WELCOME TO GREAT WOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are a school that likes to celebrate success – at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. An essential ingredient for this to happen is teamwork. We view education as a joint venture involving everyone- children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership hoping that we can provide the best for every child.
News and Events|
Y1 finding out about hot and cold places
Y1 visited Blackpool Zoo as part of their topic about Hot and Cold Places. The children had a fantastic time and took part in an educational workshop followed by plenty of time to explore the zoo.
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Improving the Local Environment
Fruit makes fractions fun for 4F
Dividing fruit certainly helped children in 4 F to work out fractions. Working in groups of 3, they tried new fruits. Then they cut them into fractions. They looked at what other groups had done and estimated what fractions they had made and found out if it was too much or too little. A tasty way to remember.
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Batting their way to the top!
A very successful afternoon for the cricket team, qualifying for the district finals and in the process winning the Morecambe Festival Shield.
Follow the link for more details.
I was particularly pleased with the Year 4 duo, Matthew B and Jack E, who both fully justified their selection.
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Football Success for the GW Girls
Morecambe & Heysham Girl's Football District Tournament on Monday 23rd May. Great Wood have retained the title and so have six of the girls, who were part of the winning team last year. Well done to Genevieve, Zoe, Rachel, Eve, Gabrielle, Claudia and Elly-Jo. It is worth pointing out that Elly-Jo is only YEAR TWO!
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Dinosaurs in Year 2
The Big Pedal Competition 2016
Congratulations to all those who took part in The Big Pedal competition. Huge thanks to all the parents, families and staff who supported the children in cycling and scooting (especially those who braved the bike in the rain!). It was super to see so many children travelling to school in a healthy, environmentally friendly way and it was particularly great to see lots of people wearing helmets!
Nineteen children cycled or scooted every day for the whole week and received certificates and stickers. Four lucky children also won a bike bell, slap wrap or puncture repair kit in the prize draw.
Special mention goes to Miss Akister's class, who had the most daily cyclists and scooters.
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The summer Term PTA newsletter is available on this link. Don't miss the Summer Fair!
If you have any photos from the PTA events, they would make a good addition to the PTA pages.
The next confirmed date is the School Summer Fair on Saturday 2nd July, from 11.00 – 3.00, this is the main event on the PTA calendar and is also the biggest fundraiser for us too! It will be this committee’s first Summer Fair and we want to make it a really special event to be proud of, but most importantly make it fun for the children (and parents).
We have already booked a “Disco Dome”, Inflatable Castle and Inflatable Assault Course, the only thing we can’t book is the weather! It is our intention to have a “Retro” theme running throughout the event and it will also include Welly Wanging, Coconut Shy, Beat The Goalie, Water and Wine, Cake Stall, Tombola, BBQ, Licensed Bar, DJ Wendy, Ice Cream, Candy Floss and lots of other interactive things for the children to get involved in, with one or two surprise guests visiting us too
It’s a chance to see if there’s a way you can help.
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Table Tennis Success!
Did you enjoy the Hieroglytch?
The Year 4 children put on great performances on Tuesday ( for the school) Wednesday and Thursday. Their representations of staff were only ONE of the highlights. One of the Reception children said the bit where they chopped up the body was scary, but it caused a huge laugh from most of the audience. More photos will be on the website soon, but this one shows how much the cast enjoyed themselves.
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Park & Stride
Great Wood school backs Bay Radio road safety efforts with the Park and Stride Campaign
Here's a vote of thanks from Bay Radio.
Just wanted to say how happy I am that you and Mr Ross are backing/supporting The Bay's campaign - goodness knows it's needed!
You're on our Facebook page etc with it!
Sales Manager - Bay Radio and Lakeland Radio
Read more about it on our website.
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Sokol Space Suit at Great Wood
Great Wood conquer Barrow Hill for Sport Relief
Children, parents and staff at Great Wood Primary School walked to the top of Barrow Hill to raise funds for Sport Relief on Friday 18th March.
Children wore sports related non-uniform and walked the two mile circular route from their school on Beaufort Road. The Reception children set off first, with classes from the different year groups setting off at staggered times. The school raised over £300 in total which will support good causes across the country.
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3P visit Carnforth High for their Viking Art Experience
Take a look at the art work going on in 4F
Maths Workshops at Great Wood
Maths strategies are constantly changing, so Great Wood parents were offered a chance to see how calculations are done now.
Over 50 parents attended for an overview of the four calculation strategies from EYFS (Reception).
Thanks to Mrs Stroud and Mrs Primmer for organising the session.
Another session is planned for September
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Pupil Parliament Event
Four members of the School Council (Rory, Nathaniel, Joe and Connor) represented our school on Thursday 11th February when taking part in the Lancaster and Morecambe Pupil Parliament event. They travelled by train to London for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and for a workshop to develop a greater understanding about parliament and how laws are made. The afternoon was spent visiting some the famous landmarks. All four members were chosen after writing letters setting out their reasons for wanting to go and what they would do when they returned to school to share their experiences. They were incredibly well behaved and a credit to the school.
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