Term dates for the academic year 2019-2020, including the change to the May Day Bank Holiday, can be found here.
On Tuesday 11th June, year 5 pupils took part in a Maths event held at The Cheadle Academy alongside other local primary schools. The pupils were fantastic and tried their best, congratulations to St. Werburghs for winning overall event and to Bishop Rawle for winning the poster competition.
On Wednesday the Y3/4 Tag Rugby Team travelled to Picknalls First School in Uttoxeter, to take part in a seven schools rugby tournament. With no subs and six games to play, the amazing eight won their first game against Springcroft, before drawing the next three and winning the fifth game against St Giles. Entering their last game, against St Werburghs undefeated, the team played to all their strengths, defensive tagging and running some fantastic lines to score three tries. However St Werburghs managed to claw back five tries to take the victory. Overall the team came in fourth place, only beaten by the tournament winners! A brilliant effort and a fabulous afternoon was enjoyed by all the participants and spectators.
Children in year 2 have visited the Valley at Oakamoor's Forest School for the first of their 4 sessions. Forest school gives children the opportunity to learn hands on in a woodland environment. They played games and took part in activities which support their learning, including making dens, using tools, making shelters and creative environment art.
Great Wood children, along with other children from across the MAT took part in a more able mathematician’s event on Thursday 23rd May. The event was hosted by The Happy Puzzle Company incorporating teamwork, education and most importantly fun. Children took part in solving problems and conquering challenges discovering that every puzzle can be solved by using the right strategies and effective teamwork.
Grace Ansell, whose grandad is currently having treatment at Douglas Macmillan, wanted to do some fundraising and came up with an idea with her friends. Over the last couple of weeks they have been holding a raffle with prizes that have been donated by themselves. They have raised an amazing £106.21. Wow! Grace said “I didn’t believe we could raise so much money, I want to thank my friends for helping and to all those that have given so generously”.
At the CADSSA Y5/6 swimming gala our Great Wood team performed brilliantly. There were individual successes and fab team work in the relay races. The school was ably supported by our parents who cheered along all morning. The children did themselves very proud and were pleased with the final results. The girls did fantastically coming sixth, the boys achieved an amazing second place which meant overall we can fifth, leading the celebrations for all our friends across the MAT. Well done swimmers!
Great Wood are the very proud winners of the CADSSA Y5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament held at our friends St. Werburghs, Kingsley. During an afternoon of pulsating rugby the children attacked with a flourish and defended doggedly to record one draw and seven wins, remaining undefeated through the tournament. The spectating parents were overjoyed with the final result as were the rest of the school when they heard the good news. Congratulations to all those involved, a very memorable afternoon!
On Tuesday 9th April children in reception and key stage 1 had a special visit by Rent a Beast. Children took part in workshops learning about the minibeasts and their lifecycles. They also had the opportunity to handle the minibeast. I hope they didn’t bring one home!
Lots of fun was had by our children, as they all took part in our famous egg hunt. The children were put into teams and searched the school grounds for clues to solve our Easter puzzle. There were even mini chocolate eggs to find along the way. The victorious team received yummy chocolate rabbits and every child was given a chocolate Easter lolly. Great puzzle solving Great Wood!