PTA EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING Thursday 4TH OCTOBER at 7:30pm - PLEASE COME AND JOIN US.
"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."
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.
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
09.10.18 Parents Evening
19.10.18 FINAL DAY OF HALF TERM
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
If you require a paper copy of any of the information contained on this website, the office will be able to provide it free of charge.