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Woodside Academy News
Former Woodside teacher Mrs Edwards who runs charity Gorkha Learning is appealing for funds to repair homes following the earthquake in Gorkha Nepal.
Fair Trade Fortnight
We are having a Woodside Fair Trade Fortnight starting Tuesday. Fair Trade fruit will be on sale at break and with other items after school.
Woodside has won first prize in the Confucius Institute’s Year of the Sheep IT Project Competition.
Please make sure your child has PE kit in school for lessons.
We suggest you provide your child with a hat (ideally a Woodside hat) and apply sun cream before school on sunny days. You can send in more sun cream for children to top up with later but not sprays.
Due to expansion we will have a vacancy in September. This is an opportunity for a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join the highly committed team at this exceptional school. Further details on our Work at Woodside page.
You can find our summer term club timetable here.
2015-16 Reception Places
Our additional classroom means we can take 90 reception children next year but we had far more applications than places and we already have a waiting list. If you applied you should have your results now and you can read answers to frequently asked questions here.
Our new summer menu has started. Paid meals are now £2 but still well worth it for such a high quality meal; and an even greater saving for infant children whose meals are still FREE.
At the end of last term we learnt that we have been awarded Thurrock funding to extend our building plus government grants to improve our existing roofs and windows and install emergency lighting. This permanent expansion will enable us to admit 90 reception children this September and every year.
Please remember to park and drive thoughtfully around our school and not to block residents’ driveways.
Big Pedal Winners
5R won the junior prize of a trip to Chafford Gorge and 1F the infant prize of a picnic at Blackshots. The school took second place in Thurrock winning a selection of Bike-It goodies.
Mermaids v Pirates
Well done to Y2 children and staff for a splendid end of term performance. Special thanks to all the amazing costume makers.
Well done to all the hoppers in the early years and thank you to their parents for sponsoring them and the Friends for organizing the event.
Well done to our talented musicians and singers for another successful concert.
Thank you to Mr Sharp for organizing another successful Shakespeare Week. All classes had a chance to work with specialists from The Globe Theatre on the play Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Karate Grading Exams
We done to Alfie, graded to orange belt and Callum and Freya,graded to green belt.
We had some great faces for Red Nose Day; the school council completely sold out of their Comic Relief goodies and we raised a record £950! Thank you to everyone who supported this worthwhile event.
Mountain Bike Champions
Mr Doye took a boys’ and a girls’ team to the Essex Mountain Biking Tournament at the Hadleigh Olympic Course and they both won their competitions.
World Book Day started with a special assembly featuring a story told in Mandarin, Spanish and English.
Gold Award for our meals
Thurrock Catering Service, who provide our lunches have just won the Food for Life’s Gold Award. This recognizes the high quality of our food and especially that it is mainly fresh cooked and includes many organic, free range and sustainably sourced products. Our lucky infants get all of this for free!
A big thank you to Mr Abbott and his team of volunteers for all their hard work installing our Anderson shelter.
Secondary League Tables
The 2014 secondary league tables have now been published and give parents a much more accurate view of local schools with less valid qualifications removed.
Please note that Thurrock Council are now issuing parents with fixed penalty fines for their children’s unauthorized absence. We are obliged in law to give Thurrock information on any absences and this includes children taken out of school for holidays.
Woodside Academy where learning is an adventure. Recognized by Ofsted as a school where pupils have “outstanding cultural development”. While ambitious for our children academically, we also provide an unrivalled range of extra-curricular activities to develop their personal skills.
Next Week at Woodside Academy
May Day Bank Holiday
Polling Day - School OPEN as
norm Tuesday Clubs Breakfast Club (£) 7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m. Cheerleading (£) 7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m. Bike It Breakfast 7.45 a.m. 8.30 a.m. KS2 ICT Lunchtime KS2 Recorder Lunchtime Yr 3/4 Drama Lunchtime Diamond Bench Ball Yr 3/4 Lunchtime Yr 5/6 Dance Lunchtime KS1 Story Time Lunchtime Recep. Mo Co Lunchtime Karate (£) 3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m. KS2 Coding & Electronics 3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m. KS2 Cricket 3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m. KS2 Archery (i) 3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m. High 5 Yr 4/5 3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m. After school club (£)
Breakfast Club (£)
7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m.
7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.
Bike It Breakfast
7.45 a.m. 8.30 a.m.
Yr 3/4 Drama
Diamond Bench Ball Yr 3/4
Yr 5/6 Dance
KS1 Story Time
Recep. Mo Co
3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
KS2 Coding & Electronics
3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.
KS2 Archery (i)
3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.
High 5 Yr 4/5
3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
After school club (£)
Dance Club competition at Thameside
Swimming 5G and 5R
3.00 p.m. 6.30 p.m.