Weekly Memo 13th March 2020



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Did you know?

  • Please check all emails with regards to updates related to Coronavirus. We will keep families informed of any updates or changes to the situation.
  • Don’t forget we no longer run After School Club on the last day of term. Therefore, there will be no After School Club on Friday 3rd April, and all children will finish at 2.30pm.


Mrs Hannan

We are pleased to inform you that Miss Garlick will be getting married at Easter and following the holidays will be known as Mrs Hannan. We wish them all the best for their special day.


Book Donations 

With the continuing improvements to the school library, we are grateful for all book donations.  We are particularly looking for any Guinness World Records books including Gamer’s Editions, Wild Things, Science & Stuff, Amazing Animals etc.



Mother’s Day NEXT WEEK!!

We will be taking £1 donations FROM MONDAY at school. If you haven’t paid online please pop £1 per child (where possible in a sealed envelope marked ‘Mother’s Day’) and hand to your class teacher next week.

Your gorgeous Mother’s day treats will be sent home on Friday 20th March.

Please go to the link to pay online. (We do keep records of who has paid online and it’s takes the pressure off all those coins)


School Disco, Friday 3rd April: POSTPONED (details to follow)


Theatre Club : Now Booking FROZEN AND MATILDA!


02/07/2020 (Thu)  19:00 – 22:00  CAMBRIDGE THEATRE, 32-34 Earlham Street, London – WC2H 9HU

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London.

Is there an age limit / recommendation? Suggested for age 6+, but younger guests are welcome. The show is quite long (2h 35min including a 20 minute interval), quite loud in parts and can be quite scary. Children need to occupy their own seats at all times throughout the performance. Babes in arms are not permitted.

Does the show use any special effects? Yes. Flashing lights and loud sound effects are used during the performance.

Tickets are £49.50 for adults and £29.50 for children instead of £67.50 each.

Book Here: – https://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa/index.cfm?event=event&eventId=27416#.Xmkdu8CnzYU



25/02/2021 (Thu)   Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London – WC2B 5JF

For the first time in forever, Disney’s FROZEN will come to life at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Ground-breaking sets and special effects, exquisite costumes and innovative stagecraft combine to stunning effect in this magical experience that will delight audiences of all ages and sweep you away to Arendelle. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and includes one interval.

Is the performance suitable for children? Frozen the Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends Frozen the Musical for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age must have a ticket.

Does the performance have special effects? Please note that smoke, haze and strobe lighting is used during the show.

Tickets are £39.50 for adults and £29.50 for children instead of £59.50 each.

BOOK HERE: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa/index.cfm?event=event&eventId=27414




Kidspace Event, Thursday 21st May, 6-8pm: ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Summer Fair, Saturday 20th June, 12-3pm- Save the Date!



Just to let you know that the Netball Club every Wednesday will be open to all interested children in Year 4 from the Summer term (starting from 29th April).  The Croydon Schools Netball Tournament starts as soon as we return in September for the new Year 5’s and 6’s, so we are looking forward to training our new teams.


Football Team Update

Our A team played an away match against Coulsdon CofE Primary School on Tuesday 10th March.  Although the team played hard, they were just beaten 2 – 1.  Thanks to parents for their support in transport and cheering!


Pupil Voice

Last week, in our pupil voice sessions, children were asked ‘What Makes Woodcote Primary Special?’

Below is what the children said.

  • The education, the learning
  • The nice teachers, I know I can talk to someone, People to help us in different places, you talk to your teachers about your feelings, the lunch ladies, everyone is made to feel special, a really good team
  • My friends, the pupils, we have different kinds of people, people are kind, people help when others are hurt
  • The After-School Clubs, lots of activities, iRock, choir, School fairs, Coding club and making apps, bike training, 
  • The different themes, the learning, fun lessons, the shows, School trips
  • Sharing our work in assemblies, art gallery, 
  • Place2Be
  • I feel safe, everything is fair, Well behaved pupils and determined to learn, friendly environment 
  • The space, big classrooms, big playground, The library, The astroturf, the play equipment, access to a field, Lots of outdoor space
  • Whiteboard tables in Years 5&6, Ipads and laptops
  • Golden table, star of the week, marble jars, Our school values, Prefects/Pupil leadership team, Dojos
  • Cross Phase Pupil Voice/PSHE, Votes for Schools
  • Good food


Sponsored Book Bingo

We hope you are all enjoying the book bingo activity and raising money for books for the school.  We will start to collect the money on the last week of term, starting Monday 30th March. All money should be sent into school before we break up for Easter on Friday 3rd April.


Reading Volunteers

We really value the time given to hear children read and hope that more members of our school community would be able to give up some regular time to listen to children read in school. If this is something you or a family member might be interested in doing, then please contact Mrs Baldock.


Votes for schools


This week’s questions were… “Is it hard for germs to spread in your schools?”, (KS2) “Does modern life make it harder for diseases to spread?”


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


Next week’s question is…”Should petrol & diesel cars be banned?”


Nursery Closed 7th May

Woodies Nursery will be closed on Thursday 7th May as it will be used as a polling station for the elections. Nursery children should not attend school on this day.


Class Dojos

This week’s winning Dojo Classes are;


  • Winning Reception / KS1 Class – 2T


  • Winning KS2 Class – 3W