Clubs Information for 1st to 5th October 2018

Due to Parents Evening there are some changes to the clubs schedule for the week beginning 1st October 2018. This only effects clubs run by teachers (Acorns After School Club is running as normal). Please see the up to date club list below. Only clubs running after school at 3.15pm are listed: Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Woodcroft has been awarded The Primary Science Quality Mark!

The PSQM Award scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts.  It is led by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

We would like to thank Miss Stubbings, our Science Leader at Woodcroft, for all of her hard work over the year; developing the subject, collecting evidence and submitting our successful application.

Year Group Information Evenings

Year Group Curriculum and Information Evenings will be held from the week beginning Monday 17th September.

All meetings will start at 3.30pm in the Main Hall. Please check which day is correct for your child’s class. We have arranged each meeting a different day to enable parents with children in more than one class to come along. 

  • Y6  Monday 17th September
  • Y2 Tuesday 18th 
  • Y5 Wednesday 19th
  • Y4 Thursday 20th
  • Y3 Friday 21st
  • Y1 Monday 24th  (Please note: This is the correct date. There was an error on last week’s newsletter)

It is important for parents to attend. It will be an opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher and find out about all of the important information about the year group.

We are delighted to announce that Woodcroft has achieved the GOLD School Games Mark for the 2017/18 academic year! This is our 4th Consecutive annual Gold Award. A fantastic achievement that demonstrates the school’s commitment to providing the best possible physical activities for ALL pupils.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012. It is facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. click below..

A Celebration Of Dance!

Woodcroft celebrated another fantastic year of dance with performances to the school and families. There were lots of of people to thank who have help over the year …

We even had a surprise ‘World Cup’ inspired performance … (click on the image below 😉 )

S Rock Are Back! World Cup Special

Level Up! Year 6 Leavers’ Show

Level Up! The 2018 Year 6 Leavers Show

Level Up! was the title of this year’s Y6 Show, and on Thursday night, to a packed audience of family and friends, they staged an outstanding leavers production.

In the story, a group of video game obsessed children were transported inside their console and had to overcome a series of challenges to escape. Full of song, dance and humour, the show captured all of our Y6’s talents. They also learnt some important messages along the way!

Well done to the pupils and staff for entertaining us so creatively. Special mention must go to Mr Guest and Miss Maynard who wrote this year’s production, not forgetting Mr Huckerby, who composed and recorded the original songs along with Mr Guest. We also need to recognise the hard work, and commitment, of all of our staff and pupils for bringing these wonderful productions to life. Mrs Ditchman and Mrs Medjhi worked tirelessly on costume and props. Well done to Charlie and Zaheer, our Y6 technical crew, for flawless light and sound effects.

Good luck to you all at high school!

Woodcroft Chair Awarded Governor of the Year 2018

Barnet School Awards 2018

Liz Court, Woodcroft’s fantastic Chair of Governors, was awarded Barnet Governor of the Year at the 2018 Barnet Schools Awards. Liz received her award at a presentation evening, hosted by Barnet Southgate College and attended by The Mayor. This is a truly well deserved accolade to mark an amazing 50 Years of service to Woodcroft and its community! Liz joined as a teacher in 1969, both her children attended Woodcroft, and she started on the Governing Body immediately upon retirement. She has been Chair for the past 9 years and has also volunteered as a weekly reading support throughout that time!

I am sure that you will join the school in congratulating Liz on her achievements and thanking her for an astounding 50 years of dedicated and continuous commitment to Woodcroft.

Y6 Bushcraft Camp

Year 6 headed off on their wilderness adventure camp this week and had a fantastic time under canvas.

This was a real back-to-nature experience they will never forget. They have learned cooking, tracking, trapping, camouflage, first aid, survival skills, rescue techniques, archery and shelter building! They have lit fires, played woodland games, eaten bushtucker and even rescued their teachers from a plane crash! What an amazing week…

Dance Champions

NEWS FLASH! Woodcroft win Dance: Make Your Your Move

WINNERS! On Saturday 21st April our amazing Woodcroft Dance Team won the 2018 London heat of ‘Dance: Make Your Move’. The competition, organised by The British Red Cross, is open to schools from across the South East. Woodcroft will now go on to compete at the O2 in the Grand Final on Sunday 8th July.

It was a truly outstanding performance by all of our dancers on stage at MCT Alleyns. Woodcroft also received the Platinum Fundraiser Award for collecting over £1300 in sponsorship for The British Red Cross. What an achievement by everyone! As the top fundraisers, Woodcroft’s dancers will now receive a workshop day at London’s Pineapple Dance Studios, sponsors of last night’s competition.

More news and photos to follow…

Summer Term Welcome

Here we go …

Welcome back at the start of the summer term when school life gets even busier! We have got an action packed schedule planned. The next few months are full of music festivals, dance finals, sports events, pupil performances and class trips. Not to mention all of the outstanding learning that takes place in the classrooms; oh, and the small matter of end of year tests!

Take a look at our online calendar (click here, or follow the calendar link on this page) for all of the key dates and times. We try to keep it as up to date as possible.

Some highlights…

Here are just a few of the many things to look forward to …

In April …

Reception Head off to Radlett Theatre

African Drumming lessons begin for Year 2

Bikeability training takes place for those that signed up in Years 3 and 4

On 21st April our amazing Dance Team take part in the London Make Your Move: Dance Finals @ The MCT, East Dulwich,

The 25th sees The English Pocket Opera (EPOC) Opera return to Woodcroft for a special KS2 performance workshop that is titled – The History of Western Music Part I.

In May …

Year 3 take a trip to Natural History Museum

KS2 SATS week for Year 6 begins on 14th May

We defend our Barnet Tri-Golf Championship at The Metro Golf Centre on 24th May

Year 6 have a very special African Drumming Day planned with the return of Abass from One Drum.

Half Term  is 28th May to 1st June (Pupils return on Tuesday 5th June)

In June …

On 6th June Year 6 head off to the wilderness on their bushcraft residential adventure camp

We have a Visual Arts Week starting on 11th June

Our wonderful choir perform on the stage of the Arts Depot at the 2018 Barnet Music Festival.

Nursery take a trip out to Willows Activity Farm

Woodcroft will be taking part in Burnt Oak Great Get Together a new community event (at St Alphege Church) on Saturday 23rd June

Our dancers head off to the Great Big Dance Off national finals in Oxford on the 25th June

The choir have been invited to perform at the prestigious Proms at St Jude’s on 28th June.

In July …

Get ready for Sports Days – Nursery is on Monday 2nd, KS1 on Tuesday 3rd and KS2 on Wednesday 4th July

This year’s Year 6 Leavers Show is on 12th July

The last day of term is on 20th July with the usual 2.00pm Finish (with Nursery finishing the previous day).

For lots more dates and details check out our school calendar … click here