New classes 2020-2021
As you know, we are planning on opening as normal in September, obviously with additional hygiene and infection control measures in place. We will write you at a later date with the full details of the new measures.
Children will not move up to their new year groups until Wednesday 9th September. When children return to school on Thursday 3rd September, they will return to their current (old) teachers in their current (old) classrooms. They will stay in their old rooms for the first 4 days of term. Day 1 and Day 2 will be spent entirely in their old classrooms but on day 3 and day 4 children will have transition visits to their new classrooms and will meet their new teachers. Children will officially move up to the next year group on Wednesday 9th September.
From Wednesday 9th September, children will move up into the year group above.
Current EYFS moving up to YEAR ONE
Current Apple Class (Miss Murray) and current Apricot Class (Mrs Yeomans) will become Year One. The Year One teachers next year will be Miss Murray and Mrs Edmonds/Mrs Whittaker.
Current EYFS Apple Class will become Y1 Beech Class and will be taught by Miss Murray who will take her current class up to Year One. The new Beech Class will be taught in Mrs MacFarlane’s current classroom.
Current EYFS Apricot Class will become Y1 Birch Class and will be taught by Mrs Edmonds and Mrs Whittaker. The new Birch Class will be taught in Mrs Edmonds’ current classroom. Mrs Edmonds will work 3 days a week, Wednesday to Friday and Mrs Whittaker will teach the class on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Current YEAR ONE moving up to YEAR TWO
Current Beech Class (Mrs MacFarlane) and current Birch Class (Mrs Edmonds) will become Year Two. The Year Two teachers next year will be Miss Howells and Miss Foster
Current Y1 Beech Class will become Y2 Cedar Class and will be taught by Miss Foster. The new Cedar Class will be taught in Miss Foster’s current classroom.
Current Y1 Birch Class will become Y2 Cherry Class and will be taught by Miss Howells in her current classroom.
Current Year TWO moving up to YEAR THREE
Current Cedar Class (Miss Foster) and Cherry Class (Miss Howells) will become Year Three. The Year Three teachers next year will be Mrs Cross/Mrs Hayward and Miss Corbett-Evans.
Mrs Hayward and Mrs Cross will share their class, with Mrs Cross teaching the first half of the week and Mrs Hayward the second half. Both teachers will have joint planning and hand-over time on a Wednesday.
Current Y2 Cedar Class will become Y3 Elder Class and will be taught by Mrs Hayward & Mrs Cross in Mrs Hayward’s current classroom.
Current Y2 Cherry Class will become Y3 Elm Class and will be taught by Miss Corbett-Evans in her current classroom.
Current YEAR THREE moving up to YEAR FOUR
Current Elder Class (Mrs Cross/Mrs Hayward) and Elm (Miss Corbett-Evans) will become Year Four.
The Year Four teachers next year will be Mr Tinsley and Mrs Woodhouse/Mrs Fowler.
Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Fowler will share their class and Mrs Woodhouse will teach the first half of the week and Mrs Fowler the second half. Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Fowler will have joint handover and planning time on a Wednesday.
Current Y3 Elder Class will become Y4 Hazel Class and will be taught by Mrs Woodhouse & Mrs Fowler in Mrs Woodhouse’s current classroom.
Current Y3 Elm Class will become Y4 Hawthorn Class and will be taught by Mr Tinsley in his current classroom.
Current YEAR FOUR moving up to YEAR FIVE
Current Hawthorn Class (Mr Tinsley) and Hazel Class (Mrs Fowler/Mrs Woodhouse) will become Year Five. The Year Five teachers next year will be Mr Sagar and Miss Morton.
Current Y4 Hawthorn Class will become Y5 Lime Class and will be taught by Mr Sagar in his current classroom.
Current Y4 Hazel Class will become Y5 Larch Class and will be taught by Miss Morton in the other Y5 classroom. When Mrs Jewkes returns from maternity leave in the Spring Term, she will take over this class.
Current YEAR FIVE moving up to YEAR SIX
Current Lime Class (Mr Sagar) and Larch Class (Mr Taylor) will become Year Six. The Year Six teachers next year will be Mr South and Mr Rees.
Current Y5 Larch Class will become Y6 Pine Class and will taught by Mr South in his current classroom. Current Larch Class will be taught by Miss Morton and Mr South for the first few days because Mr Taylor will be starting his new job in Qatar! We wish Mr Taylor all the best and thank him for his work at Hurst Green this year.
Current Y5 Lime Class will become Y6 Poplar Class and will be taught by Mr Rees in his current classroom.
Remember, on the first day of term your child will be going back to their current classroom and will not move into the new year groups above until Wednesday 9th September.
If you have any questions about new classes please contact the school office.
Welcome back Picnic!
Mindful that some children might find it hard to come back to school after a long break, we would like to invite your child (plus 1 adult) to a welcome back picnic on the field on Wednesday 2nd September. Your child's class have been allocated a half-hour slot and your child's current teacher will join the class to chat to the children and to reassure them about starting back officially the following day.
Picnic times are as follows... (these refer to your child's current class not their new class)
11.45-12.15 Apple, Apricot and Birch classes
12.20-12.50 Beech, Cedar, Cherry classes
12.55-1.25 Elm, Elder, Hawthorn classes
1.30-2.00 Hazel, Lime, Larch classes
Please arrive at the field gate (off Feldon Lane close to Halesbury) at the time specified above. You will be directed to an area of the field exclusively for your child's class. There is enough room for social distancing within these areas and children won't be able to run around or play with the other children - hence having a picnic to eat! We will let you know when it's time for the picnic to finish and at this point you will all need to leave the field promptly via the playground gate to make way for the next group. Please note that you will not be able to leave your child at school - parents must remain with their children at all times and ensure that they keep themselves and their children socially distanced from others.
If you have children in more than one class and can bring each one separately, then please do. If not, you can bring siblings to just one of the picnics - but obviously the older/younger child's teacher won't be outside with them. If all else fails, you could bring all the siblings to all the picnics - I'm picturing a Vicar of Dibley Christmas dinner scenario here! The main thing is that we want to see the children, so do whatever works best for you! If you do bring siblings, you will all need to sit in one group. Only one adult per family please.
If it rains, we will move inside and arrangements might have to change slightly - it may not be possible to have the whole class sat together. Fingers crossed that this isn't necessary!
This will be a very relaxed and informal event. We hope that it will ease any anxiety and break the ice in terms of returning to school more formally the following day.