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Why only primary school going back?

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Mummypig2020 Sun 10-May-20 19:13:21

Just that really, why do they only want to get primary school back?

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nellodee Sun 10-May-20 19:14:20

Childcare, lower death rate?

The80sweregreat Sun 10-May-20 19:15:08

I guess to see how it goes ? Less pupils in primary schools? Work out a plan to SD the little ones first?

keepingbees Sun 10-May-20 19:15:29

Only years reception, 1 and 6 too...

Justajot Sun 10-May-20 19:15:50

Childcare - year 6 for transition and years R & 1 for childcare.

Rayna37 Sun 10-May-20 19:15:51

Economics? Secondary school pupils can on the whole look after themselves freeing parents to work, but parents of primary school children cannot and if not in key worker roles, limited alternative childcare.

bingandflop Sun 10-May-20 19:16:07

Did he say YR, 1 and 6???? 2 year groups who cant social distance and the other who has basically finished primary school????

attackedbycritters Sun 10-May-20 19:16:20

Because the younger the child the harder it is to work from home let alone go out to work?

PerplexingWords Sun 10-May-20 19:16:30

He also said exam year next year to have face to face before the summer, so later Y10 and Y12.

Quartz2208 Sun 10-May-20 19:16:47

I thought he said they were starting the phased return of schools with YR, Y1 and Y6. Presumably it will build from there and more details will be fleshed out

And it is clear it is England only

Waxonwaxoff0 Sun 10-May-20 19:17:03


My DS is Year 2 so just missed out.

WisestIsShe Sun 10-May-20 19:17:06

Do will that mean early years childcare too, do you think?

Couchpotato3 Sun 10-May-20 19:17:05

Why is year 6 prioritised? I don't understand this.

runwithme Sun 10-May-20 19:17:16

I'd imagine its quite important for the year 6 kids to have a transition period so that would be why they are going back

Grasspigeons Sun 10-May-20 19:17:23

Smaller schools, less likely to use public transport, least affected by the illness, hardest to teach online.

Delatron Sun 10-May-20 19:17:25

Yr reception and yr1 seem such a strange choice.

TeddyIsaHe Sun 10-May-20 19:17:48

Early years because people can’t go back to work without childcare.

Year 6 because they have a big transition to high school and need to be eased into it.

ballsdeep Sun 10-May-20 19:17:49

I'm glad we are in Wales

Couchpotato3 Sun 10-May-20 19:18:16

But what does that "transition period" actually mean? I'm obviously missing something, but I don't understand what that is.

bingandflop Sun 10-May-20 19:18:25 we should.leave a year 2 child st home alone???!!!!

pjmask Sun 10-May-20 19:18:24

Did he say YR, 1 and 6???? 2 year groups who cant social distance and the other who has basically finished primary school????

4 and 5 years olds because much harder to wfh with them there

Year 6 ffs they haven't "basically finished" primary school! Massive transition that needs lots of preparation!

TheCountessatHotelCortez Sun 10-May-20 19:18:28

This obviously won’t apply to Scotland and I doubt ours will be back before August but I did wonder how it would work for children like mine with one going into first year at secondary and one starting in p1 having missed the last 8 odd weeks at nursery and no transition

Flower34 Sun 10-May-20 19:18:29

Surely Y2,3, 4,5 can’t look after themselves or be left on their own ? What’s the point? Are nurseries opening?

Bluewavescrashing Sun 10-May-20 19:18:37

I'm a teacher. Yr R and 1 cannot social distance! Sharing equipment, playing together, hugging staff... We will have to implement horrible unnatural policies to keep them apart. Very worrying.

Redolent Sun 10-May-20 19:18:44

Also because educational and social inequalities are amplified the younger the child.

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