We have enjoyed a series of fabulous Christmas Shows over the past week. All of the productions from Year 1 and Year 2 were full of magical music, dance and drama. Well done to all of the pupils for their wonderful performances and thank you all of the adults who helped bring the shows to the Woodcroft stage.
Christmas begins with the Winter Ball
We enjoyed three separate discos on Friday 2nd December for pupils from Nursery to Year 6, all thanks to our resident DJ – Mr Raw! Thank you also to Friends of Woodcroft for organising this year’s event. The climax to the evening for Years 4 to 6 was our very own attempt at the mannequin challenge! School users can login to follow the link below and visit our virtual portal, The Tree House, to watch the video.
The Parents’ Promise Licence
The Police set our pupils a homework assignment this week (see Newsletter 259) to encourage safer driving. Pupils interviewed their parents (or a relative who drives) about their driving habits and then issued them a special licence that they had decorated.
For more information about the project visit: http://dontriskit.info/kidsinthecar
Prizes for the best licences from each class were being awarded – take a look at the winners and runners-up below. The police are also holding a competition across the local area, so copies of the winning licences have been sent to Edgware Police Station. To take a look at our winners Continue reading
Over the next week we will be celebrating Woodcroft’s wonderful musicians with three concerts at the school. On Thursday 24th November our strings musicians perform to family and friends. Then on Friday we will enjoy a concert by our woodwind, brass and guitar players. Finally, on Monday, Year 3 take to the stage with their ukuleles. Continue reading
All of the pupils and staff had made a donation and arrived at school dressed in their spotty themed costumes. Evan Mrs Court, our Chair of Governors, joined in the fun. We also had a crazy assembly where the teachers had to do a ‘spotty’ challenge with velcro balls. It was all very exciting as you can seen from the photos below. Thank you to everyone who made a donation. We raised a grand total of £575!
The Woodcroft Choir started their performing year on a high! On Friday 4th November they were invited to open a celebration event hosted by the MMA, the national Music Teachers Association. This prestigious event was attended by representatives of music education and Members of Parliament from across the United Kingdom. The Choir participated in a workshop in the afternoon with a professional cappella group Apollo 5 and learned two songs which they performed at the evening celebrations. In addition, they prepared and presented two items of their own. The Choir performed beautifully and received high praise from the guests for their professionalism, commitment and musical skills. Congratulations to our wonderful pupils on an amazing first performance!
On Tuesday 1st November Woodcroft was visited by 300 children from other local schools to take part in a Key Stage 1 Music Festival. The Festival was organised by BEAT (Barnet Education Arts Trust) and based around the theme of Pirates to link with ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day.’ Our Year 2s performed songs learned in music lessons and presented a poem learned in their English lessons. Each school also had the opportunity to perform their own song. Woodcroft’s item was composed by our very own Mr Huckerby. Congratulations to our Year 2s for their fantastic performance!
Woodcroft has yet again received the highest award for school sports and games. On Friday 21st October we were presented with the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award for the second year in succession. This prestigious kitemark is only awarded to schools that demonstrate the highest levels of commitment and participation to sports and games throughout the academic year. At a special assembly, Ashely Stewart, Strategic Sports Manager for Barnet, presented Woodcroft with a certificate of recognition and congratulated pupils and staff for their dedication to school PE & sport. You can find out more about the award, and see Woodcroft’s online gold medal at
At the end of the school day, Friends of Woodcroft had organised an International Cake Sale with donations from across the school community. Parents had baked traditional cakes or decorated them in the colors of their national flags. The sale raised over £300 with proceeds being put towards the purchase of dual language books for the school library.
Parents can view a full gallery by clicking on the link below and using the password sent out. International Day Gallery – parents click here and use password provided.
Coin Picture and Harvest Basket Collections
Our annual harvest coin picture took shape on Thursday 13th October. Every pupil had brought in their bag of loose change to add to the design. This year’s benefiting charity is AgeUK Barnet. Parents and pupils were then invited back into the hall after school to view the finished design before it was collected together and counted.