Parents 2017-03-20T19:19:03+00:00

Parent Information

This page contains information about how you can support your child with their learning as well as information about support that is available to support you as a parent.

We will be adding to this page over the next few months so please let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see on here.

You can e-mail us with suggestions at watling@cbc.beds.sch.uk


If you have any questions or concerns about your child in school, please speak to your child’s class teacher or call the school office on 01582 662232.


If you would like a paper copy of this information, or any of the information on our website, please contact the school office, who will be happy to help you.


If you require letters and other information from the school in any other language, please ask at the school office.


The National Child Measure Programme: Click to download information about the height and weight checks in Reception.


Would you know what to do if your baby stopped breathing?

Watch St. John’s Ambulance’s new video: In Case Things Go Wrong.


The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new initiative that will run jointly between schools, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedfordshire Police.

Relay focuses on early notification to schools of any reported domestic abuse incidents which occur outside of school and might have a significant impact on a child in school.

Read More…


Sign into ParentMail using this link.  If you are not sure of your username or password, please contact the school office on 01582 662232.

parentmail


Newsletters

Please click to download.

14 March 2017

Whole School
Early Years

Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Forest Club

Spring 2 Curriculum 2017

Whole School
Early Years
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Forest Club

24 January 2017

Early Years
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Forest Club

Spring 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Arboretum
Woodlands
Daisies
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Forest Club

Autumn 2 Curriculum Newsletter

Key Stage 1 Curriculum
Key Stage 2 Curriculum

7 November 2016

Whole School Newsletter
EYFS Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter

Forest Club

Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Arboretum Newsletter
Woodlands Newsletter
Daisies Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

2 September 2016

Whole School Newsletter
EYFS Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

27 May 2016

Whole School Newsletter

6 May 2016

Whole School Newsletter
Forest Club Newsletter
Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

Summer 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Forest Club Newsletter
Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

2 March 2016

Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

29 January 2016

Whole School Newsletter
Forest Club Newsletter
Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

15 January 2016

Whole School Newsletter
Forest Club Newsletter
Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

4 December 2015

Whole School Newsletter
Forest Club Newsletter
Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

13 November 2015

Whole School Newsletter
Forest Club Newsletter
Reception Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

2 October 2015

Whole School Newsletter
Early Years Newsletter
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Key Stage 2 Newsletter

End of school year 2014-2015

Head and Chair of Governors
Buttercups
Daisies
Beech
Chestnut
Rowan
Willow
Magnolia

Support for parents

thinking_adultFinding things difficult?

Are you worried about your relationship with your child?  Behaviour management a struggle?  Money worries?  Recent bereavement? Worried that your divorce is affecting your child?  Domestic abuse?

There are local parent support programmes we can help you to access.

Please come in and talk to us if you feel that you would like some support.  Our doors are always open.

Central Bedfordshire services include:

Bedfordshire Domestic & Sexual Abuse Partnership – support for both men and women who have questions or who would like some support.

The Local Parent Support Advisor (LPSA) Team can help with:

  •  Improving communication with your child
  •  Supporting your child to make responsible decisions
  •  Supporting your child to cope with change
  •  Providing a safe home environment for your children
  •  Helping your child understand their emotions and feelings
  •  Helping your child cope with parents splitting up

The Parenting Support Team have programmes that help with:

  •  Strengthening Families
  •  Positive Parenting

E-Safety

E-Safety (Electronic Safety) is teaching children how to stay safe online.  It is important for children to feel safe when accessing new technology.

We teach E-Safety to all of our children during our Computing lessons.  It’s something you will also want to talk to your children about.

Parent Info is a new service from Parent Zone and the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). You’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help you keep up with what your children are doing on-line.

Think U Know is a great series of websites by the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) that help children understand how to be safe online.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Parents

thinkuknowks1 thinkuknowks2 thinkuknowadult

Supporting Your Child’s Learning

There are lots of things that you can do to help your child come to school ready to learn.

Family Action and the NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers) have produced a series of leaflets offering some tips and advice.

Click on the images to download the leaflets.

Getting the most out of school

Speaking and listening

Giving your child a helping hand

 01-Gettingthemostfromschool 02-speakingandlistening 03-givingyourchildahelpinghand

Preparing for change at school

Your child’s wellbeing

Independence and responsibility

04-presparingforchange 05-yourchildwellbeing 06-independenceandresponsibility

Online safety

Supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability

07-onlinesafety 08-SEND

Early Years

What can we use at home to support our child?

Here are some links to websites that will help support your child.

cbeebies

Phonics_BugLogo-Colour

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)

What is expected of a child this age?

This is the list of objectives which children are aiming to achieve by the end of the academic year in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Click on appropriate year group to access information.

Year 1 – I Can Statements
Year 2 – I Can Statements

What can we use at home to support our child?

Here are some links to websites that will help support your child.

ks1 bitesize

Phonics_BugLogo-Colour

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)

What is expected of a child this age?

This is the list of objectives which children are aiming to achieve by the end of the academic year in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Click on appropriate year group to access information.

Year 3 – I Can Statements
Year 4 – I Can Statements

What can we use at home to support our child?

Here are some links to websites that will help support your child.

ks2 bitesize

crickweb

Moving on after Year 4

At the end of Year 4, all of our children move on to new schools.

Applications for a place in your child’s new school will be made through Central Bedfordshire Council and should be made according to their Admissions procedure.

After Watling Lower School and Forest Club, most of our children move onto Priory Academy.  As part of our Priory Partnership for Learning, children who apply to go to Priory Academy in Year 5 (following the Central Bedfordshire Admissions procedure) have preferential opportunity of a place.

During the summer term, there are plenty of transition activities, including a whole-day visit to the children’s new schools. The Year 5 staff from Priory Academy will also visit Watling Lower School and Forest Club to talk to the children and answer any questions they may have about going to Priory.

The Year 5 staff will also meet with the Year 4 staff at Watling to have a comprehensive discussion about each child.  This means that the Year 5 staff at Priory are already getting to know your child before they move schools in September.

If your child has any addition needs, e.g. Special Educational Needs, we will liaise very closely with their next school to ensure that any relevant information is passed on and that the school fully understands your child’s needs.

In some cases, it may be useful for a child to have more time at their new school before the end of Year 4 to help with their transition.  If this is the case, we will discuss it with you and make any necessary arrangements to make sure that your child is prepared for the change.