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.
Our rescheduled KS1 & Reception Sports Day took place during the last week of term and on the hottest day of the year so far! Continue reading
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:
Woodcroft Winning Poster Design
A 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
Shakespearean England Comes To Woodcroft
Year 5 created a special immersive experience and transported visitors back to the time of Shakespeare in Elizabethan England. Continue reading
‘Watch This Space’
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