Woodborough pupils WOW at the Lit Fest…

We have received some wonderful news from the Marlborough Literature Festival 2018…

Pupils from Woodborough School have wowed the judges of the Pop-Up Books Competition and have scooped 5 winning entries in the 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 year old categories and another 6 highly commended entries!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our pupils who took part in the competition, VERY WELL DONE to Inigo, Robert, Polly, Emily, Ava and Dougal for their highly commended entries, especially big CONGRATULATIONS to Barnaby, Jake, Thea, Amelie and Nicholas for their winning entries and a final YIPPEE to Amelie who was named overall winner of the entire competition!

All of our pop-up prize winners looked suitably proud in this morning’s assembly when Mrs Wren read out the news…


What a wonderful Wednesday…

What a lovely start to the day… an opportunity to celebrate some excellent effort and enthusiasm for writing in Year 2 😀👍⭐️



Then it was time to welcome back our ‘Open the Book’ visitors for a reminder of the story of ‘Jonah and the Whale’…


Being Courageous

The theme for Collective Worship this term is COURAGE. Today Mrs Barratt and a group of confident volunteers shared an acrostic poem all about courage.

We worked with partners to think about the importance of having courage. Thank you to Ned, Kairan, Archie and others who shared their brilliant ideas 🙂

School Council Elections

On Monday morning the whole school listened to some excellent speeches from members of Year 6 who were campaigning for places on the Executive Committee of our School Council.

Final votes will be counted today and we’ll look forward to the announcement of the results… #PupilVoice #RoleModels&Responsibilities

Good luck to you all!


A warm welcome to the new school year to all of our families, old and new 🙂

For a reminder of routines please follow the link to our September 2018 – Back To School Newsletter and for news of what we’ve been up to so far, visit our weekly Friday Newsletters – the first one is here 7th September 2018

Be sure to sign up to the Class Blogs, class Seesaw accounts and our school Twitter feed to know all about what’s happening in school.

We look forward to working with everyone and to a busy and exciting year of learning ahead.

‘Rocks From Space’

On Thursday evening we were  delighted to welcome Dr Olwyn Menzies to present the most recent in the current series of the ‘How Our World Works’ evening talks for Year 5 and 6 pupils. Through her ‘Rocks From Space’ presentation, Dr Menzies shared fascinating insights into her life as a research scientist and meteoriticist. We’d like to say a very big THANK YOU to Dr Menzies for an amazing talk and to the ‘HOWW’ team (Mrs Hickman, Mrs Allen & Mr Newman) for their time and organisation.

Thank you also to the pupils and parents from All Cannings School who joined us too.


One final celebration from Book Week…

It is significantly quieter around school this week and we’ve all missed coming into school through the rabbit hole!

I just wanted to share one final item from Book Week 2017… news of the winners of the Book Cover Illustration Competition. All competition entries were of a very high standard and the judging was very difficult but extremely enjoyable – thank you to all pupils who took the time and made the effort to join in.

Congratulations to our winners: Gilbert, Thea, Poppy, Jonty, Ava, Will and Jed 🙂 🙂

Here are their excellent book cover designs…

WOW! The week that Woodborough became Wonderland…

You will all already know that this week has been very curious one. Last weekend our school was transformed into Wonderland, (see for yourselves on our reading blog) and since Monday morning’s Big Reveal, everyone who has visited our school has entered through the rabbit hole!

We have all enjoyed an amazing Book Week 2017 and have been completely immersed in ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The theme has been truly cross-curricular and has included: mathematical ‘Alice in Numberland’ and Lewis Carroll diagrams; English – the brilliant ‘Jabberwocky’ in Willow Class and writing for games for the White Rabbit in Maple Class; PE — dancing the ‘Lobster Quadrille’ in Lime Class; art – beautiful roses for the Queen of Hearts’ Garden; lots of D&T – cookery for the tea party and potion making…

Throughout the week the children have enjoyed sharing books with other classes, ‘Drop in and Read’ sessions with parents, the ‘Big Book Swap’, brilliant ‘Bedtime Stories’ (with pj’s, cookies and milk), an amazing ‘World Book Day’ with magnificent ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’, the opportunity to share the whole week at a special School Meeting and finally the School Council’s ‘Second Hand Book Sale’. It has truly been fun-packed, action-packed and hopefully memory-packed!

We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has lent a hand to make Book Week 2017 so spectacular. From prop lenders and makers, to scene setters, readers, costume preparers, tea party servers, guest photographers and finally tidier-uppers—it has been a brilliant team effort. We couldn’t have done it without you and it wouldn’t have been nearly so much fun—THANK YOU ALL!

The class blogs have been busy and we’ve enjoyed your comments, the website has a new gallery with brilliant photos and our Twitter following is getting bigger… if you’ve not subscribed, sneaked a peek or followed, you might find you’re missing out…