Useful Information

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.

Date

Phase

Class

2nd November KS1 and Year 3
16th November KS1 and Year 3 Greenfinch
23rd November KS2 Stork
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
18th January KS2 Firecrest
25th January KS1 and Year 3 Hummingbird
1st February KS2 Flamecrest
8th February KS1 and Year 3 Tufted Duck
15th February KS2
1st March KS1 and Year 3 Mandarin Duck
8th March KS2 Goldcrest
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
10th May KS2 Treetops
17th May KS1 and Reception Sparrow
24th May KS2
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

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.

Headlice

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:

www.chc.org
www.nhs.uk

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.

Sun protection guidance

Public Health England’s “Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather” publication may be accessed here.

From here, you can download a range of forms that you might need to complete.

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.

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