Coronavirus update

Dear Parents and Carers 
In the absence of your child attending full time education, I am signposting you to the following daily and weekly alternatives, if you choose to use them. These activities have all been on our 'Home Learning' page since last week, but we thought we would re-promote three of them for those who are unsure where to start:
  • Optional daily structured lessons, broken down by age group covering all aspects of the National Curriculum: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
    These activities provide a daily timetable and a full, broad range of curriculum areas and include live lessons, positive news updates and book readings. The page is updated daily with new activities, and you can see what is to follow the next day for those who like to plan ahead. At this time there is no way for any work completed to be seen by teachers. The password code is: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
  • Optional MyMaths lessons, seen and reviewed by your child's class teacher https://www.mymaths.co.uk/  (you can repeat activities and they will be different questions each time)
In addition to these, class blogs are back! Each class has their own blog which you can find under the 'Brilliant Blogs' section of our website http://www.westrisejunior.co.uk/?page_id=2213
Blogs will be checked by teachers once a day during term time and offer a way to help everyone stay connected during these different times. Before you use your class blog, please read the 'Blogging guidelines'. On the first day back after the Easter break, a weekly project will also be posted by class teachers on the class Blog page.
Keeping children safe remains a priority for us at West Rise Junior School. The websites we have suggested are from reputable organisations/individuals who are safe and secure. We know that in many cases children will be using the internet more than previously, and on our blogs we will have e-safety reminders linked to the work we have already done with them in school. If parents and carers would like to know more about keeping children safe online they can visit  Net-aware (NSPCC) or Parent info .
Again, please do not worry if you can not access some of these sites, we know that online activities can be a challenge for some families and we are working on something for those families that will be ready after Easter.
Very best wishes 
Mr Fairclough


Latest government advice is to    STAY AT HOME     PROTECT THE NHS    SAVE LIVES

Remember if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, you must self isolate.

For further information use the NHS 111 online service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/


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Statement of our ethos and values

At West Rise Junior School we inspire and empower independent and creative learners, who will continue to enrich their lives and  those of others within a culture of high achievement and mutual respect.

We are a Rights Respecting School and put the articles of the Unicef Children's Rights Charter at the heart of all school policy. We recognise that all children have a right to be safe, to be educated and learn, to be treated fairly and to be listened to. They all have a right to have a healthy lifestyle, to have extra support if needed and a right to join in cultural and artistic experiences.

“I only wish I was seven again and could be a child at your school. You do such amazing things!”

Kate Humble, July 2013, BBC wildlife presenter. 

“West Rise is a very inspiring school! I have told everyone about it!”

Jon Severs, July 2013, Editor of the Times Educational Supplement.

“West Rise Junior School is an amazing school with amazing pupils and staff”

John Craven, March 2016, Presenter on BBC’s Countryfile.

 "A beautiful school community"

Sir Ken Robinson, June 2016, Internationally acclaimed author and speaker.

At West Rise, we offer our pupils a dynamic, creative learning environment. Room 13, Shine Radio Station, artists in residence, a school farm, a Bronze Age village, Forest School, water buffalo, chickens, sheep, ducks and 120 acres of marshland are all integral and contribute to the unique experience pupils enjoy at West Rise.

The school has featured regularly in the National Press, including BBC Television News, The Times, BBC Countryfile and the Times Educational Supplement. Our media coverage has a very positive impact on the school community and inspires other schools to feel confident about embracing an educational ethos similar to our own, if they wish to do so.

Children achieve highly in sport, music and the arts both in and outside school. “Pupils achieve well throughout the school and in a wide variety of subjects, benefitting from a rich and diverse curriculum.”  “Behaviour and safety are outstanding” Ofsted 2013.

In June 2015, West Rise Junior School was named "Primary School of the Year" by the Times Educational Supplement.

There is an extraordinary community feel throughout the school as confirmed by the vast majority of visitors. If you are inspired by us, we would love to show you our amazing learning environment, innovative projects, fantastic staff and brilliant

Mike Fairclough, Headteacher