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06/02/23

A strange door has arrived at school this morning! Where has it come from? Where could it lead to? https://t.co/bOToDXPZ2h

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02/02/23

In nursery the children created their own crowns to become kings, queens, princes, and princesses. The children have also been exploring safety knives to cut up their own fruit at snack time, they have been so keen to demonstrate their independence! https://t.co/gcFpN4u6ra

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31/01/23

We are delighted to share that we received our silver certification for the Autism Aware Award today. We are proud of the work we are doing to make our school an inclusive environment where all children have the opportunity to reach their potential. https://t.co/GeHzMCV96z

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27/01/23

Year 1 have had a day to remember! Thank you to all of the parents who came to 'learn with your child' this morning to help them prepare a feast fit for a King! 👑 https://t.co/vLHkIwcdjx

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26/01/23

Year 3 worked collaboratively to divide numbers into groups by flexible partitioning using methods of their choice this morning. https://t.co/CdP8uuW1VN

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20/01/23

Year 3 had great fun this morning exploring different ways of preparing and cooking potatoes in D&T!🥔 https://t.co/qMPFJnbG2Z

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20/01/23

Nursery have been exploring the topic "do dragons exist" we have been learning about Knights, castles and dragons, they also created their own fire breathing dragons! https://t.co/Po9I96nGFl

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17/01/23

In Nursery, we have been celebrating Chinese New year, looking at lanterns, Chinese dancing and attempting to use chopsticks. https://t.co/hG9ysRZaZQ

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16/01/23

Some lovely creations from our Arts & Crafts club last week! 🖌️🎨 https://t.co/KQnMD5yJUq

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13/01/23

Don’t miss the admissions deadline on 15th January. Find out more about our great school https://t.co/GTDHku3imn and apply via WSCC online https://t.co/LvFSsvUQ9g

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13/01/23

Year 3 had an excellent time exploring and classifying different rock types in Geography as part of their 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles' project this week. https://t.co/mh38YxHcFH

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06/01/23

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15/12/22

What a lovely week to end the term, Reception Nativity and community carols got us all in the festive spirit. Happy Christmas to all.

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15/12/22

The nursery children were so excited for their Christmas dinner. We have been exploring ice and snow, what better way than exploring real ice outside in this wintery weather. https://t.co/KgiPMhxsTg

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14/12/22

All set for Christmas dinner! 🎄 https://t.co/GGLLCSss7D

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13/12/22

Take care on your way to school, roads and pathways are still icy around Kilnwood Vale.

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12/12/22

Kilnwood Vale Primary School in the snow! ❄️ https://t.co/HDRIfsJXWh

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12/12/22

Due to weather conditions we are going to open at 10.30am today to give children and staff additional time to get to school safely. Please keep an eye out for emails and additional updates.

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08/12/22

This week in nursery we have performed our Christmas songs for our families, we all did such an amazing job! After our singing we then had a Christmas workshop where we enjoyed doing lots of Christmas crafts. https://t.co/ITnY3WROjy

Attendance and Medical Appointments

Attendance

Attendance at all school sessions is required by law. The only exceptions to this are in cases of illness or where the Head of School has granted special leave-of-absence. 

It is essential that you contact the school before 9.00am on the day your child is legitimately absent and leave a voicemail message at any time. 

The school operates a 'First-Day-Calling-System' to ensure that parents and carers and school coordinate any absences. Our Attendance Officer will call you if your child is absent and we do not know the reason. 

To help with the smooth running of the system, please ensure you follow the school's procedure:

  • Inform the school if your child is going to be absent from school because of a dental or medical appointment at least two days in advance of the appointment so the register can be marked appropriately. 
  • Telephone the school before 8.45am if your child is unwell or has an emergency appointment. Please give an indication of approxomately how many days you anticipate your child being absent from school. If your child is absent for more than three days, please contact school on the fourth day to keep the school informed. Also, if your child is absent following a weekend please telephone the school on Monday. 
  • Provide a doctor's certificate if the illness is prolonged and the school request a copy. 
  • Advise the school if your child is going to be late for any reason.

If a child is ill during the school day they will be taken to the School Office, where they will be seen by a designated member of staff. A decision will then be taken whether or not to contact parents or carers. 

Please inform the school if your child contracts an infectious or contagious disease; these include head-lice infestation, an occasional problem in school which can spread rapidly through classes unless treated, chicken-pox, mumps and German measles (Rubella), which can have serious implications for staff. 

If your child has either vomiting or diarrhoea, they must stay away from school for 48 hours from the last bout. This is a recommendation from Public Health England to protect other pupils and staff. If a child is sent into school within the 48 hour period, we will contact the parents and ask for the child to be collected from school. Please click here for further information. 

Punctuality

Children are required to attend school on time and registration starts at 8.45am prompt and closes at 9.05am. Teachers record lateness in the registers and persistent lateness will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer. 

Leave of Absence

The school holiday dates are published in advance and we therefore do not see any reason for parents and carers to need to take their children out of school during term time. Therefore, in the interests of your child's education, the Head of School will not normally be prepared to grant leave-of-absence for family holidays or holidays with friends or youth organisations in school time. There is strong DfE evidence showing that children who are absent for any length of time do not make good progress or achieve their full potential. if a family feels leave in term time is unavoidable then written details must be provided by completing the leave of absence request form found at the foot of this page. This should be done at least two weeks in advance so that appropriate consideration can be given and a response made.

Please note that failure to comply with this procedure may result in an unauthorised absence being recorded and the Educational Welfare Officer being informed.

Signing in/out procedure

Any child arriving at school after 8.45am will have missed the morning registration mark and must be signed in by their parent or carer at Reception, giving the reason for the late arrival. Any child who has to leave school during school hours for a medical appointment or similar bona fide reason must have a note requesting this. This should be addressed to the class teacher who will pass it to the School Office. Children leaving school during the school day must be signed out at Reception by their parent or carer. 

Dental and medical appointments

Parents and carers are asked most earnestly not to arrange these during school sessions, except in cases of urgency, so that considerable interference with school work is avoided. Please do not keep children out of school for the whole day unless absolutely necessary. 

Medicine

If your child requires medicine to be administered during the school day, including self-administered medication such as inhalers, a form must be completed to accompany the medicine. We can only accept prescription medicine. Medicines must be in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacy.

 

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