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Headteacher Newsletter No.426

Hot Weather

You’ll be aware that the weather has warmed up considerably in recent days and this looks to continue this week! As wonderful as the sunshine is, we have some key messages and reminders to help keep the children protected.

On hotter days, we will:

  • Limit the time children spend outside, and encourage them to stay in the shade and not run around too much
  • Remind children to keep drinking through the day
  • Ask children to remove jumpers, cardigans, PE hoodies and ties (for Y5/6)
  • Pull the blinds in classrooms to block out the sun
  • Keep rooms well ventilated, including using fans
  • Remind children to wear hats outside 

Parents please:

  • Apply sunscreen on your child before school
  • Make sure they have a refillable drink
  • Provide a hat
  • Discourage jumpers, cardigans, PE hoodies

Key Events

As we enter the final stretch of the school year, there are still many exciting school events coming up! 

Today - Cinema Club - straight after school and finishing at 5pm. The children will enjoy a hotdog and drink whilst watching a popular film with their friends. All money raised goes to the wonderful Friends of Woodland View.

This week - Sports Days - Thursday morning for Foundation Stage (9-10.15am) and Years 1&2 (10.15am-12.15pm). Friday morning for Years 5&6 (9-11.30am) and Friday afternoon for Years 3&4 (12.50-3.10pm). Children must wear PE kits on their Sports Day. If you are coming to watch, please arrive at the usual drop-off gate at the start time. You may bring outdoor chairs and picnic blankets if you wish, and there will be refreshments available so you may want to bring your purse or wallet! We are keeping an eye on the weather forecast for this event but it is likely to go ahead as planned. Please ensure your child is prepared for the heat, as per the instruction in this newsletter.

Week beginning 8th July - Open View sessions for all classes. Please see the days and times below (previously shared) to ensure you don’t miss this lovely opportunity to sit with your child, in the sunshine, and see the wonderful work they have produced this year!

Friday 12th July - our annual Summer Fayre begins straight after school and finishes at 5pm. With games, raffles, tombolas, refreshments and music, this is a summer treat not to miss!

Friday 19th July - Leavers’ Guard of Honour at 3pm - all parents are invited to see the children and staff create our infamous Guard of Honour on the field for the Year 6 children to go through on their final day at Woodland View! 

More Sport Success

Our sporting success has continued in the last couple of weeks as our Year 6 Girls cricket teams finished 3rd and 4th out of 16 schools at District Level. 

Our Year 6 Netball teams finished 1st and 2nd out of 14 schools at District Level, which now means both squads qualify for the County Finals next week. This feat of two teams from the same school qualifying for a County competition in the same event has never been done before in Northamptonshire School Sport!  

Finally, our NFL American Football Flag squad won their Regional Event recently which means they are competing at the National Event on Wednesday against teams from across the country! This is the first time a school team has reached National Level. 

Well done to the hugely talented and committed children for their preparation and performance at these events! Mr Willars, Mrs Walker, myself and Mr Johnson have been the coaches across these squads - and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the pupils!

Strictly Dancers

Our Strictly Dance squads were out and competing last weekend. Follow the link for more information:

School Blogs

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

Monday 24th June - FOWV Cinema Club after school - FS-Year 6 
Thursday 27th June - Sports Days for Foundation Stage (9-10.15am) & Years 1+2 (10.15am-12.15pm) 
Friday 28th June - Sports Days for Years 5+6 (9-11.30am) & Years 3 and 4 (12.50-3.10pm)
Thursday 4th July - Year 3 Strings Concert in school for parents - 2pm
Friday 5th July - Mufti-day for the Summer Fayre Tombola 
Week beginning Monday 8th July - Summer Open View sessions: 

  • Monday - Years 2 and 5
  • Tuesday - Foundation Stage
  • Wednesday - Years 3 and 4
  • Thursday - Years 1 and 6

Monday 8th July - Foundation Stage Graduation
Tuesday 9th July - Children meet their new teachers, end of year reports go home
Friday 12th July - Summer Fayre - 3.15-5pm
Monday 15th July - Year 6 Leavers Fun Event - after school for Year 6 pupils
Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Performance to parents - 6pm
Friday 19th July - Leavers’ Guard of Honour for Year 6 children (involving the whole school) - all parents invited
Friday 19th July - School closes for Summer  


Many thanks,

Mark Horsley - Headteacher