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Coronavirus Pandemic: Arrangements and Procedures

Dear Parents / Guardians,

 

We are delighted to welcome Key Stage 2 pupils back to face-to-face learning on Monday 15th March 2021.

 

Staggered Starts 

We will retain a staggered start and end to the day to allow parents to socially distance and ease foot traffic on site.

 

The times for drop off and pick up are:

Year Group

Drop Off

Pick Up

Nursery AM

9.10am

11.40am

Nursery PM

12.40pm

3.00pm

Reception

9.00am

3.15pm

Year 1

8.55am

3.10pm

Year 2

8.45am

3.15pm

Year 3

8.50am

3.25pm

Year 4

8.50am

3.25pm

Year 5

8.45am

3.30pm

Year 6

8.45am

3.30pm

 

Foot Traffic

All children and one parent/guardian per family will enter the school via the path next to the driveway (as opposed to up the driveway).

These timings have been set up to ensure a steady flow of foot traffic on site and reduce bottlenecks or large groups gathering.  Once you have dropped your child /  children at the classroom, please leave the school site promptly.

 

Uniform

 

A reminder that our Uniform Policy can be found on our website (Click 'About Us' on the menu, and then 'Policies').  We understand that some children may have outgrown their school uniform and that it may be difficult to purchase new clothes at present.  However, we expect uniform and sensible shoes to be worn wherever possible.

 

 

Cars on Site

The school site will be open as usual for those requiring access. Please use the intercom at the barrier to gain entry.

 

School Dinners

Currently, there is no plan from the Local Authority to provide catering services on site.  This means that until this is addressed, you will need to provide a packed lunch and snacks for the day.  Children will eat their lunch in the hall, and play / lunchtimes will be staggered.

The Welsh Government Breakfast Club will be operating as normal.

 

Health and Safety

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that the hygiene standards in school will continue to be maintained with regular hand washing and daily cleaning of classrooms and class equipment.

While I fully welcome the return of our pupils to school, I am also very aware that CoronaVirus is still a very real threat and, as always, I will take every possible precaution to maintain the safeguarding and wellbeing of everyone in our community at Whitchurch Primary School.

Thank you once again for your support during this time.  I will of course update you regularly.  Please be assured that there are extensive plans in place for all eventualities and potential scenarios that will enable continuity of wellbeing and learning for all.

Best wishes,

 

Ann Griffin

Please click on the link below to see a video for your child about returning to school after lockdown:

Mrs. Griffin and the staff would like to send their very best wishes to all the pupils of Whitchurch Primary School during lockdown.

A message from WPS staff to our pupils

Please click here for a link to a pack compiled by Cardiff County Council's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team to help support children if they are feeling anxious:

Click here for a guide to supporting children with learning difficulties during COVID isloation.

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