On Wednesday 13th December 2017, the children put on a show stopping performance of The Bells Ring Out in front of the Mayor of Bishop Auckland. Thank you to all parents who joined us to watch the performance; i’m sure you will all agree it was fantastic and children did us proud!
On Monday 18th December 2017, the children walked around to Woodhouse Close Church and retold the nativity story using narration and songs. As always, the children were exceptionally well behaved and sang beautifully. Well done!
On Tuesday 28th November 2017, Year 5 went on a trip to South Durham Gymnastics Centre, Spennymoor. The children had the opportunity to see some of the gymnasts perform and then performed a gymnastics routine that they have been working hard on in their PE lessons. They performed really well and their synchronisation was commented on positively. Well done Year 5!
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 Puzzle Day
On 16th October, the children were given the opportunity to take part in puzzle activities, linked to their maths learning. They worked in teams to complete the challenges in the fastest time.
Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Party
We decided to celebrate the Queen’s special birthday with a whole school party. On Friday 10th June, the children throughout school came together in the hall and celebrated together sharing party food and team games. They all made their own crown and dressed in red, white and blue.
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 (see if you can spot them in the photos below). There were solo acts, dancers, actors and even a hula hoop group! It was a difficult decision, but after much deliberation, the judges decided that Ellis (Year 6) should win first prize, Cool Gang second prize and the Clever Clarinetists third prize. What a superb way to end the term! Have a look at the photos below.
Anne Frank Exhibition
Year 6 have been responsible for curating the Anne Frank exhibition housed in school. After intensive training, the children then provided tours and workshops for every class, parents and Governors. We invited some local schools to attend the exhibition and they were very impressed by the way Year 6 conducted themselves, as indeed was I; well done, year 6!
Woodhouse Close Church Present Donation
Year 6 have created a healthy tuck shop which sells Frubes, apples, bananas, grapes and cereal bars, every Friday. The children are using the money raised from this toward an end of year treat for themselves. This term, they truly made our school proud when they decided that the money they had raised (a fantastic £150.00) would be used to buy Christmas presents to donate to the local church. The children wanted to make sure that everyone had something to open on Christmas day. They walked round to the local shops, bought the presents and then presented to Jane Armstrong in assembly. We cannot put into words how proud we are. Keep up the fantastic work Year 6!
Children in Need
Every year we like to support Children in Need. This year’s theme was superheroes and what a fantastic day we had! All children and teachers came into school dressed as their favourite superhero and donated money to a fantastic charity. Well done Woodhouse!
Junior Road Safety Officers:
Our JRSO’s were invited to County Hall last week to celebrate the good work they have been doing in school to promte awareness of traffic issues around school. Click on the link below to find out more!
Global JRSO Event
Welcoming our African Friends!
This week (29th June-3rd July 2015) we have had visitors from Botswana. They worked with us in our lessons and visited lots of different locations around County Durham. On Friday they joined us for our weekly celebration assembly.