Returning to School in September

We’ve been asked to publish our draft risk assessment for returning to school which can be found below. With any risk assessment, it is reviewed regularly to ensure it is fit for purpose and using the most up-to-date guidance available:

Melin PS risk assessment returning to School 14th Sept 2020

Can I remind you that:

  • Any staff member or pupil who has possible symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend the school setting. They must remain home and self-isolate, arrange a COVID-19 test and notify the school of this by phone on 01639 645414 or email to melinprimary@npt.school at any time.
  • If any family/household member of any member of staff member or pupil displays possible symptoms of COVID-19 then the staff member or pupil must not attend the school setting. They must remain at home and commence a period of household isolation. Again the school should be notified of this by phone on 01639 645414 or email to melinprimary@npt.school at any time. This also means that other brothers and sisters can not attend school.
  • Where a staff member or pupil becomes unwell at the school setting with possible symptoms of COVID-19 they will be sent home immediately where they should self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test. Until they leave the school setting (in the case of a pupil waiting to be collected by a parent/carer) their contact with all other individuals at the setting will be minimised. They will be made comfortable in a separate room until they are able to be collected and leave the school building.

If your child has a test for COVID and has a positive result outside of school hours, please let the school know by filling in the form by clicking here. A member of school staff will then be in touch with you. There is also a guide for parents from the ‘Test, Trace and Protect’ team in the NHS.

TTP Information for parents-guardians

We’ve also been asked to share the leaflet below with parents and carers from the Local Authority and Health Board.

Swansea_Bay_leaflet_final_Eng

Covid 19 Parents information for schools v1 (from Public Health Wales)

We would ask parents to ensure that they maintain social distancing in the yard when dropping off and collecting the children and leave promptly.

Below, we’ve put some guides together for parents from each of the classes from Nursery to Year 6. In the guides, we’ve provided information on staggered start times and end times, lunch arrangements and other information that we think you’d like to know before your child returns. It’s really important that you read the information for your child’s class and are confident that we’ve adapted the classrooms to fit the current Welsh Government guidance and will be well ventilated and cleaned through the day.

Start and end times are staggered for your children. Breakfast Club is back up and running from 8.20 am with last pupil entry at 8:45 am. Children will be collected from the halls by their teachers. Foundation Phase pupils enter breakfast club through the Year 1 entrance (near the office). Key Stage Two pupils enter breakfast club through the Year 5 entrance (opposite Lidl).

Please go to the Year Group Section that your child/ren are in and read the parent guide as it gives entrance and exit information for you which we would ask you to follow.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do the children need to bring a bag and pencil case to school?

If the children are bringing a packed lunch, they can bring a bag. They will need PE kit, which can be left in school. They will not need a pencil case or bag for any other reason as individual equipment packs will be given to the children.

  • I need to set up parent pay. How do I go about it?

Just give our school clerks a ring or email the school on melinprimary@npt.school and we’ll do our best to help. We’re still setting up our systems to be able to widen the way we use it so we can accept money for fruit, uniform etc. Please be patient with us as we want to get it right.

  • Is breakfast club running?

Yes, it’s back running. See above for more information.

  • Are children going to be able to play with different year groups in the yard?

Unfortunately no, but they’ll have children from their class to play with. We’ve also bought new play equipment so that children can play safely with their classmates in their allocated area in the yard while still keeping the ‘bubble’ intact.

  • I need to order uniform, how can I do it?

Give the office a ring or email melinprimary@npt.school and one of our clerks will be able to help you.

  • Do pupils need to wear masks to and in school?

No, children don’t need to wear masks to or in school. The guidance we have been given has indicated that children wearing masks in school, particularly for younger children, may not help and may hinder the efforts we are going to to keep everyone safe.

If you have any questions on anything, please just email melinprimary@npt.school and we’ll do our best to answer them

Nursery Children and Parents

Morning Nursery Start Time: 9.00 AM                    End Time: 11.00 AM

Afternoon Nursery Start Time: 1.00 PM                    End Time: 3.00 PM

Mrs. Harris is looking forward to meeting our new children in September and working with the older nursery pupils again. Second year Nursery pupils will start on the 3rd of September in the same session (morning or afternoon) as before. Mrs. Harris will be in touch with new pupils to let them know which date they will be starting. This will help the children to settle in better to our school.

September Parent Guide Nursery 

 

Also, don’t miss the letter that was sent to parents too. Letter to parents 7-7-2020

Reception Children and Parents

*** NEW *** If your child has moved from Nursery into full-time education in our Reception class, please take a look at the video below which will share information usually covered in the ‘meeting with parents’.

Start Time: 9.00 AM                    End Time: 3.10 PM

Mrs. Jeremy has loved meeting the new Reception pupils. I know that they are really going to enjoy working together in September.

September COVID Parent Guide Reception v2

 

Year 1 Children and Parents

Start Time: 9.00 AM                     End Time: 3.10 PM

Mrs. Burge is really looking forward to teaching the Year One children after meeting them this year. I’m sure it’s going to be a great year and they’ll love their learning and time in Year One.

September Parent Guide Year One

 

 

Year 2 Children and Parents

Start Time: 8:40 am.         End Time: 3.00 pm

Mrs. Davies and Miss Richards are excited about working together with the children. They’ll know Miss Richards really well already and so I’m sure they’ll be really happy in their new class.

September Parent Guide Year Two

 

Year 3 Children and Parents

*** NEW *** If your child has moved site from Year 2 to Year 3 in September, please take a look at the video below which explains the changes for your family.

Start Time: 8.45 am.         End Time: 3.15 pm

Drop off:Enter through the bike shed entrance on Mile End Row and drop off at the markers then exit through the pedestrian exit on School Road.

Pick up:Enter through the bike shed entrance and collect at the markers then exit through the pedestrian exit on School Road.

Mrs. Davies is excited about working with the Year 3 with Miss Richards. I know that they are going to enjoy their first year on the Key Stage Two site.

September Parent Guide Year 3

 

 

Year 3/4 Children and Parents

Start Time: 8.45 pm.         End Time: 3.15 pm

Drop off:Enter through the Morgan’s Road entrance and drop off at the markers then exit through the school car park exit on School Road.

Pick up:Enter through the Morgan’s Road entrance and collect at the markers then exit through the school car park exit on School Road.

Mrs. Asquith is returning from her Welsh language sabbatical and I’m sure that the boys and girls from Year 3 and Year4 who are in her class will learn a great deal from her while enjoying themselves. She can’t wait!

September Parent Guide Year 3-4

 

Year 5 Children and Parents

Start Time: 9.00 am.         End Time: 3.25 pm

Drop off:Enter through the bike shed entrance on Mile End Row and drop off at the markers then exit through the pedestrian exit on School Road.

Pick up:Enter through the bike shed entrance and collect at the markers then exit through the pedestrian exit on School Road.

Miss Cooze enjoyed getting to know her new class. She’s looking forward to having the Year Five children this year.

September Parent Guide Year 5

 

Year 6 Children and Parents

Start Time: 9.00 am.         End Time: 3.25 pm

Drop off:Enter through the Morgan’s Road entrance and drop off at the markers then exit through the school car park exit on School Road.

Pick up:Enter through the Morgan’s Road entrance and collect at the markers then exit through the school car park exit on School Road.

Mrs Cooke is excited about her new class. They had a lovely get together and chat! I’m sure they’ll do really well in their final year with us.

September Parent Guide Year 6