Welcome to SPRING 1!
We would like to say a huge thank you for the lovely Christmas gifts, cards and wishes we received. We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and managed to Zoom / video call all your extended family and friends.
Welcome to Year 6, we hope you enjoy reading our class page. Our virtual classroom door is always open, even if our physical one can’t be at this time. Please do not hesitate to e-mail the office with any queries and they will happily make telephone appointments on our behalf.
Your teaching team will be Miss Hicks, Mrs Myers, Mrs Meek and Mrs Questa. Miss Hicks will teach all day on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Myers will teach every Wednesday morning, alternate Wednesday afternoons and all day Thursday and Friday. As well as being in class every morning, Mrs Meek will also teach alternate Wednesday afternoons. We will also have Mrs Questa joining us on a Friday morning to teach small groups of children.
In Year 6, we are becoming even more responsible and independent learners. We inspire and cultivate a mature approach to taking control of our own learning, becoming ready to face the risks and challenges in our futures, whilst embedding independence, resilience, teamwork and empathy.
Our PE days are Mondays and Thursday.
Monday will be outdoor PE from 11th January and Thursday will be indoor.
Please ensure that you are wearing your PE uniform with suitable sports trainers, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster – before you come to school!
Covid Symptons and Self-isolation:
All persons (staff, parents and children) who are displaying symptoms must not come into school and should follow Government guidance on self-isolating including test and trace. Persons whose family members are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus must follow Government guidance regarding self-isolating including test and trace.
All persons who develop Coronavirus symptoms (however mild) in between attendance times or whilst on site, should follow government guidance on self-isolating (including isolating for at least 10 days) and including test and trace. Staff or pupils on site when they develop symptoms will be sent home as soon as possible.
All staff and pupils who are attending an education or childcare setting will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus. It is anticipated that school will be provided with a small number of home testing kits that we can give directly to parents/carers collecting a pupil or to staff members who have developed symptoms. Advice will be provided alongside these kits. Whilst awaiting pick up, pupils will be isolated in the Quad corridor (when not in use) or the Quad Office. Pupils will be supervised. Staff will be required to wear full PPE (including face mask and visor) in this situation. Where the child, young person or staff member tests negative, they can return to their setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation. Where the child, young person or staff member tests positive, PHE will be contacted for advice around which bubble(s) should be collapsed and staff and pupils sent home and advised to self-isolate for 10 days. The other household members of that wider class or group do not need to self-isolate unless the child, young person or staff member they live with in that group subsequently develops symptoms.
Bike Ability - The children will be offered the opportunity to participate in a cycle training course which will teach them the techniques needed for riding safely on the road. We have provisionally booked this from Monday 30th March until Wednesday 1st April 2021. The class will be split into two groups, with each group receiving the training for a day and a half. Letters will be sent home with more information and outlining the key objectives for the training. Bikes and helmets can be provided, so please don't worry if your child doesn't currently have one. As with everything at the moment, things can change. The training is outdoors but it still may be cancelled depending on tiers, bubble closures and Covid-19 infection rates.
Open Afternoons: unfortunately, all of our popular parent events are on hold for the foreseeable future. We will continue to review this in relation to government guidance throughout the school year. We hope to be able to welcome you in to school as soon as we possibly can as parental engagement is incredibly important to us as Collingham.
Robin Wood: Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone the Year 6 residential for the Autumn Term. In government guidance, schools are not permitted to run overnight trips/stays and there is currently no knowing how long this will remain in place. It was felt prudent to make this decision as early as possible. We are currently liaising with Robinwood to make a provisional booking for the summer term before the children leave Collingham School. Should restrictions still remain in place, we have already discussed an alternative event for the children that will provide an exciting and memorable experience for them.
We are working very hard to make this year as exciting as possible whilst we are in this ‘new normal’ of Covid. We will continue to add latest news so please visit this page for updates.
In preparation for the children being ‘High School Ready’ homework will be planned in the following way: