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Next week, we hope you can enjoy the May half-term holiday.  Please remember: the school is closed in order to allow staff time to prepare for the school’s re-opening and teachers will not be setting nor uploading any work for children to do onto the school website, during the half-term break. 


We will be contactable through the enquiries email address if you have any concerns around the reopening or you require provision as you are classed as a key worker.  We have planned for all of the children in YR, Y1 and Y6 to return so we will have space to accommodate any child who wishes to return to school. 


The government have identified eligible year groups which are strongly encouraged to return to school, on this date, unless they are self-isolating or they are clinically vulnerable.  The Government have stipulated the reasons for their return as:


  • Reception: support early development through child-initiated play;
  • Year 1: support Reading development; and
  • Year 6: support English and Mathematics as well as prepare students for transition to secondary school.


The staff have been busy preparing the classrooms and the pictures attached hopefully give you a bit of an idea as to how the classrooms may look.  As we explained in the information for parents we have planned to provide the children with their own work station and equipment to use throughout the day.  The children will then stay in these bubbles for the entire week. We have been very mindful to try and leave the classrooms as normal as possible whilst meeting the requirements set out in the guidance. 


Before the return to school, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will be notified which ‘class bubble’ they have been allocated, when they return to school along with a reminder about the drop off and pick up points.  Staff will be on hand again to greet you and to collect your child/ren for you. Please be mindful that ‘school drop off’ and collection will take slightly longer than normal, during this period.  I would ask for your patience and understanding as we implement these new arrangements.


In the meantime, we would like to encourage all our children and their families to have a well earned rest and try to enjoy the sunshine as much as you can at this current time.


We all miss you incredibly and we can't wait to be welcoming you all back to school as soon as we are allowed to do so.


Stay safe


Mr Nicholson