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Year 1 Covid-19 info

Important Covid-19 Information


There are a number of measures in place across school to help safeguard children, families and staff against the spread of infection. Below is a summary of what this means for year 1 as well as a copy of the detailed September handbook which was prepared for parents in July.


Year 1 start and finish time

Year 1 will follow this timetable:


Start time



Finish time

2 Sept – Half term






Year 1 will enter and exit school through the reception gate. Class teachers will be waiting at the gate. Children can go straight in.

If your child has siblings with different start times, please bring them to school together at the earlier start time and pick them up at the later start time. However, they must enter school through their separate entrances. 



Social Distancing and PPE


Adults around school have more of an ability to adhere to social distancing. This is not always possible with little ones around. We also have realistic expectations when working with young children. Children will be encouraged in free time to maintain some distance. We cannot guarantee children will be separated 2m distance from one another. Staff have also become adjusted to working with children in a different way that enables them to stay a safe distance without appearing uncaring. Where distancing cannot happen or where there may be an increased risk of catching infection, staff will wear gloves, aprons, face masks and face shields/goggles. The classrooms do not have enough space for children to work or sit by themselves, therefore children will sit in pairs. Children will be reminded not to share equipment and to avoid encroaching in other pupil’s personal space. 


What should my child bring to school?


Children can bring their usual bags and book bags to school. They will be provided with their own stationery. They can bring their own if they wish. They must not share any equipment with others. Water bottles must be filled and labelled with names. School will not provide water cups during lessons or morning play time. After lunch, children will be given the option of refilling water bottles with the help of their adults. Throughout the day, water coolers will not be in use.


School Uniform & P.E.


PE will take place on a Monday and Thursday for this half-term. Please ensure your child comes into school in their PE kit-this includes daps, pumps or trainers, particularly when we are out on the field or playground.


All pupils should come in to school with a fresh and clean set of school uniform. Where this is not possible (issues with quantity of uniform/ washing issues) we will be relaxed in our approach to this policy. Children must wear their P.E. kit or appropriate sports attire on days in which they are having P.E. They will not get changed in school, they must come to school in their kit. However, please make the effort to ensure children are dressed in our uniform and school kit in an attempt to restore a sense of normality for the children and take pride in identifying as part of Willaston Primary Academy.

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