Wednesday 9th September 2020,
Dear Parents and Carers
I am so pleased that the weather is being kind to us and helping us to settle into our routines before winter throws it worst at us! We will be making the most of the sunshine and having our lunches outside over the next few days. When it is not possible to do this, the children will have their lunches in one of the halls in 2 sittings. Children will remain in their bubbles and be socially distanced from other classes.
I am delighted that the fruit and veg scheme is now up and running and children in KS1 and Reception will get a daily piece of fruit or vegetable. The milk delivery will start from Years 1-6 from next week and from 28/9/20 for Reception.
Thank you once again to parents who arrived on time today. It will take a few trips to get it paced out I think. Just to clarify, the time you have been given is the time for you to arrive on site, not necessarily at the classroom door. Today there was less time taken with handwashing and so classes were settled quickly and able to crack on with learning.
I have been opening gate 1 slightly early as we get into the swing of things. Yesterday it was 8.20 and today was 8.25am. Tomorrow it will be 8.30 so please do not come before then.
Our superintendent will make sure that gate 2 is opened by 8.30 for the first group. Please can we remind parents that gate 3 is only for parents accessing Brook Babes. This is a key element of our risk assessment and control measures to support the one way system.
The route for Years 1 and 2 is still under review as we try to make it the safest we can. I would ask you to follow the staff instructions as we do our best to avoid people having to cross. We are reluctant to reduce access to the gates at the back of the school, but may need to do this if we can’t ensure the integrity of the system.
For new Reception parents, please access the classroom through Gate 1 on Deighton Road and the one way system. There will be staff on hand to show you the way until you are confident with our geography!
Hand sanitiser If your child has sanitiser in school, please can you make sure it is labelled clearly with their name.
A time for goodbye. This is Mr Bilton’s last week in school as our site manager and we will be very sorry to see him move on. He has been working with Mr Hewitt to ensure a smooth handover and for that we are extremely grateful. Mr Bilton has already moved into his new home that he built himself! Thank you for being part of our school and looking after the site. Good luck in the next chapter of your life. We are sure exciting times are ahead!
Lunchtime today has been great. It was lovely seeing so many happy, smiling faces making the most of their friends and the sunshine.
Will be in touch soon,