Weekly News Issue 420

It’s the final newsletter of the academic year – and what a year it’s been!

We have had an eventful final week in school, but for a change it was for all of the right reasons and not Covid related! Read about our Year 6 leavers events, Year 5 celebrations, things to think about to get ready for September, our summer reading challenge, the Arbor Parent Portal and lots of summer camps available in the local area.

Download your own PDF copy of Issue 420 here … ISSUE 420

Have great summer, see you again on 6th September!


Oliver The Musical

Year 5, please can we have some more …?

Year 5 left us wanting some more after their fantastic performance of Oliver The Musical today in school. Keeping audiences small and socially distant, they performed their piece a number of times to different groups from across KS2. Well done to all of the cast and teachers for a wonderful show.

Year 6 Leavers

The Coolest Party In Town!

What better way to party on one of the hottest days of the year than with an with outdoor disco followed by a water battle to cool off?

Year 6 did things a bit differently this year! They have enjoyed a day long leavers event that included an afternoon outdoor disco, pizza supper, an amazing ‘Class of 21’ photo arch, and to finish of, a mega 6G vs 6J water bomb battle!

The teachers might have enjoyed it just as much as the pupils by the looks of it!

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all who are celebrating – We hope it’s a peaceful and joyous day.

Weekly News Issue 419

Issue 419 of Woodcroft Weekly is a jam packed 8 page edition this week.

Use the link below to download your own PDF copy and find out about some sad goodbyes, how to access our parent portal through Arbor, staff achievements, Year 6 Arts Award, Bushcraft camping, the Summer Reading Challenge … and much more!

Click here … Woodcroft Weekly Issue 419 PDF

Weekly News Issue 418

Issue 418 is a bumper 6 pages full of your Woodcroft Weekly News!

Download a PDF copy here … https://bit.ly/3xqp9sa  to read about our amazing Arts successes, arrangements for September, summer activities, class photos, parents evening and lots more!!!

Pupils at Woodcroft Excel in the Arts

Despite all of the restrictions this year, it has not stopped Woodcroft’s success. This week we are proud of two outstanding achievements in Music and Dance that you can read about below. In addition to this, Year 6 pupils are currently putting the finishing touches to their Bronze Arts Award portfolios ready to submit by moderation by Trinity College London advisors next week. They have worked hard all year to ensure they are exceeding the criteria when their work is moderated.

National Success For Woodcroft’s Award Winning Dance Team

2nd Place Result in The Great Big Dance Off 

Woodcroft’s amazing Dance Team have achieved an incredible 2nd place in the The Great Big Dance Off’s national primary competition. Schools had to send in a video of their composition for judging. In fact we were only 1 point off the top spot after the judges added up the results! The team had only 6 weeks to choreograph and perform their dance so they have done amazingly well. Miss Williams, our Dance Coach said, “It’s been quite a challenge putting this dance together in such a short period of time but worth the hard work! Well done to my amazing dance team!”

Click to watch their fantastic dance.

You can watch their video by clicking the image of the link below.

Take a look  … https://bit.ly/2UreZsG

Woodcroft Pupil Wins Prestigious Music Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Bianca (Y5) has been awarded a Mayor of London Young Musicians Scholarship by the Trustees of the London Music Fund. Scholarships are awarded to pupils who have shown exceptional talent, commitment and enjoyment in their music-making. Only the very best students across London are recommended for a scholarship and it is therefore a great achievement to receive this award! Well done to Bianca, and our fantastic music teachers from BEAT. Mrs Boden, Bianca’s woodwind teacher,  commented, “Bianca works hard in lessons and in her practice at home, her playing is beautiful. I’m delighted that she has been awarded this well deserved scholarship.” We look forward to watching Bianca develop as a musician.


Woodcroft Weekly – Issue 417

We have had another busy week with trips, theatre groups, photographs and (unfortunately) COVID19! Keep up to date with everything that is happening in school by reading your copy of Woodcroft Weekly every Friday! Download a PDF version here … https://bit.ly/3dDk1sN

Please Complete Our Questionnaire

Safety In Our Local Parks

Burnt Oak schools are keen to support our local communities following the recent events at Montrose and more general issues with park safety. We are responding to ongoing concerns that have been expressed by our pupils in class, and our families at the school gate. 

Local Headteachers wrote a letter to Barnet Council about these concerns. We are pleased to report that support has now been offered to our pupils through safety talks, workshops and counselling for those in need.

However, worries still remain in relation to our families and their ability to safely access the local parks and open spaces, especially as we approach the summer holidays. 

Burnt Oak schools want our communities to have a voice! We have joined together to create a short questionnaire to collect your views. Your responses will then be put to Barnet leadership at a special schools’ forum to be held before the end of term. 

We now need as many families as possible to complete our questionnaire! Click here …


Links will also be sent out by email and text. It only takes 5 minutes so why not do it now!

We want all of our children to feel safe. We want our families to feel heard! Please take part in our questionnaire. Thank you.

Wizard of Oz Cinematic Theatre

M&M Theatre Visit Woodcroft

M&M Theatre visited Woodcroft with a COVID Secure adaptation of their Wizard of Oz production. Faced with the issues of performing live theatre while following COVID regulations M&M have transformed their shows into live cinematic experiences!

Each year group enjoyed their own socially distant 1 hour show which was a clever mix of live action, performed by one actor, who was interacting with a pre-recorded show projected onto an enormous cinema screen.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed all of the singing, dancing and crazy antics that we have come to expect from M&M!

Live Streaming

We also managed to set up a live stream YouTube link so that the year groups that are currently self-isolating were able to watch the show from home and take part in live chat with their teachers and classmates. Year 6, who are working towards their Bronze Arts Award with Trinity College, also had a livestream actors workshop with Alex from M&M. After their show Alex stayed on camera, and talked simultaneously to Y5 (in person in the hall) & Y6 (via YouTube Channel chat) to discuss theatre production and acting.