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Thank You To Our Heroes! Thank You To Our Heroes! Thank You To Our Heroes! Thank You To Our Heroes! Thank You To Our Heroes!

11/11/2021

Thank You To Our Heroes!

Pupils at Great Wood took part in the Remembrance on Thursday 11th November. Year 6 pupils remembered those who fought in the Great War and laid a wreath on both the war memorials in Tean. The Royal British Legion are thankful for the fundraising the pupils have supported again this year.

Woody Our Attendance Bear, Is Welcomed To the Family Woody Our Attendance Bear, Is Welcomed To the Family

01/11/2021

Woody Our Attendance Bear, Is Welcomed To the Family

We would like to welcome our newest member to our Great Wood Family, Woody our attendance bear.  Woody will be monitoring each class’ attendance each week.  The class with the highest attendance for that week will be joined by Woody, who will join in with all that class’ activities throughout the week.  Lots of photographs will be taken, to map Woody’s adventures.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Something Special, our amazing uniform suppliers, for logoing Woody and kitting him out in our fantastic uniform!

Starting School In September 2022?

18/10/2021

Starting School In September 2022?

Is your child due to start school in September 2022? If so, why not come and see what we have to offer. 

We are holding some informal tours of our school by appointment only. 

Dingle Dangle Singing

15/10/2021

Dingle Dangle Singing

Our amazing Great Wood Children made us extremely proud again on Friday.  They once again embraced our new-look events, by dressing in their best Autumn colours, for a small donation for Tean and Checkley OAP’s.  This money is donated to enhance Christmas celebrations for the organisation.

In addition our children donned their best singing voices.  KS1 performed outside their classrooms and KS2 at the front of the school building, to entertain everyone with their singing.  It was fantastic to see parents, families and friends enjoying watching the children performing live. They heard Conkers, Big Red Combine Harvester, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and more.

As is our Great Wood tradition, buckets were rattled at the crowd, to enhance our contribution to the Tean & Checkley OAP's Association. 

Thank you to our children, parents, staff and audience, you are all stars.

Our Captains of 2021/2022

06/10/2021

Our Captains of 2021/2022

Last week our elections took place for the positions of Colour Team Captains and Vice Captains.  After an extremely close and hard fought contest, with just one vote separating some positions the offices were awarded as follows;

Red - Captain George Akerman, Vice-Captain Maxwell Skerry

Blue - Captain Scarlett Smith, Vice-Captain Jacob Collier

Green - Captain Anna Parry, Vice-Captain Harry Clarke

Yellow - Captain Connie Smith, Vice-Captain Jack Harris

We would like to congratulate all of our office holders and wish them a very successful year in post.

Annual Community Pumpkin Trail Annual Community Pumpkin Trail

05/10/2021

Annual Community Pumpkin Trail

Once again Checkley Parish Community will be holding their Pumpkin Trail. Carved Pumpkins will be displayed in front gardens around Upper and Lower Tean from Friday 29th October - Sunday 31st October 2021.

If you are interested in taking part in this year's Pumpkin trail. Please visit their facebook page for full details on how to get your creation onto the pumpkin map!

Keith Hollins

04/10/2021

Keith Hollins

It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Keith Hollins, former Headteacher and Executive Principal of The Cheadle Academy and Westwood College (amongst others), and CEO of the Staffordshire University Academies Trust.

Keith kindly offered advice and support as we formed The Moorlands Primary Federation and through his co-founding of the South Moorlands Schools Learning Community, created many positive opportunities for schools throughout our area.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

We Welcome Parking Buddies To Great Wood We Welcome Parking Buddies To Great Wood We Welcome Parking Buddies To Great Wood We Welcome Parking Buddies To Great Wood

01/10/2021

We Welcome Parking Buddies To Great Wood

To help keep our children safe and solve an on-going issue, we have invested in our own Parking Buddies.  Our vibrant children and giraffe will be on duty by the zig zags outside school.  They are designed to deter people from parking illegally on the yellow zig zags and to keep our children safe.

We welcome our parking buddies to our Great Wood family and hope that everyone will respect them.

Raising Money By Being Us! Raising Money By Being Us! Raising Money By Being Us! Raising Money By Being Us!

24/09/2021

Raising Money By Being Us!

Our Great Wood children dressed in their favourite own clothes, on Friday 24th September and gave a donation to Macmillan.  In the afternoon they enjoyed biscuits and juice – with waitress service from the staff!

Although this was a different type of fundraiser from our traditional coffee afternoon, we didn’t let the current situation stop us!  We raised an amazing £194.40, well done everyone and thank you for you fantastic support, as always.

New Branches For The Great Wood Tree

06/09/2021

New Branches For The Great Wood Tree

We would like to welcome the newest members to our Great Wood family as our new Reception class settle into school.  Hello and welcome to Nina, Seth, Ivy, Edward, Georgia, George, Isabelle and Roman in year 1.  We hope that you will have an amazing time at Great Wood and that you will enjoy every second.  Our Great Wood team is delighted to have you as part of our fantastic school.

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