It has been the most wonderful two weeks welcoming your children back to school. They have been so mature about the whole process, listened intently and answered pertinent questions. We couldn’t be more proud of them! From the feedback they have given in the sessions they all feel more prepared for the coming weeks.
I am writing now to explain how the next two weeks of face to face learning will operate, and to reassure you that we have not only planned this, again with government guidance in mind, but also from evaluating the past two weeks practice.
From the 29th of June, your child will be invited into school for three, 45-minute sessions in English, Maths and Science. The dates of the sessions are indicated in the table below. If your child attended the pastoral session in the morning, they remain in the morning session on their allocated days. Likewise if they are attending in the afternoon, then they remain in that session.
As you can see, we are now having two form groups in at a time, however your child will remain in their form class bubble and the class size will not exceed 12 students.
During their time in school, students will have a short break, but no food is provided so they may wish to bring in a snack and a water bottle. Students have also been asked to bring in their exercise books for these subjects as well as any additional equipment such as a calculator for Maths.
It has been explained to the students that these sessions will not involve new learning, instead they will review the work they have been completing, fill any gaps in knowledge and answer any subject specific questions they may have. In order to ensure the sessions are as helpful as possible, students have been asked to complete a survey about their learning, please encourage them to complete it.
As with the pastoral sessions, students should arrive in their uniform and line up on the dots outside the building. If for any reason your child was unable to attend the pastoral session but will be coming in for these English, Maths and Science lessons then please contact Mr Langley as soon as possible. We need to plan for numbers and students need to understand the social distancing and hygiene measures in place. If you do not contact Mr Langley, unfortunately we will be unable to let your child participate as the safety of the students and staff remains our priority.
If you have any questions or queries about the arrangements for the next two weeks, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Miss L Coffill