Changes to how school will look from June 1st...
In Roe Deer, Buzzard, Nightingale and Barn Owl classrooms the big tables have been separated to make single desks, one for each child.
In Dormice and Water Vole classrooms, there are a lot more tables to use than usual. We can't have the home corners and dressing up for a while, so Mrs Hopkinson is planning more activities that you can do at a table. We are planning to try and have two children at each table at a time.
Because there won't be so many children in school for a while, we have spread out the labels on the coat pegs then everyone has some more space.
All the things you need will be on your desk or table, we won't be able to share the things that we touch like we used to, so you will have your own pens, ruler, crayons, scissors and glue and other useful things.
We're not going to use books for a while; we will use paper and when the work is finished, it will go in a folder to keep it safe.
Instead of being in its unit, your tray will live on your table so you can reach it without getting too squashed up close to your friends.
We'll keep your reading book in school for now so less things are going backwards and forwards from home to school. This means you won't need to bring a bag to school.
When you move around the school, you will see some blue lines on the carpet. These are to show you how to keep 2 metres apart. If everyone stays in the middle of the space in between the lines, then we will all be 2 metres apart.
Mrs Moss has been busy making sure that each room has the equipment we need to keep everything clean and safe - the proper word for this is "hygienic".
You may see more grown-ups using gloves to help keep their hands super clean. We also have some special pinnies that can be worn to help at lunch times, or if you have hurt yourself and we need to help you.
Some grown-ups might want to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose so that, if there are any germs they don't want to breathe in or out, the mask will help stop this happening. Some of these masks are made of special paper, others have some made of fabric and Mrs Maggie even made some for the the grown-ups too!
If you are poorly or have been sick, or we need to get close to you because you're hurt and perhaps bleeding, then the grown-ups will use their pinny and gloves and maybe a mask to help stop any germs spreading.
Things will look a bit different when you arrive at school too. Instead of coming in to the playground, everyone needs to line up, behind the barrier, on the path by the big green gate.
It is important to keep 2 metres apart and stay with your grown-up until it is your turn to go through. We are asking your parents not to come onto the playground for now, so we can keep as many germs out of school as we can. At home time we will take you to the gate to meet your grown-ups. Different children will come to school at different times so the queue does not get too long.
There are only a few things you will need to bring to school. You will need a sun hat (with your name on it) - you can wear this to walk to school.
You will need to put on your sun screen before you set off. This needs to be the once-a-day sort, as there won't be a chance to put some more on later.
You will need your packed lunch in a clear plastic box and a transparent water bottle. These need to be see-through so the grown-ups in school can look at what you have to eat, and can help you, without needing to touch your box too much. The grown-ups will be filling the water bottles too, so if they are clear we can see who needs more to drink easily.
That's all! Because it's not much, you don't need a bag or rucksack, these must stay at home. Just box, bottle and hat.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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