Below, we hope to provide all the information you need relating to the partial opening of our school. If you need any information that is not published below, please contact us on admin@kop.rbksch.org

 

Partial Opening FAQs

How will children in Reception play?

Children will have access to an indoor and outdoor space. The classrooms have been divided so that free flow across Bubbles cannot take place. Children will have resources that can be disinfected in their room and outside. The sandpit will be closed.

A huge part of returning to school will focus on the health and emotional wellbeing of the children, focusing on cleanliness and hygiene and ensuring the children understand the change of routine and new school structure. Children will be allowed to play with their peers and adults from their own Bubble without social distancing.

 

Who are the teachers?

As much as possible, we have tried to ensure that Bubble Leaders are familiar adults to the children. The younger children will have two adults to support their Bubble. The number of children and adults in each Bubble is based on government guidance.

Adults and children in Bubbles will remain the same and will not be moved unless necessary, in order to avoid potential cross-bubble transmission. 

 

What resources have been taken away?

Teachers have carefully selected resources that can be cleaned and made these available for children to use. Each Bubble will have its own resources which will only be used by the children in that Bubble.

 

Will staff or children need to wear masks?

Adults and children will not be asked to wear masks in school. We think it is important that children can see familiar faces and read our expressions to ensure children feel safe and secure. 

 

How will first aid be given?

Where possible, each Bubble will have a first aider, particularly in Reception. If additional first aid support is needed, a walkie talkie will be used to call a first aider to the Bubble. The child will be treated outside the Bubble before returning.

 

How will lunches work?

All children will be need a packed lunch which will be eaten in their Bubble classroom or outside. Packed lunches can be ordered from school and there is a charge for these unless children are in Reception or Year 1 or are entitled to benefits-based Free School Meals. If children are bringing in their own packed lunch then this needs to be brought in a named disposable bag so that everything can go in the bin straight after children have eaten. 

 

What do children need to bring to school?

We would like to limit the items brought into school. All children will need is a labelled drink bottle (which will be sent home for cleaning each day) and a raincoat. If children are bringing in their own packed lunch then this needs to be brought in a named disposable bag so that everything can go in the bin straight after children have eaten. Children will need a named sun hat; sunscreen should have been applied before children come into school. 

 

What happens if someone has symptoms?

If an adult develops symptoms during the day, they will go home immediately and organise a test. If a child develops symptoms during the day, they will be taken into an isolation room and their parents/carers called to collect them. Parents/carers will be asked to book a test for their child.  Staff treating anyone with suspected COVID-19 symptoms will wear masks, visors, gloves and aprons.

If a test is positive, the Bubble will be closed for 14 days. Children and adults will isolate at home and a deep clean of their Bubble classroom will take place. The Bubble will reopen as long as children and adults do not develop new symptoms during this 14 day period.  We will follow Public Health England advice at all times. 

 

What areas of the schools are we using?

Children will be using outside entrances to their Bubbles and toilets within their area. The halls, climbing equipment and corridors will not be used by children. This reduces the movement around the school and helps to reduce potential virus transmission around the school. 

 

How will pick up and drops off work?

The start of the school day has been staggered for different Bubbles to avoid encouraging crowds. Markings have been placed at all entry points to ensure social distancing takes place as children are dropped off and picked up. Parents/carers will not enter the school premises, so please talk to your children about this before their first day. Children must be on time as routes into school have been carefully planned and timed so that children in different Bubbles do not meet.

Bubble drop off and pick up times are as below:

 

Reception Bubble 1:  every Monday and Tuesday. Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery.  Queue towards the bridge.  Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.; pick up: 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Reception Bubble 2: every Monday and Tuesday. Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery.  Queue towards the bridge.  Drop off: 8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.; pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Reception Bubble 3:  every Thursday and Friday. Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery.  Queue towards the bridge.  Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.; pick up: 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Reception Bubble 4: every Thursday and Friday. Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery.  Queue towards the bridge.  Drop off: 8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.; pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

 

Year 1 Bubble 1: every Monday and Tuesday. Arrive at the main school gate.  Queue towards the shop.  Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.; pick up: 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Year 1 Bubble 2: every Monday and Tuesday. Arrive at the main school gate.  Queue towards the shop.  Drop off: 8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.; pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Year 1 Bubble 3: every Thursday and Friday. Arrive at the main school gate.  Queue towards the shop.  Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.; pick up: 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Year 1 Bubble 4: every Thursday and Friday. Arrive at the main school gate.  Queue towards the shop.  Drop off: 8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.; pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

 

Year 6 Bubble 1: every Monday and Tuesday. Arrive at the entrance to the alley in Norbiton Common Road where members of staff, including the Bubble Leader, will escort children along the alley and into school.  Children should only come to school with other children in their bubble if they are walking on their own (not with a parent). Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.; pick up: 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. (from the end of the alley in Norbiton Common Road).

Year 6 Bubble 2: every Monday and Tuesday. Arrive at the entrance to the alley in Norbiton Common Road where members of staff, including the Bubble Leader, will escort children along the alley and into school.  Children should only come to school with children in their bubble if they are walking on their own (not with a parent). Drop off: 8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.; pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (from the end of the alley in Norbiton Common Road).

Year 6 Bubble 3: every Thursday and Friday. Arrive at the entrance to the alley in Norbiton Common Road where members of staff, including the Bubble Leader, will escort children along the alley and into school.  Children should only come to school with other children in their bubble if they are walking on their own (not with a parent). Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.; pick up: 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. (from the end of the alley in Norbiton Common Road).

Year 6 Bubble 4: every Thursday and Friday. Arrive at the entrance to the alley in Norbiton Common Road where members of staff, including the Bubble Leader, will escort children along the alley and into school.  Children should only come to school with children in their bubble if they are walking on their own (not with a parent). Drop off: 8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.; pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (from the end of the alley in Norbiton Common Road).