Welcome Back – Monday 1st November Dear all, We look forward to the new half term starting tomorrow (Monday 1st November). We sincerely hope that those of you who caught Covid before we broke up are feeling much better now. We want to make sure we are as healthy as possible this half term, so please can we ask that take as many precautions as possible before bringing your child to school tomorrow: IF SOMEONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE: do not bring your child to school; IF YOUR CHILD HAS COVID SYMPTOMS: they must take a PCR test and do not come to school until you have received a negative result; IF YOUR CHILD OR SOMEONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD HAS A POSITIVE LATERAL FLOW: we advise you all go for a PCR test. In school, we are going to be operating class bubbles again as far as possible. Pandas and Tigers will form one bubble to enable phonic groups to continue effectively. Staff will wear masks and / or visors in communal areas and when working with children who are not in their bubble. Our strict handwashing and sanitising will continue, as well as our lunchtime cleaning of toilets, sinks, touchpoints and table tops. In Worship, each bubble will sit separately. If we feel this is not adequate, we will revert back to virtual worships. Please help us by washing your child’s hands before and after school, taking their temperature and monitoring their health. Please be reassured that you won’t be penalised for keeping your child at home while waiting for PCR results, or when taking a child our of school for a PCR test. Many thanks for all your support. We have lots of lovely themes and activities for our learning leading up to Christmas so our main aim is to have our children in school as happily and healthily as possible. See you all tomorrow.