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Schools and pupils mark successful return to the classroom

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Schools saw a successful return after the summer break and are hopeful it will mark a return to near-normality in the classroom.

Children returned for the first day of term to classrooms where restrictions have been lifted, with face masks requirements, rules on social distancing and class bubbles scrapped.

It follows a year disrupted by coronavirus, with some youngsters having not known anything but lessons under Covid measures.

Schools hope pupils will see a return to more normal lessons after a year of Covid disruption. - Credit: PA

Some 45pc of Norfolk parents were either ‘very’ or ‘quite’ worried about children heading back to the classroom, our survey ahead of the return found.

Penny Sheppard, headteacher at Queen's Hill Primary School in Costessey, said she had talked through the easing of measures with parents who were “understandably cautious” but that the first day had seen children excited to be back.

“I have been around every class and been greeted with lots of smiley faces. The children are very keen to get back into learning,” she said.

Penny Sheppard, headteacher at Queen's Hill Primary and Nursery School in Costessey. - Credit: Archant

“We are still being very careful, making sure the children are........

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