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                      September 2020 Risk Assessment 

School's Out For Summer!

Dear All

We are at the end of a long stretch in school as you are aware when the nation ‘locked down’ on March 20th the school remained open for key worker and vulnerable children since that time we have opened to other age groups and on average we have a hundred children in school daily. It has been the strangest end of summer term ever and one that none of the teaching staff would want to experience again. It was lovely being able to see and say goodbye to the Y6 children who visited at the end of the day but I can’t help but feel they have been robbed of our usual extravagant farewell.

Before we finish I wanted to answer a couple of questions about September

Breakfast Club

This will not reopen on the 8th of September – our guidance is to continue to work in class pods where there is little or no contact with other children. We will (in the first two weeks) look at possible solutions to this for example we will try to open for key workers initially  and we may have to introduce a booking system.

Uniform

Children are not expected to return to school in uniform until Monday 21st September (start of the third week) This is because I had heard rumours that there are uniform shortages so you would have a bit more time to access the things you needed to get. Having clean clothes daily is no longer a guideline but it will not hurt to be cautious in the first two weeks. Your child will be told on the first day when they have PE. On a PE day your child can come to school in PE kit and they will not need to bring uniform to change into.

Start and finish times

These were sent to you with your child’s annual report but in a nut-shell this is what it looks like.

Year Group

Start Time

End Time

Drop off – pick up point

Year 6

8:40am

2:55pm

Top gate (by the Doctor’s Surgery)

Year 5

8:45am

2:55pm

Top gate (by the Doctor’s Surgery)

Year 4

8:50am

3:00pm

Top gate (by the Doctor’s Surgery)

Year 3

8:55am

3:00pm

Top gate (by the Doctor’s Surgery)

Year 2

8:40am

2:55pm

Main gate (by the library)

Year 1

8:45am

2:55pm

Main gate (by the library)

PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES BELOW APPLY TO RECEPTION AFTER THEY HAVE BE PHASED INTO SCHOOL

Reception 1&2

8:50am

3:00pm

Main gate (by the library)

Nursery AM

8:30am

11:30pm

Main gate (by the library)

Nursery PM

12:00pm

3:00pm

Main gate (by the library)

 

The children will be met at the gates by a member of staff who will guide them to where they need to be

Lunchtimes

We will be serving hot lunches in the hall on our return, children with packed lunches will remain supervised in classrooms. We have a water only policy in school so please do not send your child with any kind of fruit juice (we turned a blind eye to this during lockdown but the water rule will be reintroduced in September)

To limit the transition of COVID please do not send your child to school with a bag or any form of equipment. Reading books will not be sent home for the first couple of weeks as a safeguarding precaution. We will continue to use Seesaw to set homework activities in the Autumn term.

Thank you all very much for your support over the last few months. Please be patient with us in September as we work to get back up and running in difficult circumstances. I will be pushing to get back to some kind of normality as soon  possible  but the safety and the well- being of the children, our families and the staff will be my main priority. School reopens on Tuesday 8th September a day earlier than we originally intended.

Stay safe and well

HG

 

For the the latest corona virus risk assessment (JUNE 2020) please click on the following link.

For information regarding year group transition and year 6 transition to Minsthorpe please click on the following link.

 

 
The school office is open from 8 am to 3 pm so if you have any worries, concerns or questions about your child's learning, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS
From Monday 6th April, children who are entitled to free school meals (not universal Key Stage 1 meals) will be provided with a box of food for the week.
The box will contain ingredients which can be used to make lunches each day for your children.
They will be available for collection on Mondays between 11:45 and 12:45 with the exception of Monday 13th April (Easter Monday), this box will be available on Tuesday 14th April.
If your child has a free school meal and is in school, from Monday 6th April, you will need to use the ingredients in the box to provide their lunch each day.

This new method of working will hopefully reduce the amount of time people need to be out of the house and make it easier for those who cannot get to supermarkets and other shops at the moment.

SAFEGUARDING
Good morning everyone, we hope that you are well and staying safe.
If you have any safeguarding concerns during this time, please ring school or email on
uptonparetns@upton.wakefield.sch.uk
 
You could also speak to people at Wakefield Social Care 0345 850 3503 or contact the NSPCC.
 
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
 
If you think anyone is in immediate danger, you should ring 999.
 
Thank you
 
Mrs Williamson

WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL

We pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere where all are respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.  We offer teaching which supports each child achieving their potential in a happy, friendly, caring community. Children enjoy a varied and stimulating curriculum and they have plenty of scope to establish a broad range of friendships where newcomers integrate with ease.

As a considerably improving school, we have been selected to be involved in a Parliamentary Review, alongside senior and Cabinet ministers, including The Right Hon Philip Hammond, to highlight best practice and raise standards in primary education.  See below.

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