Weekly Memo 10th January


Did you know?

  • Parents’ Evening appointments take place on the 14th and 16th January. Children in KS2 should attend the meetings with their parents/carers.
  • We will be holding our school book fair during the week beginning 13th January, including during Parents’ Evening. All commission raised will go towards new books for the Library.
  • On the 15th January, Year 3 will be having talks about Water from Sutton and East Surrey Water, Year 6 will be having talks from the Police on choices and consequences.

Menu Changes Thursday 16th and 23rd January

Please see the attached information about the menu changes on these two dates.

Staffing Update

In January, we welcome Miss Connolly and Mrs Weech as Teaching Assistants, and Mrs Ricketts as our new Music Teacher. We know they will be a welcome addition to our team.

December Attendance Award Winners (We have not counted the last week of term)

KS1 Punctuality Award: 1S with 1 late mark

KS2 Punctuality Award: 3W with 0 late marks

Attendance Award: 3D with 98.1%

Have your say!

Birthday Sweets Survey; Many families provide sweets for the class on their child’s birthday. As a school we have continued to allow this, and staff ensure that children must take the sweets home so that families can decide if or when the child eats them. However, this system can still cause issues for some children due to their dietary requirements or parental wishes. We understand there will be a range of views amongst families, so wanted to hear these views so that we can make an informed decision about any next steps we might take.

Click here to share your views. Deadline: Friday 17th January.

KS1 Lunch Survey; Each day there are two main meal options, and in addition we offer a jacket potato or pasta option to the children. We have a salad cart and bread on the tables for the children to have with their meals, aswell as a desert or fruit choice. We have been reviewing the options available to children and have asked the kitchen staff to ensure that meals, including Jacket Potato and Pasta, are served up with vegetables on (unless a child specifically requests otherwise and they are then encouraged to go the salad cart). We are aware that some children regularly choose the Jacket Potato or Pasta option rather than the main meal options, and we are considering whether we remove these additional options for children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 to encourage them to try a wider variety of foods. We are interested to hear your views to support us in our decision-making process.

Click here to share your views. Deadline: Friday 17th January.

Senior & Junior Choir

A warm welcome to our new Music Teacher, Mrs Sarah Rivett.  Mrs Rivett will be starting Senior Choir Club after school on Tuesday, 14th January, as we have Young Voices coming up.  Junior Choir at lunchtime will not start on 14th January, but we will let you know as soon as a start date is confirmed.

Extra Curricular Clubs

Details of all Clubs after school are available on the school website [ https://www.woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk/clubs/ ].  This includes information on start/end dates, year groups as well as details of how to apply.  Please take a look as we have a few new Clubs to enjoy!


Tennis on a Monday is now available for Reception children.  If your child would like to give it a try, please complete the form which can be downloaded from the school website.  Tennis starts on Monday 13th January.  Please ensure your child has suitable clothing layers for the weather.

Class Dojos

This week’s winning Dojo Classes are;

Winning KS1 Class –2G                     Winning KS2 Class – 3S

PTFA Messages

Chocolate Bingo Friday 7th February – BOOK NOW!!

See attached, we will be holding our first Chocolate Bingo event on Friday 7th February (6.30 doors open for 7pm start)

It’s bingo and the winnings are chocolate!

£5 per person including 6 rounds of bingo tickets.

You can book online at http://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa  this link can also be accessed via the WPS APP

All the family are welcome including children. There will be food and drink to buy (bargain prices as usual) and it’ll be a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

2nd Hand Uniform Sale

Next Friday – 17th January at morning drop off

Outside Woodies/Reception

Jumpers £1, other items mostly 50p, small change please

Please drop any unwanted uniform to school office prior to this


Date TBC (end January beginning February)

Come and join us and get to meet the team, join the team if you want to get more involved, see what we have been doing and have your say!

We will be discussing spending projects to use some of our hard earned cash so if you have ideas please contact us on a admin@woodcoteptfa.org with your suggestions. Date will be confirmed in next weeks Weekly Memo.

Votes for schools

This week we discussed the following question in our Votes for Schools Assemblies.

This week’s question was… “Was 2019 an important year?”

This week’s presentation can be found on our school website.

Next Week’s question is… “Would you be a vegetarian?”(KS1)/”Would you go vegan for a month?” (KS2).

Attached is the parent information letter for this week.

25th Purley (St. Mark’s) Scout Group

Beaver and Cub Places Now Available                                                                                  Our young people enjoy amazing weekly programmes, adventurous activities and camps.                            As Scouts, we give our young people the skills they need for life.   Each week we help young people to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

We welcome boys and girls and currently have a few places available as our young people move on to the next Section.  We meet in the Scout Hut at St. Mark’s Church, Church Road, Purley, CR8 3QQ.

Beavers:  Tuesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm for young people age 6 to 8.                                                                    Cubs:       Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.15pm for young people age 8 to 11.

Interested in finding out more?  Visit our web site at http://www.25thpurley.org.uk and click on “join us”.