Teacher: Ms Caroline Keigan
Early Years Educator: Miss Chanel Bailey
Teacher: Miss Ellie Crossley-Holland
Early Years Educator: Miss Tejia Henri
|Early Years Learning Support Teacher: Miss Louisa Trandafilovski|
If you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to ask us.
It does get busy at the start and end of the day but please don’t be put off from asking us anything.
Latest School, Term Dates, Friends PTA, Reception Events
- Summer break22Jul2017
- INSET Day31Aug2017
- First day of Autumn Term (Years 1 to 6)04Sep2017
- *Special Eid Assembly07Sep2017
9:00 am - 9:30 am
- Reception children start07Sep2017
- *Welcome back to Wendell event13Sep2017
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm @ Middle Floor Hall followed by classrooms
The 'Welcome back to Wendell' event will begin with a meeting with the senior leaders to discuss the vision for the school for the next three years. There will also be an introduction to the 'Mind Up' curriculum being introduced this year. Following on from the meeting with the senior leaders, parents are invited to go to their children's classes to speak to their new class teachers. At that meeting, you will find out more about the procedures in class (when reading books and homework are due in), information about the curriculum and special events being planned. This is also an excellent opportunity to ask your new class teacher any questions. We understand that some families need to attend more than one class so please feel free to move from class to class. The event will finish at 4:30pm.
- *Harvest Assemby28Sep2017
9:00 am - 9:30 am
We will be collecting produce for local charities - further information to follow.
- *Friends of Wendell Park 'Back to School' Disco29Sep2017
Timings to be confirmed
- Black History Month begins01Oct2017
Things to note:
School day - School starts at 8.50am. Children should line up near their class ready to go in when the bell goes. It is important to be on time so we can get going with our day. School finishes at 3.30pm (2.30pm on Fridays).
Rain - If it is raining at the start of the day children can come in to class early.
Water - We have drinking water available all day but your child is welcome to bring a water drinking bottle in too, these will be given back at the end of each day.
Website - There is a Wendell Park School newsletter available each Friday and please click here to view the latest issues.
Tuesdays -Forest Schools.
Wednesdays - Please return your homework books.
Thursdays - PE - please remember your kit.
Friday - Stay & Play: 8.50am-9.20am.
Remember to bring book bags every day.
Homework & Activities
Homework is designed to help your child with the letter formation.
Reading books are given to help support your child as they learn to read and build the skills they need to read. Please find a moment in the week to read with your child and make a comment in their reading tracker.
Thank you to all those Reception parents who came to our Reading Workshop on 20 October. Parents found out all about how sounds are made up in the English language and how we use the sounds to blend together to help our children read. We listened to all of the sounds through our interactive programme – Read Write Inc. Parents found out about red words (sight words that cannot be sounded phonetically) and green words (words that can be sounded phonetically). We finished with a discussion about encouraging our children to read at all times and in all places, the importance of sharing a love of books and reading aloud to children and how to start asking questions to ensure your child has understood what they have read.
Please click to download the information below from the workshop if you were unable to attend:
If you have any questions about phonics or reading, please speak to your class teacher, Ms Coetzee (Early Years Leader) or Mrs Hough (Deputy Headteacher).
This term our topic is called 'Transport, Homes and Our Local Community'.