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Partial Re-opening Summer 2020

PHASED RETURN - SUMMER 2020

 

Other than key worker/vulnerable children, additional year groups will return for 2 days per week. This allows us to split children into smaller groups of up to 15 per class. As part of our audit of Nursery, looking at the staffing available, our Risk Assessment process for pre-Reception aged children and also the identification of the need to use the Nursery area as our medical/isolation area means we will not, at this stage, be bringing back Nursery aged children.

 

The government have identified Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 as the only cohorts to return at this stage. In order to help the children settle in and accommodate the significant increase in key worker children, we will operate a phased return to allow us to ensure routines are understood and are working smoothly and to allow us to provide maximum support for children returning at this time.

 

 

PHASED RETURN DATES

 

w/b 1 June

 

Monday - Friday

 

Children of Key Workers/vulnerable children who have registered with us.

 

Thursday and Friday – Class 6C

 

 

w/b 8 June

 

Monday - Friday

 

Children of Key Workers/vulnerable children who have registered with us.

 

Monday and Tuesday – Class 6A and R/Bown

 

Thursday and Friday – Class 6C and R/Bott

 

 

 

w/b 15 June

 

Monday - Friday

 

Children of Key Workers/vulnerable children who have registered with us.

 

Monday and Tuesday – Class 6A and R/Bown and

Year 1 (who are not included in key worker/vulnerable groups)

 

Thursday and Friday – Class 6C and R/Bott

 

 

ARRIVAL AND COLLECTION OF CHILDREN

 

We have arranged a staggered start and finish so that both parents and children are helped to maintain social distancing. 

 

It is very important that parents arrive on time to drop off their child and also collect on time and within your designated slot to ensure we avoid unnecessary congestion. Please ensure that you respect social distancing with other families and refrain from forming groups/congregating by the gates, fence and car park.

 

Please ensure that, wherever possible, only one person collects/drops off your child to help avoid over-crowding.

 

If parents of Year 5 and Year 6 children wish their child to walk home alone, this must be indicated to us via the admin email beforehand.

 

The government have asked us to remind you to avoid using public transport if possible for your journeys to and from school, although we know that some of you will need to use your cars, others may well be able to take advantage of hopefully some summer weather and walk.

 

 

UNIFORM AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

 

  1. Children should be in full school uniform and normal jewellery and property rules apply. Children may wear the summer variation uniform. (Details on our Website and School Handbook).
  2. Children may bring a water bottle (containing water only), sun cream and sunhats to school. (They must be able to apply the sun cream themselves).
  3. Children should bring their full PE kit to school and leave it in the classroom.
  4. Children may bring in their own hand sanitizer/hand cream if they wish (as long as they use this responsibly).
  5. Children should not bring anything other than essential items (e.g. packed lunch, tissues, glasses) to school to minimise items going between home and school. No Reading books or Homework books will be sent home from school.

 

 

MEDICAL

 

  1. Please ensure we have any medicines brought in on the first day your child returns. You must email the admin email with details beforehand.
  2. If children are not feeling well or are particularly anxious please do not send them into school.
  3. If your child is ill while in school you must have an adult who can come to collect them straight away.
  4. All children will be expected to wash their hands regularly including on arrival, before and after playing outside, before eating and at the end of the day.
  5. Children may bring their own tissues and/or sanitizer.
  6. Please remember that the government is encouraging families to take up places offered by school but you can choose to keep your child at home during this time, and you will not be penalised for this. We will make every effort to keep children in a safe environment in line with the guidance we have been given, however as with all other schools we cannot guarantee there will be no transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

 

Although not a requirement, some staff may choose to wear forms of PPE and parents may choose for their children to do this if they wish.

 

Appropriate PPE will be used when dealing with medical issues.

 

ORGANISATION

 

Children in the category of key Worker/vulnerable groups will now be split into 5 classes to accommodate the increased numbers. This will initially be composed as follows: Year R, Year 1, Years 2/3/4 and Year 5/6. Children returning to Reception and Year 6 will be in class groups and the children returning to Year 1 will be placed in 2 smaller classes, one for 1A and one for 1C. Please note that these arrangements may change during the Summer Term as numbers of children increase or working patterns change.

 

In line with the government’s guidelines classes will be groups of up to 15 children and each group will form a “bubble”. Although spacing will be encouraged the government do not expect and we cannot facilitate 2 metre distancing within these groups. The “bubble” group i.e. Year 4 Key Worker class will learn, eat and play outside together, but they will not directly mix with other “bubbles”. There will of course be times when children may meet/pass each other but we have set up a completely staggered system of entry, exit, exercise time, lunches and playground times.

 

Each “bubble” will have a team of staff to teach and supervise them and this will largely stay the same across a week. Due to organisational arrangements it will not be possible for all children to have their previous teacher. Additional staff from across the School will cover some supervision duties e.g. lunch times.

 

LUNCHES

 

  1. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free lunch provided by the School Kitchen as part of the government’s universal Free School Meals programme. Parents should either send their child with a packed lunch or notify us via our admin email if you wish to take up the free school meal option. Due to the current arrangements this will need to be pre-ordered and you must let us know by 9am Wednesday 27 May. If you don’t let us know by then you will need to provide a packed lunch.
  2. If children are bringing their own packed lunch please can you ensure that they can open packages and take lids off drinks to minimise the need for adult help.
  3. All Key Stage 2 children must bring a packed lunch unless you are entitled to benefits related Free School Meals and have notified us by 9am Wednesday 27 May that you require a school lunch.
  4. All school lunches, at this time, will be “Grab Bag” packed lunches rather than cooked meals.
  5. Children in Reception and Year 1 will eat in the dining hall – children in Year 2 and Key Stage 2 will eat in their classrooms.

 

WORK

 

The children will be doing work which is based on the National Curriculum but also takes into account the fact that children have not been in school for several weeks. Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 will have daily Maths, English and Reading/Phonics lessons alongside a range of activities chosen from PE, Music, RE, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology.

 

Children will have their own learning space and resource pack and trays to avoid the need for sharing of any resources.

 

Please make sure children have their PE kits in school in case they are needed.

 

PLAY TIMES AND LUNCH TIMES

 

Children in Year 1 will have a supervised morning play and Year 2 and Key Stage 2 will take part in either daily exercise/keep fit or walk a mile.

 

All year groups will have a 30 minute lunch slot to eat and a 30 minute playground time for playing. This will be within their “bubble”.

 

In line with LA and government guidelines this will be no contact activities.

 

 

CONTACT WITH THE SCHOOL

 

Contact with the School should be via telephone or email, rather than in person – please do not just turn up at the office.

 

Please email admin@alder.dudley.sch.uk

 

 

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Please remember to let your child know that school will look and feel very different to how it was when they were last with us. We will be ready to support the children with their return but it will be helpful for you to prepare them and make sure that they understand they may not be returning to the same classroom or teacher that they had previously.

 

 

 

START DATES AND ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES

 

Class

Start Date

Days in School

Time of Arrival

Entrance to drop off

Collection Time

Entrance to collect

   YR

   Key

    Worker 

01.06.20

Days requested

8.45am – 8.55am

Nursery Playground

3pm

Nursery Playground

 

      Y1 Key 

    Worker

01.06.20

Days requested

8.30am – 8.40am

Main Pedestrian Gate

3.10pm

Main Pedestrian Gate

   Y2/Y3

     Key 

    Worker

01.06.20

Days requested

8.30am – 8.40am

KS2 Playground Gate

3.10pm

KS2 Playground Gate

  Y4

     Key

     Worker

01.06.20

Days requested

8.30am – 8.40am

KS2 Playground Gate

3.10pm

KS2 Playground Gate

    Y5/Y6

 Key

   Worker

01.06.20

Days requested

8.45am – 8.55am

KS2 Playground Gate

3pm

KS2 Playground Gate

 

  6C

04.06.20

Thursday & Friday only

8.45am – 8.55am

KS2 Playground Gate

3pm

KS2 Playground

ClR/Bown

08.06.20

Monday & Tuesday only

8.45am – 8.55am

Nursery Playground

3pm

Nursery Playground

 6A

08.06.20

Monday & Tuesday only

8.45am – 8.55am

KS2 Playground Gate

3pm

KS2 Playground

C R/Bott

11.06.20

Thursday & Friday only

8.45am – 8.55am

Nursery Playground

3pm

Nursery Playground

  1C

15.06.20

Monday & Tuesday only

8.30am – 8.40am

Main Pedestrian Gate

3pm

Main Pedestrian Gate

1A     1A 15.06.20 Monday & Tuesday only 8.30am - 8.40am Main Pedestrian Gate 3.05pm Main Pedestrian Gate
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