then be put in the bin after use.
You MUST NOT bring in anything else.
This includes bags, toys, footballs, stationery, chickens, dogs or even dinosaurs!
I am sorry but we need to limit any items going between home and school. For this reason, reading books will not be sent home.
Your classrooms and the spaces in school will look different and you will be working in smaller groups.
You may do activities and take breaks at different times or even enjoy them in different places but don’t worry, you can still have fun.
You may work with different adults but remember they are there to help and if you are worried, just chat to one of them.
Remember to stay safe and keep your distance.
All of your teachers are posting work on Classdojo so that you can stay connected with your class and keep up to date with your learning. They post work daily through term times.
You can message your teacher directly if you have any problems with the work, how you are feeling or just want to send them a message.
How much work should I be doing?
For early years and Key Stage 1
There are daily phonics and maths activities, which are often practical and can be adapted in your home environment. There are also activities linked to your topic – try to complete these 2 or 3 times per week.
There are activities for you and your families to help keep you safe online and help your wellbeing too.
Key Stage 2
There are daily English and Maths activities that support our mastery approach to learning. There are topic/ science/ creative learning activities too which should be completed at least two or three times each week.
Daily reading and tables work help improve your basic skills and don’t forget that there are activities to help keep you safe online and help your wellbeing too.