Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

office@joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk

Joydens Wood Junior School

Admission Arrangements for September 2020

Page updated 24th August 2020

 

Message to all

Monday 24th August 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

Year 3 are invited to an induction session on Friday 4th September.  This will be staggered and induction for each class will be a separate time.  This will allow our new children to see their classroom and meet their new teachers and TAs, plus be familiar with the organisation of the school day.

All parents should drop off and pick up their children off at the Wood Close entrance where you will be met by members of the SLT who will take your children to their new classrooms.  

Aberdeen - Drop off at 9.30am – Pick up at 10.30am

Belfast – Drop off at 11.00am – Pick up at 12.00pm

Cambridge – Drop off at 1.00pm – Pick up at 2.00pm

Unfortunately, at this time we cannot invite parents in to be with their children as we traditionally do.  Children should be dressed in school uniform for this hour and bring a full water bottle, no other equipment will be required. 

We look forward to seeing you on this day.  For full return on Monday 7th September please ensure you have read the 3 important documents below:

Operational Planning and Risk Assessment for full opening - September 2020

Home School Agreement - September 2020

Organisation of the School Day - September 2020


Please do not hesitate to call us should you have any questions, the school office will be manned from 8am until 4pm from Tuesday 1st September. 

Take care

Mrs Watson

 

 

Link to Year 3 Admissions Information page

Message to all

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers of our new children of Year 3 from September

September Return
As you are aware we are in the process of planning for the return of the whole school as of 7th September.  All our plans are written following the Government Guidance and will be tweaked further having received further guidance from KCC today.  These plans will be presented at our full Governing Body meeting on Thursday 16th July and released to you on Friday 17th July.  This will include our risk assessments, procedures, new policies and our curriculum recovery plan (including what, how and when subjects will be delivered). 

However in order to answer a few questions these will be the drop off and pick up arrangements:

Drop off

Wood Close: 8.30-8.40 Y3, 8.45-8.55 Y5

Birchwood Drive: 8.30-8.40 Y4, 8.45-8.55 Y6 

Pick Up

Wood Close: 3.00-3.10 Y3, 3.15-3.25 Y5

Birchwood Drive: 3.00-3.10 Y4, 3.15-3.25 Y6

I have an infant and junior child, what should I do?
Siblings can be dropped off at the Juniors from 8.30am.
Junior school siblings can be collected at the time in which the latest sibling’s allocation is.
Junior school siblings will be allowed on the Infant school site whilst you wait to collect your Infant school child 

I have two or more siblings at JWJS, what should I do?
Siblings should all be dropped off together with the child who has the earliest start time and from stated entrance.
Siblings should be collected at the time in which the latest sibling’s allocation is and from the stated entrance.

September Return - School Lunch
I can confirm that we will be offering a packed lunch as our school lunch at a cost of £2.50 per day, there will be no hot meal.  This packed lunch offer is for the entire term, there is no opt in or opt out option on a daily or weekly basis.  This will be at an overall cost of £87.50 for the entire term (until October half term).  Can you please contact the school office by Friday 17th July on 01322 522151 if you would like a school packed lunch so we can get an estimated calculation of how many lunches will need to be prepared.  Please click on the link below to see the daily menu and we will update you before you return to school on how to book, pay and choose your child's preferred lunch.  

Click Here for Packed Lunch menu

Assembly

There will be an assembly for all of the school on Friday at 11am.  I will send the link via the children's news on Friday morning. 

Communication
As always we are in the office every day if you need to communicate with us for any reason, call us on 01322 522151.  We are here to help with any concern or query. 

Take care

Mrs Watson​

        

Thursday 9th July 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

As we have now received the Government Guidance on the return to schools in September - we will publish our plan and risk assessments for you to read during next week. We are planning a full return for all our children from Monday 7th September.   However, we will be inviting our new Year 3s to attend school on Friday 4th September when they can visit their new classroom, meet their new teachers and familiarise themselves with the school site and layout.  Again, the arrangements for this day will be forwarded to you during next week.

I do hope you and your child enjoyed watching the videos of their new class teachers and TAs.  I know the children will be keen to find out more about their class, so below is a PowerPoint about each of their classes and some transition activities for them to complete.

I would also like to invite the children to watch our assembly tomorrow morning at 11am.  We will send the link to you via a text from the infants.

Please do feel free to ring the school with any queries on 01322 522151 or email the school office on office@joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk.  We are here to help with any queries.

Take care

Mrs Watson 

 

Please click on your class for your PowerPoint Presentation:

Aberdeen

Belfast

Cambridge 

Transition Activities for all:

The Cautious Caterpillar Spreading My Wings From Year-2 to Year-3

Transition map activity sheet-english

End of the year writing activity sheet

For my new teacher transition booklet

Old and new schools

Changes Transition Activity Sheet

 

     

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

I do hope you are well and looking forward to our joining us in September.  I will update you with our plans for September once they been finalised.  We have had many meetings and discussions with the infant school to ensure that we have had a full handover. 

To start our transition week, please do click on the link below to see videos from your new teachers and TAs.  I know you already are aware but just to confirm these are the classes that your children will be in as of September:

 

JWIS Class

JWJS Class

Teacher

TA

Sycamore

Aberdeen

Mrs Dalton

Mrs Louth

Mrs Preston-Plunkett

Ash

Belfast

Miss Edgson

Mrs Hensher

Mrs Donovan

Maple

Cambridge

Mrs Blackford

Mrs Wise

Mrs Saroli

 

Link to the video to meet your teachers:

Year 3   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iPfbBvy7t8XJbGqIa0gCKqmRpnz43Csy?usp=sharing

I hope you enjoy meeting the new teachers and TAs.  Please do feel free to ring the school with any queries on 01322 522151 or email the school office on office@joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk.  We are here to help with any queries.

Later this week we will upload a Powerpoint Presentation about each class and transition activities to do with your child. 

Take care

Mrs Watson

 

   

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

I know that this is a very difficult time for you as you prepare for your child to leave JWIS and join us here at JWJS.  We want to make this transition as seamless as possible.  We are working with the infant school at present to ensure that our teachers know all of your children before they join their classes in September.

Over the next few weeks we will be planning our return in September and we will update you once these have been finalised.  As you are most probably aware, we are waiting guidelines from the Government on how we are to organise this.  Please do look at the PowerPoint by clicking on the link below which will give you more information about how JWJS is run and what we will be doing during transition week.  By the end of this week, you will be advised of what house your child is in.  Unfortunately, at present, we will not be able to offer any transition days this side of September.

If you would like any questions answered, I am in school every day and available to call on 01322 522151.

Take care 

Mrs Watson

Click here for the Year 3 PowerPoint presentation 2020

     

Link to Year 3 Admissions Information page

Monday 18th May 2020

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

We are delighted that your child will be joining us at Joydens Wood Junior School this September.  As you have already been made aware, all of your children will remain in the classes that they have been in during year 2.  When the children join us in September these will be their new classes: 

 

JWIS Class

JWJS Class

Teacher

TA

Sycamore

Aberdeen

Mrs Dalton

Mrs Louth

Mrs Preston-Plunkett

Ash

Belfast

Miss Edgson

Mrs Hensher

Mrs Donovan

Maple

Cambridge

Mrs Blackford

Mrs Wise

Mrs Saroli

 

In this unprecedented time, we know that our usual transition events will possibly not take place.  However, we are planning lots of events that we can do virtually and will send you information about these over the next few weeks.

You will find all the new admissions information on our website: https://www.joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk/key-information-1/admission-arrangements/admissions-year-3 Please ensure that you have read all of the information before completing your admission form.

We will not be sending out any paperwork to be completed, but we do require our standard admission form be filled in online.  Please can this be completed by Friday 5th June.  The form should take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.  It must be completed in one sitting.  Unfortunately, you cannot save it and return to it.       

In the meantime, should you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact us.   We are in school every day answering calls from 8.30am – 4.00pm or email the school office at office@joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your child to Joydens Wood Junior School in September.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Jacqueline Watson

Headteacher