Friday, 17 July 2009

The Final Report...

Apologies for the absence of a blog yesterday, but we were having far too much fun at Legoland and then at the disco in the evening.

More piccies of Thursday and Friday!

First off... LEGOLAND

Then once all dressed up and well fed (and FINALLY allowed to visit the tuck shop) the disco got under way and afterwards (due to thunder storm delaying us leaving the sports hall) a few impromptu games of basketball and footie kept everyone entertained...

Friday morning came round all too soon...

Packed up before breakfast and then spent the morning doing more of the fun activities on the PGL site.

Now we're all back home - pleased to see parents and siblings!
There will be a further addition of 'Highlights' later in the summer holidays (but they'll have to wait until I get back from Honeymoon!)

Thank You

Woodlands Junior School would like to say a big THANK YOU to Mr Bob Taylor and Mr David Phillips for being our Acting Headteachers in Term 6.
We had a special Assembly for them during which they received a card and a gift from the school. We wish them both all the best.

Newsletter 39

Newsletter 39 published on 17 July 2009, is now available to view.

Features this week include news on Swine Flu, Year 6 Residential Trip and BBQ, various musical activities, school dinner prices from September and a message from the Acting Headteachers.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Day Three and a Trip to the Isle of Wight

It looked like it was going to be a disaster weather-wise as we made our way down the A3 towards Portsmouth in the pouring rain! Thankfully, as we pulled into the city the sun began to shine and the clouds cleared.

The ferry crossing was a little choppy (and Mr Waterman discovered that he would not be joining the Royal Navy anytime soon!) but everyone else travelled well!

Robin Hill Country Park was an overwhelming success - particular highlights included the Toboggan Run, Hill Billy Slides, Colossus Galleon Ship and Time Machine simulation ride.

Arriving back to the site the children played games with their group leaders, Joe & Katie, and then after dinner, a few minutes to tidy rooms for daily room inspection (and an unscheduled Fire Drill - to which they responded with the true Woodlands' high standards), the children have spent the evening as participants in the 'Have A Go Show'.
More piccies to enjoy and a video too! (Miss B's first attempt so apologies if it doesn't work!)

Watch this space for news about tomorrow's activities...

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Day Two at Marchants Hill and the fun continues...!

The morning started with a few showers, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits! There was so much to look forward to today.

The afternoon brightened up and we enjoyed some sunny spells - at times quite warm.

Here we are enjoying all the fantastic facilities at the PGL site. We've been doing a variety of different activities: from Quad biking to the Giant Swing; Zip Wire to Shelter Building in the woods; and Trapeze to Aeroball. Here are some photos of the activities we've been doing. Everyone has had a brilliant time, many children and staff have challenged themselves making fantastic personal achievements!

Again we've eaten well - delicious food (Roast Chicken or Vegetable Lasagne or Cornish Pasty tonight). The children are currently involved in an orienteering activity where they are exploring the site and following a treasure hunt of clues to locate flags from around the world.

Off to bed soon - looking forward to a good night's sleep (surely we have worn them out enough today!!!)

Monday, 13 July 2009

Safely arrived.... A successful first day!

We have arrived at Marchants Hill! The children were fantastically well behaved and had a super day at HMS Victory. We looked around the interactive galleries and were entertained by the Trafalgar Experience.

After settling in to their rooms, the children have all had a hearty meal this evening and are enjoying some 'Wacky Races' with superhero supervisors!

Here are a few piccies of our first day.... Will be adding more tomorrow after all the fun of on site activities

Friday, 10 July 2009

Newsletter 38

Newsletter 38 published on 10 July 2009, is now available to view.

Features this week include news on the LEPRA Fundraising, the District Sports, Drumming Workshops and more.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Open Evening

The Open Evening is about to start, The school looks fabulous with so many amazing examples of work. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Open Evening

Don't forget our Open Evening tomorrow. The school is open from 6.00-8.00pm for you to view all the amazing work our children have done throughout the year.

Do you have any flowers we can have to decorate the school for our Open Evening? If so, they would be greatly appreciated – if you can help, please bring them in on the morning of 7th July. Thank you.

Leavers BBQ

At the Leavers BBQ on Friday 10th July, Mrs Pattanshetti will be offering to make small henna patterns on any children interested. However if your child has sensitive skin or suffers from allergies, please ask them not to have it done.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Bhangra Dancing for Year 6

A reminder that Year 6 will be taking part in Bhangra dancing sessions on Monday 6th July. Children will need to bring suitable shoes (such as trainers) for dancing.

The Bhangra workshops are always good fun, energetic and a lively way to learn about this style of folk dance which is traditionally used by Punjabi Sikhs to welcome the Spring.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Newsletter 37

Newsletter 37 published on 3 July 2009, is now available to view.

Features this week include news on the Summer Fair, Sports Day, 11 Plus Registration, School Clubs, Open Evening and more.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

We are on Twitter :)

You can keep up with the latest news from Woodlands Junior School through Twitter, a free micro-blogging service.

Woodlands Junior School Twitter Page
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School Disco Reminder

Don't forget to buy your ticket for the End of Year School Discos. Tickets are on sale in the library at lunchtime tomorrow.

Once you've got your ticket, get yourself ready to take to the dance floor!

Years 3 & 4 disco: 6.00 - 7.15pm
Years 5 & 6 disco: 7.45 - 9.00pm

Children MUST be collected by a designated adult from the school hall at the end of each disco. No child will be allowed to leave without appropriate adult supervision.

Let the dancing begin!