We enjoyed another successful International Day on Thursday 20th October. All our pupils looked wonderful as they came to school dressed in the traditional clothes of their families’ home countries.
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 – click here and use password
Coin Picture Collection
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.
Click on an image to view a slideshow of the coin picture taking shape. Thank you to everyone for their generosity…
Every class decorated a harvest basket filled with food that the pupils had donated. These were celebrated in a special harvest assembly. Parents were then invited to view the wonderful display with their children after school.
Year 4 studied photographer Kike Calvo – click on the image to view a gallery
Last week we enjoyed a visual arts focus to our lessons. From Nursery to Y6 each class studied a particular artist and produced some stunning work. Take a look down the Gallery Corridor in school or on the Treehouse to see what your child was up to.
Year 4 studied photographer Kike Calvo to produce these amazing images during Art Week to support their National Nutcracker project with the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet. They projected backgrounds in our 4D immersive suite and thought carefully about the lighting that they needed to use to emphasise movement. Take a look at their gallery page by clicking here
2016 Team of the Year – Woodcroft Football Team
Woodcroft footballers were awarded Team of the Year at Barnet’s prestigious School Sports Awards on Friday 30th September. At the presentation ceremony held at Finchley Arts Depot our boys were presented with their trophy by two up and coming stars of rugby from Saracens.
You can see their glittering prize in our now overflowing awards cabinet located in the main foyer. Last season our team won a clean sweep of major trophies including the two Barnet knock out cups (Martin Cup and Dick Bailey Cup) and the Munroe Shield (overall league champions). They were also runners-up in the North London 6-a-side tournament. This award is a fitting climax to what has been quite an amazing year for Football at Woodcroft! Congratulations must also go to Mr Judd and Miss Clarke for their support and coaching of the team.
Bronze Award Success
On Wednesday 28th September we welcomed back our Year 6 pupils from last year to celebrate their Bronze Arts Award success. A fantastic 55 pupils achieved this prestigious award by the end of the summer term, and they were invited back to Woodcroft for a special presentation evening.
The pupils, now in Year 7, enjoyed seeing their friends and teachers again as well as collecting the certificate issued by Trinity College London and supported by Arts Council England. The Arts Award at Woodcroft is the culmination of our innovative AIM@Arts programme that extends and enriches the curriculum throughout the school. Woodcroft is a registered Arts Award Centre with 4 staff accredited to run the course.We hope that these amazing pupils continue to aspire to achieve in the Arts throughout their secondary education.
More extra-curricular clubs and activities than ever before!
Woodcroft 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.
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…
- 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
Woodcroft collaboration with the Royal Opera House
Following 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.