Applications for a place in our lovely school's Reception Class to start in September 2021, should be submitted by Friday 15th January.
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Sadly, our choir this year was unable to take part in the Christmas Concert at the Victoria Hall as we have done for many years, it is a firm favourite in the school year and for some; the start of the Christmas festivities. Luckily, we were invited to take part in an online version in which the schools sang in their own bubbles and through the wonder of technology would form an online Mass Choir. I have attached a link for you to enjoy the concert and sing-along with some Christmas classics. I would like to thank Mr. Chapman and Mrs. Lamb in their support and patience in making it all happen. Of course, the pupils steal the show and shine brightly in their performance, please enjoy!
In Year Six this half term, the children have been learning about the ‘Impacts of the World Wars’ on British society. They have used their historical knowledge of the wars and merged this with their RE and Art studies to produce some magnificent candle designs to symbolise the end of the war - as Britain came out of the darkness into the light. The children created candles, using henna cones filled with acrylic paint, which were inspired by the designs they saw having visited the amazing car-van on site and to celebrate the contribution of the Indian sub continent in the war effort. As you can see they thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience and the final creations were extremely impressive. Well done Year 6, excellent work!
Our December birthday children enjoyed a party with their classmates on Tuesday 15th December. They played party games, ate cake and won prizes. Each birthday child had a special party hat and received a bespoke birthday cake to take home. Happy Birthday all of you!
On Monday the 14th December the panto came to Great Wood, oh yes it did! Our children were transported to theatre land. They travelled with Jack up the beanstalk to tackle the giant and win the day. There were lots of hoorays and boos as the children got into the spirit of panto! It was a delight to see the happy smiling faces as a bit of ‘normal’ came to school. (All covid guidelines were adhered to for the performances).
Year Six had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of Christmas crafts to aid their understanding of the true meaning of Christmas. Activities were planned by Mark Hatcher, a friend of the school and member of the local Methodist church. The pupils enjoyed quizzes, craft making and learning about Advent. As you can see they loved getting sticky and messy and the final creations were superb, thank you Mark for those wonderful ideas and provision of resources.
Great Wood have gone red and green to help raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society! Our amazing children have come cheeky elves for the day, wearing their best elf clothes. Each child has made a donation to the Alzheimer’s charity, to support those who need it. Red, green and candy canes have filled the school with Christmas spirit whilst helping an extremely worthy cause. Well done Great Wood!
Our children with birthdays in September, October and November this year, enjoyed a bespoke classroom birthday party on Friday 27th November. They had party hats, a bespoke birthday cake and enjoyed a fun-filled party with their friends.
Everyone had a fantastic time and we would like to thank all the great Wood team for making it possible.
On Monday 16th November Great Wood Primary supported anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks! We asked children to come to school wearing odd socks for the day, to raising awareness of bullying. Encouraging children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! Children had fun wearing their brightest, funniest, odd socks for the day!
Great Wood raised money to support Children in Need. Our children (and staff) dressed in spots, bright colours and Pudsey onesies, to raise funds for the extremely worthwhile campaign. In addition to dressing up, Lesley and Jan made Pudsey biscuits. We would like to thank all of our Great Wood family for your generosity and kindness. Your fantastic support will enable many children, who really need our help, to receive the assistance they are desperate for.