After-School Clubs – Update

We still have a few places left within our after-school clubs this half term. We have now opened up multi-sports, tri-golf and NFL flag football to children in KS1 too! See below for details. 

We are pleased to inform you that our breakfast and after-school club provision will return for the new school year. The sessions will run over a six-week period from Monday 13th September 2021 to Friday 22nd October. Please see the table below for the information relating to each club. To secure your child’s place within a club you’ll need to reserve a place through the online booking system provided by Schoolzine, and then pay the balance using Schoolmoney.

Day / Time Club Cost Year Groups Available Places 
Monday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Multi-Sports (Premier Sport) £3/session (£18) Y1-Y6 20
Tuesday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Tri-Golf (Inspired Sports – Richard Steadman) £3/session (£18) Y1-Y620
Wednesday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Street Dance (Fusion Dance – Amy Morris) £3/session (£18) Y3-Y630
Thursday (3:15pm-4:15pm) NFL Flag Football – American Football (Mr Trevor)£3/session (£18) Y1-Y620
Friday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Leapfrog Multi-Sports – Joanne Budden £3/session (£18) R/1/2 12

 Please click on the relevant links below to book your child’s place:

Multi-Sports (KS2) – https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/49 (20 places available) 

Tri-Golf (KS2) -https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/50 (20 places available) 

Streetdance (KS2) – https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/51 (30 places available) 

NFL Flag Football (KS2) – https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/52 (20 places available) 

Leapfrog Multi-Sports (EYFS/KS1)– https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/53 (12 places available) 

Once you have booked a place using the online booking system (Schoolzine), you will get a confirmation email that will prompt you to pay for the session using Schoolmoney. https://login.eduspot.co.uk/public/portal/parent/?app=schoolmoney&source=website&version=20190314

You must pay for the session to confirm your child’s place. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to either myself or the school office.

Our ‘Breakfast Clubs’ will also return from next week too, week commencing Monday 13th September 2021. These are free of charge and there is no need to pre-book onto them. Parents and carers do not need to collect their children at the end of their session, they will be supervised by members of staff from 08:30 onwards.  

Day(s)Breakfast ClubTimings / Location
Monday and ThursdayThe Daily Mile08:30-08:45 / Playground
WednesdayWake Up, Shake Up Dance08:30-08:45 / School Hall

Thank you for your continued support.

Regards,
Mr M. Trevor
Deputy Head Teacher

First week complete! Little pigs, a big bad wolf, handwriting, sorting, class charter, and Twits…

Good evening everyone!

Well done to all the class for completing week 1 of their year 1 journey :). I know that for a lot of children, acclimatising to the much longer and different class timetable at the start can be tiring and difficult, so I appreciate how much effort all the children have displayed this week in working hard to be good listeners, hard workers, and kind friends.

I had planned to include pictures of the children enjoying some of the activities they enjoyed this week, but I’ve only just realised that nobody will know the password to access a blog post with children’s pictures on them. Silly Mr Markham!(as the kids say). I will include a letter with the password in the children’s book bags on Monday. Please remember that book bags come in every day!

What I can show you is some of the great progress I am seeing already in the children’s letter formation. Here are some examples, hopefully you can see how the letters become more discernable and properly formed even after only one week! So promising 🙂

Near the start of the week, the class and I agreed on the rules and principles that we would all follow as part of our new class culture. Once we agreed these foundations for how we would behave in class, the children created their own signature in the form of a balloon that they decorated. Check out the final display!

Shout out the wonderful Mrs Agunsoye for her work putting it together.

The class have also been enjoying listening to a special reading of ‘The Twits’ from yours truly. I love this book and it is perfect for breaking the ice with a new class because it’s such a funny book and it always has the kids cracking up!

I hope you enjoyed this little look into our classroom this week. More to come next week when I can include more pictures of the class at work. Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!

Best,

Mr Twit — PaperHawk

Mr Markham

Breakfast & After-School Clubs

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are pleased to inform you that our breakfast and after-school club provision will return for the new school year. The sessions will run over a six-week period from Monday 13th September 2021 to Friday 22nd October. Please see the table below for the information relating to each club. To secure your child’s place within a club you’ll need to reserve a place through the online booking system provided by Schoolzine, and then pay the balance using Schoolmoney.

Day / Time Club Cost Year Groups Available Places 
Monday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Multi-Sports (Premier Sport) £3/session (£18) 3&4 / 5&6 20
Tuesday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Tri-Golf (Inspired Sports – Richard Steadman) £3/session (£18) 3&4 / 5&6 20
Wednesday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Street Dance (Fusion Dance – Amy Morris) £3/session (£18) 3&4 / 5&6 30
Thursday (3:15pm-4:15pm) NFL Flag Football – American Football (Mr Trevor)£3/session (£18) 3&4 / 5&6 20
Friday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Leapfrog Multi-Sports – Joanne Budden £3/session (£18) R/1/2 12

Please click on the relevant links below to book your child’s place:

Multi-Sports (KS2)https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/49 (20 places available) 

Tri-Golf (KS2) -https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/50 (20 places available) 

Streetdance (KS2) – https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/51 (30 places available) 

NFL Flag Football (KS2) – https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/52 (20 places available) 

Leapfrog Multi-Sports (EYFS/KS1) – https://woodthorpejis.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/53 (12 places available) 

Once you have booked a place using the online booking system (Schoolzine), you will get a confirmation email that will prompt you to pay for the session using Schoolmoney. https://login.eduspot.co.uk/public/portal/parent/?app=schoolmoney&source=website&version=20190314

You must pay for the session to confirm your child’s place. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to either myself or the school office.

Our ‘Breakfast Clubs’ will also return from next week too, week commencing Monday 13th September 2021. These are free of charge and there is no need to pre-book onto them. Parents and carers do not need to collect their children at the end of their session, they will be supervised by members of staff from 08:30 onwards.  

Day(s)Breakfast ClubTimings / Location
Monday and ThursdayThe Daily Mile08:30-08:45 / Playground
WednesdayWake Up, Shake Up Dance08:30-08:45 / School Hall

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Mr M Trevor

Deputy Head Teacher

Lego Club

Dear Parents / Carers, 

Lego After School Club at Woodthorpe JI School 

We are pleased to be able to offer a Lego after school club running from 3:15-4:15pm every Monday from 13tSeptember for 6 weeks. The club is open to children in Years 1&2. There is a maximum of 15 places available.   

The club is organised, administered and supported by Kids With Bricks Ltd, an external provider who deliver after school clubs across the whole of the UK. 

As well as completing a range of exciting educational challenges, students will have the chance to work both individually and to work in teams.  

As an added bit of fun, students from the club will also take part in a weekly inter-school LEGO competition where parents can vote for their favourites and points are won for the national leader board. 

BOOK ONLINE- from Tuesday 7th September 

The club costs £3.99 per child per session (plus VAT) and is paid for half termly in advance. All club places are reserved and paid for online. Just go to website www.kidswithbricks.com to book you child’s place. Note… Online sales close the day of the first session, places are limited. 

Any problems please contact us on 01633 383211 or bookings@kidswithbricks.com 

Kind regards, 

John Gallacher 

First day back at school! – plus what’s in your child’s book bags.

Wow! What a big first day back at school. Thank you to all the parents for dropping their children off on time and ready for the first day back. We were able to accomplish a lot after a long break away from school, including: creating our class charter, two stories, races outside, fine motor exercises, handwriting practice (we practiced s and a), some colouring, and lots of catching up with friends and getting to know each other again.

All the children deserve praise for how hard they worked today and the positive way they interacted with their new class environment. I know a lot of us are going home feeling very tired! I’m sure as we begin to get used to school again we will be able to achieve even more in the day without our energy levels dropping.

What’s in my child’s book bag?

Very new and very glossy!

The red book is your child’s reading record. This is a means of communication so that you are able to share all the reading that your child is completing at home. In my experience, the best way to help your child excel in all aspects at this age is to read with them and to them as often as possible. Please take the time to include a brief record of you child’s reading (especially of books that have been sent home from school). I will check these reading records usually once a week.

The pink book is your child’s home challenges. These are a completely optional set of tasks that your child can complete. There are new home challenges every half-term. Please when you document a completed challenge, put the number it corresponds to next to the work so that I can tick it off! Completing the challenges will be rewarded in class and any child who completes all the challenges by the end of the year will win a certificate and a small prize. I will check the home challenges once a week, probably on Friday.

Please remember that the children should bring in their book bags every day so that important hand-outs can be distributed safely and that reading records can be checked.

Thank you very much if you managed to read the first blog of year 1 21/22. I promise the later blogs will be more fun with more pictures of the children in lessons and going about their school life! If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via the year 1 home school email address 🙂

Best,

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Mr Markham