Welcome back to term 4. I hope you all had a super break and had time to enjoy being together. We had a real mixture of weathers over the holiday – so spring must be on its way! This is a fairly short term so I am sure it will whizz by in no time.
Our worship theme this term is on Hope. A super value to lead us into Easter.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Arriving at school
Can I remind you that children should not be in school unsupervised before 8.30am when Mrs Jenkins (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Wood (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) are on duty. This is especially important when the mornings are icy or wet. We ask that all children stay on the top playground until the whistle blows at 8.40am, they then line up ready to go inside for 8.45am.
Please can you make sure that you arrive on time as it makes the start of the day difficult if we have a number of late arrivals! Children often feel more unsettled when they have to walk into a class already starting to work and this impacts on everyone. Thank you.
Please can I remind you that children with long hair need to have it tied up during the school day and not just for PE. Please can you also make sure that children are not wearing trainers or PE hoodies as school uniform to school unless this has been agreed with staff for a temporary period of time. Thank you.
End of the Day Collection of Pupils
At the end of the day Lake, Lower Woodford, Netton and Wilsford are collected from the bottom playground, Durnford are collected outside the classroom, Upper Woodford and Salterton are collected from outside the mobiles. If they cannot see their parents then they need to go down to reception and wait. The staff member on bus duty will ensure we have no children left unattended at the gate. NO CHILDREN SHOULD BE PLAYING ON THE FIELD WITHOUT BEING COLLECTED FIRST.
When you arrive at school and leave please could you be careful not to step on the daffodils making their way through the frosty ground – it is so good to see them that it is a shame if they have been trampled before they have chance to bloom.
Clubs start again this week. No Garden Club on 3rd March and No after school clubs on 5th March, due to parent’s evenings. Please could you collect children on time as teachers sometimes have meetings to attend afterwards too.
You might have heard from the media that Ofsted are keen to visit Outstanding schools who have not been inspected for over ten years. We fit this group of schools and so are expecting a visit anytime. Woodford was last inspected in 2009 under a very different framework where schools could be judged as outstanding if they were a best fit. Ofsted have made it an absolute fit now and so it is very difficult to achieve this top grade. We will try our very best and know that we have such a strong supportive network of parents too – so watch this space!