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Welcome to Thames View Junior School
I would like to warmly welcome you to our school. Our motto is ‘Striving for Excellence’ At the heart of everything we do is to make a difference to our children’s lives.
At Thames View Junior School, we aim to provide an excellent start to pupils education; growing confidence and a love of learning within the context of excellent teaching, high expectations and a relevant, interesting, ambitious and engaging curriculum.
Thames View Juniors is a community school which is based in Barking within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. We pride ourselves on providing a caring and friendly atmosphere associated with smaller schools.
We pride ourselves on not only our academic achievements but also out sporting opportunities, love of singing and performance and our planned events and trips to enrich the lives of our children.
Our School’s Vision for our Curriculum
The curriculum at Thames View Junior School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives.
It ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our School Values:
Thursday 27th August
Dear Parents & Carers,
Returning to School
We are very excited to be able to welcome all of our pupils back to school from September 2020. I would now like to share some information about the procedures we have put in place. Please read this letter very carefully, as it contains important information that we must adhere to in order to protect our school and community.
When your child returns to school from 7th September, s/he will be in a ‘bubble’ comprised of their year group, teachers and support staff. “Bubble” is the term given by the Government guidelines for the group that your child will be in while at school.
Arrival and departure times for each year group will be staggered, as will break and lunch times.
Understandably, parents and carers are bound to have lots of questions about the re-opening of school and I would like to take the opportunity of addressing these.
What happens if my child has symptoms of coronavirus?
If your child has any symptoms of coronavirus, it is essential that you do not send them to school and notify us as soon as possible. The NHS advises that the main symptoms of coronavirus are as follows:
- High temperature
- A new continuous cough
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Tests are now available for everyone and you should book a test immediately. In the event that the test is positive, you must let us know straight away.
Does my child have to wear school uniform?
Yes. All children should return to school in full school uniform. As ever, please ensure that this is clearly labelled with your child’s name. To better protect the school and community we are requesting that the children wear clean uniform each day. With this in mind, for the first term the children are able to come into school on a Wednesday in non-uniform. This will allow time for washing and drying ready for Thursday and Friday.
Please see the school website for further information about school uniform.
What are you doing about start and finish times?
In order to reduce congestion in and around the school, your child will have a specific start and finish time. In order to ensure the safety of your child and our school community, it is essential that you drop off and collect at the times you are given. We would really appreciate your support with this.
Entrances and exits will be clearly signed, and members of the senior leader team will be on duty to help with any queries.
|Year Group||Start Time||Finish Time||Gate|
|3||8:45 am||3:00 pm||Yr 3/Car Park Gate|
|4||8:45 am||3:00 pm||Year 6 Gate|
|5||9:00 am||3:15 pm||Year 6 Gate|
|6||9:00 am||3:15 pm||Yr 3/Car Park Gate|
Can I come into the school?
You may drop off and collect your child at their gate. However, please note that we will not be accepting any visitors in to school without an appointment arranged by the school office. We would ask that you follow social distancing guidelines when you drop off and collect your child and not to congregate in groups by the playground. Only one parent or carer may drop off or collect their child. If you would like to know how the school is set up, we will be posting videos on our twitter page before your child returns to school @thamesviewj
Is my child allowed to bring anything to school from home?
The guidance has now been relaxed somewhat. Your child can bring their book bag to school with their reading book. No rucksacks please, as we simply do not have the space! Your child should also bring a named water bottle. Lunch boxes are allowed. Your child should also bring their named PE kit to school.
Children cannot bring in their own pencil cases or stationary. Each child will be given an allocated stationary pack which they will not share with anyone else at school.
What are you doing about hand washing?
The children will sanitise their hands on entering the school. They will continue to wash their hands at regular intervals throughout the day and before they eat. Please remind them about the importance of washing their hands thoroughly and also that they should cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow.
Can my child wear a face covering in school?
No. They can of course wear them to travel to school but they must be removed at the school gate and given to a parent/carer.
Will you be serving school dinners?
Yes, hot and cold options will be available, and the children will be eating in the hall.
Will you be having Breakfast club?
Yes, this will be up and running again, but not for the first 2 weeks. It will be a reduced service. In order to attend Breakfast club, you will need to book your child in using ParentMail. Further information about booking clubs will be sent out next week.
Will you be running after school clubs?
Yes, clubs will be running. They will not start until week 2 or 3 and you must book your child into a club using ParentMail. All clubs will be run in year group bubbles. Further information about booking clubs will be sent out next week.
Are you going to have assemblies?
No, assemblies will be class-based or, in the case of a whole-school assembly, carried out remotely.
We understand that ‘back to school’ doesn’t have quite the same feel to it this year. Please be assured that we are doing everything possible to keep your children safe. We encourage you to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help you plan for your child’s return to school.
Mrs Rachel Anthony
The school uniform shop are coming on the following days:
- 13th August 10am-1pm
- 21st August 10am-1pm
- 11th September 2pm – 4pm
- 18th September 9am-11am
COVID Safety Measures
In order to maintain the safety of the staff and customers there are some guidelines which must be followed.
- Only one parent per pupil will be admitted.
- All customers must be wearing a face mask.
- Uniform cannot be tried on.
There will be controlled access into the school with a ‘one in one out’ system in place.
The shop will be accepting cash and card payments.
Same day exchanges will not be possible and all customers looking to exchange are asked to refer to the exchange policy on the shop’s website.
Year Group Colours
The colours for the year group shirts next year are as follows:
Year 3– Red
Year 4– Yellow
Year 5– Blue
You can also buy school uniform from: