Woodcroft Win the Tutor Hunt Tri-School Dodgeball Tournament
Woodcroft winning team!
A Woodcroft team emerged victorious in the Tri-School Dodgeball Tournament. This bi-annual event is sponsored by Tutor Hunt and involves teams from Woodcroft, Goldbeaters and The Orion. Each school receives free weekly dodgeball club sessions for Y4 pupils through the Tutor Hunt sponsorship. The schools then come together twice a year to use their skills and compete for the coveted trophy. Woodcroft successfully retained the trophy that they won in the summer. All of the teams demonstrated outstanding sporting behaviour and respect. Well done to our coaches from Foundation Sport and to Mr Patel for helping to organise the event.
New Course For Parents at Woodcroft available on Wednesdays
Woodcroft will be hosting a fantastic new FREE course for parents starting on 17th January. It will be provided by Barnet’s Family Resilience Team every Wednesday morning for 10 weeks. FREE Creche facilities will also be available.
If you are not working on Wednesdays and are free to attend please sign up by Friday 12th January. For more information enquire at the school office or speak with Ms Anna if you use the Foundation Stage entrance.
Refreshments are provided and certificates are to be awarded at the end of the course.
FAMILY LINKS Information
For parents of children aged 2-11 years. The focus is on looking after yourself as a parent and to help understand your own and your child’s emotional needs. The purpose is to help good communication within the family. Areas covered: family rules, behaviour management, understanding and managing feelings, nurturing ourselves, child development and problem solving.
Take a look at just some of the highlights coming up this term…
Y4 Dodgeball Festival – 19th January
Woodcroft defends it’s trophy!
Digital Technology Day – 25th January
Woodcroft is being visited by a delegation of Swedish Teachers – our reputation is international!
The Great Big Dance Off 2018 – 5th February
This year’s dance team perform on the stage for the first time
Safer Internet Day #SID2018 – 6th February
Create, Connect and Share Respect – A better internet starts with you
The BIG READ 2018 – starts 26th February
Competitions, art projects, challenges, extreme reading, storytelling and lots more…
M&M Theatre perform The Little Princess – 27th February
A classic story brought to life at school!
World Book Day – 1st March
Celebrate stories. Love reading
Barnet Dance Festival at the ArtsDepot – 9th March
Our dancers take to the stage again
British Science Week – 9th March
We are taking part in the UK’s biggest celebration of science #BSW18
Year 3 Happy Chick Project starts on 12th March
We get to see chicks hatching in our school
Sport Relief Day – 23rd March
Sport Relief is back! Bringing the nation together for one big challenge #WhateverMovesYou
The WOW Factor Final – 28th March
The Woodcroft’s talent showcase returns for another amazing year!
Lots of opportunities to live our Woodcroft AIM values…
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Woodcroft was presented with TfLs highest Gold Award for the third year running on Monday 20th November. Two of our pupil Travel Ambassadors accepted the award on behalf of the school at a presentation ceremony held at The Camden Centre, London. The STARS award is recognition of our outstanding achievements promoting healthy travel.
A report by Julia, Y6 Travel Ambassador
We had an interesting expedition on Monday and set off to the ceremony using the Northern Line from Burnt Oak. Unfortunately, due to points failure we had to change trains and our journey took a little longer than expected. When we arrived at the Camden Centre there were lots of workshops that were great fun . My favourite was when we competed in quizzes about road safety against other schools. We also found out about some very good ideas that we would like to put into practise at Woodcroft. Collecting our Gold STARS Award was very exciting and we felt very proud representing our school. It was a really great day.
About STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe
STARS is TfL’s accreditation scheme for London schools. It is designed to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.
The programme supports pupils’ wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality. Schools submit detailed Travel Plans for bronze, silver or gold accreditation based on your achievements over the year.
The Parents’ Promise Licence
The Police set our pupils an assignment (see Newsletter 292) to encourage safer driving in the community. Pupils interviewed parents and carers about their driving habits and aksed them to sign a pledge. They then issued drivers with a special licence that they had decorated.
For more information about the project visit: http://dontriskit.info/kidsinthecar
Prizes for the best licences from each class are being awarded – take a look at the entries below. The winners will be judge by PC Rolfe from the Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Team. They will then be submitted into a Metropolitan Police competition involving schools from across the local area.
Can you spot your licence below? Who would be your winner?
Excitement is growing as the performance of Carmen draws ever closer! Year 6 will be performing their final production of this dramatic opera at 2:30 on 9th November for families and friends.
Year 6 have been working with the Royal Opera House on their national programme ‘Create and Sing Carmen.’ It has allowed the pupils to involve themselves in every aspect of staging an opera; including rehearsing the songs, choreographing dances, creating costumes, arranging the set and lighting design. This project also forms part of their Bronze Arts Award.
Take a look at our rehearsal video…
Pupils dressed in traditional costume representing their home nation.
We enjoyed the highlight of our International Week on Wednesday 18th October with our National Dress and Colours Day. Thank you to everyone for their enthusiasm and support of this event, as we celebrate the rich diversity of culture that makes Woodcroft so special. Our theme of One World, One Community, One Woodcroft supports our school ethos, ‘Together Towards Success’. When children paraded in assembly we had representatives from every continent of the world!
Parents and carers click here to view the password protected: International Week Gallery
International Cake Sale
Our cake sale after school was the best ever! The cakes on offer were fantastic. Thank you to everyone who contributed a sweet treat. Lots of effort had been put into representing home countries; some of the creations wouldn’t have looked out of place on ‘Bake Off’!
Harvest Festival Success – Share What You Can
Thank you to everyone for their generosity towards our Harvest Festival collections this week. We hope that you have an opportunity to take a look at the wonderful class hamper display and coin picture after school.
Coin Picture Collection
Pupils add their donations to the coin picture
The ‘coin-picture’ collection this year was in aid of ‘Age UK Barnet’ and the Mayor’s Appeal fund for ‘Homeless Action Barnet’. It looked fantastic by the end of the day when parents came in to see the finished design made entirely of pupil donations. We will report the total raised after we have had an opportunity to count it!
Harvest Hamper Display
Look at our amazing class hampers.
Each class displayed their own hamper in our assembly showcase on Friday. In the harvest celebration we sang songs, learnt about the importance of sharing and had a fun a smoothie making competition. Parents were then invited into school at the end of the day to see the amazing harvest display. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations.
Food parcels will now be distributed to nominated people in our community and the class hampers taken to Age UK Barnet.
Barnet Boccia Champions 2017
On Monday 9th October a team of five players from Woodcroft’s Boccia Club competed in the annual Barnet Tournament at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre. They competed against 20 other Barnet schools in a competition run by Barnet School Sport Partnership (BPSS).
After some fantastic play, Woodcroft’s all conquering squad progressed through the group stages eventually winning an exciting final against Tudor Primary. Woodcroft will now represent Barnet at The London Youth Games. Well done to our coaches, Mrs Ditchman & Miss Lisa, who run our weekly club. Continue reading
Woodcroft Gardeners Meet The Mayor
Woodcroft pupils talk to the Mayor at the Barnet Young Gardeneers Competition
On Thursday 5th October Mrs Brown was accompanied by 5 pupils and their parents to attend the Barnet Young Gardener Awards at Sunnyfield Primary School.
The Mayor of Barnet attended and was keen to talk to the children about what they had produced. We showed him some of the produce which had been grown including cucumbers and tomatoes. The Mayor was also interested to find out about the French beans and cucumber seeds that this year’s Reception had harvested in preparation for growing next Spring.
Woodcroft was awarded a £5 gift voucher and a bag of goodies for taking part which will be used to enhance our garden over the coming year. Thank you to our amazing parent volunteers for all of the help.