A Festival Weekend for Woodcroft

Woodcroft pupils took part in two fun festivals over the weekend…

Saturday 13th May – SMASHfestUK

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SMASHfestUK 2017 on The Grahame Park

Despite three unplanned venue changes due to circumstances outside of their control, the SMASHfest team pulled out all of the stops to ensure their volcano themed science festival was a success. Those that went along to The Grahame Park on Saturday were able to enjoy a wide range of fun activities and experiments. As part of the afternoon, Woodcroft Dance Club had been invited to perform their winning routine. Thank you to all of the pupils, parents and staff who supported us at this event.

Sunday 14th May – Barnet Unity Festival

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Barnet Unity of Faiths Festival

Then on Sunday, Woodcroft were one of the performance acts on the main stage of The Barnet Unity of Faiths Festival held at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre. This event brought together all of the faiths and cultures that make up our wonderfully diverse locality. Both Woodcroft Choir and Dance Club’s performance wonderfully to the festival crowd. Well done to everyone who took part.

Year 3 Football Tournament

Well done to the Woodcroft Year 3 Football Team who took part in the Barnet Sport Borough Tournament on Friday 12th May. After some outstanding play they finished third in their group, narrowly missing out on a quarter final place by 1 point. All of the team played with energy and enthusiasm. Mr Patel and Mr Judd, our team coaches, were particularly impressed with their commitment to tackles.

British Red Cross – Dance: Make Your Move

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Woodcrotf Dance Team winning Dance: Make Your Move 2017

On Saturday 28th April Woodcroft Dance Team won the London junior heats of the British Red Cross sponsored competition Dance: Make Your Move that was staged  at The Michael Crawford Theatre in Dulwich. Woodcroft’s dance was inspired by the Nepal earthquake tragedy and also received a special commendation from the judges for engaging with the audience. Woodcroft were also acknowledged as Platinum Fundraising Award winners on the night for raising over £1000 in support  of The British Red Cross. Well done to the entire team for their wonderful performance and outstanding fundraising! Woodcroft will now take part in the national finals to be staged at the London 02 in July. Thank you to Miss Williams, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Hurley, Ms Vanner, Miss Blyth and the all of the staff and parents who supported the team.

Netball Success

Woodcroft Retain Barnet West League Championship

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Woodcroft win the Barnet West Netball League Trophy for the second year in succession

Woodcroft emerged victorious against The Orion in a hotly contested netball league play-off final. Both teams had won their respective league groups over the course of the season and came together on Wednesday 26th April to play for the Barnet West League Trophy. This was a repeat of last term’s netball cup tournament final between these two closely match teams. At the end of the first quarter The Orion held a narrow 2 – 3 lead. Woodcroft then had a excellent second quarter scoring 5 unanswered goals. Despite a close second half with some excellent play from both schools Woodcroft managed to hold onto their lead for an 11 – 5 final score; retaining the trophy that we won last year! Congratulations to the whole squad and their coaches, Mr Patel and Mr Judd.

Easter Bonnet Parade

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Nursery, Reception and Year 1 excelled themselves on Thursday 30th March with an outstanding Easter Bonnet Parade. They were also joined by some of our younger representatives from Little Oaks, our Thursday Parent and Toddler Group. The time and effort that had been put into the bonnet creations on parade was astonishing. Well done to everyone who had helped make this event such a success.

Woodcroft WOW Factor 2017

Outstanding Show of Woodcroft Talent

Triversity WOW Factor 2017 Winners

Triversity WOW Factor 2017 Winners

On Wednesday 29th March we enjoyed an outstanding evening of song, dance, acrobatics and humour at the Woodcroft WOW Factor 2017. To a packed house of family and friends, our talented finalists competed to become the WOW Factor Winners. All of the acts were outstanding, and had already won their year group heats. The VIP judges had a difficult job picking winners. However, after much deliberation, Taylor, Bruno and Simon chose the The Jewellery Box group from KS1 and Triversity from KS2.  Well done to all of the performers, you were amazing! Thank you to all of the staff and judges for helping make it such a great event.

Take a look at our website gallery of photos from the evening show. Click here…

The Jewellery Box WOW Factor 2017 Winners

The Jewellery Box WOW Factor 2017 Winners

Red Nose Day Fun

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Well done to everyone for making Red Nose Day 2017 such a fun event at Woodcroft. Everyone dressed up in funny fashion and were striking their poses on the stage. We were greeted on the playground in the morning by buskers from our Choir and Guitar Clubs. Teachers were set a fun dressing up challenge in assembly that got everyone laughing. We also learnt about the real reasons why raising money for Comic Relief is so important and how vital it was to ‘Make Our Laugh Matter’!

So far we have raised an amazing £565 for Comic Relief!

Spring Music Concerts

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We have enjoyed three fabulous music concerts over the past week. On Friday 17th March our brass, woodwind and guitar musicians performed to the school and their families. Then on Monday 20th it was the turn of our Year 3 whole class ukulele players to take to the stage. Finally, on Thursday 23rd March our strings orchestra and ensemble played and accomplished concert. We have thoroughly enjoyed this spring season of concerts and marvel at the quality of play achieved. Congratulations to our musicians, and well done to all of our specialist music staff; Miss Sherring, Mr Huckerby, Miss Blyth, Mrs McLean, Mrs Hooker and Mrs Reader – you are all doing a fantastic job!

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London Dance Champions

Woodcroft Win The Great Big Dance Off

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Woodcroft were crowned London school dance champions on the night of Monday 20th March when they won the The Great Big Dance Off. Our school dance club competed on the stage of New Wimbledon Theatre against teams from across London. Their contemporary dance piece titled ‘What Shakes Us Won’t Break Us’ was inspired by the Nepal Earthquake.

Barnet Press Report: Read about Woodcroft’s success in the Newspapers: click here to read ‘ Edgware dancers best in London’

The Great Big Dance Off is a national dance competition open to schools all across England & Wales. We are now looking forward to representing London at the National Finals on June 19th 2017.

Read Diana, from Y5 and one of the dance team, account of the day… Continue reading

Mayor’s Golden Kilometre Challenge

Woodcroft Pupils Walk with their ConnectED Partners

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On the March 16th Woodcroft pupils joined 1000s of other children when we took part in The Mayor of Barnet’s ‘Golden Kilometre Challenge’, an event across 8 schools and 5 different venues!
The ConnectED Partnership (Barnfield, Broadfields, Colindale, Edgware, Goldbeaters, Rosh Pinah, The Orion and Woodcroft) united with the Mayor, Cllr Stock and Cllr Thompstone to host joint, simultaneous kilometre walks. The Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Barnet then travelled between each of the venues with the ‘golden baton’ that had started its journey here at Woodcroft with one of our own Bronze Sports Ambassadors, Diana (Y5). At each walk two children joined the minibus so that all the schools had been connected by the end of the day!

Read about it in the news…

4,000 Barnet school kids put best feet forward in the name of good health

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