Weekly Memo 22nd November 2019


Did you know?

  • Next week we will be running Vertical Assemblies where children across the school get to show other children what they have been learning. This is such a great opportunity for the children to share and celebrate their learning.
  • We were really pleased to share with you our Ofsted report this week. Thank you to all the families that have congratulated us.


Class Dojos

This week’s winning Dojo Classes are;


Winning KS1 Class –2G                     Winning KS2 Class – 4S


Parent/Carer WhatsApp Groups

We would like to remind parents/carers that if you have a concern or query you should raise this directly with the school. This can be done by email, phone or in person. We are receiving feedback that some Whatsapp groups are being used to discuss school concerns and members of staff. We would like to refer families to the attached statement which all local schools have worked on together.


Parents’ Evenings

Don’t forget to book your appointment if you have not already done so. https://woodcoteprimary.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/


After School Club Phone Extension

We would like to inform families that in an emergency After School Club can be contacted on the school number at Extension 210. This number can also be found on the Breakfast and After School Club page on the school website.


Christmas Lunch

The deadline for booking the Christmas Lunch (Wed 11th December) is Friday 29th November. No orders will be taken after this date. The menu for Christmas Lunch is attached to this memo.


Data Check

Thank you to the families that have completed the data check through the new online app. This was a new system to ensure your data is checked more securely than the paper copies that were previously sent home. Unfortunately, as this is a new system there have been a few teething problems, and we thank families for bearing with us. If you have not yet checked your child’s and your data, please do so asap. Any queries please email Mrs Baldock (baldock@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk)


PTFA Messages


Saturday 30th November 12-3pm


We have some gaps!

Serving food in the canteen (warmest place in the building!)  1-2pm or 2-3pm

On the raffle (the most exciting place in the building!) also 1- 2pm or 2-3pm

If you can help please contact us on volunteer@woodcoteptfa.org.uk


TODAY: Friday 22ndth November, Bottle Donation Mufti Day

Get ready today for donations of drinks bottles – remember Mufti is only for those who bring in a donation.

Donations are for the bottle tombola at the fair.

Look for our lovely helpers today.


NEXT WEEK: Friday 29th November, CAKES (no Mufti)

Get ready next Friday with your donations of cakes (no nuts please) – no mufti.

Homemade cakes go down a treat and to encourage bakers we have a ‘Best in Show’ prize for our favourite home bake!

As we sadly can’t taste them all we will be focussing on creativity, skill, presentation and imagination.

The winner will be revealed at the fair.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Santa’s Grotto

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

Four of the twelve slots have SOLD OUT so book now to avoid disappointment

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


THEATRE CLUB now booking

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


COMING SOON! Christmas Shopping Day (see attached poster)

Every year we arrange a shopping day for children to give £1 and in return select a gift for that special someone. Each child will have their gift wrapped and labelled ready to take home. It’s a really special event!

However, we need to amass nearly 800 presents suitable for all ages and sexes! Quite a feat. To do this we will be asking for:


  • Shopping Day donations on Friday 6th December so please start putting things aside now.
  • £1 donations for each child. We will be taking donations w/c 2nd December and on Monday 9th December, and online payments will also be available soon for extra convenience at http://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa
  • Lots of helpers! We need gift sorters on Friday 6th but mainly Wrappers for Monday 9th December (mostly am, we will run two shopping rooms). If you can help please contact us on volunteer@woodcoteptfa.org.uk


Netball Results Update

Our enthusiastic A and B Netball teams played an away match against Keston Primary School on 13th November, but sadly lost:


A Team –  11 – 3         B Team –  8 – 2


Oakwood School visited Woodcote on 20th November to play both A and B teams, but unfortunately our teams were unable to beat them:


A team – 10 – 1      B team – 11 – 2


Plenty more opportunities are coming to secure a win, so watch this space.


Sickness Absence

Please support the office staff by maintaining contact with the school every day that your child is sick. This is school policy and if you can inform us it means the office do not have to chase you.


In addition, can we please remind families of the 48-hour rule, with children not returning to school within 48 hours following vomiting or other upset stomach problems.


Thank you for your support in advance.


Cross Country News

Members of years 3 and 4 took place in a South London Harriers’ Cross-Country event at the weekend. All pupils ran well and, more importantly, enjoyed themselves.  Larissa was our best placed girl, coming 22nd and three of our boys achieved top twenty places: Josh 10th, Alex 13th and Oliver 18th!  Well done to all who competed!

We hope to enter the next race on January 18th.  Contact Mrs Day if your child in year 3 and 4 ) is interested in competing.


Mrs Day is still waiting for the final results of the Croydon Schools’ Cross-Country event held last month.  However, she was delighted with the enthusiasm and energy of our year 1 – 4 children who competed, despite the exceptionally muddy conditions!