Attending school during the Covid-19 restrictions…

Here’s what you need to know for coming to school at the moment. We’re going to make it as ‘normal’ as we can do for everyone whilst working within some strict guidelines. We’re so pleased to have the children and families back and can’t wait to meet all our new starters too!

As usual, any questions, please ask. We’ll all get into the swing of things pretty quickly but please don’t struggle. Call or email, get in touch on Class Dojo or drop us a line on social media.

Is Breakfast Club running? Yes it is. The only difference being that children will be dropped off and make their own way into school through the main doors. We’ll make sure everyone is looked after as usual. Breakfast Club will be split Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for the time being. After School Care is also running and will be split in the same way.

I’ve got children in more than one class. What happens about that? Below are details about dropping off each year group. You may find that you only need to wait with the younger ones and can let the older ones make their own way into class.

If the children are making their own way in from the car park, will someone be supervising them? Absolutely. Staff will be outside directing everyone as well as inside collecting class groups together.

Will the children be using hand sanitizer? We have washing stations all around school. Children will regularly be washing their hands but we may on occasion use hand sanitizer. This has worked well over the phased return and lockdown period and is the guidance given by the local authority. Please let us know if your child has any allergies to hand sanitiser.

I couldn’t get out to the shops to get the new uniform. Is it ok for my child to wear their existing uniform for a bit? Of course it is. We know it’s been a difficult time trying to juggle life in general so let’s not worry about things like this. It’s more important that we get everyone settled back in school. If you’re still struggling, speak to the School Office and we’ll see what we can sort out together.

What about PE? The class teacher will let you know what day the class are doing PE. Please send your child in that day in something comfortable that they can spend the whole day in and will be warm enough to do PE outside (weather depending!) This can be a tracksuit they’d usually wear at home or leggings with a t-shirt and sweatshirt. We’ll let you know when we go back to using the regular PE kits.

What else do I need to think about? Here’s some things to consider now that we’re all back in school:

  • Everyone needs their own water bottle. Best to put a label on it so that it’s easy to identify. It should go home every day to be washed. It can, as usual, be refilled here throughout the day.
  • Everyone also needs their own pencil case with some basic supplies. These can be cheap and cheerful so don’t worry about spending a lot of money on them.
  • School uniform will need to be washed more frequently. We mentioned this to keyworker families and those returning as part of the phased return. As there will be more of us here, we need to do what we can to make sure we’re staying safe.
  • Can my friend pick my child up? Please bear in mind government guidance about household mixing etc.
  • If you need to speak to the School Office, please call us on 0113 887 3680 or email office@primleywood.co.uk. We would love to see you all but please keep actual visits to a minimum and follow social distancing. We’ll be doing more via Class Dojo so make sure you’re on there!
  • Please let us know by 9.00am if your child is feeling unwell and will stay off school. Please do not be offended if we recommend that they may need to go for a test. Likewise, tell us if that’s what you’re doing or if you’re planning on isolating as a family
  • If you think your child has Covid-19 symptoms, please review the guidance on the ‘Bubble Closures‘ page which will give you the steps you need to follow.

Is After School Care running? It is! We’ll be here 3.30pm to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Please note however that clubs like football etc. are not running for the moment. Just as soon as we can get those going, we will. Pick up from the main school entrance as usual but please follow social distancing guidelines.

Our Risk Assessment

Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment September 2020

Covid Catch-up Funding

Click here to read how we’re using our Covid Catch-up Funding

Dropping Off – gates open 8.40am, close 9.00am

**Only one person to drop off and pick up please to ensure social distancing can take place. Please make sure you’re wearing a face mask and remember that we are working to reduce spread between households, so only collect your own child/ren.**

Reception

Reception children will enter school through the double gates opposite their play area. Please follow the path along to the inner gate (leading to Reception) and be prepared to allow the teacher to take your child into school. In the past we have encouraged parents to accompany their children into school, but we cannot do so in the current climate. Unfortunately, you will not be able to take your child any further than the inner gate where we will collect them and escort them into school. I totally understand that you will worry about your children settling and there might even be a few tears at first, however, we will look after them and make sure they feel comfortable and safe.

Years 1 and 2

Please bring your children through the usual entrance and stand with them on the front playground socially distancing from other parents. Please keep your children with you until they are collected by a member of staff and taken into school. If you have a Reception aged child drop him / her off first and take their sibling in Year 1 or 2 into the front playground via the usual gate. If your child has sibling in year 3 – 6 drop them at the car park side gate (near the bike shed) and allow them to walk in on their own.

Years 3 to 6

Please bring your children through the usual entrance and stand with them on the front playground socially distancing from other parents. Please keep your children with you until they are collected by a member of staff and taken into school. If you have a Reception aged child drop him / her off first and take their sibling in Year 1 or 2 into the front playground via the usual gate. If your child has sibling in year 3 – 6 drop them at the car park side gate (near the bike shed) and allow them to walk in on their own.

Picking up – gates open 3.15pm

Reception

Please collect your Reception-aged children first, from the gate you dropped them in the morning.

Years 1 and 2

Please collect your children from the front playground and enter through the gate you used in the morning. Please social distance from other parents whilst you are waiting. If you have older children please collect your younger children first and walk down the side of the school (the Year 2 classroom) to collect the older sibling/s.

Years 3 to 6

Please come through the car park side gate and wait (socially distancing from other parents) for your children to be seen out to you. Please collect your younger children first.