CHILDREN are having fun in the gym at Cledford Primary School.

The Middlewich School is making sure that learning opportunities continue to be maximised despite coronavirus restrictions.

Principal Sarah Frater said: "Nothing will stop us making the most of our fantastic environment. The sports hall is set up ready for a year group each week so everyone can do gymnastics in turn.

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The sports hall is set up ready for a year group every week so all the children can do gymnastics in turn

"Forest school has been timetabled so that each year group has regular access to our huge wild area and we have carefully timetabled the multi use games area, netball field, trim trail and the playground."

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Most children said what they were most excited about was seeing their friends. One child told his teacher: "I’ve never missed anything more in my life than school."

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Mrs Frater said there was nervous excitement from both pupils and staff as there were a lot of new routines for everyone to get to grips with, including staggered drop off and collections times, split breaks and lunches as well as re-organised seating arrangements and a new timetable.

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Cledford Primary School is making sure that learning opportunities continue to be maximised despite coronavirus restrictions

"Parents were very appreciative of the school's efforts during lockdown and since the return to school we are very grateful to parents for the brilliant way they have worked with us to help put the new guidelines in place," said Mrs Frater.

"A school specific recovery curriculum has been designed to make sure that all pupils are assessed and that teaching is targeted to help children catch up."