Bikeability Beats the Cold


Bikeability Beats the Cold

Our Years 4 & 5 children braved the cold, to take part in our bikeability event.

Bikeability experts visited Great Woof to turn our cyclists into safety experts and proficient bike riders.

A training course to took place on the playground, with all of our amazing children, who took part, passed the course and earned their certificates and badges.

Well done Year 4 & 5.

A Jumper Day to Remember


A Jumper Day to Remember

On Friday 10th December, Great Wood took Christmas seriously, donning their best Christmas jumpers for the day. Fantastic designed, from Christmas Minecraft to Santas and reindeers, filled the school, promoting an amazing Christmas spirit.

Everyone donated £1 to wear their Christmas jumpers, which was donated to Douglas McMillan, who were absolutely delighted by our support.

Thank you to all of our Great Wood family for taking part!

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On Friday 3rd December we took part in Elf Day. Children and staff dressed up in their best elf outfits and generously donated £1 to Alzheimer’s. There were some amazing costumes and an elftastic time was had by everyone!

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Magical Christmas Tour

In December our KS2 children were given an amazing opportunity for a magical trip to Harry Potter World. On 1st December, they all boarded the ‘Day Bus’, which transported them to a fantasy world that transcends muggles.

They enjoyed an out of this world trip into the making of Harry Potter. They experienced flying on broom, a visit to the Hogwarts’ Express, a ride in the iconic Ford Anglia and saw how props were made and used. They had a costume workshop, where they saw the actual costumes from the films and got to design their own costumes.

We would like to thank our amazing PTFA for providing the transport for this fantastic trip.

A magical and sensational day was had by all, which culminated in a visit to the Harry Potter shop. There were lots of carrier bags crammed into the ‘Night Bus’ on the way back.

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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.

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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?


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


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


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.

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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!

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