CARTERHATCH INFANT SCHOOL
Issue 1: 11th September 2020
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.carterhatchinfants.com/
Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October – Half Term
Friday 18th December – Last day of term non-school uniform Day (50p donation to school fundraising)
Monday 21st December to Monday 4th January – Christmas Break
Monday 4th January - Staff training day (School closed for children)
Tuesday 5th January - Children return to school
Please check the school website for all term dates and school closures.
Holidays booked during term time will not be authorised and may incur a fine.
It was so lovely seeing you all after such a long time! The children have been busy learning new routines and have settled really well. It is a real pleasure to see them happy and engaged in their learning. We understand that sending your children back into school may generate some anxiety, but we want to reassure you that staff are adhering to our COVID 19 risk assessment and ensuring we are following government guidelines on minimising the risk of catching coronavirus.
We would first like to thank you for playing your part and supporting us with dropping off and picking up your children at the new times and using our social distancing one-way system. Also thank you for being patient at times when you have to queue. However, due to social distancing I am sure we are all getting used to waiting that little bit longer for things in everyday life!
In order to keep you and your children safe please continue to ensure you are social distancing when entering and exiting the school.
In addition to other changes we have closed the office at the start and end of the school day to avoid congestion outside the office as this prevent children and parents entering the gates leading to the classrooms. Until further notice the school office is open for parents to visit from 9.15am to 2.30pm or you can call the office anytime during the school day. At present children do not need to bring bags into school unless there are things they need in school e.g. a snack if they attend after school provision, spare clothes. However, as from next week the children will be allowed to bring their book bags into school. Please remember to bring them to school every day. Children will be asked to wear their P.E. kit to school on the days they have physical education, they will no longer keep their P.E. kits in school. Please refer to your child’s P.E. days below.
Many thanks to our site staff and cleaners who worked hard over the summer getting the school ready for the return of the children. Staff have also worked hard in the holidays preparing resources and working on making their classrooms and outdoor environments inviting and stimulating for the children. For the first half term they will focus on areas that children missed in the summer term. By October half term we will have identified what further support is needed for your children and plan accordingly.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to the year ahead. It is so nice to hear the sound of children in the school again, they have been truly missed.
Adrienne and Sarah
It is vitally important that if you or your child displays any Covid symptom that you do not come to school and you follow the latest advice from the government. If you should need any support with this please contact the school office. You should continue to inform the school in the normal way of this or any other illness. If you are returning from abroad, please ensure you follow the latest quarantine instructions for the country you have been to, the school must also be notified of any absence for this reason.
We would like to say thank you to Maggie, Ann, Sandra and Rebecca for continuing to provide Felix Project food parcels throughout lock down and the summer holidays. Parents have shared with us how helpful the project has been. As term has now started we will be sending bags home with children as we have previously. If you would like to opt out of the Felix Project please let the office know.
Don’t forgot your book bags next week! Please remember to bring them every day.
Book bags are available from the school office and cost £7.00
P.E.: To help us keep children and staff safe we ask that on the day Year 1 and Year 2 children participate in P.E. that they come to school wearing appropriate P.E. kit. They can wear their school jumper over their t-shirt.
Starting from Monday 14th September - Year 1 on Monday and Year 2 on Tuesday