Latest COVID-19 advice

We are posting all relevant public health documents and updates on the links below:

3rd March 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Arrangements from Monday 8th March

 

Acorn class (Nursery) - Morning session 8.50am-11.50am, afternoon session 11.50am-2.50pm using the main pedestrian gate (Red gate)

Pine class (Reception) - 8.30am-2.30pm using the main pedestrian gate (Red gate)               

Willow class (Year 1) - 8.30am-2.30pm using the side playground gate, along the side of the Parish Playground (Blue gate)

Beech class (Year 2) - 8.40am-2.40pm using the main pedestrian gate (Red gate)

Maple class (Year 3) - 8.40am-2.40pm using the side playground gate, along the side of the Parish Playground (Blue gate)

Oak class (Year 4) - 8.50am-2.50pm- using the side playground gate, along the side of the Parish Playground (Blue gate)

 

Please ensure that only one person brings your child/children to school and that you ensure social distancing measures outside the school gates. Please make sure that you arrive promptly at the correct start and finish time, follow the one way system and avoid gathering outside the school gates.

 

From 8th March school attendance will revert to being compulsory, therefore you will need to notify the school office by ParentMail or via email to register your child’s absence due to sickness by 9am.

 

Older siblings are able to enter and exit school at the same time as their younger sibling and we would encourage this rather than having to wait outside. Nursery children can also enter at the same time as their school age siblings.

 

We will need to continue to limit what the children are transporting to and from school. They only need to bring a water bottle, packed lunch if you have not ordered a hot meal with Chartwells, coat, sunhat (if required) and a book bag (with only their school reading book and reading diary). Please DO NOT allow your children to bring anything else into school.

 

PE

Children will need to wear their PE Kit to school on the days their class has their PE sessions.

PE sessions will be on the following days each week:

 

Reception Class – Wednesday and Friday

Year 1 – Tuesday and Friday

Year 2 – Monday and Thursday

Year 3 – Monday and Friday

Year 4 – Tuesday and Thursday

 

PE kit is a white t-shirt (plain or with the school logo), Navy Blue PE shorts and trainers. Children should wear their school cardigan or jumper. Children can wear black or navy jogging bottoms if it is cold.

 

Breakfast club and After school club

We will be opening Breakfast club and After school club from Monday 8th March.

 

  • Sessions must be booked in advance (please contact the school office to do this)

  • For breakfast club, the children need to arrive between 8:00am and 8:20am.   Any arrivals after 8:20am will need to wait for their class start time outside at the relevant gate.

  • Pick up times for After school club will be 4pm or 5pm from the blue gate by the side of the parish playground

 

It’s great news that Team Theme are offering an after school sports club every Tuesday, which is absolutely FREE for the first four weeks. Please see separate flyer for this.

 

Snacks

As a reminder, Reception, Years 1 and 2 are NOT required to bring in a snack as we provide every child a piece of fruit to eat either before or after playtime. Years 3 and 4 are able to bring in a piece of fruit (only) if they wish to, which can either be kept in their bookbag or lunchbox.  We appreciate that there are a few children who have different medical or special education needs whose arrangements may need to be slightly different. In these circumstances this needs to be agreed by the Headteacher.

 

Covid-19 testing

 

As you will probably be aware, all adults working in Primary schools are now testing twice a week using the lateral flow tests. Primary aged school children (Reception to Year 6) are not being tested, however twice weekly rapid lateral flow testing is now available for anyone in a household or support bubble with school aged children. Please click on the link below for more details and how to access tests. I would actively encourage you to take part in this to help control the spread.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff?utm_source=1%20March%202021%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

 

If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough, high temperature or has a loss or change in smell or taste, they must stay at home and a Covid-19 test must be arranged by visiting the NHS website or calling 119. Government guidance must be adhered to regarding self-isolation for the whole household until the results have come back. Where the test come back negative the child or staff member is able to return to school if they are feeling well enough to do so. Where the test comes back positive Test and Trace procedures and requirements will be followed. It is vitally important that we all take this seriously, responsibly and do the right thing. For any children requiring to isolate the class teacher will provide learning which will be emailed to you directly. Should a whole class have to isolate the zoom sessions and learning set on Seesaw will be reinstated.

I do hope this is all clear. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of this.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all at school next week.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Ann

Link to our COVID-19 risk assessment 

Where to find the latest information on Coronavirus

Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-support-bubble-with-another-household

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-childcare-bubble-with-another-household

Guidance for education, parents and carers

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak?utm_source=2%20September%202020%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19%C2%A0

https://threeleggedcrossdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/covid_schools_infection_control_checklist_v3.pdf

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2098362/phe-educational-and-childcare-settings-flowchart-v10.pdf

https://threeleggedcrossdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/education_settings_infection_control_checklistv1.0.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

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Oakhurst Community First & Nursery School

Shaftesbury Road, West Moors

Dorset. BH22 0DY.