Following a great deal of preparation and hard work, our school re-opened for the start of Autumn term on Wednesday, 9th September 2020 for all children from Year 1 to 6 with one half of EYFS children attending school on Tuesday 8th September and Wednesday 9th September, while the other half of EYFS children attended school on Thursday 10th September and Friday 11th September. After this short induction to school, our new EYFS Reception children have joined the Year to Year 6 children on a full time basis.
There have been some inevitable changes to routines and procedures within school to mitigate risks and keep everyone as safe as is possible. We ask that children, parents and staff follow our 'Arrangements, Procedures and Code of Conduct' guidance. The children are working in Class bubbles, supported by a staff team. Staggered starts and ends to the school day have been put in place alongside staggered break times and lunch times to keep bubble groups independent of each other where it is possible to do so.
It has been great to welcome everyone back to school and see how calmly our children have returned to school life. Everyone is approaching being back at school with great resilience and working hard with their learning. Our Autumn term curriculum has been adapted to allow for reinforcement of learning loss, alongside our broad and balanced curriculum offer. The Covid pandemic is incorporated within the children's learning to support their understanding and learn how we are working together to keep safe.