An Exciting Term Ahead

The spring term is looking as exciting as ever with lots of activities already planned. This term we will be having a number of special event weeks:

safer internet day 2017Internet Safety Week begins on 6th February. In addition to assemblies and lessons we will be having a special Technology Day on the 7th February and parent workshops on Thursday 9th February.

big-read-logoThe Big Read Week starts on 28th February to coincide with World Book Day (on March 2nd). There will be lots of reading activities including a live theatre performance of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, plus competitions, buddy reading and storytelling sessions.

AIM@arts swirl cropVisual Arts Week starts on Monday 20th February. This term’s theme is Fashion as the week coincides with London Fashion Week. We are planning lots of activities based around famous designers, jewellery, historical clothing,  textiles, printing and international costume.

red nose day rndRed Nose Day is on Friday 24th March. We will raise money through a funny fashion non-uniform day! Pupils can hilariously accessorise their clothes, dress back to front or inside out or mix and match some crazy colours. You could even come in your beach wear! Whatever you choose; the funnier the better.

wow factorThe WOW Factor takes place at the end of term. Pupils will be starting to plan their acts for this year’s exciting competition. Class auditions begin on 6th March with the grand final  show scheduled for the evening of 29th March.

Online Calendar – There are also a host of trips, special assemblies, music concerts, activities and sporting events already booked in the diary – take a look at our online calendar (click here) to keep up to date.

Festival of Dance

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What now seems to be a tradition at Woodcroft is our Festival of Dance on the final day of term. Today we were treated to an amazing showcase of Woodcroft talent with 5 different dance groups performing, plus a special surprise performance at the end of the show! Read on to see photographs of the performances… Continue reading

Staff Panto – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Oh no it isn’t – Oh yes it is! The Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage Panto

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It’s Staff Panto Day at Woodcroft! First to perform, if that’s the correct description, were the KS1 and Foundation Stage Staff with their take on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme – ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Act 2 – Key Stage 2!

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Our second show of the day involved the Key Stage 2 Staff. The King had to choose his Queen, but did he make the right choice? Snow White was victorious in the end, helped by her Seven Dwarfs. Each show finished with an attempt at the mannequin challenge – log in to the TreeHouse Announcements page to see how we did! (click here)

Christmas Shows

We have enjoyed a series of fabulous Christmas shows over the past two week. All of our three different productions from Foundation Stage,  Year 1 and Year 2 were full of seasonal music, singing, dance and drama. Well done to all of the pupils for their fantastic performances, and thank you all of the adults who helped bring these wonderful shows to the Woodcroft stage.

Year 2 – The Three Wise Guys

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Year 1  – How To Be An Angel

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Nursery and Reception – Christmas Counts for Everyone

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Winter Ball 2016

Christmas begins with the Winter Ball

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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.

Click here for the Winter Ball Mannequin Challenge (logged in users only)

Parents’ Promise Licence

The Parents’ Promise Licence

Met-Police-logoThe 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

Competition Time

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

Autumn Music Concerts

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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

Spotacular Children in Need Day

spotacular cin 2016Woodcroft had a ‘Spotacular’ day on Friday 18th November when we took part in Children in Need. We started our events before school, with choir and guitar club busking on the playground.

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!

Woodcroft Choir Perform at London Concert

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mma logoThe 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!

Barnet Music Festival at Woodcroft

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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!