Our Dance Team were crowned East of England and N London Champions at the regional finals of The Great Big Dance Off competition held at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Monday.
National Schools Dance Competition
The Great Big Dance Off is a national dance competition open to schools all across England & Wales. Woodcroft are the current UDOIT National Dance Champions, and we came second the last time The Great Big Dance Off competition could run before COVID19, so it was great to get our 2022 campaign off to a winning start!
Lots to read about in this week’s news … Dance Festivals, Maths Challenges, Jungle Book Weeks, Parent/Carer Evenings, Swimming Lessons and Community Days!
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It was Jungle Book Week at Woodcroft as we celebrated World Book Day 📚 with a week of activities based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic story. We also welcomed a photographer from Trinity College London who came along to see outstanding Arts Award work across the school. You can read about all this and more in Issue 442 of our Weekly News. Download a PDF copy here … https://bit.ly/3KhKwBU
Jungle Book Day
We all came dressed as jungle animal characters on the Friday of Jungle Book Week. Take a look at our fabulous class gallery by clicking here https://www.woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/jungle-book-day/
Last year Woodcroft Primary School was selected to become a prestigious Trinity Champion Centre for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. This was in recognition of our successful delivery of the Bronze Arts Award; a nationally accredited Trinity College qualification. Last week Trinity sent along one of their photographers to capture a day in the life of the Arts at Woodcroft. Take a look below at some of the activities that they enjoyed on Wednesday.
In the photographs you can can see our dance team rehearsing for the upcoming Barnet Dance Festival and Great Big Dance Off events. Year 3 were in the hall demonstrating the ukulele skills that they learn as part of their weekly whole class instrumental lessons. Year 4 were taking part in choral singing as part of our exciting music curriculum. Then one of our musical instrumentalists was observed practising the trumpet. On that day we also welcomed international pianist, Hui-Ling, to perform pieces from Chopin in a special musical recital. Finally, Year 6 were involved in the visual arts that form part of their Arts Award portfolios. In these sessions our pupils plan, deliver and evaluate their own lessons that are delivered groups of their peers.
M&M Theatre Launch ‘Jungle Book Week’
To celebrate 25 Years of World Book Day we are having a special themed week all about Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s story, The Jungle Book. To begin our week, today we were visited by M&M Theatre who performed a live, stage version of the story to KS2 on Monday. They will be performing to KS1 in Friday. Our week will then culminate with our special Jungle Day on Friday 4th March!
This week we sent out a paper copy of the Newsletter with a World Book Day Voucher attached! Issue 441 contained lots of information about the exciting events planned for our Jungle Book Week.
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In this week’s news we are pleased to announce that Woodcroft has retained its Gold STARS accreditation. We also report on some fantastic results from last week’s Time Tables Rock Stars competition and tell you about a number of free courses for parents.
Read about this and lots more in Woodcroft Weekly Issue 440. Download a PDF here … https://bit.ly/3gCi699
Have a good half term and we shall see you all again on Monday 21st February.