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6th October 15





New Intake Parents Foundation Stage Blog Click here. See below for the Y1 Blog link.

Harvest Week starts 19th October. Singathon for paents to watch 23rd October. Details here.

Open Mornings: Thursday 12th November 2015,  Thursday 7th January & Thursday 26th May 2016



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.


Every Coin Counts - Syria Appeal

Our children have been collecting loose change from home and bringing this to school for our appeal. So far we have raised £236 - well done to 3P who have collected £54! Please bring in any loose change and remember every coin counts. All the money will be donated to UNICEF who are supporting refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria.

Every Coin Counts for Syrian Appeal




Congratulations on your E-Safety posters.

Children from each class at Great Wood created posters reminding everyone how to keep safe on-line. At the end of E-Safety Week a winner was selected from each class and then, the overall winner won an iPad mini, donated by Ed-IT solutions. Click on the link for more information.

New School Library Open

A massive thank you for all donations of cushions, fabric and sewing skills. The new school library has been transformed into an inspiring and motivating space which will be enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone involved!

Keeping your chidren safe online Internet Safety Session for Parents

During the first week back in September, we will be holding an E-Safety week for the children. You are invited to an ‘essential’ internet safety session for parents on Thursday 10th September at 6:00pm, delivered by Nigel Kirkham (Teaching & Learning Consultant – Computing / E-Safety)

Reception Class Blog

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.

PTA Summer Fair

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.
We had a great turnout, despite the weather, and the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves.Thanks again, Mel

Romans at Great Wood!

Children in 4F have displayed the facts they learned like Top Trumps to help them remember.


RNLI links for Year 2

As part of their topic SEASIDE RESCUE, and their computing unit, Y2 children are doing research on the RNLI. There is such a wealth of information out there that this is a page of links to make it easier to find the answers to the questions they chose.

New for 2015: The Year 1 Blog

Parents who enjoyed the Reception Blog will be delighted to find that they can see what their Y1 children are up to on here.

Starting school this autumn? Look at the Foundation Stage Blog!

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.

Safer Schools Moodle for Parents

This link has all sorts of information about keeping children safe.
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.

Sports Premium Funding helps at Great Wood

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.

Pupil Premium Grant: Are you helping to increase funding for Great Wood?

Take-up of Free School Meals has a big impact on our Pupil Premium Grant.
Read more about how something that could benefit your family will also benefit our school.

Well done Phoenix!

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