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Clandon C of E School

Clandon C of E School A caring community where all can THRIVE

    Kestrel Class (Year 5 and Year 6)

    Welcome to Kestrel Class 2020-21


    Mrs Morton Class Teacher
    Mrs Fincken Teaching Assistant
    Mrs Flanagan Teaching Assistant

    Morning Routine: Due to Covid-19 health and safety measures, no adults apart from school staff may enter school buildings.  Families will enter via the woodland gate where school staff will greet children.  Parents must follow the one-way system in place to exit the school site via the kitchen gate.  Children in Kestrel Class are confident about being independent.  Children organise their coats and bags before getting on with early work, ready for the register at 9.00am. 

    Things your child needs to bring: Your child will need to bring a bag, pencil case and a named, refillable water bottle filled with water from home (NO SQUASH OR JUICE).  All children will need a warm, waterproof coat in school each day and should wear their school uniform unless it is Kestrel Class PE day or Forest School day - see below. 

    PE Days: Kestrel Class PE lessons are on Thursdays.  Children should come to school dressed their PE kit - shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls.  As the weather gets colder children will need jogging bottoms, sweatshirt and trainers.   

    Forest School: Kestrel Class Forest School sessions are on Wednesdays.  Children should come to school dressed in their Forest School kit to enable them to participate fully in the activities, whatever the weather: 

    • Tracksuit bottoms or leggings
    • Long sleeved top and a jumper
    • Waterproof coat and trousers
    • Warm socks and wellies
    • Gloves

    Illness: Please phone the school office (tel: 01483 222442) as soon as possible if your child will not be attending school for any reason.  Please do not send your child to school if they are generally unwell, for example with sickness or diarrhoea.  School office staff will ask you to describe the symptoms of your child's illness so we can see if there is a pattern with other children in school with similar symptoms.   

    To help your child to get the most out of school and avoid spreading infection to others, please do not send them back to school until they have been well for 24 hours. If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea they must stay away from school until 48 hours after the last bout of illness.  

    Covid-19: Please phone the school office but do not send your child to school if you, your child, or anyone in your household has, or is showing symptoms of Covid-19: 

    • a new continuous cough 

    • and/or fever 

    • and/or a loss of, or change in, sense of taste or smell 

    Please phone the school office but do not send your child to school if you have been in contact with anyone with or who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 or who has tested positive for the virus. 

    Your child will need a test for Covid-19 if they have been in contact with anyone at home or in the community who has, or is showing symptoms of, Covid-19, or who has tested positive for the virus. 

    If your child's test result is positive they must remain at home for 10 days and other members of the household must self-isolate for 14 days. 

    If your child's test result is negative they and other members of the household must remain at home and self-isolate for 14 days. 

    End of the Day: If someone other than you is going to collect your child from school, please let us know.  You can do this either in person, by phoning the office or by writing a note.  If someone other than you will regularly be collecting your child from school it is helpful if you let us know in writing so we can keep a note of the arrangement.