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WSWarmington School is a small school with a big heart set in the delightful Northamptonshire village of Warmington, in the north-east of the county, between the beautiful market town of Oundle and the A1(M).  We have five classes: Robins are our pre-school children who attend from 3 years and we make sure that they have lots of opportunities to work alongside the Hedgehogs to make moving up into the main school a happy and exciting time for them. Our Hedgehogs are 4 and 5 year olds, Foxes is for 5 to 7 year olds, Badgers for 7 to 9 year olds and Red Kites for 9 to 11 year olds.

Our School day begins at 8.50am. The children are registered before starting a morning of Numeracy and Literacy lessons. The whole school have morning break from 10.15-10.30am to separate the core lessons. Lunchtime begins at 12pm with afternoon registration at 1pm which signals the beginning of lessons in the wider curriculum: Science, Art, PE, RE, Computing, PSHE, History/Geography topics and Creative Mission. The pupils gather for a whole school assembly at 2.55pm and the school day ends at 3.15pm. 

Life inside the school is busy and engaging for the children and outside they can let off steam and learn team skills on a super pirate ship, a playhouse, tyre park, climbing wall and trim trails, as well as a playing field for sport and games. We also have an allotment where we grow vegetables and a wildlife area where we often see blue tits, chaffinches and blackbirds - and sometimes a green woodpecker comes to visit us, too!

What's special about our school - what do we do?

Ofsted in 2018 said that 'parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They said their children are happy, well cared for and make good progress.' The report also said that 'pupils are exceptionally well-behaved. They are kind and polite to one another and play happily together.; We are all very proud of our pupils and our wonderful staff.

We make sure that everyone has a full and rounded educational experience with us - Hedgehogs, Foxes, Badgers and Red Kites have weekly French Lessons. Our teacher Mme Kernick lets us taste French food. In the Summer we go swimming at Oundle Pool. We have a specialist PE teacher, Ms Ransom, who works with all the classes. At Warmington you can learn a musical instrument, usually violin, guitar or cornet. 

We also play a lot of sport. Warmington School is a member of the Oundle and Thrapston Sports Partnership and we regularly take part in cross country, basketball, football, tag rugby, cricket and athletics events. We also take part in tennis organised by Oundle Tennis Club and cricket organised by Oundle Cricket Club. We have been awarded the Gold Mark for the quality of our Sports provision which is a wonderful achievement for our school.

We have a very active Parents and Friends Association which organises many events for children, parents and friends. The big events each year are the Christmas Fair and Disco and the Summer Fair, where the children traditionally participate in Maypole Dancing.

We are part of a Unity with Titchmarsh Church of England Primary School and share lots of exciting events together including our activity weeks and residentials to the Frontier Centre, York and Govilon.

We hope you will take a few minutes to browse our website to find out more about our lovely school. Please make sure that you read our excellent Ofsted report from January 2018 where we were again judged as being a 'good' school. We are committed to ensuring that our school continues to flourish and develop, giving each and every pupil the chance to get the very most from their time with us so they are prepared for a happy, confident and successful life!

If you do need any further help or information, do not hesitate to get in touch - the 'Contact Us' page has all the details you will need! The best way, though, to find out about us is to come and see us at work. Contact us to make an appointment - we look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic school!

Mr Ed Carlyle

Executive Headteacher

 

Hello everyone,

Thank you for looking on our website and for supporting our school.  

NEW FOR THIS WEEK: We've been asked to put on the lovely Warmington Nativity 2020 video on our website! Enjoy!

 

Thank you to Hedgehogs for the lovely Remembrance Wreath they have made - they will be taking it up to the Church on Remembrance Day.

 

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We have been awarded Music Mark and we are delighted!! Well done, everyone, for all your hard work in helping us achieve this!! We look forward to when we can have sharing assemblies to show off our musical skills!! Thank you to Mrs MacKenzie for her work in developing Music in the school.

Mental Health Day was Sunday October 10th!

In case you missed it, here are some links you might find useful:  The Optimistic October Calendar - this is packed with hints and tips to help you make the most of this month:  https://www.actionforhappiness.org/october 

If you fancy sharing a 2 minute video clip about resilience with your children or young people, check this out - 

  I like what Beano says  ‘Everyone sees my mischief, no one sees my emotions.’ Does that sound familiar?  We may talk about ‘children’s behaviour’ and that it isn’t acceptable – maybe it feels a bit tricky working with a child’s emotions, this video might help with those conversations.

Another recommended site with resources about Mental Health is Free practical mental health resources | Charlie Waller Trust.

We hope you find these resources useful! Please come and talk to your child's class teacher if you have any questions or concerns!

NEW! Local Offer 2021 - please see 'Newsletters' for the latest information for families with pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

We're also very proud of our display for our Creation Mission for Black History Month!

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Creative Mission

For our latest Creative Mission, we have been studying inspirational people of colour, learning about their lives and their contributions and celebrating their places in our lives. We studied Mo Farah, Martin Luther King Junior, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Stormzy and Michelle Obama. We have also made collages of them and some of them are below for you to see and enjoy. We have all been inspired by their achievements - thank you to Mr Barnes for arranging such a great day for us.

 

                                        Michelle Obama

Rosa Parks      Martin Luther King

 

 

When Red Kites Met Professor Robert Winston

The Oundle, Peterborough and East Northants (OPEN) Learning Partnership was delighted to host a Q & A this week with renowned scientist, and member of the House of Lords, Professor Robert Winston. Lord Winston is known for his pioneering work in the study of fertility and has become a leading voice for science through presenting TV shows including The Human Body, Child of Our Time and Walking with Cavemen.

Over 1000 primary and secondary students took part, including schools from the Ogden Trust Science Partnership and the 8 schools comprising the OPEN Learning Partnership. Children asked questions which covered topics as diverse as genetics, life in outer space, the workings of the brain and even what causes hiccups! Professor Winston also shared some fascinating videos of a white blood cell chasing down a bacterium, the vocal cords vibrating during singing and the inside of the intestines captured by a tiny camera in a pill!

We are tremendously grateful to both Professor Winston for sharing his expertise with us and to all the students and teachers who took part.

Thank you to Mrs Campo for organising this amazing opportunity for us all!

A reminder, as well, that pupils should not come to school if they, or anyone in their household, are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

And this week's housepoints....

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 Keeping Safe Online - please the latest information and links to staying safe online!

'On the internet' is a learning-to-read book for children aged 4 and above. The large, bright illustrations show all the different ways that the internet can be used for. 

Find On the internet here: https://www.childnet.com/resources/a-learning-to-read-book

A learning-to-read book

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Other Childnet books for younger children include: 

Smartie the Penguin (3 to 7 year olds) https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Digiduck's Big Decision (3 to 7 year olds) https://www.childnet.com/resources/digiduck-stories

Digiduck Stories - Childnet

Remote Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic. With many young people now learning remotely, we have been contacted by a number of educators asking for permission to record readings of the Digiduck stories.

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Mr Carlyle, Miss Aldous and all the Warmington staff team.

We are all very excited by all the Reading in school this term - so many exciting books being read in class with Foxes reading  'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', Badgers reading 'The Christmasaurus' and Red Kites reading 'His Dark Materials (Northern Lights)'. Hedgehogs are having a lovely time learning about the library and choosing books to read, too! It is brilliant, as well, to see so many avid readers working for the Reading Raffle! Check out our brand new library as well - lots of places to sit, read and relax!! Don't forget our  Reading booklet which we hope you will find extremely useful - full of hints, tips and links to get everyone reading!!

The booklet is available to download from our 'Newsletter' section!! Stay tuned for some really exciting Reading developments and competitions!!

Events Looking Ahead

3 Dec
PFA Christmas Disco
Date Fri, 3rd Dec, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6 Dec
PFA Wreath Night
Mon, 6th Dec, 2021
13 Dec
Evening Nativity
Mon, 13th Dec, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
14 Dec
Morning Nativity
Tue, 14th Dec, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
17 Dec
School Closes for Christmas
Fri, 17th Dec, 2021
20 Dec
Christmas Holidays
Mon, 20th Dec, 2021 - Mon, 3rd Jan, 2022
4 Jan
Training Day (Disaggregated)
Tue, 4th Jan, 2022
5 Jan
Training Day 3
Wed, 5th Jan, 2022
6 Jan
School Reopens
Thu, 6th Jan, 2022
11 Feb
School Closes
Fri, 11th Feb, 2022

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