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Summer Newsletter 4 [Friday 7th May]

Dear Parents & Carers


I’d like to start with some very exciting news. Mary Berry (yes, that Mary Berry!) will be visiting Woodlands in the relatively near future to cook alongside our very own superstar chef, Holly, for a programme to be shown on the BBC later in the year. We are so pleased for Holly (& her wonderful team in the kitchen), she works so hard & provide special meals for our children each day – it’s great her dedication is being rewarded in such a way. We are told that the film crew is the same team that works on Master Chef; they will be following COVID-19 guidelines/protocols throughout their time at Woodlands. We will share the menu with you when we are allowed by the production company (the director works on MasterChef), but I can guarantee there won’t be a soggy bottom in sight! Mary Berry (yes, really, that Mary Berry!) will be using my office during breaks in filming – I’d better start tidying now…


Our parents evenings concluded this week. I’d like to thank everyone who signed up to hear about their child’s progress & how they have settled back into school. Huge thanks to the teachers too – it’s no mean feat talking for 4 hours straight & trying to cram so much information into such a short space of time. Hopefully, next academic year, we’ll be able to hold face to face parents evenings once again.


Due to the temporary closure of Formby Pool, swimming for 4G will resume on Tuesday 18 May.


It’s MUFTI day next Friday (14 May), the theme is ‘Wear something that makes you feel comfy’ – you will have received a ParentMail this morning from the wonderful people of FOWSA outlining the details of this latest fundraising event.


Here’s this week’s conversation starters to help you find about your child’s learning this week:  



Can you draw (& talk about) a map to show where Rosie went on her walk?

{‘Rosie’s Walk’ Pat Hutchins}


Reception [Red & Blue]

Can you name some of the planets in the solar system? Can you say what they are like?

{Science topic: ‘Space’ topic}


Y1&2 [Green, Yellow & Purple]

What would happen if the sun shone every day & it never rained?

{English topic: ‘Lila & the Secret of the Rain’ David Conway & Jude Daly}


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

Describe the climate of India.

{Geography topic: ‘Asia: India & China’}


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

What was life like for Jewish children during World War II?

{RE topic: ‘Judaism’}


This week, we had two classes achieve 100% in their attendance this week so congratulations to Red Class & 3/4M. Our overall attendance for this week has dropped at touch to 97.2%.


We had 5 classes who had no late marks this week: Blue Class, Yellow Class, 4G, 5/6P & 6R.   There were 7 late marks across the whole school, which is good.


Just a reminder, it’s Paddy the lollipopman’s last day on Tuesday (11 May). Everyone at Woodlands would like to wish him well in his retirement – he will be missed by children, parents & staff alike.


Take care

KD Williams


Last word

What do you call a salmon with a bow tie?