Returning to School

As teachers have been making phone calls home, a number of parents have been asking for information regarding how school will look when pupils arrive back.

As we have said, a wider opening of the school to pupils in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y6 will be happening at Lynch Hill from Monday 8th June and we now have the names of the pupils whose parents wish them to return during this final half of the summer term. These pupils have been organised into either a Week A group or a Week B group, with the Week A pupils returning from Monday to Thursday on the 8th June and the Week B pupils on the 15th June. Year leaders have then organised the pupils further by placing them into bubble groups. The bubble groups range in size from 7 to 10 pupils and this will enable all pupils to have sufficient space and to be able to socially distance. Letters have been emailed to parents informing them of which week their child has been registered for, the start and end time for the school day, the staff member(s) who will be working with that bubble group and a copy of the updated home/school agreement.

When arriving on the school site, a one-way system has been marked out on the main drive which must be adhered to and parents cannot gather at the school gates or wait on site for any period of time. Our Y6 pupils will use the KS2 path to enter school and are being asked to do so without their parents. During the day, the pupils will remain in their bubble groups and will not have contact with other bubble groups so as to minimise risk. The classrooms have been specifically set up to maximise space and so excess furniture and resources have been removed. Clear routines and expectations will be explained to the children each day so that they too know how to remain safe. The resources that they can access during this time have obviously had to be limited to ensure that items can be easily cleaned. Cleaners will be on site during the school day as well as after school so that key areas undergo regular cleaning. Whilst it seems alien to have to create rather sterile learning environments in a primary school, we can all appreciate the reasoning behind this. This may well seem strange to the pupils initially but the staff will quickly be able to reassure them and they are all determined to ensure that pupils feel safe and happy within their learning bubbles.

Please do not send your child to school on Monday 8th June unless we have specifically contacted you, as your child’s name will not be on a register. If you did not complete the survey or have changed your mind and do now want your child in Nursery, Reception, Y1 or Y6 to return, you must contact school.

For those not returning yet, we hope that you will still take full advantage of all the home learning materials on our website, uploaded onto DB Primary or actively participate in the home/school  communication via Tapestry for those in EYFS. As always, we are here to help and if you want the learning materials to be printed out for collection, please contact us so that we can assist.

Please see the information leaflet for your year group below: