Parents’ Zone

Park and Stride – Tesco Partnership Click here

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Growth Mindset

Please read our booklet introducing ‘Growth Mindset’ Click here
If you would like a paper copy, please ask at the Main Office. 

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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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Park and Stride – Tesco Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Tesco have allowed us to use their car park as part of a Park and Stride Partnership! After an Eco Committee meeting, Head of the Eco Committee (Cameron Wilson Year 6) wrote to Tesco putting forward our ideas to help us reduce the amount of children being driven to school. From this, we arranged a meeting with the Community Champion Vicki and the Store Manger Steve to meet with the KS2 representatives for further discussion. The Tesco Team were very impressed with their persuasiveness and are happy to allow the use of their car park for this venture.

Park & Stride is ideal for families living too far away from school to be able to walk. It is a simple solution and means that children at least walk some of the way to and from school – only 4 minutes from the back Tesco car park when using either of the school entrances. It is also good for parents who have to drive on to work.  Additionally, it will help us to keep the roads around the school much clearer and therefore a lot safer for the children when walking to school each day.
The Eco Race will also be up and running again for three weeks beginning on the 6th of March. Park and Stride earns 3 points, whereas driving the full way will only earn 1. Tesco have also kindly offered to stock up their free fruit basket at the front of the store so that your child can grab a healthy snack for their journey!

We are really looking forward to seeing this new venture progress!

Miss Madden, Mrs Collins and the Eco-Committee

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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.

 

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.

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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