Please read the following letter regarding the full opening of school on March 8th 2021:
 

Dear Parents / Carers,

As you already know school will be fully open again on 8th March to all children.  It has been a long seven and a half weeks for everyone and we sincerely thank you all for your support during this period. We are delighted to be welcoming all children back into school and back into the school routines. We will be mindful of the pupils’ well-being as they return to school and will offer any necessary support to help them with the transition.

I just want to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the measures we have in place to help protect each other and ask you to abide by please:

  • Only one parent to drop off / pick up your child.
  • Wear a mask when on school premises. We have many anxious staff and parents, including adults living with people who have to shield, so please wear a face mask.
  • Keep to the left when walking on school premises.
  • Keep 2m away from other people.
  • If your child displays any of the 3 main Coronavirus symptoms (high temperature, loss/change to their sense of taste or smell or a new, continuous cough), please keep them off school and arrange a test.

All the safety measures that we had in place in school in the autumn term will continue when the children fully return. The children will continue to be in class bubbles, sat side by side on forward facing desks and will continue to have staggered start, break, lunch and finish times. They will also be regularly washing / sanitising their hands and will have designated toilets.  Children will wear their school uniforms each day unless they have PE. On PE days, the children may come into school in their PE kit. Areas around school will continue to be cleaned throughout the course of the day.

Staff will wear masks when moving around the school and many staff are voluntarily taking lateral flow tests twice a week to confirm that they are not Covid positive. We want St Clare’s to be as safe as it can be for all our staff and pupils.

The Year 4 swimming programme will hopefully commence after the Easter holidays. We will be in touch regarding start dates for this once they are finalised.

Breakfast club and TOOSC will operate again from 8th March. Breakfast club will open at 7.45am and you may book your places on the school app from Friday 5th March 2021.

Start / finish times and drop off points:

Class

Start time   / location

Finish time

Nursery

8.45am       class door

3.15pm

Reception Miss Coleman

8.45am       class door

3.00pm

Reception Mrs Harrison / Mrs Moorcroft

9.00am       class door

3.15pm

Y1 Miss Sumner

8.45am       class door

3.00pm

Y1 Miss Dodman

9.00am       class door

3.15pm

Y2 Miss Sleigh

8.45am       class door

3.00pm

Y2 Miss McDermott

9.00am       class door

3.15pm

Y3 Mrs Nicholas / Mr Thompson

8.45am       year group entrance KS2 back playground

3.00pm

Y3 Miss Meadows

9.00am       year group entrance KS2 back playground

3.15pm

Y4 Mr Willis

8.45am     entrance B front playground

3.00pm

Y4 Miss Burns

8.45am     entrance B front playground

3.00pm

Y5 Mrs O’Keefe

9.00am     entrance B front playground

3.15pm

Y5 Miss O’Hara

9.00am     entrance A front playground

3.15pm

Y5 Miss Lyons

8.45am     entrance A front playground

3.00pm

Y6 Mr Flint

9.00am     entrance A front playground

3.15pm

Y6 Miss Howard

9.00am     entrance A front playground

3.15pm

Y6 Miss Dinsmore

9.00am     entrance A front playground

3.15pm

 

We kindly ask that you arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your child’s start / finish time. If you have several children with different start times, they may all be dropped at the earliest start time.

If you have any concerns about your child returning to school on the 8th March or you are concerned for their mental health and well-being, please get in touch with your child’s teacher or send a message on the school app. We are here to support you.

Once again, thank you for persevering with us during the lockdown. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 8th March.

Take care and God bless you all,

Mrs Howe

 

 

Covid-19 Remote Learning Information for Parents

 
Please click on this website if you need any help with internet safety during this time:

You can also access google classroom through your Playstation or Xbox. Please follow the instructions.

Xbox:

1. Plug a keyboard into the Xbox USB slot

2. Go into my games and apps

3. Find Microsoft Edge and select

4. Type in: Google classroom and log in

5. You can then access your work

6. To move around use the Xbox control or plug in a mouse

Playstation:

1. Identify the Playstation internet browser icon (it is WWW with dots around it)

2. Press the PS4 logo on the controller

3. Go to the library and find options for games and applications

4. Go in to applications and you will find the internet browser

5. Type google classroom into the browser and log in as you would in school

6. You can then access your work

 

To quiz on books at home please follow this link:

https://ukhosted38.renlearn.co.uk/2244085/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=t

 

Covid-19

 

Please click on the link to view Mrs Howe's Welcome (September 2020)  https://youtu.be/DK0_wj1M7XQ