Daily News 01/07

Daily News

Information has now been circulated about the remaining year groups returning to school. Many of you are coming back whilst some of you remain learning at home. This is fine. Y2 & Y5 children started back this week and we are expecting some Y3 & Y4’s from Monday 6th.

The two day in school/home school plus a project day OR whole week online learning will continue until the end of the academic year. This is Tuesday 21st July at 1:30.

Actual In School Provision finishes for children on Friday 17th July at 3:30.

We are yet to receive guidance about what September looks like, but as you know, we will keep you informed as this develops.

 

 

Other News

There is lots of information now on the website regarding the school opening for Years 2 – 5.

As of today (1st July), we are  unable to accept any further children on the class lists without reviewing the operational procedure and health context.  We are limited by room space and staffing capacity so are at our ceiling for the children we can accept back.

This will be reviewed after the first intake next week of Y2 and Y5.

If you have not had confirmation of a return place you will be placed on a reserve list and we will contact you if a space becomes available – this means we have been able to extend our staffing and / or there have been changes in other provisions eg. children not turning up on their designated days or reductions in Key Worker and vulnerable children group.

If you are in Reception, Y1 & Y6 and you wish for your children to attend, please email admin@primrosehill.camden.sch.uk and mark for my attention.

 

 

Learning at School

From Monday 29th June – Tuesday 14th July 

Grasshoppers & Woodpeckers return to school on a Monday and Tuesday.    Their learning continues online on a Thursday and Friday.

From Thursday 2nd July – Friday 17th July 

Beetles & Blackbirds return to school on a Thursday and Friday.  Their learning continues online on a Monday and Tuesday.

From Monday 6th July – Tuesday 14th July 

Squirrels & Foxes return to school on a Monday and Tuesday.    Their learning continues online on a Thursday and Friday.

From Thursday 9th  July – Friday 17th July

Bats & Hedgehogs return to school on a Thursday and Friday.  Their learning continues online on a Monday and Tuesday.

Government scraps plans for remaining year groups to return.  Primrose Hill considers options to facilitate this – survey sent 10/06.

Survey analysed – 68% of families indicate they would like to return to school if the school re-opens.

The challenges:

a) Staffing Availability –
opening for EYFS, Y1 & Y6 as well as the Key Worker and Vulnerable Group requires substantial staffing to operate. This then leaves less availability elsewhere. Plus we have a number of staff who are clinically vulnerable or shielding themselves.

b) Space –
Each returning class requires two classrooms. Therefore it would not be possible to operate normally. We also have four classrooms running for our Key Worker & Vulnerable Group to maintain separate ‘bubbles’.

c) Timings –
Being able to space start & finish times, break and lunchtimes and playtimes to maintain safe social distancing.

d) Changing arrangements –
Parents & carers deciding to send their children and then changing their minds. We understand this, but it provides challenges in our planning.

 

Ladybirds, Y1 and Y6 returned on Monday 8th June

Opening Information for each year group including groups have been shared

Froglets will open on 15th June – information will follow on Friday 5th June

Following the Government announcement, the various guidance documents including SAGE and in finalising the arrangements and preparation for opening, we are going to delay this until Monday 8th June.  A revised schedule is below.

Staff meetings with all staff taken place

Unison and NEU Feedback taken place and responded to by SLT

Risk Assessment and documents shared with Governors and Local Authority

Further guidance released from the Government – this may push forward a 4th June opening until 8th June similar to other local schools

Information for whole school has been shared with all parents and carers

Staff meeting with teaching staff to present school re-opening plan taken place

Risk assessment and union checklist sent to Chair of Governors and Vice Chair, Union Reps and Phase Leaders

Unions have yet to agree UK School proposals to return to school

School will be closed during half term

A reminder Monday 1st June is an INSET DAY

 

Survey
The survey has now closed and further checks to ascertain numbers of children returning.   This will affect the groupings of each class group of children, but this will be finalised prior to the children returning.

30 Ladybird parents and carers have indicated their children will be returning to school

17 Nursery parents and carers  have indicated their children will be returning to school

29 Y1 parents and carers have indicated their children will be returning to school

27 Y6 parents and carers have indicated their children will be returning to school

 

 

Still to finalise
– Daily School risk assessment approved by all stakeholders to re-open

– Communication of Return to School Plan to parents and carers for each year group during half term and address any questions asked

-Final timetable planned tbc and shared with parents and carers 1st June

 

 

Mon 1st June

INSET DAY School Closed

 

Tues 2nd June

Staff Planning Day for re-opening

 

Weds 3rd June

Environment Risk Assessment / Checking ready for opening.
Key Worker/Vulnerable Children provision in-school each day.
Google Classroom / Evidence Me begins for all children

 

Thurs 4th June & Friday 5h June – Online Learning continues for all children

Key Worker/Vulnerable Children provision in-school each day.

 

 

 

Mon 8th & Tues 9th June

Return to School orientation for Ladybirds Groups 1 and 2
Return to School orientation for Butterflies and Kestrels
Online learning continues for Ladybirds Group 3 and 4,
Dragonflies and Herons.
All other year groups/classes working online

 

Weds 10th June

Pupil Wellbeing Day / Staff Planning / School Deep
Cleaning in preparation for new groups of children

Key Worker and Vulnerable children group in as normal

 

Thurs 11th and Fri 12th June

Return to School orientation for Ladybirds Groups 3 and 4
Return to School orientation for Dragonflies and Herons
Online learning continues for Ladybirds Group 1 and 2,
Butterflies and Kestrels.
All other year groups / classes working online

 

Monday 15th June – begin admitting Nursery children – more info to follow.