With the recent announcements this week that primary school pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 6 returning from 1st June- I’d be interested to know what fellow HTs think of this. Personally, myself - I don’t think 4-6 year olds are capable of ‘social distancing’ and this is the challenge that schools will face. I think personally, it is too soon to make an informed decision on what will happen- given the fact that there could be a second peak. If pupils are to return- then I think it should be Years 4,5 and 6. 9-11 year olds will have a better understanding of social distancing. My CoG has called a meeting with myself, the new HT (who is taking over from September) and the SLT on Monday to discuss next steps to get the school back to normal. I think it should be a whole school return from September. In my school, we have 14 classes with 17 classroom / learning spaces. 430 students on roll. On average, 30 pupils per class. We (like many schools) have insufficient space to facilitate social distancing for a whole school return.