Dear Year 1 Parents and children,
I hope your Summer holiday started well and you are all enjoying the sunshine. We are really looking forward to seeing you all in September. In the meantime, please read about the new arrangements for the start of the year 1.
We will start school on Thursday 3rd September 2020. Year One's school day will start from 9:00am and will finish at 3:00pm. The children will come into school and leave from the KS1 side entrance, opposite Pre-School. Please would parents continue to social distance when dropping and collecting children. We will endeavour to social distance at school as much as this is possible. The classroom will be set up in compliance with the government’s guidance which involves seating children side by side and forward facing.
The Year One children will be in their own bubble. It is still recommended that the children limit the amount of equipment they bring into school each day, so please ensure the children bring only essentials such as lunch, snack boxes, jumpers/waterproofs and water bottles. We will require the children to bring just a school bag to carry their reading books. However, after first week at school, we will provide you with further instructions in relation to reading books. Please do not bring books bags to school in the first week of term.
As we are unable to have whole school assemblies, we will be having whole school Zoom assemblies in the classrooms on Mondays and Fridays instead. Playtimes and lunchtimes will be staggered throughout the school. Year One will have morning break from 10:15-10:30. Their lunch time will be from 11:45-12.45pm, their lunch sitting is from 11:45-12:15pm. There will be no clubs in Term One.
P.E will take place on Wednesdays in Term One, so please can children come to school dressed in their PE kit on this day. Please wear full school PE kit. The children can wear school sweatshirts, tracksuit trousers or t-shirt and shorts, depending on the weather. Ensure they wear trainers on Wednesdays.
The website ‘Rising Stars’ is available for reading over the Summer holidays. New books will be set at the beginning of the holiday. If you are able to read over the Summer, it will really benefit the children when they return in September. Maths can be part of every day too when included in everyday conversations. Play the number counting in car journeys or eye-spy with my little eye for shapes! Thank you and see you soon.
We hope you have a wonderful Summer holiday,
Mrs Saganowska and Ms Alfredson