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Returning to School - Monday 8th March 2021

Tuesday 23rd February 2021


Dear Parents and Carers


Returning to school on Monday 8th March 2021


Following the latest Government announcement yesterday, we are pleased to be welcoming all our pupils back to school on Monday 8th March 2021. This includes Nursery up to Year 6.


I will be writing to you all again next week with further information and reminders but I just wanted to share some key information today.


School Organisation


At this point in time we are reviewing and amending our current risk assessment but we will be reverting back to the following arrangements:


  • Children will be in their classes of no more than 30 pupils and these classes will only be allowed contact with other children in their phase  ‘bubble’ (at breaks and lunchtime).


  • Classrooms are still organised so that all desks face forward. (Year 2 upwards)


  • Start and finish times will be staggered to avoid congestion and large gatherings of people:

Reception – enter (8.45 -9am) and collect (3pm) using reception gate as usual.

Nursery – enter through bottom gate (8.45 -9am) and collect from Main office entrance as usual at 11.45 or from bottom reception gate if 2.45pm finish


Year 1 & 2 – enter school between 8.30-8.45am.

Finish 2.45pm (Y1 collected from main playground entrance and Y2 from the back door by church)


Year 3 & 4 – enter school between  8.45 -9am.

Finish 3pm (Y3 collected from main playground entrance and Y4 from the back door by church)


Year 5 & 6 – enter school between 9am -9.15am. (back door by church entrance as usual)

Finish 3.15pm (Y5 collected from main playground entrance and Y6 from the back door by church)


  • We will be asking parents to queue to collect their child in designated areas and then to leave site immediately in order to avoid gatherings. No children should be left on the playground unsupervised at the beginning of the day and should only enter the school site when it is their time slot. Latecomers will have to wait until it is safe to enter and not mix with other bubble groups.


  • Lunchtimes will be staggered too.


  • On PE days the children should continue to come into school already dressed in their kits so that there is no need for changing or additional items being kept in school.

New PE days are : Wed (Y5/6)    Thurs (Y1/2)    Friday (Y3/4)


  • Children may still bring in their school bag and lunch boxes.


  • ‘Before & After School Club’ (with social restrictions) running as normal from Monday 8th March.


School Attendance

It has been shared with all schools by the Department for Education, the importance of informing parents that attendance from the 8th March is compulsory for all children. It is not optional to keep them at home unless ill or in isolation from being a close contact.


Remote Learning

This will continue this week and next, however there will be no ‘Live’ lessons after Wednesday 3rd March. Please continue to refer to the class pages of the website for activities. We are so grateful to those parents who have ensured that their child has engaged with remote learning at home and this will have minimised any loss of learning. J


World Book Day Celebration

As we are not in school for the official World Book day on Thursday 4th March we have decided to move our celebration to the first day back on Monday 8th March. Children are invited to return to school in either Book character costumes, pyjamas or non-uniform and they will enjoy a lovely day of book themed fun and activities.



Children may wear winter or summer uniform when we return to school.


Keeping Ourselves and Each Other Safe

Even though we are planning for the re-opening of schools, we are still in National Lockdown and the infection rates are still high. It is really important that families are sticking to the rules in order to avoid illness and spreading the infection amongst our school community.

As usual, please do not send your child into school if they are poorly in any way.

If any member of your child’s bubble tests positive for COVID19 then we will need to close and isolate that bubble for 10days.  


Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding as we work together to ensure all children can return to school safely in September.


Yours Sincerely



Mrs N Rynott