Thank you for coming to the school website to read what school will look like for you when you return.
We have designed this as a question and answer structure so you can hopefully find what you need quickly.
What class will I be in?
You will be in your usual class with your usual teacher and teaching assistant.
Who will teach me?
You might be taught by your class teacher or by your teaching assistant. They are having to share the responsibility of teaching children in school and children learning from home.
What will classrooms look like?
They wall displays will look the same but there will be less cupboards and other furniture. All tables will face the front of the classroom and will be arranged in rows Your teacher will allocate where you sit in the classroom and that will become your permanent space. You will have everything you need on your desk and you will not need to move around the room.
Will I still have breaks?
Of course, but you will only have your breaks with the pupils in your class. The playground has been divided into three zones. Each playtime you will be allocated one zone to play in. Each day you will have a different zone so everyone gets to play in the different areas. Your teacher or lunchtime supervisor will remind you of where you are meant to be.
What will happen at lunch?
All meals will be eaten in the school hall. Staff will help you get your lunch and find a seat. You will only be able to sit with members of your own class for the time being. Younger pupils will not be expected to clear their own tray but older pupils might as they understand how to keep themselves safe. As we need to keep movement around the hall to as little as possible your lunchtime supervisors will let you know what it is you are expected to do. When all of your class are finished lunch you will then be able to play outside. We have made provided some playground equipment up for each group and we will ask you to wash your hands before and after use.
Can I go to the toilet?
Yes, of course. You will need to keep to the right side of the corridor when moving between the classroom and the toilets. (There are arrows on the floor to remind you). Remember to keep a safe distance between yourself and others. Remember to always thoroughly wash your hands.
How do we enter school?
You are able to come to school between 8:50 and 9:10 am. You will come into school through the main entrance and will walk around the building to the rear playground. Parents have this information on their part of the website. You must come into the gate on your own (parents must stay outside of school) and make sure there is at least 1 metre between you and other children entering school. You may need to wait to enter school but there will be plenty of teachers around to help you. You will need to use hand sanitiser before you go into school, staff members will be there to help you.
How do we leave school?
At the end of the day, whoever is on duty will watch for your parent/grandparent arriving and will send a message into school for you to come onto the yard. You will then leave the school grounds via the car park.
What if I am poorly?
If you are poorly at home with a temperature or new dry continuous cough or loss of taste or smell you must stay at home for 10 days or until you have a test and it tells us that you don’t have coronavirus. If someone in your house has these symptoms you must stay at home for 10 days.
If you feel unwell like this in school, we will look after you in the summer house until someone can collect you.
What if I need first aid?
Mrs Tully, Mrs Stones and Mrs Tully are our First Aiders. If you feel poorly or have hurt yourself, they will see to you. They may need to wear a clear plastic visor over their face – this is to keep you safe. If you have a scratch and need a plaster, then you will be supervised to clean this yourself and to put a plaster in it.
What should I wear?
You should wear school uniform. Your shoes should have a sturdy sole so that you can run safely in them. You should be able to fasten your own shoes as teachers are not able to fasten laces for you. If you cannot do laces, then Velcro shoes would be
What should I bring to school?
Nothing except your packed lunch if you are having one and a water bottle. You will need a coat (we will be going outside at any opportunity). Do not bring phones, bags, stationery, PE kit etc. there is no space to store things at present.
What lessons will we do?
Teachers have planned to do lots of things that are the same but also some things that may be different. We will be doing lots of reading. Other lessons will include maths, science, art and PE.
Are we still doing lots of handwashing?
Yes, this is similar to before. You will have tissues on your desk, access to hand sanitiser, hand wash wipes and also be doing a lot of hand washing. As well as sinks in the toilets we have 2 hand sanitiser units on the playground and the sinks in the classrooms can also be used. It is important to stick to the 20 second rule we had before to make sure our hands are really clean. If you need to cough or sneeze you have tissues on your desk and if not cough or sneeze into your elbow. There will be a special bin in the classroom just for dirty tissues.
What do I do if I hear the fire alarm?
If you hear the fire alarm, it means there could be a fire or it is a fire drill. If this happened, you would do exactly the same as we have done so many times before and go outside through the nearest exit and line up with your group on the yard. When we come back into school we will make sure one class is safely back in class before another class follows them into school to try and keep everyone apart. We will practise this in the first few weeks back at school.
How can I help keep my class clean and tidy?
You will be given a tray to keep all of your equipment in and a box to keep all of your pens and pencils together. You can help by keeping all of the equipment tidy on your own desk and not drop things on the floor or leave things on other people’s desks. You will also have your own supply of tissues and if you use them they need to be put into the new lidded bins. You will notice that our cleaner Ms Gibson will be cleaning at lunchtimes too to keep everyone safe.
Remote learning is learning that happens outside of the classroom when your teacher is not in the same place as you. During lockdown periods many children are learning at home through activities set by your class teacher on Class Dojo.
The learning set by your teacher for you is the same learning that children in school are getting. The government has suggested that the youngest children (Reception, Year 1 and Year2) are provided with approximately 3 hours of learning a day this then increases up to 4 hours a day for the oldest pupils (Years 5and 6). Years 3and 4 will be somewhere in the middle, about 3 ½ hours. Most of your work will be phonics or reading, English, maths with some additional work in other subjects e.g. history, geography and science.
Teachers will continue to support you while you are working from home. There might be a Zoom lesson with the whole class on together or a just a group of pupils. Teachers and teaching assistants will also make telephone calls to parents and to you to discuss any issues or concerns you might be having or to just to talk to you to see how you are feeling. If you need a new reading book or some worksheets or a new exercise books, someone from school will deliver that to your home.
We are always here if you need to talk to someone or to ask a question. You can message your class teacher, your teaching assistant or Mrs Stobbs on Class Dojo at any time and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you have any other questions or think we have missed something out, please email the school using this link or check out Class Dojo as your new teachers will be putting information on there.