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Headteacher Newsletter 423

Dear parents,

Welcome back!
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. It has been lovely to see the children back this week, working hard and showing enthusiasm towards their new curriculum themes!

Our new Value is…Creativity

Every new term brings a new Value focus; this term is creativity. 

Why is this such an important value? 
Creativity allows us to view and solve problems more openly and with innovation. It opens the mind and broadens our perspectives. What would the world be without creativity? 

Our teachers have been thinking creatively in their planning of tasks and lessons to give their class opportunities to explore and improve their creativity. Feel free to do the same at home!

Values Awards Assembly

On the last day of last term, we celebrated coming to the end of our termly focus in the usual way - red carpet, lights, music, winners, crowds of cheering children! Check out the action via the link below.

Family Bingo - next Friday

You may have seen the School Ping yesterday advertising a Family Bingo event at Woodland View next Friday (26th April). This special event is brought to you by our fantastic PTA, the Friends of Woodland View. Myself and Mrs Matsangou will take on the role of Bingo Callers, as families try their luck at a winning ticket. 
We are expecting this to be a popular event so we are hosting 2 games: 6-7pm and 7.15-8.15pm so hopefully nobody misses out.
The price per person is £3. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
To support our bigger families, those families with 3 children or more, each child will get their first refreshment drink for free!  
To book your tickets, please click on the link


PE Hoodies

We have received the Key Stage 2 order of PE Hoodies so we hope to distribute them to the children today or early next week. We have had some comments regarding the neck sizes from parents so far so please do let us know if there is an issue with this. For most children this has been fine so we are hoping this will be the case with the bigger sizes.
We are looking forward to seeing the children wearing their new PE Hoodies soon!


Pillowcase Competition Results

Last term we were amazed with the response to our Pillowcase Design Competition run by Mrs Matsangou, Mrs Warren and Mrs Speirs. Please click on the link to watch a short video of all of the amazing entries!


The Woodland Times

Our incredible Year 6 Media Team have worked hard to ready the latest edition of the Woodland times. For school news stories written by the children, for the children, please take a look.

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 

Thursday 25th April - Our 10 week Strings Project starts for Year 3
Friday 26th April - Evening Family Bingo Event (hosted by FOWV) - 6-7pm & 7.15-8.15pm

Week Beginning 29th April - Achieve With Me - 9am-9.30am: 
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

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
Friday 17th May - Year 1 Trip to Northampton Museum
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