Welcome back Doves!
We hope you are looking forward to returning to school on Monday 8th March. We are very much looking forward to seeing you. School will be very similar to how if was in September, you may have some questions, so below we have tried to predict what those questions may be and try to answer them. Your parents have also been sent a letter from Mrs Lamond with more important information enclosed.
What time do I come to school and where do I go to?
Your arrival time will be from 8:45 - 9:00. Mrs Lamond's letter explains what your specific arrival time is more clearly. Please try to arrive on time and don’t be late, to help avoid congestion around school. Children will be arriving from 8:45 to 9:00 so you may be one of the first or a later one to arrive, but that is fine. There will be an activity for you to do in class. You must follow the one way route shown in the video and come in through the Doves door. The first thing you will need to do is sanitise your hands and you will then go straight to the classroom. A member of Doves staff will be on the door to show you where to go. Please make sure only one adult accompanies you to reduce the number of people on site at any one time.
PARENTS - Please ensure you follow the one way system and exit via the white gate and through the car park.
Masks be must be worn at all times when on site.
Only one adult to accompany each child on site.
Please maintain social distancing from others at all times.
Please exit the site promptly.
What do I need to bring?
As little as possible. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING A BAG AT THE MOMENT.
On the first day you will need to bring a
- water bottle
You will not need to bring a pencil case, equipment will be provided by school for Early Years children.
Lunch will be provided by school, either a hot meal or sandwiches. Please do not bring a packed lunch, we do not have the space to store them.
At the moment you do not need to bring in a fruit/vegetable morning snack, these will be provided in school. Your child is eligible for a free daily carton of milk until they turn five years old. When your child is five years old, the office will send out further information and you have the option to pay for this, if you would like to.
What about PE?
We will have access to a range of outdoor activities daily in our designated outdoor area. You do not need to wear a PE kit. We do ask that long hair is tied back and no jewellery is worn.
What will happen at playtime and lunchtime?
Our playtime will be 10:20am and we will have a specific area of the playground to play. You will not be able to mix with other children from other classes but you will be able to play with your classmates. Our lunchtime will be from 12noon until 1:00pm. You will have your lunch first and then have some time playing outside. The area that you have to play in will be the same as you have at playtime.
Who will be my teachers and what will the classroom be like?
Your teachers and teaching assistants are Mrs Hume, Mrs Kendrick, Mrs Ball, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Williamson and Mrs Woodward. You can see pictures of us on the link page.
The classroom will be full of lots of different activities each day. You will see some markings in each area to help you to understand how many children can play in each area at any one time. You will also be asked to wash or sanitise your hands more regularly between activities. We will be able to do lots of outdoor learning too. When we sit on the carpet, you will have a specific seat or 'spot' as we call them, so you will know where to sit.
We have uploaded some pictures of the classroom for you to familiarise yourself with.
Don't forget you can continue to send in photographs of any work completed at home to - firstname.lastname@example.org. Any work samples or observations that you would like to form part of your profile must be uploaded to 'evidence me'.
We hope this answers some of your questions. You may feel a little nervous and that is completely understandable but we will do our best to help you to feel comfortable and happy.
Mrs Hume and Mrs Kendrick