Stay Connected with Essential School Apps
To maximise communication between school and home, we highly recommend downloading the following applications onto your electronic devices, such as your phone, tablet, or iPad.
Creating a dedicated folder on your device's homepage is a terrific way to group these apps together, making them easily accessible whenever you need them. By organizing these apps in one place, you won't have to spend time searching through folders or scrolling through your device when you want to use or view them. Here's how to do it:
Create a Folder: To create a folder, simply hold your finger down on one of the apps and drag it on top of another app. You'll then have the option to name your folder (e.g., BWJS).
Organize Your Apps: Once you've created the folder, drag the remaining school-based apps into the same folder. This way, they'll all be conveniently stored together.
The following applications can be downloaded from:
Arbor (and the associated Parent Portal and Arbor App)
As a school, we use Arbor to collect and process key information about your child and you as parents/ carers to ensure the data we hold is accurate and up to date.
We also use Arbor to allow you to provide parental consents, update medical/dietary information, track attendance, book parents evening appointments and pay for meals/trips/clubs etc.
Arbor provides a convenient and accessible solution for you to electronically review and request changes to the data held on you and your children via smartphone, tablet, or PC anytime, anywhere.
Please click here to access an 'Introductory guide to using ARBOR - for Parents/Carers'
School Jotter 3
School Jotter 3 contains links to the school website , BWJS facebook/Instagram page, PTA (FoBS) facebook page.
As the app is directly linked to the school website, each time the school uploads news, notices, letters etc. – a notification will be sent to the device.
The app also:
- hosts the school calendar
Times Table Rockstars
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! The game can be played on any smart phone/tablet/PC.
To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
All pupils will have been provided with a unique username and password (should be displayed inside homework book)
As a school we have purchased an ‘Online Safety’ application to further supplement our computing curriculum. At some point this half term, pupils will be issued with login details and guidance on how/when to use the app.
‘Gooseberry School’ teaches online safety in a unique way, joining, teacher, pupil and parent together. The pupils learn through gamification, the teacher has a complete tool kit with monitoring system and the parent can view their child’s performance.
‘Gooseberry Parent’ works alongside Gooseberry Student and allows the parent to see how their child is reacting within the game, the resource area is full of tips and advice for the carer to learn about key aspects of online safety and be part of their child’s learning journey.
Facebook & Instagram
Want to stay connected with all the exciting happenings at Bishop's Waltham Junior School?
Look no further than our dedicated school Facebook and Instagram page!
This is where we share daily glimpses into your child's learning journey, their achievements, and the vibrant life of our school. It's like having a front-row seat to the daily adventures and accomplishments of our pupils.
Simply download the Facebook app, tap the icon, and join our community of engaged parents. You won't want to miss a moment of the magic that unfolds at Bishop's Waltham Junior School!