Dear Parents & Carers
As the end of this academic year is fast approaching, I thought I should share with you our plans for our Y6 pupils as their time at Woodlands draws to a close. I know that we won’t be able to meet everyone’s expectations, but would ask you to remember that Woodlands’ staff, as ever, will do their best for the children in their care. We are having to make plans without knowing where we will be on the government’s ‘roadmap’ out of the pandemic restrictions.
The main leavers’ activities will start on Wednesday 14 July. In the afternoon of that day, the children will be attending a beach school session (on Formby beach), followed by an evening ‘around the campfire’ with an evening meal provided by Holly the Chef. The children will be invited to ‘sleep under canvas’ for one night (in the tents they will have helped erect during the morning whilst taking part in various bushcraft activities in the school copse).
Breakfast will be served on the morning of Thursday 15 (thanks again to Holly), before we set off for a full day of adventurous activities at Go Outside in Formby. A BBQ lunch will be provided. The children will return to school to be collected at the end of the day.
On Friday 16, after some classroom-based fun & frivolity, the children will have a picnic lunch followed by their Leavers’ Disco with DJ Alex on the school field (weather permitting). [There is a reserve date for this – Tuesday 20 July] The children will need to bring their own celebratory picnic lunch & be suitably dressed for the disco.
On the afternoon of Monday 19 July, parents & carers will be able to attend WoodFest, where the Y6 children will be able to showcase their talents: singing, cello, dancing, guitar, yodelling, keyboard, gymnastics, banjo, juggling, flute, jokes… whatever they wish (within reason!). A family picnic will precede this cultural highlight; parents & carers will be able to bring rugs & food to enjoy a picnic lunch with their Y6 children - then watch the performances, again, with their children (acts will be called to the ‘green room’ to prepare for their performance a few minutes before they are due on stage).
Further details of these events (permission slips & kit/clothing lists, etc.) will be sent home in due course, along with details of payment to cover the cost of Go Outside & any meals.
I understand that some families have bought ‘leavers’ hoodies’ – Y6 pupils can wear these to school from Monday 12 July until the end of term.