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Message from Mrs Barbuti 14th May
I have heard from some parents who are unsure about what to put on the questionnaire I sent out to Reception and Year 1 regarding whether they would send their children back to school if/when we reopen. This was for us to gauge parents feelings about reopening. You are not committing yourself one way or the other. We won’t be judging- you must do what is right for your children and your circumstances.
I know some of you will be wondering why we have not communicated a plan yet. I hope to let you know as soon as possible, but we need to be sure that we have thought through the options to ensure the health and safety for all involved. We don’t want to send out a plan that has been developed hastily only to have to make changes. As I have mentioned before we do not have room to take back Reception and Year 1 all at once and are so are thinking through the various options and the pros and cons of each. The only thing I am probably sure of is that we won’t be able to develop a perfect plan that pleases everyone, but whatever plan we do send out you can guarantee that hours of careful thought and discussion will have gone in to it, with one thing at the forefront of our minds- the welfare of the children.
What we really need parents to do is to answer on the questionnaire if they are a key worker, need key worker provision and which days- by tomorrow evening at the latest. To select days you will need the amended questionnaire, the second email I sent you. Please make sure you check the key worker definition. We cannot take people who are not key workers, even if you need childcare to enable you to go back to work- you have to be on the key worker list and may need to provide proof.
Thank you for your patience.
While children are at home the most important areas to keep up with are reading, phonics and Maths skills. There are many activities suggested below but hearing your child read and reading to your child are key to keeping the children where they should be.
If you run out of reading books try registering free to Oxford Owl for Home where you can access free e-books to read with your child.
As you will be aware we use Read Write Inc to teach our phonics and there is also support on Oxford owl for this.
Reception and Year 1 parents please check Tapestry as class teachers will be communicating work and suggested activities via this forum if the school should close. For pupils self-isolating pupils we will also regularly set challenges so your child can keep up to date.