The Met Office has extended an amber extreme heat warning for Sunday 17th July, Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July.

We will be following the government guidance for children, including those in early years settings. We know that children cannot regulate their temperature efficiently.

This is what school will do to support children:

Outdoors, during periods of high temperature, the following steps will be taken:

➢children will not take part in vigorous physical activity

➢encourage children playing outdoors to stay in the shade as much as possible;

➢children should wear sunhats with wide brims to avoid sunburn;

➢use sunscreen (at least factor 30 with UVA protection) to protect skin if children are playing or taking lessons outdoors for more than 20 minutes;

➢provide children with plenty of water (such as water from a cold tap) and encourage them to drink more than usual when conditions are hot.

Indoors, during periods of high temperature, the following steps will be taken:

➢open windows as early as possible in the morning before children arrive

➢almost close windows when the outdoor air becomes warmer than the air indoors;

➢close indoor blinds or curtains, but allow ventilation;

We will encourage children to eat normally and drink plenty of cool water.  Please send your child with a refillable water bottle, labelled with their name, apply sun lotion and with a hat. Please DO NOT send children to school in cardigans/jumpers, as many tend to wear them!!

If we receive any further guidance from the Local Authority we will advise further.

Many thanks

Mrs Miller and Miss Stanton

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