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The notice above shows the use of lateral flow tests compared to the need for a PCR test. Lateral flows are used by many businesses and schools to test the adults ( or children in secondary schools)  to reduce asymptomatic spread. 

Please do not send your child to school with any of these 3 symptoms  

If your child has symptoms then a PCR test is necessary and the child must isolate. 

-a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

 

-a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

 

-a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

If your child has any of these symptoms they must not come to school,  Take a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Please remember that we are still working hard to prevent bubble closures. There are still cases locally and bubble closures happening in local schools.  We need your support in this and would request that you continue to follow our original guidance -see below. We were really pleased that so many of our families were distancing and wearing masks when we requested this and would like this to continue currently to reduce any spread of infection as much as possible. Please take a look at our guidelines below and keep doing your best to reduce the chance of bubble closures and keep us all safe. 

Thank you

 

 

Keep your distance from other parents, staff and children – please be mindful of social distancing when speaking to school staff.

We currently still request face covering to be worn by adults (unless exempt) dropping off and picking up. This is due to how many people are on site and to add extra protection. 

Only one adult should accompany children onto the premises where possible. Secondary children should not enter the playground to meet siblings and family members. Instead, they should wait outside the premises. No one should be entering the school site if they do not have a child to collect at the school. Please keep your children close by with you.

Take responsibility for your own and family’s safety. ‘Hang back’ in wider spaces on the playground at busy times to ensure you can socially distance. Please do not congregate outside the gates onto the main playground.

We have noticed an increase in dogs on site. We request that dogs are not brought onto the site as this is causing people to congregate – either to pet the dog or with owners waiting at the gates.

Do not allow your child to stay on the site after school to play on the adventure playground or any areas around school – please leave the site promptly.

School's are back - Let's stay on track!

School's are back - Let's stay on track!

 

As you are aware the staff at Phoenix take part in Lateral Flow testing twice weekly here at Phoenix

 

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease we all need to play our part to help protect each other. 

The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them as schools reopen:

 

  • households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils

Lateral flow (rapid response) home testing kits are now available for parents to collect from the testing site at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, Coningswath Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 3SH for asymptomatic testing of adults in your household. 

There is no booking process, you turn up and you register onsite. The process is digital which is why you need a smart phone. 

When you have visited the first time you will be given information on what to do next and a registration card where you can pre-register before you attend making the process a bit quicker.

Opening times?

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday - 8am - 6pm

Saturday - 8.30am - 1pm

Sunday - Closed

 

 

Please note that these tests are for asymptomatic testing only. If you or anyone in your household is showing Covid symptoms, or if your lateral flow test has given a positive result, you must book a PCR test immediately and close contacts isolate. 

Parents are asked to support the school's efforts in preventing the spread of Covid-19, through twice weekly testing of households but this is is not compulsory.  For further guidance, see here.

 

 

School timings and entry and exit points from Monday 5th March 2021

 

INFORMATION REGARDING TIMINGS AND CLASS ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS

Nursery - Enter and exit via Apple Tree Lane No change to timings.

AM NURSERY

Start time 8.40am. Please enter via Apple Tree Lane into the gate on the right. This will open at 8.35am and close at 8.50am

The morning session will finish at 11.40am – the gates will open at 11.35.am

PM NURSERY

Start time 12.30pm. Please enter via Apple Tree Lane into the gate on the right. This will open at 12.25pm and close at 12.40pm

The afternoon session will finish at 3.30pm – the gates will open at 3.25pm

30 hours

If your child is entitled to 30 hours provision the start time is 8.40am. Please enter via Apple Tree Lane into the gate on the right. This will open at 8.35am and close at 8.50am.  Your child will be part of ‘Lunch Club’ and will stay in the Nursery with an allocated midday supervisor. They will need to bring their own packed lunch. The cost of the provision is £3 per day.  The day will finish at 3.30pm – the gates will open at 3.25pm.

 

F2 Children Changes to timings

Please enter via the main playground and then through the car park to the class doors

Staggered start between 9am and 9.15am

Staggered finish between 3.00 and 3.15pm

Class 1        Mrs Henson     

Class 2       Mrs Broad and Mrs Anderton (Job share)

 

Year 1 Children in Year 1 Changes in timings

Please enter via Apple Tree Lane

 

Class 3    Mr Farooq

Start time 8.50am

Enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to Class 3 Fire Door. Once you have collected your child then please exit via the same route

Finish time 3.15 pm

Enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to Class 3 Fire Door. Once you have collected your child then please exit via the same route

 

 

Class 4   Miss Moretto and Mrs Haywood (Job share)

Start time 8.45am

Enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to the main playground and Class 4 Fire Door. Once you have dropped your child off then please exit via the main drive.

 

Finish time 3.10pm

Please enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to the main playground and Class 4 Fire Door. Once you have collected your child then please exit via the main drive.

 

This system will prevent too many people along the narrow paths at any one time and allow for social distancing.

 

 

Year 2 Children in Year No change to timings

Please enter and exit the site via the main gate. Please do not wait near the gate at the playground as this reduces the capacity for parents and carers to distance. 

 

Class 5 Miss Greasley and Mrs Bloom (Job share)

Start time 8.50am

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground to line up. The class teacher will collect the children from the playground. Please exit via the main gate.

Finish time 3.20pm

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground and wait outside the lobby doors. The children will be handed over at the door. Please exit via the main gate.

 

Class 6 Miss Gossington

Start time 8.55pm

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground to line up. The class teacher will collect the children from the playground. Please exit via the main gate.

Finish time 3.25pm

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground and wait outside the lobby doors. The children will be handed over at the door. Please exit via the main gate.

 

It has been announced that the children will all return to school on the 8th March. We are really excited to welcome everyone back.!

 

As a school we will be making sure that this transition runs smoothly and the focus will be on the childrens' wellbeing, feeling safe and once again getting used to the routines of school. After such a long time away there are some things you can do at home to support this return -take a look below for ideas. As always we will continue to work together to make the return positive. Also this time we have had previous experience of a return following a long period away and we can reassure you that last time the vast majority of children ran in through the doors as they were very keen to see their friends, teachers and were ready to come back!

 

Preparing for the return to school -

How can parents and carers support children and young people going back to school?

1. Prepare them for what to expect

Helping children to prepare for change is the first step in tackling any transition. Talking openly about when and why things will happen helps children to make sense of the world around them. It is important to make sure that they know what is going to happen as far as is possible so that there are no surprises. This can help them to feel safe and secure. Try to talk to your children as much as possible about what to expect.

2. Get back into a routine

Getting back into a routine can be a great way to prepare for a return to school. Bedtimes and waking times may have changed during lockdown; try to adjust these gradually so that children are ready for the school day.

It may help parents to begin to get the practicalities ready for school – for example clean school uniforms and gather up the school equipment. Remember, the reopening of schools will be a big change for many parents too.

3. Listen to children and young people

Just being there and available to listen to children’s thoughts and feelings is so important. Acknowledging these feelings without judgement or needing to find solutions immediately can help children to open up and share their concerns with you. It can be helpful to reassure children that their feelings are natural and that you are there for them. Every child is different and will experience things in their own way.

4. Encourage them to talk

Sometimes, children can find it difficult to talk about how they are feeling. They may not have the words or know what to say. It can help to offer prompts and open questions as a starting point for conversations. Here are some suggested questions that parents and teachers could ask children to help them talk about their feelings about going back to school:

  • What are you looking forward to?
  • What might be hard?
  • What do you think will be ok?
5. Keep talking once they go back to school

Once children and young people have returned to school, parents may find that asking about their day can often lead to a shrug and “I can’t remember”. Again, offering them prompts to start conversations can help them to open up and share some of their feelings more easily. Here are some examples:

  • What was good about your day?
  • What went well today?
  • What did you enjoy?
6. Offer reassurance

Some children may need lots of reassurance about returning to school. We will continue to regularly communicate via the weekly newsletter so that families know what to expect and what safety measures the school are putting in place. Parents will then have more knowledge to be able to share with their children.

If children are anxious about returning to school or separating from their parents, it can be helpful to talk to remind them of the things they enjoy at school. Having some fun and rewarding activities planned could help to boost children’s positivity and sense of achievement. It can be helpful to talk to children about what is staying the same, as well as what is changing during times of transition – this can increase their sense of stability.

We know that things are difficult at the moment. We are still here for you. Please do not hesitate to give us a call for a chat if your are struggling and we can help signpost you to help. Please take a look below at this useful local helpline. 

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What a brilliant first week back! A huge thank you to you all for enabling us to make the drop off and pick ups at the start and end of the day as smooth as possible. We are amazed with the attendance this week, it has been wonderful to see all the children in KS1 in! We fully understand the challenges of the new timings and we are making sure we support families as much as possible. Staff have been on hand to ensure the children go in quickly in the morning and also leave promptly. Please continue to stick to your timings and entry and exit points as we have sixty new F2 children and the Nursery children to welcome to Phoenix next week. The F2 children will use the main drive as their entry and exit point, with the timings in place to ensure that we keep our Year group 'bubbles' separate. The gates to enter the site for KS1 ( Classes 3,4,5 and 6) will close at 9.15am.  We really need children to be on time but if your child will be late due to an appointment or one off issue then please call the office on 0115 9539927 to let us know. You will then need to buzz the main entrance and we will let your child in. 

 

Our first newsletter will go out on Monday 7th September with lots of further information on and latest NHS guidance links. It is vital that you read these as they will contain important information to ensure that we stay as safe as possible. Please take a look below at the main symptoms of Coronavirus and how to get a test. Further down is a reminder of general information including information regarding PE. 

 

Coronavirus in children (NHS Information) 

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.

Symptoms of coronavirus in children

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours

  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible. ( The current guidance around test and trace urges parents to call 119 or go online to book a test for anyone with symptoms. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/  )

  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result. Please let school know that your child is off due to having a test and then also let school know the results. 

 

How long to self-isolate

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

You'll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive

  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive

  • you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

 

Reminders about in routines in school 

 

-Children will be in their class and also year group bubbles.

-Lunchtimes are being staggered with only one year group at a time using the dining area. A hot meal will resume, and we would encourage as many families as possible to take up this option. 

 -Wherever possible, social distancing should be implemented. We will have no large

gatherings, bringing different groups together, e.g. whole-school assemblies /coffee mornings and events or shows for the foreseeable future (this is just a warning for

Christmas)

- Hygiene and cleaning routines will continue to be part of everyday practices and will be a high

priority. Regular handwashing routines will be in place. Your child must not bring hand sanitiser into school. The school has installed hand sanitiser units that use alcohol free sanitiser and are safe for our children. 

 -Parents/carers will not be allowed on school site, except for exceptional circumstances or for a pre-planned meeting that cannot take place over the phone or via video call.

-Any communication will need to happen via the Home School Diary,  email ( either the office or class email)  or by contacting the school office . As you will be aware, this goes against the usual ethos and open-door policy of our school. I will continue with the weekly newsletter, as well as regular texts. I will also be around the site in different locations both before and after school so that you can still come and have a chat.

- If a child or staff member displays symptoms, they will be isolated and will need

to go home as soon as possible. They will then need to arrange for a test.

- In the event of a confirmed positive tests for Covid-19, we would liaise with Public Health England and potentially shut down that bubble for 14 days after taking advice. 

-Children must not bring in things from home apart from book bag, reading book, water bottle and lunch box if packed lunch. 

- A letter will go out from the class teachers regarding PE days and further information.  On PE days your child will need to come in school in their PE kit - this will be their plimsolls or trainers and also jogging bottoms or leggings with their usual school uniform tops. This will be reviewed regularly as guidance is updated. 

 - Attendance is once again mandatory from September and all children are expected to attend school. Again, we will always work with our families to ensure the very best attendance is in place for our children.

 

 

 

KS1 ( Classes 3,4,5 and 6) Start and finish times 

Class 3  Mr Farooq

Please enter and exit via Apple Tree Lane

 

Start time 9 am

Enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to Class 3 Fire Door. Once you have dropped your child off then please exit via Apple Tree Lane

Finish time 3.10 pm

Enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to Class 3 Fire Door. Once you have collected your child then please exit via Apple Tree lane

 

Class 4    Miss Moretto and Mrs Haywood (Job share)

Please enter via Apple Tree Lane and then exit via the main playground.

 

Start time 9 am

Enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to the main playground and Class 4 Fire Door. Once you have dropped your child off then please exit via the main drive.

 

Finish time 3.10 pm

Please enter via Apple Tree Lane and along the path to the main playground and Class 4 Fire Door. Once you have collected your child then please exit via the main drive.

 

 

Year 2   Children in Year 2 will start back on Wednesday 2nd September

Please enter and exit the site via the main gate

 

Class 5 Miss Greasley and Mrs Bloom (Job share)

Start time 8.50am

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground to line up. The class teacher will collect the children from the playground. Please exit via the main gate.

Finish time 3.20 pm

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground and wait outside the lobby doors. The children will be handed over at the door. Please exit via the main gate.

 

Class 6 Miss Gossington

Start time 8.55 am

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground to line up. The class teacher will collect the children from the playground. Please exit via the main gate.

Finish time 3.25 pm

Enter via the main entrance and into the playground and wait outside the lobby doors. The children will be handed over at the door. Please exit via the main gate.

 

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