Virtual School Games – Week 3

On your marks, get set, GO! It’s week three of #VirtualSTWSchoolGames and this week the challenge is athletics!

You can download the challenge sheet here! Athletics

Links to the video showing how to complete the challenge are included in the challenge sheet or click below.

Speedbounce

Vertical Jump

Remember, #VirtualSTWSchoolGames is open to all primary school age children – simply send the videos of your challenge attempt to schoolgames@energizestw.org.uk. Don’t forget that you can continue to send in your challenge attempts for Dodgeball and New Age Kurling at any point up to 29th June.

All children will receive participation certificates with medals, wrist bands and t-shirts for the winners.

Best wishes

Claire Mansfield
Active Schools Officer
Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Phased reopening

We hope everyone is keeping well and have enjoyed the sunny half term weather.

Below you will find the arrangements for the phased reopening of the school with arrangements for children returning, system within the school grounds, during the school day and information for parents.

Staff and Governors are reviewing risking assessments, policies and health and safety checklists to ensure everything is in place for a safe return.

Week commencing Monday 1st June

Monday 1st June is a PD Day and teachers will be in school readying classrooms for the return of children. NO children will be in school on this date.

Tuesday 2nd June – Friday 5th June key worker/vulnerable children only will be in school. All families whose children will be in school have had their place confirmed. Please do not send your child into school if you have not been contacted.

Week commencing Monday 8th June

From Monday 8th June we hope to welcome the first group of 10 children from Year 6 only. We expect to have up to 20 Year 6 children by the end of the week, providing we can do so maintaining the appropriate safety standards and subject to Governor approval.

Staff will be contacting those Year 6 families who have already confirmed that they are happy for their child to return to school to confirm their start date as either Monday 8th June or later in the week.

Key worker/vulnerable children who already have confirmed places will continue to attend school.

We will only increase the number of pupils that can attend school when we are confident that it is safe to do so.

Drop-off & collection of children

We will stagger drop off and collection times to protect children families and all staff as much as possible. Parents will be contacted directly by email / Seesaw to confirm which Group they will be in.

Group 1: Drop off 8.40 / Collect 3.00pm
Group 2: Drop off 8.50 / Collect 3.10pm
Group 3: Drop off 9.00 / Collect 3.20 pm

There will be a one-way system to access the school grounds. Parents and children will be asked access the school via the Eco Garden gate from Buildwas Road and leave via the Dale End gate. Please remember to keep 2m apart.

On arrival children will be asked to wash/sanitise their hands prior to entering the school. Facilities will be provided for this. We will establish a queuing system and a process for staff to greet each child before entering the school.

In line with government guidance we ask that parents do not linger at the school gates and do not come into the school building / classrooms and stand away from the doors. If parents want to speak with teachers then we ask that these conversations take place on the playground away from other people. If it is confidential then a phone conversation can be arranged for a later time.

At the end of the day parents should wait on the top playground to collect their child and then leave via the Dale End gate on appropriate 2m markers.

During the Day

Children will be in groups of no more than 10 to enable social distancing with-in classrooms.

Groups will be kept separate. We will try to put friendship groups together however this may not always be possible. Children will be with the same adult all day, but not necessarily every day.

Children will be allocated their own desk. Children should not bring their own equipment to school (eg. stationery, calculators etc) to reduce the risk of infection. Stationery will be provided for each child and should not be shared.

Children should wear clothes suitable for PE with trainers and a school jumper if it is cold. Please only bring your water bottle and lunch box to school (hot dinners will continue to be provided if needed).

There will be staggered break and lunchtimes and zones will be created on playgrounds to keep groups separate.

Hand sanitiser and tissues will be in each classroom and there will be regular cleaning of surfaces during the day.

Sending your child back to school (Year 6, Year 1 & Reception)

If you have already confirmed with Mrs Hodgkins that you would like your child to return to school with their class you will be contacted approximately a week before to confirm their return date.

If you would like your child to return to school but have not already contacted us, please do so by email (caroline.hodgkins@taw.org.uk) giving at least a week’s notice.

Information for Parents

Below are links to documents for parents. These can also be found on the school website under Key Info \ Policies.

1. COVID-19_Infection_prevention_and_control_guidance_complete

If, at any time, you believe your child has been exposed to Coronavirus you must contact the school as soon as possible.

2. Infection Control Policy – Coronavirus 19 – May 2020

3. Infection Control Policy – Addendum Coronavirus 19 – May 2020

Once completed, the risk assessment will also be on the school website.

Kids Club News

Dear Parents

Thank you to those that have come back to us regarding requirements for Kids Club. As you can imagine this is unprecedented times, so we are really trying our best to navigate the guidelines that are in place, together with the school to help you, the parents, as much as possible.

At this time, and as expected, demand is too low for us to consider opening in line with school on the current planned date of 8th June. We will therefore remain closed, and the staff in furlough.

However as a voluntary committee of parents, (and a completely separate entity to the school) we will continue to regularly meet, and be as agile as we can be to accommodate changes in circumstances as they arise. We will also work closely with the school to ensure we can be as supportive as possible. You of course are very welcome to join us at any meeting – especially if you have any knowledge in this area.

Please do contact us if you would like to consider wrap around child care, so that we can continue to monitor the situation. We of course have plans in place to adapt the rooms and the layout to accommodate all social distancing measure if we needed to open.

Thank you for your understanding, we will keep you up to date with any changes, as they arise

Keep safe

Regards

Kids Club Coalbrookdale