We have shared our intentions and plans with those parents who have attended our ‘Report Collection Days’. These have been very positive and well attended and we thank you for your support. If you have not been able to attend, your child’s report will be waiting for you to collect in the school office. Please note that you will only have until 3:30 on Friday 17th July to collect.
We are lucky to have an expansive site and therefore we do not need to have staggered start and finish times.
Nursery: 8:45 – 11:45 and 12:30 – 3:30
Reception – Y6: 8:55 – 3:15 (However all school entrances (see website) will be open to accept children from 8:45 to allow a free flow in to school.)
Siblings can enter the school through any one of the entrances that apply to your children. The children will then make their way to their individual classrooms.
At home time the staff will release the children in small groups to avoid congestion and we hope that you can leave the school grounds as promptly as possible.
At all times can we ask parents to maintain social distancing whilst waiting on the playground.
School meals will still be available to order and pay for through Squid but all lunches will be eaten in the classrooms.
For break children can bring their own snack or take the option of fruit or biscuits (these will replace toast as a healthier option). This will still be charged at 20p per day (£1 week) and your child will have the option of a piece of fruit or 3 biscuits.
We are proud of our school uniform but have decided to stop the need to wear a tie for all children apart from Y6. We still expect the children to wear white collared shirts (not polo shirts). We will keep some ties in school that can be loaned to children who represent the school e.g: choir
Clothing can be a carrier of the virus so we politely ask you to maintain the cleanliness of your child’s uniform.
We will be trying to take PE activities outside as much as possible so we would like you to pack an outdoor tracksuit for your child. Kits will be sent home every weekend to be washed.
In September, the government expect all children to return to school unless you are able to produce medical evidence in relation to the COVID-19 virus. As a school we do not want to process fines for non school attendance so we want to support you with ensuring your child is in school as much as possible.
We understand that child can have a range of illnesses. The procedures for other illness such as sickness remain but we are adopting the following approach in relation to COVID-19:
We are fortunate to have several areas that can accommodate break times and therefore children will take breaks in their class bubbles or, at times, year group bubbles.
We will be having one outdoor break in the morning and in the afternoon as well as our lunch time break.
Social, Emotional, Mental Health:
We are aware that some parents may still not have the school app on their phones. From September, we will be using the website to share some ‘Pre-Learning’ with you. This will happen everyday so it is important that you have the app or access to the website on another device.
Search in APP store – The school App (blue icon with white school)
The app will automatically look for school in your area.
Select Pelsall Village and the app will upload.
You can sync the diary to your phone diary and then keep up with messages and information from us.
We are really looking forward to September when hopefully we will return as normal (apart from the changes we are getting used to). We have asked parents attending our Report collection days to read with their children and use Times Tables rockstars as much as possible. We hope you can support your children with this as well as spending great family time together be it local or further afield.
Stay safe and have a lovely summer.
All the Staff at Pelsall Village School.