Weekly Memo 11th October 2019

Coming up!

  • Monday 14th October is Mufti Day for donations to Nick Carter Charity (See previous email)
  • A number of children from Years 1 to 4 will be representing the school at a Croydon Schools Cross-Country Event on Tuesday 15th October.
  • On Wednesday 16th October we will be holding a Parent/Carer Drop In after school until 5pm. This is an opportunity for families to come and look at their children’s work.
  • We break up for half term on Friday 18th October. We hope everyone has a lovely break. Children return to school on Monday 28th October.
  • Year 6 will be going to the PGL on the Isle of Wight from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November. Fingers Crossed for good weather.


Good school attendance is important because children are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. We are working to ensure that good attendance is a priority for our families, children and staff, to support our children in achieving their best outcomes. If you feel you need any support with your child’s attendance please contact Ms Smith, our attendance officer. smith@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk

Our September Attendance Awards are;

KS1 punctuality: 2G with only one late mark all month!

KS2 punctuality: 6B with no late marks at all – great work 6B!

Attendance goes to 4D with 98.9% attendance


Term Dates 2020 2021

Please find attached to this memo and on the school website the term dates for the academic year 2020 to 2021.

Class Dojos

This week’s winning Dojo Classes are;

Winning KS1 Class –2T (Two weeks in a row!)

Winning KS2 Class – 3S

Votes for schools

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

This week’s question is…Do you know what is good for your body?

Next week’s question is…Can music teach us about Black History?

A copy of the presentation can be found on the school website.

PTFA Messages





What is a Race Night?

It’s a fun social evening which involves light-hearted low risk betting on horse races, with some booze, food and extra games thrown in.

What do I get for my £5 entry?

A delicious slice of Papa John’s Pizza and 1 free bet. And a good night.

Can I buy food and drink on the night?

Yes! We will have more pizza to buy at £1 a slice and a well-stocked bar at reasonable prices.

Do I need to be able to ride a horse?

No, there are no real horses. The races are pre-recorded and will be shown on a big screen.

How many horses per race?

There will be 8 horses per race and you can bet on one or more of them

How much is a bet?

£1 per bet per horse. There is no obligation to bet each round but you can bet on more than one horse at a time.

How do I win?

If your horse wins the race you will receive a proportion of the total takings. The fewer people who bet on the winner the more money you get!

How many races?

We are aiming for 6 races but we will have more if things move quickly!

Why come?

It’ll be fun and social!

It’s good value for money!

We will raise funds for the school!

Do I need to wear a hat?

If you want to, there is no obligation however.

How do I book this fantastic event?

Booking is open now via http://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa

If you’ve any issues email us on admin@woodcoteptfa.ork.uk


The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Take To The Mic To Tell Their Tales In An Uplifting Musical.

Divorced. Beheaded. Live in Concert.

Tickets are £27 instead of £48

Date: Sunday, 12 January 2020

Time: 19.00 – 20.15

Venue: Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB


Friends and family are WELCOME!

To book your tickets go to http://rebrand.ly/SixMusical

Aladdin Panto  (featuring Christopher Biggins!)

Churchill Theatre Bromley

Sun 8th Dec 5pm


Discount tickets at £25 pp



David Walliams ‘Billionaire Boy’

Churchill Theatre Bromley

Sun 2nd Feb 11am

Adults £23 stalls

Kids £18 stalls


To book your tickets go to http://rebrand.ly/BillionaireBoy



Saturday 30th November 12-3pm

See our gorgeous new poster attached.

Save the date!

Raffle Star Prize is currently a Laptop worth £300 – perfect for kids and adults alike. Thank you to Learn2Write http://www.learn2write.co.uk and Pillai Tutor  http://www.pillaitutors.co.uk  for their sponsorship.


If you can help please contact your class rep or email volunteer@woodcoteptfa.org.uk

Aldi Vouchers

This September, Aldi are promoting the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme by running the Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion.  Each time you, or a member of your family, spends £30 in store you will receive a team GB sticker which you can hand in at the school office or give to your child’s teacher.  When we have 300 stickers on our Kit for Schools poster, the school will receive an exclusive sports kit as well as the chance to win £20 000.

The promotion runs from 6th September until 3rd November so start collecting!

Inconsiderate parking and behaviour

We continue to receive complaints from the residents in Grove Wood Hill about the inconsiderate parking and behaviour of families. Residents are finding they cannot access or leave their property due to cars parked across their drives. In addition cars are parking with engines running, loud music playing and smoking/leaving cigarette butts in resident’s gardens. This is not acceptable behaviour or a good role model for the children of the school. Please be considerate of our neighbours and behave in a way we would want to encourage our children to.

Aiming High – Succeeding Together