Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

An Exceptional Place to Flourish

Message Board for Parents


Art Competition

Children have been set an art task as part of a whole school competition. Closing date - Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

Make a drawing on one of the following topics:

  • "I like my school"
  • Nature, for example, flowers, animals, rainbows, etc
  • What makes me happy and smile?
  • Things I like to learn about
  • Living in the UK
  • School values
  • British values

If you email me a photograph of your artwork I will print it and submit it for you. More details and examples are available on the class page. 


Children's Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself. I will be setting up a new folder with a range of resources and activities for the children to try at home. These activities can be accessed at any time during remote learning.



Printed Packs

If you are finding it difficult accessing the learning online I am able to provide a weekly printed pack of resources which can be collected from school on Tuesdays. A number of families in Badger's class are doing this already and I am more than happy to provide more, if it helps. Please let me know by 1pm on Monday 1st February by emailing if you would like next week's learning printed. If you already collect printed packs, there is no need to get in touch as your packs will be ready as normal smiley


'Star of the Week' will continue while children are learning remotely (thank you to the parent who suggested it laugh). On a Friday, in the 'Collective Worship' folder I will post a video about that week's 'Star of the Week'. It could be a child in school or someone learning remotely. If they are learning from home, I will email you a certificate and a link to a short video to play to them. It would be great if you could take a picture of your child with their certificate and send it over to so it can be shared on Twitter and on the website. Please don't feel you have to print the certificate. So, without further ado, I'm off to announce this week's 'Star of the Week'...heart


Today, Gavin Williamson has officially announced that Key Stage 2 SATs will not be taking place this year. This will be a relief for children who, despite already working hard towards their end of year assessments, will not face any added pressure. In terms of the learning set, they will continue with structured lessons to complete at home to ensure they are still secondary school ready for September. 


It was so lovely to speak with you all today. It's great to hear how well the children are getting on in school and at home - a huge thank you to you all! If I didn't get a chance to speak with you on the phone today and you'd still like a call, email and I will arrange another time to call you this week. Next week, on Thursday 14th of January, I will call you for a parent consultation meeting. If you would prefer a morning or afternoon call, please let me know and I'll do my best to make this possible.