Weekly Memo 1st November 2019


Coming up!

  • Next week some children will be taking part in cycling training.
  • Our teaching assistants will take part in training about dealing with children’s anxiety.
  • Year 5 have the Bug Man visiting on Tuesday 5th November as part of their Beast Creator theme.
  • On Thursday 7th November Year 4 are visiting the Sea Life Centre as part of their Land Ahoy theme.
  • On Monday 11th November we will be holding our Whole School Science day. We look forward to seeing what the children will learn.

Shirley Leaving

We are sorry to say that Shirley, who leads our kitchen, will be leaving our school on Friday 8th November. She has been offered a position much nearer to her home. She will be greatly missed, and we thank her for all her hard work and support over the last few years.


Poppy sale – Mon 4th – Fri 8th Nov

We will be selling poppies and other poppy related accessories in school next week. The poppies will be brought around to classes during the day for children to donate. Additional poppy items, such as wrist bands, stationery etc can be purchased at the school office.


Class Dojos

This week’s winning Dojo Classes are;


Winning KS1 Class –2R                     Winning KS2 Class – 5H


Votes for schools

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


This week’s question is… Are super-size classes the future?

Next week’s question is… KS2 will be discussing “Are young people interested in politics?” while we ask KS1 “Would you like to be a politician?”


A copy of this week’s presentation can be found on the school website. You will also find attached to this memo the New Weekly Parent Bulletin to support discussions at home.


Office Communication

Thank you to the families who have been checking the website or emailing the office to lessen disruption from phone calls. The office email will now give you an automated response to acknowledge receipt of your email. The office staff will send a further response if it is necessary.


Please can we ask that families only contact the office if their child is to be collected by someone who is not already on their collection list. We are still receiving several calls or emails to inform of collection by adults who are already on the list. Thank you for your help in advance.


PTFA Messages

 Cancelled due to low ticket sales 

Brace yourselves for Chocolate Bingo in the spring term!



Saturday 30th November 12-3pm

Save the date!



We desperately need Santa’s (x 3) and Face Painters. Please let us know if you can spare us some time on the day.

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

Stall lists will be going to reps this weekend. First come first served!


Coughlans Design a Cake Competition:

We have the return of the ‘Design a Festive Cake Competition’, with huge thanks to Coughlans!

See attached entry form, hard copies available from the office.

Submit your entries (with name and class) to the office or your teacher by Friday 15th November.

There will be two winners chosen from early years/KS1, and KS2 and the two prize cakes will be revealed at the fair.

Coughlans are also happy to display the winning cakes in their Coulsdon store if the winners permit.


Santa’s Grotto

We are now taking bookings for Santa’s Grotto at the fair!

Please go to http://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa


Toy and Sweet Mufti Donation Day

Friday 15th November

Get ready in two weeks with your donations of new toys or wrapped sweets (no nuts) – remember Mufti is only for those who bring in a donation.

Donations are for the Toy and Sweet tombola’s as the fair.

Thank you in advance for your support.



Mary Poppins

Prince Edward Theatre London

Thursday 7th May 7.30pm

Adults £68 stalls

Kids £33 stalls

DEADLINE 9th November

Please go to http://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa



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

Divorced. Beheaded. Live in Concert.

Arts Theatre London

Thursday 6th Feb 6pm

£27 each

DEADLINE 13th November

Please go to http://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa


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


Fridge for Nursery

We are looking to see if any families have a fridge/freezer in working order that they are no longer in need of and would be willing to donate to Woodies Nursery. Please contact the school office if you can help.


25th Purley (St. Mark’s) Scout Group

Fun and Skills for Life! 

Our young people enjoy amazing weekly programmes, adventurous activities and camps.  As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills 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.

Scouting helps young people to do more, learn more and be more.

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”.