Wendell Park Primary School

Welcome to our school

Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

020 8743 1372



Jade Class and Topaz Class

Topaz Teacher: Amelia Jessel

Jade Teacher: Laura Voyatzis

Early Years Educators: Chanel Bailey, Jackie Smith, Tejia Henrie

Lunchtime Supervisors: Julie Francis and Sevgi Karatay

The Friends of Wendell Park Primary School Class Rep for Nursery is: Sylvie

If you require your class rep's contact information, please speak to the School Office. 



Latest School, Term Dates, Friends PTA, Nursery Events

School tour for prospective new parents29Sep2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please book your place on the school tour by calling the School Office on 020 8743 1372

Forest School Day08Oct2021

Hello Yellow Day08Oct2021

Hello Yellow Day 2021 On 8th October, help spread the word that whatever you're going through, you're not alone with your mental health, by wearing something yellow and donating £2 to YoungMinds. Join us! Its normal to have ups and downs - and this year might have felt a little more down than up. We've all felt the stress of lockdown, worries about the impact on our families and uncertainty about the future. But it's the little things that have got us through it - the morning walks, singing in the shower, the perfect cuppa or the heart to heart when you were at your wits end. Things can get better. Saying #HelloYellow this World Mental Health Day is a little thing we can do to make a BIG difference to young peoples' mental health. Because a little yellow goes a long way:) You can donate via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hy2021-107455?utm_campaign=lc_frp_share_transaction_transactional_--_page_launched_--_campaign&utm_content=ddee7979-8dd3-40fd-8e76-d7d96abf8e78&utm_medium=email&utm_source=postoffice&utm_term=1631880144939

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)08Oct2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friends of Wendell Park Annual General Meeting18Oct2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Virtual

School tour for prospective new parents21Oct2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please book your place on the school tour by calling the School Office on 020 8743 1372

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)22Oct2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UK Parliament Week01Nov2021

School tour for prospective new parents04Nov2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please book your place on the school tour by calling the School Office on 020 8743 1372

School Photographer (Early Years and Key Stage 1)04Nov2021

Individual and sibling photographs

School Photographer (Key Stage 2)05Nov2021

Individual and sibling photographs

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)12Nov2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nasal Flu Immunisation (Reception to Year 6)16Nov2021

9:30 am - 12:00 pm @ In school

The School Immunisation team will be in school on Tuesday 16th November to deliver the nasal flu immunisation to children in Reception to Year 6. This requires separate parental consent which will be sent out for you to complete closer to the date. Questions should be directed through the School Office.

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)19Nov2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School tour for prospective new parents25Nov2021

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Calendars page(s): School >> Term Dates >> Friends PTA >> Nursery >>


In Mathematics, this year, we are trying to develop a strong grounding in number. It is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Children should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 5 and beyond, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers.

Below is some examples of the kinds of things we do in class to develop your child's mathematics skills: 

  • Encouraging children to learn and then sing number songs (for example, finger rhymes which involve hiding and returning, like ‘Two little dicky birds’)
  • Providing materials including small pebbles and number frames for organising counting
  • Develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary, by speaking to the children about what they are doing 
  • Develop children's spatial skills by  using spatial words like
    ‘on top of’, ‘up’, ‘down’ and ‘through’, whilst children are climbing, tunnelling and hiding

It is important that children develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes.

If you would like any support with trying any of the above at home, or some further suggestions of activities, please speak to your child's teacher.


In Nursery & Reception at Wendell Park School we use Tapestry, an online learning journal, to keep track of your child's progress, achievements and learning; we actively encourage you to be part of this process too by sharing snapshots of your child's experiences and activities at home. You should have received a letter about Tapestry and asking you to sign a consent form (please send back in your child's book-bag/back pack). 

For more information, please click here.

We will confirm shortly when we will begin sending books home. 

Home reading books 

We will be sending home reading books every Monday. Children will receive one book a week, the book should be returned the following Monday. For example, if a book is sent home on Monday 9th November, it should be returned to school on Monday 16th November. As books are changed on a Monday, please ensure that your child comes to school every Monday with a book bag; failure to do so, will result in your child's book not being changed. Please take care of these books and encourage your child to do so; if books are lost or damaged there will be a £5 charge.

You should read the picture book with your child and encourage them to follow the story. You can ask your child questions such as:

Look at the front cover, what do you think the story is about?

What do you think might happen next?

Can you tell me what happened in the story?

What was your favourite part?

Developing children's fine motor skills

A lot of parents have been asking for ideas on activities to develop children's fine motor skills. 

Click here to find some fun activities you might like to try at home to develop your child's fine motor skills.

Additionally, here are some useful links:




Welcome to Autumn 1

Our topic this term is: All About Me

Below is our mind map for this topic

This can be downloaded by clicking here.

Click here for our 2021 for our Autumn Term Newsletter

Click here for our 2021 Nursery Curriculum Goals

For information re the new Early Years Curriculum, please read here


In the Spring Term we will begin to learn one sound per week. Our first sound will be 'm' and we will carry on, using the below order.

It is very important that the children are taught the correct pronunciation for sounds. Please see the video below, which will show you how sounds should be pronounced. 

Communication and Language:

The development of children’s spoken language underpins all seven areas of learning and development. Children’s back-and-forth interactions from an early age form the foundations for language and cognitive development. The number and quality of the conversations they have with adults and peers throughout the day in a language-rich environment is crucial.

Below is some examples of the kinds of things we do in class to develop your child's communication and language skills:

  • Commenting on what children are interested in or doing, and echoing back what they say with new vocabulary added 
  • Reading frequently to children, and engaging them actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and then providing them with extensive opportunities to use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will give children the opportunity to thrive.
  • Through conversation, storytelling and role play, where children share their ideas with support and modelling from their teacher, and sensitive questioning that invites them to elaborate, children become comfortable using a rich range of vocabulary and language structures. 

If you would like any support with trying any of the above at home, or some further suggestions of activities, please speak to your child's teacher

We will confirm shortly when we will begin attending the forest school.

Forest school

Jade Class will visit the forest school every Wednesday.

Topaz Class will visit the forest school every Thursday.

Please make sure that you send your child to school with wellington boots on the day that their class is visiting the forest school; the children should not wear their boots to school, instead please place these in a spare bag so that your child can change into them before we leave. Children should bring this bag into school with them on Wednesday/ Thursday mornings. For convenience, you can leave these boots in school, or your child can take them home with them at the end of the school day.



Home Learning

In the event that your child needs to isolate due to COVID-19, you will be given a login for the Busy Things website, where you can access lots of educational activities. 


  • Please fill in and sign the tapestry consent form and return it to your child's teacher, ASAP
  • Please ensure that your child always has a set of clothes kept in school, in case of a toilet related accident.
  • Please can your child bring in a named water bottle to school each day (water only, no juice please!).

  • Please could you kindly donate fruit to your child's class for their morning snack

Things to note

Walking to School - To further support the children's physical development we strongly advise walking to and from school and not using a buggy. We recognise some of you may have a little distance to walk and have several children, however, walking strengthens children’s muscles and supports bone development and their co-ordination skills. Walking to school is an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle and chat to your child about the day.

Birthdays - we are a healthy school so are unable to accept cakes, however you are welcome to bring in nut-free healthy birthday treats.

Clothing - all children need an extra set of clothes to be kept on their peg in case of an accident. Please make sure everything is named.

Water Bottles - please make sure these are named and only contain water. No milk or fruit juice.

Lunches - please be assured that your child has eaten all or most of their lunch unless we specifically speak to you.

Health concerns - please click here to go to the Health Matters website where you can find health information and advice for children up to the age of 4. 

Our Rainbow Chart encourages and supports the children's successes. We acknowledge and celebrate their confidence, persistence, kindness and thinking and listening skills. It is an excellent way to emphasise key learning behaviours and enables all the children whatever their stage of development to experience achievement.  This then motivates them to try their best and continue to succeed and develop as happy, confident, capable and sociable learners ready for the challenges of school life.

Stay and Play: Unfortunately we are unable to hold our Friday Stay and Play sessions for parents until further notice.




Jade Weekly TimeTable

Topaz Weekly Timetable

Activities at home

  • Practise writing your name.
  • Practise counting as many things as you can find around your home.
  • Look to see what numbers you can see when out and about.

    Mum and Dad
  • please read to your son/ daughter as often as you can.
  • please use the terms longest, shortest when comparing different items.
  • please tell your son/daughter a story you have made up.