Long Wittenham C of E Primary School
Remote Learning at LWPS
Our school is now closed to all children except those who are vulnerable or children of critical workers. Our Remote Learning Plan is now in place and uses Microsoft Teams as its platform.
All pupils are accessing the same work whether that is at home or in school. In accordance with guidance from the DfE, pupils have been set work as follows:
All pupils have a morning check in video call with their TA and Class Teacher. This is an opportunity for them to discuss the day’s tasks, or for the parents of our younger children to check learning with the teacher. Pupils use this as an opportunity to interact with their friends and keep in touch. There are other opportunities for catch ups throughout the day and pupils and staff interact with one another via the chat function in Teams. Work is submitted on Teams and outcomes feedback to the children either in written form (on the piece of work or via chat) or verbally.
Planning for English takes the form of our usual planning method, but parents may see that we are using smaller units of work so that pupils maintain engagement and have opportunities to write every single day. Writing planning is always based on a rich text which provides opportunities to explore writing genres, grammar, vocabulary and skill. A Power Point presentation always accompanies the plan for the week as well as a voice over recording providing specific instructions as well as setting high expectations for outcomes. A range of genres is covered from traditional tales, narrative, letters, reports, diaries and poetry. Our long-term plan can be viewed in our Curriculum Offer and Learning Behaviours document on our website.
Maths continues in the form of White Rose maths. Children are signposted to the Power Point presentation, again with voice over recording, which provides all of the information and instructions needed to continue the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Our Remote Learning Plan details the websites we subscribe to. These are to be used to enrich the learning experience but by no means are to be used as the only learning resource – we want to limit screen time as much as everyone else.
We continue to do all we can to support pupils in school as well as at home and fully appreciate how difficult this is for parents working from home and engaging with remote learning. We are all here to help as much as we can under the current government guidance, and we are very much looking forward to seeing all of our families back in school when it is safe.
With warmest wishes and please stay safe,
Alison Bellingham, Headteacher
Welcome to Long Wittenham C of E Primary School
Thank you for visiting our website! Long Wittenham Primary School is a vibrant rural primary school in South Oxfordshire, located at the foot of Wittenham Clumps and between the towns of Abingdon and Didcot.
How we learn is fundamental to our school ethos, as are our core Christian values of compassion, resilience and trust. Our curriculum holds our unique learning behaviours at its heart and our pupils demonstrate excellent independence, aspiration, determination, curiosity and community-mindedness in all that they do. This is what makes us different and this is why we have experienced such vastly improved outcomes for pupils.
Your children are our priority and always will be, whether that is in their academic studies, sporting interests, artistic flair or their pastoral needs – whatever they need, they get in abundance. Excellent relationships with parents and our wider school and village community add to our unique setting and the family-feel of our school.
Come and visit us when it is safe to do so and watch our school video below for an insight into what it is really like here at Long Wittenham Primary School. We look forward to welcoming you into the Long Wittenham Way.
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Term dates 20/21
Autumn term 2020:
Term begins for pupils: Thursday 3rd September
Inset days: Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October
Half term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th October
Term ends: Friday 18th December – 1.30pm
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“We believe that both our boys are getting a really good education and are so pleased that you are steering the school so well.”
Parent, 12 Feb 2019
“Just wanted to thank you and all the teachers and staff at LW for providing an awesome school for our children!… I’m so pleased our children feel safe and are being well looked after too! ”
Parent, 11 Feb 2019
“I just wanted to say that…the work you have put into LWPS generally, your collaborative and proactive approach to school leadership is exemplary! There were moments where I felt proud and felt I should feed this back to you directly.”
Parent, 19 Jan 2019
Our unique setting enables us to benefit from Forest School sessions as part of our wider curriculum. Nature makes us relax, builds our resilience and often makes all that surrounds us more meaningful; we feel more at peace. The children at our school are privileged to spend quality time outdoors through Forest School and under the guidance of our Forest School professionals.
Wrap Around Care: Breakfast Club and After School Clubs
We offer a Breakfast Club and After School Club, Monday – Friday, run by the school
Breakfast club is from 8am – no need to book!
After School Club is until 4.30 or 5.30pm. Book regular or ad hoc sessions by contacting the school office. Activities include homework sessions, art and crafts, cookery, book club, board games and more…
Childcare Vouchers are accepted for both Breakfast Club and After School Club.
We also offer after school activities on a termly basis, including Football and Gymnastics.
We are a nut free school.
Families please note that we are strictly a nut free school. Please ensure that no nut products are brought into school or included in packed lunches (even on school trips). Please also ensure that no nut products are consumed within the school grounds at any time of day. Thank you.
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- School Prospectus 2020 [ PDF]
- Oxfordshire School admissions (external link)
- Childline – help and advice for children
- The Key – safeguarding resource hub for parents
- GOV.UK – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping children safe from abuse and harm
At Long Wittenham C of E (C) Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. Read the full statement.
New data protection regulations
From 25th May 2018 there were changes made to the current data protection regulations (GDPR). Long Wittenham Primary School regards the protection of personal data relating to staff, children and parents/carers as a very important matter. On the school website, in accordance with best practice, we have published our updated data protection policy and Pupil Privacy notice. The Pupil Privacy notice outlines the pupil information that we collect, hold and share including the lawful basis about how we use this information. If you would like a printed copy of the data protection policy and privacy notice please do not hesitate to contact the school office.