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Returning to School in September 2021 

MONDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER - TRAINING DAY (Children do not attend school)
TUESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER - TRAINING DAY (Children do not attend school)

WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER - Children in Years 1 to 6 start school. 

The School Day
Returning to school in September 2021 we will revert back to out pre-Covid school times. 
8:45am - school gates opened
8:55am - school starts for all children 
9:05am - gates 2,3 and 4 closed
9:15am - gate 1 closed

3:00pm - school gates opened
3:15pm - school finishes for all children 

There are 4 entrances to school and families can use any entrance. 
1) Main entrance opposite the Penny Hill Centre
2) Entrance on the corner of Church Street next to the Church spire onto the KS1 playground
3) Lupton Street gate onto the main playground 
4) path from Lawns Lane (near the staff car park entrance) onto the KS1 playground 



Wednesday 8th September 
Key Stage 1

Children in Year 1 Diamond Class (with Mrs Lazenby), ,Year 2 Emerald Class (with Mrs Stevenson) and Year 2 Ruby Class (with Miss Atkinson) should assemble on the Key Stage 1 playground by 8:55am. The teachers will come to collect the children from the playground and they will come out of their classroom doors onto this playground at 3:15pm. 

Key Stage 2 
Children in Year 3 Jade (Mrs Appleyard), Year 3 Amethyst (Miss Jeffers), Year 4 Quartz (Miss Brown), Year 5 Amber (Mr Keddie), Year 5 Opal (Mr Penberthy) and Year 6 (Mrs Ward) should assemble on the main playground by 8:55am. The teachers will come and collect the children from the playground. 
At home time Year 3 (both classes) and Year 5 Amber (Mr Keddie) will come out of the main school entrance up the slope to the main gate. Year 5 Opal (Mr Penberthy) will come out of the yellow door behind the Children's Centre playground just along from the main office. Year 4 Quartz and Year 6 will come out of the door that leads onto the main playground. 

Breakfast Club 
Breakfast Club opens from 8am to 8:40am each day and will start for children in Years 1 to 6 from Wednesday 8th September. Children in Reception can start Breakfast Club from Wednesday 22nd September when they start full days. Families should use gate 4 in the photos above to access this door and the children will use the hall door which leads from the staff car park to enter Breakfast Club in the hall. Breakfast Club costs £1.50 per day. 

If you have any questions about starting school in September please e mail Ms Crisp on jessica.crisp@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
 
Monday 5th July

We would like to thank all of our families for their support during this last few weeks when we have been asking children to self-isolate due to being in close contact with people who have tested positive for Covid. Our school underwent a deep clean over the weekend and is now ready to re-open for some children tomorrow. Please find the latest information below

Reception (Pearl) - children must isolate up to and including Saturday 10th July. They do not need to isolate from Sunday 11th July and can return to school on Monday 12th July. Miss Chin will be holding live meetings and setting home learning via Teams all week. 

Year 1 (Diamond and Sapphire) - children can return on Monday 5th July providing they are well and showing no Covid symptoms

Year 2 (Ruby) - children can return on Monday 5th July providing they are well and showing no Covid symptoms

Year 2/3 (Emerald) - children can return on Monday 5th July providing they are well and showing no Covid symptoms

Year 3 (Amethyst) - children must isolate up to and including Friday 9th July. They do not need to isolate from Saturday 10th July and can return to school on Monday 12th July. Mrs Stevenson will be holding live meetings and setting home learning via Teams all week.  *** A small number of children in Amethyst have been notified by text message that they must extend their isolation by one day until Saturday 10th July - this is due to further close contact in school. ****

Year 4 (Topaz and Quartz) - some children have been notified that they must self-isolate up to and including Satuday 10th July. They do not need to isolate from Sunday 11th July and can return to school on Monday 12th July. Mr Keddie will be holding live meetings and setting home learning via Teams all week for these children. If you have not had a text message about your child needing to isolate then they should return to school on Monday 5th July. The children in school will be taught by MIss Brown. If you are unsure of whether your child should isolate then please call the school office on Monday morning (0113 2717204) or e mail Ms Crisp (jessica.crisp@hunsletstmarys.co.uk). 

Year 5 - children can return on Monday 5th July providing they are well and showing no Covid symptoms

Year 6 - children can return on Monday 5th July providing they are well and showing no Covid symptoms

If you have any questions about these re-opening dates then please e mail Ms Crisp (jessica.crisp@hunsletstmarys.co.uk)

Thank you!
Covid Notification Letter 1.7.21

This letter is for children in all year groups EXCEPT Amethyst (year 3).

Home Learning from Monday 5th July 
Home Learning will be provided for children in Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 who have been asked to self-isolate following being identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid.  Staff will hold two live meetings via Teams  each day from Monday 5th to Friday 9th July. 

The times of the live meetings  will be 

Pearl Class (Reception) -  9:15am and 2:30pm with Miss Chin
Year 3 (Amethyst) - 9am and 1pm with Mrs Stevenson
Year 4 (Topaz and Quartz) - 10am and 2pm with Mr Keddie and Miss Smith 

If you have forgotten or misplaced your child's login details for Teams then please contact their class teacher.

Miss Chin - eleanor.chin@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Mrs Stevenson - susan.stevenson@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Mr Keddie - matt.keddie@hunsletstmarys.co.uk

If you have another child in school and you are unable to get them to school because you have a child who is self isolating then please phone the school office to let them know, thank you.
School Office: 0113 2717204
Covid Close Contact Letter 1.7.21

This letter is for children in Amethyst class (Year 3)

Wednesday 30th June - Self-isolation for Amethyst Class

We have had confirmation of a positive PCR test within our school community and must advise you that children in Amethyst (Year 3) must self-isolate at home until Saturday 10th July. The last day that they must isolate is Friday 9th July and they can then leave home from Saturday 10th July and return to school on Monday 12th July. 
All children in Amethyst class are eligible for a PCR test which you can arrange here 
https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

This will inform you of whether your child has Covid, but unfortunately a negative PCR result DOES NOT affect the isolation period. 

Mrs Stevenson will hold a live meeting tomorrow (Thursday 1st July) on Teams to explain the home learning for this period of isolation. Please contact Mrs Stevenson if you need ay help with Teams. 
susan.stevenson@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Covid Notification Letter 25.6.21

This letter is for children in Reception (Pearl), Year 3 (Amethyst), Year 4 (Topaz and Quartz) and Year 5.

Covid Close Contact Letter 25.6.21

This letter is for children in Year 1 (Diamond and Sapphire), Year 2 (Ruby and Emerald) and Year 6.

Summer 2 Newsletter - Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Our latest newsletter from Mrs Wright.

Tuesday 15th June

Please see the following letter about self-isolation for children in Years 1, 2 and 3. This follows from confirmed positive cases of Covid within our school community.

Home Learning from Wednesday 16th June
Home Learning will be provided for children in Years 1, 2 and 3 for Thursday 17th and Friday 18th June following our bubble closures. Staff will have live meetings via Teams on Wednesday 16th June to check in with the children and to explain the timetables for Thursday and Friday. 
The live meetings on Wednesday 16th June will be 

Ruby Class - 2pm
Emerald Class - 2:20pm
Amethyst Class - 2:40pm
Diamond Class and Sapphire Class - 3:00pm

If you have forgotten or misplaced your child's login details for Teams then please contact their class teacher.

Miss Berry - melissa.berry@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Ms Crisp - jessica.crisp@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Miss Atkinson - louise.atkinson@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Mrs Lazenby - victoria.lazenby2@hunsletstmarys.co.uk
Mrs Stevenson - susan.stevenson@hunsletstmarys.co.uk

If you have another child in school and you are unable to get them to school because you have a child who is self isolating then please phone the school office to let them know, thank you.
School Office: 0113 2717204
Remote Learning Roll of Honour

This is our first Remote Learning Roll of Honour. We have contacted all these children and families to congratulate and thank them on their amazing efforts in their remote learning. They have worked very hard. Thank you

Remote learning information and guidance

Documents here which cover the school's remote learning expectations and information on how to apply for a key worker place. Please remember that the government want as many children to stay away from school as possible so whilst you may qualify for a key worker place, if you can make alternative arrangements for the care of your children, you should do so. There is also a document that explains how to access TEAMS on PlayStation and X-Box. We are unsure of how much you can fo once on, but it provides a way of joining the daily meetings teachers are running for classes on TEAMS.

Photo / Video Permissions Form for pupils 2020 - 2021

Please click on the following link to provide up to date infromation regarding your preferences for photo/video permissions for all your children across school.

​​​​​​​Thank you 

Link to permissions form for photographs etc
School dinners in September

School meals cost £12.50 a week (£2.50 a day) for children in Key Stage Two (Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6) and payment should be made in advance at the start of every week and an online only payment system should be available for the start of the autumn term. It is important to keep up with payments to avoid falling into arrears.

Children in Key Stage One (Classes 1 and 2) and Reception are eligble for a free school meal.

We usually operate the BAND system for meals where children select their meal and are given a coloured band based on their choice. This band is then handed over to the lkitchen at lunchtime in return for the dinner. This way we can ensure every child gets the meal they want and that food wasteage is reduced.

However as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis we are on a reduced menu as we work towards reopening the hall as a dining room within the government restrictions and guidelines. We hope to broaden the menu choice as the term progresses.

Plaase visit the school dinner page by following this link.  https://www.hunsletstmarys.co.uk/page.php?id=1201
 
GENERAL SCHOOL CLOSURE NEWSLETTERS AND ACCESSING WORK FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Accessing work and activities for your children- The class links on the website homepage will direct you to where teachers have uploaded activities and suggestions of work to do with your children during any enforced closure. Follow the link for your child's class. Remember if your child is in Year 2 there will be activities in both Amethyst and Emerald class pages. If your child is in Year 1 there will be activities in both Ruby and Emerald class pages.

LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM FATHER CHRIS

Father Chris from St John and St Barnabas has sent this messag toi everyone associated with school to show is support. He has also provided the attached food bank and support information.