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|
The North West & Morecambe in Bloom
This picture is from the judges' tour of Morecambe for the 'North West in Bloom' competition. They visited Great Wood as part of it. There is also a photo of us in the Visitor! We had a visit from the 'Morecambe in Bloom' judge on the same day but sadly no picture of this! No results to report yet! Follow the link for some more pictures and a video of the Judges tour including Great Wood's work at Bare Lane Station and at the school.
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KS2 Sports Day
KEY STAGE 2 SPORTS DAY
Key Stage 2 children put every effort into running jumping and throwing to their Sports Day a success. The final scores put Gryphon Team (yellow) as the winners with a fantastic 273 points, followed closely by Unicorn Team (blue) with 271, then Dragons ( green) with 257, narrowly beating Phoenix Team (red) who scored a creditable 250 points.
Congratulations to all those who took part and to the enthusiastic spectators who came along to cheer.
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Infant Sports Day
Key Stage 1 and Reception children put every effort into running and coping with obstacles to make their Sports Day a success. The final scores put Unicorns (blue) as the winners with a fantastic 228 points, followed by Gryphons (yellow) with 205 points, then Dragons ( green) with 205 points and finally, Phoenix Team (red) who still managed to amass 189 points.
The Year 6 children did an excellent job handing out score cards, encouraging the runners and keeping the equipment organised. Well done everyone. Thanks to all the spectators for your encouragement and to the Mums and Dads who ran.
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Evans' Cup 2016
Sports Achievement Award
A Royal Celebration at Great Wood.
On Friday, Great Wood held a mufti-day to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
Children brought donations to raise money for the NSPCC with £274 being raised for the charity.
Take a look at some of our royal costumes.
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PTA Cake Sale!
The PTA cake sale on Tuesday 14th June was the place to get some really delicious treats and raise funds for our school. Thanks to all those who contributed items for the sale and those who manned the tables on the day. Thanks everyone who came to buy. We hope you enjoyed your purchases!
Some more photos are on the PTA page.
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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!
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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