A West Barnet Primary Learning Connection
Woodcroft is part of the connectED group of schools. This was partnership of 8 schools that agreed to help each other develop further to the benefit every pupil and the local community. Edgware Primary School then joined the partnership this year. The 9 connectED schools are:
Barnfield Primary School
Broadfields Primary School
The Orion Primary School
Goldbeaters Primary School
Colindale Primary School
Woodcroft Primary School
Menorah Foundation School
Rosh Pinah Jewish Primary
Edgware Junior School
The connectED Goal
- To serve the areas of Burnt Oak, Colindale, Grahame Park and Edgware with outstanding educational primary opportunity and provision.
- To improve each individual school by participating in a “learn with each other” strategy.
- To be a shining example of a community learning together in harmony
connectED Harmony Events
A number of exciting pupil events and collaborations have taken place during the academic year to achieve our aim of improving opportunities for learners. We are calling these our Harmony Events.
Drama at Woodcroft for Y3, Y4 or Y5
Dodgeball Festival at Woodcroft
Maths Investigations at Barnfield for Y2
Dance at Barnfield for Y2
Science Day at Colindale for Year 1
Sing Up at Colindale for Y1
Blockbuster Quiz at Broadfields for Y5
Multi-Sports at Broadfields for Y2
Big Debate at The Orion for KS2
Basketball ot The Orion for KS2
Dance at Rosh Pinah
Chess Tournament at Woodcroft for Y4 or Y5 teams
More events to follow…
Reports of events at Woodcroft
Chess Tournament at Woodcroft – 4th February 2016
Woodcroft hosted a fantastic tournament for the connectED schools’ respective chess clubs. We were joined by Jonathan Bryant, Regional Director of the organisation CSC, Chess in Schools and Communities. CSC provide coaches to schools and organise national chess events. The tournament was a close affair with only a few points separating the teams. It was eventually won by Rosh Pinah, with Menorah Primary and Broadfield taking the silver and bronze medals. All teams played in a great spirit – well done to all.
Dodgeball Festival – 10th December 2015
Woodcroft, Goldbeaters and The Orion have benefited from sponsorship from the Tutor Hunt Foundation to run a free weekly dodgeball club in each of the schools. A tournament to bring the schools together at the end of the first term was hosted at Woodcroft, and in partnership with CSE Sport.
Woodcroft came out eventual winners in what a closely competed tournament played in a positive spirit. Congratulations to all of the teams for representing their schools so well.
connectED Partnership Launch at The Burnt Oak and Colindale
Multicultural Parade and Festival
Saturday 19th September 2015
The Parade: Barnfield, Broadfields, Colindale, Goldbeaters, Orion and Woodcroft schools took part in the Burnt Oak Parade. We left Edgware Hospital and and processed down the Edgware Road, through Burnt Oak Broadway and into Silkstream Park.
The Festival Stage: connectED Schools then lead the performances on the main stage. Each school showcased their pupils’ talents through music and dance.
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