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First of all can I thank you all for being so patient with us whilst we have been organising the phased re-opening of school. No doubt you will have seen some of the local and national press coverage on this issue and of the concerns raised by various groups, but also of the strong sense of support for children returning to schools in a phased and safe way. With all this in mind we have been very busy reorganising all the classroom spaces and making the school as safe as we possibly can for when the children return.
It is both a school and Trust decision that we will not have any year groups back until the week beginning Monday 8th June. (This does not include key worker children obviously). This is for many reasons, but primarily so that there is time for all essential, new equipment to be installed and ready. It also gives us the chance to continue to complete the necessary Health and Safety risk assessments.
After much thought and deliberation we will only be taking Year 6 and Year 1 that week. We think it is important to establish rules and settle children into a new routine gradually rather than taking all four year groups at once. More details will follow of course, detailing staggered drop off and pick up times and rules, and information about the organisation and safety procedures that will take place within school. We will welcome Year 6 and Year 1 on Tuesday 9th June 2020. Currently we are looking at children being in bubbles/groups of no more than 10. This will be a defined group that will not change and they will be supervised by the same adults throughout the day. Each bubble will be in a room of their own for the day and will also have a designated area in which they can play. We will do our level best to ensure that friendship groups are kept together in the same bubble wherever possible. Again more details will follow the week beginning the 1st June 2020.
It is important to stress that the current provision for key worker children will continue and is unaffected by these plans.
In time we will look at welcoming Reception and Nursery back into school.
Following the final government decision on school opening which is expected on May 28th I will be sending out another questionnaire asking you to let us know more definitely if your child will be returning to school in years 1 & 6. I will send this out after half term and will need it completing by Wednesday 3rd June.
There will not be any work set on Google Classroom for the week beginning 25th May as this is half term. For the key worker children school is closed on Bank Holiday Monday (25th). Please make sure Mrs Shaw knows if they are attending from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May.
After half-term the staff will continue to set work on Google Classroom for all other year groups. The work that is set on Google Classroom will be the work that the children in school are completing also. Staff will endeavour to respond as regularly as they have been doing during the day, but please bear in mind that when we welcome children back to school they may also be teaching a bubble group.
Many thanks for your continued support in these very strange and difficult times.
Please take care over half term and I will be in touch after the holidays.
Hambleton Primary School seeks to provide an all round education for children in a bright, stimulating and fun atmosphere. We have the highest expectations of pupil attainment, teacher performance and parental involvement and we encourage everyone to strive for excellence, in order to achieve potential. We seek challenge and embrace change in order to improve.
Welcome to Hambleton Primary Academy.
Hambleton Primary Academy seeks to provide an all round education for children in a bright, stimulating and fun atmosphere. We have the highest expectations of pupil attainment, teacher performance and parental involvement and we encourage everyone to strive for excellence, in order to achieve potential. We seek challenge and embrace change in order to improve.
I have been at Hambleton Academy for the last 14 years and became headteacher in September 2015. We were delighted to become part of the FCAT family in November 2015.
At Hambleton we believe that an all-round education is important for development. As an Academy we are not bound by the National Curriculum, but follow our own broad and balanced, skills based curriculum, which is progressive.
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