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Ricekrispie22 Mon 18-May-20 15:29:18

Surely this is ridiculous metro.co.uk/2020/05/17/pupils-stand-hoops-playground-ridiculous-reopening-measures-12714407/

Remmy123 Mon 18-May-20 15:40:03

No!! Spoke to our school there will be none of this

Carlislemumof4 Mon 18-May-20 16:15:57

The teachers there are just trying to implement the government guidelines on social distancing though. School will be a very different environment for some period of time.

Not sending my Year 1, 3 and 5 DCs back until September but realise these sort of measures (our school haven't sent out details yet) will still need to be in place. My youngest will be starting Year 2 then and thankfully has reached the stage she has the concentration span to sit at a desk on her own for longer periods.

Don't see the suggestion of Reception children changing themselves after a wet accident as that outrageous? Mine did at that age, I'd ensure they had spare things in their PE kits, the TA would see they got their bag and supervise them changing. Parent called if soiled themselves.

PicsInRed Mon 18-May-20 16:19:49

Kids just play together at mine. No forced social distancing of kids or staff. Plenty of handwashing. Very sensible approach for caring for the kids.

Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 18-May-20 16:22:23

We've been told no at our school. Children will be in "bubbles" of 15 and they will be allowed to play as normal only with students in their bubble.

happypotamus Mon 18-May-20 16:57:16

No. My DC's school have stated that they will not socially distancing young children. They will be in the bubbles of 15, but, as far as we have been told so far, be able to play with the other 14 DC in their bubble. I don't think I would send my Reception child back if they were doing that. It would be more damaging to her mental health than staying at home. My DC have been going to school 2-3 days a week throughout lockdown as I am a keyworker, and they have been able to play with other children (there has never been anywhere near 15 children there at a time, so the 'bubble' thing hasn't been an issue yet).

Mayvis Mon 18-May-20 17:05:22

The school in that article deleted their post about the ‘hoops’.

I wonder why? hmm

VicesReturning Mon 18-May-20 17:11:40

If so, he'll not be back the next day!

Ricekrispie22 Mon 18-May-20 18:16:17

I hope we don’t end up like this www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/world-news/chalk-playground-photo-school-france-18243576

Nicknacky Mon 18-May-20 18:26:31

These are tickets are really annoying me. Total scaremongering.

And I’m sure no other tape for the floor could be sourced that wasn’t hazard marked....

porktangle Mon 18-May-20 18:26:45

The model for schools here have nothing to do with chalk squares and hoops with crosses in. Wish people would stop scaremongering.

Teatowel1 Mon 18-May-20 18:28:51

When the govt initially said they wanted schools to re open, did they anticipate that there would be social distancing?
I wonder if they didn't expect it, Tbh.

helpfulperson Mon 18-May-20 18:30:32

I thought that chalk squares photo had been discredited as a pre=covid photo of a single activity.

CallmeAngelina Mon 18-May-20 18:39:58

Lots of people seem to be placing a rather naive trust that children being in "bubbles" will keep them safe.
Sorry, but it won't.
The very fact that schools are "open" has already given rise to a perception that Social Distancing is no longer necessary. So children will be confined to playing in smaller groups (although not nearly small enough, in my opinion) whilst on the school premises, but are highly likely to go home and mingle with others on the way and once home. They will then bring any potential infection back into school with them the next day.
But goodie! 5 year olds can now be tested. Which is great, unless you' have 3 or 4 year old children in Nursery or Reception.

Nicknacky Mon 18-May-20 18:42:54

CallMeAngelina So what’s your suggestions for the better ways of doing it?

reefedsail Mon 18-May-20 18:50:03

A better way of doing it would be to say: hang it, social distancing won't work in schools but we need to go back so let's just go back as normal.

I personally don't think these measures are going to keep anybody any safer than we are when it's business as usual.

Eyewhisker Mon 18-May-20 18:50:14

Let us look at other countries and see what happens. In Stockholm, schools are open up to age 16 as normal and have been throughout. They even take the bus to school and use pencil cases. And despite all predictions, there has not been disaster. Their deaths are mainly in care homes - no reports of any in schools.

If we need to wait till Sept, we can watch other countries but the evidence increasingly suggests that there is no need for social distancing in schools. Teachers are in more danger in the staffroom than from their pupils.

Derbygerbil Mon 18-May-20 18:57:05

Let us look at other countries and see what happens. In Stockholm, schools are open up to age 16 as normal and have been throughout. They even take the bus to school and use pencil cases. And despite all predictions, there has not been disaster. Their deaths are mainly in care homes - no reports of any in schools.

Yes, Sweden are a great example. We’re not doing this blind. If we were I’d have more concerns, but schools have never been closed in Sweden and they’ve contained and reduced their infection rates in recent weeks.

CallmeAngelina Mon 18-May-20 18:57:19

NickNacky, I think it's crazy to consider opening schools yet, but that doesn't mean to wait until a (possible) vaccine being released (if they ever get one). Wait until the death toll has reduced much further, until we know the effects of other sectors returning to work, that an anti-gen is widely available and that track and trace is workable.

To fart about opening some schools in England (but not Scotland, Wales or N.I) for some children in some year groups is ridiculous. There won't be any meaningful teaching going on and it's not hugely useful even for childcare with limited hours or if you have children in other year groups.

It has NOT been proven to be safe for children OR staff, and more people are going to die from this action, and it will have been entirely avoidable.

Nicknacky Mon 18-May-20 19:00:58

It’s a very small number going back they are not being re opened. And the up take won’t be great.

CallmeAngelina Mon 18-May-20 19:01:37

Also, the same teachers won't necessarily be teaching the same bubble every day., which compromises yet further a flawed idea.

LaChatte Mon 18-May-20 19:02:01

The photo of the kids in squares in France is nothing to do with covid 19.
However in our middle school (in France) the kids are in their bubbles as it's been put here, and they have a small area in the playground which they must stick to, there's no shade and nowhere to sit other than on the tarmac. It's horrible.

Yellowcar2 Mon 18-May-20 19:06:29

We will be in bubbles too. Maximum of 15 but so far pupil uptake is not that high.

Nicknacky Mon 18-May-20 19:07:15

The bubbles aren’t much smaller than my daughters class, there is only 17 of them.

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