School Opening Autumn Term 2020
Hazel will be open for pupils onTuesday 1st September 2020. COVID - 19 is still a threat to us all and therefore we must be mindful at all times not to put each other at risk. So, in order to ensure the safety and welfare of our school coummunity - children, parents and staff, the Council have put markers in place outside the school on Hazel Street, Sawday Street and New Bridge Street to encourage social distancing. We ask that you observe the social distancing rules, not just for yourselves but for others. The school will manage this by staggering the start times and home times for pupils.
The Oldest Pupils, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will start their day at 8.50am and finish at 3.20pm.
The year 6 classes will need to arrive at their gate on New Bridge Street on time. They will be escorted to their classrooms by their teachers and the TAs. The gates on New Bridge street will be lock at 9.00 am.
Years 4 and 5 will need to arrive at the wider gates on Sawday Street at 8.50 am. Their teachers and the support staff will be there to greet them and bring them into the school as soon as possible.
Year 3 will need to arrive via the gates on Hazel Street on time at - 8.50 am. They will also be greeted by their teachers and the support staff. They will be expected to line up in the playground close to the Hazel Street entrance. The Hazel street gate will also close at 9.00 am.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will leave school via the same gates they entered the school.
The Youngest Pupils Years 1 and 2 will start their day at 9. 05 am They will enter the site via the large gates on Sawday Street. Their teachers will be waiting in the playground to greet them. Home time for Years 1 and 2 is 3.10 pm. They will leave the site via the gates on New Bridge Street.
Our New Reception Pupils
From Tuesday 1st September to Friday 11th September, your children will be attending Hazel part time as part of their transition into their new school. You would have already been contacted by the school in June and were informed if your child would be attending the morning or afternoon session. This was confirmed in an email to you. Please contact the main office if you did not receive your confirmation. Your children will be greeted at the Reception Gate/Blue door on Sawday street but will leave via the large main gate on Sawday street. A member of staff will be available to show you and your child the school entrance.
Morning sessions and Afternoon sessions have been amended slightly for the staggered day.
Morning sessions will be from 8.50 am - 11.45 am
Afternoon sessions will be from 12.45pm - 3.00 pm.
Reception pupils will then start their day at 9.15am and finish school at 3.00 pm from September 14th, 2020. Please arrive at the main gate on Sawday Street from Monday 14th.
The success of managing this will rely on parents arriving on time and collecting their children on time. We need your support.
Lunch times and Break times will also be staggered. Children will be reminded to wash their hands at the beginning of and throughout the day especially after each break and after they have the used the toilet.
Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform for school. All children are expected to wear black shoes or black trainers. The footwear must be completely black. Please do not purchase colourful shoes for your children they will not be permitted in school.
Teachers and support staff will be wearing masks for their own protection and will wear safety visors and gloves when administering first aide. Parents and visitors will also be encouraged to wear a mask if they are on site.
School Dinners and Healthy Packed Lunches
School dinners will be provided as normal to our pupils from September 1st. However, if you pay for your child's school dinners, the school will no longer accept cash payments. You would have received a letter in June informing you that payment will now need to be paid via School Gateway. If you did not receive a letter please contact the office and someone will assist you with signing up.
Please note that school dinners will be provided to our Reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils for free under the Universal Free School Meals.
If you are providing a packed lunch for your child, please ensure that you provide your child with a healthy packed lunch. Please refrain from including sweets and chocolate in the lunch boxes or as an additional snack. We ask that you do not include any food that contains nuts or strawberries because we have a number of pupils who will have severe allergic reactions to these food types.
The staff will continue to observe the social distancing rule throughout the school.
Please continue to check this website for any further updates.
Staffing for September 2020
Year Group Teacher Previous Class New Class Names
6 Ms Chapman Willow class Amrita Sher-Gil
6 Ms Giannoulis Sycamore class William Morris
5 Mrs Maxwell Pine class Sheku Kanneh-Mason
5 Mrs Usman Hornbeam class Malala Yusafzai
4 Mrs Falso Oak class RC Gorman
4 Miss Connolly Beech class Archimedes
3 Mrs Mistry/Mrs Westwood Holly class Shakuntala Devi
3 Miss Gohil Maple class John Agard
2 Mrs Bishop Lime class Martin Luther King Jr
2 Mr Lintern Chestnut class Greta Thunberg
1 Ms Issa Elm class Maisie Chan
1 Miss Choudhury Ash class Christina Rosetti
Reception Mrs Ahmad New pupils Marie Curie
Reception Ms Jones New pupils Jane Goodall
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