All the information you need for a smooth return to school 19th April
We hope you have a lovely Easter break. Welcome back to school on Monday 19th April.
There have been some changes to the operational plan. The current operational plan is in effect from the beginning of term 5. Parents have been emailed about the operational requirements and recent changes. Please see the complete current operational plan here.
Changes are summarised in this email to parents of 30th March.
The three main points to be aware of for the new term are:
- Uniform: we are back to normal uniform requirements for this term. Children should wear full school uniform every day. All uniform information is here. Your term 5 class letter and class page on the website will give details of the days your child will need to have their PE kit with them to change into. Year Six can of course continue to wear their leavers' sweatshirts.
- Starting times: please be aware that your child should be arriving at school a good five minutes before the actual starting time of their classes, in order that they can be settled and ready to learn by the start time.
Reception classes are returning to a 9am drop off and 3:15pm pick up (which is their usual time. As the gates close at 9am please drop your children off around 8:50/8:55am. If you arrive after 9am you will need to go to the school office to register your children.
- Swimming: we have had to postpone the resumption of swimming lessons until term 6 (from Monday 7th June). We very much regret that this has been necessary but we feel it is ultimately in the best interests of the safety of our children.
Thank you to all our Reception and Year One parents who replied to our swimming questionnaire - the outcome of which was, understandably, varied. We will be sending out a questionnaire for all other year groups to capture details so that we can group the children. We will be in touch when we have full details about the reopening of the pool. In the meantime, we thank our swimming teacher, Gordon Lye, of Barracuda swimming for supporting our next steps.