Useful Information for Parents

Terms to know

Reception Foundation Stage
Year 1 & 2 Key Stage 1
Year 3,4,5 & 6 Key Stage 2



Start of the School Day

Could I please remind all parents/carers that the following times are when the children should be at school by:-

 KS1 door opens 8:50 a.m.
KS2 bell rings 8:55 a.m.



KS2 Playground 
Please ensure that your child does not enter the playground until 8:45 am as it is not supervised until then.


Registers are taken between 8:55 - 9:00 a.m.
Both finish at 3:15 p.m.

 

 

Attendance and Punctuality
Please ensure your child attends school regularly and arrives on time, if you have any difficulties please let us know, we will help if we possibly can.
 

In KS2 children who attend everyday receive 5 house points.  
In KS1 children are rewarded with special stickers.  Well done to all regular attenders.   The class in KS2 with best attendance has first choice of the Golden Time activities as we feel good attendance should be rewarded.



 




Encouraging Good Behaviour

If your child misses 'Golden Time' it is because their behaviour has not been acceptable for a particular reason.  If your child misses 'Golden Time' you will receive a letter telling you the reasons why.  Please discuss those reasons with your child.  If your child misses 'Golden Time' three times I will invite you to a meeting to discuss the strategies that will be employed at school and consequences you may consider at home.

 

 

 These children are in the Golden Book this week

Childrens Award




Year 2:  Lacey Parker

Year 3:  Alexander Cronin
Year 4:  Katie Church
Year 5:  Lewis Smith

Year 6:  David Antwi

 


Listening Box

The Listening Box can be used by the children should they have any worries or concerns.
Since April - July 2017
28 children used the listening box this term to have their worries/concerns resolved.


 

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https://marvellousme.com/


 


Please click on the link above if you would like to make any online payments via the school by credit, debit card or direct bank transfer.

 





 

 

Homework

Well done to everyone who worked so hard to show their independent learning in homework.  Here are a few examples from throughout the school.






For Year 6 only, if your child needs to send homework please use this email homework@westfieldjm.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

                                    Contacting Teachers

KS1 - please see Mrs Tigwell at KS1 door.
         teachers are available for a few minutes at the end of each day.                
KS2 - teachers are available for a few minutes at the end of each day.
If you wish to make an appointment, please telephone the school office.

 

PARENT VIEW
https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/



                                 Health + Safety


The following notices are for your child's safety.

1.  All children with long hair MUST have it tied back and please ensure if they have a fringe
     it is not covering their eyes.

2.  Earrings should be removed for swimming and PE Lessons.

3.  KS1 children should be supervised by parents before school.

4.  KS2 children - please wait with your children by the tree stump until 8:45 a.m. when children
     may go into the playground, there is no supervision before this time.

5.  No children to play in the cycle shed.

6.  No nail varnish to be worn, parents will be asked to remove it if it is worn.

7.  Please ensure your child does not have tattoos for school.

 

 

 

e-safety - Please click on links -

PARENT eSafety newsletter spring 2017 v1.pdf

e-safety

e-safety summary

www.kidsmart.org.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.chatdanger.com

www.bullying.co.uk

 

 

Swimming
Year 3 and 4 swim in spring term, the school pays for the coach to take the children from school to the John Warner pool, we swim on a Thursday. The pool requires swimming hats to be worn and no earrings to be worn.



Nail Varnish
Please ensure that your child does not wear nail varnish for school, if a child is wearing it we will ask a parent to come into school to remove it.




School Trips
When we go on school trips we ask you to put packed lunch in a carrier bag so that the contents can be thrown away. Please do not pack fizzy drinks for your child.

 



Mobile Phones

If as a parent you feel your child needs to bring a phone to school, they are stored safely in the office during the school day.
Children should hand in their phones at the start of each morning and to collect at the end of the day. 

 

 



KS2 Fruit

Children enjoy a selection of fruit for 20p per day.  Payment can be made by the day, week, month or half term whatever is helpful.




Lunchtime Library Club

Mrs Pratley will meet all KS2 children who would like to attend at 12:30 pm in the library. There is no charge, children just need to like books, reading, researching on the net.
Mrs Pratley has ordered new books especially for Library club.         



BicycleCycle Shed
If your child would like to use the cycle shed please ensure they have a suitable lock.  The key or the combination number should be given to the class teacher .  Cycling helmets must be worn and during darker evenings some florescent clothing is advised.

 

 


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                       Breakfast Club

 


If you would like your child to attend breakfast club, please contact the office.
Breakfast Club runs from 7.45 to 8.45 am. Breakfast Club is organised by
Mrs Young and Mrs Mundin.
This will enable more specials to take place and also the chance of more activities.
The cost will be £2.50 per child and reduction for siblings. Children are provided with breakfast and the opportunity to play games/board games/Adventure Playground. Can children who attend Breakfast Club please enter school through the main office door. There is a bell to press at this door to gain entry to school.

 

 

 
 

 School Uniform

 

 

purple school uniform  Names in Clothing
  Please ensure your children have all of their clothing named.

 

 

 


Please ensure your child wears the correct uniform.  It helps to ensure everyone feels involved and part of school. 

Please ensure your child has a Westfield book bag.
We sell  plimsolls too.
Please complete the uniform order form that is available from outside the office or can be downloaded from our website.  (Please see price guide under forms/letters).
Please send the form and money in an envelope (or use Schoolgateway) with your child, who will then be given the uniform.
At the beginning of each term on the Inset Day uniform will be available to purchase during the morning.

Uniform Order Form Jan 2017.pdf

Girls:-
Purple Westfield Sweat top/cardigan 

Black skirt/pinofore dress,
White polo shirt
Winter black/purple tights
Sensible black shoes
In very cold weather black boots can be worn outside 
Summer Dress with white socks and sensible summer sandals

 

Boys:-
Purple Westfield Sweat top
White polo shirt
Black trousers
Dark socks
Sensible black Shoes

 

P.E. Kit
Children need their P.E. kit in school everyday.  
Each half term P.E. kit will be brought home for washing.
Please ensure your child has a Westfield P.E. bag.

Long hair needs to be tied back, earrings should not be worn in P.E. lessons, because we want to reduce the possibility of accidents.



Indoor P.E. Kit required from Reception  - Year 6

Shorts
T-shirt
socks and plimsolls



Outdoor P.E. Kit required from Year 1 - Year 6
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Warm Joggers
T-shirt
Warm sweat top
Trainers
socks

In KS1 many children cannot manage laces so could trainers be velcro.



Free School Meals

 

Please check if you are entitled to free school meals, as this affects both your budget and the funding the school receives. Please contact this number if you think you might be entitled to free school meals:- 0300 123 4048.

For online application form
http://www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals

 

 


Sure Start
Children's Centre
CC Postcode checker info

Use the Hertfordshire Children's Centre's Centre postcode checker to find the location of your local Children's Centre
please click here  www.hertsdirect.org/actweb/postcode/postcodecc.cfm (broken link)

 






Sun Cream
When the sun is shining please apply cream to your child before school.  If you think they need more during the day please mention it to us.

 

 




Water bottles and Hats

All children bring in their own filled water bottle on a daily basis, and take bottle home at the end of each day. 
            Please provide a hat for your child during winter and summer months.



 

IF THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO CLOSE

The County Council have engaged a new company called Everbridge to forward messages about all Hertfordshire school closures.  To register on this system please click the link: - https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489If it is necessary to close the school at any point we will use Everbridge, our own website and text messaging.  Please ensure that we have your correct mobile and email address at all times.

The link above will direct you to the “Sign Up” page where you should click on the “Sign Up” button located at the top right hand side of the page on the grey strip and from there follow the instructions.  It should take no more than 5 minutes to register and you can edit your information at any time should you change your mobile number or email address. 

Each contact can have 2 devices added for each communication type if you wish to – this means that in addition to adding your own mobile number and email address, you could include the mobile number and email address of a partner or grandparent in you registration process.  They too would then receive any messages in relation to the school’s closure.  Alternatively, interested parties could register themselves separately.

If a parent/guardian has children at more than one school they can register for those schools too in a single registration process by selecting all schools they have children at.