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 …

https://form.jotform.com/211742150351039

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.

The PE and Sport Premium Grant is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities that they offer to their pupils.

Objective:

To enhance pupils’ exercise through appropriate use of the Sport Premium and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Success Criteria:

  • Raised awareness and profile of PE and healthy lifestyle across school community
  • Increased opportunities for all pupils to enjoy, participate and succeed in sport/physical activities during curriculum time and through clubs.
  • Increased confidence of staff to deliver PE and sport opportunities to pupils

Action Plan:

Download a PDF of the Sports Plan click this link.

Back to School in Barnet

Helping children back to school

It’s been a challenging year for children and young people which is why it’s so important that we so what we can to help support their mental health and wellbeing as they return to the classroom on 8 March.

We have a wide range of useful resources for parents, carers, teachers, children and young people on our Back to School page. Some of these include links to the latest government guidance, tips on how to get back into a routine, important information on potential changes to the school setting and advice on dealing with anxiety:

Also, Barnet Integrated Clinical Services (BICS) have organised a series of FREE wellbeing workshops for children, young people, parents and carers. View the list of workshops and details on how to book here.

We’re wishing you and your child the best of luck on their return to school!

Weekly News Issue 395

 

 

 

 

 

This week was anti-bullying week in schools around the country. In class we were thinking about the message United Against Bullying and how we can work together to build positive relationships. On Monday, we took part in the traditional ‘Odd Socks Day’ as a symbol of appreciating everyone’s uniqueness, respecting equality and diversity.

 

Update #3: Year 1 Fully Open from Wednesday

4.00pm Tuesday 11nd September

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 1

Year 1 will reopen fully on Wednesday 23rd September

Thank you for your support and understanding over the past two days. 

Let me restate that there have been NO confirmed cases of COVID19 in Year 1. If this situation changes we shall inform you immediately.

Mrs Patel and Miss Stewart are will be teaching their normal classes from Wednesday.

For children who remain at home this week, the Year 1 teachers have prepared a series of activities and links that can be accessed at home. These match the areas of learning that are being covered in school. You will find the activity page here:

https://woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/year-1-home-learning-curriculum/

Could we remind all parent of the importance to notify the school if your child is displaying any COVID19 symptoms. This will help with our ongoing risk assessment.

Thank you for your messages of support for our precautionary measures. 

Yours sincerely

Craig Tallon
Headteacher

Update #2: Temporary Closure of Year 1

7.00pm Monday 21st September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 1

Year 1 will remain closed on Tuesday 22nd September.

Thank you for your support and understanding today.  Let me restate that there have been NO confirmed cases of COVID19 in Year 1. However, Year 1 will remain temporarily closed. We will only be open to the children of key workers on Tuesday 22nd September. 

The year group was closed today, and in accordance with our risk assessments, because we could not safely open with dedicated Year 1 staff.

At Woodcroft we are organised into strict year group bubbles Groups of children and staff DO NOT mix. This gives us the capacity to cover classes with dedicated year group staff. We are hopeful of being able to open fully later in the week after the risk assessment has been updated and staffing is inplace.

You shall be provided with a daily update regarding the closure of the Year 1 bubble.

The Year 1 teachers have prepared a series of activities and links that can be accessed at home. These match the areas of learning that are being covered in school. You will find the activity page here:

https://woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/year-1-home-learning-curriculum/

Could we ask that you please notify the school if your child is displaying any COVID19 symptoms. This will help with our ongoing risk assessment.

Thank you for your support of our precautionary measures. I shall update you in due course.

Yours sincerely

Craig Tallon
Headteacher