At Ullesthorpe we have read all of the guidance documentation from the government and kept up to date with all advice with regard to Covid 19.
During these unprecedented times, the curriculum will continue to be adjusted to meet the needs of your child. To begin with, there will be a strong focus on children’s social skills and their emotional and mental health. The staff will do all they can to make children feel safe and settled in school.
At UCEPS we will have two wider bubbles: EYFS and KS1, and KS2.
These bubbles will be kept separate and staff restricted to working within these bubbles.
Within the KS2 wider bubble, the classes will be kept as separate bubbles for the pupils but the staff will be able to work across the classes. The children will not mix with the other KS2 class bubble.
The children from the EYFS/KS1 bubble will NOT mix with the other bubbles at any point during the school day.
There will be no whole school gatherings such as collective worship. Collective worship will take place in class bubbles.
Deli bags will continue to be offered rather than the usual school dinners - lunches will be eaten in classrooms. These lunches need to be ordered as usual through Parent Pay or children are of course, welcome to bring a packed lunch. Please ensure lunchboxes are regularly wiped as they will be going back and forth between home and school.
Children must only bring their coat, water bottle and lunchbox if having a packed lunch from home. No other items from home will be permitted.
Increased cleaning will be in place throughout the day.
Each bubble will have a separate space to use outside for break times and lunchtimes. Timings will be staggered to enable this. Play equipment will not be shared between bubbles.
Start/Finish Times and access to site
To start the term we will have a staggered start and finish time. Please adhere to social distancing on the playground and try to time your pickups to avoid having to wait around and to ensure large groups do not gather for long periods of time.
Only one parent or carer should drop off or collect the children.
Parents/carers will not be able to go into classrooms. However, staff will be there to welcome your child into school and for you to talk to about your child.There will be staff in place inside the classroom to help the children to settle.
Parents/carers will not be able to come into the school office. Communication should continue to be by phone or email.
There will be an extended drop off time between 8.45 and 9.05am.
EYFS and Y1/2 will enter the school via the gate by pre-school
Y3/4 & Y5/6 will enter school via the front gates
The school bus will drop off at the gate by pre-school and will be met by a member of staff.
Pick up will be 3:05pm for:
Willow Class from the side playground
Birch Class from the front gate.
Pick up will be at 3:15pm for:
Maple Class from the side playground .
Oak Class from the front gate
If pupils normally walk to/from school unattended then this continues to be acceptable. Please ensure we know which children have permission to do this and that your child is aware of the need to socially distance themselves from others.
If there are siblings with different pick up times both children may be collected at 3.05pm.
Children using the school bus from all classes will board the bus at 3.15 pm
Uniform and PE
The expectation is that pupils will be back in full school uniform for the autumn term. On days when your child has PE they should come to school in their PE kit and wear it for the full day. Pupils will not get changed at school and should not bring a PE bag to school. All PE lessons will be taking place outside where possible, so the children will need to be dressed appropriately. There will be no PE in the first week. Teachers will send out details of when PE will be during this first week.
Pupils should not bring bags to school for the first part of the Autumn term.