Social Distancing and No Smoking Reminder
Please can we remind all Parents/Carers to remain a safe distance apart when collecting and dropping off children, both on the school grounds and on the footpaths outside. Groups congregating on the footpaths is making it difficult for others to safely pass through and into the school.
Could we also please ask everyone not to smoke directly outside the school gates, and remind you that the school site is a strictly no smoking one.
Thank you for continuing to help us keep our school community safe and well.
Could you be a local hero?
KCC are advertising for a new Road Crossing Patrol (Lollipop Man/Lady).
Full details can be found here and applications must be made via this website.
Try a Dinner Day Thursday 1st October 2020
We are currently working with our caterers to begin providing hot meals again at lunchtimes and as part of this we would like to encourage all children in reception and years 1 and 2 to trial our new hot lunch option on Thursday 1st October 2020. For more information please see the letter on our website.
If you have a child in Key Stage 2 you are able to book a school meal for this day as normal.
Coral Class Swimming - Thursdays in Term 1
Dear Coral Class Parents and Carers
We are really excited to let you know that we have decided to open swimming up to our Year 2 pupils.
Children will be split into small groups of 5 children and one Year 2 class will swim per term. This term Coral Class will be swimming.
The pool will be roped off into a small area and there will be two swimming instructors poolside at all times. There will also be a member of staff from their classroom at the changing area for extra support.
All children will wear buoyancy jackets. They will enter the pool as instructed one by one and then hold onto the bar on the side of the swimming pool, they will also be given a float if they need one.
The first lesson will be entirely about showing them the routine of getting changed and how they are in the water i.e., their confidence.
Please can children have their swimming kits in school on every Thursday during Term 1 starting this week, Thursday 24th September.
Year 6 Daily Mile
Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers
There seems to be a bit of confusion over the timing of the daily mile that takes place in Year 6.
We would like to confirm to you that Year 6 have their lunch at 12:30pm - 1:30pm every day and then the daily mile is at 1:30pm - 1:45pm.
The daily mile is not taken out of the children's lunch hour, and they have ample time to eat their lunch in the hall.
Westlands Primary School
Little Gems After School Club - Contact Details
Our Little Gems After School Club now have their own email address for you to contact them on:
Please note, however, that the after school club staff are in class durng the day and may not be able to respond to your email immediately.
You can also call them after 3.30pm on 01795 470862 (option 2)
Year 2 Forest School
Cold? Flu? or Coronavirus?
Cold? Flu? Or Coronavirus?
Here is an information page from the BBC, including a short video, to help you decide whether you or your child have a cold, flu, or possibly coronavirus and what to do if this is the case.
Pabulum are making some small changes to their packed lunch menu from next week.
From Wednesday 23rd September and every Wednesday thereafter until further notice children will have the option of a hot dog instead of a cold filled roll.
From Friday 25th September and every Friday thereafter until further notice children will have the option of a burger in a bun instead of a cold filled roll.
If your child is in Years R, 1 or 2, or is entitled to means tested free school meals, then you do not need to book in advance.
If your child is in Years 3-6 are you are not entitled to means tested free school meals then please book and pay for your child's lunch in advance using Parent Pay.
Year 6 Pupils - Seconday School Applications
The secondary school applications process for current Year 6 pupils opened on 1 September 2020 and closes at midnight on the evening of 2 November 2020.
Applications should be made on the KCC website:
If you cannot apply online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 03000 41 21 21
Due to bubble restrictions and the rigorous cleaning involved in using any shared spaces, we are regrettably unable to have The School Photography Company to come in to school and take individual and sibling photographs before Christmas.
We have provisionally rebooked them to come in on Friday 12th March 2021, but this will be reviewed nearer the time and we will take into account any PHE and DfE guidance that is applicable at that time.
We realise that this will be disappointing as the photographs and other related merchandise make great Christmas gifts for loved ones, but we have not taken this decision lightly and are doing everything we can to reduce the risk of Covid19 being spread at school.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Marvellous Me has now been updated for the current academic year.
Although you may have received a message to say that your child has been removed from Marvellous Me, you will be sent a new code for this academic year very soon.
Term 1 Curriculum Newsletters
The Term 1 Curriculum Newsletters are now available on our website as follows:
Pedestrian Access on Homewood Avenue
We are pleased to announce that the intercom system on our new electric pedestrian gate on Homewood Avenue is now fully operational.
During school hours when the other entrance gates are locked (9.15am - 2.45pm) please use this entrance. Press the intercom button to speak to a member of the office staff who will open the gate for you.
We will no longer be opening the car park gates to pedestrians during the school day.
Please see the “letters home” page on our website for a copy of the letter from the NHS with information about how to register your child for the flu sniff which will be administered in school on Wednesday 4th November 2020.
Booking is onine, and must be done by no later than Friday 30th October 2020.
If you miss this deadline your child will not be given the flu sniff at school and you will need to make alternative arrangements with your GP if you wish for them to have it.
Please see the letter here: