Reminder for School Start: Wednesday 1 September

Dear Parents/Carers,

Reminder of Plans for Return to School in September 2021

The first day of the new school term will be Wednesday 1st September and in line with Government guidelines and our Academy and Trust Attendance Policy, unauthorised absences will again be subject to fines.  Holidays during term time will be unauthorised and absence without a valid reason will be deemed unauthorised.

Start / Finish Times are shown below:

EYFS Entrance

Nursery
Arrival 9:00
End of day 15:00
Year R 

(from 17th September 2021)

(see staggered start times provided by class teachers for first two weeks)

Arrival  8:45-9:00
Adults will be outside by the black gates waiting to meet children at 8:45 as they arrive. The gate will be closed at 9:00  for year R and children arriving after that time will enter via the main entrance and be marked as late.
End of day  15.05

 Main Playground

Years 1-3
Arrival 8:45-8:55
Adults will be on the playground from 8:45-8:55 to meet children as they come onto the playground. Children will enter the building via designated entrance for their year group (identified by their adult on the first day) and start their early morning work. The gates to the playground will be closed at 9:00 and children arriving after that time will enter via the main entrance and be marked as late.
End of day 15:10
Years 4-6
Arrival 8:50-9:00
Adults will be on the playground from 8:50-9:00 to meet children as they come onto the playground. Children will enter the building via designated entrance for their year group (identified by their adult on the first day)and start their early morning work. The gates to the playground will be closed at 9:00 and children arriving after that time will enter via the main entrance and be marked as late.
End of day 15:15

 P.E kits

All children from Years 1-6 will come into school on their designated PE day in their PE kit.  We have found that this ensures that PE kits are not left in cloakroom areas where they often end up on the floor and get misplaced. It also means we don’t have any wasted learning time in our PE lessons. Children will be expected to wear the academy PE  kit (please see our website for details here).   On warm days, you may wish to send your child in their P.E shorts, but a grey or black tracksuit is probably the best option in case of changeable weather.  Multi-coloured gym wear is not part of the school PE Kit.

Children should not wear earrings or watches on P.E days, and anyone with hair longer than chin length should have their hair tied back.  You will be notified on the first day back of your child’s PE day as this will change from last year.

Reception children will not start P.E immediately so please await further information from the teachers. 

Attendance

If your child is unwell please call the absence line on 01322 242011 to let us know they will not be in and give a reason. If we do not hear from you, Mrs Williams will call to find out where your child is. Unauthorised absences will again be subject to fines. No holidays will be authorised during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances;  If we do not receive a valid reason for absence, this will be marked as unauthorised in line with our attendance policy.

Remote Learning

A reminder that school is open and is the best place for learning; the google classroom will not be monitored or updated unless otherwise notified

Kind regards,

Mrs J Forsythe

Principal