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Headteacher Newsletter 422

Please read on for information about the Pillow Case Competition, Easter Egg Tombola, Mufti Day Reminder, Achieve With Me, School Uniform Update, the Science Fair, a Family Bingo event and Comic Relief.

Pillow Case Competition Ends Tomorrow

On Friday 8th March Mrs Matsangou launched a ‘Make Your Own Story Pillow’ competition. There is still time to enter but the deadline is tomorrow!

The children are invited to decorate a pillow/pillowcase in any way that entices them to read. This could be a drawing of a favourite book character(s), quotes from their favourite books or the front cover of their favourite book - the opportunities are endless. Children can draw, paint, sew, stick or print onto a pillowcase. This must be their own work (with the help of a grown-up) but not a shop bought printed design.

Judging will take place on Monday 25th March 2024 and the winners will be announced during our Values assemblies on Thursday 28th March 2024.

Easter Egg Tombola & Mufti Day Reminder

Tomorrow is a Mufti Day in return for providing some Easter chocolate for the Easter Egg tombola which will take place after school next Wednesday. Please support us in raising money for the school by sending your child to school tomorrow with an Easter Egg or some Easter Chocolate. Thank you.
If your child is doing PE tomorrow, they can still wear Mufti as long as they are to still able take part in PE with what they are wearing. 

Achieve With Me

Our final Achieve With Me sessions take place a few weeks into the Summer Term. This is an opportunity for parents to come into school for a short amount of time to see something their child is learning and to possibly help them with a task. The focus for these sessions will be non-core learning which is any subject that is not English or Maths. So, you may be supporting your child with a historical task, something musical, a cultural experience, creating some art, navigation…the list is endless.
If you are able to come along, the timings are 9am-9.30am. See the dates below: 

Monday 29th April - Foundation Stage
Tuesday 30th April - Year 1 & Year 3
Wednesday 1st May - Year 4
Thursday 2nd May - Year 5 & Year 6
Friday 3rd May - Year 2

Uniform Update

Now that we have made the move to our new school uniform provider, Mapac, I wanted to share with you some of the cost benefits. Please see the table below which compares the previous pricing to the new pricing. 




Crew Neck Sweatshirt



V-Neck Sweatshirt












PE Shorts



It has been lovely to see our younger children wearing the new PE Hoodies which have been funded by the Friends of Woodland View - they look fantastic! We have received lots of positive feedback so far, however some parents have commented that the neck hole is quite tight on their child as they take the hoodie off. It is important that we hear about these issues - thank you. We have fed this back to Mapac and we are awaiting a response.
We are expecting the final delivery Key Stage 2 Hoodies soon, so we will get them out as soon as they arrive!
For direct access to our uniform page and policy please click the link

Science Fair

Many of our Years 5&6 pupils took part in the Caroline Chisholm Science Fair recently. They were all amazing and made the school proud! For the full story, please click the link

Comic Relief 

Thank you for supporting Comic Relief last week and providing a contribution to Mufti Day. We have raised £348 which will be sent to this very important charity.

School Blogs

For more news on what is happening in your child’s class at school, please check out the school blogs page at


Key dates

Friday 22nd March - Mufti Day for the Easter Egg Tombola
Wednesday 27th March - Easter Egg Tombola after school and Year 4 Performance - 6pm
Thursday 28th March - School closes for Easter
Monday 15th April - School closed for designated Teacher Training Day
Tuesday 16th April - School opens for Summer Term
Tuesday 16th-19th April - Bikeability for Year 5
Friday 26th April - Evening Family Bingo Event (hosted by FOWV)
Week Beginning 29th April - Achieve With Me - details above
Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd May - School Book Fair - 8.30-9am & 3.15-4pm (details to follow)
Monday 6th May - School closed for Bank Holiday
Thursday 9th May - Class Photo Day
Week beginning Monday 13th May - Year 6 SATs week
Monday 20th May - Year 5 Performance - 6pm 
Tuesday 21st May - FOWV School Discos (details to follow)
Wednesday 22nd May - Year 3 Performance - 6pm
Friday 24th May - School closes for half term 

Many thanks,
Mark Horsley