Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Parent Letter - 13.5.20

Dear Parents

You will be aware that in the last few days there have been a number of announcements about schools and the possibility of some form of reopening. I wanted to write to you today to reassure you that we are working hard on planning for the different possibilities that might be in place from the 1st June, and for the remainder of the school year. There is still great uncertainty around what will actually happen, not least, because the ‘five tests’ that the government has determined, have to be met, in order for any limited reopening of schools. This means for example, that infection rates still have to be falling. If this is not the case school reopening will be delayed. Please be aware that we find out information from the government at the same time you do.  

At Braunstone Frith Primary School we have been desperately sad not to be able to welcome our children into school over the last few weeks and we are very aware of how they are missing school. We want to get them back to some schooling as soon as we can. However, we can only do this when it is as safe as it can be for them, our staff, you and the family members in your home.

There is a stated intention to bring Reception, Year 1, and Year 6 in to school for at least part of the week from 1st June. School for these children will not however suddenly return to normal.

We are working on a variety of plans that reduce the risk of transmission of the virus when some children return. These plans will mean:

  • reduced class sizes to lower the chance of transmission
  • significant changes to break time and lunchtimes
  • changes to how we will provide a school lunch
  • changes to the start and finish times of the school day and how we get the children in and out
  • changes to the days your child will attend and days they will continue with home learning

When we know the answers to critical questions around social distancing requirements with children, and in particular very young children, then we will be able to explain what we will be offering in June. We are, however reliant, on central government and the Local Authority to provide these answers in a timely fashion.

For now though, it is worth recognising that the vast majority of learning, for the remainder of the school year, will still have to be conducted from home. We are very aware of how difficult this is, and we want to support you in every way we can.

For children who aren’t in school, home learning will continue to be emailed or printed copies of the emailed sheet can be collected from school.

Please contact the school or email your child’s teacher if you need any further help with home learning.

I will write to you again, no later than Thursday 21st May to give you more detailed information.

Yours sincerely

Amelia Smith

Headteacher