Weekly Memo 28th February 2020



Did you know?

  • We have started to post again on Twitter so do follow us! @woodcoteprimary
  • 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.
  • Please check your emails for the Easter Arrangements and Activities. A copy of this can be found on the school website.
  • Academy Consultation Stakeholder Meetings are taking place at 9am and 7pm on Monday 2nd March in the KS2 Hall. Information can also be found on the school website.

Book Day Monday 2nd March 

This year we will be completing activities linked to the book ‘Six Dinner Sid’ by Inga Moore. Children are welcome to come dressed on the day as any book character from any book. Their costume does not need to be related to the book we are focusing on. We look forward to seeing the children and staff dressed up on the day.


There will also be a special menu for Book Day on Monday 2nd March (Attached)


On Monday your children will bring two things home with them. They will bring home their World Book Day Token which can be used to purchase books. They will also bring home our new book lists.


These lists inform you of 10 books your children should read for their age/year group. As children read these books you can sign that they have completed these and when all 10 have been read the children will be awarded a Bookworm badge. Children will only be awarded for reading from their own year group lists. Copies of these books have been purchased for our school library for children to borrow. Happy Reading!


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.


Football Team Update

On Wednesday 26th February, our A and B Football Teams played an away match against Chipstead Valley Primary School.  Despite a sudden cold downpour at the start, both our teams played well, with the B team winning 4 – 2 but Chipstead Valley’s A team just managed to sneak in a goal with 1 – 0 win to them.  Great effort everyone.  Grateful thanks to the parents for their support in transporting the children and cheering them on in the cold.

Class Dojos

This week’s winning Dojo Classes are;


Winning EYFS/KS1 Class – 2G                   Winning KS2 Class – 3W


Votes for schools


This week’s question was… “Do young people know what an unhealthy relationship looks like?”(KS2), “Do you know what makes a happy family?” (KS1


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


Next week’s question is…”Do you enjoy reading?”



School Disco, Friday 3rd April: NOW BOOKING!

Tickets are £4pp including a drink and crisps. Please go to https://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodcoteptfa

Years 1&2: 4-5pm NEARLY SOLD OUT!

Years 3&4: 5.30-6.30pm

Years 5&6: 7-8pm CURRENTLY ONLY 23 TICKETS SOLD. We will have to cancel this last session if we do not sell a minimum of 50 tickets.

We need lots of helps to manage this, so save the date for your children and let us know if you can help on volunteer@woodcoteptfa.org.uk


Theatre Club : Now Booking

Ballet Cinderella – My First Ballet – at Churchill Theatre in Bromley

Sunday 10th May at 3 pm

Tickets are £22.50 for Band A and £20 for Band B, all stalls. Book here https://bit.ly/30ipTjo


Mother’s Day

We will be taking £1 donations for our gorgeous Mother’s day gifts in a few weeks but if you are feeling super organised you can pay online. Please go to the link to pay.

We do keep records of who has paid online and it’s takes the pressure off all those coins.



Kidspace Event, Thursday 21st May, 6-8pm– Save the Date!

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


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.



To help us develop our loose parts play in our indoor and outdoor provision throughout the school, we are looking for donations of the following items you may have lying around your home that you do not need any more:


Buttons, corks, empty spice containers, paper rolls, cotton reels, sticks, stones, empty film canisters, dry pasta, pipe cleaners, shells, hair rollers, curtain rings, funnels, tubing, squirty bottles, gems, pegs, rolling pins, feathers, ice cube trays, garlic presses, ribbon, string, potato mashers, marbles, keys, nuts and bolts, jar and milk bottle lids etc  


Sticks, – straw, pine cones, planks, nails, hammers, scrap materials, guttering, rubber inner tubes, rope, fabric, cardboard boxes, chunky cardboard tubes (from inside rolls of carpet), bin lids, foam noodles, nets, hose pipes, bricks, cable reels etc


Basically, anything goes but please keep in mind resources must be clean and safe, so nothing with sharp edges or splinters please. Please send your donations for the attention of Mandy Cheetham at the office. For larger donations, please ring the office to arrange.


To develop our Key Stage 2 playground during lunchtimes, we are looking for donations of the following resources:

  • Complete board games, quite games and card games. For example, Jenga and Dobble.
  • Beanbags
  • Cushions
  • Picnic blankets

Please pass any donations to our child’s class teacher or hand in at the main Office.

Book Donation; With the continuing improvements to the school library, we are grateful for all book donations.  We are particularly looking for any colour editions and 20th Anniversary updated versions of Horrible Histories, Horrible Geography and Horrible Science.


28th February
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