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Returning to School

We know you have missed school  because of this terrible virus. It must be hard for you to understand why you have had to stay at home and why you’ve not been able to play out with your friends.

Some of you might feel angry or sad and we understand that. Some of you might feel worried about coming back to school and that’s ok.

We have been working extremely hard to make school a safe place for when you return to school. However some things will be a little bit different. This page will help you to see what it will be like when you return to school.

We will be updating this page regularly so try to remember to come back and check for updates.


Returning to school booklet

You have already received a digital version of our booklet or you can click on the picture to download an easy to view online version.

Some changes in school

School is going to look a lot different when you arrive back. In the slide show below you can see already how things are changing. Watch it together as a family and talk about what you see in the photos. How does it make you feel?

Washing our hands

Washing our hands is now very important. We need to do it as soon as we arrive at school but also at many other times throughout the day. Washing our hands is one of the best ways to keep us safe and healthy. Watch the video for a handy song to help us know how long to wash our hands.

Hand Sanitiser

You will see plenty of these around school. Your teachers will get you to rub this on your hands regularly. You will also be asked to wash your hands lots of times too. We will ask you to wash them as soon as you arrive in school, before and after you eat, when you come in from playtimes, when you have been to the toilet and before you go home.


PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment and people wear it to keep themselves safe. In the photo there is a plastic apron, a paper mask and some blue plastic gloves. Through each day you will see staff wearing these. If we need to clean something or if you need first aid we will definitely put on gloves and an apron. We will use a mask if we have to get really close to you to help you with something. The PPE will help us not to pass any germs to each other.

Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead