Latest School News and Guidance

On this page, we aim to provide you with the latest school news, along with guidance concerning our response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please check this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with any changes that have been made in our continuing efforts to keep everyone safe.

Please visit the Class Pages for information specific to your child's class, including start and finish times and correct entrances.

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Thursday 10th June

Stay Sun Safe at School

After the coldest May on record, many of us will want to make the most of the June sunshine, but it is important that our children know how to stay safe in the sun.

  • Apply sun cream before school (with an SPF of at least 15).
  • Bring a ‘labelled’ sun cream in your bag in case you need to re-apply.
  • Do not share with other pupils – school will have spare cream to use (with parental consent).
  • Your school uniform should protect your shoulders and back, but apply the cream to exposed skin.
  • Wear UV protective sunglasses and a sun hat when outside.
  • Make use of the shade around school.
  • Drink lots of water!

Remember to SLIP, SLAP, SLOP

SLIP on a sun protective clothing, SLAP on a sun protective hat, SLOP on sun cream

Download our latest Sun Safety Policy

Friday 28th May

Year 6 Activity Days at Crosby Lakeside Ativity Centre

After a very strange year for us all, and during the week that Year 6 would have been going on their residential to Ambleside, we are very happy to inform you we have booked an exciting activity day for each of the Year 6 classes.

6W: Monday 12th July - 6C: Wednesday 14th July - 6P: Thursday 15th July

Download PDF for full details

Monday 17th May

Letter to Parents from Sefton Council

Friday 14th May

Win £5000 of National Book Tokens for our School

The National Book Tokens big prize draw is back, giving schools the chance to win £5000's worth. Visit https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools and nominate Forefield Junior School. The more nominations our school receives, the greater our chance of winning. If your entry is picked, you'll also get £100 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself! The closing date for nominations is Saturday 31st July, 2021, and the winner will be announced in the autumn term.

Plus, children can win a £10 gift card - featuring their own artwork - for themselves and everyone in their class! 6 weekly winners are being chosen through May and June, and the closing date for entries is Sunday 13th June, 2021. Visit the National Book Tokens website for more details.

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence:
A quick reference guide for parents

What to do if...

Action needed

Return to school when …

My child has Covid-19 symptoms:

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH – this means coughing a lot more than just an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs.
  • A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything.

DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL.
Contact school to inform us.
Self-isolate the whole household for 10 days.
Get a test.
INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT TEST RESULT.

…the test comes back negative.

My child tests positive for
Covid-19.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
Contact school to inform us.
Agree an earliest date for possible return – Minimum of 10 days.
Self –isolate the whole household for 10 days.
Bubble isolates/remote learning

...they feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

My child tests negative.

CONTACT THE SCHOOL.
Discuss when your child can come back to school (same day/next day).

…the test comes back negative.

My child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19.

FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE.

…after 48hrs following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea, if this is the cause of absence.

Someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
Contact school
Self-isolate the whole household for 10 days.
Household members to get tested.
INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT TEST RESULTS.

…the test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
Contact school.
Agree an earliest date for possible return – Minimum of 10 days.

…the child has completed 10 days of isolation.

NHS test & trace has identified my child has been in close contact of someone with symptoms of confirmed Covid-19.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
CONTACT SCHOOL.
Agree an earliest date for possible return - Minimum of 10 days.

…the child has completed 10 days of isolation.

We/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

Do not take unauthorised leave in term time.
Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel.
Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed – agree an earliest date for possible return - Minimum of 10 days from return date.
Self-isolate the whole household.

…the quarantine period of 10 days has been completed.

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
CONTACT SCHOOL.
Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

…school will inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school.

My child’s bubble is closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in school.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.
At home, support your child with remote education provided by school.
Your child will need to isolate for 10 days.

…school will inform you when the bubble will be reopened.

My child’s class, from another school, has been sent home because a pupil or member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

Only the child who was sent home is required to self-isolate. Other members of the household do not need to self-isolate, unless any of them develop symptoms.

Any other children should attend school as usual.

What to bring to school

Please ensure that your child has their own (named) water bottle and packed lunch. Bags are allowed in school, but we are encouraging children to keep their use to a minimum. On ‘Games’ days, children should arrive in their kit and do not need to change into uniform. Uniform does not have to be washed daily.

Dropping off/collecting

We are very fortunate to have several access points to our school grounds and together with staggered start/finish times and classes using different entry points (see individual Class Pages) we have tried to minimise the potential for large groups gathering outside school. To aid us further, please:

  • Limit to 1 the number of adults accompanying a child to school.
  • Where possible, find a space to wait away from others (this is easier on the playground).
  • If waiting for Entry Points 1 or 6, stay close to the school railings so that other pedestrians can use the pavement on Forefield Lane.
  • Avoid standing in the road.
  • With 360 pupils, we don’t have much flexibility with timings – but please contact school if you have a problem that we can help you with.

Information from Sefton Council