• Weyfield (1)

Weekly update

Hi Everyone!

We hope you and your loved ones are all still keeping well. It’s been a rather strange week and everyone I think is still adjusting to the realisation that restrictions will be in place for much longer than we originally hoped. I’d like to thank all of you who try to follow the guidelines and expectations that are in place. Sometimes it is not that easy and many things seem to take more time, but if it helps our NHS to manage the medical situation more effectively, then it must be worth persevering with. We really are hoping to avoid any more closures.

When on site –

Stay 2m from people not in your household

Keep waiting times to a minimum

Do not allow your child(ren) to play away from you, until in their bubbles, they need to stay with you at all times

New start and finish expectations

As we are all now more familiar with the drop off and pick up arrangements and the weather is likely to worsen, I have reviewed and amended the drop off and pick up times. The aim is to reduce the amount of time taken, reduce the need to wait on site and to help adults maintain the 2m distancing expectation that is still in place on the school grounds.

Times will be in place from Monday 28th September – (changes are in bold)

YR – 8:45/ 14:45

Y1 – 8:50/ 14:50

Y2 – 8:40/ 14:40

Y3 -  8:55/ 14:55

Y4 – 9:00/ 15:00

Y5 – 8:50/ 14:50

Y6 – 8:50/ 15:00

Do not come onto the site early.  Waiting time for each year group will be kept to a minimum. Do not start to queue until at least 5 minutes before each door is due to open. If you could leave coming on to the site until 1 minute before the start time, this would make things so much easier.

We have been really lucky up to now and not had a confirmed case directly linked to the school. Fingers crossed this continues. However, if a case is confirmed, I would like to be able to minimise the amount of children who would need to be sent home to self isolate.

Assessments and Learning

Many of the assessments we needed to do at the beginning of term are now complete and it has been an absolute pleasure this week to analyse the assessment data, identify gaps and how we need to adjust our curriculum. We are currently in the process of finishing plans on how this will be achieved. The children have worked really hard in this process and the outcome is very promising. I’d like to thank you all for the amazing job you did keeping your children learning during lockdown. This cannot have been very easy, especially when juggling expectations from different schools and/or work commitments. I wanted to let you know – it was definitely worth the effort – well done!

We have been advised not to have face to face parent consultations this term so will be making arrangements for conversations to take place by telephone. In this way you will still be able to catch up with your child’s class teacher to talk about their attainment and progress. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. Don’t forget to include who the question is for so they can easily pass it on.

Hope you all have a great weekend and work hard to help each other stay safe.

Kindest regards,

Janette McClintock

Headteacher