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Spring Newsletter 10 featuring Comic Relief [Friday 19th March]

Dear Parents & Carers


Today, Woodlands was filled with all sorts of weird & wonderful hairstyles in an effort to raise money for Comic Relief. Mrs Denton, one of our fabulous lunchtime welfare assistants, carried out her pledge to wear a pair of custard-filled wellies while she was on duty; you’ll be happy to hear that our pupils were very supportive & did not dessert her in her hour of need…  There are some photos of some of the creative masterpieces below this letter on the news page of the school website or visit the class pages to see an even greater range of photos for each phase. Mrs Denton raised a whopping £53 & our grand total was a magnificent £321.07. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to this fantastic charity.


Staff have asked me to make a couple of requests this week:

  1. Please ensure you have put your child’s name in every piece of clothing they wear to school from their polo shirt to their shorts/dresses, from their jumper to the coat they wear to school. It is almost impossible to reunite a Woodlands sweatshirt to its rightful owner if there is not a name in it. Don’t let your child’s uniform be left feeling sad & lonely, lying unclaimed in a dusty corner, not able to fulfill its purpose in life – put your child’s name in & they will never be separated again!
  2. We are really pleased to see so many children & parents choosing to ride their bikes & scooters to school – it cuts down on the congestion on the surrounding roads & it’s obviously the healthy option. However, recently, we have had a series of near-misses on the school playground & the path that runs along the field next to the Y5&6 classrooms. Our school site is simply too busy for people to be riding their bikes through it. I would request that once both children & adults enter the school site that they dismount & push their bikes. I would hate to think of a member of our school community getting injured in such a manner.


Your children continue to impress us with their attitude to their work & also their eagerness to learn on their return to full schooling. We know that sometimes, especially with older children, they can be a wee bit reluctant to share what they’ve been doing at school. Hopefully, these questions / prompts will allow a dialogue to develop. Here’s this week’s ‘nudges’.



What are the signs of spring you can see all around us?

{‘Understanding the World’}


Reception [Red & Blue]

What things does a plant seed to help it grow?

{Topic: Jack & the Beanstalk}


Y1&2 [Green, Yellow & Purple]

Tell me about the number of hours of daylight in a day during the 4 seasons.

{Science topic: ‘Seasonal Changes’}


Y3&4 [3A, 3/4M & 4G]

Where do you think ‘The Lost Thing’ came from?

{English ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan}


Y5&6 [5D, 5/6P & 6R]

Tell me 5 things about the Midlands?

{Geography topic: British Geography}


This week, we have had just 2 classes achieve 100% in their attendance – congratulations to Red Class (Mrs Chadwick / Mrs Fortune) & Mr Grant’s class (4G). Our overall attendance for this week was has fallen to 96.4%, which is a shame.


We had 5 classes who had no late marks this week: Yellow Class, 3/4M, 4G, 5/6P & 6R.  There were 11 late marks across the whole school – let’s try & get this to single figures next week…


Just a reminder that the spring term will finish at 2pm on Friday 26 March & the children will return to school on Tuesday 13 April.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Take care

KD Williams


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