Dear Grange families,
Welcome back to school. We hope you all had a fantastic summer break, remained healthy and enjoyed quality time with your families and friends. It has been 6 months since we have seen some of you. Where have the last few months gone? It has been quite a surreal time during lock down but we are so grateful to be in a position to open our doors to all of our children. It was great to see so many smiley and excited faces. Thank you to ALL the staff who have been working tirelessly to prepare the school for our September start.
Visiting classes and seeing the children play at lunchtime this week was such a heartwarming experience and filled us with hope that we can now finally focus on moving forward. The children did us all proud. They came back enthusiastic and settled into the new routines and procedures really well. They look very smart in the new school uniform. Thank you to all the parents for working with us and supporting your children during lockdown and the summer break. We are thrilled to have them back with us.
While in school the children remain within a year group bubble. This means that as far as possible they do not mix with children from any other year group and have a regular team of adults who support them in class.
When they play they do so within their allocated timeslot and playground zone. We have organised play equipment that the children are able to use to play. Children eat with their year group in the Albert McKenzie Hall or have take-away lunches in their classes. So far play times have run smoothly and the children have been excited about their new play spaces. Thank you for your patience while children, parents and staff settle into new routines. Where possible if parents can wait in the sections marked this will help to ensure a safe and smooth drop off/pick up time. May we take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to the new academic year. It will undoubtedly be an exciting one with many opportunities to grow and learn together.
All parents are reminded to arrive at their allotted time to allow us to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please do not arrive earlier or later than the times stipulated. Enjoy a restful weekend!
Best wishes from the Grange Team