What a fantastic first week back! Read all about it in issue 422 of our Woodcroft Weekly News. Download a PDF copy here to access the links … Woodcroft Weekly Issue 422
We hope that you have had a good summer and are excited for the start of term. We realise that you will have lots of questions this year, more so than ever, so we have put together a Woodcroft Weekly Special Edition to quickly answer the main points. For more information about COVID read our detail contingency planning in the post below about our organisation and arrangements for September.
We look forward to seeing Year 1 to Year 6 on Monday 6th September. Nursery and Reception pupils have got their own staggered start dates so we will see you very soon as well.
Take a look at the photos below or download your PDF copy of Issue 421 Woodcroft Weekly Extra Edition right here.
Woodcroft Organisation for September
We have now begin to finalise planning following the most recent Government Guidance. Arrangements will be very similar to those that were put in place in September which aimed to:
- Ensure pupils, parents and staff are as safe as possible
- Enable the school maintain the highest standards of COVID security
- Maintain a continuity of learning
- Support everyone’s well-being
This will be achieved by:
- Avoiding whole school groupings
- Matining staggered uses of playground and hall space
- Retaining year group based staffing structures that will enable flexible and seamless adoption of tighter restriction if required
- Providing every year group will have a nominated senior teacher to provide integrated support and inbuilt cover release
Staggered entry 8.30am – 8.55am
Pupils can arrive at school between 8.30am and 8.55am and go directly into class. Families will continue to follow the current one way system for drop off.
Lessons will start at 8.55am
Early activities will be set by teachers form 8.30am. Please ensure you are on time. We advise that pupils are in school by 8.45am at the latest to benefit from early work support from teachers.
Pupils will have staggered break times within their year groups. They will not mix with other pupils.
Children will have staggered lunchtimes within their year groups and will not mix on the playground with other pupils.
Lessons will finish at 3.15pm. Children who walk home from school will be dismissed at 3.10pm. Parents will be able to collect children between from 3.15pm. We have a marked queuing area at the front and back of school.
We will continue to operate our one way system. Please watch the video here if you need a reminder: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bcc2-2nQ5Jh_D4hC75XOZorXGDoe2uC/view?usp=sharing
The wearing of masks is now optional on school premises. Mask are available free of charge at school entrances.
The Woodcroft Learning Continuity Plan
We expect that there might be times when individuals, classes or even the whole school is asked to self-isolate. To overcome further disruption to learning we continue to adopt our Learning Continuity Plan.
What to expect online:
- Weekly learning schedules published online in the class Google Classroom
- Daily activities and lessons published via Google Classroom
- Termly topics and resources published online on the Treehouse. This will include essential knowledge, vocabulary lists, writing checklists, spellings, stories and videos
Other Important Information
We will be wearing full uniform. School shoes should now be worn on non PE Days.
*the relaxation of this policy finished at the end of the summer term. Black school shoes should again be worn as part of the school uniform.
Our coaches will continue to provide 1 hour of PE per class. This will be mainly outside or in the main hall. A second scheduled hour of PE will be implemented later in the term.
Pupils wear their blue PE uniform on PE days.
Classes will begin to visit the Library from 4th October 2021
8.00am Breakfast Club will be available at a cost of £1.50 per day. Please register and book via the school office. Children will be seated within year group areas to maintain their bubbles.
Acorns After School Club
Acorns After School club will be open and continue to run a slightly restricted service from 3.15pm to 5.30pm.
Extra Curricular Clubs
We are to planning restart extra curricular clubs during the autumn term pending further risk assessment after re-opening.
Other Things to Remember:
- The office window will remain closed. Please email or call
- Every child needs their own personal water bottle. They will take it home every day to wash and refill. All water fountains are turned off for safety reasons. We will not be able to supply water bottles if they forget to bring them.
- Remember to provide your child with a personal pencil case to leave in school. See Newsletter Issue 420 for a list of suitable items to include.
If children exhibit any symptoms of COVID19 we request that they are kept home from school in line with Government guidelines.
Please inform the office immediately so that we can take any appropriate action to maintain everyone’s safety.
Covid Contingency Plan Summary
Please read COVID Contingency Plan Summary. View the image below or download a PDF here
School Risk Assessment and COVID19 Response Strategy
Staff and governors are currently carrying out a out a series of risk assessments and associated planning based on the latest guidance to ensure the school’s safe opening on 6th September.
These documents will be shared shared below in due course:
If you have any questions or would like to comment on the above plans please email: email@example.com
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!
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.
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 to all who are celebrating – We hope it’s a peaceful and joyous day.
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!
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!!!
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!”
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.