Dale Avenue, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8LS

01273 842421

office@windmills.w-sussex.sch.uk

CORONAVIRUS:  Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.

UPDATED 22nd June 2020

Please note that the school will be shut for all children (including key workers) on Monday 20th July.

This is a planned INSET day which the school will be taking.

From Monday 1st June, school will be open to Year 6 children and children of key workers. 

FORTHCOMING INSET DAYS

Autumn term:   

Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th September 2020

 

Phased return for pupils from Monday 7th September 

Spring term: 

Monday 4th January 2021

Monday 22nd February 2021

Summer term:  Friday 23rd July 2021

Welcome

The Windmills Junior School is a three form entry Junior School in the village of Hassocks just outside the South Downs National Park. We are exceptionally proud of our school and our pupils. Our pupils are highly motivated and thrive in our stimulating learning environment. We value the importance of creative learning and working together as a community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and provide exciting learning and sporting activities to ensure that the children have a wealth of experiences as they learn and grow.

We have a highly skilled team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who are extremely caring and totally committed to children’s learning, happiness and well-being.

 

We believe that sound values and a positive attitude are crucial in becoming lifelong learners and our expectations of the children are very high. We want our children to love school, love learning and feel proud of their own achievements.

Hopefully you will find all the information that you need on the  website, but please feel free to contact the school office on the email, or phone number above with any queries. 

Headteacher: Mrs Leila Murray

Coronavirus - information for families 

We wish to clarify for families the Government advice issued on Monday 16th March: 

·If any member of a family has symptoms of Coronavirus the whole household should self isolate for 14 days  

·  Nobody should therefore come in to school for a period of 14 days if any member of their household has symptoms 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

If in any doubt, we would ask you to please err on the side of caution at this challenging time and follow the guidance to self isolate your whole household. 

NHS Coronavirus Information

Talking to Your Children about Coronavirus - YoungMinds

Talking to Your Children about Coronavirus - MHF

Latest Guidance from WSCC

WSCC Coronavirus Update

 

Advice for Parents from the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership 

Advice for Parents about what to do if your child is unwell or injured during Coronavirus

The poster can be viewed via School News and the Useful Links page.

 

Latest Guidance from the DfE:

Guidance for Families - Re-opening schools to Year 6 from 1st June

Guidance for Families with primary school children

Coronavirus - information for children 

"You're all going to be really, really important in slowing down the spread of this disease."

Public Health England have advised that adults can support children by watching Newsround viewers put their questions to Drs Chris and Xand vanTulleken of CBBC's Operation Ouch.

Please click on the link below for essential viewing for speaking to children about the disease.

CBBC Newsround - Coronavirus Questions

The Children's Commissioner has also published the following information:

Childrens Guide to Coronavirus

You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111

 

Childline has a really good page about the coronavirus that might be worth looking at with 10 tips to cope during lockdown: 

Childline Advice - Top Tips for Coping 

Click on Learning Zone below for guidance on ways to continue learning from home for children who are unable to attend school.

NEW page . . . click on image below to see Mrs Murray's online assemblies 

 

Spellings are now accessed via School Jotter, click on the image below to be taken to the login page.

Sport Premium

Useful Links

If you would like to receive paper copies of any letters or documents on the website please contact the school office who will be happy to provide a copy free of charge. 

Out of School Provision

 

The Windmills Junior School Choir

Parents' Evening Bookings

Latest Newsletters

  • 28 Feb 2020
    The Windmills News 7 - 28th February 2020

    Year 4 'Titanic' workshop - drama, dressing up and dancing - and homework projects; Music across the school with glockenspiels, African djembe drumming, tenor horns, WW2 songs and Mexican waves; Y6 make piccalilli as part of their war time cooking experiment; Year 3 design inventions to help Wallace and Gromit and share their superb homework tasks; continuing their Hidden Kingdom topic Y5 learn important survival techniques.

  • 29 Jan 2020
    The Windmills News 6 - 29th January 2020

    Read about the school choir's 02 Arena trip; Y6 share with you their 'Invasion Day' writing; enjoy superb sketches and narratives by Y4; Y3 have been exploring Ancient Greece and investigating their place in the world; 'Hidden Kingdoms' is the topic for Y5 - read some of their excellent work; see thoughts from the children about the motivational quotes displayed around the school; Sportshall Athletics and Cross Country Finals reports.

  • 18 Dec 2019
    The Windmills News 5_18th December 2019

    Y4 Christmas production, FOWS Christmas Fayre and Y6 games; report from Y3 on exploring rocks, soils and fossils in science; Y5 tell us about their recent DT cooking project; take a look at homework from around the school; news from recent cross country and football events; community and governance updates.

Latest School Events

Y6 Ardingly Trip06Jul2020

Y6 Dress Rehearsal Y2 & Y310Jul2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Y6 Production to Y4 & Y513Jul2020

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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