WELCOME TO GREAT WOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are a school that likes to celebrate success – at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. An essential ingredient for this to happen is teamwork. We view education as a joint venture involving everyone- children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership hoping that we can provide the best for every child.
PTA Summer Fair Saturday 20th - 11am-3pm Just to say a massive thank you to all the lovely helpers at today's rainy summer fair. Thanks also to those who came along and supported us by spending your money.
PTA Summer Fair
We had a great turnout, despite the weather, and the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves.Thanks again, Mel
Year 5 & 6 pupils held a hustings event at school on Wednesday 29th April. The children have been learning about democracy and the role of MPs.
Hustings at Great Wood!
Children in 4F have displayed the facts they learned like Top Trumps to help them remember.
Romans at Great Wood!
A great performance and a lot of fun.
Roman All Over the World
A morning of practical Science for children in classes 5P and 5/6S.
The cold weather inspired some lovely work from Mrs Stroud's class. Click on the pictures to read the poems.
Poetry from Class 5/6S
Mrs Primmer, Y5 Class teacher, said "It was super to see so many bikes in our bike shed and so many children enthusiastic about pedal power."
Great Cycling at Great Wood
This term the Reception Classes are trialling a blog to keep parents up to date with what their new starters are doing. Click on the link here or in their Newsletter to take a look.
Reception Class Blog
March 2015 We have decided not to go ahead with joining the Children's University. Look out for information on what we have planned for Great Wood.
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To find out more about what goes on in The Reception Class, take a look at the Blog. There are always pictures to look at showing how busy we are.
Starting school this autumn? Look at the Foundation Stage Blog!
This link has all sorts of information about keeping children safe.
Safer Schools Moodle for Parents
It covers issues such as safe parking, using child safety seats correctly and ways to ease the school run congestion, together with a range of other areas regarding safety on the roads.
Parents and families of children going to Wastwater will be able to keep up with what the children are doing by clicking on the link here or in Important News.
The Wastwater Blog is back for 2015!
Lets hope the weather stays fine, though the children always seem to enjoy themselves, wet or fine.
It was an eventful visit in more ways than one. Read about it on the Everything Dinosaur Blog. The link is on the Events webpage, or just click here.
Everything Dinosaur at Great Wood.
Building work has finished and the Extension was handed over to Mr Ross on Thursday 17th April. All the children and staff, from Reception to Y6 were invited to visit the building and the playgrounds. Staff have begun to pack their classrooms ready for the move on May 5th.
Hooray! The Extension is finished!
Sports Premium Funding has been well used to promote sport at Great Wood. The latest pictures show Reception children using some new PE Equipment. For an update and further examples of how the children benefit, click on the link.
Sports Premium Funding helps at Great Wood
Take-up of Free School Meals has a big impact on our Pupil Premium Grant.
Pupil Premium Grant: Are you helping to increase funding for Great Wood?
Read more about how something that could benefit your family will also benefit our school.