Thank you for supporting our Christmas Fundraiser last week. It was a real success, raising a whopping £2120.90 profit ! If you are interested in getting involved with Friends of Wooden Hill, the next meeting will be in January (date to be confirmed).
Christmas has now really arrived at Wooden Hill. As always it was a real joy to watch the Foundation Stage Christmas Performances of “The Sleepy Shepherd”, which has now got us all in the mood!
Next week we are saying goodbye to Mrs Ashdown but are looking forward to welcoming Mrs Steel, who is returning from maternity leave.
Don’t forget that we are doing our annual Carols on the Astro next Thursday at 2.45pm (weather permitting). Please do come along and join in the festive singing.
Have a wonderful break and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Great news for our gardening club...
Thank you to all of you that popped your green tokens in our box. We are delighted to announce we received £310.00 from the Waitrose green token scheme. This money will be used to purchase equipment and resources for the club.
Latest Spelling Shed League Table!
Congratulations go to Rabbit Class, who are currently in the lead with a score of 120,316,182.
Keep up the great spelling guys!
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 Wednesday 8 January, 9.30am.
Reception have had a busy couple of weeks in the run up to Christmas. The role play area has been turned into a Santa’s grotto, and the children have been busy dressing up as Father Christmas and his friendly elves, writing Christmas lists, acting Christmas stories and drawing Christmas pictures. There has also been the dress rehearsals and performing to family and friends of “The Sleepy Shepherd” and in between rehearsals the children have done some phonics and number work, as well as making Christmas surprises…..sssssssshhhhhh!
Year 1 Roundup
There's been so much to do these last couple of weeks preparing for our Christmas fundraiser last week. After making calendars, chocolate rice crispie cakes, sweetie jars and jewellery, the children got busy designing posters to advertise our products.
On Monday, everyone enjoyed the ‘Come snuggle up with a good book’ day and the children loved coming into school in their pyjamas and sharing some much loved stories with everyone.
There was even time to have a great sing-a-long when a theatre company came to perform Aladdin on Tuesday!
Year 2 Roundup
Last week, Year 2 worked like busy little elves to create their Christmas crafts for the Christmas Fundraiser! The children couldn't wait to show everyone what they had made!
This week, both Year 1 and Year 2 opened up their classrooms to the parents and carers to come in and 'snuggle up with a good book'. The children completed an activity with each teacher in Willow Team that focussed on book talk. The day truly promoted the love of reading amongst all children, and it was a fantastic day for both staff and children!
Year 3/4 Roundup
On Friday 29th November, Year 4 had a trip to St Michael’s church for ‘Christmas Unwrapped’. During the visit, the children took part in lots of different activities, including decorating biscuits, taking part in a Christmas quiz and listening to different people (including Mary and the Shepard!) talk about their part in the Christmas story.
Last week the children were vey busy making Christmas items to sell at the Christmas Fundraiser. They have been decorating biscuits, making hanging tree decorations and using hot chocolate and marshmallows to create reindeer!
Year 5 Roundup
Year Five worked really hard to create wrapping paper, sweet cones and a variety of games ready for the fundrasising event on Friday 6th December. The children were very independent throughout the process, and came up with all the ideas themselves, created their items to sell with very little support and even designed the rules to their games, ensuring the rest of the class knew how to run them on the day! On the afternoon of the fundraiser, the children took responsibility for setting up the classroom ready for the event, including the layout of the tables and decorations. All of the children's events have definitely paid off. Overall, Year Five raised an amazing £188 towards the much needed new boards. Well done Year Five!
This half-term, Year Five have been focusing on the artist Andy Warhol. They found out about his life and looked at many examples of his art before creating their own pieces of work in his style.
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