Woodlands Ofsted Report 13th & 14th March 2023

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.
I am pleased to have received our final report, following the school’s Ofsted Inspection in March, and have uploaded it for your information.

The staff and I are really pleased with the report and feel it reflects our school and celebrates our fabulous pupils.

Many thanks

Mrs C

Woodlands Primary School Ofsted March 2023


Dear parents/carers,

I hope you have all enjoyed a day in the snow (for as long as it lasted)!
This afternoon, I received a call from an Ofsted inspector, to notify me that Woodlands is going to be inspected on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March. I have attached a letter from the inspector, to you all. The letter contains a link to the Parent View questionnaire (which I know many of you have previously completed). Your views of the school and how your child is taught are also very important and so I would be grateful if you could use this link to register your feedback.
We are really proud of your amazing children and the work that they are involved in and look forward to showcasing this over the next few days.
As always, thank you for your support. I and the staff really appreciate it,
Mrs C


Letter to parents



Unfortunately, over the last few weeks, we are hearing about the negative side of children using social media and the impact of inappropriate use of Apps and games, for children who are accessing them before the recommended age. This is leading to children falling out, incidents of online bullying and exposure to inappropriate content, beyond the school grounds. This is resulting in staff having to try and resolve incidents and issues that are occurring when the children are at home and that are, in fact, totally avoidable, if appropriate measures are taken. Please can I request that all parents support the school in helping us to keep our children safe, both at home and in school.

Please be aware of how your child is using the internet and the messages they are sending to their friends and the games that they are accessing. Keeping children safe needs to be everyone’s priority. If you refer to the school website, there are top tips and parent guides to advise and support.

Sadly, we have also been made aware of a particularly distressing game/TiKTok/YouTube character called ‘Huggy Wuggy’. Parents are being urged not to let their children watch terrifying TikTok and YouTube videos of the killer teddy. The bear sings about “hugging and killing” and asks those watching to “take their last breath”.

Police have issued a warning over the character after some children have been seen recreating the bear’s actions on the playground.
Please follow the link below for more information.


Mrs C

Today’s Assembly – Celebrating Difference, Understanding Diversity and Discrimination

During assembly today, we explored the words diversity and discrimination and how this maybe evident in school and within our wider society. More importantly, we discussed how lovely it is to have an increasingly diverse school community and how discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. We ended our assembly, sharing the story ‘Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress’. Please see PP presentation to enjoy the story again.


Letter to parents re: School Uniform








Dear Parents and Carers,
We’re two thirds of the way through our school year, summer is fast approaching and we’re ready to begin a new half term. However, although we still have a few months to go before the end of term, I can see our school uniform is not as consistent as it was in the autumn term.
Can I therefore please remind you to send your child to school wearing the correct school uniform until we break up in July. This includes a dark green cardigan or sweatshirt, preferably with the school logo, a bottle green polo shirt, and grey trousers, skirt or pinafore. As the weather continues to warm up, we would encourage the children to wear grey shorts (smart cargo type, not PE or sports shorts) or green check summer dresses, if desired. Black shoes, not brightly coloured fashion trainers should also be worn. I am also kindly requesting that on PE days, the children only wear the school PE uniform – black joggers, or shorts, a white t shirt and plain dark hoodie or sweatshirt.
All parents agreed to adhere to school policies when their child became a member of Woodlands Primary School. Wearing the correct school uniform is school policy: it also creates an identity for school and is an important part of being a school pupil. However, since all children have returned to school, we have noticed many children are not wearing the correct uniform.
At Woodlands, we, as do all other primary and secondary schools in the authority, insist on children wearing the correct uniform for a number of reasons. Uniforms create a sense of belonging to a particular school and an identity for the school in the community. Perhaps most importantly, a uniform means student don’t have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes. When everyone is dressed the same, worrying about what you look like isn’t so important. There is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which can put a great deal of financial pressure on parents. In addition, potential bullies have one less target for their insults, as it’s hard to make fun of what someone is wearing when everyone is dressed exactly the same. Finally, for some children, wearing a different jumper, or top makes them ‘stand out’ from their classmates so they are seen to be flouting the rules and different from everyone one else. This can be very upsetting for some children and unnecessary issues often arise when the children are asked to remove the item that is not uniform. Of course, this can be readily avoided if parents encourage their children to wear correct uniform, as they will need to when transferring to any secondary school in the borough.
We have some barely worn school sweatshirts available for any children that don’t already have them – these are available free of charge. If you would like additional sweatshirts or cardigans, please contact Mrs Jones or Mrs Speak in the school office, Mrs Fisher or Mrs Crilly.
Thank you for your support, ensuring school policies are followed and making sure your child is dressed appropriately for school each day.

Mrs C

Miss Booth – Year 6 Class Closure

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, I have been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 and as a result, now have to close Miss Booth’s year 6 class. One of the children became ill with symptoms last Tuesday after being in school on Monday, and has been isolating since. We were notified today of the test result and have been advised that all children and staff in this class, will need to isolate until midnight on Thursday March 25th. All children will be expected back in school on Friday 26th.

I have liaised closely with the Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub and the Local Authority.
I appreciate that this may be concerning for you, especially as the children have only just returned, but I would like to reassure you that the school risk assessments are tight, all health and safety measures have been very strictly followed, and no other class bubbles have been affected currently.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Yvonne Crilly


Half Term 2021 – Thank you

Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to sincerely thank you for your support with our remote learning offer over the last 6 weeks. We know that this has been a new and different way of teaching and learning for both children and teachers. I am so proud of all of our children for their dedication and efforts with continuing their school work during this time. Parents, we also know that school closure and remote learning has added a lot to your plate. Please know that we truly appreciate you and your support – we wouldn’t be celebrating these successes without you. I’ve monitored the learning our teachers have set up, work that has been completed/uploaded and spoken with both pupils and parents, at home and those working in school. To say I’m impressed with the work of our children and parents just isn’t enough… families, you are doing an outstanding job!
I also want to thank all of our teachers who are here at school each day, in front of a class, teaching face to face lessons, setting teaching for online learning, and collaborating with peers to develop meaningful learning opportunities for students. They have and will I know, continue to work hard to make this new method of learning, successful for all of our children and families.
Our SOS celebration assembly this week was focused on change and how we cope successfully when things in our lives are different. This linked to changes we are all going to experience at Woodlands, as we say good bye to Mrs Preece.
I am therefore celebrating our amazing children and their wonderful parents and carers, and our fantastically resilient staff team this week, welcoming you all into our SOS Squad! Happy Half Term and well done everyone! Mrs C

Remote Learning Questionnaire

Dear parents/carers,
As you know, we are always trying to offer the best possible learning opportunities that we can for our children, never more so than in these strange and challenging times. As such, I would be very grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to answer the questions by clicking the link below, so we can gather your thoughts about our remote learning offer.
Many thanks,
Mrs C



Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021






Childrens Mental Health Week 2021 Whole-School Assembly D&W Today’s whole school assembly was focussed on introducing Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. Please click on the Power Point below to view this at home.

In addition, Oak National Academy has teamed up with Place2Be and BAFTA Kids to create a free assembly for Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, celebrating this year’s theme of ‘Express Yourself’. Please make sure you set your reminders to click on the link below, just before 9am on Monday 1st February, to join Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson alongside some other special well-known faces for a free and exciting assembly available to all children, schools and families. We will be watching in school too!


Have a great weekend everyone!

Bubble Closure 29.01.21

Dear Parents and Carers,

Today I have been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 and have had to close a year 3 class. As a precaution, the year 1 bubble is also closed as a sibling of the positive case, is awaiting a test result. Year 1 parents will be informed during the weekend about the result. If we are lucky and this is negative, the children in year 1, who are currently attending school, can return on Monday.

I have liaised closely with the Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub and the Local Authority. I appreciate that this may be concerning for you, but I would like to reassure you that the school risk assessments are tight, all health and safety measures have been very strictly followed, and no other class bubbles have been affected currently.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Yvonne Crilly