Wood Farm Primary School

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Reach Higher

I challenge myself

I aim high, and I'm not put off if things seem hard

I know I can be part of the best

See Further

I'm imaginative - I like ideas, and I like other people's ideas

I know about different places in the world

I'm good at coming up with different possibilities

Shine Brighter

I get on well with other people

I'm proud of what I do well, I'm proud of my school and I know where I'm going

I'll help you shine too!

Corona Virus Information

Now that school is fully open to all year groups we've updated some of our key information.  We'll add to it as more information as it becomes available, so do check back. Note: some of these links take you to external sites, for which we don't have control of contents).

Public Health: information for parents Emergency school arrangements Information and advice from government
If you are worried about a child Help from Oxford City Council

Supporting wellbeing & mental health if children can't be at school

PDF icon Click here to read our school opening risk assessment

Contacting your child's teacher

To ensure proper social distancing we have needed to put in place some new arrangements for how parents and carers communicate with school staff.  At this time parents and carers are not allowed to enter the school buildings or playground, and school staff are not available for discussions in person.  You can contact the school office by telephone or by email, and ask for a message to be passed to a teacher or other staff member.

Parents can also contact their child's class teacher by email:

frogs@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

R, Miss Vyas

bees@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

R, Miss Jenkins

foxes@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y1, Miss Portway

ladybirds@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y1, Miss Slee

badgers@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y2, Miss Key

squirrels@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y2, Miss Bennett

dragonflies@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y3, Miss Parry

hedgehogs@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y3, Miss Constantinescu

owls@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y4, Mr Payne

otters@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y4, Miss Werrell

kestrels@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y5, Mr Stanton

woodpeckers@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y5, Miss Morris

kingfishers@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

 

Y6, Miss O’Connell

redkites@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

Y6, Miss Fellows

lighthouse@wood-farm.oxon.sch.uk

The Lighthouse,

Mr Martin

 

 

FAQs

My child has Covid-19 symptoms, what do I do?

If your child, you or anyone in your household has any of the Covid symptoms you must stay home.

The symptoms are a high temperature, a continuous cough, loss/change of sense of taste or smell.  Contact the NHS 119 testing service to arrange a Covid test.  Make sure you tell us who has symptoms (your child, or another family member).  Your whole household will need to isolate for 14 days - including the brothers and sisters of any children in your home.  Let us know the result of the test.

My child seems fine but I think I might have Covid symptoms.  What do I do?

If you or anyone in your household has symptoms your whole household needs to self-isolate. Contact the NHS testing service to arrange a test for yourself.  Remember to let us know your family is self-isolating.

Where do I bring my child to at the start of the day?

Please come to the main school entrance, and follow the one-way system down the ramp and around to the school gate.  Please come at the correct time for your child's year group.  Keep to the distance markers, to help everyone to socially distance.  When asked please follow the route round onto the playground - children will join their teachers there, and parents will continue to follow the markers round a route past the Youth Centre, back to the main road.

Can I go over and talk to my child's teacher?

Unfortunately not - we need to keep school staff in their bubbles separate from parents at the moment, otherwise they would have too many contacts to keep the children as safe as possible.  If you need to speak to a member of staff please call or email the school.  Teachers will be happy to arrange a time for a telephone conversation to discuss how your child is getting on in school.

What if I'm worried about my child?

Although we can't meet face-to-face as we normally would we do want to stay in touch and sort out any concerns you might have.  Please do call the school or email if you'd like to arrange a conversation with a member of staff.

Are children wearing masks/face coverings in school?

Currently the government's guidelines say primary-aged children are not recommended to wear face coverings.  Some parents prefer their children to wear a face covering on the journey to/from school.  If children have a face covering they need to be able to store it safely in a sealed bag during the day.

Will teachers and other staff be wearing masks?

Teachers and TAs won't normally need face coverings in class or on the playground.  Some individual adults in school need to be particularly careful about social distancing, so they might wear a clear see-through face shield in class.  In the mornings and at the end of the day the adults who supervise the gates and entrances will be wearing a see-through face shield.

In the school building adults will put on a face covering in some shared areas, like the staff room, or if their job means they need to move between bubbles for more than just a minute.  Essential visitors from outside the school will be required to wear a face covering.

Do parents need to wear face coverings on the school site?

If possible parents are asked to wear a face covering when dropping off or collecting children, as lots of different households will be coming to the site at the same time.

Updated 08.09.20