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26th May 2020

 

Dear Parent and Carers

I hope you are enjoying the half term break and the sunshine! I thought it would be helpful to give an update of what to expect on June 1st .

Those of you who have children continuing their learning on line at home will continue to be supported by staff via Seesaw.  As many of the teachers will be in school from 1st June the responses may be a little less immediate  but all work will continue to be read, listened to and watched by staff.

Over the half term we have been preparing the school for the wider reopening to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  We also have an increased number of Key worker children coming to school should the Government continue with the proposed plan.

We look forward to welcoming you back to school and I know you have already seen our parent leaflet. However, the  points below will further clarify things and  help you and your child to know what to expect  when you arrive  at school. It may be helpful to talk these arrangements through with your child before Monday.

  • School uniform should be worn but trainers are recommended rather than school shoes.
  • The children should bring a water bottle and a sunhat. All suncream should be applied before the children arrive at school as we will not be able to help the children with this in school.
  • No PE kit will be required
  • The children should bring as few personal belongings with them as possible – preferably no bags and only a small, wipeable pencil case should they want one
  • No contact books or reading records will be necessary –  communication to and from the teacher and yourselves should be done via email please.
  • We expect that all the children will do their best to follow our social distancing and hygiene rules.  To help them we have put up lots of signs and will of course teach them what to do.
  • An appendix to our usual Behaviour Policy is attached and is also available on our website.  Please ensure you have discussed this with your child before you arrive on June 1st so we can help everyone to keep safe.
  • All children will be having a packed lunch.  Packed lunch is available from the school kitchens but these MUST be booked in advance via Parent pay whether you are required to pay or not.  Children may of course bring their own packed lunch if you prefer.
  • We have tried to keep year groups and class groups together where possible but children may, or may not, be in their own classroom, with the children from their own class or their own teacher. This mixing of classes has been necessary to make the ‘bubbles’ of 15 and there cannot now be any changes made.
  • The children will be in a home ‘bubble’ of no more than 15 children and will remain with that same group at all times including playtimes and lunchtime. They will not be able to share space or games at any point.
  • Adults will be available to direct you when you arrive on site and will let you know which classroom your child should go to.
  •  There is no vehicle access at all as the driveway will be used by pedestrians.
  • There is a one way system of arrival down the school path, movement around the outside of the school to the outside classroom doors/ designated entrances.  The doors will be labelled.  You should drop your child and then carry on through the signposted one way system please back up the school driveway.
  • Collection of your child should follow the same one way system and children should go straight home from their classroom maintaining social distancing at all times on the school site.
  • All messages for the office should be done via email or telephone and, as always, you can contact the Academy Principal or myself via email.

I do hope this has been helpful and answered any questions you may have had.

We look forward to seeing you either on line or in school on Monday.

Kind regards

 

Annemarie Whittle

Executive Principal

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

As this is the official end of term I would like to thank you for all your support of your child’s home learning and for staying safely at home whenever it is possible.

 

As school is officially on holiday there will not be any new home learning posted until we ‘return’ on 16th April.  When we are back we hope to have our new ‘See Saw’ home learning system on line which will support the children with their learning even more effectively.  We will send an email with details about how to use this just before we return from the Easter break.

 

During the Easter holiday period school will be ‘partially open’ only for the children of critical workers when they are at work.  We will not be picking up any phone messages or answering emails sent to the Key Stage inboxes.

 

For emergencies we are monitoring the following  email boxes office@st-augustines.kent.sch.uk , Judith.taylor@st-augustines.kent.sch.uk  or awhittle@kcsp.org.uk

 

May I wish you a blessed Easter and assure you of continued prayers for good health and well being.

 

With all best wishes

 

Annemarie Whittle

Executive Principal

KCSP
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