Good afternoon Parents and Carers,
I hope you are all having a lovely Friday afternoon. I promised more details about September and here it is. The process for allocating children in the infants to their next class would normally take place in the summer term. This has not been possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so this has to happen in September.
In the infants we have mixed age classes:
Willow – straight Reception
Lilac – Reception and Year 1.
Oak – Year 1 and Year 2.
Hawthorn – straight Year 2.
Whichever class your child is in, they are taught the curriculum for their year group. So for example, if your child is in Lilac Class and is in Year 1, they are taught the Year 1 curriculum etc.
There appears to be some misunderstanding about children remaining in the same year group as they are now. This will not happen. However, under the circumstances, in these unprecedented times, teachers will need to meet the children again after five months and make decisions on which teacher they would be best placed with.
Children who are now in Willow, Lilac and Oak Classes will go back to these classes for the first three days of the new term. There are two reasons for this:
1. To have a 'good goodbye’ with their teachers;
2. So that teachers can, at this point, discuss which teacher your child is having next year.
I know that many of you are anxious about what the new year will bring. We want the very best for your child and several factors will be considered in allocating a teacher: social and emotional well-being, phonics, reading writing and number skills.
I hope this gives some clarification.
Have a lovely evening.