It is planned that each class will present the assembly during the year, to which parents and friends are invited. These assemblies take place on a Friday morning at 09:00, and usually alternate between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 assemblies.
The assemblies are an opportunity for each class to share its work and celebrate achievements, and these assemblies have been designed to help develop the important skills for children of speaking and listening, as well as their ability to present to a larger group of their peers.
Please note that, at this stage, this schedule is provisional.
|2nd November||KS1 and Year 3|
|16th November||KS1 and Year 3||Greenfinch|
|30th November||KS1 and Year 3||Redwing|
|7th December||KS2||Star of the term|
|14th December||KS1 and Year 3||Star of the term|
|11th January||Whole School|
|25th January||KS1 and Year 3||Hummingbird|
|8th February||KS1 and Year 3||Tufted Duck|
|1st March||KS1 and Year 3||Mandarin Duck|
|15th March||KS1 and Reception|
|22nd March||KS2||Year 5 Kingswood|
|29th March||KS1 and Reception||Star of the term|
|5th April||KS2||Star of the term|
|26th April||Whole School|
|3rd May||KS1 and Reception||Robin|
|17th May||KS1 and Reception||Sparrow|
|7th June||KS1 and Reception|
|14th June||KS2||New Pupil Leadership|
|21st June||KS1 and Reception|
|28th June||KS2||Sports results|
|5th July||KS1 and Reception|
|12th July||KS2||Star of the term|
|19th July||KS1 and Reception||Star of the term|
Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on governing bodies of maintained schools to make arrangements for supporting pupils at school with medical conditions. In meeting that duty, governing bodies must have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State under this section. The relevant guidance came into effect on 1 September 2014. Should your child require any form of First Aid, an accident form will be completed, and a copy sent home, via your child.
The School’s own policy is available to read here: Pupils in schools with medical conditions
Further information, published by the Government, may be found by following this link.
Norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK. NHS Choices, in collaboration with the Food Standards Agency, has put together a useful guide to help schools and parents understand Norovirus, from detection to prevention. It may be downloaded here.
Further NHS Information is available here.
Protecting your child against flu
This year, the flu vaccine is being offered to:
- children aged two and three years
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4
- children with a health condition that puts them at greater risk of flu
- all children of primary school-age in some parts of the country (in former pilot areas)
The leaflet explains why these children are being offered the vaccination, as well as describing the disease and the vaccine.
Unfortunately, head lice remain a common and thoroughly exasperating part of primary school life. It is important to realise that schools no longer check children’s hair. So, as children spend so much time both playing and learning together, it is all too easy for head lice to spread. Anyone can get them and, contrary to popular belief, catching head lice has nothing to do with personal hygiene.
Therefore, parents are advised to check each child’s hair weekly and not wait for there to be symptoms. This is by far the best way to prevent head lice.
Further information may be found at:
Sun protection and hot weather guidance
In the summer months, the weather can be very variable and children are particularly vulnerable and sensitive to the extremes that may occur.
The guidance below seeks to provide parents with some suggestions about the ways in which to ensure children are prepared for and protected from those extremes.
Public Health England’s “Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather” publication may be accessed here.
It is the School’s policy not to allow cakes or sweets to be shared when it is a child’s birthday. As a school committed to promoting healthy choices and lifestyles, we actively encourage healthier eating and are also committed to remaining particularly vigilant to protect children either with speciﬁc dietary allergies or those whose beliefs call for them to follow particular dietary regimes. Please do adhere to this policy, as we want to avoid children and their parents being disappointed or any treats being wasted.
On occasion, parents ask staff to countersign passport applications for children in our school. Whilst the School is happy to provide this service, and will not make a charge, please be aware that:
- we will always require 48 hours’ notice, as staff have to provide some personal details on the application form, which often requires that information to be brought in from home;
- application forms/photographs can only be countersigned by a member of staff who has known both the child applying for the passport and the parent(s) for at least two years;
- as parents will appreciate, this is not the main business of West Wimbledon Primary School and is being provided as a courtesy to parents and children. Our priority must always be what goes on in the classroom.
The following weblinks will take you to external sites that provide resources and information you may find useful. Please note that West Wimbledon Primary School can take no responsibility for their content.
- Animal ABC song– A fun alphabet song to help you practise the letters of the alphabet.
- BBC Key Stage 1 Bitesize– Educational games for infant children.
- BBC Key Stage 2 Bitesize– Educational games for Junior children.
- BBC Schools– Lots of games and activities.
- BP Primary resources– Science, Geography and Technology resources.
- CBeebies – Games and activities for younger children.
- Direct Gov website – School Life– Lots of information about schools.
- Direct Gov website – School admissions and transport– Plenty of information about school admissions and transport.
- EverySchool – A wide range of educational resources and games.
- Healthy Packed Lunches– Ideas for creating a healthy lunchbox for your child.
- ICT Games– Games to suport learning in Literacy and Numeracy.
- Khan Academy– Large on-line resource of free videos to support learning.
- Little Animals Activity Centre– Games and activities.
- London Fire Brigade– Fire Safety activites, stories and games.
- Natural History Museum– On-line geography and science games for learning.
- Primary resources– A good selection of free resources.
- Science Museum– On-line science games for learning.
- Tate Kids– Art games and activities for children.
- The Magic Key– Fun and games with the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree books.
- The Mouse Club– Fun and games with cute mouse characters!
- Walk to School website– Information about the Walk to School scheme.
- Woodland Junior School– A large range of primary resources, arranged by subject, from this award-winning school website.
- Words and Pictures– Reading and spelling games.
- World Book Day– Information about World book day. Also lots of games and activities to play and do.