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Cockshutt CE Primary School & Nursery

September 2020 Information

We are delighted to be welcoming all children back to full time education this term.   As it states in the Government Guidance "School attendance will be mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year. This means that it is your legal duty as a parent to send your child (if they are of compulsory school age) to school regularly."


All children in Years 1-6 and Nursery will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September and they should be wearing full school uniform.

Children in Reception will start half days on Monday 7th September and full time from Monday 14th September. 

We are hoping to open Breakfast Club and After School Club from Monday 7th September.


The school gates will be open from 8.40am and we would ask that:

Chestnut Class should enter via the green gate and through the back of the classroom. 

Little Chestnut (Nursery) should enter school via the library. 

Ash Class should enter via the classroom door by the main reception. 

Oak Class should enter via the front door. 

These arrangements are subject to change and are to ease congestion at different points around the school.  

Pick up arrangements are the same as drop off and all classes will be dismissed at 3.15pm


What we will do to support your child:

  • Provide hand sanitiser and hand washing stations. 
  • Provide extra cleaning throughout the school day to ensure classes and toilet areas are kept as clean as possible. 
  • Lay out the classrooms so that children are sitting next to each other not facing one another. 
  • Provide all the equipment pupils will need to complete their school work.
  • Divide the school day up into blocks where children are able to play in smaller groups.
  • Take lots of learning outside. 
  • Hot meals will be available for all children.  If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals please get in touch with the school.   Meals are free for all children in Reception to Year 2 and to children in receipt of free school meals.  School meals can be ordered at a cost of £2.30 per day for all other pupils. 
  • Provide a broad and rich curriculum which will allow children to address possible gaps in learning, in a way which is interesting and engaging. 
  • Update class pages to include the timetable for the week so that your child can come to school prepared.
  • Contact you immediately if your child becomes ill. 


What we need you to do:

  • Send children to school in clean uniform daily.
  • Do not send your child to school if you think they may be ill or any one in your household has any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 - a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell. 
  • Ensure children with long hair have it tied back neatly. 
  • Keep all belongings at home apart from a water bottle (no juice) and lunch box if required. 
  • Lunch boxes should be plastic and easily wiped down, please ensure that lunch boxes are cleaned daily. 
  • Ensure all belongings are labelled clearly
  • Ensure you have access to the school app as information on the web and app will be updated on a regular basis. Keep an eye on class pages for individual class information.
  • Ensure school have your most up to date contact information as you need to be contacted urgently should your child become ill or in case of an emergency. 



We believe that there is no replacement for a physical book and we would like to continue to allocate books to children to support their learning.   Books will be allocated to children on a Monday afternoon, we would like all books returned on a Friday morning so that they can be quarantined for future use by other children.  If you miss the Friday deadline it would be advisable to keep that particular book for another week before returning it to school. This system is in place for your protection. 



The way in which we structure lessons (currently) in school will change with fewer opportunities for children to do group work and move around.   Therefore, we recognise, that now more than ever, the work we do with the children wherein they can team build and get outside/get physical, is so important.   Pupil mental health is at the forefront of our agenda.   With this in mind, all children will have one session of Forest School per week and at least one PE lesson.   The daily mile will be completed as part of the 'fit for life' programme. 

On Forest School days pupils should come to school wearing their own (warm) clothes with waterproofs and wellies in a bag.  On PE days pupils should wear their PE kit with their school jumper on top.   It would be advisable for all children to have jogging bottoms (black) as the weather gets colder. 


We are attempting to have NO clothing changes in school for at least the first half term. We are hoping that school life will gradually return to a new normal. We had a very successful reopening in June and we are expecting this term to be a term of new beginnings and super learning. 

Contact Us

We know you may have questions or concerns so please do not hesitate to get in touch via the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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