12 March 2021
11 February 2021
Safer Internet week
This week school has celebrated Safer Internet week. With this year’s slogan being:
'An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.'
Pupils in all year groups have explore this and below are some examples of our work.
Children have created their own ‘5 Golden Rules’ for using the Internet.
Pupils have attempted to deceive us to find out how easily reality can be altered online.
08 February 2021 - Readathon 2021
Dear Parent or Carer,
We would like to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 4th March, but this year it is going to look a little bit different, due to the present circumstances.
We will be running a school ‘readathon’ for all children as previously, but will not be making it a sponsored event this year. This will take place over a 3 week period, commencing on Monday 8th February and culminating in a virtual celebration assembly as part of our World Book Day celebrations on Thursday 4th March.
Our aim is that this approach will encourage pupils to read more frequently and to read more widely. Pupils can choose whatever they want to read – whether it is their own books, Oak National Academy texts, instructions for games, comics or online blogs - it’s all about reading for fun!
Increasing reading frequency will have a massive impact on each child, enabling them to increase their reading speed and accuracy as well as foster a love for reading.
To support your child in this, they will need you to:
Help them make a ‘reading plan’. Support them in completing a reading book list that they intend to work through during the readathon period. Remember they can read whatever they want: books, e-books, poetry, comics – whatever they enjoy! All they must ensure is that they record their reading in a reading record attached.
To find out more about World Book Day and for further ideas on reading materials to support your child, please visit https://www.worldbookday.com
Each child who takes part in the readathon will earn a certificate which we will share online.
On World Book Day (Thursday 4th March) each class will have a Google Meet at an identified time in the day. Some children will have the opportunity to discuss their book, they could dress up at home as their favourite character, or bring a prop from their text. Keep your eye out for further information and reading activities and ideas on Google Classroom.
A few useful websites to support reading and language skills are below:
- Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/ - free e-books
- Reading Eggs - https://readingeggs.co.uk/ - they currently have a free 30 day trial
- Doncaster library online: https://library.doncaster.gov.uk/web/arena
- Doncaster Story Telling Festival 2021 - There is a new opportunity from first Doncaster Storytelling Festival, it is happening now until World Book Day on March 4th. There are a range of story and storytelling related activities (almost all are free). https://doncastercep.org.uk/storytelling-festival/
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support of our celebrations and drive to raise the profile of reading across school.
Miss Edwards / Miss Nithsdale
United Against Bullying
In school, we have continued to develop our learning about bullying. We have completed learning about how we can make a difference if we are all "United Against Bullying".
Year 2 said they would not laugh at other people's differences.
Year 3 said that that thy would not stand by and let hurtful behaviour continue if they witnessed it; they would go to their Smile Ambassador or any member of staff for support.
Year 4 said that they would unite together and make sure that no one is able to control someone else if they knew about it.
Year 5 said that they felt they were confident to go to a bully and ask them to stop and explain to them why they needed to do so.
Year 6 said that they wouldn't involve themselves in any unkind behaviour even if asked by their best friend, and that they would support both the victim and the bully to make sure that both people learnt how to deal with a similar situation differently in the future.
Faith Day at Warmsworth Primary School
On Friday 6th November, children across the school enjoyed learning about and comparing different world religions. The children in KS1 and KS2, learnt about the power of prayer and compared the importance of prayer to Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists. The children in Foundation Stage learnt about the festival of Diwali.
Children In Need 2020
Children are invited to wear non-uniform on Friday to raise money for Children in Need please follow the link below for more information.
Wear Yellow for Mental Health day!
School is a sea of yellow today, and it has been wonderful to see so many children dressing in yellow to support World Mental Health Day. Many of our children will have be learning about mental health and further resources can be found on the Young Minds website. Thank you for your support!
Are you the parent of a child with sleep issues?
Please see the below poster for information on free training
Please see link to view poster on information on the Healthy Start scheme
Warm Home Discount
Please see below information on the Warm Home Discount:
This is a scheme whereby people who are on low incomes and means tested benefits can apply for a £140 credit to their electricity bill. If they have both gas and electricity provided by the same supplier it will be credited to their duel fuel account. It is important that register asap as it is on a first come first served basis.
People on Pension Credit and the savers element of Pension Credit are also eligible so it’s worth knowing and passing on.
Please see below poster from Barnardo's campaign "See, Hear, Respond" if you are worried about a child during this time.
School Re-opening from September 2020 - as at 19 August 2020
Please read the latest information regarding school opening in September 2020. This information includes the following details:
- Updated letter from the Headteacher - Mrs Train
- Advice and Guidance for Parents and Childminders - DMBC
- Information for Parents for Return to School in September 2020 - Warmsworth Primary School
Please see below letter regarding the dinner money increase in September 2020.
Please see below letter from Mrs Train regarding the reopening of school in September 2020 to all year groups.
Virtual South Yorkshire School Games Sports Day - Friday 10th July 2020
Please see poster on the virtual sports day being held today.
CAMHS Summer Support and Provision
Please see poster below regarding support and provision from CAMHS over the summer.
Please see link to resources https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads
Dear Parents , would you like to be part of the following project and support initiative in Doncaster;
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a successful, popular, unique parenting approach.
EPEC is for local parents, led by local parents.
We are currently recruiting parents who would like to become a Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) Group Leaders.
Would like to be part of a new and exciting EPEC Programme coming to Doncaster ?
As an EPEC parent group leader, you will:
· Receive an amazing free training and support from our local EPEC team.
· Learn to lead practical, caring groups for local parents.
· Share tried and tested methods that give children the best start in life.
· Join a group of like-minded parents to make a difference to your local community.
· Develop your skills and confidence.
· Gain experience that will help you fulfill your ambitions.
We are holding a virtual coffee afternoon for those parents/carers who are interested
On: Thursday 23rd July 2020
Through: Microsoft teams (app can be downloaded onto your phone or a computer)
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Please see attach posters for more information – If you are interested please email Philip Stewart; Philip.Stewart@doncaster.gov.uk
Children's Mental Health
CAMHS Bereavement Resource
Please find link below to a helpful book which gives a basic overview of support for parents and school staff following a bereavement.
“DON’T PUT A FILTER ON IT “- DONCASTER’S PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH.
Please see the below link which is a campaign called ‘Don’t put a filter on it’ and aims to get young people to think about how they are feeling, and where they can go if they feel like they might need some extra support. The link which contains all the information, advice and guidance on support available locally (and also some national support too): www.doncaster.gov.uk/dontfilter
We would like as many young people (and their parents/carers) as possible to know that this resource exists and that there is help for young people who might be struggling at the moment.
There is a link to the video which is aimed at young people directly: https://youtu.be/b3P-n1F_ZpM
Please see below link to slides that could be useful to year 5 & 6 children regarding live streaming. There are also home learning packs included for children of all ages to support internet safety.
School Uniform Update from Cliffs Schoolwear
Please see information on ordering/purchasing school uniform for September from Cliffs Schoolwear here.
Cliffs is one of our stockists and uniform is also available from:
For more information on school uniform, please visit the school uniform section on the website under parents: https://www.warmsworth.doncaster.sch.uk/parents/school-uniform
Wider Re-opening of Schools
Following updated guidance from the Director of Public Health in Doncaster, we have taken the decision that we will be having a phased re-opening of our school starting with Year 1 and Year 6 ONLY on Monday 15th June. Please see the full letter from Mrs Train and Public Health in the link below for full information.
Safer School App
The Safer schools app is an app for the whole school community- to be used by staff, parents and children to help us navigate, and understand the digital online world and to promote our safe use and improve knowledge.
For those of you who have children in Key Stage 1 ( F1-Y2), the app is not designed for your children to use or access alone but by downloading the App with parents access, you will have access to information that you can share with your younger children and use to protect them.
Please click this link to download the free “ Safer schools” app in the Apple App store or Google Play store today entering “ Warmsworth Primary School” and using the parents code “7440” when prompted to do so in the start up.
Switching between parent/child settings - how to.
If parents are wishing to switch between the parent and children's version of the Safer Schools app, please follow the below steps:
- Click on the drop down menu bar at the top of the screen
- Click on log out
- Follow usual set up instructions entering school name (Warmsworth Primary School)
- Then enter either parent code (7440) or child code (9342)
Digital Safety During Covid 19
Please see below poster promoting digital safety during Covid 19 for your child.
We are pleased to share with you a video (above) from our staff at Warmsworth Primary School. We are missing seeing you all, but hope you are all having fun and keeping safe and well.