Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back! I hope you and your families have had a wonderful summer!
A big welcome to our new Reception Class intake and to new children starting throughout the school. I hope you all enjoy the St George’s experience.
This is a quick email to remind you of the plans for September that we communicated in July.
COVID 19 – Please remember not to send your child to school if they are displaying any COVID symptoms. Contact the school as soon as possible and we can support and advise.
Plans for September 2021
Academic Calendar 2021/22
We have attached the dates for the 2021/22 Academic Year. The key dates for you to put in your diaries are:
Monday 6th September 2021 – INSET DAY
Tuesday 7th September 2021 – Start of the School Year
Thursday 21st October – End of Autumn Term 1
Friday 22nd October – INSET DAY
Monday 1st November – Start of Autumn Term 2
Friday 17th December – End of Autumn Term 2
Tuesday 4th January – Start of Spring Term 1
Friday 18th February – End of Spring Term 1
Monday 28th February – Start of Spring Term 2
Friday 8th April – End of Spring Term 2
Monday 25th April – Start of Summer Term 1
Friday 27th May – End of Summer Term 1
Monday 6th June – INSET Day
Tuesday 7th June – Start of Summer Term 2
Friday 22nd July – End of Summer Term 2
Monday 25th July – INSET Day
Tuesday 26th July – INSET Day
The calendar is also available on the website under PARENTS, TERM DATES.
The teaching staff will all be remaining in their current year groups for the next academic year.
At this stage we are tentatively planning for a return to normality but as we all know, these plans could change.
Breakfast Club will return to the Busy Room from 7:45am. A breakfast will also be provided for early arrivals.
Wake and Shake
Wake and Shake will return to the Sports Hall from 8:40am. Children can be dropped off at this time for 10 minutes of fitness. Wake and Shake is for children in Years One to Six.
The start of the School Day
The school day will start with our doors opening for all children at 8:50am. All children need to be in school for this time.
Break times will be at 11:00am for all classes and the classes will no longer be in Class Bubbles. KS2 children have playtime on the back playground and KS1 have playtime on the side playground.
Lunch time will return to 12:20 for all until 1:30.
End of the School Day
The end of the school day will return to 3:30 for all. We are looking at how we can ensure a quicker departure for all cars from the premises.
After School Club
After school club will return to the Busy Room from 3:30pm-5:30pm. A snack will be provided from 4:30. The plan is for the first hour to have a theme such as art and craft, forest school etc and for the second hour to focus on quieter activities such as homework and reading.
Additional Clubs for 2021/22
We are delighted with our comprehensive offer for after school clubs from September. Mr C’s clubs will start the first week back. The Breakfast and After School Clubs will be open on the first day back at school. After school swimming sessions will begin the second week back and year group sessions will not clash with any of Mr C’s clubs.
Parental Access to the School
Parents will need to go to the School Office for any enquiries at the start of the school day. The school premises will continue to be kept locked for safeguarding and security reasons. Class Teachers are on the playground at the end of the school day. Parents will need to book an appointment with the class teacher (if it something that needs a little longer to discuss.) They can also email the class teacher. Please can all parents be mindful that class teachers will not be able to reply over a weekend or in the evenings.
The School Car Park
In the mornings, parents can park up (reverse) on our car park playground. They can drop their child/children at our morning wake and shake at 8:40am.
When parking in the morning, cars must not be left unoccupied in the central drive through on the car park playground as it causes unnecessary hold ups for others.
At the end of the school day, once the car park spaces are filled, we allow parents to park in the central drive through but these parents/carers must stand by their cars and the children will be brought to you. Previously, we have found if a parent/carers leaves a car unattended it inevitably holds up the entire school community.
I have posted videos on our school website explaining this. Please take the time to watch the videos.
School Uniform 2021/22
Just a reminder that we will be returning to full school uniform including school shoes from September 2021. Sensible flat dark shoes and sandals (not open toed) are the policy of the school. Please note, winter boots are not part of the School Uniform Policy. The School Uniform Policy is on our website.
Children will be allowed to wear their PE kit on PE days next year and Mr C will write to you all next week confirming the PE and swimming days. We would like the children to have the correct PE uniform and to wear their St George’s jumpers as well. In the winter we will allow jogging bottoms but these must be dark.
I am really looking forward to seeing the whole school community back together on Tuesday 7th September and to the academic year ahead.