Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 need freedom to learn predominantly through play. This positively promotes the way children naturally learn and enables each child to develop a solid foundation for their education.
Our Woodlands learning hub, based in Homelodge, provides learning across two classrooms and a well-resourced outdoor area enabling all children to learn through a mix of play and focused learning. Children's learning is supported by the experienced team of staff.
Woodlands Teaching Team
Morning Routine: Families enter through the woodland gate and school staff greet children at the entrance to Woodlands. Children come in to the classroom and hang up their coats and bookbags.
Things your child needs to bring: Your child needs a bookbag and a named, refillable water bottle filled with water from home (PLEASE, NO SQUASH OR JUICE). All children need a warm, waterproof coat in school each day and should wear their school uniform unless it is Forest School day - see below.
YrR and Yr1 Tuesdays each week
Yr2 Wednesdays each week
Children need their PE kit available in school every day:
and in colder weather also:
Mondays each week
Children should come to school dressed in their Forest School kit
Illness: Please phone the school office on 01483 222442 to let us know if your child won't be attending school for any reason. Please don't send your child to school if they're generally unwell, for example with a temperature or sickness or diarrhoea. School office staff will ask you about the symptoms of your child's illness to see if there is a pattern with other children in school with similar symptoms.
To help your child get the most out of school and avoid spreading infection to others, please don't send them back to school until they've been well for 24 hours. If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea, they must stay away from school until 48 hours after the last bout of illness.
End of the Day: If your child is being collected from school by someone other than their parent or regular carer, please let a member of school staff know. You can do this either in person or by phoning the school office, or writing a note. If someone other than a parent will regularly collect your child from school, please let us know in writing and we will make a note of the arrangement.