UPDATE - GENERAL ARRANGEMENTS OCTOBER 2020
All communication to parents, continues to be by text, email or through Class Dojo. If you wish to receive information from school, you must ensure that we have an up to date email address for you on the school system. There will be an appointment only system for parents wishing to come into the school including the Main Office. If you have an enquiry, please telephone 0121 672 3572 or email us on our new email address email@example.com
Arriving at and leaving school
- Year group Arrival time Leaving time 6 and 5 8.45am- 9.00am 3.00-3.15pm except Friday 2.00-2.15pm 4 and 3 9.00am-9.15am 3.15- 3.30pm except Friday 2.15-2.30pm
- The vehicle gate will be used at start/end of day
- No parents will come onto site without an appointment, including visits to the Main office – communication will need to happen via phone/ Class Dojo or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only one parent/specified adult will need to escort their children to/from school. Parents will need to inform the School Office via phone OR Dojo your child’s class teacher to inform them if there’s a change of adult.
- If you have siblings at Reaside, the eldest sibling will have to go to collect their sibling from the outside classroom door to leave school with the ELDEST SIBLING’S class.
End of day procedure for Years 4 and 5 ONLY
Adults will queue outside 5F, 5W, 4K and 4S classroom doors.
End of day procedure for Years 3 and 6 ONLY
Teachers will escort the class outside. The children will be collected from the side gate to the right of the main school building What we need from you: -To queue in a safe and socially distanced manner -To remain behind the red and white post outside the classroom door/gate AT ALL TIMES -To keep your distance from other parents on the playground -To leave the school site as quickly as possible -To understand that you will not be able to enter the playground until the time your child is due to leave school - a member of staff will tell you when you can move past the Playground Gate PLEASE ADHERE TO THE TIMES ABOVE. WE WANT TO AVOID CROWDS OF PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL GATES
From Monday 5th October parents must wear a face covering when entering school premises. This means that you will need to wear a face covering when collecting your child at the end of the day. This decision has been made by the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust. Children should not wear a face covering when in school. Please speak with a member of the Leadership Team if this something you wish to discuss further. Staff will be required to wear a face covering in communal areas of the school where 2m social distancing is difficult, as well as at the end of the day when parents are collecting children. Staff will not wear a face covering when teaching in the classroom. Children will have these changes explained to them in school to ensure they understand what is happening around them.
Cleaning and good hygiene
- Hand washing protocols will be in place
- Social distancing will be supported, whenever possible.
- We will have a cautionary approach “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”
- Tissues will be widely available
- Sanitizer to be widely available and used
- Cleaning will be more regular and enhanced and include all shared equipment and outdoor play equipment
Tuck and dinner money
Dinner cost per child Length of time £11.75 Per week Tuck money amount Dated from: £3 per child
W/C 05.10.20 until half term
All money MUST be paid in advance each Monday morning when a member of the office will be at the school car gate. No money should be handed in other than on a Monday to a member of the office team, Mrs Liggett or Miss Jeffries. Tuck will be limited to two pieces of toast only for 20p, each child already has a bottle of water provided by the school. Toast will be delivered to the children in their classrooms. Children are welcome to bring their own healthy snack for break time.
Remote Learning Arrangements
- Having to close a class following a positive test: In the event of closing a class, year group or even whole school closure due to a positive COVID result from a member of the class or staff, the plans for learning at home would be as follows:
- Online learning will be accessed through Dojo.
- Children will have their own log-in details and work will be set by their class teacher.
- There will be an activity/task set for English and Maths each day along with an ‘other’ task which will link to the wider curriculum.
- For children who do not have access to a device or the internet, workbooks will be provided with an English and Maths focus.
- A child needing to self-isolate for 14 days (or until they get test results:
- Dojo will be used to set online activities to be completed at home - children will have their own log-in.
- For children who do not have access to a device or the internet, work will be posted home. Please bear in mind this will take a couple of days to arrive.
- How much work should my child do a day?
- This will vary from child to child and family circumstances. Due to the more intense nature of home learning it is recommended that 3 hours is the maximum per day. Do what is manageable for you as a family.
- You can do other things not set out by the class teacher, reading books, writing stories, painting, drawing, cooking, exercising and anything else that gives opportunities for children to learn
- If your child is unwell they are not expected to complete work at home.
The School Day
What do the classrooms look like?
Tables and chairs have been set up in rows so that no pupils are facing each other. Individual class teachers have reviewed where pupils will sit. School will provide each pupil with their own set of resources to keep on their desk space to limit movement around the class. Toilet breaks will be operated on a one-in-one-out system. Cleaning will happen throughout the day to limit cross-contamination.
Children will only work and mix with other children from their class bubble. Adults working between bubbles will be kept to a minimum and where this is the case hygiene measures will be put in place as they move between bubbles. One-way systems are established in all corridors to ensure that bubbles and groups of pupils are separated.
All homework will continue to be sent electronically. Assemblies/Celebration assemblies that normally parents are invited to attend will not be able to take place until further notice.
Equipment and bringing things into school
The only items children will need to bring into school are coats, lunchboxes and a drink (if required, as each child has their own water bottle provided by school). All stationery will be provided.
Mobile phones are not permitted.
Breaktimes and Lunchtimes
To help with social distancing outside and to support children staying in their bubbles, children will have staggered break and lunchtimes.
All classes will have one morning break, a lunch break and an afternoon break each day.
Classes will be assigned specific playgrounds to ensure class bubbles are not mixing outside.
Pupils will eat their lunch in their classrooms. If they are provided with a school lunch this will be brought to the classroom.
This will be a mix of hot and cold food.
Year 3 Monday
Year 4 Thursday
Year 5 Tuesday
Year 6 Friday
Children must attend in their full P.E kit.
They DO NOT need to bring a change of clothes.
Year 4 Forest School
Year 4 children have Forest School every Tuesday.
Children will be indoors and outdoors during the school day. Children MUST attend school in comfortable, old clothing and sensible coat/footwear weather permitting. Children DO NOT need to attend in their school uniform on this day. Your child will need to bring in a spare pair of shoes/trainers to wear in the classroom. Thank you.
Year 5 Commando Joe
Year 5 children have Commando Joe every Wednesday.
Children must attend in comfortable clothing (track suit is recommended as the weather becomes colder) sensible footwear/coat, if weather permitting the session will be outside. Children DO NOT need to attend in their school uniform on this day. Thank you.
Trips, visits and swimming
There will be no external visits or swimming until further notice. External visitors to school will be kept to a minimum.
After school club
There will be no after school clubs for the first half term. This will ensure we are able to deep clean the school each evening, in readiness for the next day. This will be reviewed each half term.
Special Educational Provision
Children with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP)
If your child has an EHCP we will endeavour to provide the support that your child needs, following the outcomes and recommendations set out in your child’s plan. We understand that your child may require additional support as they come back to school. They may find all the changes especially difficult e.g. different gate entrance and exit and staggered start/ finish times. Staff will be on hand at the start and end of the day to support your child with these changes. We understand that there are some behaviours that your child is unable to control and you may be worried that your child will be at risk to themselves and others. We will monitor your child as they transition back to school and contact you immediately if any problems arise.
Children who receive SEN support
You may be worried about your child’s progress over the last few months. Class teachers and Teaching Assistants will strive to support your child in class. They will follow your child’s Individual Target Plans and provide differentiated work to help your child reach their potential.
Additional work may need to be completed at home and we hope that you will support us with this.
Please contact our SENCO Mrs Carly Blair if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s return to school. email@example.com
Tel: SENDCo office: 0121 820 0972 or School mobile: 07495 055187
If your child is due to start new medication, we ask that you contact the school office on 0121 675 7235 so we are able to organise suitable arrangements for necessary mandatory medication forms to be completed. We CANNOT administer medication without medical forms completed.
Reaside Academy Acceptable Uniform List
-Black or dark grey trousers. No jogging bottoms, leggings or jeans. -Black or dark grey knee length skirt -White or light blue shirt, blouse or polo-neck T-shirt. -Royal blue jumper or sweatshirt (with or without the Reaside Logo) -Royal blue cardigan (with or without the Reaside Logo) -Blue Gingham summer dress -Flat black school shoes. No trainers, canvas shoes or plimsolls.
Acceptable items for PE
Please note we are no longer providing PE tops. - Plain White T-shirt. Tops must be changed for P.E. to keep good hygiene. - Black or navy blue plain shorts - Black pumps or trainers. No high tops. - Jogging bottoms, leggings and a navy blue sweatshirt – used in cold weather.