Hotspur Primary School

Mowbray Street, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5PA

0191 276 2762


 Further Details of Y1 provision

  • Y1 children needing extended provision (before and after school) must remain in the key worker group
  • We will endeavour to maintain 2 metre distancing – but we cannot guarantee it

Arriving and leaving school Monday – Thursday

  • Once we know who is coming back the teachers will organise the bubbles based on their knowledge of the children. These will be sent out on Friday so that everyone knows what time to arrive. We cannot guarantee whole friendship groups being together and do not have the capacity to enter into lengthy discussions about the groupings and who gets which teacher etc.
  • Children will arrive and leave at staggered times so that groups don’t mingle at school gates
  • Children will be in school from 9:00 until 12:30 (or 9:10 until 12:40) - the times will have to be strictly adhered to - to avoid cross-bubble contamination
  • All children will arrive and leave by the bottom gate on Mowbray Street
  • Parents and Carers will leave and collect children from outside the gate
  • Children will line up on marked spots in front of the sanitisation station where they will apply hand sanitiser and have their temperature taken using a non-contact thermometer which will be staffed by one of the bubble’s adults 

What to wear and bring

  • Children should wear clean clothes each day so therefore do not have to wear uniform – but clothes should be appropriate for school rather than the beach
  • Children do not have to wear masks but may do so if they wish (these must be provided from home) – they should also wear masks if travelling on public transport
  • Children must bring a full water bottle each day and take the bottle home - these can be refilled at school if necessary during the day but cannot be filled at the start of the day as has often happened in the past
  • All resources will be provided at school for each child’s personal use so they should not bring pencil cases, soft toys etc
  • Any coats or jumpers will have to be hung on the back of each child’s chair as the cloakrooms will not be used
  • Children can bring a packed lunch to school (cold lunches will be provided for children having a school lunch)
  • Any bikes or scooters that are ridden to school must be stored on the bottom yard as the bike shed will not be used

During the day

  • Children will have a designated personal table where only they will sit
  • Breaks and lunchtimes will be staggered and in bubbles
  • All activities will be non-contact
  • Handwashing and social distancing reminders will be frequent and strictly enforced
  • Each bubble will have a designated toilet and only one child will use it at a time – routes to toilets will be one-way
  • All Y1 children will be following a shared curriculum which will include maths and English and other activities
  • Staff will be aware that this could be a time of increased anxiety for all children and monitor this throughout the day – Thrive activities have been designed to help support children
  • Children will have to follow the social distancing regulations that we have in place – repeated non-compliance will mean that the child’s place is withdrawn for everyone’s continued safety

Covid-19 symptoms and First Aid

  • First Aid will be carried out by one designated first aider who will wear PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)
  • Children displaying any Covid-19 symptoms will be moved to a ventilated exclusion area in the entrance area of school and parents/carers will be contacted immediately and the child should then be tested – The Newcastle City Council guidance will then be followed (see document)
  • If pupils have a medical or dental appointment they should not come into school on that day to avoid unnecessary movement around school and people in the entrance area

Other information

  • All areas used with children will be cleaned every day – there will be extra cleaning throughout the day including toilets
  • Parents and carers must ensure that school has up-to-date contact details and be contactable throughout the day