Dear EY1 and 2 Parents,
Update for EY1 & 2 Full Day Resumption from Monday 24th May 2021
As you will be aware from Stuart Bridge’s communication earlier this week, whilst restrictions remain, we are delighted to be able to welcome our EY1 & 2 children back into school for full day, face to face learning from Monday 24th May. As I know you are acutely aware, we have waited a long time for this to happen and we are simply over the moon to know the children will finish this academic year being able to maximise their learning time in school.
Over the course of this week I have been planning the children’s return with the Early Years Leadership Team, full details of your child’s timetable and information pertinent to their class will be available on the Parent Hub by the end of today.
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an overview of the arrangements for the children’s return.
Start and Finish Times
|EY1 & 2:|
|Start of the day:||8:25am|
|End of the day:||3:00pm|
We are required to have separate start and finish times for the children in EY1 & 2 in order to stagger entry to and exit from the main campus. The gates will open 10 minutes before the allocated start and finish times, and the classroom doors will open at the times stated above. We are required to ensure crowds do not gather in front of the school outside of the start and end times, therefore kindly ask you to support us in complying with regulations by not arriving too early. Please note, the playground will not be accessible to the children before or after school hours.
The children will continue to have their temperature cards checked at the classroom door, please ensure this is completed in the morning before they arrive at school. We kindly ask all those entering the campus to have their temperature checked, wear a mask and maintain social distancing wherever possible whilst on campus. The children will continue to be required to wear a mask throughout the school day.
Snack and Lunch Arrangements
The children will continue to eat their morning snack at 10:00am. Please ensure this is placed in a separate container and is easy for your child to open.
The children will eat lunch from 11:55am. To comply with EdB regulations, we will be utilising the Globe, Gym and canteen for the children to eat. Children will be socially distanced and we will be using perspex screens to separate the children whilst eating. The children will always be supervised by adults from our setting when eating lunch.
I am pleased to let you know that we will now be running a full specialist timetable in school. Each week your child will experience 1 lesson of Music, 1 lesson of Learning Technologies, 2 lessons of PE, and 3 Mandarin lessons.
The children will continue to visit the Library, Forest and Woodwork as part of our experiential learning programme.
Class Timetables and Information
Further information relating to your child’s class timetable and information pertinent to their year group will be communicated by Year Group Leaders via the Parent Hub. Please do keep an eye on the Hub for updates throughout the remainder of the term and if you do not already receive the Sunday ‘round up’ email reminding you of all the bulletins that have been posted, please do contact our help desk at [email protected] to ensure your are kept up to date. A copy of this letter will also be posted on the hub.
Transition Opportunities and Classes for Next Academic Year
We have already requested information regarding your child’s friendship choices and have begun the process of creating classes for next year. Please remember we guarantee your child will be placed with at least one friend from their list.
You will be notified of your child’s new class and teacher on Friday 18th June which will be communicated along with their end of year report. On this day, the children will also visit their new learning environment, class teacher and education assistant. If your child’s class teacher is new to the school and not yet in Hong Kong, your child will still visit their learning environment and information about their new teacher will be shared.
I want to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your ongoing support and patience throughout this exceptional year. I understand the many challenges you have had to face with regards to school closure and the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19. I can’t thank you enough for working in partnership with myself and the Early Years Team to ensure the children’s learning and development has continued in spite of these challenges.
Your children have simply amazed us each and every day with their resilience, enthusiasm and energy; they have demonstrated true kindness towards each other, developing positive relationships and making each day full of awe and wonder – they really are a credit to you and we have loved having the privilege of learning with them. We couldn’t be more delighted to be welcoming the children back to full days on Monday and can’t wait to enjoy all that these last 5 weeks have to offer with the children in school.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.
Head of Early Years