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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School

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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School


Information for Children of critical workers or vulnerable children attending school on January 7th

6th January 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Letter for parents and carers of children who are critical workers or vulnerable children who are attending school on January 7th 2021
Thank you for your patience and understanding over the last few days in organising places for your children. As previously stated, the Education provision offered to children this time looks very different to the previous lockdown. Below are some points that will hopefully answer any of your questions in preparation for your child returning to school on Thursday 7th January 2021.
 There will be a one way system on the playground when dropping your child off and picking them up. Staff will be available on the playground to show you where to go
 Only one adult should collect their children to reduce the number of people on the playground
 All persons over the age of 12 should wear a mask/face covering on the school grounds unless they are exempt. Please wear your lanyard to show your exemption or notify a member of staff
 Staggered start and finish times have been altered for January 2021:
 Children in Year 1, year 2, year 5 and 6 – 8.30am – 3.00pm
 Children in Reception, Year 3 and 4 – 8.45am – 3.15pm
 As in autumn term, if you have more than one child, their start time will be the earliest start time for any child and your pick up time will be the latest pick up time for your children
 The schools catering service will be operational in school for those children on School Dinners. A new menu has been issued to schools. This will be shared with parents once it has been confirmed
 Children will be expected to wear their full school uniform. On PE days, children will come to school in their PE kits. PE lessons will be outside (unless there is extreme weather) therefore children should wear the appropriate clothing
 Children will still be accessing Forest School and on these days, they should come to school in the appropriate outdoor clothing and have a change of clothing for the end of the day (teachers will notify parents of these days through Seesaw or Tapestry)
 We will be following the usual timetable in school to ensure the structure of the day remains the same for children. Each class will be taught by their class teacher for part of the day and support staff will support them for the remaining part of the day whilst the class teachers work remotely for those children at home
 The school office will be open as usual. Please pass your enquiries through the office
 Staff will be wearing masks around school when they are not with their bubble
 Bubbles will now be class bubbles and will not be mixing with other classes within school
 Regular handwashing will continue to be part of the children’s routine
 Additional cleaning will still be in place throughout the school day
 Forward facing desks, ventilation in classrooms and children using their own equipment will continue to be in place
Once again, I thank you for your patience and understanding this week. If you have any questions about the reopening of school, please contact the school office. Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards,
Mrs JE Davies
Executive Headteacher