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Covid 19

Procedures to follow for Covid and suspected Covid cases

Arrangements within School

  1. Children will be in a class bubble.  This means that they will only mix with children within their own class (unless they are in different intervention groups – see later)
  2. Siblings will no longer be kept together and will be in their own class bubble
  3. If groups of children are taken out for intervention, they will be kept in the same small group as far as possible
  4. We will not be socially distancing within the class bubbles
  5. Each bubble will have their own area at lunchtime and playtime
  6. Different adults may move between bubbles but social distancing will be observed as far as possible
  7. If children are swimming, the changing room and poolside areas will be cleaned between groups. (Advice we have received says that swimming is a safe activity due to the chlorine levels in the pool.)
  8. Children in Years 5 & 6 will sit facing the front of the classroom.  Other year groups will be seated in the most appropriate arrangement for the work they are doing
  9. Where possible children will be given their own equipment to use.  Where equipment is shared it will be wiped down by class teachers regularly
  10. There will be no school assemblies until further notice
  11. There will be no extra-curricular activities until further notice
  12. Please wear masks when dropping off and collecting your children

Arriving and Departing

  1. Parents are asked to arrive at the prescribed times and avoid having to wait at either the beginning or end of the school day
  2. Please stand where indicated by the cones on the path to avoid crowds
  3. Where there are no cones available, please socially distance
  4. Try to ensure that only one adult collects your child from school
  5. Children who are reluctant to come into school cannot be physically taken from parents.  The parent must take the child home and bring them back at 9.30 am if they wish to do so.  The child must come into school willingly
  6. Any money being sent into school should be in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount written on

 

 

 

 

Times, Entrances and Exits

Class

Entry Time

Entry Place

Exit Time

Exit Place

Nursery Mornings

9.00

Nursery door on playground

11.30

Main Entrance

Nursery 30 hours

9.00

Nursery door on playground

3.15

Nursery door on playground

Reception

8.45

Rec door on playground

3.00

Rec door on playground

Year 1

9.00

Main Entrance

3.15

Y1 door on playground

Year 2

8.45

Year 2 door on playground

3.00

Year 2 door on playground

After dropping off/collecting children from the playground please follow the signs for leaving the site. (This will be through the gates on the infant playground and round the back of the mill.)

Year 3

8.45

Junior Gate

3.00

Junior Gate

Year 4

8.45

Junior Gate

3.00

Junior Gate

Year 5

9.00

Junior Gate

3.15

Junior Gate

Year 6

9.00

Junior Gate

3.15

Junior Gate

 

Lunches

  1. Children will eat in the same room they are working in
  2. Lunches must be ordered in the usual way.  (Anyone unsure of this please telephone the school and speak to Mrs. Paddock.) The lunches on offer will be restricted but will consist of one hot item and a packed lunch
  3. Children may bring packed lunches if they wish

 

Covid Infection

  1. If your child has symptoms which may indicate Covid infection please do not send them to school and arrange for a test as soon as possible by dialling 111 or applying online.  If your child tests negative they may return to school.  If they test positive, they should isolate 7 days.  The rest of the family should then isolate for 14 days.  If they do not take a test they will have to isolate for 14 days
  2. If  there is a known case of Covid 19 in any bubble in school, the whole bubble will be sent home to isolate for 14 days.
  3. If your child has had a shielding letter from the doctor would you please ring the school so that we can make suitable arrangements

 

 

 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Uniform and Equipment

As there is no requirement now to wash clothing any more often than normal, please ensure that your child is dressed in school uniform.  They will need to bring in PE and swimming kit on the days you are advised by your class teacher

Breakfast and Afterschool Club

Breakfast and Afterschool club will be open from 2nd September in the Mill.  Obviously this means that the children who attend the clubs may not be from the same bubble and will mix together.  This is unavoidable if we want to provide a service for working parents.  We will try to keep the children outdoors as much as possible and ensure that the Mill is well ventilated.  We would suggest that you do not use the clubs unless they are essential.

Contact between Parents and School

Please try to keep contact to phone, email and Class Dojo as far as possible.  If you do need to come into reception please observe social distancing.

We are aware that these arrangements can seem off-putting but we are compelled to follow the Government advice in order to ensure that school is as safe as possible for our children.  We would assure you however that we will do everything we can to make the children feel at ease.  We know that there are procedures which must be followed, but we also know that we must balance the risk between the children’s mental and physical health and no child who is sick, unhappy or frightened will go uncomforted.  The Government has insisted that school from September will be compulsory.  However we know that some of you may have concerns.  If this is the case or if your children have suffered any losses due to Covid, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help.

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