September 2020 FAQ's
Do children need PE Kit in September?
Yes, children will be having PE lessons in their ‘class bubbles’ twice a week, and will be changing into their PE kit for this. If children could bring PE bags with them on their first day back and keep this bag in school for using. We will send it back with them each half term for washing and return it again after the holidays. Children in Nursery and Reception do not require a PE kit as they do PE in bare foot in the hall. Children in the Early years start to change for PE after Christmas.
Do children still need to bring break time snacks to school in September?
The Government will be providing the Early Years and Key Stage One children with a free morning snack. Year 3 and 4 children are asked to bring a healthy morning snack with them if they would like to.
Reception seem to have a shorter school day, will this impact on their education?
For some children in reception this will be their first time to attend a setting for the whole day and many struggle in the first term and find the days very long. We will be shortening the breaks and lunches in order that they’re education time is not affected.
When will these plans be reviewed?
These plans have been put in place for the Autumn term and will be reviewed regularly by Senior leaders and the Governors. We will of course, also be keeping on top of local and National reviews and adjust things accordingly. If any aspects of school change we will inform families by text, letter or email.
Has the Nursery start date changed?
Yes. We have been able to bring forward the Nursery start date to Wednesday 2nd September, 8.30am-3.30pm.
Can the school be flexible with the start and finish times if there are siblings at different times?
Unfortunately not. The Government guidance states that schools should stagger the start and finish times to ensure that not too many people are entering school at any time. I understand that this is inconvenient for some, however we are unable to be flexible on this. Some families have gone back to the car then returned with the other sibling at their allocated time and some families within the same class bubble have linked up and worked together in the drop off of children.