Marchants Hill

Children in year 6 enjoy a week long residential trip to PGL Marchants Hill in Hindhead during the summer term.

The resources will will help you and your child get ready for this exiting opportunity. We also encourage you to review the PGL Marchants Parents Guide for more details. Included here is a 3D interactive map of the site and some activities.

Kit List

There are some specific items that your child will need to take with them for their stay. Having the right kit with them will ensure that they can participate in all activities and enjoy them fully.

Our Presentation for Parents

Our pre-departure presentation explains they key things you need to know before children leave. It explains the arrical and depature processes, activities children will participate in, daily routines, food and drink and much more.

If you need any further advice or guidance regarding the Marchants Hill residential visit, please speak to your childs class teacher in the first instance.

Hampshire County Council has provided us with a useful reference sheet for parents to help you identify coronavirus symptoms, understand what to if you think someone has symptoms and what to do when you receive coronavirus test results.

Thank you to all the critical workers and key workers who have made the difficult decision to keep their child/children at home for the safety of pupils, staff, and the wider community.

Government guidelines state that parents who are critical workers and key workers should aim to keep children at home if they can.

If your child has a place at school and your circumstances change or you change your mind, you can withdraw your child from school to complete remote education.

If your child has been invited to attend school during this lockdown, we expect them to attend every day unless you advise us that you are withdrawing them to learn at home. If your child is unable to for any reason (for example, they are unwell), please report this as usual by calling us and leaving a clear message on the absence line. Your message must include your name, your child’s name, their class and the reason for absence.

Changes to operating arrangements in response to national lockdown (@21:15, 04.01.2021)

The Prime Minister in his announcement at 8pm this evening announced closure from tomorrow until February half term for all schools as part of a second national lockdown. Therefore Hook Junior School will be closed for ALL pupils from tomorrow, Tuesday January 5th with children accessing remote learning via Seesaw.

Children of key workers and vulnerable children only

As yet, we await formal written guidance from the DfE but children of key workers and vulnerable children will be invited to attend school from Wednesday January 6th. In order for us to plan and organise staffing for pupil numbers we politely request that if you are a key worker or a parent of a vulnerable child that you inform us if you wish for your child to attend school from Wednesday January 6th by completing a brief survey by 1pm on Tuesday January 5th, 2021. Given the rate of infection and the move to lockdown, it is entirely up to parents (key workers or of vulnerable children) to decide if you wish your child to attend school or not. Children of key workers and vulnerable children will undertake at school the same remote learning that children are undertaking at home.

In the meantime, we will be in touch with further advice as soon as we have more details from the DfE. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we act in response to Government advice and work for the children’s best interest towards a move back to remote learning.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Martin

Headteacher

Catch Up Premium Funding Report

Our Covid Catch Up Premium Funding Report explains how we will invest additional funding allocated by the Government to support all children who have experienced interruption to their learning as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Local Restriction Checker

To coincide with three tier restrictions coming into force on Monday 12 October 2020, the Government has published a post code checker for you to check the local tier level for any given area and explains what you can and cannot do.

Remote Learning Strategy and Remote Learning Policy

To provide continuity of education during the coronavirus pandemic, we have created a Remote Learning Strategy and a Remote Learning Policy .

These documents set out our intention for providing remote learning for pupils who are self-isolating and unable to attend school.

My child has one or more symptoms of Coronavirus. What should I do?

It is important that if your child (or anyone in their household) has any coronavirus symptoms, they must not attend school and stay at home.

You must arrange for the person with symptoms to get a test and tell us their test results.

If the test is negative and nobody else in the household is displaying symptoms, your child can return to school.

We recommend that all parents and carers read advice published by the NHS Test and Trace team and offers further advice on when to get a coronavirus test.

Staying safe when online

Children have access to a multitude of online sites and apps and understanding the potential benefit and risks associated with each can be challenging.

The Parent Zone website includes a guide to the most popular online services that your child may have access to.

NetAware.org.uk offers a similar collection of resources.

Home Learning for families who are isolating

Home Learning resources are provided for children who are isolating.

  • Home Learning resources posted daily on SeeSaw
  • Resources are only assigned to those pupils who we know are in isolation
  • When you have notified us that you are isolating, the teacher will upload work each day for your child to complete the following day
  • Work will continue to be uploaded daily until your child returns
  • Home learning is explained in more detail in a letter for year 6, year 5, year 4 and year 3.

Online Learning while in Isolation

We are providing online learning for children who are isolating. This is made available via our learning platform, SeeSaw. Spending more time at home, children may be online for longer than under normal circumstances during term time and exposed to different content and associated risks. The London Grid for Learning has produced a video aimed at parents of children in primary school to help you support your child in this respect.

Parenting Support

Parenting or caring for children can be challenging and there are a number of resources that can help you and your family cope with the changing needs of your children as they grow.

Hampshire Specialist Parenting Support Services

The Hampshire Specialist Parenting Support Services (HSPSS) service provides parenting support programmes for parents and carers who have children diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are displaying troubling or challenging behaviours, conduct disorder and anti-social behaviour including child to parent violence

Southern Health NHS School Nursing

The NHS School Nursing pages provides advice, guidance and support resources for parents in a range of physical, emotional and social subjects that may be relevant to children as they grow.

ParentZone

ParentZone provides information and advice for parents and carers in order to help children be safer online and able to cope with the challenges associated with the online world. A library of resources related to all aspects of online life, ParentZone is a comprehensive point of reference for understanding and managing your childs online presence and experiences. for ParentZone expands upon much of the information in our own e-Safety guide.

Home School Agreement

The Home School Agreement explains the terms under which Hook Junior School, Parents and Pupils will engage.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • Provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for your child to attend.
  • Care for your child’s safety and happiness.
  • Monitor your child’s punctuality and attendance in line with their achievement, behaviour and wellbeing.
  • Inform you when there are concerns about your child’s attendance and punctuality.

Uniform

  • Offer a cost-effective, easily accessible school uniform.
  • which promotes a sense of pride community and belonging.

Home / School

  • Work together in constructive partnership with parents and carers for the benefit of their child.
  • Set your child regular Home Learning tasks, including reading, times tables, spellings, maths and literacy work.
  • Keep you informed of your child’s progress, learning and well-being, through meetings, learning consultations, parents’ evenings and an annual written report.
  • Keep you informed about general school matters through regular communication.
  • Contact you as soon as possible if we are concerned about your child’s progress, behaviour, attendance or well-being.
  • Respond to you as soon as possible if you contact us.

Effort

  • Plan a meaningful, enjoyable curriculum that engages children, meets their different needs and motivates them to learn.
  • Encourage and motivate children to always do their best and enable them to achieve their best in all areas of learning.
  • Provide a range of extra-curricular activities designed to enrich your child’s school experience.
  • Enable your child to understand that success and achievement can come with effort.

Behaviour

  • Have high expectations for work and behaviour, fostering respectful relationships and helping to develop a sense of rights and responsibilities.
  • Implement positive behaviour management strategies and develop a policy that supports this.
  • Develop children socially, morally, spiritually and culturally within the school values and British Values.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • Make sure my child arrives at school on time, correctly dressed in school uniform and ready for the day ahead.
  • Fully support the school Attendance Policy. Avoid taking holidays or days out during the school term. Seek authority from the Headteacher for any absences.
  • Contact the school each day of my child’s absence.
  • Make arrangements for my child’s safe journey to and from school and ensure that they are collected on time at the end of the day.

Uniform

  • Ensure my child attends school in the correct school uniform and shoes.
  • Ensure my child’s school uniform and PE kit is smart and clean.
  • Ensure my child has the correct PE kit.

Home / School

  • Support my child to complete their Home Learning Activities - maths, literacy and spelling and regularly listening to reading, ensuring they are all completed on time.
  • Ensure that my child reads every night and that their reading record is completed, signed and returned to school.
  • Ensure that the school is informed immediately of any change to contact details.
  • Attend learning consultations and discussions about my child’s progress, achievement and social development.
  • Reply to any school correspondence.
  • Ensure that no negative, personal or adverse comments about children, staff or the school are posted on any social networks or websites, including Facebook.
  • Be respectful and considerate towards all members of the school and the local community.

Effort

  • Speak to school staff about any concerns or circumstances that might affect my child’s work, attitude or behaviour.
  • Help my child to be healthy in mind and body.
  • Help my child to understand that success and achievement can come with effort.

Behaviour

  • Support my child’s education at Hook Junior School under its values and policies by encouraging high standards, a positive attitude and good behaviour.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • Come to school every day on time.

Uniform

  • Wear my school uniform and school shoes.
  • Wear the correct school PE kit.

Home / School

  • Bring everything I need to school on the day it is required.
  • Look after any books or other school property that I borrow.
  • Complete my home learning – spelling, times tables, maths and literacy, on time and return it completed to school.
  • Read daily at home and record what I have done in my reading record.
  • Tell an adult if something is making me sad or angry.
  • Tell a teacher or someone at home if I find my work difficult.

Effort

  • Always try my best and work to my full potential in all aspects of my learning.

Behaviour

  • Be a good ambassador for the school by obeying the school rules both in school, during extra-curricular activities and while on off-site activities:
    • Be gentle.
    • Be kind and helpful.
    • Work hard.
    • Look after property.
    • Be respectful to all adults and each other.
    • Listen to others.
    • Be honest.
    • Be polite.