Burnt Oak Festival & Parade


Woodcroft danced, whistled and waved as part of the 2016 Burnt Oak Parade. The procession started at Edgware Hospital. We had a great time making some noise and creating a commotion through the streets as we made our way to Silkstream Park. At the festival we joined the other ConnectED Partnership Schools (Barnfield, Broadfields, Goldbeaters and The Orion) to showcase our fantastic pupils’ talents on the stage with a performances of singing and dance.

To see more photos click here to view the full gallery.

Woodcroft AIM Academy

More extra-curricular clubs and activities than ever before!

AIM Academy Clubs Leaflet 2016 coverWoodcroft will be running an amazing 40 extra curricular clubs and activities this term – with more on the way!

We also provide subsidised instrumental tuition, host our own daily Acorns After School Club and breakfast club, and offer FREE places at the Edgware Saturday School.

All of these clubs and activities support our AIM programmes (Aspiration & Inspiration Matter) to extend and enrich the curriculum, so together they are called our Aim Academy. The majority of clubs in the AIM Academy are run voluntarily by our wonderfully dedicated staff and most are FREE. 

Pupil have been telling their teachers which clubs they are interested in this week. As always, most clubs are over subscribed. If your child brings home a club registration form it means they have been offered a place in a particular club. Please complete and return ASAP as failure to do so may result in a place being offered to another child on the waiting list.

Copies of the AIM Academy Club Leaflet can be found in the main foyer or download by clicking here.

Little Oaks – Parent & Toddler Group

Starts Thursday 15th September – All pre-school children and  babies aged 0 – 3 years are welcome to join in with the fun!

Little Oaks is Woodcroft’s parent and toddler group. It is FREE and open to any pre-school child aged 0 – 3years from the local community. You do not need to have a child attending Woodcroft to join in the fun. It is run by a qualified NNEB Nursery Nurse. Why not come along on Thursday? Follow the signs to the Oak Suite at the front entrance of the school.

What’s On… ‘Dear Zoo – Messy Play’ Starts on Thursday 15th September

psla-logoStarting on Thursday 15th September Little Oaks will be offering a special FREE 5 week activity programme in association with The Barnet Pre-School Learning Alliance. Join us for some fun sessions with painting, food, singing, musical instruments, stories and rhymes. All inspired by the classic children’s book, ‘Dear Zoo’.

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No need to pre-register… just come along on Thursday.

Welcome Back

An Exciting Term Ahead…

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. Last year was immensely successful for Woodcroft, receiving a host of prestigious awards and trophies during the year. Take a look at our achievements page for more details.

As ever we are planning an exciting term of events and activities to extend and enrich our pupils’ learning. At Woodcroft we expect everyone to AIM to be the best that they can be, because…
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  • The Burnt Oak Festival is on the 17th September
  • Year Group Curriculum Evenings are during the week beginning 19th September
  • A Creative Art Week starts on 26th September
  • An Arts Award Presentation Evening is on Wednesday 28th September for last year’s Year 6 who will return to collect their Bronze Arts Awards Certificates from Trinity College London
  • Join Friends of Woodcroft (PTA) for a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September
  • Harvest Festival this year will be on Thursday 13th October for our coin picture collections with Harvest Basket assemblies the following day on Friday 14th
  • Come to school in your national dress or colours on 20th October when we celebrate International Week
  • Year 2 take part in the Barnet Infant Music Festival on Tuesday 1st November
  • National Anti-Bullying Week takes place from 14th to 18th November. This year’s theme is ‘The Power for Good’
  • We will all be ‘Spotacular’ on Friday 18th November for the BBC Children in Need Appeal
  • Music concerts take place from 21st to 28th November
  • Y4 will also be taking part in a special project with The Royal Opera House throughout  the term.

And then we then head into Christmas …

Keep up to date by visiting the website, reading our Newsletters and viewing our online calendar

National Nutcracker

Woodcroft collaboration with the Royal Opera House

FollowingROH Logo last year’s successful partnership with The Unicorn Theatre Woodcroft is about to embark on another high profile arts collaboration; this time with The Royal Opera House.  Year 4 will take part in a special programme that celebrates the unique potential of creative dance to build physical skill and unlock imagination and creativity. ‘National Nutcracker’ provides high-quality creative dance classroom resources, designed to inspire imaginative thinking, build skills and enrich pupils’ and teachers’ experience of the art form.

The project also offers an exclusive insight into The Royal Ballet, one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, bringing the professional dance studio into the classroom via a series of short films. Year 4 will also have the opportunity to watch a live performance or cinema screening of The Nutcracker.

Goodbye Year 6

Leavers Balloons

IMG_9994 (2)We said a final goodbye to our Y6 pupils with a balloon release. The balloons from their Leavers Prom had an address card attached in the hope that it was found and returned.

One of our balloon cards was posted back by a kind person from Braintree, in Essex. The finder didn’t leave a name but told us that is was found in old St Michaels Drive, Braintree, CM7. The balloon travelled a total of 56 miles, See the map below:

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Burnt Oak Festival – 17th September

Woodcroft Winning Poster Design

woodcroft poster winnerA Woodcroft pupil has had their poster selected as the official design for this year’s Burnt Oak Festival.

A competition was held to across Burnt Oak and Edgware schools this term, and for the second year running a Woodcroft pupil has won. The winning designer received a £15 WHSmith voucher and his design will be used throughout the festival.

Woodcroft, along with the other connectED schools, will be taking part in the festival parade and stage events on the 17th September. We hope to see lots of you there.

Click on the link to see the winning design:      Burnt Oak Festival Poster 2016

Year 6 Leavers Show Success

‘Watch This Space’

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Year 6 perform ‘Watch This Space’.

Year 6 performed a fabulous leavers show, entitled ‘Watch This Space’ to a packed audience of family and friends on Thursday night. This original production was written and recorded by two of our talented teachers, Mr Huckerby and Mr Guest. Continue reading