Rockwood Nursery School

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  • Police Visit 2017
    Police Visit 2017
  • Mascots
    Mascots
  • Cooper's Critters
    Cooper's Critters
  • Cooper's Critters
    Cooper's Critters
  • Fire Engine
    Fire Engine
  • Maypole Dancing
    Maypole Dancing
  • Police Visit 2017
    Police Visit 2017
  • Police Visit 2017
    Police Visit 2017
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Owl Visit
    Owl Visit
  • Cooper's Critters
    Cooper's Critters
  • Eclipse
    Eclipse
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Police Visit 2017
    Police Visit 2017
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Fire Engine
    Fire Engine

Well 2020 has been an interesting year!  Here at Rockwood we have missed seeing so many of our children for the last few months, but have valued keeping in touch with those who have been able to return. We wish all our school leavers who are moving on to primary school all the best for their futures. We know you will have lots of fun and although the set up might be a bit different at the start, we're sure you will all do well!

To those children returning in September, we are working hard to review how our bubbles will be set up and how to keep everyone safe. It will be a bit different to our usual groupings and staffing, but we're trying hard to make sure it is the best early education your child can have, while making sure it's as safe as we can plan. We will need to be ensuring that each bubble continues to have staggered drop offs and pick ups, to reduce the risks to you and your families, as well as our staff and their families. We know it might cause some problems for you, we will try to work around your commitments too, but bear with us, we'll do the best we can.

We break up next week on 17th July and will reopen to children from 7th September. The teachers will stop sending out home learning ideas after next week. We will be notifying you of the bubble your child is in and their session times week commencing 31st August. We apologise for the short notice this might give you, but we need to make sure it is right before we proceed and children do lots of different sessions here at Rockwood, so it is a bit of a giant zigsaw puzzle! Please remember to keep us updated of any changes in contact details so we can still email and phone you.

Please keep yourselves and your families safe. Try to enjoy the holiday.

Kind Regards

Faith

So we are now proceeding with reopening to more children from 22nd June following a change in guidance from Lancashire County Council.

We are starting with the children who are moving to primary school in September and following our careful risk assessment plan (click on the link to read this) to try to reduce risk and infections by setting up 4 'bubble' groups of up to 12 children at a time, with staggered drop off and pick up times. Please try to keep to your times as this will help make things safer for your family and ours!

We are opening Monday to Thursday so deep clean can be completed on Fridays by staff. If there is a case in a bubble, the bubble will be isolated for the advised time and guidance on testing etc will be followed.

All being well, we will run this way for two weeks and if we have no outbreaks, we will aim to reitegrate as many other children by the end of term as we can fit in the bubbles.

If you do want your child to access some time this term if possible, please drop us an email with what you would prefer.

Welcome back to all our returning families and welcome to our new families and children; we look forward to getting to know you! Don't forget, if you have any questions or would like help, please just ask - we're a friendly bunch 😉

You might have noticed on Facebook that we have put together a video and some clips from around nursery prior to Christmas. Watch our social media feeds to find out more about what the children do around nursery and listen to the staff explain what we are about.

Dear Families

Along with other schools, we are presently only open to those families who are identified as Key Workers or are vulnerable. If you need to know more about which families are identified as eligible, please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

From 21st April we will be open 8:30 am to 3:15 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. We will have staff supporting on a rota basis in order to protect themselves and their families too.

If you have any need for urgent care over these next weeks under one of the identified government criteria, please email Faith on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the school mobile: 07715 084548.

Stay safe and take care of your families during this difficult and unusual time. We will be in touch once we have further information on reopening from the DfE.

Christmas Bauble

If you want your child to take part in decorating our Christmas trees, please send with them a bauble from Thursday 28th November.

Christmas Parties

Our Christmas parties will take place on Wednesday 18th December. We will have a special visit from Santa and will be doing lots of fun and festive games and activities. If your child attends Lunch Club on this day, you won’t need to send lunch as we will be having party food in the morning and afternoon session.

Holiday Information

We break up for Christmas on Friday 20th December. We will be finishing early, our end of session times are;

  • Morning session: 10:30am finish
  • Afternoon session: 2:15pm finish

There will be no After School Club running on this day.

Rockwood will reopen for current children on Monday 6th January

 

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