We are so looking forward to seeing you all.
There is a lot of information on this page to help answer all of your questions.
If you still need help, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
COVID Safe Practices:
Pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors must not come in to school if:
Staff members, parents and carers will need to:
If the school is informed of any confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst the school community, this will be managed with advice from Public Health England.
All staff in primary schools will continue to test with Lateral Flow tests twice a week in line with Government guidance.
Lateral Home Tests
The Government launched a site where families who have Primary School aged children can order twice weekly lateral tests to take at home – these are for the parents only. Primary school pupils will not be asked to test at this time.
There are two options:
If you take a lateral test at home you are required to report the results.
School will take no responsibility for ordering these tests for you but we do encourage you to take advantage of this facility. The more people who test the safer our school community will be.
Our risk assessment gives more information.
There are many ways in which you can communicate with school during this time.
If you would like to speak with your class teacher please email them using their class email or send a Studybugs message.
If you have a general question please send a Studybugs message or if it is more urgent please call the office.
There is always someone in the office during working hours if you have any concerns: 01293 782839
Alternatively you can send a message to the office via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
We expect all children to return to school from the 8th March 2021 unless they are unwell, so please report all absence in the usual way using Studybugs or by calling the office if you need to speak with someone. Attendance and persistent lateness will be followed up in the same way as normal by our Home-School Link Worker, Sally Whiteside. We hope to resume our attendance rewards for the Summer Term, which we know the children really look forward to.
If you are unsure of whether your child should come to school please refer to the guidance or contact the school office.
Drop off and pick up:
We will continue to operate a staggered start and finish to our school day to ensure that large groups of parents and children do not congregate. We recognise that there are many families that have children in multiple bubbles, but we will keep to these times for all children in order to follow our COVID safe practices.
Only one adult should do drop off and pick up and they are expected to wear a mask if they enter the school site, keeping a distance from other parents and families. Whilst we understand that you want to talk and socialise with other parents, please do not gather on site or outside the school gates, and exit as quickly as possible.
If you are late please accompany your child to the office where you will be supported by a member of staff.
Breakfast Club and AfterZone drop off continue to operate in the same way as they did in the Autumn term – via the side gate.
Nursery and Reception parents are to drop off and pick up as usual at classroom doors.
Key Stage One parents will drop off at side gate – kiss and say goodbye. (You will not be permitted into the Key Stage One playground)
Key Stage Two parents will use the drive and drop, or say your goodbyes outside the school gate. Please do not come onto the school site unless you really do have to, or your child has specific requirements.
Please do not approach staff at the gates or classroom doors unless you are invited to.
No parents will be permitted into the office area without an appointment.
Pre-School/Nursery Wednesday sessions
Snack and Water:
All children will need to bring a named water bottle into school every day containing plain water only. This can be re-filled during the day from designated taps around school. As the weather gets warmer this will be even more vital. We are unable to turn on the water fountains due to the risk of spreading any infections.
EYFS and Key Stage One children will continue to be provided with a snack of fruit each day.
Key Stage Two children should bring a mid-morning health snack/fruit to school. Our tuck shop remains closed. This will be reviewed in the Summer Term.
If you would like for your child to have school milk please contact the office for more information or look at the information on the School Milk page of our website.
As we return to school it will be important to feel a renewed sense of pride in our school community and part of that is looking our very best. We expect all children to return to school in the correct uniform and school shoes.
On PE and Dance days please send your children to school in their PE kit with a school jumper. Your class teacher will post more details for you on your child’s Google classroom.
Children are permitted to bring fabric bags/bags for life into school to carry all their items, that can then be stored in drawers.
Children should bring in their book bags as normal.
Uniform information, and the links for ordering can be found on this page.
The pandemic has affected the mental health of our children.
At Manorfield we have planned in regular sessions during each week where they will participate in lessons that will teach them how to deal with their feelings in practical ways, and develop more positive strategies. Your class teacher will post these on your Google classrooms for you to practice at home.
If your child is anxious about returning to school you may like to look at the advice contained in this link:
To support the children in their return to school each teacher has looked at their curriculum and considered the changes to support the transition from remote learning at home, to getting back into school. For the first few weeks back the focus will be on socialisation, building relationships and well-being. Some of the Learning Themes have also been changed around from what was initially planned so may be different to what is on the website.
These decisions have been made to support your child, and make the transition back to school as smooth as it can be. During the lessons the teachers will be seeing where every child is, and planning the way forward each of them.
For children who are self-isolating a remote curriculum will be provided.
Wrap Around Care:
Breakfast Club and AfterZone will reopen from the 8th March 2021.
Please go onto Scopay to book your child in and pay for your sessions.
Breakfast club will open from 7.50am and your child will then be able to walk to their classroom at their designated time. Younger children will still be escorted to their classroom.
AfterZone will run from the end of the school day until 5.00pm. We continue to have safety precautions in place to ensure the health of all children. By sending your child to Breakfast Club and AfterZone you are agreeing to them mixing with children from other bubbles. We will continue to encourage them to stay at distance from children who are not in their class bubble and we will clean all equipment daily. All COVID safe practices will be adhered to.
Please ensure that your child is picked up by 5.00pm each night.