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Autumn 2020

Friday 11th September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been delighted to welcome all children back to school over the last two weeks and have been amazed at how well they have returned. Children settled back into a slightly new routine with their previous class teachers and have adapted brilliant to any adjustments and changes in school.

Thank you also, to all of you who have helped us by following our one-way system around school with new drop of and collection points. It has meant that we have not had to stagger children’s start and finish times significantly.

Please see some reminders below, along with some new information about school routines over the coming weeks.

Move to new classes Monday 14th September

Children have enjoyed meeting their new class teachers this morning and will move to their new year groups permanently from Monday. Your child will bring home a slip to explain who their new teacher is.


NurseryMiss Richardson
ReceptionMrs Delap and Miss Hughes  
Year 1Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Stamper and Miss Liddle
Year 2Mrs Huscroft, Mrs Sanderson and Mrs Clarke
Year 3Miss Slater and Mr Hughes  
Year 4Miss Suri and Mrs Bewick  
Year 5Mrs Hordon-Clark and Miss Dodds  
Year 6Mr Tye, Mr Wardropper and Miss Forster
  • Currently from Year 1 onwards, children are remaining in their literacy and numeracy groups for the time being. This is so we can keep children in bubbles of 30 throughout the day. We will review this over the next few weeks, particularly in Years 1 and 2, where we would like to move to year group bubbles to help in our delivery of phonics etc.
  • All children will continue to use the same entry and exit doors. The only exceptions are our new Reception classes, who have their own entrance and our Year 1 classes who will enter down the main school drive and across the carpark to the blue gates. Staff will be out to assist with this next week so everyone is clear.

School dinners

  • Children continue to have their lunch in classrooms for the time being. All school dinners will consist of some hot and cold items to try and cater for everyone. We hope to return to normal menus with a wider range of choice by October.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

  • So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site.
  • Entry to school premises is via the Key Stage 1 gate. There will be signage and staff available to help point everyone in the right direction.
  • We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 
  • Please make sure that you are on time.

PE Lessons

We kindly ask that you send your child into school in their PE kit on the day they are taking part in PE. This will start the week beginning Monday14th September.

Allocated PE days:

Nursery – Thursdays

Reception – Wednesdays

Year 1 – Tuesdays

Year 2 – Fridays

Year 3 – Tuesdays

Year 4 – Fridays

Year 5 – Wednesdays

Year 6 – Thursdays

All children must have a full school PE kit (black or red shorts with a plain white t-shirt). Children can wear tracksuit or jogging bottoms instead of, or over, their shorts, and a hoody or jumper to keep warm, as most PE will be taking place outside. Children should bring a coat as usual. Children should continue to bring a named bottle of water in school.

We appreciate that parents have been so understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for staff, children and parents. Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns. It is lovely to have the children back in school, we and are looking forward to the term ahead.

Yours sincerely

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

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Application for Free School Meals

As your child will be transitioning into Year 3 in September 2020, they will no longer be entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals.

If you believe you are currently eligible for Free School Meals (i.e. you are claiming benefits), applications can be completed at http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5066.

Those who already have eligibility will not be required to complete another application as their current claim for FSM will transfer into the next academic year.

If you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Yours sincerely

S. Connelly

Mrs S Connelly

School Business Manager

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