Animal Encounters in Year 3

 Workshop Recount: By Sharon 3R and Ariton 3S

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click the photo to view our animal encounters gallery.

On Tuesday 24th May Aled and Shona came to Woodcroft to do an animal workshop for year 3. We saw many animals in the morning and afternoon: including a bearcat called Biscuit, a meerkat called Mika, and a thick, black millipede. Continue reading

Family Fun Day

Saturday 21st May from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Family Fun Day

A group of our J Rock Parents and Friends of Woodcroft have organised a fantastic Family Fun Day that is taking place on Saturday 21st May from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. A

Our amazing dancers have made it through to two national finals, Junior Rock Challenge and The Great Big Dance Off, taking place in Portsmouth and Birmingham later this term. To help raise money for transport, costumes, set and make-up our J Rock Club have been organising a number of fund raising events.

Please come along on Saturday and enjoy games, stalls, raffles, refreshments and much, much more! We hope to see you there.

Bikers Breakfast

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Deputy Head, Mark Russell, helps our cyclists whizz up smoothies for breakfast.

Tuesday 17th May was Cycling Day at Woodcroft. Supported by Sustrans, we started with a ‘Bikers Breakfast’. We had over 30 children who cycled to school enjoy fruits, yoghurt, croissants and brioche. They also got to make their very own smoothie on the ‘smoothie bike’.
After lunch we were joined by Arthur Shearlaw, a ‘Bike It Officer from Sustrans, the cycling and sustainable travel charity, who took assembly and introduced a new competition.
We then ‘Ditched our Stabilisers’ after school with a special learning to ride session for our younger riders.

Click here for more photographs of Woodcroft’s Cycling Day

J Rock Fundraising at ASDA

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Woodcroft’s Dance Club fundraising at ASDA – click on the image above so see them all working hard.

Our J Rock Dance Club were busy fundraising on Saturday 14th May. They were helping customers pack their bags at the check-outs and collected a fantastic £580! The group are raising money towards the cost of transport and costumes to take part in the Southern Regional Finals of Junior Rock Challenge. Well done to the club for such a fantastic effort, and thank you to ASDA Colindale for allowing us to visit. Click here for more photos…

The dance group are also hosting a Family Fun Day at school on Saturday 21st May – check out the posters around school and make sure you join us form 1.30pm.

Woodcroft Netball Team Success

Barnet West League Champions!


The netball champions of Barnet West following a stunning 19-1 play-off victory over Courtland School.

Congratulations to our fantastic netball team. Following an undefeated season in their league pool, on Wednesday 27th April they were victorious in the play-offs against Courtlands School. Woodcroft were crowned Barnet West Champions! This is an amazing achievement, and the first time Woodcroft has won the Netball League. Well done to the entire team and their coaches, Mr Patel and Mr Rees.

Their outstanding season is not over yet as they are due to play in final of the Barnet Cup, this time against Barnfield. Let’s hope their success continues!

Art Week 2016

Art Week Exhibition

Art Week Exhibition 2016

Recipe for an amazing art experience…

1 x Fantastic facilitator – thank you Nic Abery of ‘Look to Learn’
2 x ‘Road to Rio’ Olympic inspired` themes – Determination & Inspiration
3 x Hectic days – learning how to think visually, work practically and exhibit as a gallery
7 x Inspirational artists’ work – Sandy Garnett, Ben Dearnley, Sonia Boyce, Andy Warhol, Willow Bascom, Stephen Wiltshire, Jane Wenger
50 x Special staff – making it all happen
500 x Creative children – producing wonderful works of art Continue reading

2016 National Curriculum Tests for Year 2 and Year 6

Information for Parents

There have been some significant changes to the arrangements for assessing children’s progress in school. The Department for Education has produced an information leaflet and short video for parents.

Download the information leaflet by clicking the link below.

2016 National Curriculum Tests – DfE Parent Information Leaflet

Watch the short video here..

Visit the Department for Education website for more information…

WOW Factor 2016

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Click on the photo to view the Wow Factor Gallery

On Wednesday 23rd March we enjoyed a fantastic talent show. Well done to all of the finalists in this year’s Woodcroft WOW Factor. They all performed wonderfully to an audience of friends and family who thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s show. Click here to view a gallery of the show.

Sport Relief Day


 ‘Do Yourself Proud’ on Friday 18th March

Friday 18th March was Sport Relief Day and we were raising money by having a special non uniform day. Our staff and pupils came to school dressed in their favourite sports kits to represent an inspirational person. Continue reading