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Information If your child is coming into school as you are a keyworker or they are in the vulnerable child category:

Please do not send your child to school if they or anyone living in your house has a COVID symptom-please book a test and everyone must stay indoors and self-isolate until you receive the results.

  • Children will be in their current classes so they will be in very small groups
  • Children need to come to their normal class entrance and be collected from there
  • Staggered drop off and pick up as before
  • Children are to wear school uniform( they can wear an extra jumper)
  • On PE days to wear tracksuit/ leggings- this will not take place this week so school uniform everyday
  • Lunches will be as normal-staggered times and using both halls
  • Breakfast club and after school club will run as normal-please book and pay in the normal way
  • Only 1 adult to bring and collect the children-adults to wear face masks while on the school site(unless exempt)
  • Parents to keep a 2metre distance from other adults and children at all times while on our school site and just outside the gates

While children are in school

  • Handwashing will continue
  • Classrooms will have tables cleaned at breaks and lunch
  • Separate toilets to be used by bubbles-cleaned at lunchtime
  • All areas of school cleaned thoroughly at the end of every day
  • Windows open in classrooms at all times
  • Children to have individual stationery packs
  • All other resources cleaned at the end of every day
  • Staggered lunch and breaks/separate play areas as before
  • Parents must be contactable throughout the day and able to collect children immediately if they develop a symptom of COVID


Information If your child is remaining at home and will be learning from home:

Please remember if your child or anyone in your household has a symptom of COVID-book a test and everyone in the house must self-isolate until you have the results.

School will provide remote learning either through Google Classrooms or by delivering paper copies of learning each week. If your child can access Google classrooms this will be great as there will be lessons on there to help them learn.

The government expects all children to complete learning at home-we will support you with this. The children will be completing the same learning that will be taking place in school.

We will put guides on how to use Google classroom on our website and a link on our Facebook page.

  • Your child’s class teacher will email you a timetable overview for the week-this will also be -can complete learning in a different order if this is easier for you and your child.
  • If your child can access Google classroom there will be at least daily google meets where they can talk to their class teacher and some of their friends. Most children have used this in school- your child’s teacher can email you the login details if you need them.
  • If your child cannot access Google meets the teacher will ring you every day to speak to your child is and how they are getting on with their learning and to help them if they are stuck.
  • If work is completed and saved on Google classroom teachers and teaching assistants will give your child guidance and feedback on work, they have completed
  • If your child is using paper copies we will collect these on a Monday when we deliver new learning. Work will be marked and teachers will give your children feedback to support their learning. If you are able to you can email in photos of your child’s work as they complete it.
  • If your child is finding any aspect of the learning difficult please let your child’s class teacher know and they can change what they had planned for them.
  • If you need any resources to help your child learn at home, please email your child’s teacher or the office in the first instance.

Further information about remote learning can be found using the link below:

*Update in response to announcement on 30th December 2020*

I hope you and your families are safe and well. As you may have seen some primary schools will only be open for keyworkers and vulnerable children from next Tuesday until at least 18th January. and this includes our school. Monday is an INSET day where teachers will be preparing learning for children that will not be coming into school.

Pre-school will be open as normal in line with the new guidance.

Vulnerable children include the following and these children can come to school as normal:- children in care, adopted children, children with a social worker or intensive family support worker, children with an EHCP, children who have SEN-special educational needs and any child who will find accessing learning at home difficult.

Keyworker children are those parents as in the first lockdown-if you are unsure please contact me. Breakfast club and after school club will be open as normal.

If your child is not in school and is eligible for free school meals based on benefits you receive, we will be delivering lunches as in the first lockdown as we have a caterer on site-vouchers are only for the holidays.

We use google classrooms to deliver learning from home and plan to share a video of how to use this on our website and Facebook page next week. If your child will be at home and you would rather have paper copies of learning please email your child's class teacher on Monday so that they can organise this for you. If children are at home then there is an expectation from the government that they complete learning- if they are using google classroom the work is saved on there, paper copies will be collected in and stuck in their books in school at the end of the week or on the Monday when we deliver new learning. If you feel your child will not be able to access learning at home then they are able to come into school as explained above. 

Children that come to school will be in their classroom with their teacher and learning will follow thier normal timetable of lessons-similar learning will be provided for children at home.


I will send any further updates on Monday.


Please do contact me- or phone/text 07922422462


Take Care


Mrs Morley

Warren Dell Primary School: Summary of Catch-Up Strategy