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WSWarmington School is a small school with a big heart set in the delightful Northamptonshire village of Warmington, in the north-east of the county, between the beautiful market town of Oundle and the A1(M).  We have five classes: Robins are our pre-school children who attend from 3 years and we make sure that they have lots of opportunities to work alongside the Hedgehogs to make moving up into the main school a happy and exciting time for them. Our Hedgehogs are 4 and 5 year olds, Foxes is for 5 to 7 year olds, Badgers for 7 to 9 year olds and Red Kites for 9 to 11 year olds.

Our School day begins at 8.50am. The children are registered before starting a morning of Numeracy and Literacy lessons. The whole school have morning break from 10.15-10.30am to separate the core lessons. Lunchtime begins at 12pm with afternoon registration at 1pm which signals the beginning of lessons in the wider curriculum: Science, Art, PE, RE, Computing, PSHE, History/Geography topics and Creative Mission. The pupils gather for a whole school assembly at 2.55pm and the school day ends at 3.15pm. 

Life inside the school is busy and engaging for the children and outside they can let off steam and learn team skills on a super pirate ship, a playhouse, tyre park, climbing wall and trim trails, as well as a playing field for sport and games. We also have an allotment where we grow vegetables and a wildlife area where we often see blue tits, chaffinches and blackbirds - and sometimes a green woodpecker comes to visit us, too!

What's special about our school - what do we do?

Ofsted in 2018 said that 'parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They said their children are happy, well cared for and make good progress.' The report also said that 'pupils are exceptionally well-behaved. They are kind and polite to one another and play happily together.; We are all very proud of our pupils and our wonderful staff.

We make sure that everyone has a full and rounded educational experience with us - Hedgehogs, Foxes, Badgers and Red Kites have weekly French Lessons. Our teacher Mme Kernick lets us taste French food. In the Summer we go swimming at Oundle Pool. We have a specialist PE teacher, Ms Ransom, who works with all the classes. At Warmington you can learn a musical instrument, usually violin, guitar or cornet. 

We also play a lot of sport. Warmington School is a member of the Oundle and Thrapston Sports Partnership and we regularly take part in cross country, basketball, football, tag rugby, cricket and athletics events. We also take part in tennis organised by Oundle Tennis Club and cricket organised by Oundle Cricket Club. We have been awarded the Gold Mark for the quality of our Sports provision which is a wonderful achievement for our school.

We have a very active Parents and Friends Association which organises many events for children, parents and friends. The big events each year are the Christmas Fair and Disco and the Summer Fair, where the children traditionally participate in Maypole Dancing.

We are part of a Unity with Titchmarsh Church of England Primary School and share lots of exciting events together including our activity weeks and residentials to the Frontier Centre, York and Govilon.

We hope you will take a few minutes to browse our website to find out more about our lovely school. Please make sure that you read our excellent Ofsted report from January 2018 where we were again judged as being a 'good' school. We are committed to ensuring that our school continues to flourish and develop, giving each and every pupil the chance to get the very most from their time with us so they are prepared for a happy, confident and successful life!

If you do need any further help or information, do not hesitate to get in touch - the 'Contact Us' page has all the details you will need! The best way, though, to find out about us is to come and see us at work. Contact us to make an appointment - we look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic school!

Mr Ed Carlyle

Executive Headteacher

 

In the event of any pupils missing more time from school as a result of self-isolation, we are committed to providing continuous provision to mitigate any more lost learning time affecting progress and to provide, wherever possible, the same curriculum remotely as we would in school. Work set will mirror the timetable and learning the pupils would expect to receive in school. Therefore, the school has the following in place to provide continuity of learning:

In the event of a pupil self-isolating, the class teacher will provide work through email and, for KS1 and KS2 pupils, Office 365 and respond to any work completed by the pupil via parent email and pupil accounts. Paper copies can be provided on request. Learning will consist of the assignments being set in class, particularly White Rose, Book Talk and English Schemes and will be planned and assessed and feedback to the pupil and next steps adjusted as required to adjust pace and level of challenge.

In the event of our KS2 bubble closing, the class teacher will provide work through the school website and Office 365. Videos and face to face meetings will be calendared using Microsoft Teams and interactive work will be provided on the school website and through Microsoft Forms. Staff will respond to any work completed by email during school hours and class and 1-1 meetings will also be timetabled. All KS2 pupils have been set up with an Office 365 account which will allow them to access internal emails, Microsoft Forms for interactive work and Microsoft Teams for virtual lessons, reading and support. At least four hours of work per day will be provided.

In the event of our Early Years and KS1 bubble closing, KS1 work will be organised using the school website and staff will be available via Microsoft Teams for regular 1-1 sessions. Pupils now have Microsoft Office 365 accounts so that parents can access Teams and applications easily. Early Years work will be found on the school website and pupil responses can be uploaded via Tapestry. Staff will also upload instruction videos and phonics lessons to the website for children to follow. At least three hours of work per day will be provided.

In the event of a school closure, the school will send home a detailed letter with information regarding accessing the systems, username and password information and will use the homepage of the school website and Parent Mail to communicate the latest advice and situation reports with you.

Engagement and Feedback

We expect all pupils to engage with the set work and, wherever possible, join the face-to-face meetings that are provided. We will be monitoring attendance and checking in with parents at least once a week if there has not been any response to the different working methods provided. We will be assessing work reguarly through verbal feedback given through the face-to-face meetings and also through responses to pieces of work emailed to staff. We encourage all pupils to attend the face-to-face meetings provided by staff as these will provide the best form of instant feedback to help and support pupils in their learning.

Pupils are expected to use the remote learning system responsibly by following our behaviour policy and ensuring that they mute their microphones when requested, do not send chat messages unless it is part of the learning process, in which case, messages must be appropriate and they must not record any sessions or mute any other member of the class. Any pupil who does this will have their account suspended if necessary and will have to use the learning platform work instead. Pupils must be always be polite and courteous online and should not be eating during the lessons, although they should still have a water bottle or drink available.

Parents are requested to support the school by helping pupils to access the online platforms and learning and providing a place for their child/ren to work. They must not record any sessions or make comments on the platform or any other social media. If they have any concerns about any aspect of the remote learning, they should contact the class teacher in the first instance, followed by the Head of School and/or Executive Headteacher.

Support for pupils with particular needs

Work set will be accessible for all pupils and, where appropriate, teachers will contact parents to arrange additional sessions to support pupils' needs. Work can be printed on different coloured paper for pupils and this can be collected from the School Reception area.

For Reception and KS1 pupils, small group sessions will be arranged by the class teacher as we feel that the youngest pupils may struggle with whole class remote teaching. Your class teacher will send invites via Teams for these sessions. Alongside this, there will be some social sessions led by the class teacher to allow pupils to meet remotely to continue to build their friendships with their class.

Support for pupils without access to remote learning

A small number of devices are available for loan to help families having difficulty accessing remote learning. Additionally, work packs will be printed on request and made available at the School Reception area via a collection rota organised with the class teacher. Feedback can also be provided this way.

Thank you for your continued support of Warmington School. Please remember to follow both the school’s and public health guidance to keep everyone learning safely. 

Hello everyone,

Thank you for looking on our website and for supporting our school.  We're very proud of our display for our Creation Mission for Black History Month!

NEW FOR THIS WEEK: Following the Prime Minister's recent announcement, Warmington School will be reopening to all pupils from Monday March 8th - you will shortly be receiving a letter with further details. Home Learning will continue until Friday March 5th - please see our Home Learning pages for details of work for different classes. If, during closure, you have any concerns about the safety of a child, our DSL team can be contacted by email at . Thank you.

Safer Internet Day 2021 https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021

Please find a powerpoint under 'Resources for Everyone' on our Home Learning page which we think you will find really useful. There's also a FREE digital safety training session for parents and carers that you are invited to join. Please follow the link below to book a place:

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/kidscape-programmes/free-digital-safety-training-for-parents-and-carers/

The Government have also released the following updated information which you may find helpful: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

Stay safe online, everyone!

Well-Being Week 6:  DIRECTION  (by John Fardon, TaMHS Northamptonshire)

GOALS can motivate and excite us

GOALS can provide meaning and purpose to life

GOALS achieved can give a sense of wellbeing and accomplishment

What is your most important goal over the next week? It may be tidying a cupboard, sorting photos, planning a project, doing an activity with your children or something else.

Make a list of your goals – do this for yourself first and then ask the children to do the same. Write down your goals for the longer term too – what might you like to be doing in 2, 5, 10 years? I am quite excited about plans for the next year and feel more motivated too.

DASA (from Andrew Sercombe, Powerchange™)

Decide what you want to do (write it down)

Act towards the goal (then do it!)

See what happens (Did you achieve what you wanted?)

Adjust if you need to (Modify what you decided, to achieve the outcome you want.)

I have used DASA for myself and with teenagers who are struggling with identity and what they want. It can be repeated again and again to set new goals.

Setting Goals with Children at home or in school

  • Ask them to choose a goal to work towards this week.
  • Ask them to share that goal with someone.
  • Ask them to write it down.
  • Think about small steps needed to achieve the goal.
  • Plan the first step.
  • Work towards the goal.
  • Ask for help if they need it.
  • Keep going. (They may need their supporters/encouragers to do this!)
  • Celebrate with them when they have achieved their goal.
  • Ask them to tell you how they feel when working towards a goal.

John Fardon (Education Inclusion Officer – Mental Health)

We will update these every week! Let us know how you get on! Previous weeks can be found under 'Resources for Everyone' in our Home Learning section.

 

BHM Display

Creative Mission

For our latest Creative Mission, we have been studying inspirational people of colour, learning about their lives and their contributions and celebrating their places in our lives. We studied Mo Farah, Martin Luther King Junior, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Stormzy and Michelle Obama. We have also made collages of them and some of them are below for you to see and enjoy. We have all been inspired by their achievements - thank you to Mr Barnes for arranging such a great day for us.

 

                                        Michelle Obama

Rosa Parks      Martin Luther King

 

 

When Red Kites Met Professor Robert Winston

The Oundle, Peterborough and East Northants (OPEN) Learning Partnership was delighted to host a Q & A this week with renowned scientist, and member of the House of Lords, Professor Robert Winston. Lord Winston is known for his pioneering work in the study of fertility and has become a leading voice for science through presenting TV shows including The Human Body, Child of Our Time and Walking with Cavemen.

Over 1000 primary and secondary students took part, including schools from the Ogden Trust Science Partnership and the 8 schools comprising the OPEN Learning Partnership. Children asked questions which covered topics as diverse as genetics, life in outer space, the workings of the brain and even what causes hiccups! Professor Winston also shared some fascinating videos of a white blood cell chasing down a bacterium, the vocal cords vibrating during singing and the inside of the intestines captured by a tiny camera in a pill!

We are tremendously grateful to both Professor Winston for sharing his expertise with us and to all the students and teachers who took part.

Thank you to Mrs Campo for organising this amazing opportunity for us all!

A reminder, as well, that pupils should not come to school if they, or anyone in their household, are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

And this week's housepoints....

                                                                  Screenshot 102

 Keeping Safe Online - please see our Newsletter section for an information guide to support parents regarding TikTok.

Testing Information

Only get a test if you have symptoms.

If you are self-isolating as a contact of a positive case, and you get a test and the test result is negative you will still need to complete your period of self-isolation. If you test positive you will have to self-isolate for 10 days after the test date or onset of symptoms.

All household members need to self-isolate for 14 days if someone in that household tests positive.

When self-isolating following an exposure to COVID you should avoid contact with other members of your household.

For the latest information please follow Northamptonshire County Council Public health on the following social media:@PublicHealthNorthants on Facebook@NorthantsPH on Twitter@Publichealthnorthamptonshire on Instagram

Just a reminder that pupils should come in their PE kit on PE days and uniform for the rest of the week.Thank you again for supporting Warmington School and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr Carlyle, Miss Aldous and all the Warmington staff team.

We are all very excited by all the Reading in school this term - so many exciting books being read in class with Foxes reading  'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', Badgers reading 'Friend or Foe' and Red Kites reading 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit'. Hedgehogs are having a lovely time learning about the library and choosing books to read, too! It is brilliant, as well, to see so many avid readers working for the Reading Raffle! Check out our brand new library as well - lots of places to sit, read and relax!! Don't forget our  Reading booklet which we hope you will find extremely useful - full of hints, tips and links to get everyone reading!!

The booklet is available to download from our 'Newsletter' section!! Stay tuned for some really exciting Reading developments and competitions!!

Events Looking Ahead

29 Mar
Easter Holidays
Date Mon, 29th Mar, 2021 - Fri, 9th Apr, 2021
3 May
31 May
Half-Term Holiday
Mon, 31st May, 2021 - Fri, 4th Jun, 2021
16 Jul
School Closes For Summer
Fri, 16th Jul, 2021
19 Jul
Staff Training Days
Mon, 19th Jul, 2021 - Tue, 20th Jul, 2021

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