Longshaw Infant School - Reopening in September

School will re-open for all Year 1 and 2 children on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

Reception will start full time the following week on Thursday 10th September following their visits.

 

As stated in the DFE’s most recent guidance, in September it will once again be compulsory for all children to attend school. If children do not attend school and have unauthorised absences, referrals can be made to the Education Welfare Service and Penalty Notices may be issued to Parents.

 

In order to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, we have staggered the start and finish times for each Year Group. Children also have different entrances and exits that they will need dropping off at and collecting from. All doors will be clearly marked.

 

It is imperative that children arrive on time. Any late children will be asked to wait to enter school until entrance points are clear. If your child arrives after the doors are closed you will need to phone the office and let us know you are here. A member of staff will collect your child from the school gates and bring them into the building.

 

Children cannot enter school through the main office.

 

Unfortunately, due to a number of concerns including space limitations and staffing capacity, when we return in September there will be no Breakfast Club, Early Birds or After School Clubs taking place. This will be reviewed at the end of Autumn Term 1.

 

Due to the current DFE guidance on social distancing we are unable to facilitate Parents collecting PE Kits and other items belonging to children currently not in school. These items will be taken up to their new class in and can be collected on the first day in September. Children will not be expected to wear a PE kit during the first week which should give Parents enough time to wash and return it to school if necessary.

 

Please see below for information regarding your child’s class in September. 

 

 

Reception – Reception will join us full time from Thursday 10th September 2020

 Ladybirds Class will start school at 9.00am. They will finish school at 2.50pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected from the Year 2 Door on the main playground.

They will have a hot dinner or a packed lunch, provided by school, served in the dining room.

 

 Butterflies Class will start school at 9.00am. They will finish school at 2.50pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through the Reception Door on the main playground.

They will have a hot dinner or a packed lunch, provided by school, served in the dining room.

 

 Bees Class will start school at 9.00am. They will finish school at 2.50pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through the Year 1 Hall Door on the main playground.

They will have a hot dinner or a packed lunch, provided by school, served in the dining room.

 

 

Year 1 – School Reopens for all Year 1 Children on Wednesday 2nd September 2020

 

If your child was in Butterflies class last year they are now in Beech Class.

Beech Class will start school at 8.40am. They will finish school at 3.10pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through the Reception Door on the main playground.Lunches will be served in classrooms for Beech Class.

Meals will alternate on a weekly basis with one week children being served a packed lunch and the following week a hot meal. This will be reviewed at the end of September.

 

 If your child was in Ladybirds class last year they are now in Willow Class.

Willow Class will start school at 8.40am. They will finish school at 3.10pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through the classroom door on the playground with the Pirate Ship and Amphitheatre.Lunches will be served in classrooms for Willow Class.

Meals will alternate on a weekly basis with one week children being served a packed lunch and the following a hot meal. This will be reviewed at the end of September.

 

If your child was in Bees class last year they are now in Oak Class.

Oak Class will start school at 8.40am. They will finish school at 3.10pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through the Year 1 Hall Door on the main playground.

Lunches will be served in classrooms for Oak Class. Meals will alternate on a weekly basis with one week children being served a packed lunch and the following a hot meal. This will be reviewed at the end of September.

 

 

Year 2 – School reopens for all Year 2 Children on Wednesday 2nd September 2020

We are extending the school day for Year 2 pupils in the Autumn Term.  This is to help them catch up with lost learning.

 If your child was in Beech class last year they are now in Chestnut Class.

Chestnut Class will start school at 8.30am. They will finish school at 3.30pm.

Children should be dropped off through the Year 2 Door on the main playground. Children will need to be collected from the classroom door.

Lunches will be served in classrooms for Chestnut Class. Meals will alternate on a weekly basis with one week children being served a packed lunch and the following a hot meal. This will be reviewed at the end of September.

 

 If your child was in Oak class last year they are now in Maple Class.

Maple Class will start school at 8.30am. They will finish school at 3.30pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through the Year 2 Door on the main playground.

Lunches will be served in classrooms for Maple Class. Meals will alternate on a weekly basis with one week children being served a packed lunch and the following a hot meal. This will be reviewed at the end of September.

 

 If your child was in Willow class last year they are now in Sycamore Class.

Sycamore Class will start school at 8.30am. They will finish school at 3.30pm.

Children should be dropped off and collected through their classroom door.

Lunches will be served in classrooms for Sycamore Class. Meals will alternate on a weekly basis with one week children being served a packed lunch and the following a hot meal. This will be reviewed at the end of September.

 

We are asking that all children have meals provided by the school free of charge.  This will help us to ensure that we can keep the environment as risk free of Covid-19 as possible by limiting what is brought in to the building from home.  If you have concerns about this please contact Mrs A H Batley.


Please see details above for activities taking place during the Summer Holidays at local Children's Centre's.

Monday 13th July 2020

Dear Parent / Carer,

As you are aware since the government announced the closure of schools in March, we have remained open in the first instance for our key workers and identified children. Since June (date of opening) we have been delighted to invite more children into school. We look forward to September and the return to school for all our children.

As we close school for the summer holidays we are aware for some families there will be a need for childcare over part of the break.

Our local authority is working hard with out of school providers and holiday schemes / clubs to give you and your family a clear overview of what is on offer in your local area during the holidays. The guidance from the government regarding out of school settings has only recently been available for providers, hence the delay in being able to share the offer with you earlier.

For holiday childcare provision please visit the Families Information Service, contact details for which are :

Helpline: 01254 667877 Email: fis@blackburn.gov.uk Website: https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/SynergyWeb/

Information regarding out of school activities for this summer are available at www.getstuckin.org.uk where you will find lists of all the activities, venues, ages and times. You will also be able to register to take part on this site. More information will be shared soon on the Council Website and Facebook pages. Another useful place for information is the Local Offer www.bwd-localoffer.org.uk

There will be further communication regarding school opening in September but we wanted to give our families a clear understanding of the possible opportunities within our local authority during the summer holidays when school is closed.

Important information for parents, please click the links below:

Stay at home guidance for parents

Safer travel guidance 

Our vision is to foster a love of lifelong learning and give every child the opportunity to develop socially, academically, creatively, spiritually and emotionally.  We will provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum which will challenge children’s thinking, encourage them to care for others and inspire them to fulfil their individual potential in order to achieve success.

Ofsted

October 2018

 

LONGSHAW COMMUNITY INFANT SCHOOL

IS OFFICIALLY A VERY GOOD SCHOOL.

 

The inspector celebrated that…

  •  The school is a beacon of hope and care for children and families in the community
  • The Headteacher, Governors and senior leaders have an accurate view of the effectiveness of the school
  • We have created a warm and welcoming school environment
  • The behaviour of the pupils continues to be a strength
  • Pupils treat each other with respect
  • Parents said ‘Teachers do their best to make all children feel special, to see their value and purpose irrespective of their backgrounds
  • The school gives high priority to the social and emotional needs of the pupils
  • The environment is bright and stimulating
  • Teachers celebrate the work of the pupils across the school
  • The standard of art work around the school is excellent and pupils utilise skills that only those well beyond their age would normally have
  • The curriculum is enriched with trips and additional experiences
  • The pupils are taught to understand the wider aspects of British society through visits to synagogues, mosques and churches
  • Pupils benefit from expert teaching in art, music and physical education
  • They explore learning through many different lunchtime and after-school clubs
  • Pupils are actively encouraged to solve problems and take risks whilst developing language skills in regular outdoor learning sessions
  • Pupil premium funding is carefully spent so that disadvantaged pupils make progress in line with that of all other pupils

Please click here to view the full details - Ofsted 2018

LATEST NEWS

Parking

 

Since returning to school in September, we have had a lot of problems with cars parked on the Zig-Zags on both Pilmuir Road and Crosby Road.

If you are a Parent please can you ensure that you are not parked dangerously and not on the Zig-Zags. Please park in a safe place, and walk a short distance to school if necessary.

If you travel to school using a taxi, please ensure your driver does not drop you off on the Zig-Zags.

If any Parents/Carers witness taxis parked on the Zig-Zags please take a picture of their driver number and registration plate and report them using the following number - 01254 585585.

Enforcement Officers have been visiting school and will continue to do so at various points throughout the year. They have been issuing drivers with fines and will continue to do so.

Please help us to keep your children safe

 

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