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NEWSLETTER ABOUT FEBRUARY RE-OPENING

NEWSLETTER

 

Re-opening of school – February 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear parents and families,

 

I hope you are safe and well. I am writing to inform you of all the updates about school re-opening after half term. Please read this newsletter carefully.

If you have any questions please email us on: AdamsdownHelpline5@hwbcymru.net

I understand that this lockdown has been difficult for everyone. We have seen huge change across the whole of society and never before have schools closed and moved to being a remote school. To do this once as we did in 2020 is hard but this lockdown has been and continues to be even more challenging.

I recognise the impact lockdown will have had on you and your families and want to say well done for ensuring your child has engaged with their learning as much as possible. Every family has a different set of circumstances and we understand that not all children will have been able to join in with all their learning. We will assess the children on their return and use our spring parent’s evening to update you on how they will catch up with their learning.

I wish to remind you of the current lockdown rules that we must all follow:

 

As a school we are here to support. We look forward to seeing some of you after half term. On behalf of myself and all the staff we are looking forward to  and hopeful that the time when our school can all come back together as a whole school community is not too far away.

Kind regards

Mrs E Thomas - Head teacher

School Re-opening

Dates

  • END OF TERM: Friday 12th February 2021 – last day of online learning

 

  • HALF TERM: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February – school closed so teachers not available to answer emails, children do not have to do any online learning

 

  • NEW TERM:

Week

Nursery:

Morning /

Afternoon

Foundation Phase:

Classes – Moon, Sun, Silver, Topaz, Star, Comet

Key Stage 2:

Classes – Planet, Pearl, Emerald, Eclipse, Sapphire, Meteor, Gold, Diamond

Monday 22nd February

INSET DAY– SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS

INSET DAY– SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS

 

INSET DAY– SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS

 

Tuesday 23rd February

New starters to attend

PREPARATION DAY – SCHOOL CLOSED TO children

Remote learning starts

 

Hub provision for key worker/ vulnerable children starts 9-1pm

Wednesday 24th February

New starters to attend

RETURN TO SCHOOL

Remote learning & hub

Thursday 25th February

New starters to attend

IN SCHOOL

Remote learning & hub

Friday 26th February

New starters to attend

IN SCHOOL

Remote learning & hub

Week 2

 

 

 

Monday 1st March

All nursery children in school either morning or afternoon

IN SCHOOL ALL WEEK

Remote Learning  & hub all week

 

 

Arriving at school

  • PLEASE FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES WHEN APPROACHING THE SCHOOL SITE AND BE CONSIDERATE TOWARDS THE LOCAL RESIDENTS

 

 

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WEAR FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES WHEN AT THE SCHOOL GATES

 

 

 

  • STAFF WILL BE WEARING FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE DO NOT SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER AT THE GATES. IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT MATTER TO DISCUSS PLEASE RING THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND THEY WILL RING YOU BACK ONCE THE CHILDREN HAVE ALL GONE HOME

 

School times

Class

Start /Finish

Way in

Morning Nursery

9.00am / 11.15am

Main gate, System Street

Afternoon Nursery

 

12.15pm / 2.30pm

Metal Street, double gate

Reception Moon

Reception Sun

8.45am / 2.15pm

Metal Street, double gate

Star

Topaz

Silver

Comet

8.50am / 2.20pm

Main gate, System Street

 

  • The school day has been shortened slightly to allow for teacher’s PPA (preparation, planning and assessment) time to take place and reduce the need for a PPA teacher to cover classes. This will reduce the risk of spreading covid-19.

 

Lunches

 

There will be no school meals provided so all children will need to bring a packed lunch to school along with a water bottle. Families entitled to free school meals will continue to receive vouchers.

Children will be eating their lunch in their classroom so please make sure they know how to open all the items in their lunch bag.

 

 

Health and Safety

 

  • Your child’s class will become a social bubble with the adults who work in the classroom with them (please see our website for staffing information for this year).
  • Each bubble will not mix with any other bubble at any time.
  • Each bubble will follow strict hand hygiene procedures and cleaning takes place regularly throughout the day
  • Children under the age of 11 do not need to socially distance or wear face masks but adults will remain 2 metres apart from children and adults.
  • Children will need to wear clean clothes every day and change when they get home in the evening. We encourage you to dress your child in school uniform.

 

Contacting the school

 

 

  • Parents and visitors will not be allowed on site so all children will be met at the gates by their teachers.
  • If you wish to speak to the class teacher please ring the school and the teacher will ring you back when convenient.
  • The school office can be contacted on 02920493600 but parents will not be able to enter the site unless collecting a child who has become unwell during school hours.

 

 

 

 

What to do if your child is unwell

 

 

 

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE A HEADACHE, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR FEEL UNWELL

  • If your child becomes unwell in school they will be taken to a room where they can isolate from other children and you will be contacted. In this situation your child will need to be tested for covid-19 and the results reported back to school.

 

Period Provision

 

You may be aware that Adamsdown Primary school provides free sanitary (period) products to pupils who need them as part of Cardiff Council’s ‘Period Dignity’ programme. This currently includes period pads in all primary, special and secondary schools, along with tampons in secondary schools.

Recent funding from Welsh Government has required local authorities to ensure at least 50% of the period dignity grant is used to purchase eco-friendly period products, to help address the challenges posed by plastic pollution. Cardiff Council has now committed to only providing eco-friendly period products which means that primary and special schools will now receive eco-friendly disposable pads that are made from natural products such as bamboo and organic cotton. These will be made available for free to any pupil that needs them. Secondary schools will also receive tampons as well as a range of reusable products such as reusable cloth pads, period pants and menstrual cups.

Standard period pads are made from up to 90% plastic and can take over 500 years to decompose. I therefore hope you’ll agree that this is a positive move to using eco-friendly products which will help to tackle one aspect of plastic pollution.

 

 

 

IF YOU REQUIRE PERIOD SUPPLIES PLEASE RING MISS PRICE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE FOR A COLLECTION TIME TO BE ARRANGED.

 

PLEASE FOLLOW OUR SCHOOL TWITTER FOR LATEST UPDATES

@adamsdownprm

 

 

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