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13/07/20

 

Dear Parents/Carers of Broomhill Infant School children

 

We are delighted to inform you that we will be welcoming back all our 120 children to Broomhill Infant School on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. 

 

New class letters have been sent for September 2020. Children will be working on “bubbles” which will consist of full classes. They will remain in their bubbles at break and lunchtimes too.  We are intending to teach half the children in each bubble inside and half outside in order to minimise the time spent in a large group.

Therefore: PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD BRINGS A BAG OF WET WEATHER CLOTHES EVERYDAY.

 

Below is detailed information regarding September. Please read it carefully as we need the cooperation of all parents/carers and children to ensure a smooth, safe and happy start for everyone. Thank you very much. 

 

Risk Assessment

We have received the latest Risk Assessment from Sheffield City Council giving guidance for reopening from September 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirusoutbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

 

 

 

Sheffield City Council Health and Safety Team and Public Health England have sent the latest risk assessment today to all Sheffield schools. We will be adapting this risk assessment to add more detail specific to our school. After approval from our Governors, it then needs approval from the local authority’s Health and Safety Team and Public Health. Once this has been given we will upload the final version to our school website in the Covid section:

 

 

Staggered timings / limited time spent on site:

In line with Government guidance, we need to implement daily staggered timings for the start and end of school from September. Different year groups will have different start times and end times. Parents with siblings: Please practice social distancing whilst waiting to collect for your other children 

 

Parents will only be allowed outside in the school grounds to drop off and collect. Detailed information is below in the table for where to take and collect your child including timings. Please leave the school grounds as soon as you have collected your child/ren to avoid too many people on site at once. We are unable to invite parents/carers or visitors into the school building at all and only 1 adult strictly by appointment if absolutely necessary. This is all set out in the risk assessment from Public Health and Health and Safety.

 

Children will only be able to use entry and exit points to the building that are specific to their class. Mrs Timbers and Mrs Jones will be outside to help guide those who need directing to where to take their child.

We have to stress how important it is to keep the amount of people on the school site to the absolute minimum. Thank you.  

 

The school gates will be open from 8.30am (unless your child is attending Breakfast Club from 7.30am) to 9.10am. The gates will reopen from 2.45pm -3.15pm for pick up.

 

Classes/Bubbles for September 2020

 

 

Class

Y

Class teacher

Meeting point for arrival and collection

 Staggered start  and end times

1

Red Base

Rec

Mr Lenagh

Via the Climbing Frame yard to the Football yard.

Collect from same.

 9.00am start

 3.15pm end

From week 3

2

Yellow Base 

Rec & Year 1

Mrs Sharkey & Mrs Hutt

Via the Climbing Frame yard to the Football yard.

Collect from same.

 8.50m start

 3.05pm end

(Reception -From week 3)

3

Green Base

Year 1

 & Year 2

Mrs Jones & Mrs Hutt

Line up in the climbing frame yard

Collect from same.

 8.40am start

 2.55pm end

 

4

Blue Base

Y2

Mrs Downham

&

Mrs Jones  

Line up in the climbing frame yard

Collect from same.

 8.30am start

 2.45pm end

 

 

Clothing: 

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD BRINGS A BAG OF WET WEATHER CLOTHES EVERYDAY.

On Wednesday’s please bring your child in P.E kit – Joggers, P.E T shirt, hoody and trainers/pumps

 

Belongings:

Personal Bags, equipment (including pencil cases) and soft toys must not be brought into school. Only reading books in a school ‘Book Bag’ will be allowed in school. Stationery will be provided in school for each class. 

Water bottles: please give these a thorough clean each day at home before and after school. Please ensure they are also NAMED.

 

Lunchtime: 

School dinners for week 1 (Y1 and Y2’s only) will be a grab bag packed lunch only (Ham, Cheese or Tuna sandwich) – no hot meals or you can provide your own packed lunch in a labelled, plastic box that has been thoroughly cleaned before it is brought to school.  

Reminder: Please only provide healthy snacks for your child, for example, a piece of fruit (no crisps/chocolate) as we are a Healthy school. NO NUTS or anything containing traces of nuts in snacks or own packed lunches please. Thanks very much.

 

ZONES

We have had different zones for breaks and lunchtime for all our bubbles during this term and this has run very smoothly. This will continue in September with zones for year group bubbles.

 

Covid-19 symptoms:

 If a child or adult in the bubble has a positive result of Covid-19, the whole bubble /class group will need to leave our school site and self-isolate for up to 14 days. Siblings of any child/ren who are being tested will also need to be tested.

Latest Public Health guidance if your child/family member displays symptoms:

 

  • Book a test if they are displaying symptoms. Staff and pupils must not come into the school if they have symptoms, and must be sent home to self-isolate if they develop them in school. All children can be tested, including children under 5, but children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit.
  • Provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with if they were to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or if asked by NHS Test and Trace.
  • Self-isolate if they have been in close contact with someone who develops coronavirus

 

(COVID-19) symptoms or someone who tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) 

 

 

Only breakfast and teatime clubs will be operating from September. Places can be booked at sball@broomhill.sheffield.sch.uk

Unfortunately, all other clubs (lunchtime and after school clubs) are postponed until further notice because of the “bubble” rules from the Government. We will update you as soon as this guidance changes and we are able to start providing other clubs.

 

 

Child care provision over the summer holidays

SCC are sending out a Sheffield directory for parents and carers who will need some child care provision during the summer holidays. We hope this will be available in the next few days.

 

Attendance/ Holidays abroad

From September, children will be back full time at school and our normal attendance policy applies. 

 The government has set a requirement for people returning from some countries to quarantine for

14 days on their return. The latest guidance on quarantine can be accessed at coronavirus (COVID19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK. Children will need to be back at school from the start of the autumn term.

 

Reminders: Please discuss the following with your child

Over the summer holidays, please can you discuss with your child/ren -

  • The importance of the 1 metre+ social distancing rule and explain that all children will be in class and year group bubbles only. Children need to know that they will not be able to go in and out of their year group base without an adult and they won’t be able to mix with another bubble at any time throughout the day.
  • “Good hand hygiene” and putting their tissue into a lidded bin in the classroom. We will be washing our hands on a regular basis throughout the day. The Public Health advice is “Clean hands thoroughly, more often than usual”.

 

We appreciate there is a lot of information attached to this letter but there is so much to inform you of and we wanted you to receive this before the summer holidays. We also understand that school will continue to still feel different to what we are normally used to but we have to follow the strict guidelines from Public Health England. Sheffield City Council Health and Safety Team and the Department for Education guidance. However, once the children are with their class teachers in their classroom, we are sure that everything will appear “normal” to them and we will do our upmost to ensure all children feel happy and secure at all times. Obviously, if there are any changes during the summer holidays to the guidance, we will inform you of this.

 

On behalf of all staff at Broomhill Infant school, we would like to thank you once again for all your support and understanding at this very challenging time. We hope you have a lovely summer holiday and we really look forward to seeing you all again in September.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Catherine Timbers

Head teacher

Welcome to Broomhill Infant School.

We are proud of our reputation as a lively, multicultural, innovative and creative infant school with strong roots in its community. Our school motto is ‘Enjoying Learning Together’ and our staff, children, parents, friends and governors share the school vision. We want our children to be happy and to enjoy their work. We want each child to be valued and recognised as an individual. We believe that every child matters and each unique individual should have high aspirations and possess deep self confidence. We believe that all of our children should have an exciting future ahead of them and we will work hard at Broomhill to ensure that each of our pupils achieves their fullest potential. 

Our successes are based upon an understanding that to improve we must constantly change and evolve.

Our question-based creative curriculum is a balance of skills/knowledge-based teaching and topic themes for the children to use and apply skills they have been taught.  Planned activities are meaningful, exciting and designed to engage all learners. We frequently work outdoors in our super external environment.  We also have many extra curricular clubs for the children to enjoy and we are always looking out for more. We will do all we can to ensure that your child’s experience at Broomhill Infant School is a happy one.

We are a founding member of the Sheaf Cooperative Trust, are well supported by our Governors, our parents through FOBS (Friends of Broomhill School) and our rich, diverse local community.

Parents, grandparents and carers are always welcome at Broomhill. We encourage volunteer readers, bakers, gardeners, musicians, - indeed anyone who has a few hours to support staff in delivering the best possible education. All volunteers in school must undergo a full DBS check. If you have any questions about our prospectus, website or about your child’s education we will be pleased to discuss them with you. We look forward to meeting you and making you and your child as welcome as possible.

Ofsted – June 2011

Our school was inspected in June 2011. The inspector graded Broomhill Infant School as ‘outstanding’. A copy of the report is available on the Ofsted website (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/107154)

Kindest regards

Catherine Timbers - Head Teacher.