Returning to School September 2020
SCHOOL IS OPEN fully september 2020. Your child must return to school.
Click here to see the Risk assessment for returning to school.
Guide for Parents to support you bringing your child back to school.
What will school look like in September
All children are expected to be back to school in September
We have been working hard to ensure we have followed government guidance so that all plans are in place for our full return. Government Guidelines
We have worked hard to ensure:
- Everyone returns safely and we meet all COVI19 standards.
- That families are happy to be back in school and that we support all families and children where needed
- Learning continues to be of a high standard and ensures that we close any gaps
There has been a lot of work done to ensure that all of this is in place ready for September.
Your child will return to their current teacher, in their current classroom.
Children will return in year group bubbles. This means they will only be able to mix with the children in their year group.
They will spend 4 weeks with their current teacher. The children will move up to their new year group on Monday 5th October. In September, you will be sent the name of your child/ren’s new class and teacher. You will be given a chance on the week of the 28th September to say goodbye and thank your child’s current class teacher and meet their new teacher.
Children must wear full school uniform. Please ensure you have the correct uniform with school logos, correct colours and black shoes.
Pick up and drop off times
There will be staggered entry and pick up times to keep everyone safe.
Parents will be welcomed on to the site to drop their child off and then will leave from the other school gate going out towards Broadwalk. You will need to respect this new system. Please ensure that you do not stay on the school site to talk to other parents or staff.
Parents must be on time to collect their child at the end of the day. Late pick up will not be tolerated and parents will be fined.
Breakfast club and after school clubs
We will still be providing a breakfast club for parents who need this facility. Year groups will be kept separately within the club to ensure they are not mixing with other children from other year groups. Breakfast club will run from 8:00am- 9:00am
There will not be any after school clubs running in the autumn term. This will be reviewed during the term. This is to ensure children remain safe and do not mix with other children outside of their year group.
What do I do if my child is unwell?
If your child is unwell you must let the office know.
Do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms of COVID19:
- Dry cough
- loss of smell and taste or
- a temperature
If your child is unwell in school, they will be sent home.
Your child can have a hot lunch if they would like. Hot lunches are free for all children from Reception to Year Two (Rec, Year1, Year 2). Parents who have children in Key stage Two (Year 3, 4, 5, 6) will need to pay for their lunch unless you are entitled to a free school meal. If you are not sure, please call the school office and they will be able to help you. Children will have their lunch as normal but they will only eat with their year group, not their phase.
What will learning look like?
Learning will continue to be of a high stanadrd. Learning will continue to be back to normal however, children will have time each week to use the Google classroom to complete various activities.This is to ensure they continue to be confident using it in case of a local lockdown or self ioslation. We will also be using the Google classroom for homework.
There will be a video placed on our website in August for you to see more information about returning to school. Please take a look.
You can still contact us on the school office phone number or via email email@example.com
LEARNING AND WORKING FROM HOME
We have set up an online Google classroom for each child. Your child will either have received their username or login. they have either been given it at school or you will have received an email with the details.
To get onto the Google classroom:
In order for your child to access it they will need to log in with their username and password.
Here are the steps to getting started on a laptop or computer.
1. Click on this link https://myaccount.google.com/
2. Log in with their username and Password:
3. Click on the little 3x3 grid on the right hand side and then click on the Classroom icon. This will take you into your child's class online learning.
4. Your child should click on the 'Classwork' tab at the top - they will be able to see different activities they can do each week.
5. Where they are asked to, they will be able to send work they have done back for their teachers to comment on.
Steps to complete homework on Google Classroom (for your child):
a. Click into the 'Classwork' tab at the top.
b. Scroll down to find the lesson you are on; please work in sequence.
c. Click on the lesson/assignment and click 'view assignment'
d. Once you have read the instruction, if there are word mats or text you need to read, they should be there for you to access.
e. Sometimes you may be asked to click on a link which will take you to a website where you will play a game or maybe research something.
f. Sometimes you will be asked to complete a task - To complete tasks, on the top right corner, click 'Make a copy' and complete the task on Google Docs. You do not need to save, as it saves itself. You can just close it if you want to get back to it later.
g. Once you have finished your assignment/homework, click 'Turn in'.
h. If you want to edit it again, you can find 'unsubmit' on the instruction page.
If you need help with how to work things or complete work, private message is available on the instruction page (after you click into 'view assignment').
6. Each week teachers will be putting more activities online. Teachers will be able to 'talk' to your children online giving them instructions so they know what to do with each activity.
If you or or child needs any help, please let us know by writing something in the stream section of the classroom (see tab at the top).
Accessing Google Classroom from a tablet or ipad
1. Download the Google classroom App from the Playstore or Apple Store.
2. Go into the app
3. Put in your email and password.
Teachers will be giving appropriate, safe websites and activities online for your child. However, as your child will have access to the internet, you should monitor what your child is doing online so that you know they are safe.
Although they may be able to talk online - their teacher can see all communication. Please remind your child to only post and speak appropriately.
It would be good to give your child a routine during the day so that they do not get bored. Try to help them where you can. We would love your children to continue learning whilst they are at home if possible.
How to talk to your child about the Coronavirus
Some good advice about how to support your children and talk to them aboutthe Coronavirus
Get your children to watch this:
How to wash your hands
Go Zen! - Anxiety relief for children - https://gozen.com/
Child Mind Institue - https://childmind.org/article/anxiety-and-coping-with-coronavirus/
Young Minds -https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/
Calm zone Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)