You will be aware that the government in England rejected calls to extend a voucher scheme for children to receive free school meals over the half-term and winter holidays. This may put many families in additional hardship.
A member of our school community, and with the support of Morrisons supermarket, has arranged for 50 FREE food parcels to be made available to Woodcroft families over half-term. This will take place next week on Tuesday 27th October between 10.00am and 12.00pm. If you want to take advantage of this kind offer please come along and pick up one of the parcels from outside school, on the pathway, by the main front door.
What: 50 Family Food Parcels
Where: Woodcroft Front Entrance
When: Tuesday 27th October Between 10.00 and 12.00
Today, we have had a wonderful climax to a most unusual term with our International Day celebrations. However, you will have to wait until after half term for that to feature in the news. This week’s issue was already jam packed as we are including the autumn activities schedule for our local children centres.
Also in Issue 392 is a reminder about the flu vaccinations programme. Year 6 families must also check that their secondary applications are finalised. Over half term we shall also be running a Battle Of The Bands (class vs class) times table competition, so encourage your child to log on to Times Tables Rock Stars every day.
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The Harvest Hampers created by Woodcroft pupils were also delivered to Barnet Age UK. Check out their lovely tweet …
In this week’s news issue 391 we remind you about the flu vaccination arrangements and how to be prepared for school. We also have some feedback from our first online parents’ evening. There is also a report from Abdul in Year 5 out a writing project the year group has been involved in that has been featured on the poet, Joshua Seigal’s website!
Download a full PDF copy of Issue 391 by clicking here.
Next week is International Week and on Friday we will be leaving our uniforms at home coming to school in our national costume or the colours of a chosen flag.
Thank you to everyone for supporting Harvest Festival Week at Woodcroft. Each class has made a wonderful class hamper; take a look below. After a period in quarantine all of the coins collected will be counted and donated, along with the food hampers, to Age UK Barnet.
In this week’s news we cover the upcoming nasal flu vaccination programme. This year parents and carers will have to register their own child online. All of the information that you need is available in ISSUE 390
Click on the images above or download the full edition PDF of ISSUE 390. Included in the download are two handy term date posters that take you all the way up to September 2022!
Keep up to date with everything happening at Woodcroft by reading the Weekly News Issue 389 .
Download a PDF copy of the Issue 389 here … https://bit.ly/3n8OnXk
This week we have also issued a NHS quick guide for parents / carers about absence during the COVID19 Pandemic … visit https://bit.ly/3iiUncs to download a PDF copy or click the images below to read the advice.
The Woodcroft Weekly News issue 388 is another jam packed edition full of important information!
We celebrate another amazing Arts Award success, meet the new Woodcroft attendance officer, get a chance to check out this term’s upcoming events, find out about Acorns club reopening and read our plans for online Parents Evenings in a couple of weeks!
All this, and much more is in Issue 388
Don’t forget that this, and all of our back issues, can be downloaded from the ‘news’ page of the Woodcroft Website:
Bumper 8 Page Issue!
Download your PDF copy here … Woodcroft Weekly Issue 387
We have an epic 8 page newsletter to keep you busy this weekend. Lots of information about Breakfast Club and our phased return of hot meals in the dining hall. We also outline our learning continuity plans for any pupil who is required to stay at home for a short period. Our Woodcroft Online Team have also provided some advice for those parents asking about buying a chromebook.
Despite the restrictions, we are determined to make school feel as normal as possible, so we have outlined the extra events and activities taking place this term. Well done to everyone for sending children to school dressed for PE on their first class PE Kit Day – we have another reminder on page 6 for next week. We are also looking to employ a Meal Time Supervisor this term. if you are interested take a look at the information included or visit … https://woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/mealtime-supervisor-vacancies/
And finally, we are re-launching another one of our successful learning apps today – Prodigy Maths. Look out for the letter being that is being sent home all about it today.
Remember: You can download a PDF copy of every back issue of the Woodcroft Weekly News on the ‘news’ page of this website … https://woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/newsletters/
Super Safe School Meals!
From Monday 21st September 2020 we are planning a phased return of hot meals in our dining room. We will be starting with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If this is successful and we are able to maintain social distancing during the service we shall then reintroduce hot meals to the older children in subsequent weeks.
- We will be providing a streamlined menu (see below)
- Lunchtimes will be staggered
- Children will eat together in their year group bubbles
- Tables will be disinfected between year group sittings
*Note: Woodcroft will be offering the chicken option for sausages and roast dinners.
ISS, our school caterers, have produced a ‘back to school’ digital guide. It is aimed at parents, carers and pupils – this short e-booklet offers the reassurance that school lunches will continue to be prepared and served safely. To view the guide, click here …
If your child has specific dietary requirements please contact the school to discuss your needs.
As part of our phased reopening of school services we are planning to restart Breakfast Club from next week, Monday 21st September. Please be note that this will be a restricted service in order to maintain COVID19 safety.
- Places will be limited to 20 pupils. If demand exceeds capacity then priority will be given to key workers who have registered their status with the school (a link to the key registration form is available below.
- Pupils will be seated on year group tables with other pupils from their own school bubble. Tables spaced out in 2 metre distances. They will not be allowed close contact with other pupils from different bubbles.
- Pupils for breakfast will need to arrive at the main (middle) entrance between 8.00am and 8.15am and will be directed to the dining room. Pupils who arrive after 8.15am will not be allowed entry to the school until 8.30am and will be required to join the one way queue (this will be strictly adhered to). They will then be provided with a breakfast take out bag to eat in class.
- At 8.30am pupils will go directly to class.
- Pupils can only attend the breakfast club if they have booked before Friday afternoon of the previous week. We cannot accommodate late bookings.
- A sample menu is provided below.
- For registration please email on … email@example.com
- This service is not currently available for Nursery or Reception pupils
- Please note: this service is dependent on staff availability. If Breakfast Club staff are ill, or required to self isolate, we may need to suspend this provision at short notice.
Key Worker Registration:
If you qualify as a key worker please complete a registration form and return it to the school office.
We have been amazed by how well the children have settled back into school and adapted to the new routines. We would also like to thank every parent and carer for their patience and support this week.
We will not be sending out paper copies of the Weekly News but it is more important than ever to keep up to date with everything happening at Woodcroft. We have a bumper 5 page issue 386 to read this week. View the slideshow below or, for a PDF copy, click here: Woodcroft Weekly 386
Previous editions are always available in the weekly news section of this website: https://woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/newsletters/
As ever, if you have any questions please call the Office or speak with Mr Tallon at the front entrance, or Mr Russell at the back entrance.