Woodlands Weekly | Friday 26th March 2021
This is the final Friday before we break up for the Easter holidays and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and engagement. It was lovely to see so many children back in school from the 8th March, coming to school eager to learn and motivated. Please continue to ensure your child comes to school every day – their attendance is more important now than ever. Have a lovely, safe Easter break and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 19th April.
Key Dates for your Diary 📅
Thursday 1st April 2021 – we are closed for a training day
Friday 2nd April 2021 – we are closed for Good Friday
Monday 19th April 2021 – we return after the Easter holidays
Wearing Face Coverings 😷
To protect our families and our staff, we want all adults to wear masks when onsite.
Face coverings and masks reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. Currently, people in the UK are asked to wear them where social distancing is not possible and the virus could easily pass between people – for example on public transport, or in shops. Cutting transmission is important because there is still lots of the virus circulating and many people are yet to be protected by vaccination.
Current government guidance states that if social distancing cannot be guaranteed, face coverings must be worn unless you have medial exemption.
Thank you for your cooperation.
You can read more about face coverings here 👇
This week at Woodlands 🌳
Victorious Vikings in Year 5 🪓
On Wednesday 24th March, Year 5 took part in a Viking Experience day! Their spring topic, Victorious Vikings, focused learning on Viking invasion, clothing, gods and beliefs, battles and travel.
To start the day, the children were greeted by two, terrifying Vikings on the door… In English, the children recalled everything they could remember about the Vikings and created Viking Fact pop-up books. After lunch, the children took part in a virtual Viking workshop, delivered by a Viking warrior!
Spring Walks in Nursery 🌼
In Nursery, the children are learning about the seasons and how the world around us changes. Last week, the children went for a spring walk. They looked out for different signs that Spring is on it’s way; blossom, daffodils and the buds growing on the trees. The children enjoyed exploring our wildlife area and looking closely at the plants and flowers.
Stained Glass Art in Year 3 🎨
In Art this week, the children learned about William Morris, a famous Victorian artist who is well known for his interior designs and creating beautiful stained glass windows. The children looked at a range of pieces of artwork that Morris created and noted some of the colours used in his designs. From this, the children then drew a sketch of their own stained glass window which they then created and are displayed on the windows in school.
Parents’ Consultation Phone Calls 📞
Next week, we will be phoning parents to discuss your child’s learning and share their success with you. Please pick up! The number may be withheld or private.
Keeping our street safe 🚗
If you can, please walk to and from school. Our street can be very busy with cars at drop off and collection times and we want to ensure the safety of all our families and staff.
If you drive to school, please:
🚙 Drive slowly – 10mph
🚙 Don’t park on the pavement
🚙 Don’t cover people’s driveways
🚙 Always wear a seatbelt
🚙 Don’t make U-turns
🚙 Don’t park on the yellow lines
🚙 Don’t park covering crossings
🚙 Let others pass
🚙 Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Keeping safe during COVID19 👏
Do not send your child to school if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid19.
Call the school office to report absences and sickness.
Please stick to your allocated drop off and pick up times.
Do not gather in groups on the school grounds.
One parent per family.
Keep two metres apart at all times.
Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Please return your child’s home learning device to their class teacher, if you have not done so already.
Call the main school office to book appointments with staff.
Find out more about Covid19 symptoms and absence here.