Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

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our 2020 - 2021 school structure

The following school structure is applicable for when all children are in school and the school is fully open to all children. Please see the page National / Localised Lockdown Procedures for details about how the school will operate during a national or localised lockdown.

Click here to download the September 2020 Parent / Carer agreement

Booker Hill School remains committed to providing the best education possible for all of our children. We have studied the guidance released by the DfE in July 2020 and all subsequent updates and have decided on the following key principles for the school from September 2020.

  • The Department for Education guidance states that children should be placed in ‘distinct groups or ‘bubbles’ that do not mix’
  • There is no limit on the size of the group or bubble with the DfE recognising that in order to provide a full curriculum and maintain safe staffing levels, schools might need to ‘increase the size of these groups’
  • Therefore, at Booker Hill we will be adopting a Phase  / Bubble structure from Autumn term 2020
  • The diagram below outlines this structure

   

Bubbles / Phases: a new bubble / phase approach will be adopted to reduce the risk to staff and children; this will involve whole class bubbles and phase bubbles (up to 2 classes) for lunch and break times (EYFS Phase = Nursery bubble + Reception class bubble; Key Stage 1 Phase = Years 1 bubble + Year 2 bubble; Lower Key Stage 2 Phase = Year 3 bubble + Year 4 bubble; Upper Key Stage 2 phase = Year 5 bubble + Year 6 bubble)

Staggered return dates: we have opted to start the term on two different dates for different year groups. This is to ensure that we can settle the children and establish routines before the second phase of year groups return.

Date

Event

Who

Tuesday 1st September

Inset day 1—no children in school

All staff will be in school to prepare the site and rooms and can answer parent queries.

Wednesday 2nd September

Inset day 2 —no children in school

Thursday 3rd September

&

Friday 4th September

Pupils return

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 3

Year 5

Monday 7th September onwards

Pupils return

All Year groups in school including Years 2, 4 and 6

  •  Staggering timings: we will continue with staggered start and finish times but with a smaller window of opening and closing times. We understand that might present some concerns for parents; the timings and questions and answers on the next page may well answer queries but feel free to email the school office if you have further questions
  • · Staggered start and finish times will not reduce the amount of overall teaching time.
  • · Staggered breaks and lunch times will ensure the phase bubbles do not mix.

Managing Timings

Parents will not be permitted to enter the school playground in the morning. Members of staff will be posted on each of the entrances to ensure the safety of all children.

If you have a child in a different phase, for example a child in EYFS or Key Stage 1, older children (KS2) can come onto the playground via the front gate and pathway at the side of the Reception classroom.

A member of staff will be at the Reception classroom entrance to guide the Key Stage 2 children to the playground if they have a younger sibling.

Class

Gate

School building entrance for pupils

Entry time

Exit

Exit time

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery entrance

8.45am

Nursery entrance

3.10pm

Reception

Main front school gate

Main entrance

8.45am

Main entrance

3.10pm

Year 1

Main front school gate

Main entrance

8.45am

Main entrance

3.10pm

Year 2

Main front school gate

Main entrance

8.45am

Main entrance

3.10pm

Year 3

No parents on playground

Drop of at playground entrance A

(Booker Hill Road gate)

Year 3 and 4 classroom doors

9.00am

Parents permitted onto playground to collect KS2 children

Playground Zone 1 and exit through Playground entrance A (Booker Hill Road gate)

3.15pm

Year 4

3.15pm

Year 5

No parents on playground

Drop of at playground entrance B (Highwood Avenue gate)

Year 5 and 6 classroom doors 

9.00am

Parents permitted onto playground to collect KS2 children

Playground Zone 2 and exit through Playground entrance B (Highwood Avenue gate)

3.15pm

Year 6

3.15pm

Collecting children

When collecting Key Stage 2 children, parents must remember to socially distance when waiting at entrances or on the school playground.

Please collect any EYFS and Key Stage 1 children from their designated entrance and then walk to the appropriate area of the playground to collect your Key Stage 2 children. Please wait with any younger children in the designated playground collection zones to collect Key Stage 2 children (Target Wall zone for Years 3 and 4; Climbing equipment zone for Years 5 and 6).

If you have a child in Lower and Upper Key Stage 2, please wait in Zone 1 and the older child will be sent across to you.

Please leave the playground via your designated phase exit point (Booker hill Road for Years 3 and 4; Highwood Avenue for Years 5 and 6).

Uniform

All children will return to school wearing school uniform (listed below) unless they are scheduled to have PE that day—a timetable will be shared via the termly class leaflet at the start of term

Children should come into school wearing their PE kit on days when they have PE so as to avoid having to change during the day.  PE clothes should be school regulation as listed below.

 

Uniform

PE wear for PE days

Boys

Black trousers,

white polo shirt / white shirt,

school sweatshirt with school logo,

grey / black socks,

black shoes.

Dark green shorts (with black leggings if preferred);

plain black tracksuit bottoms with elasticated ankles;

plain black tracksuit jacket / sweatshirt or school sweatshirt (no hoodies);

gold school P. E. T-shirt with school logo,

plain black or white trainers / plimsolls. 

Girls

Black skirt/black trousers/black pinafore,

white polo shirt / white blouse,

school sweatshirt / sweatcardi with school logo,

white socks / grey tights / black tights,

black shoes.

Buying Uniform

PMG Schoolwear will soon be reopening their stores so that you can make appointments to buy school uniform. In the meantime however, you can still order uniform online through their website: https://www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk/. Read the leaflet from PMG for more information on ordering and opening times and dates. PMG Uniform information leaflet

Class Email Accounts

We have been busy setting up new email accounts for classes so that parents and carers can email class teachers directly. We are pleased to be able to tell you that these accounts are now set up so that you can contact  teachers with queries rather than going through the school office email. Teachers will monitor emails frequently and will endeavour to answer any queries raised. 

More general queries should still be sent to the school office and in particular, queries relating to the children currently in school.

Pease see the attached policy that outlines acceptable use of email. By sending an email, you will be agreeing that you have read the policy and agree to adhere by the guidelines within it.

Click to read the Acceptable Use Email Policy

Teachers can only communicate with pupils via the school VLE; the class emails are for parent use only. We will not be able to discuss children other than your own in any communications, as is the normal protocol for any school communications.

The email addresses are:

nursery@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

reception@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

year1@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

year2@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

year3@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

year4@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

year5@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk

year6@bookerhill.bucks.sch.uk