Initially, children will be entering and leaving the school through different gates and at different times. With staggered start and finish times in place, we will be offering ‘supervision’ time for any parents who have children in different classes; this will provide one drop off and collection time. For example, if you had a child in Bumblebees and Dragonflies, you would drop both children off at 8.30am and collect them both at 3.30pm. During ‘supervision’ time, activities will take place in the classrooms, with the class teacher.
All children will go straight to their classrooms and any children at breakfast club will go to their classroom at 8.30am. Any children attending After School Club will be taken to the main hall at 3.30pm.
All children in Bumblebees, Grasshoppers and Dragonflies, will enter the school via the main entrance.
Please ensure that you are on time and adhering to social distancing rules. Parents will need to drop off and collect their child off at the main gate- there will be no access to the building.
Children should wear full school uniform and will require a PE kit in school. We will no longer share
spare kit, including plimsolls or trainers.
Every child will have their own stationery pack so should not bring in a pencil case or similar to use from home. The use of other equipment or resources that are used across the school and by different year groups will be ‘quarantined’ for the appropriate period of time if they cannot be easily cleaned.
We will have whole school assemblies twice a week but this will take place virtually, with all children remaining in their classrooms
The children will obviously be told to wash their hands frequently including on arrival, before and after being outside, before and after eating and on a regular basis. The children that have been in school since the 1st June have taken to this very well.
All classrooms will be set up in a way that minimises the risk of transmission.
There will, of course, be a need to take into account the time children have been out of school, not only academically but also how it has affected their mental wellbeing and also their readiness to learn. The teachers’ timetables and coverage in class will reflect this; we will not be focusing solely on English and Maths but will continue to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
As we will need to minimise the number of adults in school, we cannot allow parents into the school building. However the office phone, email and WEDUC can be used to contact any member of staff, to support you in any way. If you do need to meet face-to-face with a member of staff, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required, booked via the main office. As has been the case since June 1st, any
medicines should be dropped into the box in the main entrance, in a labelled bag with a completed medical form.
Water Meadows Primary School is right on the doorstep of Hersden and Hoplands Farm.
If you want to know more about our school, please take a good look around our website where you can find lots of information about our school. You can scroll through this page and then use the navigation at the top of this page for even more information.
New School Building!
Opened in September 2020, our new school building brings us 4 new classrooms.
Ladybirds Classroom Tour!
Watch Mrs Graham take you on a tour of our Reception Classroom!
Is your child starting school in September 2021?
Do you want to help your child’s transition into their first year at school?
Then join our Rising 4s facebook group!
You will be able to find lots of videos showing you what life is like in Reception class at Water Meadows!
How to apply
To apply for a school place, you need to apply through Kent County Council before 15th January 2021 and choose Water Meadows Primary School as your preference on your application.
Follow the link below to apply for a place online.
An Engaging Curriculum
Within carefully selected topics, our children make meaningful links between Art, Music, History, Geography, Design Technology, English, Mathematics and Science.
They are helped to understand how these subjects bring a deeper understanding to their lives, other people and the world.
Children are given the opportunity to attend numerous educational visits linked to their topic and are regularly visited by a variety of interesting professional who give talks or provide exciting workshops.
Wrap Around Care
We recognise the importance of providing childcare options to assist working parents.
Water Meadows is open from 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday.
As well as our Breakfast Club and After School Club, we offer a range of free Extra-Curricular Clubs every term that children can take part in after school.
Engaging and rich EYFS experiences
Our children are excited and motivated to engage in rich and challenging experiences, both inside and outside of their classroom. We have high ambitions for all of our children, with staff planning carefully to meet each child’s needs and stage of development, ensuring our children get off to a great start in their education. Child initiated play based learning is at the heart of our practice. where we carefully plan for opportunities, activities and experiences that develop all of our children into independent, resilient and confident learners.
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Joining our EYFS
Take a look at the video we made for our EYFS children and parents who started with us this September.
A LOVE of reading
Our broad and balanced curriculum ensures that teaching of reading is tailored to the children, with a clear understanding of the skills needed to be a successful reader and how these develop during each term and year. Teachers are clear of the barriers to learning to read and are forensic in identifying these in individual pupils and groups and they use a range of strategies to overcome these, including careful deployment of skilled adults.
Take a look back at last year
It was a memorable year for all children, parents and staff at schools in The Stour Academy Trust.
What do we get up to?
One of the best ways to get a feel for what our school is like is to look through our newsfeed below. Here you will find just a taste of what it is like to be a pupil at Water Meadows Primary School. Click on the ‘Load more’ button to view even more examples or take a look at our facebook page.