Hello and welcome to Swans' information page,
We hope you are looking forward to returning to school on the 8th. We are very much looking forward to seeing you. We are sure you will have lots of questions so below we have tried to predict what those questions may be and try to answer them.
What time do I come to school and where do I go to?
There will be a staggered start and end time so the children and parents can socially distance before and after school. The times will range from 8:45 - 9:00 and 3:15 to 3:25. If your child’s surname is at the beginning of the alphabet (A-M) please aim to arrive from 8:45 to 8:50 and collect from 3:15 and if your child’s surname is towards the end of the alphabet please arrive between 8:55 - 9:00 and collect by 3:25. The 5 min gap will give those parents who have more than one child the time to visit different drop off points. Your child’s drop off point and the one-way system will be the same as the Autumn term. If required see your class page of the website to remind yourself. All children must be in school by 9am and have left the premises by 3:25pm. The gates will not open until 8:45 so please do not arrive early as this causes congestion especially on School Road where Brewood Middle School parents and children are being dropped off.
We request that only one adult accompanies your child/ren to support social distancing and you wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off your child.
What do I need to bring?
As little as possible - YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING A RUCKSACK / BAG.
On the first day, you will need to bring:
- your pencil case. See the link page for what you need in your pencil case (same as September). Your pencil case will stay in school.
- a water bottle
- a lunch box if you are not having a school dinner
- a coat
What about PE?
We will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Thursday. On these days you will need to wear your PE kit for school all day. You will come to school in your PE kit and go home in your PE kit. You will need to wear a white T-shirt, navy shorts with your school jumper and navy tracksuit bottoms/leggings or a school tracksuit. Please ensure you have trainers that you can fasten up yourself (only use laces if you can do your own).
*Please no football kits.
What will happen at playtime and lunchtime?
Our playtime will be 10:20 am and we will have a specific area of the playground to play. I will clearly explain this to you on the first day. 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 1:00 pm. You will have a playtime first and then come in to eat your lunch in the classroom. The area that you have to play 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 will be Mrs Scotton, Miss Shaw, Mrs Norris and Mrs Ward. You can see pictures of us on the link page. The classroom will be laid out so you are all facing the front and sitting in twos. There are pictures of the classroom on the link page.
We hope this answers some of your questions. You will feel a little nervous and that is completely understandable but we will do our best to help you to feel comfortable and happy.
Mrs Scotton and Miss Shaw