Kymin View School

Where every child is valued


Return to School Letter - September 2021

3rd September 2021


Dear Parents,


I hope you have all had a restful holiday and fun time with your children.  We are all looking forward to welcoming the children back to a new term at school.  As you are probably aware the Welsh Government have provided us with new guidelines for the start of this term.  We will no longer have a staggered start or pick up time therefore dropping off and picking up will return to the pre-Covid procedures.  For new to the school parents this means Nursery pupils will start at 9am and will enter through the Nursery class door and will be collected from the same door at 11.30am.  Foundation Phase class doors will be open from 8:50am for you to escort the children via the pods to their class teacher before 9am.  Key Stage 2 pupils will continue to enter through the main reception door at the front of the school from 8.50 – 9.00.   They will go onto their designated yard space and will be supervised by a member of staff then taken into class for a 9am start.  We kindly ask that when you have dropped your children off you leave the school site promptly.


The end of the school day arrangements will therefore be Foundation Phase will be released from their pod doors to their parents at 3:15pm.  Key Stage 2 pupils will be brought to the front office door and released by their class teacher at 3:25pm either to parents or to walk home independently if previously stipulated.


From the beginning of the Autumn term, the school catering team will continue to provide the Grab and Go menu (this will continue until further notice), alternatively you can provide your child with a packed lunch.  All children will be timetabled throughout the dinner break to eat their lunch in the school hall and will no longer eat in their classrooms.  Care will still be taken to minimise interactions with other bubbles – please see updated Risk Assessment for details (attached).  Also, please provide a labelled water bottle and a healthy snack for break time.  Pupils in the Foundation Phase will be offered milk during their morning break time. 


We would also like to remind parents and children that additional items (show and tell items or toys) should not be brought into school – we will provide all stationary.


Breakfast club will be resuming from Monday 6th September – should you wish your child to attend please book the places in the usual way through ParentPay.  This service runs from 8:00am until the start of the school day.  Please bring your child to the main entrance if this service is being utilised.


By the end of the first week your child’s class teacher will provide a newsletter and topic web to inform you about the expectations within their class, what they are hoping to learn about and when they would have PE.  We ask that you send your child to school in their PE kit the days that PE are planned to again reduce items from home and maximise our learning time with the children.


In line with the new guidance, we are not anticipating whole cohorts of children to be asked to isolate if a positive Covid case is identified within the class.  However, you will be notified by Test, Trace, and Protect and informed of the procedures to follow.  If your child is showing any Covid symptoms as outlined by Wales Gov, please book a PCR test and keep them home until either fully recovered or you have received a negative test result.


If you have any concerns or questions prior to your child starting, please don’t hesitate to email me via  and I will get back to you as soon as possible.



Kind regards




Sally-Ann Wright

Executive Headteacher

Federation of Kymin View and Llandogo Primary School