Heybrook Primary and Nursery

Heybrook Primary and Nursery School

Dear Parents and Carers,

                                                It is a very strange end of year for everyone in school- we haven’t been able to do lots of things we would normally do to say goodbye and get ready for the next year. As I text last week, you will be shortly receiving your child’s report through the post. If you don’t receive it or would like to discuss it, please email office@heybrook.org. Below is a list of classes for next year:

 

2019 -20

2020-21

Crimson

Mr Battersby

Orange

Mrs Akhter

Red

Miss McHugh-Hill

Saffron

Miss Batool

Scarlet

Mrs Smith & Miss Mitchell

Amber

Mrs Rudette

 

 

Amber

Miss Din

Marigold

Mrs Rahman

Orange

Mr Hughes

Buttercup

Mr Tomkinson

Saffron

Miss Batool

Yellow

Miss Stringfellow

 

 

Buttercup

Mr Tomkinson

Emerald

Mr Hughes & Mrs Bibi

Marigold

Mrs Rahman

Green

Miss Nisar

Yellow

Miss Stringfellow

Jade

Mrs Pharaony

 

 

Emerald

Mrs Oldham

Blue

Mrs Oldham

Green

Miss Nisar

Turquoise

Mrs Towsey

Jade

Mrs Bather & Mrs Bukhari

Aqua

Mrs Kausar

 

 

Aqua

Mrs Kausar

Azure

Mrs Peel

Blue

Mrs Rudette

Miss De’Ath

Indigo

Turquoise

Mrs Towsey

Cobalt

Mr Walker

 

 

Azure

Mrs Peel

Lavender

Mr Gregory

Cobalt

Mrs Pharaony

Violet

Mrs Moore

Indigo

Mrs Dawson

Purple

Miss Mitchell

 

We know that lots of you and your children may be very nervous about coming into school in September. From September, there will be slightly different start and end times for the children so that we can reduce the number of people on the playground. Nursery staff will let you know your start time in September.

 

Start Time

End  Time

Reception

9:00

3:15

Year 1

9:00

3:15

Year 2

9:00

3:15

Year 3

8:45

3:00

Year 4

8:45

3:00

Year 5

8:30

2:45

Year 6

8:30

2:45

 

We know this may cause some problems for some parents with several children but we have a breakfast club if you need and we will send more details about clubs in September.

We have made these changes because in September, children will only come into contact with the children and adults in their class. They will have separate lunch and break times and all equipment will be kept in their class or if shared, thoroughly cleaned between uses. The way the children are sat will be different so it is safer and children will be washing their hands whenever they leave and enter a room and a several times throughout the day. Some parents have asked about their child’s PE kit or coat. These have been moved to their new classrooms so will be ready for them to collect in September.

We will write to you in September with more details about what it will look like and to remind you of the new start times.

We say a big goodbye to our year 6 children, some of whom have been at Heybrook for 8 years! They have been a wonderful year group and we have many happy memories of them. Although this isn’t how we would like to say goodbye, we will have a massive party when it is safe!

I would like to thank all of you for your support during this difficult time and wish you all a peaceful and safe summer break.

Best wishes,

Toni Moore

Head Teacher

Heybrook Primary and Nursery School

 

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Online lessons

Teachers have made online lessons to accompany this weeks work pack available at school. We have chosen to do these on YouTube so they can be watched on your phone as well as laptops or tablets. If your child doesn't understand the work in the video, please mention it in your fortnightly phone call by their teacher or email office@heybrook.org. If you would like to show your teacher your child's work or have your teacher check it, please take a photo and send it to this email too. If you are having difficulty picking up a work pack, please ring the school and we will deliver it with pencils and paper.

YouTube video lessons for week beginning 13th July

Reception  ¦  Y1 English ¦  Y1 Maths ¦  Y3 English  ¦  Y3 Maths  ¦  Y5 English ¦  Y5 Maths  

YouTube video lessons for week beginning 6th July

Reception ¦  Y1 English  ¦  Y1 Maths  ¦ Y3 English  ¦  Y3 Maths  ¦  Y5 English ¦  Y5 Maths ¦  Y6 Maths

YouTube video lessons for week beginning 29th June

Reception  ¦  Year 3 English ¦  Year 3 Maths  ¦  Year 5 English ¦  Year 5 Maths ¦  Year 6 English

YouTube video lessons for week beginning 22nd June

  Reception  ¦  Year 1 English  ¦  Year 1 Maths  ¦  Year 3  ¦  Year 5 English ¦  Year 5 Maths

YouTube video lessons for week beginning 15th June

Year 5

 

 

Returning to school


Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We have been ringing year 6, year 5 and year 1 over the past week about returning to school. Below are some the questions people have been asking and some questions for you to go through with your child so that they feel happy coming back. If you would like your child to come back and haven't already spoken to someone, please ring school  so we know you are coming back. 

If your child isn't coming back to school, the work packs and vouchers will carry on as normal and your child's teacher will ring you over the next few weeks to check they are alright and doing their work packs. Please mention if you are having any problems. We are sad all the year groups aren't coming back but it is very important all the children and adults are safe. 

If have any questions or concerns, please ring the school between 8:30 and 3:30 any day. We can't wait to see everyone soon. 

Kind regards,

Toni Moore

FAQS for Parents

Is it safe for me to send my child to school?

We have worked with the council, the DFE and public Health England to take steps to make school as safe as possible. We are following all the government advice and we have decided it is safer to have smaller number of children on site at one time. We need to work together and we need your help to follow all the guidelines to keep all the children, staff and your families safe.

Why can’t all the children come to school?

Because of the staff we have available and because of the particular layout of the building, we have decided to have different year groups at school in different weeks. This way can keep the children in groups of 8 and we can make sure there aren’t big groups of children and parents on the yard or coming up the slopes at one time.

What if my child is scared?

It is understandable that the children, and you, might feel worried. Before lockdown, I spoke to all the children and explained the adults are working hard to keep them safe. This is a useful way to talk to the children because it lets them know its ok to feel a bit worried but to trust the adults looking after them. You can help explain about social distancing, washing their hands and going through the questions in this document. In school, we will be doing lots of PSHE to support children who feel worried and we do have school councilor if needed.

Why are the start and end time different?

Because we only have the 2 slopes to come into school, we need to limit the number of people coming the school at any one time. Please only bring 1 adult to drop off and where possible, no other children. If you do need to bring other children to drop off/pick up your child, please make sure they stay on the 2m lines and use the 1 way system. They will not be able to use the equipment.

What if everyone in my house is back at work full time?

If you are all returning to work and need to send your child to school every day, please speak to myself or Mr Doyle or email office@heybrook.org.

What does my child need to wear and bring?

Your child needs to wear clean clothes every day which means they do not need to wear a uniform every day.  They need to bring a full water bottle as they will not be able to use class water throughout the day. If they bring a packed lunch, they can bring a clean lunch box each day, they do not need to bring book bags or school bags,

Can my child wear PPE?

The government advice is that PPE is only safe if used properly. If you want your child to use PPE, they must know how to use it properly e.g. not touching mask, not moving up and down or wearing gloves and not washing hands. If your child has difficulties using their PPE, Mr Doyle or myself will talk to you about it. We will not be providing PPE for children.

 

 Will my child have their normal teacher and room?

Probably not. Children are split up into groups of 8 and spread across different rooms, this means they probably won’t have the teacher or room. We will try and organize groups so that your child is with someone they know, as far as possible but we can’t swap or move groups.

My child has special needs, how will you help them understand?

We can provide social stories or other resources to help. Where, appropriate we will complete a separate risk assessment with the help of RANS and it maybe that your child needs a different timetable to support them easing back into school.

What if I change my mind about sending my child?

We understand that this might happen. If your child comes to school on Monday and doesn’t come on Tuesday, we will ring to check they don’t need a Corona test but we understand if you choose to keep them at home. If you want them to come to school when they haven’t before, you must ring school 3 days before so we can organize a new group with new staff. We will ring and text all parents to double check you still want a place before we open.

What if my child isn’t coming back to school?

Your child will receive weekly work as they have done throughout the lockdown and their class teacher will contact them. Each day a teacher either from the year group, or experienced in the year group, will make a You Tube video of a lesson linked to the work. We picked You Tube because you can access it on a phone rather than a laptop or tablet which we know many people in the house might need to use at the same time.

What if my child gets ill?

If any adult or child displays symptoms, they will be immediately separated and sent home. You must then be tested and we can help you book that. You remain off until you get your test results. If anyone receives a positive test, all adults and children in that bubble must remain off school for 14 days and the whole family must self-isolate. I know this may be difficult but we must keep all the children and adults in school safe.

What about the additional risk to BAME people?

We know from Public Health that some people from Pakistani and Bengali heritages are at greater risk but this is when combined with other factors like health conditions and ages. We have taken risk assessments to protect all our staff and encourage you to make sure your child washes their hands and changes their clothes when they get home.

What if my child has asthma?

If your child has medication for asthma, we would ask you to seek advice from your GP before sending your child into school. We know that asthma makes you more vulnerable. If you decide to send your child into school, they MUST have their inhaler at all times. If you decide to keep them at home, I understand.

What if my child or someone in my house is extremely vulnerable?

We would ask you to speak t your GP. If you decide to keep them at home, we understand. If you decide to send them to school, they must wash their hands thoroughly as soon as they get home and change clothes.

Will I be fined if I don’t send my child?

No, we understand that there are many reasons why you might not want your child to come to school so I completely respect your decision.

What if my child doesn’t stick to social distancing?

The teachers will be making a charter to remind the children what the safe way to behave is and we will carry on using green points and the green point shop to help remind children what the right thing to do. If your child consistently doesn’t stick to the social distancing rules, myself or Mr Doyle will speak to you to see what we can do to help them stick to them. It may be that they need a spate timetable to support them.

What will happen at lunchtimes?

Children will be having lunch in their classrooms. They will be having a grab bag or a packed lunch from home. This is because we cannot have all children having hot food in the dining hall at one time. If you get free schools meals, you will carry on getting a free grab bag. If you have a paid meal but would rather have bring food in from home that is fine.

Will there be trips?

No, not at this time.

What happens to vouchers?

If your child is attending school, they will not get FSM vouchers. They will get a grab bag instead. If your child is eligible for benefit-based FSM and not attending school, they will continue to get a voucher each week.

What if I want to speak to the teacher, head teacher or Mrs Ahmed?

We would ask you to ring the school or email. We will not be allowing parents or visitors into school.

Will I still get a school report?

Yes, children will receive an end of year report and there will be chance to contact your child’s teacher, if needed, via phone or email. 

FAQS for Children

Is it safe to come to school?

 I understand how worried many of you may feel but all of the adults in school have made lots of changes using the government’s advice to keep everyone safe.  We are making sure that the building is cleaned lots of times a day and that you have your own resources that only you use. You can do your part too: by washing your hands whenever you leave or enter a room and by making sure you stay 2m away from other people. If somebody gets a cough or a temperature, we will organize a test for them and they will stay at home for 14 days. If they have got Corona virus, their bubble will stay home to get better.

Why can’t we all come back to school?

Because we are trying to keep everyone safe, we are having a small number of children in school at any time so you can stay spread out.

What if I am scared?

It is ok to feel scared, especially because you have been away from school for a while. But once you get used to it, it will feel better and you will see all the new rules to help us all stay staff. Your teacher will keep reminding everyone. There will be lots of time during the week to talk about your feelings and your teacher can give you advice. Ms Boardman and Ms Adshead will also be here if you normally work with them.

Can I see my friends?

There will be 8 children in each group and we will try our best to put you with your friends but we might not be able to. I know this will be hard but it because we are trying to keep people safe. If they aren’t in your group, you won’t be able to play with them at lunchtime but will be able to wave at them.

Can I hug my friends?

You can’t I’m afraid but you can wave and chat about everything you have missed!

What will lessons be like?

Lessons will be a lot like normal with English and Maths in the morning and PE, Art and PSHE in the afternoons. You will be starting a new exciting book and have lots of time learning outside too.

What will be classroom be like?

The tables are split up so you are sitting by yourself but there are still photos and work on the wall. On your desk, you will have your own pens, pencils, whiteboards, scissors and glues. You will have your own Ipad for when you need it too.

Will I have my normal teacher and normal room?

You might not. Some will but not all the teachers are working in school and because there are only 8 in each room, you might have to go with a different teacher but you can still say hello.

Will there be a year 6 party?

Definitely! As soon as it is safe to do so, we will have a massive party.

Will there be stars of the week and green point shop?

There will still be a star of the week and reader of the week. You will also be able to collect green points and red points (hopefully not!) We will bring items from the point shop round when it is your year groups’ time to shop.

What if I don’t want to come to school?

That’s ok- we understand. It’s also ok if your Mum and Dad don’t want you to come in. It is a hard decision to make and they have made it for the right reasons.

What if I get ill?

If you have a cough or a fever, we will send you home and make sure you get a test. It just involves someone taking a sample from your throat and nose- it doesn’t hurt. If your test is negative, you can come back to school when you are feeling better. If it is positive, you will need to stay at home for 14 days so you can get better properly. IF someone else in your class tests positive, all of the class needs to stay home for 14 days.

 

 

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