No - following the Government guidance, we are trying to operate as normally as possible. This is to reduce the potential longer term impact that isolation could have on the mental wellbeing of the children.
This means that the children will have freedom on the playground to go wherever they choose and play with children from other year groups.
In some circumstances, may come together for short periods of time, as the curriculum works in paired year groups.
No - school starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm and is compulsory.
It is a legal requirement that your child is in school as close to 100% of 190 days as possible, with appointments and holidays booked outside of school hours.
As children are not required to isolate, if they are off school it will be because they are ill, so no remote learning will be on offer, except for a few mitigating circumstances.
Parents are welcome on the playground to drop off and pick up their children, and also for events such as Book Look afternoons.
Any larger events will be held outdoors as much as possible.
We will still be making good use of Zoom for our Values in Practice assembly on Friday to reduce the number of people gathered in the hall.
We encourage all visitors to wear face coverings to help protect each other and the children, but it is not mandatory.
The children will come together for daily collective worship in the hall. They will be seated in their classes, facing forwards in columns (not rows) with space between classes. The hall is well ventilated and the session is no longer than 15 minutes. There will not be any singing as a school indoors for the time being.
We hope to be able to hold an Autumn fete and some Christmas events - although we will be considering the risk versus the benefit for each event and gathering.
If your child develops a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste and/smell, or test positive on a LFT, they should isolate and take a PCR test. If this is positive, they should isolate for 10 days from the first symptoms, or from the PCR if they had no symptoms.
If the PCR test is negative, send them straight back to school.
Please inform firstname.lastname@example.org of any new symptoms and PCR results.
If a child in a class tests positive, we will inform the families of that class and ask that they LFT twice a week as families, as well as looking out for symptoms.
But under the new guidance, under 18's and those double vaccinated do not need to isolate and do not need to PCR unless they are in the same household or identified as a close contact.
A close contact is defined as face-to-face contact, within 2m for more than 15 minutes.
If a child develops symptoms in school, they will be sent home to isolate and take a PCR test.
If a member of the household develops symptoms (cough, loss of taste/smell or high temperature) - or tests positive on a LFT - they must get a PCR test and isolate for 10 days should it be positive.
Family members who are double vaccinated or under the age of 18 should take a PCR test and if negative, carry on with their daily lives - including coming to school.
Isolation begins following a positive PCR test - from the day of first symptoms or from the PCR if there were no symptoms.
Once the 10 days are up, you or your child can return to normal life unless a high temperature persists or new symptoms appear.
It is important to note that you may still receive a positive LFT or PCR up to 90 days after diagnosis, but you will not be infectious following 10 days isolation.
More information can be found on the Government website.
The children will still be coming to school in their PE kits on their PE days: although they should now bring in kit to change into for clubs.
We are still cleaning down the tables and toilets regularly, as well an ensuring that hand-washing takes place before eating and after toileting.
Hand sanitiser is available through school and children can bring in gel if they are able to apply it sensibly.
We encourage all visitors to wear face coverings and socially distance from one another.
We will support you in any way we can in order for you and your family to feel as safe as possible.
Please come and talk to us and we will work out a risk assessment to ensure your child's safety and wellbeing.
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Tours warmly welcomed - we love sharing what goes on in (and out) of our classrooms!
We have spaces in most year groups.
Learning is the formation and development of neural pathways in the brain.
If a new neural pathway isn't used within 24 hours, it is reabsorbed into the body and the skill has to be learnt again.
If there are gaps in attendance, there will be gaps in learning as vital connections between pathways will be missed.
Your child's learning journey is carefully planned so that these connections can be made every day for 190 days a year.
5 minutes late a day equates to 3 days out of 190 lost each academic year.
10 minutes late is 6.5 days lost.
15 minutes late is 10 days of education lost.
Being late can lead to anxiety and feeling unsettled. Arriving after registration may also result in an unauthorised absence.
Please refer to Northamptonshire County Council's website for more information:
Wednesday 1st September CLOSED for INSET
***CHILDREN RETURN ON 2nd SEPTEMBER***
Thursday 2nd September - Thursday 21st October
***NO CHILDREN IN ON FRIDAY 22/10/21***
Friday 22nd October CLOSED for INSET
Monday 1st November - Friday 17th December
Tuesday 4th January CLOSED for INSET
***CHILDREN RETURN WEDNESDAY 5th JAN***
Wednesday 5th January - Friday 11th February
Monday 21st February - Friday 1st April
Tuesday 19th April CLOSED for INSET
***CHILDREN RETURN WED 20th APRIL***
Wednesday 20th April - Friday 27th May
Monday 6th June CLOSED for INSET
***CHILDREN RETURN TUES 7th JUNE***
Tuesday 7th June - Friday 22nd July
CLOSED FOR INSET Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September
Monday 5 September 2022 - Friday 21 October 2022
CLOSED FOR INSET Monday 31st October
Tuesday 1st November 2022 - Friday 16 December 2022
Tuesday 3 January 2023 - Friday 10 February 2023
Monday 20 February 2023 - Thursday 30 March 2023
CLOSED FOR INSET Friday 31st March
Monday 17 April 2023 - Friday 26 May 2023
CLOSED FOR INSET Monday 5th June
Tuesday 6 June 2023 - Friday 21 July 2023
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals.
These need to be booked online through Dolce.
Even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, if you are claiming benefits, you still need to apply for Free School Meals. This allows the school to access additional funding that can be used to assist you with the cost of uniform, clubs, school trips and music lessons.
If you are in receipt of:
Since September 2016, a family run company called Dolce have provided the catering for hot dinners. Parents are provided with a login for their ‘live kitchen’ site so that they can preorder meals for their children. More information can be found at www.dolce.co.uk/catering/education/parents or you can contact them directly by telephone on 01942 707709 or my email at email@example.com
Our uniform is available online from Uniformshoponline.co.uk: https://uniformshoponline.co.uk/collections/pattishall-primary-school
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Our wrap around care is run by Little Dragon's Day Nursery - a private nursery situated on the school site.
Dragon Club is built on the nurturing, organic, Forest School ethos of the Little Dragon Day Nursery.
The children are cared for in a homely, welcoming environment (a designated space, in the school building) and provided with a homemade, organic meal.
Contact Little Dragon's for more information: 01327 830 202