Take Care and Stay Safe!  We are emailing information to parents and using Class DoJo.  See the Home Learning tab and also below for Coronavirus updates and helpful information.

 A message to all our children and families.

Stay safe, take care and we cannot wait to see you all again. 

Here is a special message to you all accompanied by your beautiful singing! 

From everyone at Woodchester Endowed CE Primary School. xx

File icon: mp4 A special message to you all x [mp4 78MB] Click to download

Coronavirus Information

We receive lots of information from different agencies and organisations at this time and we would like to make these available to you in case they are helpful to you, your family and friends.  We also have a Home Learning tab, which provides information on useful websites, safeguarding, DfE information and a letter from the Headteacher.  

File icon: pdf Your child's screen time and setting parental controls information [pdf 281KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Ed Psychology advice Coronavirus and UK schools [pdf 512KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Coronavirus Advice - answering your child's questions [pdf 224KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Full guidance on staying at home and away from others 1 [pdf 70KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Safeguarding Policy and Procedure Covid-19 Appendix March 2020 [pdf 631KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Online Support for Parents and Carers - website links [pdf 391KB] Click to download

WELCOME!

"Welcome to our thriving school set in the beautiful Woodchester valley. Here at Woodchester Endowed Church of England Primary School, we pride ourselves in creating a happy, safe environment and offer a rich, high quality curriculum. Integral to learning are our Christian values which encourage every child to reflect on the world around them and lead positive, fulfilling lives.

Our talented staff make learning fun and every day our children make us smile! We offer all our children the opportunity to achieve and grow in confidence through an exciting array of creative and sporting activities.

We are so lucky to be part of a supportive, vibrant community and I hope you will see from the website how much enjoyment our children have in school."

TERM DATES

Please note that the 2019 - 2020 calendar has been updated due to the VE Day Bank Holiday in May 2020.

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File icon: pdf Term Dates 2020 - 2021 [pdf 310KB] Click to download

MESSY CHURCH 2019 - 2020  

Messy Church currently postponed. 

See St. Mary's website for suggested fun activities or follow this link to Messy Church Activities Hoping to see everyone again very soon!

The Messy Church Team xx

 

Join the team at St Mary's Church, Woodchester for a free, activity-filled session including refreshments, crafts, fun, music and stories.

For all children up to Year 6, accompanied by an adult.  For more information, contact Liz Hale on 01453 765422.

Dates:

2019 - September 18th/October 23rd/November 27th

2020 - January 22nd/February 26th/March 25th/May 20th/June 17th

School Closure Procedure

Should school need to close due to bad weather, notification will be posted on the Gloucestershire County Council website.  Follow this link GCC School Closure List.

We will also send a text message.  Please let the admin staff know if your number needs updating.

Many thanks

'E-SAFETY'

There is a very informative magazine for parents called Digital Parenting.  Please follow the link below to download the magazine. 

Digital Parenting Magazine

Digital Parenting Magazine

Recently, Willow class attended the CLICK event. 

This is aimed at Y6 children and raises awareness around digital literacy and online resilience in a fun and friendly way.

Parents had an evening to learn more about Social Media.  One message that came across very strongly was it was not the technology that puts children at risk but the way it is use!  We hope to build on this in the future.  

Our Year 4 children watched a performance of ‘In the Net’.  This play was written especially for Year 4 children to inform and educate them about safe internet and social media use. 

 

 

PTA  

Do check our PTA pages for news about forthcoming events and fundraising.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the PTA in any way this year.  You have been amazing and helped us to raise lots of money for school.

Please download our last newsletter for further details of what we have achieved so far and of some exciting future planned events

 

DATES  

01.04.20  Easter Service in church 9:15am

03.04.20  Term Ends 2:30pm

20.04.20 Term Begins

23.04.20  Country Dancing 6:30pm-8pm

04.05.20  Focus Week WE War Commemoration

08.05.20  May Day Bank Holiday (Friday)

11.05.20  Key Stage 2 SATs Week

18.05.20   ‘Bikeability’ Week—Year 6

20.05.20  Messy Church 3:20pm-4:45pm

21.05.20  Hawthorn Class Worship 9am

22.05.20  Nerf Club 3:15pm

22.05.20  End of Half Term 3:15pm

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO THE BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARDS FOR ALL SCHEME

Woodchester Endowed (C of E Aided) Primary School is celebrating, thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The school has been given £9,990 of National Lottery funding to extend and renovate their outdoor Early Years Play Area. The area will have new fencing, bespoke sand and water play and replace some of the tarmac with artificial grass.

The project to improve the Outdoor Space at Woodchester Primary School started last year, when the children were asked to draw their ‘Inspirational playground designs’. These were combined with feedback from staff and parents to turn them into practical plans with the help of Different by Design, a bespoke playground design company.

Parents at the school have been busy fundraising to implement the designs and have so far raised over £19,000 to help improve the outdoor play areas. The funds include a grant of £2,000 from the Summerfield Trust to resurface the area beneath the trim trail and a similar amount from Midcounties Cooperative. Seys and Bridges Educational Foundation donated £600, and Tetbury-based business Uniwire, supplied fencing materials. The donations have enabled the school to purchase new table benches with games on the top, and improve the forest school area. Parents have also generously given their time and skills to build seating for the outdoor classroom, install fencing, create a pond and set in posts to raise a parachute in the outdoor classroom.

Staff and Parents are delighted to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme. An outdoor play area provides children with one of the best possible environments in which to learn.  This will be a great environment in which to spark their imagination and initiative.

Woodchester Endowed Primary School is home to a number of different community groups who use the premises regularly. These include Woodchester Playgroup; Woodchester 1st Brownies and Guides; Woodpeckers After School Club; Superstars Holiday sports clubs, Dancercise Exercise Classes, Sunday School and Local Church groups. The school site can be hired by members of the local community out of school hours.  The school was awarded ‘outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted in 16/17.

 

If you require a paper copy of any of the information contained on this website, the office will be able to provide it free of charge.