Reception’s Fabulous Learning WB 1.3.21

What another great week of learning we have had this week in Reception. Both at home and at school, the children have shown such determination and commitment to their learning. We are really proud of all of the amazing thinking you have done this week children, well done. We are now really excited to be welcoming back all children next week – we can’t wait to see all of your smiley faces!

Within mathematics, the children have developed their subtraction skills through practical problem solving. Some of you have really developed your representations of your calculations this week, well done!









Lots more reading and writing has taken place during phonics this week. Children – you have been using ‘Fred talk’ and ‘Fred fingers’ really well to apply your reading skills to your writing. Well done!


The focus for Project Learning this week has been ‘new life’ and ‘growth’, relating to the the project that is currently happening within our Forest School area. Lots of you discovered new growth in and around your garden areas and at school, the children discovered ‘new life’ with the pond area – tadpoles! Have a look at some of the children’s amazing ideas and representations.

This week we also celebrated World Book Day by dressing up in costumes of characters from some of our favourite stories or by providing a ‘clue’ from our favourite story. Lots of you joined in at home too! The teachers within EYFS decided to dress up as the colour monster from by story ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas.

Well done for all of your hard work again this week children. Have a lovely weekend!

Celebrating Reception Learning WB 22.2.21

All of the teachers in Early Years are very proud of all the hard work we have seen both at home and at school this week.

The focus for Project Learning has been ‘buildings’ leading onto ‘bridges’, relating to the project that is currently happening within the Block Area. Lots of the children have thought about different types of bridges and what is needed to build a strong bridge.

Lots more reading and writing has taken place during phonics this week. Children – you have been using ‘Fred talk’ and ‘Fred fingers’ really well to apply your reading skills to your writing. Well done!

In mathematics the children have been learning to subtract by counting back to find the answer. We have seen children both at home and at school beginning to understand subtraction through practical problem solving activities. Some of you have represented your calculations through jottings and formal recordings too!











Thanks for all of your hard work – please take a look on our Class Dojo page for our Celebration Assembly!

School Uniform Supplier Update

Dear Parents

Bakers our school uniform suppliers is classed as non-essential retail and their store will not be open until after Easter.

They are still operating their online sales , where orders can be placed and delivered to home. They have also now added a “click and Collect” option for customer to collect from the shop on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday between the hours of 10am to 12pm starting from the Monday 1st March.

If parents wish to contact the store, the best form is via email or through our facebook page

Thank you.


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

Nursery Learning W.B. 8.2.21

This week in Nursery we have a focus for children to develop mindfulness practices that support them to enjoy what is happening ‘now’ (in the moment). We will be sharing a range of mindfulness activities for children to enjoy and develop skills to regulate their own emotions over time.

We will also be having ‘virtual’ meetings with children at home and at school. This is help to create links to support and strengthen bonds between home and school.

In Project Learning we will be focusing on the current interests of the children who have been learning in the ‘Workshop’ in Nursery. They have been exploring colour and colour mixing and are now thinking about the changing colours they have noticed in the ‘lava’ inside ‘volcanos’.

Daily stories will have a focus to support the mindfulness learning this week.

We are looking forward to hearing about and sharing all of our learning experiences this week!

Year 1’s Remote Learning w/b 8.2.21

This week in year 1 the children will be continuing to learn their set 1, set 2 and set 3 speed sounds. They will then be learning how to use their knowledge stories to retell a traditional tale before becoming authors and writing their own ending to Jack and the Beanstalk. During our maths lessons we will be practising our addition and subtraction knowledge by making and playing our own maths board games. We will also be reinforcing our understanding of counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

In our project sessions the children will be posed the question ‘How do we stay dry?’ They will be asked to think about the different items we could create to keep us dry when it rains and what materials would be best. The children will design, make and evaluate their designs.

Website timetable overview 8.2.21