We're looking forward to having everyone back at school from tomorrow, following the October half-term break. Given the Prime Minister's announcement last night about the upcoming second National lockdown, our protective measures will continue as they have been since September and we would ask parents and carers to adhere to these even more so now than ever.
Please be reminded of the following:
- Only one adult per family to attend the school site when dropping off or picking up children
- Parents and carers must not arrive on school site before their child’s drop off/pick up timeslot (please see the table below for times)
- Children’s packed lunches should be sent to school in disposable packaging – no lunchboxes please
- Belongings brought into school daily by children should be limited to:
- Water bottle
- Small bag (ideally bookbag sized)
Of course, children will need to return their PE bags to school this week too (please remember to include an outdoor winter kit as well i.e. joggers, trainers, jumper) and keep fingers crossed that the weather allows us to get outdoors!
In addition, please be aware that we will continue to open windows in school to increase ventilation as this is a required measure set out by the government. Though our heating is already on, as the weather gets colder, it is likely that children (and staff!) will need extra layers of clothing to keep warm. School uniform will still be required but in addition, children will be allowed to wear the following:
- thermal tights/leggings under dresses, skirts or trousers
- thermal vests/tops under school t-shirts
- a further jumper/fleece/gillet on top of school jumpers or cardigans
Children will not be allowed to wear coats whilst indoors as they will need these as a further layer for playtimes. Please be aware that we will continue to use materials such as paints, clay and whiteboard pens so ensure all additional items of clothing can be easily laundered and are not expensive in value. As always, please ensure all clothing is labelled with your child's name.
Don't forget your smiles in the morning!