School arrangements since March 8th... click to enlarge:
We need your support!
Please check in regularly with your child to see how they are doing, especially emotionally. We check regularly too, but we are eager to listen to any concerns you have. Please also refer to advice from the NSPCC and Young Minds. Look after yourselves as parents and carers too. Let us know if we can help. There is some great advice at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families website.
Our school strategy to keep children and staff safe on site is:
Minimise contact and maximise hygiene
- Children only mix with other children in their classes (maximum of 35 children in a group).
- Children stay in the same room (apart from to go to the toilet, play/exercise outside and go to the hall in their own designated space).
- Surfaces and contact points around classrooms and the school building (including toilets) are disinfected regularly during the day.
- There is hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes in every room, as well as regular hand washing, especially after children have been outside or to a shared space.
- Hot meals provided on site, packed lunches can be provided from home.
- No one with symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) allowed on site.
- There is a one-way / in-out system for moving around the school site (one 'in' gate and one 'out' gate).
- Some play equipment is not able to be used, but the equipment that can be easily cleaned and sanitised is still used.
- Minimum movement around the site by school staff.
Communication between home and school
We will continue to communicate most regularly using ClassDojo, but we will also make use of the school website's class and year group pages to share documents and useful links.
Emergency plan if ever school needs to close or partially close:
Teachers will set work and communicate with you using ClassDojo. You will need to access this from a computer or tablet device. If this is a problem for you, please contact the school office.
If an individual needs to stay at home for covid-related reasons, we will provide appropriate work to be completed at home and submitted to the teacher using ClassDojo.
Please read our Windmill Guide to Home Learning, which helps you know what we expect from you... not too much!
We will need you to keep in touch with the class teacher using ClassDojo too.
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: