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Clandon C of E School

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

    Kestrel Class (Yr 5/Yr 6)

    Welcome to Kestrel Class 2021-22

    Staff

    Mrs Morton Class Teacher
    Mrs Fincken Teaching Assistant
    Mrs Cramp Teaching Assistant

    Morning Routine: Families enter via the woodland gate and school staff greet children at the bottom of the Culmer Lodge ramp.  Parents exit the school site via the kitchen gate.  Children in Kestrel Class are confident about being independent.  They come into school and organise their coats and bags before getting on with early work, ready for the register. 

    Things your child needs to bring: Your child needs a small rucksack, pencil case and a named, refillable water bottle filled with water from home (PLEASE, NO SQUASH OR JUICE).  All children 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 Fridays.  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: 

    • Tracksuit bottoms
    • 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 about the symptoms of your child's illness to 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 they are 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 

    Your child will need to do a PCR test.  If your child's test result is positive they must remain at home for 10 days until fully recovered.  If your child's test result is negative they may return to school. 

    End of the Day: If someone other than their parent or regular carer 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 and we will keep a note of the arrangement.