As you all know, school will reopen to all pupils in September.
New Academic Year 2020-2021
Sandhill Opening Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Please click on the links below for all updated information
If you have any queries or concerns please do contact us.
|With children learning from home for a long period it is normal for them to have feelings of worry or anxiety about what to expect when they return, talking about this can help alleviate some of those fears. Your child may be worried about returning to school, especially after being told to stay safe at home for so long. Provide reassurance to make your child confident that they are safe back in the classroom. It’s important to remind them of the positives of going to school and that often it can be quite a fun place to be!|
During lockdown set school hours went out the window! By going back to a routine, you can create structure and prepare your child for the start of the school year in plenty of time. This will help them normalise to a schedule again and find those early mornings a little more bearable.
For more information around the reopening of schools as well as advice around preparing your child visit barnsley.gov.uk/return-to-school
PE Days Information
SEPTEMBER Opening UPDATE please read
RETURN TO SCHOOL INFORMATION please read
Sandhill Recovery Plan September 2020 please read
Data Collection Sheet - please complete this information as to the best way we can communicate with you - please email back to school as soon as possible
Staggered Start and End to the School Day
You should by now know the class in which your child will be attending from September. In order to maintain safe social distancing we are going to have to stagger the start and end to the school day for all classes. If you have children in different classes then we would ask you to drop them at the earliest time for their class and collect them at the later time for the other class/es.
RETURN TO SCHOOL - INFORMATION FOR ALL
As set out in government guidance all pupils will be kept in their class groups and will remain in these groups as much as possible throughout the school day to enable us to keep social distancing wherever possible.
In foundation years groupings will be as above however it will be difficult to maintain social distancing with children so young. This has been taken into consideration and government advice will be followed to ensure that the children, wherever possible, do not have contact with anyone outside their group.
Everyone will wash their hands frequently and correctly with adult supervision. Every room will be well ventilated at all times and the classroom, furniture and equipment will be cleaned regularly throughout the day and thoroughly cleaned once the children have left. Alongside this we will ensure that each class of children do not mix with any other class during their time in school. Any unnecessary furniture and equipment will be removed from class to allow for more movement and provide more space. Children in years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will sit at desks facing the front of the classroom to reduce the risks even further. All staff will be wearing masks in order to give further protection to the children.
Lunches will be organised differently from September in order to maintain safe social distancing measures. Children
In EYFS who will be attending full time will be the only children who will eat in the hall and at this moment in time will be the only children who will have a hot option. The school kitchen will be offering sandwiches with various fillings – cheese, tuna or ham. These will come with a piece of fruit, a home baked item or a yoghurt. These will be offered to the rest of school who will have lunch in their classroom to maintain safe social distancing measures. Children can also bring their own packed lunch (brought in a disposable bag)
Grab a Bag menu