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Friday July 10th 2020

Theme of the Term: Aspiration

Dear Parents and Carers,

September 2020
We are continuing to work on our plans for a full September return (our first day will be Thursday September 3rd), but I wanted to share information that will help you get ready for when the children return this autumn. We will be staggering our drop off and collection times to ensure that we limit the amount of parents on the school site at one time, so if you can be prompt that would support us. Also, one adult per family would help limit numbers.

Phase

Drop Off Time

Collection Time

Reception and Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and 6)

8:30

2:45

Lower Key Stage 2

(Year 3 and 4)

8:45

3:00

Key Stage 1

(Year 1 and 2)

9:00

3:15

For families with multiple children please pick one of the times above that best suit you. Children will be entering their classroom doors where possible, I will be on the playground with a number of staff members to direct children through to their classes, just enter the school as normal through the playground gates. Please avoid the car park as we will have buses dropping and collecting children.

Children will be expected to wear school uniform and will need a P.E. kit during the first full week back in school. (Week beginning September 7th). Children will have the choice of school dinners or packed lunch.

There is no expectation that children are social distancing. If we have learnt anything during our partial opening this term, it is that children do not do this well. The school will be organised in various bubbles to minimise ‘points of contact’. For example, Oak class will be learning in their classroom and will not mix with any other children during lesson time. They will go out to play within the Year 3/4 phase at playtime and lunchtime, so they are in a bigger bubble for these specific times.

We would like to minimise the items brought in to school so children will only need P.E. kit, lunch (if they are not school dinners) and weather related clothing (coat etc.) Pencil cases and various stationary items will be provided by the school.

Each class will be sending out specific details pertaining to their own children as location in school and age of children has bearings on some of our plans. This will be sent out in August once our risk assessments are finalised with governors. I hope this gives you enough information to begin thinking about September.

Children’s Workbooks
If you would like to collect your child’s workbooks, the school will be open next Friday afternoon from 1:00-3:00 for you to take these home. (For children in Reception, Silver Birch, Willow, Sycamore, Rowan and Cherry please enter via the playground. For those in Oak, Chestnut, Elm and Maple please use the gate on the field to access your classrooms) Please just wait outside the classroom and a member of staff will be happy to help you.

Foundation Stage Parents
Today was the last day for some Reception children and they ended it at Forest School which is lovely. We have enjoyed getting to know our new families and look forward to welcoming you all back in September. Have a great summer. If you have any school phonic books or ‘free choice’ books could you return them next week please, there will be a box just outside the Reception area. Thank you.

School Assembly
Please follow the link-
https://wychwood-pri.oxon.sch.uk/class-information/hello-from-mr-rubba/

Birthday Book Donations
Happy birthday to Elliott (Reception) Rosie (Oak) and Harrison (Silver Birch) thank you for donating a birthday book to your class! If you would like to donate a book to your class, please collect a donation sticker from the school office to stick your name and a message to your class in the book.

Take care and stay safe.

Joseph Rubba
Headteacher