Class 1

Reaching for the Stars with Aspiration and Hope


We are excited to welcome the children back to Class 1! Over the course of this term, we will share what we have been learning to give you a little taste of what we do in school. Over the coming weeks our first priority is to ensure children feel safe and happy in school, easing them back into learning and routine. 
We are aiming for as normal a curriculum and school experience as possible. We will, however, be making a few operational changes to ensure the safety and well-being of children and staff. 
In the morning, Pre-School and Reception children will enter through the garden gate, via the staff car park. Mrs Carpenter will be there to welcome them and then they will enter the 'make it' room, hanging up their bags etc and then washing hands. There will be 2 other members of staff to support with this. Parents will not be able to come past the second gate, unless absolutely necessary and then will need to wear a mask and socially distance. This is all new to us too, but we will endeavour to make it a smooth transition.
We will be spending a lot of our learning time outside. Children need to be equipped with suitable outdoor clothing (waterproof trousers, coat, wellies) that can be left in school and sent home to wash when necessary. We will not be able to share our Forest School waterproofs across the children at the moment. 
If the weather is warm and sunny, then please send in a sunhat and ensure suncream is applied before school. If cooler weather, please make sure children have hats, gloves etc. 
Children need to have in school a spare set of labelled clothes (including pants, socks etc) in case of accidents. Again, we cannot share our spare clothes at the moment. Please provide these in a drawstring bag, that can hang on their pegs and is easily washable. 
Children must bring in their own, labelled water bottle each day. It must contain water (not squash, flavoured water or juice). They will be sent home each day to be thoroughly washed. 
Please make sure all uniform, coats, outdoor clothing, spare clothing and shoes are labelled. The children do not always know which item is their's and neither do the staff. That's why so many jumpers go missing! 
PE kits are not needed initially in September. We will let you know when you need them . 
Please make sure you have logged onto Tapestry. If you haven't been able to too yet and need some help please let me know. 
I will keep updating information on here, on Tapestry and/or school text as often as it is needed. 
Mrs Carpenter.