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2nd September 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

We look forward to seeing you and the children tomorrow.

 

Here is some guidance for you to follow when you are dropping off and collecting your children at Conway Primary School. This guidance MUST be followed to enable us to return to school safely.

 

Entrances to the school premises and drop off times:

 

Youngest or only child in Year 5 & 6 - Abbotsford Road Entrance 8.50am

Youngest or only child in Year 3 & 4 - Palmerston Road Entrance 8.40am

Youngest or only child in Year 2 - Conway Road side entrance 8.30am

Youngest or only child in Year 1 - Sports Hall entrance 8.30am

 

The EXIT ONLY will be the main entrance on Conway Road.

 

We all need to maintain this one way system to adhere to the 2m rule and distancing.

The end of school day has changed to 3.10pm and you will be asked to wait at the entrances that you dropped the children off in the morning except for Youngest or only child in Year 2; collect from the Sports Hall Entrance.

 

 

Kind regards

Mrs N Mills

27th August 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

You and the children have been missed very much and I hope that the last few months have not been too difficult for you.

 

I want to welcome you and the children back next week so that we can be “The Conway Family” together again.  A few things have changed since I last wrote to you and things will look different for you and the children when they return next week.  I wanted to update you on these changes and reassure you that we will continue to work hard to put the children at the heart of everything that we do.

 

The first change is that I have a new role – I am not leaving Conway!  I will be the Executive Headteacher for Greet and Conway Primary School for the next academic year.  I am very excited about this new role and I am looking forward to spending time between the two schools.

 

Mrs Mills will be the new Head of School and Miss Williams will be the new Deputy Headteacher for the next academic year.    

 

I fully understand that as the start of term gets closer, parents and children may have some mixed feelings. Although some pupils have been in school up until the end of the summer term, others have not been back since March. The first half of the coming term will be a period of transition for us all.

 

To help with anxieties outlined below are some of the changes and the way we can support the children to return to school.

 

How you can help:

  • Help your child to remember the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach for coughs and sneezes
  • Remind your child to wash hands regularly – before they come to school and as soon as they get home
  • Not sending your child to school if they, or someone in your household, has symptoms of the Covid 19 virus.
  • Please notify the school immediately if you or your child is showing symptoms of the Covid 19 virus.
  • Taking part in the NHS Test and Trace process if your child develops symptoms so that cases can be identified quickly - this means, you should arrange for them to get a test and let us know. You can call 119 for the NHS virus testing call centre.
     
    School will open fully for Years 1 to 6 on Thursday 3rd of September 2020.  We have made some changes to the school day and the school week.  These changes are for the autumn term only and we will review it each half term.  The reason for the changes is the Covid 19 pandemic. 
     
  • The school day will begin at 8:30 a.m.  There will be a staggered time for dropping your children off.  We will write to you to let you know the times for your family drop off.  This is to help reduce the number of families on site at any one time.
  • School will finish at 3:10 p.m. This is to allow for full cleaning of the school.
  • School will finish at 12.00 p.m. on Friday instead of on Wednesdays.  This is so that a deep clean can be carried out.
     
    The children must wear full school uniform:
     
  • grey skirt, trousers or pinafore dresses
  • white shirt or polo shirt
  • blue school jumper or cardigan
  • black school shoes or plain black trainers (no boots or large logos on trainers)
  • white socks
    Please find a Parent/Carer Handbook for September which provides further guidance.
     
    We have missed the children and are really looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 3rd of September 2020.
     
    Best Wishes
     
    Ms T Yasmin
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Parent/Carer Handbook

Full Opening

September 2020

 Contents

 

  1. ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL
  1. What is the government saying about children going to school?
  1. Is attendance compulsory? 
  1. What if my child or a member of my household is in one of the vulnerable categories?
  1. Will before and after school care be available? 
  1. COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND TESTS
  1. COVID-19 symptoms
  1. Self-isolation rules
  1. Can I be tested for COVID-19?
  1. What do I need to do if the test is positive?
  1. What if a child or adult in my child’s group or school tests positive for COVID-19?
  1. What if a child or adult develops COVID-19 symptoms whilst at school?
  1. Will schools take children’s temperatures when they arrive at school each day? 
  1. PPE AND OTHER PROTECTIVE MEASURES
  1. What protective measures will be in place in schools?
  1. Do staff need to wear PPE?
  1. FIRST AID
  1. Can staff choose to wear their own PPE in the classroom?
  1. Can children wear a face mask?
  1. Can parents and carers wear reusable or disposable face masks when dropping off or collecting children?
  1. What about if a child needs help changing, first aid, intimate care or help cutting up their food at lunchtime?
  1. SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR PARENTS
  1. Who can accompany a child to school?
  1. Do parents and carers have to follow social distancing?
  1. What if children start and finish school at different times?
  1. Can older children walk to and from school unaccompanied?
  1. Will parents and carers be allowed to drop things off at the office, e.g. forgotten lunchbox?
  1. SOCIAL GROUPS FOR CHILDREN
  1. How many children will be in each group?
  1. Do the children need to say 2 metres away from each other in their group?
  1. Can schools guarantee that this approach is safe?
  1. What if the corridor is not wide enough to maintain 2 metres between groups?
  1. Can children mix with children in other groups?
  1. Will the groups interact with each other?
  1. How will children be kept apart at break times?
  1. SUPPORTING CHILDREN
  1. What if a child refuses to come into school or needs emotional or physical support?
  1. How can we prevent children being alarmed or upset by staff wearing PPE?
  1. How can staff socially distance with 1-to-1s?
  1. LUNCHTIME
  1. Will children eat lunch at school?
  1. Will children still receive free school meals?
  1. HYGIENE
  1. How often will children need to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser?
  1. Will children share towels?
  1. Other precautions
  1. How often will schools be cleaned?
  1. How will toys and shared equipment be kept clean?
  1. What about reading books?
  1. Do I need to wash my child’s clothes every day?
  1. PRACTICALITIES
  1. Do children need to wear school uniform?
  1. Can children bring a water bottle from home?
  1. Will children need a PE kit?
  1. Do children need to bring a book bag or any other equipment?
  1. Will children be able to bring reading books home?
  1. LEARNING
  1. What will the children be learning in school during the rest of this term?
  1. REFERENCES

 

 
  1. ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

 

  1. What is the government saying about children going to school?

 

The DfE guidance says:

 

It is our plan that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.

 The prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) has decreased, our NHS Test and Trace system is up and running, and we are clear about the measures that need to be in place to create safer environments within schools.

Returning to school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. Time out of school is detrimental for children’s cognitive and academic development, particularly for disadvantaged children. This impact can affect both current levels of learning and children’s future ability to learn, and therefore we need to ensure all pupils can return to school sooner rather than later.

The risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus (COVID-19) is very low and there are negative health impacts of being out of school. We know that school is a vital point of contact for public health and safeguarding services that are critical to the wellbeing of children and families.

Lower academic achievement also translates into long-term economic costs due to having a less well-qualified workforce. This affects the standard of living that today’s pupils will have over the course of their entire life. For many households, school closures have also affected their ability to work. As the economy begins to recover, we need to remove this barrier so parents and carers can return to work.”

  1. Is attendance compulsory?

Yes. 

Missing out on more time in the classroom risks pupils falling further behind. School attendance will therefore be mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term. It is the parents’ duty to make sure that their child attends regularly at school.  It is the schools’ responsibility to record attendance and follow up absence and for the Local Authority to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct.

 

  1. What if my child or a member of my household is in one of the vulnerable categories?

 

We now know much more about coronavirus (COVID-19) and so in future there will be far fewer children and young people advised to shield whenever community transmission rates are high. Therefore, the majority of pupils will be able to return to school.

 

You should note however that:

  • a small number of pupils will still be unable to attend in line with public health advice because they are self-isolating and have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves; or because they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • shielding advice for all adults and children paused on 1 August.  This means that even the small number of pupils who will remain on the shielded patient list can also return to school, as can those who have family members who are shielding
  • if rates of the disease rise in local areas, children (or family members) from that area, and that area only, will be advised to shield during the period where rates remain high and therefore they may be temporarily absent
  • some pupils no longer required to shield but who generally remain under the care of a specialist health professional may need to discuss their care with their health professional before returning to school (usually at their next planned clinical appointment)

 

 Status

Can your child come to school?

 

Your child or someone in your

household is classed as clinically

extremely vulnerable (high risk) and has been advised to shield by the NHS

Only those children who have been advised by the NHS that they must not go to school can remain at home.  We will need medical evidence of this in the form of a letter from the NHS.

 

Please discuss this with either Mrs Mills or Miss Williams.

Your child is classed as clinically

vulnerable (medium risk)

A small minority of children will fall into this category, and parents should follow medical advice.

Someone in your household is clinically vulnerable (medium risk), including pregnancy

Children who live with someone who is clinically vulnerable including someone who is pregnant, can attend school. 

 

 

 

  1. Will before and after school care be available?

 

Breakfast club will be available for those children where both parents work.

There will be no after school clubs in September.  We will review this regularly and inform parents when after school clubs can begin again.

  

  1. COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND TESTS
     
    You must self-isolate if you have coronavirus symptoms or live in the same household as somebody who does.

 

  1. COVID-19 Symptoms
  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

  1. Self-Isolation Rules

 

  • If you have one or more of the above symptoms, you must self-isolate straight away for 10 days – or longer if you still have a temperature

 

  • If you live in the same household as someone with coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate straight away for 14 days.

 

  1. Can I be tested for COVID-19?
     

Yes, COVID-19 tests are now available to everyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms. Whilst waiting for test results you must stay at home self-isolated. To book a test see:

 

https://www. gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested. Or call 119.

 

  1. What do I need to do if the test is positive?

Please inform the school if you or your child has tested positive and then follow the procedure above for self-isolating.

 

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

 

  1. What if a child or adult in my child’s group or school tests positive for COVID-19?

If a child or adult in a class group tests positive, the rest of the group will be sent home and advised to isolate for 14 days, but other household members don’t need to self-isolate unless the child or adult they live with subsequently develops symptoms. 

 

If other cases are detected within the school - Public Health England’s local Health Protection Teams will conduct a rapid investigation and will advise on the most appropriate action to take. In some cases, a larger number of other children may be asked to self-isolate at home as a precautionary measure - perhaps the whole class, site or year group.

 

  1. What if a child or adult develops COVID-19 symptoms whilst at school?

 

If anyone in an education or childcare setting becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in their normal sense of taste of smell (anosmia), they must be sent home and advised to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

  1. Will schools take children’s temperatures when they arrive at school each day?

 

No. The DfE guidance says “Parents, carers and settings do not need to take children’s temperatures every morning. Routine testing of an individual’s temperature is not a reliable method for identifying coronavirus.”

 

  1. PPE AND OTHER PROTECTIVE MEASURES

 

  1. What protective measures will be in place in schools?

 

System of controls

This is the set of actions schools will take as advised by the government.

Prevention:

1) minimise contact with other children and adults who are unwell by making those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school

2) clean hands thoroughly more often than usual

3) ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach

4) introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach

5) minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible

6) where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Response to any infection:

7) engage with the NHS Test and Trace process

8) manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the school community

9) contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice

 

The government issued guidance on 11 May 2020  on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings which recommends:

 

  1. Do staff need to wear PPE?
     
  • The DfE has advised that the majority of staff in education settings will not require PPE beyond what they would normally need for their work, even if they are not always able to maintain a distance of 2 metres from others.
  • PPE is only needed in a very small number of cases including:
  • Where a child’s care routinely already involves the use of PPE due to their intimate care in which case the normal PPE should be worn
  • School staff may wear a shield in some circumstances
  • If a child, young person or other learner becomes unwell with symptoms of coronavirus while in their setting and needs direct personal care until they can return home:
    • A fluid-resistant surgical face mask should be worn by the supervising adult if a distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.
    • If contact with the child or young person is necessary, then disposable gloves, a disposable apron and a fluid-resistant surgical face mask should be worn by the supervising adult.
    • If a risk assessment determines that there is a risk of splashing to the eyes, for example from coughing, spitting, or vomiting, then eye protection should also be worn.
       
  1. FIRST AID

 

Supplies for treating very minor cuts and grazes (plasters, antiseptic wipes, gloves) will be available in each classroom.  This will avoid the need to call in a first aider for very minor treatment.

 

  1. Can staff choose to wear their own PPE in the classroom?

No, staff are not allowed to wear their own PPE in classrooms when they are working with the children as they will be maintaining 2 metre distances.

 

  • Staff may wear them when they are working away from the children.
  • Staff and pupils will be asked to dispose any PPE worn whilst travelling to the school site.
  • Staff may wear face shields in some circumstances.

 

  1. Can children wear a face mask?

The DfE has advised that children shouldn’t wear face masks because they are too young to follow the correct procedure for wearing and removing them. The guidance says:

 

 “Wearing a face covering or face mask in schools or other education settings is not recommended. Face coverings may be beneficial for short periods indoors where there is a risk of close social contact with people you do not usually meet and where social distancing and other measures cannot be maintained, for example on public transport or in some shops. This does not apply to schools or other education settings. Schools and other education or childcare settings should therefore not require staff, children and learners to wear face coverings. Changing habits, cleaning and hygiene are effective measures in controlling the spread of the virus. Face coverings (or any form of medical mask where instructed to be used for specific clinical reasons) should not be worn in any circumstance by those who may not be able to handle them as directed (for example, young children, or those with special educational needs or disabilities) as it may inadvertently increase the risk of transmission.”

 

Any homemade non-disposable face coverings that staff or children are wearing when they arrive at school must be removed by the wearer and placed into a plastic bag that the wearer has brought with them in order to take them home. The wearer must then clean their hands. If a child arrives at school wearing a disposable, single-use face mask it will need to be removed on arrival at school and placed in the refuse bin. The wearer must then clean their hands.

 

  1. Must parents and carers wear reusable or disposable face masks when dropping off or collecting children?

Yes.  Please ensure that the face mask remains in place for the whole time that you are on the school site and is not removed and placed on any surfaces in the school grounds.

 

If there are any medical reasons why a parent/carer cannot wear a face mask please let the school office know.

 

  1. What about if a child needs help changing, first aid, and intimate care or help cutting up their food at lunchtime?
     

Disposable gloves and a first aid kit will be provided in each teaching space for minor cuts and scrapes and a first aider will be available for more serious injuries. PPE will also be available for any intimate care.

 

Staff will be able to wear face shields if they need to get closer than a metre to any child for example to help with changing, cutting up food or first aid.

 

Staff will be able to wear PPE for serious first aid or intimate care.

 

  1. SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR PARENTS
  1. Who can accompany a child to school?

Only one adult per family should bring children to school or collect at the end of the day. Family groups should stay together at all times on the school site. Parents and carers must wear face masks when they are on the school site. 

 

  1. Do parents and carers have to follow social distancing?

Yes. Parents and carers should maintain social distancing of 2 metres from all other adults and children who are not part of their family group, including teachers, at all times.

 

Parents and carers will not be able to come into the school building unless they have a pre-arranged appointment to meet a senior leader or a member for the office team. 

 

If other staff members wish to see parents, it must be discussed with senior leaders first. The school will share instructions for which gates to use and how to move around the site, e.g. one-way systems.

 

The school office will not be open for parents and carers to ask questions face to face.

 

Parents, carers and all other visitors to the school will be asked to use telephone or email to contact the office.

 

Start and end times for each year group will be either staggered or different gates used to minimise the number of adults on site at any time. There will be markings in playgrounds to help parents and carers to follow these rules.

 

  1. What if children start and finish school at different times?

If a family has children in different year groups with different start/finish times the family may wait in the playground provided that there is sufficient space for them to remain socially distanced from other families.

 

  1. Can older children walk to and from school unaccompanied?

Year 6 only. If the child would normally walk to school and back without an adult, they can continue to do this if parents think that they are able to understand and follow social distancing rules.

  1. Will parents and carers be allowed to drop things off at the office, e.g. forgotten lunch box?

No. Parents and carers will not be allowed into school to do this. Parents will only be allowed into the building if they have an appointment with a senior leader or office staff.

 

  1. SOCIAL DISTANCING GROUPS FOR CHILDREN
  1. How many children will be in each group?

The children will be in phase bubbles i.e. Years 5 & 6 will be one bubble, Years 3 & 4 will be one bubble, Year 1 & 2 will be in one bubble and N & R will be in one bubble.

 

  1. Do the children need to say 2 metres away from each other in their group?

Within each classrom, furniture will be re-arranged to seat children forward facing, and children will be encouraged not to make contact with each other physically.

Children will have their own sets of everyday equipment such as pencils and whiteboards to make sure they are not sharing items.

Teachers will support children to learn and practice the new behaviours and routines that will be needed to help everyone to stay as safe as possible.

The DfE guidance says:

“We know 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. In deciding to bring more children back to early years and schools, we are taking this into account.

 You should, therefore, work through the hierarchy of measures set out in implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings:

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

 

It is still important to reduce contact between people as much as possible, so children, young people and staff where possible, should only mix in a small, consistent group and that small group should stay away from other people and groups. If you can keep older children within those small groups 2 metres away from each other, you should do so. While in general groups should be kept apart, brief, transitory contact, such as passing in a corridor, is low risk.”

  1. Can schools guarantee that this approach is safe?

We are following the guidance above from the DfE. The DfE has published the scientific advice behind their decisions in these documents:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/885631/Overview_of_scientific_advice_and_information_on_coronavirus_COVID19.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/886994/s0257-sage-sub-group-modelling-behavioural-science-relaxing-school-closures-sage30.pdf

  1. What if the corridor is not wide enough to maintain 2 metres between groups?

Most activities, will take place in each classes’ teaching space to minimise movement around school. The school day will also be staggered to further minimise these risks and the school will have a one-way system to support this. However, the guidance says that “brief, transitory contact, such as passing in a corridor, is low risk.”

 

  1. Can children mix with children in other groups?

Yes.  Children will be able to mix with children in their class but only if necessary and children will be able to mix with other children from their phase but only in the playground where the risk is reduced further.

 

  1. Will the groups interact with each other?

No. Each class will have their own teaching space in school. Social distancing measures such as one-way systems and staggered play times will be in place to minimise contact between groups as they move around school. There will also be no large gatherings i.e. assemblies or parent workshops unless they can be socially distanced.

 

  1. How will children be kept apart at break times?

Each group will have a physical activity session in the day and will be staggered to minimise contact with other groups. The recovery curriculum for PE supports socially distanced activities.

 

 

  1. SUPPORTING CHILDREN
  1. What if a child refuses to come into school or needs emotional or physical support?

Staff will be given guidance on non-contact strategies to calm and comfort a child. If they are comfortable providing some physical contact, such as holding hands, there is no problem with them doing this provided that they and the child both wash their hands afterwards. Staff may also wear gloves if they are available, following the normal PPE protocol for removal and disposal.

 

  1. How can we prevent children being alarmed or upset by staff wearing PPE?

Staff will only wear full PPE in the case where a child is displaying symptoms and close contact is required to supervise them while waiting for them to be collected. As each group of children returns to school, some lesson time will be given to explaining to them when PPE might be used, why it is needed and what it looks like to help to reduce any anxiety.

 

  1. How can staff socially distance with 1-to-1s?

All children with SEND will have an individual risk assessment. The DfE guidelines recognise that social distancing will not always be possible within a school context. If physical contact is needed to intervene to keep the child safe, then it is acceptable for the adult working with them to intervene in this way if they are comfortable or they may call senior leaders for support. Gloves should be worn if possible, or hands should be washed thoroughly as soon as possible after any contact.

 

  1. LUNCHTIME
  1. Will children eat lunch at school?

All children will be able to have a hot meal except on Friday when school will close at 12 p.m. for deep cleaning. Tables will be wiped before and after lunch and children should wash their hands for 20 seconds before eating.

 

  1. Will children still receive free school meals?

Yes. Children whose families qualify for free school meals or in receipt of Universal Free School Meals (Reception and Ks1) will continue to receive free school meals.  This will be a hot meal Monday – Thursday and a packed lunch on Friday because school will close from 12 pm.

 

  1. HYGIENE

 

  1. How often will children need to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser?

All children will need to wash or sanitise their hands frequently throughout the day. Handwashing is the best method of removing germs so children will wash hands on arrival at school, after visiting the toilet and before departing from school. We will be using hand sanitiser to support hand cleansing during the school period like after outdoor activity or during snack time. 

 

  1. Will children share towels?

No. Hand dryers have been turned off; disposable paper towels will be provided.

 

  1. Other precautions

Each classroom will also have a supply of tissues and a lidded bin to put used tissues in, cleaning wipes or cleaning sprays for staff to use to wipe down surfaces and door handles etc. Toilets, washrooms and other frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned during the day and schools will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day.

The DfE guidance also advises schools to remove unnecessary items from classrooms and other learning environments where there is space to store it elsewhere and remove soft furnishings, soft toys and toys that are hard to clean (such as those with intricate parts).

This means that the classrooms may look different from normal. There may also be a more limited range of toys and equipment, including outdoor play equipment, available for the children to use.

  1. How often will schools be cleaned?

In addition to the normal daily clean, frequently touched surfaces, such as toilets, wash basins and door handles, will have an additional clean by cleaning or site staff during the day. Every Friday afternoon there will also be a deep clean.

 

  1. How will toys and shared equipment be kept clean?

Toys and soft furnishings that are difficult to clean will be removed from classrooms.

 

  1. What about reading books?

Children will be able to read and borrow books from their class bubbles.

 

  1. Do I need to wash my child’s clothes every day?

Your child will need to wear clean clothes to school every day but it is up to you whether you choose to wash clothes daily or wait for a full load.

 

Clothes should not be shaken before washing to avoid disturbing any virus particles that might be on them but can be washed alongside other items.

 

It is a good idea to change your child’s clothes as soon as they get home to reduce risks of contamination in your home. The government advises washing clothes on the highest recommended temperature setting.

 

  1. PRACTICALITIES
  1. Do children need to wear school uniform?

Yes.  Children need to be in full school uniform.

 

  1. Can children bring a water bottle from home?

No. We will provide children with water bottles and clean the caps everyday.

 

Public Health Northern Ireland has issued the following advice for schools (not COVID-19 specific):

  • Water bottles should not be shared
  • Ideally bottles should be clear plastic
  • Water bottles should be washed daily in warm soapy water, rinsed, and left to air dry upside down
  • Nozzles of a sports cap should be opened and flushed through during cleaning
  • Bottles can also be washed in a dishwasher, with bottle and cap separated
  • A sterilising agent (e.g. Milton) can also be used to clean drinking vessels and bottles.
    https://www.covid-19facts.com/?p=83769
     
  1. Will children need a PE kit?
     

Yes. They should also bring their PE kit in a sports bag.

 

 

  1. Do children need to bring a book bag or any other equipment?
    Yes.  Children will be expected to read every day at home.
     
     
  2. Will children be able to bring reading books home?
    Yes. To reduce risks of cross contamination we will not be sending reading books home from their bubbles and children will change their books on a weekly basis – every Friday.
     
  1. LEARNING

 

  1. What will the children be learning in school during the rest of this term?

 

Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment when pupils return to school

                      

 

  1. REFERENCES

 

The DfE guidance:

 

Covid-19 - Implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings

 

Guidance for full opening for September 2020 - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

 

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings

during the coronavirus outbreak. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

 

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of

personal protective equipment (PPE). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safe-working-in-education-childcare-and-childrens-social-care/safe-working-in-education-childcare-and-childrens-social-care-settings-including-the-use-of-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

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