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IT’S NOW WEEK 4!

Things are moving on at Haytor View and we are all settling into what are very new routines for all of us. We greatly appreciate your patience and support for all of the measures we are taking to keep our school environment a healthy and safe space to be

We are hugely appreciative of all the measures you have been taking to ensure that your children are healthy when attending school, this has included:

1)    Keeping your children off from school if they are showing signs of being generally unwell;

2)    Returning children to school when they feel better from illness;

3)    Contacting school if you are unsure of what to do regarding your child;

All of the above really underpins our approach to supporting an environment where bugs are kept to a minimum, which enables us to swiftly spot where a child might be feeling under the weather.

As we become more comfortable with new procedures in school it is all too easy to become complacent, when what we know is that nationally the coronavirus is very much at large. With this in mind could we remind you please to:-

  • Not arrive on the school site before 8.30am, except where particular permission has been provided
  • Follow the ‘in’ and ‘out’ lanes on the Queensway drive – this really helps people to maintain distance
  • Keep all children close to you when on the school site
  • Keep moving away from the school gates to prevent any ‘pinch points’ at busy times

 

IT’S NOW WEEK 3!

Time really is moving on a pace at Haytor View, we are incredibly respectful of the support both children and parents have provided during what has been a very different start to the school year!

Your support has enabled us to have a smooth, safe and swift return to school, the environments is incredibly positive and busy as children go about their day to day routines.

We are always ‘looking forward’ to what’s next at Haytor View, school leaders are constantly reviewing all aspects of school in order to ensure that provision is not unnecessarily compromised in these COVID-19 times.

We will keep you updated on any plans moving forward, however in the meantime to give you ‘taste’ of what has been happening at Haytor View:

  1. The Governing Board have met remotely to review the arrangements for the return to school including Risk Assessment;
  2. Our new Reception children have been warmly welcomed into the school;
  3. Miss Butler has ran a Forest Session for children and parents from the Nursery, this will followed by a Sherborne Movement session on Thursday;
  4. Mrs Galling has attended Safeguarding Refresher training, which was postponed from last term;
  5. ‘Bubble Assemblies’ are taking place in each of the school bubbles;
  6. We have welcomed Mr Edwards into Key Stage 2, who is supporting release cover this term;
  7. Mrs Galling has remotely with the Speech and Language Therapist to discuss how Speech and Language support can be provided this year, in line with both the school’s Risk Assessment as well as the risk assessment process of the Speech and Language team;

We would wish to remind you of our core aims as shared last week: That you children feel that:-

  • they are our main focus
  • they are welcome, safe and can trust us
  • they are back in theirschool again
  • their relationships with others, children and adults, are still there
  • while everything is not quite normal we will manage things for them and keep them safe

Please speak to us if you feel that for any reason your child is not feeling as we, and you, would wish.

You know where we are and how to get in touch.

WE’RE IN WEEK 2!

As we are enjoying our second week with your children it seems an appropriate time to share with you a few of the suggestions made by teachers at the start of this term when asked how they would want children to feel as a result of spending time with us again following such a long break. We would wish you children to feel that:-

  • they are our main focus
  • they are welcome, safe and can trust us
  • they are back in their school again
  • their relationships with others, children and adults, are still there
  • while everything is not quite normal we will manage things for them and keep them safe

Please speak to us if you feel that for any reason your child is not feeling as we, and you, would wish. You know where we are and how to get in touch.

WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY!

Well we have waited a long time to say those amazing three words, and what a welcome we have all had. It was wonderful seeing your wonderful children bounce into school on Tuesday all eager and ready to learn.

Thank you for the fantastic help you provided in

  • Staggering your arrival into school between 8.35am and 9.00am;
  • Not crowding the doors and waiting for your child’s class teacher;
  • Being prompt to arrive to collect your child at 3.15pm;
  • Keeping your child close, making sure they weren’t running around the school site;
  • Keeping a social distance;

Our teachers really appreciated you smiling and saying hello at handover time, but not seeking to resolve queries or share information. This is a massive compromise for all of us at the moment, it is one of the areas of our Risk Assessment that led to the most head scratching and discomfort. However, we need to keep your children safe and really appreciate your understanding and patience to this end.

We are tremendously respectful of the trust you have put in us in returning your children to Haytor View for the start of term, we will ensure you are kept up to date regarding both arrangements and your child.

Here is wishing your child, you and us a happy and health Autumn Term!

THAT FOODBANK SUPPORT DURING THE HOLIDAY

If you need support over the holiday feel free to contact the foodbank direct (01626  437310) – please don’t wait until you are going short – having food provided can ease pressure in other areas of household costs too.

THAT FOODBANK

Feel free to contact  them direct (01626 437310) or speak contact the school if you would like an introduction to the service – please don’t wait until you are going short – having food provided can ease pressure in other areas of household costs too.

MOVING FORWARD – CURRENT PROVISION – 

Our letter dated 10th June 2020 detailed what provision will look like for the coming weeks as we welcome more children into school. How this looks for the next few weeks is detailed below:-

  • Provision for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will continue using exactly the same arrangements as currently, Monday – Thursday each week.
  • Provision will also remain the same for children of Key Workers, Monday – Friday each week;
  •  ‘Mr Whitty Week’ will take place next week, from Monday 29th June when children have been  allocated  one day to attend;
  • ‘Mrs Cousins Week’ will take place 6th July when children will be allocated one day to attend;
  • ‘Mr Franklin Week’ will take place 13th July when children will be allocated one day to attend;
  • Parent/Child/Teacher ‘Get-Togethers’ – 20th July – 22nd July. Times and days dependent on class.

MOVING FORWARD NEXT STEPS – 

Please refer to the letter put on the School Gateway dated 10th June 2020, which detailed what provision will look like from 22nd June, as we aim to support more children in having a school experience:

  • Provision for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will continue using exactly the same arrangements as currently, Monday – Thursday each week.
  • Provision will also remain the same for children of Key Workers, Monday – Friday each week;
  • ‘Miss Shopland Week’ will take place 22nd June when children will be allocated one day to attend;
  • ‘Mr Whitty Week’ will take place 29th June when children will be allocated one day to attend;
  • ‘Mrs Cousins Week’ will take place 6th July when children will be allocated one day to attend;
  • ‘Mr Franklin Week’ will take place 13th July when children will be allocated one day to attend;

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US:- Email admin@haytorview.devon.sch.uk;

Tel. 01626 203040

This week has been another great week at Haytor View, whether children have been engaging with the website activities, making their own activities or coming into school and taking part in activities, we have had a lot of purposeful fun taking place!

We have continued to enjoy hearing about how you are spending your time, have loved the messages and photos you have been sending in, it really supports us in maintaining contact with your child as well as providing us with ideas of other activities we can suggest.

We will continue to update the website each week and you can look to the class pages or the ‘Other Fun Activities’ sections for ideas. Do let us know if you want more, or different, from the suggestions that we have made.

Our school team will continue to call to say ‘hello’ to you and your children, thank you in anticipation of the time you will be giving us. Please feel free to contact us in the usual way if you want to talk anything through,

DON’T FORGET – IF IN DOUBT JUST VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.haytorview.devon. sch.uk

FOR ADVICE, GUIDANCE & SUPPORT OR CONTACT US:-

School Gateway; Email admin@haytorview.devon.sch.uk; Tel. 01626 203040

WELCOME BACK TO A NEW HALF TERM!

We hope that you are all safe and well, that you had a relaxing half term and enjoyed the wonderful weather.

As in-school provision moves forward this half term be assured that we will be continuing to update the website with activities for your children to get involved in. We continue to be delighted to hear from you, finding out about how you are spending your time and what you have chosen to ‘get involved with’ from the website, either from class pages or the ‘Other Fun Activities’ section. Do let us know if you want more, or different, from the suggestions that we have made.

Our school team will continue to get in touch by telephone, especially where your children are not in year groups that we are able to welcome into school yet. The purpose of the call is simply to say ‘hello’ to you and your children – these calls bring us an enormous amount of pleasure, and we hope that they allow you and your child too continue to feel ‘connected’ with us. We love hearing about whatever it us you are getting up to and are really grateful for the time you give us when we get in touch.

In spite of the lovely weather, which has changed a bit today (!), we recognise that it continues to be a complicated and stressful time – you are certainly not alone in feeling this so do get in contact with us in the usual way if you want to talk anything through.

DON’T FORGET – IF IN DOUBT JUST VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.haytorview.devon.sch.uk

FOR ADVICE, GUIDANCE & SUPPORT OR CONTACT US:-

School Gateway; Email admin@haytorview.devon.sch.uk; Tel. 01626 203040