Dear Parents and Carers
4th September 2020
For the attention of all parents and carers of children in Years 4,5 and 6
What a busy start to the term…and the children aren’t back yet! We have a super curriculum plan to start the year and hook all the children into a whole school theme alongside devoted time to PSHE, mental and physical health, and pupil’s wellbeing.
You will be aware from Mrs Dunford that the school was successful in gaining a Conditions and Improvement Fund bid, meaning better heating and electrical systems. However, this is going to impact on the normal service provided at school. The contractors have informed us that for the next two weeks the upstairs rooms will be out of use for the school.
Mrs Cleverley and Mrs Garner will be taking the children to the village hall for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week and the week after. Please drop off and pick up your children at the normal time at the village hall. Unfortunately the village hall have prior bookings on Thursdays and Fridays and so, with your support, we would like the children to attend Landscove primary for these two days, with Broadhempston staff. The children would be able to make full use of our Forest School area, our outdoor classroom, the sports field and school garden. This would really enhance our aim to support the well-being of your children whilst reintegrating into school.
Broadhempston would have our school hall as their base, which means they would continue to operate as their own ‘Bubble’ and not cross over with bubbles in place at Landscove. Lunch would also be served here. Indoor lessons can also take place in the hall, where there is easy access to our resources and toilets for Broadhempston use only.
I hope, that although inconvenient, you will be pleased to support us to give your children the very best start under these circumstances. We would ask you to drop your children at 9:00-9:05 at Landscove where staff will be waiting on the gate next to the school house to meet you. Children will then go to the hall (sanitising hands on the way into the building) and begin their day. Pick up would be at 3:15 in the same place – staff will bring the children to the gate and hand them to you.
If you have any difficulty with this please let Therese know and we will do our best to support you. I am aware that this is a really testing time for you all, getting back to some kind of normal is high on our priority list and this isn’t the best start we had hoped for. However, by working together I feel sure we can start the term on a positive note and look forward to the exciting adventures that lie ahead.