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Monday 1st June 2020


School Re-opening on 15th June 2020 to Year 6, Year 1 and Reception Pupils


Dear Comber Grove Community,


I hope that you had a great half term and that you remain safe and well.


I am writing to you with a new date to invite pupils back to school in line with the Government’s most recent announcement.


We are proposing to:

  • Invite Year 6 pupils back to school from and including Monday 15th June 2020. 
  • During the next week, we will then explore the possibility of opening to pupils in Reception and Year 1 on Monday 15th June 2020 depending on pupil numbers.


We also need to plan carefully to ensure we have risk assessments in place for all aspects of children’s return.  This work continues to be in progress at the moment and we will continue to keep you informed.


We are sending surveys to Year 1 and Reception parents to ascertain numbers so that we can plan accordingly.    


Year 1 and Reception parents: please ensure you have answered the new questionnaire (sent 1.6.20) and communicated with us if you would like a place for your child by 3pm on Friday 5th June 2020.  

As a whole school community, we will be keeping your children safe by:


  • Social distancing will be applied where possible, however we cannot enforce this at all times as we are working with children
  • Children and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly
  • Provide a Restorative Curriculum, continuing with ClassDojo remote learning, art activities for mental health and PE/Games for physical fitness
  • We will stagger the start and end times of the day and lunchtimes.  Parents will not be allowed to enter the premises so we will introduce a queing system at the start and end of the day.
  • Pupils will be provided a free school packed lunch each day.  Parents who send their child to school will therefore no longer be sent the FSM vouchers.


Please scroll down to view the Homeschool Agreement which must be adhered to in order that we can maintain the highest standard of safety possible.  Please read this before answering your questionnaire.  As parents and carers, we respect your decision if you do not wish to send your children to us, as long as you are clear and your child continues to complete learning on ClassDojo.



Thank you for your continued support and positivity.  Keep well, keep safe and keep in touch.


S Bowmer



We will…

Parents/Carers will…


  • Group children of the same year group into small groups, or “bubbles” of no more than 8 children
  • Provide Sanitation Station
  • Provide a clean, safe environment for children to be in
  • Provide hand wash for children to wash their hands regularly
  • Mark all areas where children go with social distancing guidance
  • Provide a free packed lunch every day for every child
  • Call you immediately if:
  1. Your child displays COVID19 symptoms
  2. Another child in your child’s “bubble” shows COVID19 symptoms
  • Provide a RESTORATIVE CURRICULUM - children will completed work set on Class Dojo by the class teacher and in addition will take part in:
  1. Art activities - for mental health
  2. PE activities - for physical health
  • Will not have parents/carers on site to limit risk and keep families as safe as possible
  • Provide children will their own bum-bag with appropriate stationery to use in school (this will be clipped onto their chair at the end of each day)
  • Encourage parents and children to walk or cycle into school
  • If public transport is needed, please follow hygiene rules and social distancing


  • Drop off and collect children promptly at the given times. Start and finish times have been staggered with social distancing in mind. If you are running late, do not bring your child to school
  • Line up outside the school at your designated gate, maintaining 2m social distancing
  • Send children to school in trainers, PE kit and bring a spare old tshirt/shirt for children to paint in
  • Not send children in if showing COVID19 symptoms, has a rash, has swollen glands
  • Collect your child immediately if:
  1. Your child shows symptoms of COVID19
  2. A child in your child’s “bubble” shows symptoms of COVID19
  3. Your child is not acting in a safe way
  • Provide the school with up-to-date contact details
  • Provide a water bottle for your child

Children will…

The learning environment will…


  • Listen to instructions given by staff members the first time
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Put used tissues straight in the bin
  • Act in a safe way - no deliberate coughing on other children
  • Be kind and respectful to other children and staff
  • Stick to their “bubbles”
  • Ask permission to leave the classroom i.e. for toileting


  • Be disinfected, washed and hoovered daily
  • Have doors and handles sprayed and wiped daily
  • Have all touched services disinfected daily
  • Have all floors disinfected, mopped and hoovered daily
  • Have cleaners working longer hours each day
  • Have Sanitation Stations installed