Templewood Primary School

Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly

Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7SD

01707 324251

admin@templewood.herts.sch.uk

Roots to Grow Wings to Fly

Parents

In this section we have included additional information you may find of use as parents and carers.  Please let us know if you would like to see any other information included. 

 

 

Starting at Templewood

Before starting at Templewood, you will have had the opportunity to attend either an Induction Evening(Nursery & Reception pupils) or a meeting with a member of the senior Leadership Team.  To limit the amount of paperwork distributed during these meetings, we have created an area where all documentation is available for you to access in your own time.

   

Uniform

Templewood School Uniform is available to order from the School Office.  Please complete the order form and return to the school office.  The Templewood School Association (TSA) organises a sale of nearly new uniform each term.  Please look out for details in the newsletter. Items can also be ordered using this form, subject to availability. Please ensure all clothing is clearly named.

Winter Uniform

  • Grey skirt and trousers
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt or polo shirt
  • Maroon jumper with or without school logo
  • White, grey or black socks / tights
  • Black shoes for indoor use (no plimsolls)

Summer Uniform

  • Grey shorts
  • Yellow and white checked/striped dress

PE kit

  • Outdoor trainers
  • Tracksuit or jogging bottoms for winter
  • Plimsolls for indoor PE
  • Plain black shorts
  • White polo shirt

EYFS

Children wear the same school uniform with maroon jogging bottoms.

 

Other information

The children may wear a watch but no other jewellery items. Children with pierced ears must wear one pair of plan studs only. Please try to avoid large bows and headbands. Nails should be short with no varnish.

  Uniform Order Form

 

 

Learning Logs (Homework)

At Templewood our home learning is a whole school approach and is completed weekly. Pupils are given a red A4 book to complete their Learning Log. Pupils start this approach from January in Year 1 and continue until they leave in Year 6. Learning Objectives and Success Criteria are provided each week to ensure pupils are aware of the tasks and can self-assess against them. Learning Logs are given out to pupils on a Thursday and collected on a Tuesday.

Mathletics and Bug Club are in addition to the tasks set unless stated otherwise in that week's Learning Log.

Please see links below for further guidance for your child's Key stage.

KS1 guidance (Years 1 and 2)

KS2 guidance (Years 3 to 6)

 

 

Hertfordshire Catering (HCL)

As a school we have Hertfordshire Catering Limited providing our School Dinners.  The children are able to choose from the pupil choice menu each day to ensure that they are served with the meal of their choice. 

 HCL Menu Autumn Winter 

 

 

 Online Payment

We are now using the online payment system operated by School Gateway.  Please follow the link to register and login to make any payments.  Please ensure that the school office have your up to date mobile number and email address to be linked directly to the Templewood Account.

 

 

 Parent Partnership Booklets

Over the past few years we have developed a number of Parent Partnership booklets to give further guidance to parents and carers about the curriculum at Templewood.  Should you have any suggestions for further booklets, please email the school office.

Parent Partnership Booklets

 

  

Assessment Information

EYFS Information for Parents

Keys Stage 1 and 2 Understanding Assessment

 

 

Birthday Treats

To help promote our ‘Healthy School’ status we kindly ask that parents do not provide sweets or party bags for their child's class. An alternative idea is to bring in a book which could be new or one in good condition. The teacher will put a special label inside commemorating the event and acknowledging the donation. This book will be read and enjoyed by the class and longer lasting as a birthday treat!

We hope you will support us on this idea.

 

School closures due to snow

Occasionally it has been necessary to close the school due to bad weather.  When making a decision to close the school, there are a number of issues that have to be considered:  

  • Some staff members live a considerable distance from Welwyn.  We have to be confident that there will be sufficient staff able to get here in order to teach the students.  We have to ensure a safe level of supervision. 
  • The condition of the site – is it safe for students and staff to move around the school? 
  • It is a difficult decision to make and parents will appreciate the dilemma between giving everyone sufficient notice of closure and trying to guess what road and weather conditions will be between 8.00 and 8.30am  

If at all possible a decision will be taken the night before or as early as possible on the day.  Our decision will be posted on the school’s website and our school App, which will be updated regularly. A text message will also be sent to parents and carers via our School Gateway. Please make sure you download the app to save school costs as text messages are charged at 10p per text.

 We will inform local radio stations – BBC Three Counties 103.8FMHeart Four Counties 97.6FM or Bob FM 106.7FM and 106.9FM. We will also inform the local authority of closure – this information will be found on the Herts Direct website.

No closure message on our website means that we intend to open and all students will be expected to attend. 

 When the school closes we appreciate how inconvenient and difficult this is for families and how disruptive it is for students’ learning.  Our primary concern has to be the safety of the students and staff.  Please be assured we will not make this decision lightly.