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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Woodthorpe is a vibrant, thriving school with raising standards, where a strong emphasis is placed on the individual child, within a Christian ethos of love and mutual respect.  We encourage our children to make the most of the many opportunities we give them, so that they are highly motivated to learn and are prepared for the next exciting stages of their lives.

 

The partnership that the school develops with parents makes a profound contribution to the successful development and achievement enjoyed by our children.  Parents have a vital part to play in what the school seeks to do and can help children come to school prepared, equipped and ready to play a full part in the caring, family atmosphere here.

 

We have high expectations in work, play and social behaviour so that each child will benefit from an inspirational experience at the start of their school lives, and where they can feel happy, secure, valued and loved.

 

Visits to the school are encouraged and we would be delighted to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange a visit.

 

 

 

Eileen Gunton

Headteacher

Term 1

Begins: Wed 10 September 2014

Ends: Fri 24 October 2014

INSET DAYS: 5, 8 & 9 September 2014

 

Term 3

 

Begins: Mon 5 January 2015

Ends: Fri 6 February 2015

 

Term 5

Begins: Mon 13 April 2015

Ends: Thu 21 May 2015

BANK HOLIDAY: 4 May 2015

INSET DAY: 22 May 2015

 

 

View the school's Inspection reports

 

 

 

 

Urgent Notices

 

Please note that the Lenten Mass on

Thursday 26 March 2015 has been cancelled.

 

Term 2

 

Begins: Tues 4 November 2014

Ends: Fri 19 December 2014

INSET DAY: 3 November 2014

 

Term 4

 

Begins: Mon 16 February 2015

Ends: Fri 27 March 2015

 

Term 6

 

Begins: Mon 1 June 2015

Ends: Fri 24 July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up to date with school events

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

 

 

 

PE Kit update

 

A notice has recently gone out to parents regarding what PE kit your child should have in school.  We should be grateful if parents would make sure that their child has appropriate kit in school for PE lessons.

 

 

Scarlett Fever

 

Schools have been asked to advise parents that cases of Scarlet Fever have recently been reported.  What is Scarlet Fever?

 

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Changes to Dinner Money procedures & charges from 4th November 2013

 

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Important changes to term time holidays

With effect from 1st September 2013, Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

 

 

 

PARENT NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

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KS2 SATS 2015

 

SATS tests will be taking place from

 

Monday 11 May 2015 to

Thursday 14 May 2015

 

Please see individual calendar dates for more details

 

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Newsletter

 

March 2015

 

 

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Y6 retreat to Edale

June 2015

 

All Year 6 children have been given the opportunity to spend time on a residential retreat at Champion House in Edale in June 2015.  The programme of events is currently being collated and further details will be issued shortly.

 

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Letters to Parents

 

Recent letters home

 

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Universal Free School Meals

 

From September 2014, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 become eligible to receive a free school meal.  If you haven't already done so, please let the Office know if you would like your child to receive a free school meal.

 

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Ofsted Inspection

 

Further to our recent Ofsted Inspection, we are delighted to inform you that the school has been given the status of "Good" under the new Ofsted bandings.  Copies of the detailed report were sent home on the last day of Term 4.  Click here to view this report.  Thank you to all those parents who went on line to Parent View.

 

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Local Sporting Activities

 

We are currently celebrating the sporting actvities that our children participate in.  Every Wednesday Mr Windsor is asking for children who can wear their sporting kit and talk to children in assembly about what they do, where and when it takes place and how others could become involved.  Joe Hipkiss and Harry Wilson recently talked about their role at Staveley Cricket Club.

 

We hope to display these local sports in school as information for both pupils and parents.

 

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Bronze Young Ambassadors

 

Alasdair Needham, Abigail Shephard, Tyler Burton and Halle Wignell-Boot attended a conference on Thursday 16th January 2014 at the English Institute of Sport with a view to developing sport in school.  They have taken on the role of Bronze Young Ambassadors with great enthusiasm and commitment and are currently delivering after school activities on Thursdays from 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm.  These activities are open to children in Classes 2 and 3, the cost is £1.00 per session.

 

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STUDENT

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Local Sporting Activities

 

Do you take part in a sporting activity in the local area?  If you do and would be prepared to wear your sports kit and talk in assembly about what you do at your activity, where and when it takes place and how others could become involved, please see Mr Windsor on the Monday morning before a Wednesday assembly.

 

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ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

Easter Egg Bingo & Pie & Pea Supper Night

 

Members of the Woodthorpe PTFA organised a fun evening for all the family on Wednesday 18th March 2015 and raised a massive

 

£569.32

 

Everyone had lots of fun playing Easter Egg Bingo and the pie and peas were delicious!

 

Thank you to everyone involved.

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Red Nose Day

 

 

For having a funny face and wacky hair we raised

 

£228.50

 

for Comic Relief.  Thank you for your support.

 

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Your generous donations were organised by our School Council.  Mrs Gunton delivered the collection to the Chesterfield Foodbank, operated by The Trussell Trust, an organisation in partnership with churches, schools and local businesses.  Thank you once again for your support towards this worthy cause.

 

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The annual attendance for 2013/2014 was

 

96.33%

 

Well done everyone!

 

Well done also to the following pupils who have achieved

 

100% attendance

 

throughout the 2013/2014 academic year

 

Libby Astill

Aiden Coe

Joe Fox

Tia Hickton

Gabrielle Hogan

Rebecca Matthews

Zara Mettam

Frazer Needham

Connor Peters

Megan Phillips

Willow Querelle

Jack Taylor

Aimee Waller

James Waterhouse

Ella Wood

Jasmine Woolliscroft

Joshua Woolliscroft

 

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Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.

 

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school. Or, if you want to view the results for any school in England.

 

To register and complete the online questionnaire go to www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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