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Welcome Back Pack for September 2020

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

Waterside Primary School

 

 

 
   
 

 

Information Pack for September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th July 2020

 

Dear Parents

 

The last few months have been like no other. The world of Coronavirus changed education overnight. On behalf of us all at Waterside Primary, I would like to thank you for your endless, positive support and for all the life skills and experiences that you  have given to  the children. I am delighted to say that over 70% of the school have returned to Waterside before the end of the summer term and the attitudes and behaviour of the children has been exceptional. The home learning that pupils have completed has been of exemplary standards.

 

I would like to thank the staff for their efforts and dedication in difficult times. They have worked relentlessly hard to ensure they support families, improve our school and educate the key workers and returning pupils in their bubbles. They have been positive and determined to make sure all of our children enjoy their learning experiences.

 

This welcome backpack hopefully signals a new and different phase for Waterside. In the spring term we begun to support Kidsgrove Primary School in Staffordshire. The relationship and dual working will be continuing. From September, I will swap into a new role as Executive Headteacher, working across both schools on strategic leadership and direction. Miss Gaskell will become the head of school, overseeing day to day. A huge congratulations to Miss Gaskell. Miss Gaskell will be at Waterside all 5 days per week and I will be on site 2-3 days per week.

 

This pack contains lots of information. Please email myself if you need any clarification on any points over the summer. My email is jknowles@watersideprimary.org.uk

 

On behalf of us all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Year 6 pupils the very best at high school. They have missed so much yet those pupils in school have continued to smile and demonstrate a very thoughtful and understanding approach. They have been a lovely Year 6 and we wish them good luck.

 

 

 

Mrs Knowles and the droplets x x x

 

Introduction

The past few months have brought challenges to us all in many areas of our lives but also brought some welcomed changes and chances to do things differently and for the better. School has had to operate in a very different way, and we must constantly consider government guidance and how we can get everyone back to school as soon as possible and as safely as possible.

 

We received government guidance early July on opening the school to all pupils in September and the purpose of this pack is to provide you with as much information as we can at this point. Getting all our pupils back to school is vital for their education and wellbeing.

 

The school has continued to expand during lockdown and prior to lockdown the Local Authority and I have agreed to open all unused classrooms to ensure that pupils are taught in the smallest groups to ensure outstanding progress next year. This fortuitous decision will actually enable us to have “bubbles” or “pods” of under 30 pupils (on average 23 pupils) when we return in September in line with current government guidelines which is so exciting to help them catch up and learn even quicker.

 

A considerable amount of work on curriculum changes for our new staffing structure has been undertaken by staff. Something we are keen to continue is the focus on digital learning and home school links. Communication has been exceptional and we are delighted to say that class dojo and email will be the new form of communication for newsletters weekly etc.  

 

 

Information for September 2020

c Pods or bubbles of 30 are recommended from September. At Waterside these will be formed from classes as detailed on the school structure table within the pack.

 

c Social distancing within pods or bubbles is not practicable but robust hand and respiratory hygiene will be prioritised.

 

c Pods/bubbles will not be allowed to mix. In this way any illness would affect one pod only and not the whole school.

 

c Each Pod will learn, play and eat together. They will have separate play areas and will have staggered start and end times. Lunch will be provided by City Catering as normal but delivered to each pod. This system is currently in place and the children seem to really enjoy this social time in their bubbles.

 

c Breakfast club will re-open from 8am in September. The cost of this will remain the same as 2019-2020. The provision will operate to keep children in their pods or safely distanced. We believe it is important to offer this provision to our families. After school club services are currently not available in school but we link with City Kids. If you require such a service, please email the school information email – located on the website.

 

 

 

c We are offering zoned arrivals into school to support social distancing with a one-way system into and out of school.

 

All entry will be through the one main gate at the side of the school entering onto the main playground

 

Early Years (Nursery, Reception) and Year 6 will turn right along windmill lane to enter the school through the front reception (Y6) or nursery gate (EY). Staff will be on duty to greet them.

 

Y2,3,4 and 5 will enter onto the main playground. Y3 and 4 will go directly into the outdoor extension building and Y2 and 5 will enter through the side entrance off the playground.

 

When dropping children off, parents will then leave via the side gate onto the drop off zone to create the one system or for Early Years and Year 6 the front gate onto Eastwood Road.

 

c A late mark will be given to pupils who arrive after 9am and attendance daily is compulsory for all pupils. A polite reminder holidays are not permitted in the school term. Holidays and persistent late arrivals can result in local authority fines. Therefore, we urge you to think about your morning routine before September.

 

c From September, we urge safe parking and safe driving. Mrs Vaughan will be sending out walk zones to support healthy lifestyles and safety around school. The main gates will be closed between 8.30 – 9.15am and 3.15 – 4.00pm. We will not be allowing any vehicles during those designated times into school. This is to ensure the safety of all parents and pupils.

 

c We will continue with the staggered start and end times to limit the number of people around school, detailed overleaf. To support families, we have gone with an alphabetical staggered start to the school day.

 

c Parents are currently not encouraged to come into school, without an appointment. This is to meet government guidelines. A member of senior staff will be located at each door to welcome children. If you need to speak to a senior leader, we will be available by telephone, a face to face online meeting, email and very soon on the new school website. Teachers will be available via class dojo, which as proved invaluable during lockdown.

 

 

Staffing for September

 

This year I am delighted to share the staffing structure for Waterside Primary School

We have carefully selected the classes to suit the needs of the pupils of Waterside. We have ratios in classrooms that are simply a dream come true. No pupil will be working in a focused session with more than 13 pupils during their education. This will help excel progress.

We are expecting outstanding progress for all pupils from September

 

Staffing Structure 2020- 2021

 

 

Welcome letters will be sent to all year groups from the teaching staff in due course containing specific class information in preparation for September. These are anticipated to be delivered to families on Friday 17th July 2020.

 

 

 

Year Group Class Information

 

 

Door to use

NURSERY – Ducklings

 

EYFS Area

 

40 pupils

1:10

RECEPTION – Ducks

 

EYFS Area

 

29 pupils

1:15

RECEPTION – Swans

 

EYFS Area

 

29 pupils

1:15

EYFS

Enter through the main playground gates and walk along windmill way.

 

Nursery through the Nursery gate.

 

Reception through the office entrance  

 

 

Mr Grocott

Mrs Tagg

Mrs Cartwright

Miss Goodwin

Miss Davies

 

Miss James

Miss Mayer

Miss Newbon

 

Year 1

(Key Stage 1)

60 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

1:10

Dragonflies

Kingfishers

Year 1

Enter through the main playground gates and into classrooms through their exterior classroom doors 

 

 

Mrs Bickerton-Dean

New TSA

Mrs Foster

 

Miss Curtis

am TSA

Mrs Dove

 

Year 2

(Key Stage 1)

60 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

1:10

Otters

Beavers

Y2 am teacher

Year 2

Enter through the main playground gates and into the main building via the rear door

 

 

Miss Smith

 

Miss Barker

 

Mrs Twigg

 

Miss Marsh

 

Mr Brookes

 

 

Year 3

(Lower Key Stage 2)

50 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:13

Turtles

Seahorses

 

 

LKS2

Enter through the main gates and into the new building

 

 

 

Miss French

 

Miss Cawley

 

Mrs Edwards

 

Mrs Acar

 

 

Year 4

(Lower Key Stage 2)

42 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:9

Jellyfish

Octopus

 

Mrs Willis

 

Mr Johnson

 

Miss Cooke

 

Mrs Bates Mrs Burns

 

 

Year 5

(Upper Key Stage 2)

45 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:12

Dolphins

Whales

Y5

Enter through the main gates and enter the building via the rear doors

 

Mr Bates

 

Miss Wetton

 

 

Miss Williams

 

Miss Boone

 

Year 6

(Upper Key Stage 2)

45 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:12

Sharks

Stingrays

Y6

Enter through the main gates and walk around windmill way.

Enter building through the office doors 

 

Miss Davies-Moore

 

Miss Vaughan

 

 

Miss Joinson

 

Mrs Lawton

               
 

The School Day

The staggered start and end times, lunch time arrangements and staggered use of playgrounds mean the school day will be restructured slightly. The children will have a broad and balanced curriculum with the emphasis on maths, English and the broader curriculum. The daily structure is set out below:

Staggered start times

 Pre 8.30

School Directed time for Staff.

8.30- 8.40

Surnames A – H inclusive

8.40 – 8.50

Surnames I – O inclusive

8.50 – 9.00

Surnames P – Z inclusive

Staggered end times

  3.30 – 3.40

Surnames A – H inclusive

  3.40 – 3.50

Surnames I – O inclusive

  3.50 – 4.00

Surnames P – Z inclusive

4.00 - Onwards

Late collections Main office.

School Timetables for key phases.

 

Nursery, Reception

 

Staggered arrival times

Super Fine Motor and Communication skills

Session 1  9 – 10.30

Structured teaching

1030 – 10.45

Snack Time – Wellbeing - Storytime

Session 2 10.45 – 11.45

Structured teaching (Nursery am pupils Storytime until 12 noon)

11.45 – 12.15

Lunches served

1215 – 12.45

Playtime

Session 3 12.45 – 2.00

Structured teaching

1400 – 1415

Gross Motor and Communication skills

Session 4 14.15 – 15.00

Structured teaching

15.00 onwards

Love for Reading. 15.00 / 15.15 Staggered departure time

 

Curriculum Aspects

 

Year 1  - 6 Flow skills includes Curriculum include work on tables, grammar, handwriting and spelling.

Ocean learning – Means challenging learning with new learning to match their learning needs.

 

 

Year 1 - Year 2 (Changes will occur, if required to suit pupil need or key stage timings)

Staggered arrival times

Flow skills

Session 1 9am – 9.30am

Phonics

Session 2 9.40 – 10.30

Ocean Structured Maths

Session 3 10.30 – 10.50

Ocean Structured Reading Skills

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 4 11.00 – 12.00

Ocean Structured Writing

Session 5 12.00 –12.15

Ocean Structured Numbers and Patterns

12.15 – 13.00

Lunches served / Playtime

Session 6 13.00 – 13.30

Ocean Wider Curriculum Reading

Session 7 13.30 – 14.10

Recovery Flow Curriculum

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 8 2.25 – 3.15

Encompass Curriculum – All other subjects – Wider curriculum

15.15 – 15.30

Love for Reading

15.30 onwards

Staggered departure time

Flow skills via digital learning

Year 3 - Year 6 (Changes will occur, if required to suit pupil need or key stage timings)

Staggered arrival times

Flow skills

Session 1 9am – 9.30am

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (KS2)

Session 2 9.30 – 10.30

Ocean Structured Maths

Session 3 10.30 – 11.00

Ocean Structured Reading Skills

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 4 11.10 – 12.10

Ocean Structured Writing

Session 5 12.10 – 12.30

Ocean Structured Arithmetic

1230 – 13.15

Lunches served / Playtime

Session 6 13.15 – 13.45

Ocean Structured Wider Curriculum Reading

Session 7 13.45 – 2.15

Recovery Flow Curriculum

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 8 2.25 – 3.15

Encompass Curriculum – All other subjects – Wider curriculum

15.15 – 15.30

Love for Reading

15.30 onwards

Staggered departure time

Flow skills via digital learning

 

 

Key points

c The children return to school on Thursday 3rd  September.

c Children will need to wear compulsory school uniform and there is an expectation that this will be clean every day. You can order online.

c We have put in place staggered start and end times to limit the number of people around school.                  Please adhere to given times for drop off and collection and please be punctual.

c Breakfast Club will be open. After school clubs will not be available initially in September.

c We are serving hot school lunches. In addition, you can purchase a sandwich lunch from the kitchen. This consists of a sandwich (cheese, tuna or ham), vegetable crudité, a piece of fruit and a biscuit). Please pay Dinners on Monday am for the week as normal. Arrears will not be able to be carried over. Therefore if 1 week is not paid the service will be stopped the week after.

c The children will eat their lunches in their bubbles.

c No morning snack break will be provided. Please send your child with a healthy snack of fruit, a healthy biscuit or nutrition bar. We ask for no crisps or chocolate as this is not part of our healthy eating initiative for wellbeing

c Please send PE kits to school and ensure kit is warm as PE will be outdoors.

c Each year group in Years 1 – 6 will have its own set of reading books and will be changed twice a week. We will give two books a time plus reading activities. We ask for pupils to read daily as part of our home – school learning. We will ensure there are lots of reading opportunities.

c We will not be swimming for the time being. The local authorities’ swimming service has folded but we are in the process of sourcing an alternative provider.

c Your child will need to bring a full water bottle each day – please ensure they are clearly named. We ask for no carbonated (fizzy) drinks.

c Please do not allow your child to bring anything to school with them other than their coat and their lunch (if appropriate) and, on warm days, their sun hat (please apply sun cream before school). They will be provided with all equipment which will be theirs to use. No toys or home items are allowed due to strict hygiene requirements for schools.

c There will be initially be no after school activities. We will resume these as soon as possible.    From 14th September we will be offering before and after school closing the gap interventions to ensure your child makes rapid progress. We would urge you to support us in allowing your child to attend

 

c If you need to get a message to your child’s teacher, you can contact them by class dojo The dojo system has worked well during the lockdown period

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

Waterside Primary School

 

 

 
   
 

 

Information Pack for September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th July 2020

 

Dear Parents

 

The last few months have been like no other. The world of Coronavirus changed education overnight. On behalf of us all at Waterside Primary, I would like to thank you for your endless, positive support and for all the life skills and experiences that you  have given to  the children. I am delighted to say that over 70% of the school have returned to Waterside before the end of the summer term and the attitudes and behaviour of the children has been exceptional. The home learning that pupils have completed has been of exemplary standards.

 

I would like to thank the staff for their efforts and dedication in difficult times. They have worked relentlessly hard to ensure they support families, improve our school and educate the key workers and returning pupils in their bubbles. They have been positive and determined to make sure all of our children enjoy their learning experiences.

 

This welcome backpack hopefully signals a new and different phase for Waterside. In the spring term we begun to support Kidsgrove Primary School in Staffordshire. The relationship and dual working will be continuing. From September, I will swap into a new role as Executive Headteacher, working across both schools on strategic leadership and direction. Miss Gaskell will become the head of school, overseeing day to day. A huge congratulations to Miss Gaskell. Miss Gaskell will be at Waterside all 5 days per week and I will be on site 2-3 days per week.

 

This pack contains lots of information. Please email myself if you need any clarification on any points over the summer. My email is jknowles@watersideprimary.org.uk

 

On behalf of us all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Year 6 pupils the very best at high school. They have missed so much yet those pupils in school have continued to smile and demonstrate a very thoughtful and understanding approach. They have been a lovely Year 6 and we wish them good luck.

 

 

 

Mrs Knowles and the droplets x x x

 

Introduction

The past few months have brought challenges to us all in many areas of our lives but also brought some welcomed changes and chances to do things differently and for the better. School has had to operate in a very different way, and we must constantly consider government guidance and how we can get everyone back to school as soon as possible and as safely as possible.

 

We received government guidance early July on opening the school to all pupils in September and the purpose of this pack is to provide you with as much information as we can at this point. Getting all our pupils back to school is vital for their education and wellbeing.

 

The school has continued to expand during lockdown and prior to lockdown the Local Authority and I have agreed to open all unused classrooms to ensure that pupils are taught in the smallest groups to ensure outstanding progress next year. This fortuitous decision will actually enable us to have “bubbles” or “pods” of under 30 pupils (on average 23 pupils) when we return in September in line with current government guidelines which is so exciting to help them catch up and learn even quicker.

 

A considerable amount of work on curriculum changes for our new staffing structure has been undertaken by staff. Something we are keen to continue is the focus on digital learning and home school links. Communication has been exceptional and we are delighted to say that class dojo and email will be the new form of communication for newsletters weekly etc.  

 

 

Information for September 2020

c Pods or bubbles of 30 are recommended from September. At Waterside these will be formed from classes as detailed on the school structure table within the pack.

 

c Social distancing within pods or bubbles is not practicable but robust hand and respiratory hygiene will be prioritised.

 

c Pods/bubbles will not be allowed to mix. In this way any illness would affect one pod only and not the whole school.

 

c Each Pod will learn, play and eat together. They will have separate play areas and will have staggered start and end times. Lunch will be provided by City Catering as normal but delivered to each pod. This system is currently in place and the children seem to really enjoy this social time in their bubbles.

 

c Breakfast club will re-open from 8am in September. The cost of this will remain the same as 2019-2020. The provision will operate to keep children in their pods or safely distanced. We believe it is important to offer this provision to our families. After school club services are currently not available in school but we link with City Kids. If you require such a service, please email the school information email – located on the website.

 

 

 

c We are offering zoned arrivals into school to support social distancing with a one-way system into and out of school.

 

All entry will be through the one main gate at the side of the school entering onto the main playground

 

Early Years (Nursery, Reception) and Year 6 will turn right along windmill lane to enter the school through the front reception (Y6) or nursery gate (EY). Staff will be on duty to greet them.

 

Y2,3,4 and 5 will enter onto the main playground. Y3 and 4 will go directly into the outdoor extension building and Y2 and 5 will enter through the side entrance off the playground.

 

When dropping children off, parents will then leave via the side gate onto the drop off zone to create the one system or for Early Years and Year 6 the front gate onto Eastwood Road.

 

c A late mark will be given to pupils who arrive after 9am and attendance daily is compulsory for all pupils. A polite reminder holidays are not permitted in the school term. Holidays and persistent late arrivals can result in local authority fines. Therefore, we urge you to think about your morning routine before September.

 

c From September, we urge safe parking and safe driving. Mrs Vaughan will be sending out walk zones to support healthy lifestyles and safety around school. The main gates will be closed between 8.30 – 9.15am and 3.15 – 4.00pm. We will not be allowing any vehicles during those designated times into school. This is to ensure the safety of all parents and pupils.

 

c We will continue with the staggered start and end times to limit the number of people around school, detailed overleaf. To support families, we have gone with an alphabetical staggered start to the school day.

 

c Parents are currently not encouraged to come into school, without an appointment. This is to meet government guidelines. A member of senior staff will be located at each door to welcome children. If you need to speak to a senior leader, we will be available by telephone, a face to face online meeting, email and very soon on the new school website. Teachers will be available via class dojo, which as proved invaluable during lockdown.

 

 

Staffing for September

 

This year I am delighted to share the staffing structure for Waterside Primary School

We have carefully selected the classes to suit the needs of the pupils of Waterside. We have ratios in classrooms that are simply a dream come true. No pupil will be working in a focused session with more than 13 pupils during their education. This will help excel progress.

We are expecting outstanding progress for all pupils from September

 

Staffing Structure 2020- 2021

 

 

Welcome letters will be sent to all year groups from the teaching staff in due course containing specific class information in preparation for September. These are anticipated to be delivered to families on Friday 17th July 2020.

 

 

 

Year Group Class Information

 

 

Door to use

NURSERY – Ducklings

 

EYFS Area

 

40 pupils

1:10

RECEPTION – Ducks

 

EYFS Area

 

29 pupils

1:15

RECEPTION – Swans

 

EYFS Area

 

29 pupils

1:15

EYFS

Enter through the main playground gates and walk along windmill way.

 

Nursery through the Nursery gate.

 

Reception through the office entrance  

 

 

Mr Grocott

Mrs Tagg

Mrs Cartwright

Miss Goodwin

Miss Davies

 

Miss James

Miss Mayer

Miss Newbon

 

Year 1

(Key Stage 1)

60 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

1:10

Dragonflies

Kingfishers

Year 1

Enter through the main playground gates and into classrooms through their exterior classroom doors 

 

 

Mrs Bickerton-Dean

New TSA

Mrs Foster

 

Miss Curtis

am TSA

Mrs Dove

 

Year 2

(Key Stage 1)

60 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

1:10

Otters

Beavers

Y2 am teacher

Year 2

Enter through the main playground gates and into the main building via the rear door

 

 

Miss Smith

 

Miss Barker

 

Mrs Twigg

 

Miss Marsh

 

Mr Brookes

 

 

Year 3

(Lower Key Stage 2)

50 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:13

Turtles

Seahorses

 

 

LKS2

Enter through the main gates and into the new building

 

 

 

Miss French

 

Miss Cawley

 

Mrs Edwards

 

Mrs Acar

 

 

Year 4

(Lower Key Stage 2)

42 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:9

Jellyfish

Octopus

 

Mrs Willis

 

Mr Johnson

 

Miss Cooke

 

Mrs Bates Mrs Burns

 

 

Year 5

(Upper Key Stage 2)

45 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:12

Dolphins

Whales

Y5

Enter through the main gates and enter the building via the rear doors

 

Mr Bates

 

Miss Wetton

 

 

Miss Williams

 

Miss Boone

 

Year 6

(Upper Key Stage 2)

45 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:12

Sharks

Stingrays

Y6

Enter through the main gates and walk around windmill way.

Enter building through the office doors 

 

Miss Davies-Moore

 

Miss Vaughan

 

 

Miss Joinson

 

Mrs Lawton

               
 

The School Day

The staggered start and end times, lunch time arrangements and staggered use of playgrounds mean the school day will be restructured slightly. The children will have a broad and balanced curriculum with the emphasis on maths, English and the broader curriculum. The daily structure is set out below:

Staggered start times

 Pre 8.30

School Directed time for Staff.

8.30- 8.40

Surnames A – H inclusive

8.40 – 8.50

Surnames I – O inclusive

8.50 – 9.00

Surnames P – Z inclusive

Staggered end times

  3.30 – 3.40

Surnames A – H inclusive

  3.40 – 3.50

Surnames I – O inclusive

  3.50 – 4.00

Surnames P – Z inclusive

4.00 - Onwards

Late collections Main office.

School Timetables for key phases.

 

Nursery, Reception

 

Staggered arrival times

Super Fine Motor and Communication skills

Session 1  9 – 10.30

Structured teaching

1030 – 10.45

Snack Time – Wellbeing - Storytime

Session 2 10.45 – 11.45

Structured teaching (Nursery am pupils Storytime until 12 noon)

11.45 – 12.15

Lunches served

1215 – 12.45

Playtime

Session 3 12.45 – 2.00

Structured teaching

1400 – 1415

Gross Motor and Communication skills

Session 4 14.15 – 15.00

Structured teaching

15.00 onwards

Love for Reading. 15.00 / 15.15 Staggered departure time

 

Curriculum Aspects

 

Year 1  - 6 Flow skills includes Curriculum include work on tables, grammar, handwriting and spelling.

Ocean learning – Means challenging learning with new learning to match their learning needs.

 

 

Year 1 - Year 2 (Changes will occur, if required to suit pupil need or key stage timings)

Staggered arrival times

Flow skills

Session 1 9am – 9.30am

Phonics

Session 2 9.40 – 10.30

Ocean Structured Maths

Session 3 10.30 – 10.50

Ocean Structured Reading Skills

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 4 11.00 – 12.00

Ocean Structured Writing

Session 5 12.00 –12.15

Ocean Structured Numbers and Patterns

12.15 – 13.00

Lunches served / Playtime

Session 6 13.00 – 13.30

Ocean Wider Curriculum Reading

Session 7 13.30 – 14.10

Recovery Flow Curriculum

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 8 2.25 – 3.15

Encompass Curriculum – All other subjects – Wider curriculum

15.15 – 15.30

Love for Reading

15.30 onwards

Staggered departure time

Flow skills via digital learning

Year 3 - Year 6 (Changes will occur, if required to suit pupil need or key stage timings)

Staggered arrival times

Flow skills

Session 1 9am – 9.30am

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (KS2)

Session 2 9.30 – 10.30

Ocean Structured Maths

Session 3 10.30 – 11.00

Ocean Structured Reading Skills

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 4 11.10 – 12.10

Ocean Structured Writing

Session 5 12.10 – 12.30

Ocean Structured Arithmetic

1230 – 13.15

Lunches served / Playtime

Session 6 13.15 – 13.45

Ocean Structured Wider Curriculum Reading

Session 7 13.45 – 2.15

Recovery Flow Curriculum

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 8 2.25 – 3.15

Encompass Curriculum – All other subjects – Wider curriculum

15.15 – 15.30

Love for Reading

15.30 onwards

Staggered departure time

Flow skills via digital learning

 

 

Key points

c The children return to school on Thursday 3rd  September.

c Children will need to wear compulsory school uniform and there is an expectation that this will be clean every day. You can order online.

c We have put in place staggered start and end times to limit the number of people around school.                  Please adhere to given times for drop off and collection and please be punctual.

c Breakfast Club will be open. After school clubs will not be available initially in September.

c We are serving hot school lunches. In addition, you can purchase a sandwich lunch from the kitchen. This consists of a sandwich (cheese, tuna or ham), vegetable crudité, a piece of fruit and a biscuit). Please pay Dinners on Monday am for the week as normal. Arrears will not be able to be carried over. Therefore if 1 week is not paid the service will be stopped the week after.

c The children will eat their lunches in their bubbles.

c No morning snack break will be provided. Please send your child with a healthy snack of fruit, a healthy biscuit or nutrition bar. We ask for no crisps or chocolate as this is not part of our healthy eating initiative for wellbeing

c Please send PE kits to school and ensure kit is warm as PE will be outdoors.

c Each year group in Years 1 – 6 will have its own set of reading books and will be changed twice a week. We will give two books a time plus reading activities. We ask for pupils to read daily as part of our home – school learning. We will ensure there are lots of reading opportunities.

c We will not be swimming for the time being. The local authorities’ swimming service has folded but we are in the process of sourcing an alternative provider.

c Your child will need to bring a full water bottle each day – please ensure they are clearly named. We ask for no carbonated (fizzy) drinks.

c Please do not allow your child to bring anything to school with them other than their coat and their lunch (if appropriate) and, on warm days, their sun hat (please apply sun cream before school). They will be provided with all equipment which will be theirs to use. No toys or home items are allowed due to strict hygiene requirements for schools.

c There will be initially be no after school activities. We will resume these as soon as possible.    From 14th September we will be offering before and after school closing the gap interventions to ensure your child makes rapid progress. We would urge you to support us in allowing your child to attend

 

c If you need to get a message to your child’s teacher, you can contact them by class dojo The dojo system has worked well during the lockdown period

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

Waterside Primary School

 

 

 
   
 

 

Information Pack for September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th July 2020

 

Dear Parents

 

The last few months have been like no other. The world of Coronavirus changed education overnight. On behalf of us all at Waterside Primary, I would like to thank you for your endless, positive support and for all the life skills and experiences that you  have given to  the children. I am delighted to say that over 70% of the school have returned to Waterside before the end of the summer term and the attitudes and behaviour of the children has been exceptional. The home learning that pupils have completed has been of exemplary standards.

 

I would like to thank the staff for their efforts and dedication in difficult times. They have worked relentlessly hard to ensure they support families, improve our school and educate the key workers and returning pupils in their bubbles. They have been positive and determined to make sure all of our children enjoy their learning experiences.

 

This welcome backpack hopefully signals a new and different phase for Waterside. In the spring term we begun to support Kidsgrove Primary School in Staffordshire. The relationship and dual working will be continuing. From September, I will swap into a new role as Executive Headteacher, working across both schools on strategic leadership and direction. Miss Gaskell will become the head of school, overseeing day to day. A huge congratulations to Miss Gaskell. Miss Gaskell will be at Waterside all 5 days per week and I will be on site 2-3 days per week.

 

This pack contains lots of information. Please email myself if you need any clarification on any points over the summer. My email is jknowles@watersideprimary.org.uk

 

On behalf of us all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Year 6 pupils the very best at high school. They have missed so much yet those pupils in school have continued to smile and demonstrate a very thoughtful and understanding approach. They have been a lovely Year 6 and we wish them good luck.

 

 

 

Mrs Knowles and the droplets x x x

 

Introduction

The past few months have brought challenges to us all in many areas of our lives but also brought some welcomed changes and chances to do things differently and for the better. School has had to operate in a very different way, and we must constantly consider government guidance and how we can get everyone back to school as soon as possible and as safely as possible.

 

We received government guidance early July on opening the school to all pupils in September and the purpose of this pack is to provide you with as much information as we can at this point. Getting all our pupils back to school is vital for their education and wellbeing.

 

The school has continued to expand during lockdown and prior to lockdown the Local Authority and I have agreed to open all unused classrooms to ensure that pupils are taught in the smallest groups to ensure outstanding progress next year. This fortuitous decision will actually enable us to have “bubbles” or “pods” of under 30 pupils (on average 23 pupils) when we return in September in line with current government guidelines which is so exciting to help them catch up and learn even quicker.

 

A considerable amount of work on curriculum changes for our new staffing structure has been undertaken by staff. Something we are keen to continue is the focus on digital learning and home school links. Communication has been exceptional and we are delighted to say that class dojo and email will be the new form of communication for newsletters weekly etc.  

 

 

Information for September 2020

c Pods or bubbles of 30 are recommended from September. At Waterside these will be formed from classes as detailed on the school structure table within the pack.

 

c Social distancing within pods or bubbles is not practicable but robust hand and respiratory hygiene will be prioritised.

 

c Pods/bubbles will not be allowed to mix. In this way any illness would affect one pod only and not the whole school.

 

c Each Pod will learn, play and eat together. They will have separate play areas and will have staggered start and end times. Lunch will be provided by City Catering as normal but delivered to each pod. This system is currently in place and the children seem to really enjoy this social time in their bubbles.

 

c Breakfast club will re-open from 8am in September. The cost of this will remain the same as 2019-2020. The provision will operate to keep children in their pods or safely distanced. We believe it is important to offer this provision to our families. After school club services are currently not available in school but we link with City Kids. If you require such a service, please email the school information email – located on the website.

 

 

 

c We are offering zoned arrivals into school to support social distancing with a one-way system into and out of school.

 

All entry will be through the one main gate at the side of the school entering onto the main playground

 

Early Years (Nursery, Reception) and Year 6 will turn right along windmill lane to enter the school through the front reception (Y6) or nursery gate (EY). Staff will be on duty to greet them.

 

Y2,3,4 and 5 will enter onto the main playground. Y3 and 4 will go directly into the outdoor extension building and Y2 and 5 will enter through the side entrance off the playground.

 

When dropping children off, parents will then leave via the side gate onto the drop off zone to create the one system or for Early Years and Year 6 the front gate onto Eastwood Road.

 

c A late mark will be given to pupils who arrive after 9am and attendance daily is compulsory for all pupils. A polite reminder holidays are not permitted in the school term. Holidays and persistent late arrivals can result in local authority fines. Therefore, we urge you to think about your morning routine before September.

 

c From September, we urge safe parking and safe driving. Mrs Vaughan will be sending out walk zones to support healthy lifestyles and safety around school. The main gates will be closed between 8.30 – 9.15am and 3.15 – 4.00pm. We will not be allowing any vehicles during those designated times into school. This is to ensure the safety of all parents and pupils.

 

c We will continue with the staggered start and end times to limit the number of people around school, detailed overleaf. To support families, we have gone with an alphabetical staggered start to the school day.

 

c Parents are currently not encouraged to come into school, without an appointment. This is to meet government guidelines. A member of senior staff will be located at each door to welcome children. If you need to speak to a senior leader, we will be available by telephone, a face to face online meeting, email and very soon on the new school website. Teachers will be available via class dojo, which as proved invaluable during lockdown.

 

 

Staffing for September

 

This year I am delighted to share the staffing structure for Waterside Primary School

We have carefully selected the classes to suit the needs of the pupils of Waterside. We have ratios in classrooms that are simply a dream come true. No pupil will be working in a focused session with more than 13 pupils during their education. This will help excel progress.

We are expecting outstanding progress for all pupils from September

 

Staffing Structure 2020- 2021

 

 

Welcome letters will be sent to all year groups from the teaching staff in due course containing specific class information in preparation for September. These are anticipated to be delivered to families on Friday 17th July 2020.

 

 

 

Year Group Class Information

 

 

Door to use

NURSERY – Ducklings

 

EYFS Area

 

40 pupils

1:10

RECEPTION – Ducks

 

EYFS Area

 

29 pupils

1:15

RECEPTION – Swans

 

EYFS Area

 

29 pupils

1:15

EYFS

Enter through the main playground gates and walk along windmill way.

 

Nursery through the Nursery gate.

 

Reception through the office entrance  

 

 

Mr Grocott

Mrs Tagg

Mrs Cartwright

Miss Goodwin

Miss Davies

 

Miss James

Miss Mayer

Miss Newbon

 

Year 1

(Key Stage 1)

60 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

1:10

Dragonflies

Kingfishers

Year 1

Enter through the main playground gates and into classrooms through their exterior classroom doors 

 

 

Mrs Bickerton-Dean

New TSA

Mrs Foster

 

Miss Curtis

am TSA

Mrs Dove

 

Year 2

(Key Stage 1)

60 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

1:10

Otters

Beavers

Y2 am teacher

Year 2

Enter through the main playground gates and into the main building via the rear door

 

 

Miss Smith

 

Miss Barker

 

Mrs Twigg

 

Miss Marsh

 

Mr Brookes

 

 

Year 3

(Lower Key Stage 2)

50 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:13

Turtles

Seahorses

 

 

LKS2

Enter through the main gates and into the new building

 

 

 

Miss French

 

Miss Cawley

 

Mrs Edwards

 

Mrs Acar

 

 

Year 4

(Lower Key Stage 2)

42 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:9

Jellyfish

Octopus

 

Mrs Willis

 

Mr Johnson

 

Miss Cooke

 

Mrs Bates Mrs Burns

 

 

Year 5

(Upper Key Stage 2)

45 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:12

Dolphins

Whales

Y5

Enter through the main gates and enter the building via the rear doors

 

Mr Bates

 

Miss Wetton

 

 

Miss Williams

 

Miss Boone

 

Year 6

(Upper Key Stage 2)

45 pupils

Adult to pupil ratio

<1:12

Sharks

Stingrays

Y6

Enter through the main gates and walk around windmill way.

Enter building through the office doors 

 

Miss Davies-Moore

 

Miss Vaughan

 

 

Miss Joinson

 

Mrs Lawton

               
 

The School Day

The staggered start and end times, lunch time arrangements and staggered use of playgrounds mean the school day will be restructured slightly. The children will have a broad and balanced curriculum with the emphasis on maths, English and the broader curriculum. The daily structure is set out below:

Staggered start times

 Pre 8.30

School Directed time for Staff.

8.30- 8.40

Surnames A – H inclusive

8.40 – 8.50

Surnames I – O inclusive

8.50 – 9.00

Surnames P – Z inclusive

Staggered end times

  3.30 – 3.40

Surnames A – H inclusive

  3.40 – 3.50

Surnames I – O inclusive

  3.50 – 4.00

Surnames P – Z inclusive

4.00 - Onwards

Late collections Main office.

School Timetables for key phases.

 

Nursery, Reception

 

Staggered arrival times

Super Fine Motor and Communication skills

Session 1  9 – 10.30

Structured teaching

1030 – 10.45

Snack Time – Wellbeing - Storytime

Session 2 10.45 – 11.45

Structured teaching (Nursery am pupils Storytime until 12 noon)

11.45 – 12.15

Lunches served

1215 – 12.45

Playtime

Session 3 12.45 – 2.00

Structured teaching

1400 – 1415

Gross Motor and Communication skills

Session 4 14.15 – 15.00

Structured teaching

15.00 onwards

Love for Reading. 15.00 / 15.15 Staggered departure time

 

Curriculum Aspects

 

Year 1  - 6 Flow skills includes Curriculum include work on tables, grammar, handwriting and spelling.

Ocean learning – Means challenging learning with new learning to match their learning needs.

 

 

Year 1 - Year 2 (Changes will occur, if required to suit pupil need or key stage timings)

Staggered arrival times

Flow skills

Session 1 9am – 9.30am

Phonics

Session 2 9.40 – 10.30

Ocean Structured Maths

Session 3 10.30 – 10.50

Ocean Structured Reading Skills

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 4 11.00 – 12.00

Ocean Structured Writing

Session 5 12.00 –12.15

Ocean Structured Numbers and Patterns

12.15 – 13.00

Lunches served / Playtime

Session 6 13.00 – 13.30

Ocean Wider Curriculum Reading

Session 7 13.30 – 14.10

Recovery Flow Curriculum

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 8 2.25 – 3.15

Encompass Curriculum – All other subjects – Wider curriculum

15.15 – 15.30

Love for Reading

15.30 onwards

Staggered departure time

Flow skills via digital learning

Year 3 - Year 6 (Changes will occur, if required to suit pupil need or key stage timings)

Staggered arrival times

Flow skills

Session 1 9am – 9.30am

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (KS2)

Session 2 9.30 – 10.30

Ocean Structured Maths

Session 3 10.30 – 11.00

Ocean Structured Reading Skills

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 4 11.10 – 12.10

Ocean Structured Writing

Session 5 12.10 – 12.30

Ocean Structured Arithmetic

1230 – 13.15

Lunches served / Playtime

Session 6 13.15 – 13.45

Ocean Structured Wider Curriculum Reading

Session 7 13.45 – 2.15

Recovery Flow Curriculum

Breaktime

Break and Free Time for pupils – Run for Fun / Walk and Talk

Session 8 2.25 – 3.15

Encompass Curriculum – All other subjects – Wider curriculum

15.15 – 15.30

Love for Reading

15.30 onwards

Staggered departure time

Flow skills via digital learning

 

 

Key points

c The children return to school on Thursday 3rd  September.

c Children will need to wear compulsory school uniform and there is an expectation that this will be clean every day. You can order online.

c We have put in place staggered start and end times to limit the number of people around school.                  Please adhere to given times for drop off and collection and please be punctual.

c Breakfast Club will be open. After school clubs will not be available initially in September.

c We are serving hot school lunches. In addition, you can purchase a sandwich lunch from the kitchen. This consists of a sandwich (cheese, tuna or ham), vegetable crudité, a piece of fruit and a biscuit). Please pay Dinners on Monday am for the week as normal. Arrears will not be able to be carried over. Therefore if 1 week is not paid the service will be stopped the week after.

c The children will eat their lunches in their bubbles.

c No morning snack break will be provided. Please send your child with a healthy snack of fruit, a healthy biscuit or nutrition bar. We ask for no crisps or chocolate as this is not part of our healthy eating initiative for wellbeing

c Please send PE kits to school and ensure kit is warm as PE will be outdoors.

c Each year group in Years 1 – 6 will have its own set of reading books and will be changed twice a week. We will give two books a time plus reading activities. We ask for pupils to read daily as part of our home – school learning. We will ensure there are lots of reading opportunities.

c We will not be swimming for the time being. The local authorities’ swimming service has folded but we are in the process of sourcing an alternative provider.

c Your child will need to bring a full water bottle each day – please ensure they are clearly named. We ask for no carbonated (fizzy) drinks.

c Please do not allow your child to bring anything to school with them other than their coat and their lunch (if appropriate) and, on warm days, their sun hat (please apply sun cream before school). They will be provided with all equipment which will be theirs to use. No toys or home items are allowed due to strict hygiene requirements for schools.

c There will be initially be no after school activities. We will resume these as soon as possible.    From 14th September we will be offering before and after school closing the gap interventions to ensure your child makes rapid progress. We would urge you to support us in allowing your child to attend

 

c If you need to get a message to your child’s teacher, you can contact them by class dojo The dojo system has worked well during the lockdown period

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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