This page will keep you updated with any events we have attended as a school. Have a look at the photos below, to see what fantastic events Woodhouse Community Primary School have took part in!
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.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival
As part of the local food festival, Year 5 took a trip to Bishop Auckland College where they helped Anjula Devi (brand ambassador for the world’s largest Indian food company) to cook a healthy curry. They all tried it and said it was spicy but really liked it!
Through the equip program we were given funding to work with Bowes Museum to complete different art based workshops, in order for all children to receive the arts award discover level. As part of this, Year 5 went on a trip to Bowes Museum and took part in a printing, fact finding and clockwork workshop. They also were lucky enough to see the fantastic Silver Swan in action. We then returned to school and completed a watercolour workshop with Julia and presented our learning to the school and parents.
The 3P’s Project
Year 5 were lucky to be involved in the 3P’s Project with Bishop Auckland Town Hall. The 3P’s are different sculptures that were placed in Bishop Auckland Town Centre for a short period of time. They have travelled all over the North East. As part of their work with Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Year 5 took part in different music, art and dance lessons based around The 3P’s.
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.
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.
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!
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.