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Rabbits Class

World Book Day details

25th February, 2021

We have put together some extra details about how we as a school will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday the 4th of March, both for those of you learning from home, and those who will be in school. Please have a look at the documents below, and don’t forget to print out your world book day voucher to spend on a book!

World Book Day – 4th March

12th February, 2021

Dress up as a book character and join your lessons on line for book related activities all day (Key worker children can come into school dressed up too!)

Half-Term Activities

12th February, 2021

We hope you have a lovely half-term break. One Suffolk have provided some half term activities for children. You will need to sign up in advance to attend the virtual sessions! See the sheets below:

Macmillan Cake Sale

8th October, 2020

Thank you so much to our bakers and cake eaters for supporting our annual cake sale. We raised an incredible £90 for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Welcome Back!

1st September, 2020

Here is the letter that has been sent home today. Please read it through, and we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Returning to Primary School

1st September, 2020

The Government has prepared a leaflet all about returning children to School. Please have a look at it here:

A Message from Government

20th August, 2020

Launch of the #backtoschoolsafely campaign

We have launched our #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September.

This is part of the Government’s wider Stay Alert campaign. You will see newspaper and billboard advertising from today, with radio and digital adverts from Monday 24 August, which will run until early September, alongside wider engagement with the teaching profession and local communities.

The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics show there is growing confidence among parents that their children will return to school in September, testament to the hard work of school staff.

Parents are encouraged to visit for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.

Please see the attached document for a list of term dates for the upcoming school year.

Dear Parents and Carers of children at Barningham CEVC Primary School,

Procedures for Returning to School in September 2020

Following the announcement from the DfE regarding the guidance for schools for September 2020 – I am writing to you to outline our expectations and planning. We are aware that there will be changes ahead and hope that together we will create a safe, secure and positive learning environment for every child. We have already a number of successful strategies which have been in place since the March lockdown.

The staff, governors and I are looking forward to welcoming every child back from Thursday 03 September 2020. The children will be in their new classrooms. Each classroom will be a ‘bubble’. Bubbles will play, learn and have lunch together. Assemblies will be held in individual classrooms. The school day will look very much as normal. Teachers will be planning a creative curriculum, but appreciate that for many children there will be issues to be talked through and some recovery of skills and knowledge.

The school day will continue to start at 8:50. We shall have a staggered start time from 8:40 – 8:50. The children are to come into the classroom straight away. There will not be a school bell. Please can I ask parents and carers not to wait on the playground to minimise contact. Y5 and Y6 children will have the opportunity to walk to and from school with parental permission. Playtimes will continue to be split into two time periods: EYFS (Rabbit) and KS1 (Squirrel) 10:15 – 10:30 one class on each playground. LKS2 (Badger) and UKS2 (Owl): 10:30 – 10:45 one class on each playground. Lunchtimes will also be staggered to keep each bubble safe. Tables are washed at lunchtimes. Toilets are monitored by adults to ensure that children allow a sensible space. We will ask parents and carers to collect your child from 3:10 to 3:20 to stagger the number of people waiting on the playground.

With the return to school, I am expecting each child to wear the correct school uniform. Each child will need a water bottle and snack. PE kits will be required in school each day as normal. The teachers will continue to organise their classroom by placing the desks in rows. Each child has a work station, with their books in their tray. In order to reduce physical contact points, I am asking parents and carers to provide a stationary set for each child: 1 30cm ruler, rubber, black, green and blue pen, glue stick, coloured pencils, coloured felt pens and highlighters. The pencil case will stay in school in their individual class tray. Badger and Owl children will also require a basic calculator and a protractor, if possible.

Mrs Chapman will cook school lunches daily as at present and an order form will be sent home shortly. The Breakfast Club will be running Monday to Friday, starting at 7:45 and costs £4. After School Club will also run from Monday to Friday, finishing at 4:30 prompt to allow for cleaning, with a cost of £4 per child. Booking is essential, please.

The emphasis will remain on regular washing of hands and good hygiene. We will continue to take everybody’s temperature each morning. Any child or adult who is feeling unwell will be removed and we will contact you to collect them immediately and follow the COVID-19 NHS advice. The school is deep cleaned every night.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I wish you a great summer holiday and look forward to welcoming you in September.

Frances Parr – Head Teacher

The last few weeks

17th June, 2020

We are really pleased with how well everybody is settling down to this new way of experiencing school. We are hoping to see you all back from September. Here is a letter from us to you to explain the current situation.

About the Teacher

Mrs Price and Mrs Duncan teach the Rabbits Class. Mrs Duncan’s favourite subjects are PE and maths. She loves animals and keeps chickens. Mrs Price enjoys nurturing the children in early years and enabling them to learn in creative ways. She love being active outdoors, especially swimming in rivers.

Term Dates

  • 2021 - 2022
  • PD Days: 01 & 02 September 2021
  • Autumn Term 1: Fri, 03 Sept - Thu, 21 Oct
  • PD Day: Friday, 22 Oct
  • Autumn Term 2: 01 Nov - 17 Dec
  • PD Day: Tuesday, 04 Jan, 2022
  • Spring Term 1: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 - Thu 17 Feb
  • Spring Term 2: 28 Feb - 8 April
  • Summer Term 1: 25 April - 27 May
  • PD Day: Monday, 06 June
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 7 June - Thu, 21 July