Thank you for visiting the year group page. We are really looking forward to welcoming your child back into Key Stage One and want to share with you some information to help support your child’s transition back into the classroom.
As outlined in Mrs Strand’s communications, following government guidelines the children have been sectioned into pods and your child will be a member of pod C. For more information from Mrs Stand on what the pods are and how they work, please follow this link.
Drop Off Arrangements
Your child will start school on Monday 8th March and will enter the building through the red gate entrance. As before there will be a one-way system operating whereby you enter the school site via the gate beside the carpark and after drop off, please leave via the alley way.
The gate will be open from 8:50am for the arrival of Year 2 and remain open for the arrival of Year 1 at 8.55am. This is to minimise the risk of too many children and adults in the small space in front of the gate at the same time. The gate will be closed promptly at 9.05am. Once inside the gate, your child will be greeted by staff from their pod and shown straight to their new classroom where they will be supervised with handwashing and unpacking their belongings.
What to Wear and What to Bring
Children are expected to attend school in full winter school uniform, please see our uniform page for further details. Children are asked not to bring in a rucksack or other school bag but should only bring in their PE kit in a named red school drawstring bag, a named water bottle and an SHF school book bag containing only the following items:
Your child must not bring any other items into school unless authorised by your child’s teacher to meet their specific needs this includes any toys.
Hygiene and Safety Measures
During the first day and on an ongoing basis, your child will be reminded of the good hygiene practices that we will be enforcing in school and we will explain the safety measures we have put in place to help keep your child safe, such as staggered break times, regular hand washing and limiting the areas of the school each pod can access.
It would be really helpful if you could talk to your child about why it is so important that we maintain good hygiene to help keep everyone safe and encourage your child to speak to a member of their teaching team if they have any questions or concerns.
Year1 will finish school at 3:10pm and will exit the building through the red gate where you will need to wait for them. The class teacher or teaching assistant will bring the children to the gate and ensure they are released to the designated adult following the Collections Arrangement Form that you will have filled in previously. Please ensure that these forms are updated with any changes for this year. Please contact the school office if you need a digital copy of this form or if you need to collect a printed version.
Home - School Communication
Due to the current situation, parents and carers will not be able to come into the school building at the start, the end or throughout the school day. For most forms of communication, we would ask that you use your child’s contact book or email the school office who will forward the message on. If there is anything of a more confidential or sensitive nature, you can email the safeguarding team direct on DSL@fermorschool.org.uk
Thank you for understanding that we are only able to offer a school lunch at the moment in Key Stage 1. The children cannot bring in a packed lunch unless with prior agreement with Mrs Strand. Please speak to your class teacher if you have concerns about this.
Mrs Miller and Miss Heilbron