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New Year 7 2020-21

Welcome

We look forward to welcoming your child to Baylis Court School on 3rd September 2020.  Your child should be onsite by 8.10 on 3rd September.  We will confirm nearer the time where your child will need to go on 3rd September but there will be plenty of people on site to assist.

The canteen will not be open on 3rd September, so please bring a healthy packed lunch and morning snacks/water. No fizzy drinks!

Your child should wear full school uniform.Details can be found in the information booklet and a price list is in the document list below.

School will finish at 3pm.  Please park further up and walk down Gloucester Avenue if collecting your child as there is too much traffic.

We recommend that your child completes the "High Five" summer task, which can be found in the document list below.

We would also recommend taking part in our enrichment activities over the summer. These can be found on the website.

Free School Meals

Did you know that if your child is eligible for free meals, we can claim over £900 per child to support their learning.  If you don’t want your child to have school meals they can continue to have packed lunches – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets the extra money.

Either apply online here and receive an immediate answer https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/ or complete the form below and return it to the school office before your child starts in September. 

 

Medical Needs

First Aid

There are qualified First Aiders available in the school to render first aid if required on school premises. Parents/carers should inform the school in writing if their child is taking prescription medicines as part of a course of treatment or is allergic to basic first aid materials.

Medication at School

Should it be necessary for a student to receive medication at school, the medicine should initially be brought to school by the parent/carer, clearly labelled with the student’s name and the dosage instructions. Parents/Carers will be asked to complete a Request to Administer Medication form. Such medication will be then kept in a secure place. N.B. Students must not carry medication around school.

Asthma

If your child has asthma, please complete the asthma action plan form in the Downloads section below  and return it to school.

Allergies

If your child has an allergy, please complete the allergy action plan form in the Downloads section below and return it to school.

 

Uniform

Uniform is compulsory for all students at Baylis Court School. The way it is worn should present a smart and studious image. Full uniform and school shoes should be worn on the journeys between home and school each day. All items of uniform must be labelled with your child’s name.

The school uniform supplier is School Days Direct based at 652 Bath Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, SL6 0NZ.
Telephone No – 01628 665353. 

Please see the price list in the documents below and also a flyer showing how to contact them.

Students in Years 7 to 11
• Black regulation blazer with school badge
• Black skirt, knee length or full length (no knitted or very short tight skirts) or plain tailored black trousers (tight skinny trousers or trousers with jean-like studs are not allowed)
• White regulation style blouse with revere collar, worn tucked into waistband.
• If required, plain white headscarf without fringe or decoration
• White or black socks or black or plain natural coloured tights.
• Low heeled black shoes – trainers or canvas fabric shoes are not acceptable
• Winter uniform only - ‘Baylis blue’ jumper with logoBlazers, Badges, jumpers, polo shirts and tracksuit tops can only be purchased from School Days Direct.

Please note:
• No button through skirts or very short skirts, skirts with high slits or culottes are allowed
• Trousers must be full length and tailored in style – no drainpipe or skinny jeans.
• Canvas, platform, high heeled, decorated ‘sling back’ or open toe shoes are unsafe and not allowed
• Trainers are not acceptable for general school wear
• No nail polish, fake gel or acrylic nails
• Earrings must be removed for all PE and Dance lessons (new piercings will have to be removed)
 

Jewellery:

Only watches may be worn. For pierced ears, one small gold or silver round stud per earlobe only.
Approval from the Director of Learning must be obtained before other jewellery is worn. Students should not undertake any piercing for any other jewellery during the school term. Nose, tongue or facial studs are not permitted in school.

Make up: 

Must not be worn at school.

Year 7 Magazine

Some of our current Year 7s have been working with Miss Lockwood, their English Teacher, on a magazine, called "A day in the life of a Year 7 student - a guide to Baylis School for Year 6 Students" for new year 7s.  It is full of advice, creative works and fun things to do!  

https://spark.adobe.com/page/G81pfswzBmIrb/ 

Cultural Enrichment Summer Project for new Year 7 2020-21

Enrichment

What is Cultural Enrichment?

Cultural Enrichment is to take part in a variety of Cultural experiences that allow us to widen our appreciation and understanding of a variety of influential Art, Literature, Creative Arts, Sport, Historical Artefacts, Music etc. that together makes our Cultural identity. The Cultural Enrichment programme aims to provide opportunities for all students to experience the Cultural Enrichment they need to thrive in life.

‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender(grow) an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’

To get you started I would like you to complete a Cultural Enrichment task over the summer.

 

Please find below your 5 options for your Cultural Enrichment project, you only need to complete one task.

  1. Art task: choose one of the following influential artists and create your own version of their work 
  • Andy Warhol 
  • Pablo Picasso 
  • Vincent van Gogh 
  • Michelangelo 
  • Henri Matisse 
  • Jackson Pollock 
  • Edvard Munch 
  • Claude Monet 

 

  1. Classic Film review task: Watch and review a classic film from the list below 
  • The Wizard of Oz 
  • Singing in the Rain 
  • The Sound of Music 

 

  1. Cultural Enrichment visit: Visit one a Zoo, Museum or National Park or take the virtual tours and take screenshots of your experience and write a 250 word review. 

 

  1. Young Scientist Task: Choose one of the science experiments from the website and film/photograph your experiment 
  1. Creative writing task: write a short story, play, poem or song from one of the following themes 
  • Love 
  • Good vs. evil 
  • Coming of age 
  • Power and corruption 
  • Survival 
  • Courage and heroism 
  • Prejudice 

I look forward to seeing your Cultural Enrichment task in September.

Mrs Coulson