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Since the government told all but essential worked to stay home we have continued to teach and support our pupils; online, by telephone and providing packs, while in school, teaching and providing holiday care for children of key workers. On 1st June, with the level of deaths and cases higher than when we were asked to close and higher than the rest of Europe combined, we were asked to "re-open" for Reception, Y1, Y6 and even nursery. As children in the early years are unable to remain socially  distant we think they are better at home until the infection rate is far lower. What we would normally do with Y6  now centres around the  school journey, concerts, other group activities and transition, all of which are impossible at the moment. Our intention is, if safe, to have Y6 back before the end of term but not yet. To keep within the government's selection of year groups we have started with Y1 and, at the time of writing, have three small groups totalling 11 children and the same number of key worker children. Children in school are following the same programme we have provided and are supporting children with at home. We believe that children are safe at home and that those who are following what we have provided are still learning. We are in telephone contact with families of vulnerable and needy children and are ensuring they are safe. Many local authorities and schools have remained closed, including of course public school which we understand will not open until September.

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