Useful information for Primary parent/carers
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The Academy Day
8.40am Crossing patrol on duty. Children may enter the Primary Phase grounds
8.50am Academy day starts for KS2 children (doors open at 8.40am).
9.00am Academy day starts for KS1 children (doors open at 8.50am).
12:00 noon Lunchtime for KS1.
12.10 pm Lunchtime for KS2.
1:00pm Afternoon session begins.
3:00pm Home time for KS1 children.
3:05pm Home time for KS2 children.
CommunicationsWe communicate with parents in various ways to ensure you remain up-to-date with various activities and important notices to ensure your child makes the most of their time at Woodlands Primary Phase.
- Termly newsletters
- SMS and email
- Parent communication App
- SIMS Learning Gateway
- Letters home
- Information evenings
- Display screens and notice boards
Free School Meals
Download a PDF version of the Free School Meals Application Form
Hearing Impaired Resource Base (HIRB)
Our HIRB supports the learning of our students with hearing difficulties. Students are fully integrated and receive access to the full curriculum. Students can receive 1:1 and group support in the HIRB as well as in-class support. We also have a HIRB in the secondary phase and work together to maximise resources.
We are fortunate enough to have a lovely library at the heart of Woodlands Primary Phase with a large selection of books for children to choose from. Children learn to use the library system and to use their reading skills to acquire information.
Mobile Phones/iPods/MP3 Players Protocol
Any mobile phone brought to the primary phase by a pupil needs to be dropped into the office at the start of the day. Parents/carers need to sign a consent form to accept our conditions. Any mobile phones used on the primary site during the school day will be confiscated and parents will need to collect them.
There may be occasions when non-attendance is unavoidable. If your son/daughter is unable to attend due to illness (or any other reason), it is important that you ring the absence line on:
On the day pupils return they must bring a note from their parent/carer explaining the reason for absence.
If your child is going to be away for more than 3 days, you must continue to inform us during the period of absence. A note is still required the day the pupil returns.
Repeated lateness will result in disciplinary action being taken. Persistent absences will lead to intervention. Absences taken without authorisation may lead to the involvement of the Education Welfare Service.
Residential TripsYear 5 children enjoy a two-day residential visit, while Year 6 children love the residential week.
Our residential visits help students developindependence and resilience through a range of adventurous activities as well as the social skills needed to get along with others for a sustained period of time. The children always enjoy the visits we plan and they help to establish good relationships for the rest of the academic year