TOLWORTH SCHOOL REMAINS CLOSED FOR MOST CHILDREN  

School Update – Thursday 21st May 2020

From Monday 1st June the school remains open for children of critical key workers and those most vulnerable.

If you are a critical key worker and you think you need your child to come to school please email: communications@tjs.rbksch.org for further information.

We are currently working very hard, reading all the Government Guidance, which is guidance only, as schools have to make their own sensible plan that works for their school community and environment. Our phased wider opening plan has been considered very carefully so that children, staff and parents feel as safe as they can, while making sure the children have as normal an experience in school as possible. Although, there has been a lot of information in the press too, the Government has said ‘we know that unlike older children and adults, early years and primary aged children cannot be expected to remain 2 metres apart from each other and staff’ (Action for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1st June 2020). This mean that smaller teaching groups, staggered routines, hand/body hygiene and cleaning are key to a successful plan.

Click here to read a letter from our Chair and Vice-Chair of Governors

Click here to read a letter from the Local Authority

We have been open every day since the 23rd March and now have 54 children attending regularly. This has been very successful. The way we have grouped the children with the same adults each day has really worked well and is similar to some of the Government suggestions. Below is our phased wider opening plan, if the five tests are met. This will be reviewed regularly and our website kept up to date.

Week Beginning

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Mon 8th June

Year 6 hopefully return for the rest of the term if the five tests are met

Argentina Class in school all day

Mexico Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 8.30am

Home time 2.45pm

 

Argentina Class in school all day

Mexico Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 8.30am

Home time 2.45pm

 

Peru Class
in school all day

Brazil Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 8.30am

Home time 2.45pm

Peru Class
in school all day

Brazil Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 8.30am

Home time 2.45pm

Mon 15th June

Reception hopefully return for the rest of the term if the five tests are met

Portugal Class
in school all day

France Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.30am

Pick up 3.30pm

 

Portugal Class
in school all day

France Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.30am

Pick up 3.30pm

 

 

Holland Class
in school all day

Spain Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.30am

Pick up 3.30pm

 

 

Holland Class
in school all day

Spain Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.30am

Pick up 3.30pm

 

Mon 22nd June

Year 1 hopefully return for the rest of the term if the five tests are met

Cuba Class
in school all day

Bahamas Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.00am

Pick up 3.15pm

Cuba Class
in school all day

Bahamas Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.00am

Pick up 3.15pm

 

Jamaica Class
in school all day

T & T Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.00am

Pick up 3.15pm

 

 

Jamaica Class
in school all day

T & T Class
in school all day

Classroom doors open from 9.00am

Pick up 3.15pm

 

More specific details about routines, classrooms, key staff and timings of the day will be given to parents nearer the time.

Click here to read frequently asked questions about school opening

The Government has said that we can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are now:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Click here for symptoms of COVID-19 to look out for and what you should do

Home Learning will continue for all year groups

Well done to everyone, you continue to do a great job! 

The home learning information available on the school website will continue to be updated weekly. If your child is finding some of the learning too difficult or too easy, please feel free to look at other Year Groups for suggestions. 

If you cannot log into Google classroom, please do not worry, as this is not essential. The Internet across the country is going to be slow with many more people using it at the same time and many children will not have access to the internet regularly. There are plenty of activities you can do without the internet too e.g. board games, drama, dressing up, den building, reading, cooking, exercise, listening to music, watching a film, art and crafts. 

There is no expectation as to how much learning your child has to do each day, we just want to make sure we support families with ideas. Please do what you can and try to have some fun too. 

Next week is half term 25th May – 29th May. The summer term will finish on Tuesday 21st July. 

 Please click on the relevant Home Learning Year Group links below:

Nursery
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Specialist Resourced Provision - Harbour
Specialist Resourced Provision - Ocean
  

Click here for guidance on how to sign in to google classroom 

Click here for guidance on how to watch videos and upload work on google classroom

Click here for useful links to keep your child safe online.

Click here for extra resources from the Department for Education (DfE) 

Click here for BBC learning resources

Click here for information on extra exercise for children with ASD 

Click here for information on SEND resources from AfC Local Offer 

Click here for the Government Virtual School, Oak National Academy 

Fantastic Community
Tolworth is a strong community and we will get through this challenging time together. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and support. Please contact us if you need any help or advice.
 

Best wishes, 

Rachel Nye
Headteacher  

Click here for a Coronavirus Social Story     

Click here for Tolworth Together newsletter - May      Community Learning Newsletter

Click here for resources to promote and support mental wellbeing

Click here for other helpful websites

Kingston Single Point of Access: Tel: 02085475008for support and advice

 

 

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