Roecliffe

Church of England Primary School

School Day

PROCEDURES FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

Roecliffe is adopting staggered starts to keep classes (‘bubbles’) of pupils apart as they arrive at school. Staggered starts will help the staff to ensure that all children have adequate time to prepare themselves for the start of the school day, including washing their hands, whilst minimising contact between bubbles. The four classes will remain in their four ‘bubbles’ throughout the school day and will enter and leave the school site at separate access points at particular times. These will be:-

Class

Collection and drop-off point

Drop-off time

Collection time

Class 1

Double gate at the Green (this access/exit gate was used in the summer term)

8.45am

3.30pm

Class 2

Double gate at the bottom of the playground

8.45am

3.30pm

Class 3

Single pedestrian gate from the layby on to the playground

8.55am

3.30pm

Class 4

Single gate from the Green in the middle of the front brick wall

9.05am

3.30pm

We understand that some parents may need to drop off at more than one gate in the mornings and hope that the time intervals allow for this. Staff will, of course, wait with your child at 3.30pm pickup time at the relevant exit point/gate if you have more than one child to collect.

There are various systems and procedures in place to reduce contact between ‘bubbles’ (classes) of pupils and there is social distancing between pupils and staff in school whenever possible.

‘Bubbles’

Schools have been informed by the DfE to do everything possible to minimise contact and mixing of staff and children whilst the staff deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. In order to reduce the number of contacts between children and staff, we will be keeping groups separate (in ‘bubbles’) and through maintaining distance between individuals as much as possible.

Over the summer break there have been some adaptations to classrooms to remove unnecessary furniture and make more space. We will continue to use our beautiful outdoor space for learning as much as possible so please ensure that your child has a coat/jacket at school each day.

Movement around the school will be kept to a minimum and large gatherings of staff and pupils such as Collective Worships and lunchtimes will take place in classrooms instead.

There will be no extra-curricular activities for the first half-term (Autumn 1) and we hope to offer extra-curricular clubs in Autumn 2.

Face coverings

The DfE advises that primary aged pupils should not wear face coverings at school. If you wish your child to wear a face covering during their journey to school, they should not touch the front of their face covering during use or when removing the face covering and then must wash their hands immediately on arrival (as is the case for all pupils). Temporary face coverings will be disposed of in a lidded bin and reusable face coverings will be placed in a plastic bag which is taken home with the child/parent and the child will wash their hands again before heading to their classroom.

Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual, nor do they need to be cleaned using methods which are different from normal.

Lunchtime

We will continue to sanitise packed lunch bags and water bottles with cleansing wipes as the children enter the school site in the morning as well as sanitising hands with sanitising hand gel.   Parents should remain with their child/ren until the class is collected by their class teacher from the relevant access/exit point and we ask that you maintain social distancing where possible.

The children will eat their lunch in their classroom and pupils may choose from a cooked lunch, a school packed lunch or to bring their own packed lunch from home.  Staff and pupils will not share resources such as pens and pencils and pencil cases should not be brought into school from home. Reading bags, water bottles, P.E bags and P.E kit and packed lunch bags may be brought into school. Please do not bring bags larger than the Roecliffe reading bag to school as larger bags can not be fitted into our school lockers.

NORMAL ROUTINE PRE COVID

Mornings

Children arrive in the school playground 8.45-8.50am. The whistle is blown at 8.55am, and children are brought into school and registered by 9.00am each day.

For both Reception & Nursery Children children – the Class 1 door (by the gazebo) is opened at 8.45am and children come into school with their adult. This gives the younger children a more relaxed start to the day, and the chance for parents to ensure their child is settled and ready to learn.

In spring term Reception children will join the rest of the school and line up in the main playground in a morning. Nursery children will still arrive through the EYSF main door.

Morning Break –   10.30am – 10.45am

Nursery Children finish at 11.45am

Lunch runs from 12.00-1.00pm

Afternoons

1.00pm until 3.30pm for all children.

Reception and Key Stage 1 also have an afternoon break, from 2.45-3.00pm when possible. The children must be collected at 3.30 pm. If you are unavoidably delayed, please try to get a message to school to that effect.

Class 1 and 2 leave from the door near the gazebo in the playground, and Class 4 leave by the fire exit in their classroom and Class 3 leave by the main entrance.

Car Parking & “one way system”

We would like to communicate to all parents, old and new, the procedures for parking and collecting/dropping off children at school. Parking is only permitted on the village green where the additional grass protectors are installed to the left of the village green as you look at the school. Under no circumstances should cars be parking directly on the village green or be parked in a way that blocks residents drives. We would also like to remind everyone that the speed limit in the village is 30mph.

To help with congestion we ask that parents use a one way system round the village green. As you look at the school from the bottom of the green cars should travel in a clockwise direction around the green. Although there is no formal written rule regarding this it does help prevent the roads becoming blocked.

We kindly ask parents to follow these simple rules to ensure the safety of all children in school.

Locking of School Gates

All gates to the school site will be locked at 9.10 every morning and will re-open at 3.15pm, this is to ensure the safety of all our children. If you need access to school between these hours please contact the school office on 01423 322302. EYFS staff will open the double gate situated near Class 1 at 11.40am ready for Nursery Collections so there is no need to contact the office at this time.