Happy Easter to all! We look forward to seeing everyone soon on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
"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."
We compete in the Small Schools sport festivals and recently our Y5/6 and our Y3/4 children have taken part in the Netball tournament. Both teams did incredibly well and represented our school brilliantly both in terms of their achievement but also through their wonderful sportsmanship.
We are very proud of you and thank you all for being such great ambassadors of our school.
SUPERSTARS HOLIDAY CLUB FOR EASTER HOLIDAYS
We are super excited to announce that we have partnered with the SuperStars Multisport holiday course team for the fast approaching Easter Holidays.
If you want to keep the children off their screens and on their toes this Easter, then SuperStars is the answer! They have over 40 different sports, fun activities and themes that the children will be taking part in. Everyone from the school is welcome as they accommodate age 4-11. If you have any more queries or would like to book on then contact SuperStars direct www.super-stars.org.uk/
The Woodchester Bake Off!
Thank you to everyone who supported the Valentine Quiz evening. Our next exciting event is the Woodchester Bake Off! on Thursday 28th March. Entries open to KS1, KS2 and Adults as well as a Joint Effort (adults and children) class.
See document below for further details.
School Closure Procedure
Should school need to close due to bad weather, notification will be posted on the Gloucestershire County Council website. Follow this link GCC School Closure List.
We will also send a text message. Please let the admin staff know if your number needs updating.
There is a very informative magazine for parents called Digital Parenting. Please follow the link below to download the magazine.
Recently, Willow class attended the CLICK event.
This is aimed at Y6 children and raises awareness around digital literacy and online resilience in a fun and friendly way.
Parents had an evening to learn more about Social Media. One message that came across very strongly was it was not the technology that puts children at risk but the way it is use! We hope to build on this in the future.
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.
Do check our PTA pages for news about forthcoming events and fundraising.
On 28th March, we will be holding the Woodchester Bake off Competition. This will be open to both adults and children.
It is free to enter, just bring your bake into school by 11am on 28th. It will be judged by an impartial panel.
The winning bakes will be announced at our vintage tea party in the school hall from 3.15pm on 28th March. We will be selling the cakes and bakes at the tea party which will be open to all. There will be a raffle which will include the winning bakes.
The rules are as follows:
- To enter, bring in your bake to the school by 11am on 28th (together with a completed form below)
- Any bake can be entered, cakes, pasties, pies, bread, as long as it is home-made obviously!
- There are 4 categories: (i) KS1 (Reception to Yr 2), (ii) KS2 (Yr 3 – Yr 6) (iii) Adults (iv) Joint Effort Bake (adult and child)
- Obviously for the children’s bakes some support can be given by adults, particularly for KS1, but we would like the children to choose their own bake and do most of the work
- If you enter the bake, unfortunately you can’t have it back as we will be selling all the bakes to raise funds for the PTA
- The judges’ decision is final
- We are selling cakes to the public so please supervise /ensure appropriate hygiene regime is followed, thank you.
25.02.19 HALF TERM begins
25.02.19 Y5/6 Cross Country Qualifiers
26.02.19 Y6 Knex Challenge
27.02.19 Beech Swimming
27.02.19 Messy Church 3:15pm
27.02.19 Welsh Birds of Prey visit
04.03.19 Maths Focus Week
04.03.19 Juniper Massed Band at Cheltenham
07.03.19 World Book Day - dress as a book character!
12.03.19 Zoo Trip - Hawthorn & Juniper
14.03.19 Mock Trial Willow Class
15.03.19 Open Registration 8:35am
19.03.19 Nature Quiz
20.03.19 Final Beech Swimming Session
28.03.19 PTA Bake off
03.04.19 Easter Service at St Mary's 9:15am
04.04.19 End of Term 2:30pm
05.04.19 INSET DAY
23.04.19 SUMMER TERM BEGINS
24.04.19 Ash Swimming Sessions begin
24.04.19 PTA Meeting 7pm The Ram
26.04.19 PTA Meeting 2:15pm School Hall
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.
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