You probably know that at this time of year, we hold transition days to allow the children to meet their new teachers for September. We can’t do these this year, so for children who are currently in year groups lower than Y6, teachers have put together some transition packs, welcoming their new class. The packs will also contain information about the ‘bubble’ arrangements, a shortened version of children’s school reports, and some activities for children to do over the holidays.
Y6 reports will be given out on the Y6 picnic, or posted to parents if their children are not attending.
In case there is a local lockdown of Derbyshire schools next year, we are putting in place a remote learning platform which will allow teachers to interact with children by setting them work and having children complete and submit this online. Teachers would be available to use this as they would not be in school and would be working from home. Our aim is to be able to switch to this system quickly in the event of a lockdown. We’ll have more information about this system soon.
Your child’s transition pack will be on a table in the lower school hall on Wednesday 15th July. The table will have the name of your child’s current teacher (not their teacher for next year).
For social distancing purposes, and to minimise contact with others, we have allocated the following rough times for you to pick these up. Packs for all classes will be available all day, so if you have two children in different classes, you can pick both of the packs up on the same trip.
If by mutual agreement, you are able to pick anyone else’s up (e.g. if they are self-isolating or at work), then that would be helpful.
If you really cannot make the time slot, then that’s not a problem – come up in the afternoon, but to keep everyone as safe as possible, please try to keep to the times if you can.