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:
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.
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.
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.