A few final notes for next week and PE information
School Meal Price increase
The price of a school meal has increased by 5p over the holidays to £2.10 per meal.
Year 3 – no longer entitled to Universal Free School Meals
Once pupils move to year 3 they no longer automatically qualify for free school meals. If you think you qualify for free school meals under the entitlement criteria, please go online at https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/school-life/meals/free/ to make an application. You need to apply even if you already have an older child who is already in receipt of free meals.
PE - days when your child should come in to school wearing their PE kit
Early Bird Club
If you need to use the Early Bird Club please ensure you book in advance. Further details can be obtained by emailing email@example.com
Items to bring to school
Only essential items should be brought in to school, e.g. lunchbox, water-bottle, book bag, coat etc. If older children wish to bring a bag to carry lunch boxes, bottles etc they can – all junior children have a locker where they will be stored.
We are currently experiencing problems with Parentmail and are aware that your child may still be showing in their old class. East Sussex County Council’s IT team are working on this issue at the moment.
We are all looking forward to welcoming the children back into school next week.
Letter from Mr Alexander 28th August
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you have all enjoyed the strangest summer ever known. I have had a few weeks at home with my family, relaxing in the garden and indulging in the excuse to not take my daughter to an overpriced adventure park because of the risk of infection.
The school is virtually ready for the imminent return of children, and we can’t wait to have them all back. Although things will be more difficult and strange for a while yet, we will do our best to ensure that the children are happy and settled in their bubbles as soon as possible.
Coming in on September 7th:
On the first day, as you arrive (at your allotted time), you will see some posts marking the lining up point along the path running up Market road. The posts will have the name of a class on it. When your child’s class is indicated, you go and line up there. There are yellow markings on the floor to help maintain some distances (particularly between parents). It is important that children don’t mix with the other classes. At your allotted time, the class teacher will appear at the small front gate and lead the children to the classroom (after a week or so, this will not be needed as the children will know where to go). KS1 parents can follow the path with their children and drop them at the classrooms, KS2 parents will need to remain outside the school gates.
Thank you to those of you that have already paid for your hat on ParentMail. We have purchased the hats and will give them to the children on the first day, even if you haven’t yet paid. After that, they will be a crucial part of the uniform. You will see the benefit when they come out of school in the afternoon, you’ll soon be spotting your child’s hat colour making their way to the gate, and you will know it is time to approach the gate. In the mornings, if you forget the hat, I will ask that you go home and get it. We will let the children in, but you will need to return with the hat ASAP. The hats are crucial to our ability to keep the children apart and reduce the risk of transmission.
You’ll remember that I said PE will be exclusively outside in the Autumn, as risk of transmission is lowered outside. Therefore we ask that children be provided with a tracksuit so they don’t get cold. Preferably it will be black, but if this is not possible initially, then another unbranded tracksuit will be ok. We also recommend black trainers rather than plimsolls as the ground will not always be dry.
In order to ease the logistics of children getting changed, we will ask that you send your children into school in their PE kits, on the day they have PE. They can stay in the kit all day. We will send out information on PE times next week.
I hope that is all as clear as it can be! I know this is going to be challenging for all of us, and I feel bad for making your lives even more difficult. Hopefully we will see the benefit and there won’t be a spike of Covid-19 in our community, which would lead to the full closure of everything again.
Enjoy the last few days of having your children at home. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces as you skip off, free from little people, on Monday 7th of September.
Until then, take care of yourselves.
September 2020 Information
Please see below, Parent Information Booklets, giving details for when the children return to school on September 7th.
Year 1 Booklet
Year 2 Booklet
Year 3 Booklet
Year 4 Booklet
Year 5 Booklet
Year 6 Booklet
You can view our risk assessment related to the re-opening of the school using the link below:
Please note this is a live document and is being constantly updated.