Parents’ Zone

Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings. Click Here.
For further information and advice visit www.gov.uk/phe or contact your local health PHE centre.

Advice for parents

Basildon and Brentwood CCG have produced some useful information for parents, to avoid waiting until GP surgery opens for initial advice. They are happy for us to share with all parents although some of the services they signpost to are in their own area.

Main information Click here

The guide contains advice on a wide range of topics including:

Childhood illnesses—should they go to school?
Asthma
Chest infections
Chickenpox
Ears
Immunisations
Being sick
Breastfeeding
Bumps, bruises and accidents
Burns and scalds
Coughs and wheezing
Crying
Getting a good night’s sleep
Looking after their teeth
Nappy Rash
Rashes and dry skin
Teething
Upset tummy
Watery or sticky eyes
Registering your child with a GP
Smoke free home
Temperature, fever and convulsions
Vitamin D
Can your pharmacist help?

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Bike Racks

As you may have seen, the FOWC have raised money for a set of bike racks alongside the path leading towards the pedestrian entrance.  In the long term, we hope that all year groups will be able to use these racks independently for bikes and scooters, but with over 600 children we cannot open this up to everyone straight away.

To start with, priority will be given to the Year 6 children as this is the year that we offer the Bikeability Training within school and they are developing their independence in preparation for their transition to Secondary School at the end of the year.

We will update other year groups as to when they are able to start using the bike racks via email / letter.
Thank you for your understanding.

Update:

Year 6 and Year 5 children are able to cycle to school independently once they have received their cycling permit back.
Year 3 and Year 4 children are able to cycle to school under their parents’ supervision.

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Growth Mindset

Please read our booklet introducing ‘Growth Mindset’ Click here

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Phonics Screening workshop for Year 1

Phonics Screening Check Powerpoint Presentation Click here
Phonics Screening Check Leaflet Click here
Appendix 1  Click here

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’.

This year, Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday 7th February.  Children at White Court School joined in the global celebration by exploring ways to stay safe on the internet, through fun animated video clips and songs.  Teachers highlighted important safety guidelines to ensure your child stays safe when using the internet.
For more information, please visit the following websites:

Safer Internet Day: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017
Think U Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Parent Info (From CEOP and Parent Zone): http://parentinfo.org/

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TRIM TRAIL
Well done to the Friends of White Court and all the parents for raising the funds for our new Trim Trail.

Mrs Deans, Governors and the FOWC cutting the ribbon on Friday 25th November 2016:
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The children testing out the new equipment:
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Please remember that the children are only allowed to go on this trim trail when a member of staff is there to supervise.  So please do not allow them (or any siblings) to go onto the equipment after school. Thank you.

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MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Well done and thank you to all the children and parents for raising £877.60 from the MacMillan non-uniform day and the FOWC Coffee Morning. 20/11/16

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END OF KS1 AND KS2 TESTS 2016
Information for parents of Year 2 and Year 6 children regarding the end of year tests Click here
T
he latest version will be published when available.

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INTERNET SAFETY

CyberSense: Esafety app for parents and children. Click here
Setting up parental controls Click here
Useful information from CEOP’s Think u know website Click here
Reporting abuse Click here

YEAR ONE PHONICS SCREENING
Year One Phonics Screening Check leaflet 1  Click here
Year One Phonics Screening PowerPoint  Click here
Phonics Screening Leaflet appendix 1  Click here

MATHS RESOURCES:
WCS Policy for Written Calculations Click here
WCS Policy for Mental Calculations Click here
New Mathematics Curriculum 2014    Click here
Link to ‘My Maths’ Click here


Resources from last year’s KS2 Maths’ Workshops:
For a copy of the Games’ handout click here
For a large multiplication grid click here
For a set of mini multiplication grids click here
Thank you as always for your support at home with your child’s Maths.

 

How to access games on My Learning  Click Here

Uniform and P.E. Kit
Uniform and P.E. Kit List       Click here
Ordering Uniform and P.E. Kit       Click here

Cursive Handwriting       Click here

Parent Hotline
Parent Hotline is a very useful ‘one number’ telephone service which will help you keep up-to-date with school events and trips throughout the year, or lets you go straight through to the school office should you wish to do so.
To listen to an announcement:

1. Call the Hotline on 08447 70 75 76
2. Enter our School ID: 48785
3. The message will then be played
4. Select option 3 if you wish to speak to the school office

Friends of White Court 
Raise funds for White Court School by shopping through www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Severe Weather
Essex County Council unplanned school closure notification
system   Click here

In the event of exceptional weather conditions, parents need to be aware that local radio will be broadcasting information about school closures. Both BBC Essex and Essex FM will be notified if the school is to be closed. You may also call the Parent Hotline as above.

Food Hygiene     Click here
Environmental Health have produced guidance to be shared with parents about packed lunches (in relation to food safety).We hope this information will be helpful, particularly when the warmer weather arrives.

Recycling – Shoes and Clothes
We are still collecting shoes and clothes for recycling. Please bring to the school office until a new home is found for the collection bins.

New School Gymnastic Equipment

We would like to unveil our brand new gymnastic wall bars which were installed over the Easter holidays. With help from our Sport’s Premium money, we were able to upgrade and improve our old wall bars. We are sure the children will love them and they will definitely be used to their full potential!

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