Returning to School

School has been open for keyworkers and vulnerable children throughout the lockdown period and we are now beginning the phased reopening of Burley Oaks beginning with the Year 6 group initially. 

On this page, we have collated some guidance and support to help children to transition back into the school environment given the day will look and feel very different given the restrictions and safety measures in place. 

You could share this virtual assembly with your child to think about routines and how they have and will change from Picture News. 

Year 6, Year 1, Reception and Year 2

The teams have made videos for you to prepare your child before rejoining school. The Year 1 video here has been made by the Year 6 children who wanted to help the children in Year 1 have a settled start. The Reception and Year 2 videos are also below. 

Year 6                                                                           Year 1 


Reception                                                                   Year 2

 Going back to school in a bubble

Here are our 'Bubble Rules' for the children to read and understand. 


This is a lovely book describing the new bubble system and how they work in school. There is also a video which can be watched here

Here are some other books which may be helpful. 

Rain Before Rainbows Walker Books has released Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and illustrated by David Litchfield as a free eBook to raise awareness for Save the Children’s Save with Stories campaign which is helping children most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The rainbow has become an incredible symbol of hope and optimism during this time and it is hoped that this uplifting story can be a source of comfort and light to children and families, and that it inspires anyone who is able to do so, to donate to the Save with Stories campaign. 

The Back to School Superheroes