Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pre-School Taster Sessions

Following on from last year’s successful pre-school workshops we have more fun-filled activities planned for the new school year. The sessions offer an opportunity to come and see our school in action, meet new friends and chat to school staff. You and your little ones are all warmly invited to come along and join us for fun-filled gardening, arts and crafts and cookery too. Please spread the word and bring a friend along too!

For more details follow this link: Pre-school flyer, Sept 2015

Fantastic ‘Extreme Readers’…

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This afternoon we had our first School Meeting of the new school year – thank you to everyone who joined us. We enjoyed looking at work from our Key Stage 2 classes, presented certificates and awards to some children who had been busy doing things outside of school (horse riding, judo, swimming, miming and even indoor skydiving) and congratulated our first batch of ‘extreme readers’.

Well done to everyone who took the time to take part in Miss Duffy’s 2015 ‘Extereme Read’ – we’ve enjoyed reading all about your summer reading adventures and learning exactly where you have managed to read 😉 We hope to have a wonderful display soon to celebrate your hard work.

School Council Elections

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Yesterday we enjoyed listening to speeches made by the candidates for the ‘Executive Committee’ of our School Council. Thank you and very well done to Scarlett, Poppy, Edie, Zoe, Spencer, Harvey, Isobel and Holly for your clear, confident and carefully prepared presentations 😀

Success at the Literature Festival

Marl Lit Fest pictureWe’re delighted to have received news of Woodborough School successes in both the Poetry and Illustration Competitions that we entered in advance of this year’s Marlborough Literature Festival.

Congratulations to Amelie and Tabitha whose illustrations have been ‘Highly Commended’ and Noah and Grace who were runners-up in the poetry competition.

Follow the link for more information…

Marlborough Literature Festival 2015

Thank you from Kenya…

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated items of stationery last term when Mrs Shanagher wrote to parents to say…

“My brother and I have set up a school for my mum who recently passed away. She used to work in Kenya for the flying doctors’ service with Sir Michael Wood and then taught children in her later years. The school is called ‘The Greta Rowe Primary School’ and is at the foot of Mount Kenya near a town called Nanyuki.

The school currently has two classrooms and 40 children, looking to eventually have 60.

At the moment the children have nothing, so I’m asking for donations of unused pencil cases with ruler, pencil, rubber sharpener and/or any coloured pencils or pens that are no longer being used.”

Here is a wonderful photograph received this morning of happy pupils and staff with the items they received…

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Welcome back to school…

Well the sun is shining and a new school year has started. Everyone has been busy getting used to their new classes. Here are some pictures taken this morning…

Our newest pupils in Oak Class enjoyed a carrot snack whilst they were  ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’…

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Sycamore Class were busy learning their new register order…

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Maple Class were already working hard on their maths…

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Cherry class were enjoying their new classroom, new interactive whiteboard and eating cake!

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Lime Class (N) were reviewing their ‘Extreme Reading Challenges’…

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Lime Class (C) were busy with some maths…

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Willow Class are delighted with their new classroom steps…

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and elsewhere, the flowers have grown and our new library is taking shape…

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It’s all in a morning’s work… 😀