CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

First plans for September

Dear Families,

I do hope that you have managed to have some break over the last few weeks and have enjoyed the lovely weather we have had. 

I am writing with some updates to plans for our September return. We are planning for and excited about a return for all children to school with various safety measures in place to ensure the school is as safe as possible for all members of the community.

Drop off/pick up and staggered starts

Each class will have a drop off and pick up point and different timings. This is to ensure that we are restricting the numbers around the school site. I know this can be difficult when siblings have different times, a member of SLT will be on the gate and able to supervise children once you have dropped them in the relevant playground. Please see the table below for your child’s gate and timings. 

Lunch and play time

Our kitchen will be cooking hot meals again in September. For Reception, Years 1,2 and 3 these will be served in their classrooms. Years 4,5 and 6 will have a rota for using the dining room. It will be cleaned between each group. Please pay on time for your child’s school dinners.

Play times will be staggered as they were in July and children will only be with children from their bubbles in the playgrounds. 

Friday afternoons

As stated in July, school will close on a Friday afternoon to allow for teachers PPA time. There will be ‘childcare’ provision for any family that needs it. Details on how to apply will follow early next week. Friday afternoon provision will not be academic but will include structured activities. We have ensured that all children are receiving the required hours education. 

After School Club and Breakfast Club

After School club will be split into 3 smaller groups next term, it will run from the end of the school day until 5:45pm. We have very limited spaces left as they were allocated on a first come first served basis.If you require a place, please email finance@chestnutsprimary.com to see if a space is available. 

Breakfast club will run from 7:45am until school starts. Children will be split in year groups at tables. Please email finance@chestnutsprimary.com to see if a space is available.

Phone calls

On Thursday 3rd September teachers of children from Years 1-6 will be phoning families to introduce themselves and discuss anything you may wish to share about your child and the lockdown period. Teachers will be focusing on the emotional wellbeing of your child as well as the academic work they have managed to achieve. Watch out for a text to sign up for a 10 minute slot to receive a call. 

We are still working hard to pull together all the final details for September. I will be in touch next week with further information.

 

Mrs Horwood

 

Class

Gate

Times

Nursery

Nursery gate

as N times

Donaldson

St Ann’s Road

9-3:30

Ahlberg

Breakfast club gate

9-3:30

Mozart

(previously Ahlberg)

Bus stop gate

8:30 - 3

Hadid

(previously Donaldson)

Bus stop gate

9 - 3:30

Bolt

(previously Mozart)

Breakfast club gate

8:30 - 3

Seacole

(previously Hadid)

St Ann’s Road

8:45 - 3:15

Attenborough 

(previously Seacole)

Main gate

8:30 - 3

Dahl

(previously Bolt)

Main gate

9 - 3:30

Gandhi

(previously Dahl)

Black Boy Lane gate

8:30 - 3

Fibonacci

(previously Attenborough)

Etherley Road gate

8:30 - 3

Thompson

(previously Fibonacci)

Black Boy Lane gate

8:45 - 3:15

Pankhurst

(previously Gandhi)

Main gate

8:45 - 3:15

Malala

(previously Pankhurst)

Etherley Road gate

9 - 3:30

Mandela

(previously Thompson)

Black Boy Lane gate

9 - 3:30