The children have been super busy since returning to school after the half term holiday with so many events happening; Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day as well as the usual Maths and English to cover.
Please keep an eye on the school calendar as it starts to get busy as we head into the festive season. With the first event being our Christmas Fundraiser on Friday 6December from 2.30pm to 4pm.
Great news for our gardening club...
We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Waitrose this month as one of the beneficiaries of their green token scheme.
So if you shop in Waitrose, please support our school and pop your tokens in our box. Please also spread the word to friends and family, as the more tokens we get the more money will we have to spend on our school garden.
Bikes and Scooters
Bikes and scooters are not permitted to be used anywhere in the school grounds. Please ask children to dismount on entering through the gates and walk their bikes or scooters to the bike store. This includes adults, pre-school aged children and children who do not attend Wooden Hill School.
Please also ensure that all bikes and scooters are collected at the end of each day.
School Car Park Gates
Now the work on the pedestrian paths has been completed, please can we remind parents to enter the school via the pedestrian gates and NOT enter via the school car park. This is for safety reasons as the surface in the car park is very uneven and there are moving vehicles.
Looking for a school place for September 2020?
We are running a series of Open Mornings and Stay and Play sessions for families looking for Reception places for September 2020. Please spread the word about our fantastic school!
Our next Open Morning is on Monday 2 December, 9.30am.
After the half term holiday the children have returned to school with renewed energy. The children have been looking at Celebrations, and have been learning about Diwali and Bonfire Night. They have made rockets, Rangoli pattern pictures, fireworks and chalk drawings. We have also been practising our letter formations writing in glitter, it’s been great fun!
This week the children learnt about Remembrance day, and talked about how it is important to Remember special people. They made poppies and put them onto a wreath, so that we could all remember how special we are and also took part in a 2 minute silence, holding hands in a circle and keeping our thoughts in our heads.
Our focus this half term is looking at ‘What we will find in the woods’ and our focus book will be the Owl babies.
Year 1 Roundup
Year 1 have been ever so busy since half learning about the poem ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti. The children have been identifying and discussing the various features of the poem, including rhyming words and question marks.
Despite the weather the children have been on a nature walk around the school grounds and spotted objects of different colours. When back in class, they have described what they found using adjectives and verbs and then used these ideas to plan our own colour poems.
In Maths we have been learning to use part – whole models. We have been investigating different ways to partition numbers using counters to represent the different parts of a whole number. We have been using these models to write addition number sentences using add and equals symbols.
Year 2 Roundup
Year 2 and Year 5 have linked up to have reading buddies. This is to help develop the children's reading fluency and confidence when reading to others. Reading is such an important skill to develop, especially in Year 2 as it sets them up for their Key Stage 2 futures!
The children have been loving using Spelling Shed which is an online resource that enables the children to practise the spellings that they have been taught, and it helps them to consolidate their learning. It is fantastic to see their progress.
Year 3/4 Roundup
In Art the children have been producing volcano drawings using all sorts of different techniques, as well as using lots of different materials such as chalk charcoal, crayon, paint and pencils to create the rocky details of the exterior and the hot colours of the lava!
In maths they have been looking at the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. They've designed a floor plan for a house (some real houses, some dream houses!!) and worked out the perimeter of each room.
Year 5 Roundup
As part of their Roman topic, Year Five have made Roman catapults. In doing so they have had to apply their skills of measuring, sawing and constructing to create their final products.
~ Notices and Reminders ~
Please note the cost of a school dinner is now £2.30 per day. Payment for lunches can be made online via this link: