Back to school!
We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Thursday 2nd September. We hope they have had a really good summer and are excited about seeing their friends and teachers again back in school.
When the children return to school, we will be following the government’s latest covid-19 guidance. The guidance is considerably less prescriptive than we have become used to and is based on the following control measures:
- Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
- Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Day to day, we will be ensuring the children wash or sanitise their hands frequently and, in addition to the government’s measures, we will be keeping children in ‘base’ bubbles for lunches, breaks and assemblies. It would really help us if parents could talk to their children about hand washing and also ‘catch-it, bin-it, kill-it’ when children are using tissues to blow their noses.
We will continue to use our ‘Rainbow Rules’, and will talk to the children about how they apply to the current situation. Please also take time to discuss these with your children.
- Distance – We keep a social distance between our base bubbles when we work and play.
- Cover – Cough, blow or sneeze? Catch it, kill it, bin it.
- Speak up – Tell someone if you feel poorly.
- Wash and Avoid – Wash hands or sanitise for 20 seconds and try not to touch your face.
- Personalise – Only use your own equipment that you share in your base.
- Wellbeing – Share your worries, whatever they are.
For the autumn term, we will revert to our rolling start to the day with children arriving between 8.50 and 9am and going straight into class. We have removed our one-way system but will open the larger gates to create more space when children arrive at school – we would ask all parents to be mindful of social distancing. Face coverings are optional.
Please remember that government advice continues to state that children should not come into school if they have symptoms of covid-19 or have had a positive test result.
If you have any questions about the return to school, particularly if your child has any specific health issues, please contact us on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
The Crossdale Team