Covid-19 arrangements 2020
Update 10th July 2020
There are no cases of Coronavirus at Anderton park Primary School. This information is incase you child display the following symptoms:
Persistent cough lasting over one hour. High temperature of over 37.5C. Loss or change in taste and smell.
book them a test for coronavirus, visit https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or contact NHS 119 on a telephone.
You must keep your child isolated until you have had the results of the test.
If the result is negative: you do not have coronavirus, but you must show us the test result before your child returns to school (you can email this is to email@example.com)
If the result is positive: you do have coronavirus and your child must now self- isolate for 7 days and all the members of your household must self-isolate for 14 days.
Please tell school immediately on 0121 4641581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send the whole group home to self-isolate.
Please keep in regular contact with school so we can help in any way we can.
Update Thursday 9th July 2020
For those of you staying at home, we home you remain well and we are looking forward to seeing you on 7th September. We will be in contact about arrangements for dropping off and picking up your child from school. It will be so great to have everyone back - if you are worried please do ring school and ask to speak to someone about this.
Wednesday 15th July
The weather forecast for next week looks good for meeting you all outside in the car park like we did before, so we can give you your child’s report, attendance report and you can collect PE kits or anything they left on March 20th. We will be there from 3.20-5pm. Please keep 2 metres apart from other families and staff.
We will also be selling school jumpers (£10), cardigans (£13) new P.E tops (£7.50) and book bags (£7.00) which the children will need for September. Please bring cash to buy these from the car park.
We look forward to seeing you then,
Update Friday 3rd July 2020
For those of you who remain at home, we hope you are keeping well and looking after each other.
You may have seen that the government announced plans yesterday for all children to return to school in September (currently parents can choose to keep their children at home). However, in September all children will be expected to attend school on a daily basis again.
We are now talking with staff and governors to ensure we do this as safely as possible and once we have agreed those plans we will share them with you.
We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Update Friday 19th June 2020
Dear parents & families,
We are really looking forward to seeing lots more children next week.
Families must not send in their children if they are suffering from any Covid 19 symptoms – high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste and smell.
We have spoken to almost all of you and we know the children who are coming back next week. We have limited the class sizes to 8 children in key stage two and 10 children years and key stage one. Here are the arrangements:
· On Monday 22nd of June Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6 and Nursery children will be welcomed back. They will be in school from 9.00-3.00 except for Y1 who will arrive at 8:45 and leave at 2:45.
· On Tuesday 23rd of June Year 4 and 5 children will come back 9.00-3.00
· Children must not bring a school bag and they will not take anything home from school.
· They must carry a named water bottle, suncream if it’s very sunny, and they can wear a cap. They can bring a small snack from home, as we are not serving toast in the morning or having fruit. If they wear a coat the coat must go on the back of the chair all day.
Where will they come into school?
RDE Will line up on yellow spots outside the Saffiyah Khan Suite
RPA will line up in the reception playground
Y1 will line up outside Y1 classrooms at 8:45
Year 2 will line up at 9 o’clock on the Y1 yellow dots once Y1 have gone inside school
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 need to enter school through the gate on Birchwood Crescent and staff will direct them where to line up.
Parents and adults must not enter the school site and must stay outside of the yellow lines on Dennis Road and Birchwood Crescent. This is to minimise the amount of adults on school premises.
Children do not need to wear school uniform and must not bring a PE kit from home. Clothes should be washed every day so please decide the best clothes for your child to wear. They will have a PE lesson every day so should wear suitable footwear.
What safety measures do we have in school?
We have 65 new hand sanitisers, new soap dispensers, new anti-bac paper towels, emergency PPE equipment, cleaning kits per room, 8 or 10 desks and chairs per room spaced 2m apart. The first thing children do when they enter school will be to sanitise their hands and this will be the last thing they do before they leave school at 2:45 or 3 o’clock.
How will I collect my child at home time?
At 3.00 (2.45 for Y1) please go to the same place where you dropped them off in the morning and staff will safely get your children to you. Please stay behind the yellow line and self distance on the pavements please.
Will online home learning continue?
Yes teachers will continue to set work on the website, and the live lesson will still happen every day but with a new time:
2.00 Rec & Nursery
We are really thrilled to be able to ask some children from all classes to come back to school. We completely respect your wishes to keep them at home also. For those of you at home, the regular phone calls will now be done by senior leaders, as their class teacher will be busy teaching.
Thank you for all your support and patience while we have been making the school as safe as we can. The last few weeks have been great seeing so many children return to school, happy and eager to learn.
We look forward to seeing more children returning next week.
Update Tuesday 16th June 2020
We hope you are remaining well at home together.
We have now decided that we are able to invite all classes back from week beginning 22nd June, so if you have children in Nursery, years 2,3,4 and 5 they will now also be able to return to school to join .
In order to maintain safety for everyone we will have spaces for
- 8 children in each class in years 3,4, 5 and 6
- 10 children in each class in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Children will be taught by their class teacher and will be in school from 9am-3pm each day, although we may stagger starts by 15 minutes depending on how many want to come in - we will get back to you about this.
We will also stagger days
Monday 22nd June
Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6
Tuesday 23rd June
Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 6 + Nursery, Year 4 and Year 5
If you would like your child to come in please ring us on 0121 4641581, email or tell the teacher when they ring you. We will allocate places on a first come first served basis but will try and make space for all those who wish to return.
You are under no obligation to send your child back, we will continue to set work on the Jotter and also via our daily Teams lessons.
Take care of yourself and each other,
Update 11th June 2020
Please see the letter above for the start of Year 6 groups on Monday 15th June.
Update 8th June
- Please see the letter above for updated school return information for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6
2. We have bought some work books for each child at Anderton Park.
Please come and collect your set of work books from the car park Tuesday 9th June between 2-3pm, teachers will be well spaced out throughout the car park to help keep everyone safe - please keep 2 metres apart from eachother and wash your hands before and after too. We also have hand sanitizer.
If you are unable to collect, please ring school and we will keep a set for you in the school office.
Update 1st June
The governors met on Friday to discuss the report by the Independent SAGE group about the safety aspects of more children returning to school.
We decided that children will not come back to school until the week beginning the 15th of June
- Year 6 will come back first on Monday 15th June.
- Year 1 will come back Thursday 18th June
- Reception will come back Monday 22nd June
The report outlined many aspects of safety from a scientific point of view, all of which were relevant to all of us at Anderton Park. The most important aspects of this report were as follows:
- We have a high number of BAME children families and staff and whilst the infection rate is no higher for BAME people, when infection has taken hold the death rate is higher.
- Intergenerational housing, many of our children live with in their house with their parents and grandparents, children could carry the virus and pass it onto their grandparents putting them at risk.
I hope that the governors decision to postpone children coming in until the 15th has alleviated some of your concerns. It has been a very difficult time for all of us particularly because everyone at Anderton Park belongs in school with children; that is the passion we all have for education.
Over the next two weeks staff will be in school preparing for the changes we need to make; home learning will continue with work on the school jotter website and we will contact you parents of Year 6, Year 1 and Reception to see how you are feeling about sending your child back to school.
Update 21st May
We will continue to update this page of the website when we finalise our arrangements with school staff and the governing body. We will only re-open the school to pupils in Y6, Y1 and Reception when it is deemed safe to do so - your children, your family and our staff are too precious to open unless it has been deemed safe.
Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council has shared the letter below regarding the re-opening of schools in Birmingham. Please read it.
22nd May 2020
Please read the letter below regarding new information on the return to school plan.