Our school value this half term is Compassion.

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.

Mrs Pennington

Headteacher

EARLY YEARS in ASH CLASS

With the second national lockdown, sadly, we are unable to do our usual Open Morning event.  As soon as it is possible to organise one, we will contact parents of children who are interested in visiting our school and we look forward to showing you round.  

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our little homemade video.  We spent some time with Ash Class and other classes one Thursday and have put together this film.  We hope it gives you a flavour of what it is like to be a member of our Woodchester family. 

(The children are not in school uniform as it was a Forest School day!)

 

 

 

A Day in the Life of Ash Class

Harvest Thoughts by Willow Class

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Harvest Moon by Juniper Class

Here is a short presentation based on the Harvest moon by Juniper Class.

Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of our world at Harvest time and for your bountiful gifts.

File icon: mp4 Juniper Harvest 2020.mp4 [mp4 200MB] Click to download

A Harvest Thank You by Beech Class

File icon: mov Beech Harvest 2020 [mov 389MB] Click to download

TERM DATES

Please note the INSET day on Tuesday 6th October 2020.

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MESSY CHURCH 2020-2021 

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:

2020 - September 23rd/November 4th/December 9th

2021 - January 20th/February 24th/March 24th/May 19th/June 16th

Messy Church | The Presbyterian Church in Canada

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  

04.01.21 INSET day for staff only

05.01.21 Children return 

09.02.21 Safer Internet Day 2021

12.02.21 Last day of half term for children

 

15.02.21 Half Term holiday begins

22.02.21 INSET Day - Staff only

 

23.02.21 Term Begins

 

 

 

 

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.