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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 2023 said that 'Pupils are happy at this small and welcoming school. They feel safe and know what to do if they have any worries. Pupils enjoy school and attend well.  They say that teachers are kind and lessons are fun. Pupils are well supported to become confident and self-assured. They feel ready for their next steps.' The report also said that 'pupils behave well and know the school's rules and rewards. They enjoy celebrating their successes in the weekly certificate assembly. They understand the importance of being kind to others and respecting difference. Pupils value their friendships and say it is easy to make friends here.' 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, Madame Kernick, lets us taste French food. In the Summer we go swimming at Oundle Pool. We have a specialist PE teacher, Mrs Ranson, who works with all the classes. At Warmington you can also learn a musical instrument, usually violin, guitar or cornet. 

We play a lot of sport at school. 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 Nassington School - we share lots of exciting events together including our trips to Cadbury World and residentials to Caythorpe Court 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 October 2023 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! 

Lastly, Ofsted also said in 2023 that: 'Parents and carers are proud that their children attend this school. A comment typical of many stated 'This is a nurturing and supportive school for both children and parents. This school makes our school years, years of joy.'

We are sure that, once you visit us, you will feel the same. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mr Ed Carlyle

Executive Headteacher

 

Hello everyone,

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

NEW FOR THIS WEEK: Welcome to our website! We are delighted to welcome everyone to Warmington, whether it's your first visit to us or you've been with us for years. Many new events for the remainder of the Autumn Term are now on the calendar and look out for the updates on our long-term plans on the Curriculum page - we can't wait to show you what we have been learning! We are also really thrilled and delighted with our 'Good' from Ofsted in October - well done, Warmington School!!

 

February Half-Term Activities for North Northamptonshire from NN Leisure

February half runs between Monday 19 February and Friday 23 February; North Northamptonshire Council have some fun & exciting activities for families at locations across North Northamptonshire. Some of the activities and sessions include tots and tiddlers soft play, tennis, family float, football, leisure swim, surf & turf and much more. Please visit our website www.northnorthants.gov.uk/holidayactivities to learn more.”

 

See below for details of our Open Week - although the date has now passed, we are still organising tours. Please see the flyer below for details.Warmington Open Week

 

Online Safety Poster - you can download a version of this from our 'Computing' and 'Newsletter' sections.

Safety Net Parent Wall Poster Guide

 

PAST POSTS

Our Hedgehogs have been 'Super Writers' this week - well done, everybody!

 

Super Writers

We've added a 'Challenge Guide' to our newsletter section to help you tackle online safety challenges at home!

ONLINE SAFETY - we have been thinking about how to keep ourselves safe online. Check out our display! 

Online Safety

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REMEMBRANCE AT WARMINGTON

We would like to share the art work created by our Hedgehogs Class. It will be displayed in Warmington Church this week. The pupils have been learning about the importance of Remembrance and have created their own tributes.

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ONLINE SAFETY

Have you heard about an online character called Huggy Wuggy from a game and TV show called Poppy Playtime? The animated character goes by the friendly name of Huggy Wuggy, leading parents and children to believe the videos are aimed at youngsters and contain no inappropriate material. However, the blue bear-like creature with sharp teeth chases and threatens other characters in nightmarish scenarios, leaving many children upset and frightened.  The character is from the cast of Poppy Playtime which is described as a ‘survival horror, logical puzzle video game’. Huggy Wuggy is the villain within the game.

The game involves staying alive in a horror puzzle adventure. This game is not suitable for primary aged children as it contains some frightening and disturbing content that is very upsetting to view. The Poppy Playtime game is available on the App Store and Android store and has a PEGI 12 rating, meaning it is only suitable for people over 12. To put this into context Minecraft has a rating of PEGI 10 meaning it is only suitable for people over 10.  Toys representing the characters from Poppy Playtime are sold on Amazon. The Huggy Wuggy character has also been recreated on Roblox, a virtual community where users can create their own 3D worlds with their own game players.

Please see our newsletter section for a range of factsheets and advice regarding online safety for your children.

Not sure what to read next with your child? Check out the Recommended Reads for each class! Lots of ideas to excite and inspire young readers and to get a ticket for the Reading Raffle!

You can find the information under 'Classes' and the lists are in each class section. Enjoy!!

 This Term's Value:

We have launched our 'Values Assemblies' this term and this term's theme will be 'Independence' - there will be assemblies and rewards each week!! 

Safeguarding Update - there is a flyer on our 'Safeguarding Page' for a webinar for parents on County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation - please see the flyer for more details.

E-Safety Guides: please follow the link to access a range of online safety guides: E-safety Guides for Schools | National Online Safety

Check out the class blogs for some terrific class photos! Thank you to our fantastic staff for helping everyone get ready for such a brilliant production!

Our Kindness Tree is finished - thank you to everyone for their lovely ideas and comments!

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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

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

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 Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark', Badgers reading 'Pugs Of The Frozen North' and Red Kites reading 'Secrets of A Sun King'. 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 revamped central area and 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!!

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