Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
As part of the ongoing response to the Coronavirus pandemic, from Monday 1 June, school is open only for children of Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children, as well as for children of Government-identified keyworkers. The Base remains closed. Please stay safe and follow Government advice at all times. We will keep this page updated with information relating to school.
All current updates from the Headteacher or Chair of Governors will be published here, with the latest information at the top. This page focuses only on current information. All historic Coronavirus correspondence is available on our news page.
Update from The Base
Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 6, and Keyworkers
From Monday 1 June, children in Nursery, Class R, Class 1 and Class 6 can attend school if parents/carers prefer. You will not be fined if you prefer to continue to keep your children at home. The Headteacher has provided detailed information on the necessary, significant changes to the school day. Please read this important information, available in the links at the top of this page, as this provides details on school uniform, packed lunches, etc.
If parents/carers of children in these groups are making any changes to children’s attendance that is different from the current week, please can you let school know by 12.00pm on Friday, as it makes organising the next week a little easier.
Here is some key information relating to dropping off and collecting your children:
Please social distance responsibly when dropping off or collecting your child from school.
Start of the day
Where should I take my child?
Children should be dropped off at the gate at the entrance to the playground.
When should I be at school?
There will be staggered arrival times for individual year groups and it is crucial that parents stick to these times:
– Year 1: 8.30am
– Nursery & Reception: 8.45am
– Year 6 & Keyworker children: 9.00am
Who can bring my child?
Only one parent should bring their child to school, and siblings who are not attending school should not come onto the school site.
End of the day
Where should I collect my child?
Children should be collected from the old front entrance to school, on Moor Lane, which now leads into the library.
When should I collect my child?
There will be staggered leaving times for individual year groups and it is crucial that parents stick to these times:
– Year 1: 2.45pm
– Nursery & Reception: 3.00pm
– Year 6 & Keyworker children: 3.15pm
Who can collect my child?
Only one parent should collect their child, and siblings who are not attending school should not come onto the school site.
Years 2, 3, 4 & 5
Children in Classes 2, 3, 4 and 5 are not yet permitted to re-enter school, unless they are children of Government-identified Keyworkers. School will advise parents and carers of any change to this. The latest information is available in the links at the top of this page.
In line with Government advice, school is open for children of Government-identified keyworkers. From Monday 1 June, if your child is in Year 2, 3, 4 or 5, if it is at all possible for your children to be at home, then they should be. There is an expectation that children will only need school provision if both parents are key workers, and alternative arrangements cannot be made. Staffing in school has been reduced to the safest minimum possible. To enable school to plan effectively, please contact us urgently if you are a keyworker and need to place your child at school.
On the last open day of school, home schooling packs were made available to all year groups. North Yorkshire County Council have advised that once they are completed, children should go to online learning. You can link your home schooling to the Curriculum and read your child’s Class Overview of studied topics by term on our School Curriculum page. You can also read your child's Class Teacher's Weekly Learning Activities, which are updated weekly every Sunday.
Online home schooling
Please be aware the school is not responsible for the content of third party websites.
Twinkl - for all age groups and subjects for free
Phonicsplay - games for phases 2-5 (free access - username: march20; password: home)
Epic Books - free ebooks and comprehension quizzes after each book
Kitaboo.com World eBooks - requires signup
NRICH - from University of Cambridge
NCETM - National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
ICT games - made by a UK teacher