Details of school opening and help/resources for learning at home
Our plan for opening school and keeping children and staff safe is to:
Minimise contact and maximise hygiene
- Children will be in groups (maximum of 15 children in a group); this may also be referred to as a 'bubble'.
- Children will be with the same children and adults all day every day - staying in the same room (apart from to go to the toilet and play/exercise outside).
- Children will have their own chair, table and equipment, which will not be used by other children and will be disinfected regularly during the day.
- There will be hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes in every room, as well as hand washing after children have been outside.
- Packed lunches will be prepared on site and delivered to classes (there will be no hot meals).
- No one with symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) will be allowed on site.
- Families should wash their children's clothes after each day.
- There will be a one-way / in-out system for moving around the school site (two 'in' gates and two 'out' gates).
- Some play equipment will not be able to be used, but the equipment that can be easily cleaned and sanitised will still be used.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions
For those children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 who are not coming to school, you can access the learning resources here (printed copies of work packs are not available to collect for these children):
Here are links to the other year groups' learning resources too:
If children are off school and parents/carers wish to have a routine that is consistent with what we are doing on the school site, this is what we are doing:
- 9am – 10am Exercise (e.g. walking, yoga, indoor/garden circuits, bike riding)
- 10am – 11am ‘School work’ (using the online/paper-based resources we have provided)
- 11am – 12pm Creative time (eg. Lego, drawing, colouring, craft, singing, music, cooking)
- 12pm – 1pm Lunch and Relax
- 1pm – 3pm ‘School work’ and Quiet time (e.g. read a book, watch TV, play a board game)
Please read our Windmill Guide to Home Learning, which helps you know what we expect from you... not too much!
In term-time, teachers will be communicating with classes every week day by 9:15am using ClassDojo. Send photos of what your children have been up to using the Messages function on ClassDojo and the teachers will try to respond to you by the next day.
To access our recommended websites for each group, use this Learning Links document.
For ideas about extra activities, have a look at our Learning Challenges document.
The Department for Education have recommended some websites for home learning too:
- PE and physical activity
- Mental well-being
- Special Educational Needs (including Autism) apps and games
To access paper-based resources that can be used at home, parents/carers of children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 can collect one of our packs from the school office that should last you two weeks. If you can't get to us, let us know and we'll see if we can get it to you.