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.
News and Events|
The Big Pedal Competition 2016
Congratulations to all those who took part in The Big Pedal competition. Huge thanks to all the parents, families and staff who supported the children in cycling and scooting (especially those who braved the bike in the rain!). It was super to see so many children travelling to school in a healthy, environmentally friendly way and it was particularly great to see lots of people wearing helmets!
Nineteen children cycled or scooted every day for the whole week and received certificates and stickers. Four lucky children also won a bike bell, slap wrap or puncture repair kit in the prize draw.
Special mention goes to Miss Akister's class, who had the most daily cyclists and scooters.
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If you want to know more about Great Wood PTA, the minutes of meetings are available here.
It's an easy way to find out how your fundraising is used and what is planned for the future.
It’s a chance to see if there’s a way you can help.
If you have any photos from the PTA events, they would make a good addition to the PTA pages.
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Table Tennis Success!
Did you enjoy the Hieroglytch?
The Year 4 children put on great performances on Tuesday ( for the school) Wednesday and Thursday. Their representations of staff were only ONE of the highlights. One of the Reception children said the bit where they chopped up the body was scary, but it caused a huge laugh from most of the audience. More photos will be on the website soon, but this one shows how much the cast enjoyed themselves.
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Park & Stride
Great Wood school backs Bay Radio road safety efforts with the Park and Stride Campaign
Here's a vote of thanks from Bay Radio.
Just wanted to say how happy I am that you and Mr Ross are backing/supporting The Bay's campaign - goodness knows it's needed!
You're on our Facebook page etc with it!
Sales Manager - Bay Radio and Lakeland Radio
Read more about it on our website.
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Sokol Space Suit at Great Wood
Great Wood conquer Barrow Hill for Sport Relief
Children, parents and staff at Great Wood Primary School walked to the top of Barrow Hill to raise funds for Sport Relief on Friday 18th March.
Children wore sports related non-uniform and walked the two mile circular route from their school on Beaufort Road. The Reception children set off first, with classes from the different year groups setting off at staggered times. The school raised over £300 in total which will support good causes across the country.
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3P visit Carnforth High for their Viking Art Experience
On Saturday 19th March, Great Wood Primary School competed in the U11 Table Tennis Regional Finals, the penultimate round before the National Finals. Both the boys and girls teams had come through the County Championships and Zone Finals to reach this stage, the last 16 teams left in the country.
Click here to see more details of the day
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Take a look at Y6 Art
Fruit makes fractions fun for 4F
Dividing fruit certainly helped children in 4 F to work out fractions. Working in groups of 3, they tried new fruits. Then they cut them into fractions. They looked at what other groups had done and estimated what fractions they had made and found out if it was too much or too little. A tasty way to remember.
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Take a look at the art work going on in 4F
Maths Workshops at Great Wood
Maths strategies are constantly changing, so Great Wood parents were offered a chance to see how calculations are done now.
Over 50 parents attended for an overview of the four calculation strategies from EYFS (Reception).
Thanks to Mrs Stroud and Mrs Primmer for organising the session.
Another session is planned for September
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Table Tennis Success!
On Saturday 12th March, the final matches of the table tennis Bay League fixtures were played at Morecambe High School. This was the fourth set of matches, dating back to November, where 18 primary school teams from across the region compete against each other in a league format.
After a total of 17 matches each, across the four Saturdays of fixtures, Great Wood B amassed a total of 226 points, just pipping Great Wood A on 225 points. Torrisholme A finished third and Great Wood C fourth.
Special thanks to Ken Richardson for organising the event.
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Year 2 visit Lancaster Castle
Pupil Parliament Event
Four members of the School Council (Rory, Nathaniel, Joe and Connor) represented our school on Thursday 11th February when taking part in the Lancaster and Morecambe Pupil Parliament event. They travelled by train to London for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and for a workshop to develop a greater understanding about parliament and how laws are made. The afternoon was spent visiting some the famous landmarks. All four members were chosen after writing letters setting out their reasons for wanting to go and what they would do when they returned to school to share their experiences. They were incredibly well behaved and a credit to the school.
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Outward Bound in Y5
The group of Y5 pupils pictured above were lucky enough to be hiking in the Lakes following the weekend snow, recently.
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New playtime equipment
The juniors have been enjoying some new playtime equipment which has been added to their playground. Scooters and Giant Jenga have both proved very popular.
The equipment has been purchased using Sport Funding to increase the range of activities available at playtimes to encourage our children to be active.
Ideas for the new equipment came from the School Council. For more pictures and information,click the link.
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Healthy Eating at Great Wood
Every Coin Counts - Syria Appeal
Our children have been collecting loose change from home and bringing this to school for our appeal. We have raised an amazing £560! All the money will be donated to UNICEF who are supporting refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. Children have been learning about refugees and ways to help in class.
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Young Leaders at GW
Year 6 Infant Buddies, successfully completed their Young Leader training at Salt Ayre Sports Centre following a rigorous assessment process. The children have developed skills needed to organise, plan and deliver games and activities for younger children.
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