PTA EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING Thursday 4TH OCTOBER at 7:30pm  - PLEASE COME AND JOIN US.

WELCOME!

"Welcome to our thriving school set in the beautiful Woodchester valley. Here at Woodchester Endowed Primary School, we pride ourselves in creating a happy, safe environment and offer a rich, high quality curriculum. Integral to learning are our Christian values which encourage every child to reflect on the world around them and lead positive, fulfilling lives.

Our talented staff make learning fun and every day our children make us smile! We offer all our children the opportunity to achieve and grow in confidence through an exciting array of creative and sporting activities.

We are so lucky to be part of a supportive, vibrant community and I hope you will see from the website how much enjoyment our children have in school."

FOREST GREEN ROVERS' FREE SCHOOL SHIRT OFFER

If you are in Year 3 then you can register for a free Year 3 FGR shirt.  Here is the link to their website page for more information.

https://www.fgr.co.uk/news/september-2018/fgr-launch-free-school-shirt-offer

Thanks

Lucy FGR Ambassador

'Forest Green Rovers’ free shirt giveaway is back for the fourth season running, with 400 tops up for grabs for children in the local area.

Young fans have the chance to get their hands on a free FGR replica PlayerLayer shirt at the upcoming home fixture against Morecambe on Saturday, November 17, as well as a free ticket to the game.

Ecotricity are sponsoring the giveaway, now in it’s fourth season, with the club offering 400 school children the chance to get their hands on a jersey, normally retailing at £25. The children must be in year three, born between 1/9/2010 and 31/8/2011 and attend a school in Gloucestershire or one of the FGR ambassador primary schools to be eligible for the offer.

It’s been proven that children around the age of seven pick the football club they will go on to support for the rest of their life, so FGR want to encourage them to choose their local team.

The free shirt giveaway is another part of the fantastic work the club does in the community, with a thriving ambassador scheme, regular school visits and free cookery classes at the stadium just some examples of the work the club gets involved with.

Parents of children who are eligible for the offer can register today, with the shirt available for collection at our match at The New Lawn against Morecambe on Saturday, November 17. Parents will need to bring a valid birth certificate or passport for their child to be able to collect the shirt.

The eligible child, along with a parent, will also receive a free ticket to the game when they pick up their shirt so they can enjoy the match in our Community Stand.

You can apply online now HERE, or call reception on 01453 834860 to register for your child’s shirt, although it’s recommended that you apply online and get in early to avoid disappointment as phone lines are expected to be busy.

If you have any enquiries about the above, please email reception@fgr.co.uk.' 

Preparing for our Harvest Service which takes place on Tuesday 2nd October at 9:15am

Rev'd Francis brought a special visitor to our Collective Worship called Vicky.  Vicky came to talk to us all about the Stroud District Kids Stuff charity that she is part of.  She explained that people can donate their unwanted toys, books, clothes etc which are then given to other children to enjoy.  This charity is based in our local area and helps local children and their families.  Together with donations for the Foodbank, we would like to support Kids Stuff as part of our Harvest Service.  More details about what and how you can donate will follow shortly.

ROTARY CLUB YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

The Rotary Club are running their competition again this year and the theme is 'Beauty of Nature'.  Children are asked to produce a portfolio of three photographs based upon this theme.  They can be in colour or black and white and each print should be no larger than A4 size.  Add no more than 50 words to explain the inspiration for the photographs.

There are three age groups:

Junior 7 to 10 years/ Intermediate 11 to 13 years/ Seniior 14 to 17 years (age on 31st August 2018).

Please see the following documents for more detailed information.

CELEBRATING A BIG LOTTERY FUND GRANT

THANK YOU TO THE BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARDS FOR ALL SCHEME

Woodchester Endowed (C of E Aided) Primary School is celebrating, thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The school has been given £9,990 of National Lottery funding to extend and renovate their outdoor Early Years Play Area. The area will have new fencing, bespoke sand and water play and replace some of the tarmac with artificial grass.

The project to improve the Outdoor Space at Woodchester Primary School started last year, when the children were asked to draw their ‘Inspirational playground designs’. These were combined with feedback from staff and parents to turn them into practical plans with the help of Different by Design, a bespoke playground design company.

Parents at the school have been busy fundraising to implement the designs and have so far raised over £19,000 to help improve the outdoor play areas. The funds include a grant of £2,000 from the Summerfield Trust to resurface the area beneath the trim trail and a similar amount from Midcounties Cooperative. Seys and Bridges Educational Foundation donated £600, and Tetbury-based business Uniwire, supplied fencing materials. The donations have enabled the school to purchase new table benches with games on the top, and improve the forest school area. Parents have also generously given their time and skills to build seating for the outdoor classroom, install fencing, create a pond and set in posts to raise a parachute in the outdoor classroom.

Staff and Parents are delighted to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme. An outdoor play area provides children with one of the best possible environments in which to learn.  This will be a great environment in which to spark their imagination and initiative.

Woodchester Endowed Primary School is home to a number of different community groups who use the premises regularly. These include Woodchester Playgroup; Woodchester 1st Brownies and Guides; Woodpeckers After School Club; Superstars Holiday sports clubs, Dancercise Exercise Classes, Sunday School and Local Church groups. The school site can be hired by members of the local community out of school hours.  The school was awarded ‘outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted in 16/17.

 

'E-SAFETY'

Wednesday 12th September 2018 - Parents are invited to an E-Safety talk which focuses on Social Media amongst other things.  This will take place at Gastrells and Woodchester parents are invited to attend.

Our Year 4 children watched a performance of ‘In the Net’.  This play was written especially for Year 4 children to inform and educate them about safe internet and social media use. 

23rd Nov 2018 - Our Y6 children will travel to Gloucestershire Constabulary Police HQ to watch 'Click'.  This is aimed at Y6 children and raises awareness around digital literacy and online resilience in a fun and friendly way.

 

 

PTA - EGM Thursday 4th October 7:30pm

Our PTA have achieved marvellous things this year, raising so much money to improve our outdoor area.  Thank you to all parents for your generous support and encouragement.

Please attend the EGM - we need your help!

DATES AUTUM TERM 2018

 

12.09.18  E-Safety Talk for Parents 6pm

            (to be held at Gastrells School)

17.09.18  PGL Residential

03.10.18  Early Years Workshop for Parents

02.10.18  Harvest Service 9:15 

08.10.18  Parents Evening

            3:30-7pm

09.10.18  Parents Evening

            3:30-5:30pm

19.10.18  FINAL DAY OF HALF TERM

29.10.18  INSET

30.10.18  TERM BEGINS

08.11.18  New Reception Open Morning

12.11.18  Focus Week

23.11.18  ‘CLICK’ Y6 Internet Safety Play Trip

11.12.18  KS1 Nativity 2pm

12.11.18  KS1 Nativity 6pm

19.12.18  KS2 Carol Service 6pm

20.12.18  TERM ENDS

21.12.18—INSET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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