We are very fortunate to be experiencing some sunny weather at long last! At school, we intend to make the most of the good weather and will be taking advantage of our outdoor spaces to deliver the summer term curriculum and of course to play with our friends!
As a school, we take sun safety very seriously and we will be taking lots of measures to make sure children stay safe, cool and hydrated:
Water bottles - Your child has a water bottle in school. The children will have regular water-breaks during lessons and during breaks/lunchtimes.
Sun-cream - School believes that by encouraging sun safe behaviour at school and teaching children about the risks of sunlight, we can prevent them burning and contribute towards good health. The school would like your help and support in this matter. We ask that parents apply a high factor sun-cream (ideally SPF 50) before bringing their child to school in the morning. A very high SPF will give 8hr protection against harmful rays – therefore your child will be protected for the whole school day. Staff will of course monitor children to ensure they are adequately protected. Unfortunately staff are unable to administer sun cream to a class of children, therefore we would only expect sun-cream to be sent in if your child is at After School Club (Miss Campbell will ask you to sign a form about this)
Further protection - Children are encouraged to wear a sunhat to school in the warm weather. Please ensure your child’s name and class is written on the inside of the hat. (Legionnaire hats are the best as they will provide coverage of the back of the neck)
If you have any concerns or questions, please do speak to your child’s class teacher who should be able to help.