Change of Term Dates
In order to maximize the time spent in school, we will be extending the half term break by a week. This, in turn, enables us to extend the Easter term by one week, at a time when lock-down restrictions will have been eased and children will be allowed back on the school site to access the full Manor Lodge provision. In effect, this gives us an additional week in school rather than remote learning.
New Half Term
15th February 2021 – 26th February 2021 (inclusive)
New Easter Holiday
2nd April 2021 – 13th April 2021 (inclusive)
Half Term – second week
We will use the second week of half term to start our targeted (teacher assessed) booster programme. To include:
English and Maths booster groups
Reading booster groups
Final remote learning week (1st March 2021)
Normal remote learning lessons will continue alongside our targeted booster programme.
Full Return to school (potentially w/c 8th March 2021)
Once the Government have clarified their position we intend:
To return to full timetable – full day
To return to specialist teaching
To allow increased access to specialist rooms and facilities (room fogging)
Access to face-to-face booster sessions (by invitation).
Wrap Around Care
Our intention is to offer wrap around care (Early Birds, Late Room and Tea Club) as soon as we are able to.
We will endeavour to reinstate club provision from the beginning of summer term, subject to Government guidelines.
Pastoral Support Sessions
We recognise some children may need additional pastoral support on return to school. Alongside the academic booster programme, we will offer well-being support groups (by invitation / teacher recommendation).
Designated Outdoor Learning Areas
We understand the importance of our outdoor spaces after being in lockdown for the last two months. In order to boost the mental health of our children we will place great emphasis on our outdoor spaces. To include:
Full access to school grounds, gardens and resources.
Emphasis on all curricular activities that can take place outside to promote positive mental health and physical activity.
Post Lockdown PSHEE
Targeted lessons on helping children cope with the return from lockdown.
Worry Box / Rainbow Room
Relaunching the pastoral support initiatives to allow children to express their feelings. These may feed into the pastoral support groups.
Weekly community challenges
Activities to bring our community together.