Our Great Wood children were all treated to amazing pancakes, lovingly cooked by Ms York and Mr Rhead, on Shrove Tuesday. Each child got to toss a pancake (a cold one!) and then got to choose the topping for their very own pancake.
There were a lot of smiling faces and full tummies by the end of the day! We extend a huge thank you to Ms York and Mr Rhead for standing over hot stoves all day, you are both stars!
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today,
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons,
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
That your spirit of comfort would draw near to them,
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
For wisdom, discernment and compassion
To guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
That you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
On Friday 4th February, children dressed in green, or numbers for NSPCC Number day. During the day they took part in a treasure hunt around school and number competitions. Together we raised £99.16 for this very worthwhile cause.
The deadline to apply for a place in our Reception Class for September 2022 is approaching fast.
If you want your child to be part of the Great Wood Primary School family and begin their school adventure in our loving and caring school, please click on the link below to submit your choice by 15th January 2022. If you want to find out more about our wonderful school, please call us on 01538 702355 (opt4), or email email@example.com
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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!