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Grenoside Primary

Wider re-opening September 2020

On this page we hope to set out at much information as possible to help support our families and their children with the wider re-opening of school in September 2020 including arrangements for dropping off/collection.

Please note: this is an ever changing situation and we will have to review, adapt and update our practices regularly in light of new guidance from the Local Authority, PHE (Public Health England) and the Government. We really appreciate your help, support and patience during this challenging time.

Please click here to read a letter from Mrs Smith (head teacher) regarding September 2020.

These plans are subject to change and we will keep you updated if this should happen. We have tried to include as much information as possible.

All children need to be ready to enter school at 8.45 am EYFS will be later at 9.00 am.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Please click here to read the letter in full specifically regarding Foundation Stage's start in September 2020 and transition dates.

September starting dates

If your child is born between:

September – December (or if your child is already 5) your child will start on Wednesday September 9th

January – April your child will start on Wednesday September 16th

May – August your child will start on Wednesday September 23rd

Drop-offs for the week your child starts will look as follows:

Wednesday 9:00am – 11:45am collect BEFORE lunch (from the Foundation Stage yard)

Thursday 9:00am – 1:15pm (first school dinner in school)

Friday 9:00am - FULL SCHOOL DAY, collect at 3:00pm (from the Foundation Stage yard) Following on from this your child will then be in school full time.

If you have any questions or wish to bring something to our attention ahead of the start date, please do not hesitate to contact us via newstarters@grenoside.sheffield.sch.uk. Alternatively, please use our school website to search for or click on the Early Years tabs under Our School or Year Groups.



At 3.00pm please collect your child from the same area outside their classrooms in the Foundation Stage playground.

Year 1 and Year 2


Y1 and Y2 (Mrs Bailey/Miss Littlewood, Miss Marston, Mrs Mason and Mrs Fox) pupils are asked to stand near their classroom doors but not to line up one behind the other. The teacher will call each child in.




At 3.00pm please collect your child at the same place from outside their classroom.

Year 3 and Year 4


Y3 and Y3/4 (Mrs Pollard and Miss Ellison) will wait near their external classroom doors on the front side of school. No parent or other adult will be able to enter this area so please do not use this as a way through to the playground. Staff will be there to wait with the children. Please do not pass the green gate near the bike shelter nor enter this area from the external steps. For these classes the best entrance to school is from the Main Street entrance at the front of school. 

Y4 (Mrs Monach) will line up by the target board in the playground and will be the class that enters school via the outdoor steps. Please enter via the park or the main gate from the staff car park – not from the bicycle shelter side of school.


At 3.15pm Y3FP and Y3/4AE, please collect from the same place outside their classroom.  If your child has a younger sibling, they can walk down the steps to the playground to meet you.  We will support with this.  Please talk to your child about the end of the day routine.

At 3.15pm Y4JM, please collect from the playground.  Class Y4JM will exit from the dining room doors to ease congestion.

Year 5 and Year 6


Y6, Y5/6 and Y5 (Mr Tuffin, Mr Greenwood and Mr Fisher) will line up on the games court also known as the MUGA (multi use games area). Parents must not enter the games court. This is for children only and staff will be there to supervise.


At 3.15pm, please collect your child from playground.  Due to the staggered end of the day and prompt leaving of the site, the playground should have fewer people.

If you wish for your child to walk home alone we need confirmation - please email the school office (parents@grenoside.sheffield.sch.uk).  Please do speak to your child about leaving the site quickly.

In all cases, please discuss with your child the routine of collection at the end of the day and, for older children, where you will meet them.


Due to the new measures we have put in place because of COVI-19, the lunchtime routine will be slightly different. Please talk to your children about the changes.

Children will dine within their “bubble”. They will go to the dining area after thoroughly washing hands and sit down immediately.  Staff will bring their food choice to them at their table.

For ease, the menu has been reduced to 4 options

Red: Main dish – hot meal 

Yellow: Jacket potato

Green: Meat grab bag 

Blue: Veggie grab bag 

For the Red and Yellow options, there will be one dessert choice.

Please understand that the because of the way the food will now be served, every main food item will be paced onto the plate. Children will be encouraged to try all foods but of course will not be forced to eat anything they do not like. It is important that children are fully aware of what will be on their plate before they choose that option on any given day. Please refer to the menus attached to talk to your child before they make their daily selection.

After eating, staff will take all plates away and children will leave the dining area with their bubble.

As with any new system, we will continue to review and make changes where necessary if needed.

Week 1 Menu

Week 2 Menu  

Week 3 Menu 

We hope the above makes sense and we appreciate your support and understanding.