Menu

search house contact-book online-safety login school-meals calendar newsletters translate logout
School Logo

Coppetts Wood Primary School

Google Search
Google Translate

School Reopening Update - 19th June 2020

Friday 19th June, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

I am delighted to be able to tell you that our reopening has gone smoothly and the children who have been attending have adapted well to the changes we needed to put in place to ensure the safety of them, staff and the wider community.  Since Monday 1st June, we have opened the school more widely to children in Nursery, Reception, the Additional Resource Provision and Year 6 over the last 3 weeks and we have Year 1 children joining us next week.  So, I am delighted to inform you that, by the end of next week, we will have fulfilled the government’s request to reopen school beyond providing childcare to the children of keyworkers and the most vulnerable by inviting children in the 4 key years back.  This is something we are exceptionally pleased to have achieved and know how much it has meant to you and the whole community.

 

I now feel we are able to offer the children in the year groups not specified by the government the opportunity to spend at least 1 week back in school before the summer holidays.  This will be in ½ sized class groups, in the children’s own classroom and with their Class Teacher.  Below is our schedule for further reopening Coppetts Wood Primary School which is obviously subject to ongoing risk assessment and, therefore, subject to change.  This is in addition to what is currently already happening or in place already for next week.

 

Week Beginning 22nd June:

  • Class Teachers in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will phone ALL children in their class to discuss with parents the specific details around the reopening and to find out if they would like their child to attend for 1 week either beginning Monday 29th June OR Monday 6th July. 
  • Children at home in ALL year groups (Nursery to Year 6) will continue with their home learning tasks as before and Zoom group and 1:1 sessions will continue for all children not in school.

 

Week Beginning 29th June:

  • A maximum of 15 children (16 in the Early Years) will attend school in each year group, in their classroom with their teacher. 
  • Children not allocated a space this week OR whose parents do not wish to send their children to school will continue to access home learning but there will be only very limited zoom sessions taking place.
  • No mixed year group childcare bubbles will be operating this week as children will either be at home or in their year group bubble.  Children currently in childcare will join their year group bubble for this week.

This will be many children’s final week in school for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

Week Beginning 6th July:

  • The children, across the school from Nursery to Year 6, who did not access their year group bubble last week, will be invited to attend school this week in their classroom, with children in their year group and with their teacher.  If take up is low for this 2nd week, children who attended last week, based on individual circumstances, will be invited to attend for another week.
  • Children not allocated a space this week OR whose parents do not wish to send their children to school will continue to access home learning but there will be only very limited zoom sessions taking place.
  • A limited childcare provision will operate again this week for children of key workers and vulnerable children only as outlined at the beginning of lockdown by the government.

This will be many children’s final week in school for the 2019/20 academic year

and will be the final week for ALL Year 6 children.

 

Week Beginning 13th July:

  • Only Nursery, Reception, the ARP and Year 1 will continue in their existing bubbles.
  • A limited childcare provision will operate again this week for children of key workers and vulnerable children only as outlined at the beginning of lockdown by the government.
  • No school for Year 6 - end of Primary School celebration will take place during Monday afternoon.

 

Week Beginning 20th July:

  • An extremely limited childcare provision will operate again this week for children of key workers and vulnerable children only as outlined at the beginning of lockdown by the government.

 

I appreciate that the above schedule still does not provide many of you with certainties about when your child can return and for how long but I hope it gives you some indication and that you find something for you and your child to look forward to whether it’s a minimum if a week in school before the summer break or the hope of a return in the new school year, depending on your choice. Only you can decide what is right for your child/children and we will support your decision.  No parent or carer will be fined for not sending their child/ren to school. 

 

We have had no confirmed cases of coronavirus in staff or children who have attended school since the lockdown and we continue to follow the actions outlined in our risk assessment which is available on the school website in ‘class pages’, ‘whole school messages’ along with videos for parents and children outlining the changes in school and answering frequently asked questions.

 

The DfE guidance, updated on 16th June, states that “unlike older children and adults, early years and primary age children cannot be expected to remain 2 metres apart from each other and staff” and that this has been taken into account when they decided to reopen schools.  We have been asked to work through this hierarchy of measures:

  • avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms
  • frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices
  • regular cleaning of settings
  • and minimising contact and mixing as far as possible

 

More information will be provided about resources and provision available for children during the summer holiday as soon as it is finalised.  I will continue to provide information to update you and keep you informed as and when necessary.  If you have not yet spoken to a member of staff about your child/ren returning, you will do during the coming week.  And, I look forward to seeing more of you over the coming weeks and months.

 

Keep well and take care!

 

With Best Wishes,

 

Kirstie Barrett

Head Teacher

Top