Children’s Christmas Cards

Yesterday all children brought home a letter inviting you to purchase Christmas cards that they have designed. These cards will then be printed professionally by My Child’s Art and then delivered to school in time for you to send to friends and relatives.

To view and then potentially order your cards you need to go to and then enter the username Woodville and the password WJS2014. All cards d to be ordered by Friday 28th November.

Headteacher Weekly Blog, Friday 21st November 2014

Throughout the week our children have been focusing on friendships and dealing with bullying as we recognised anti bullying week. I hope that the work we have done this week further helps our effort in promoting friendships. The children have learned that we need to STOP bullying. In April 2014 we were awarded the Derbyshire STOP bullying award for our positive work in preventing bullying at Woodville. STOP stands for

S – Several

T – Times

O – On

P – Purpose

and the children have learned that when somebody does bully them by picking on them several times on purpose that they need to come and talk to an adult who will help solve the problem.

Preparations are underway for our Christmas craft fayre on Thursday 11th December. We were very excited this week as Father Christmas returned our telephone call to confirm his attendance. He will be able to see children from 6pm to 7.30pm. He has given us instructions as to how many children he can see in this time and what drinks and snacks he wants preparing for him after his long journey from the North Pole. To help make sure that we have the children ready for this busy hour and a half we will be selling time allocated tickets soon. All children with a ticket will be welcome to come and visit him, this includes infants and preschool children, but numbers will be limited and tickets sold on a first come first served basis. Information about these tickets, and tickets for all Christmas shows and carol concerts throughout December will follow in a newsletter that I hope to send home next week.

Mrs. Foster spent her last day with us on Wednesday as she started her maternity leave. I hope to be able to let you know any good news about her new arrival as soon as we have it.

Our year 4 children were very excited today as they have been allowed to bring home their musical instruments for the first time. Therefore, eighty six violins, cellos, flutes and clarinets have all been carried home tonight. I am sure that over the weekend Woodville be alive with the glorious sounds of children practising their instruments as they start their musical journeys. Don’t forget that these need to come back into school next week for our weekly Friday music lessons.  Many thanks to Natalie Betteridge and John Miller, from Derbyshire Music Partnership, our professional musicians who come to school every Friday afternoon to take our music lessons.

What is on week beginning November 17th

Throughout the week children will be carrying out activities associated with ‘Anti Bullying Week’. This work will build on the award we were presented with in April 2014 when Derbyshire Local Authority recognised all of the work that we do to prevent bullying at our school.

Wednesday 19th November is Mrs. Foster’s last day as she leaves us to commence her maternity leave.

Thursday 20th November 3.20pm. Parent association meeting after school. Please come and join us if you feel you are able to help out organise any of our popular community and fundraising events, such as our Christmas Fayre which is coming up on Thursday 11th December.

Saturday 22nd November 10am – 11.30am. Messy Church at St. Stephen’s church. All children accompanied by an adult are welcome to come and get involved in this fun activity and art morning.

Advance notice – Saturday 29th November – St. Stephen’s annual Christmas fayre will take place in our school hall.


Fun Run Letter

Children are bringing home a letter today letting them know about a ‘Santa Fun Run’ that will take place at Rosliston Forestry Centre on Saturday 6th December. Children and adults alike are invited to come and take part with some staff to enjoy the 2 mile run around the National Forest. The letter can be downloaded from this web site. CLICK HERE.