Headteacher’s weekly blog. Friday 18th July.

We had a great start to the week when we held our annual RE day to help us celebrate our Church of England status. All of the children spent the day learning about the creation story. Our assembly at the end of the day when the work was showcased was brilliant. Thank you to Mrs. Hollis for organising.

On Tuesday Mr. Thompson organised another super sports morning. All of the children took part in several different activities and lots of parents came to cheer and support. Special congratulations go to Oak who won. All of the children looked great in their winners’ medals.

On Wednesday Father Tom was in school to present the year six children with a special pair of books given to them from the Diocese of Leicestershire. One was a lovely, named copy of the New Testament and one is a well put together guide to help children move to year 7.

On Thursday morning some year 5 pupils wet to Frankie and Bennies to make pizzas for the morning. This was a special treat to reward the children that have done all of their homework throughout the year. Then in the afternoon Mr. Thompson took some talented athletes to an area sports competition.

This morning we have all had a glimpse of the year 6 play as they showed it to all the year 3, 4 and 5 children as their final dress rehearsal. I didn’t get to see it this morning, but could see that it was really enjoyed by everyone. I am really looking forward to Monday evening when I get to watch it.

Year 6 play times

We have been made aware of a mistake we have made on the tickets we have given out for the year 6 play.

We can confirm that the evening show will begin at 6pm on Monday 21st July and that the afternoon show will begin at 1.30pm on Tuesday 22nd July.

Having seen some glimpses of rehearsals I can confirm that we are in for a great show. Lots of staff and children are walking round school humming ‘Lion King’ tunes. I can’t wait!

Summer fayre last week

Many thanks to everyone who supported the school a last weeks summer fayre. The sun shone and we raised £1052. A special thanks to all the parents and friends who gave of their time throughout the afternoon to help set up.

Headteacher blog, Friday 11th July 2014

It was great to see so many parents and families support the school at our summer fayre this evening. I am looking forward to being able to let you know how much money we raised. Well done to all the children as well that spend time getting a stall ready, and a big thank you to the parents that have given their time to help organise and run the stalls.


It is very nice that many parents have come and thanked me for things that we have achieved at Woodville whilst I have been lucky enough to be the headteacher. It is very pleasing to find out how appreciative many of you are of the successes we have had. I will pass all of the thanks onto all of the staff, who do and who will continue to do the lion’s share of the hard work. However, please remember that I still have a full term of hard work ahead of me, I don’t leave until December and I am really looking forward to welcoming our new children in September and helping the great team at Woodville Junior’s to make sure that 2015 is another good year for your children.


Well done to Mrs. Hall’s class who entertained us on Tuesday with their class assembly. This is the final class assembly of the year. It has been lovely to see this new initiative welcomed by so many parents and children and I am pleased to say that we are continuing it next year. Those of you that have downloaded a copy of the school calendar for next year from this web site will already have been able to find the date of when your child’s class will take to the stage.


And finally, the newsletter that went home today showed you how well the year 6 children have done in the end of year SAT tests. I am sure you will agree that the results are fantastic. Mr. Simmons has pointed out though that the letter didn’t share that we have had several children get a level 6, which is outstanding. 5 children in maths, 2 children in writing and 2 children in SPAG (Spelling punctuation and grammar) were able to get level sixes. This is the most amount of children we have ever had get level six, which just goes to show how lucky we all are to get to work with such great children at Woodville.