This page will keep you updated with any events we have attended as a school. Have a look below to see what fantastic events Woodhouse Community Primary School have taken part in:
Mini Police Visit
The children in Year 5 have been training to become mini police and had their first visit as Mini Police. They were given the opportunity to take a tour of the custody suite at Spennymoor Police Station. They asked lots of questions and had a great morning!
The Big Play
The children took part in the Big Play, which saw schools across the country perform on the same day. We chose a carnival theme and each class performed a samba based song. Year 5 performed a samba drum routine and we all enjoyed a picnic on the field with parents. We were very lucky to have glorious weather which made the event even more special! Have a look at our photos below:
Auckland Castle Art Project
The children in Year 5 have been taking part in an art project with Auckland Castle. They have created different designs that will then be used to make an object of choice. The children placed their ideas onto a mood board and will make a decision on which object they want to create which could be cushions, lamps, coasters and magnets. They will then sell these at Auckland Castle, deciding on the price in order to make a profit. Any items not sold will then be available to buy at our summer fayre.
Recently, we were chosen to be used as an example school of good practice. With this, we had the pleasure of showcasing our school, with Councillor Lethbridge, to a group of teachers from Germany. They all had wonderful things to say about our school and really enjoyed the visit, commenting on how well behaved and polite our children were.
To end the spring term with a bang, we decided too create our own talent show called the Woodhouse Eggsfactor. All of the school (and parents) came to watch and be entertained. The children had to audition weeks in advance and practice their routine so that they were ready to perform on the stage. They were all fabulous! We had three surprise guests arrive to help ensure the judging was accurate.
During the last week of Autumn term, the children took part in our annual Christingle service at Woodhouse Close Church. The children told the story of the birth of Christ and performed various traditional Christmas songs.
Woodhouse Community Primary School have become Internet Legends. Google came and delivered a fantastic, interactive online safety session. We learnt about using passwords securely, talking safely online, fake news and being kind online. We also looked at sharing photos and videos online, ensuring we do this safely.
Last week, the whole school were treated to a fantastic performance of Dick Whittington performed by M and M Theatre Company. The children thoroughly enjoyed this as did the staff and look forward to next year’s performance!
In November, some of the children in Year 5 will have the opportunity to train to be ‘Mini’ police. They will spend 6 weeks training weekly and will then help out at various local events with other schools. We will keep you updated with their progress!
Hands on Science Day
On Wednesday 4th October, Adam from Hands On Science came into school and delivered a range of different interactive science lessons. The whole school took part and thoroughly enjoyed their science learning.
KS1 and KS2 had the opportunity to celebrate Harvest Festival with members of the local church, Woodhouse Close. The parishioners came into school and presented an assembly explaining elements of the Harvest festival. It was a very enjoyable morning!
Maths Magician Day
On 17th October, the children were given the opportunity to take part in puzzle activities, linked to their maths learning. The Maths Magician came into school and delivered some fantastic, interactive maths sessions. The children had a very enjoyable day!
Skip 2 Be Fit
The children have been completing Skip 2 Be Fit every morning. Skip 2 Be Fit allows children to improve their personal best score (in skipping). They complete two, two minute relays with their own skipping ropes and each day they have to try and improve on their score from the previous day. The children really enjoy this and are working hard to improve their personal best score.