Our wider curriculum - Supporting our children's personal development

At Wallsend Jubilee Primary School we aim to develop the whole child through a curriculum which is extended beyond the academic. The child’s personal development is central to everything that we offer.

These are some of the experiences that we offer within our extended curriculum for both our children and their families:

Admissions in and out of our school:
We welcome admissions in to our school throughout the school year. In year transfers can be requested by completing the forms on the North Tyneside in year transfer web page, please use this LINK.
If you are considering bringing your child to our school then we have a number of steps that we like to implement to ensure that they have a positive transition. These will include:
  • a visit to school for you as a family to meet the head teacher and deputy headteacher
  • a tour of the school to visit classes and to understand our school ethos and values
  • completion of a welcome pack, including the opportunity to discuss any medical or dietary needs with our business manager
  • if your child has SEND then you will have the opportunity to meet with our inclusion manager
  • If your child is vulnerable then you will have an opportunity to meet with a member of our safeguarding team
  • on your child's first day in school they will be met by their class teacher at the school office, where they will be shown where to put their belongings, they will be introduced to the class and given a buddy 
  • their buddy will help them to navigate the school, introduce them to class mates and support them during lunch and play times
  • at the end of the first day the class teacher will feed back to families about the day
If your child is leaving us to transition to another school then we will support families in this process by:
  • supporting families to access and complete in year transfer forms 
  • allocating a mentor to talk through the transfer with your child, including having a look at their new school website
  • ensuring that there is time on the final day for your child to say goodbye to their friends
  • transferring all relevant information to the new school once confirmation has been received that they are registered
  • If your child is SEND or vulnerable then we will transfer all relevant, including that on our CPOMs safeguarding system, once confirmation has been received that they are registered
The 6Rs are integral to all that we do at Wallsend Jubilee. They help children to talk about their learning and to know how to behave. We talk about them in lessons and assemblies on a daily basis. Children learn about them gradually, starting with Readiness, and then learning about Responsibility. The others will follow later. Here is a reminder of what the 6Rs are, what we teach that they mean, and some examples of how you could use them in an everyday situation. If you can use these same words at home, you will help your child to understand them and will show that home and school are working together as a team.

Poverty Proofing

Poverty Proofing© Wallsend Jubilee: “Taking part was another way to ensure we are offering a school experience in which everyone feels valued.”

Please follow this link to read our poverty proofing case study.
Eco award 2023

We are very pleased to tell you that you and your Eco-Committee at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School have been successful in meeting the requirements for the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.

We reviewed your application and noted the following:

It’s brilliant that young people were given the responsibility for recording meeting minutes. This will allow them to take ownership over the Eco-Schools programme and develop their listening, communication and teamwork skills. We loved reading the quote provided by a member of your Eco-Committee. They sound like a very impressive individual and their quote demonstrated how passionate they are about improving their local community and protecting our planet. Well done to William in year 5 who is keen to help recycle and look after the environment! It was lovely to read all the comments on your Environmental Review and gain a real insight into the debate and discussion that took place whilst completing it. It’s clear your Eco-Committee are constantly considering what actions they can take to improve their local community and benefit our planet. Your Action Plan shows that your Eco-Committee have carefully considered how they can involve their entire school in their planned Eco-Schools’ activities to achieve maximum impacts and raise awareness amongst their school community. We loved hearing about your plans to build bug hotels and bird houses! You have provided practical and fun curriculum examples, which impressively build on the projects you have worked on in your Action Plan. This is a great way to add context to your Eco-Schools work, it means young people at your school are given the opportunity to learn about important environmental issues and then the chance to work on these issues – a great dual approach. Your DT projects sound a great fun! You have worked with a variety of different individuals and organisations, relying on their expertise and passion to enrich and inform your Eco-Schools journey. No doubt this was a mutually beneficial experience for all, as these individuals and organisations must have also been inspired by your dedicated Eco-Committee. Your greatest successes link clearly to the experience of your pupils. It is wonderful to hear about the positive attitude of the children towards their local environment. This is what the best forms of climate action are about – impactful but achievable things that create a positive experience and prompt more action. We love this! Your Eco-Code is very punchy, clear and easy to digest for those that see it. It’s a direct call to action. We love this! We loved reading about your environmentally-themed Eco-day of learning, this is a great way to make eco-education a community event. It has been an absolute pleasure to read through your application, you are a wonderful ambassador for the Eco-Schools programme and we are delighted, without hesitation, to award you an Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction– congratulations!

Eco Club 2022-2023
Biodiversity- To improve the biodiversity in our school grounds and surrounding areas, we have created a new outdoor learning area with the help of volunteers from our local community. We aim to use these areas to improve the biodiversity in our school grounds, whilst also promoting a cross curricular approach to environmental learning. We have worked with VODA charity to make various structures that will attract birds and wildlife into our outdoor areas. These have included the installation off bird feeders, bird boxes, fat balls and bug hotels. We have set up a school gardening club to pot and introduce wildlife friendly planting species into our outdoor areas (eg. lavender and wildflowers). Our gardening club has also introduced more planting areas around our school grounds using old tyres and wooden crates. We have wildlife monitors who monitor any wildlife found in our school grounds and who also have the job of topping up the bird feeders and hanging new fat balls.
Energy- We began the year taking part in switch off fortnight in which we took meter readings at the start and the end of the campaign to monitor energy usage. A whole school assembly was hosted by our Eco Club who explained the impact of energy use on our environment and the need to reduce  our usage. We discussed ways in which this could be done and posters were hung around school, as a reminder of how this could be done. At the end of this fortnight, we had successfully reduced electricity and some gas use around school. Following on from this, energy monitors  were created to ensure that unused appliances and lights  remained turned off.  We also worked with VODA to create warmth pack and welcome cards to visitors of Wallsend Warmth hubs. These hubs were created in the community for people struggling with the costs of energy and for these looking to cut energy usage. The warmth packs offered alternatives to putting on heating (hot chocolate, blankets, gloves etc) and the cards provided energy saving tips.

Waste- Our Eco warriors have created a termly swap shop in which they have requested donations of unwanted, good quality school uniform. This was then presented at our swap shops after school for parents and carers to take free of charge. We held a crisp packet challenge in which classes were asked to collect as many crisp packets as possible and the winner would get a non-uniform day. We managed to collect over 2000 packets which were then collected and made into foil blankets for the homeless. They were given to our local soup kitchen to distribute. Our Eco Club also visited North Tyneside Art studio in which we worked with members of the local community to make art work from used , plastic bottle tops. These are currently displayed in our local library and will eventually be used to brighten up our outdoor areas. We have created a school improvement club and litter picking club who are collecting waste around school and putting it to good use - recycling, reusing and composting.
Wallsend Jubilee Primary school are delighted to announce that they are now a member of the RHS campaign for school gardening.
Please follow this link to find out more: RHS membership information
Citizens advice drop in every Friday from 2:30pm-4pm

North Tyneside Citizens Advice is a registered charity, providing free independent and confidential advice to everyone. As part of our new Advice in Schools project we want to ensure that all families have quick and easy access to the advice or support they need.


At Citizens Advice, we give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are and whatever their problem. Our specialist advisors can:


· Offer you advice and support with welfare benefit, debt and housing issues

· Help with cost of living – full income maximation including benefit entitlement checks, checking for benefits such as Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance for Children, free school meals, Carers Allowance, Housing Benefit etc, ensuring you are getting the best deal on your energy and other energy advice

· Access to emergency support such as food parcels or other grant support

· Negotiate on your behalf with creditors and collectors

· Help with arrears on household bills, Council Tax, County Court and Magistrate forms and insolvency, including applications for Debt Relief Orders and the Breathing Space debt respite scheme

· Helping you challenge benefit decisions when things go wrong


Speak to our adviser Sarah, you can obtain contact details from the school office or email referrals@ntcab.org.uk. If you do contact us please ensure you notify our member of staff what school your child attends.


You can also:


· Download our free app. The app will let you request a call back, find online information, or call our Adviceline. You’ll be able to find the app on your usual app store by searching ‘North Tyneside Citizens Advice’.

· Visit our website at www.ntcab.org.uk and complete the secure online form to request a call back, we aim to return your call within 48 hours


Family learning  @ Wallsend Jubilee primary School
Please contact the school office for the next available dates:
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Language and communication parent/carer meeting:
Wednesday 15th November 2023
Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Top Tips….


• Keep your language simple and avoiding using lots of words

• When you are giving an instruction, try to give them one at a time, in the right order, for example instead of “when you have finished your cereal put your bowl in the sink” say “finish your cereal then put your bowl in the sink”.

• Be clear and direct, for example, if you would like them to tidy up be specific, “please put 3 cars in the blue box, thank you” or “put all your crayons in the tin, thank you”

• Say what you want your child to do rather than what you don’t want. E.g. say “Put your fork down” instead of “stop banging your fork”.

• Use your child’s name first to get their attention, then give your instruction.

• Avoid any phrases which may confuse your child like “I’ve told you a million times”, “For crying out loud!” or “This is a tip.”

• Say “thank you”, when you have asked your child to do something, even before they have done it.

• Have the lasting word, not the last word! Say what you need to, turn and walk away; if your child continues to speak/argue continue to walk away.

• Give choices…

• Be specific – say what you mean !

• If you are going out or doing something different, tell your child what will be happening.

• Give warnings, prepare children for changes. Children don’t like to stop doing what they are enjoying! Some children find this particularly difficult.

• Avoid empty threats, if they need a consequence make sure you can see it through and avoid any which will impact on you and the rest of the family. Such as, taking away an X-box for a week may not be helpful for anyone at the moment.

Supporting our chosen charities:
We have achieved the schools music mark, this demonstrates our commitment to:
  • evidence of a willingness to engage in development conversations related to improving music provision
  • recognition of the value of music education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum
  • a strategy for music in place which provides for all children
Follow this link to find out more: https://www.musicmark.org.uk/join/schools/
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