...what to do if symptoms, track and trace, family contacts & bubble start times, FAQs, pupils' video message
Return to School Information
We are so looking forward to having all our pupils back on Monday. Please note the newsletter issued earlier this week: NEWSLETTER NO 17
PDF GUIDANCE for back to school.
NURSERY LETTER about maintaining one nursery but operating acorss two rooms - continuing our successul pilot since January...i.e. no change!
Remember to bring Chromebooks, maths text books/packs and remote learning whiteboards/pens back in please as these are needed for teaching on Monday.
Update: 6 March 2021 - Regularly undertake a full refresh to get most up to date page.
Is my child's bubble/class open?
The following classes are open:
Nusery ¦ Class RC ¦ Class RD ¦ Class 1L ¦ Class 1M ¦ Class 2B ¦ Class 2J ¦ Class 3T ¦ Class 3S/V ¦ Class 4L ¦ Class 4C ¦ Class 5M ¦ Class 5T ¦ Class 6C ¦ Class 6M
The following classes are closed: Currently no bubbles/clssess are at home.
After completion of the 10 day self-isolation period, if your child is clear of COVID symptoms and has not had close contact with anyone else with symptoms or a positive test, they can return to school tomorrow - if place has been booked for them. Please remember, children should only attend school when no other arrangements for their care can be made and CW parents must book a place for the required days.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that although school is open for the children of Critical Workers, Government guidance remains that whenver possible families should stay at home. This reduces contact with others, reduces the risk of coming into contact with the virus and ulitmately keeps our whole school community safe.
If somebody in your household develops symptoms or is advised to go for a test please DO NOT send your child into school.
By doing so you potentially put other families and staff at risk of contracting COVID-19.
You MUST keep your children at home until you recieve a negative test. When a negative test is received we can welcome your child back to school. If you receive a positive test, the rest of your household must isolate for 14 days.
If you are unsure what to do, please click on this poster image or contact the school office via Live Chat.
School COVID FAQs Updated
The school has produced a FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions document for parents to respond to common questions about COVID. It is regularly updated. We have included the schools response to Friday night's DfE guidance on face coverings.
|LINK TO FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)|
Timings for March Re-opening Same as December
Whilst we have measures in place to reduce the number of people arriving at school for drop off and pick up each day, we appreciate that there is limited space on the pavements outside school. With this in mind we politely request that you arrive on time for your child's slot at the start & end of the day and avoid waiting outside the gates for long periods - this reduces the risk of bubbles crossing and keeps all of us safe. We also remind you of the need to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing of 2m when entering and leaving the school site.
Pupils in classes RC, 1L, 2B, 3S, 4C, 5T, 6M (for bubbles A, B, E) should arrive at school for 8.45am (to 8.50am) and collect at 3.10pm (to 3.15pm).
Pupils in classes RD, 1M, 2J, 3T, 4L, 5M, 6C (for bubbles C, D, F) should arrive at school for 8.55 am (to 9.00am) and collect at 3.20pm (to 3.25pm).
IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE SECOND SLOT, PLEASE ONLY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL TO DROP OFF FROM 8.55AM SO THE SCHOOL SITE IS CLEARER.
We will have Gate Supervisors on each of the gates who will be there to ensure our school stays safe and will be able to answer any questions about school access. PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE REQUIRING ALL THOSE OVER 11 YEARS OLD TO WEAR A FACE COVERING ON SCHOOL SITE.
Below are the groups, the classes and the subsets. We have deliberately put children in subsets according to family groups so as to minimise the potential for whole school shut down if there is a local outbreak. This may mean children will be working with other children in the year group different from their previous class. We are prioritising public health Pupil groups/classes will not be changed.
You will have already been sent a text informing you of your childs NEW subset for September. Note subsets A, B and E are together and C, D and F are together (yes the lettering is correct!).
Signs will be up showing which Gate, for which class, at which time.
Parents are discouraged from going onto the main playground in the morning and must be prompt both drop off and pick up to prevent bubble mixing.
|YEAR GROUP||CLASS/SUBSET||START TIME||START GATE||PICK UP TIME||PICK UP GATE||
(timings have changed to reduce gap between sessions since factsheet produced - refer to this chart)
|Nursery||All Nursery||8.50am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Session dependent||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class Nursery|
|Reception||Class RC: AR, BR, ER||8.45-8.50am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||3.10-3.15pm||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class RC|
|Class RD: CR, DR, FR||8.55-9.00am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||3.20-3.25pm||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class RD|
|Year 1||Class 1L: A1, B1, E1||8.45-8.50am||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||3.10-3.15pm||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 1L|
|Class 1M: C1, D1, F1||8.55-9.00am||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||3.20-3.25pm (Gate A2)||Gate A2 (in), Gate C (out) - wait long wall side||Factsheet Class 1M|
|Year 2||Class 2B: A2, B2, E2||8.45-8.50am||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||3.10-3.15pm||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 2B|
|Class 2J: C2, D2, F2||8.55-9.00am||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||3.20-3.25pm||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||Factsheet Class 2J|
|Year 3||Class 3S: A3, B3, E3||8.45-8.50am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||3.10-3.15pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||Factsheet Class 3S|
|Class 3T: C3, D3, F3||8.55-9.00am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||3.20-3.25pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 3T|
|Year 4||Class 4C: A4, B4, E4||8.45-8.50am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||3.10-3.15pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||Factsheet Class 4C|
|Class 4L: C4, D4, F4||8.55-9.00am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||3.20-3.25pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 4L|
|Year 5||Class 5T: A5, B5, E5||8.45-8.50am||Gate A1 (in and out)||3.10-3.15pm||Gate A1 (in and out)||Factsheet Class 5T|
|Class 5M: C5, D5, F5||8.55-9.00am||Gate A1 (in and out)||3.20-3.25pm||Gate A1 (in and out)||Factsheet Class 5M|
|Year 6||Class 6M: A6, B6, E6||8.45-8.50am||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||3.10-3.15pm||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||Factsheet Class 6M|
|Class 6C: C6, D6, F6||8.55-9.00am||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||3.20-3.25pm||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||Factsheet Class 6C|
This is likely to run till December and we will keep our arrangements under review.
This video has been provided by WBC/ Warrington Public Health to help families to understand how the COVID virus can spread and therefore the steps they need to take to protect themselves. It emhasises the focus of 'Hands <-> Face <-> Space. Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet below.
Pupils' Video Message for Return to School
This video is to help prepare children to understand how school will look and feel like during COVID restrictions. It emhasises the importance of social distancing and handwashing. Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet above.
'Thank you for your tremendous resilience and keep showing your school values that support our vision of Care, Challenge and Celebrate with Christ. We are here for you. Be determined. Be courageous. Be kind.', says Mr Metcalfe, Executive Headteacher.
You may be in your own home...but you still belong to this community. We miss you but look forward to seeing you soon.
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.