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  • Woodchurch Church of England Primary School
    Woodchurch Ashford Kent TN26 3QJ
    Headteacher: Miss Rachael Harrington

    Tel: 01233 860232

Woodchurch CE Primary School News - June 2018

The summer term has been very exciting so far, including everything from a Maths competition to Morris Men.  Here is the school’s news from Edison Class (Year 5).

Woodchurch School have been trying to get fit for summer.  The school now has a ‘Sports Crew’, made up of Year 5 and 6 children, who organise sporting activities for the rest of the school.  Every Friday, they run obstacle courses, skipping and football sessions during break and lunchtime play.  Jo Furneaux, a fitness instructor (and one of our parents) came in to do a fitness class with many of our children, helped out by the Sports Crew.  They really enjoyed the activities and we are grateful to Jo for organising a great day.

Throughout this term, Years 4 and 6 have been participating in swimming lessons at Tenterden Leisure Centre.  There are different groups, depending on how well the children can swim.  The children are having lots of fun and improving their swimming.  Next term, it will be Year 5’s turn.

As well as the Sports Crew activities and swimming, some classes have been having tennis lessons with a qualified tennis coach.  They have improved their skills by doing lots of different, fun activities, including floor tennis, and are really enjoying it.

In April, a group of four Year 5 children attended a Maths competition held at Ashford School.  There were 23 teams and, although the questions were difficult, they did really well to beat half the teams, with a score of 30 points.  The children particularly enjoyed the cakes and crisps before and after the competition!

At the end of April, some of our fantastic parents, as well as members of the ‘Woodchurch in Bloom’ team, came into school to help with the ‘Big Build Garden Day’ in order to reorganise the school’s garden after recent building work.  They worked very hard, pulling down old greenhouses and sheds, clearing the area and creating lots of new planters.  A big thank you to everyone who helped.

This year, the school has been awarded the RHS Levels 1&2 Schools Certificate for Gardening, which is a big achievement.  We sowed vegetables and fruits, including beans, tomatoes and salad, and also did some weeding.  As well as the certificates, we also earned books for the school and we hope to earn our Level 3 certificate by the end of the year.

On 1st May, the Morris Men came to perform dances and songs and even brought their horse, Woody.  Firstly, they sang a song that represents May 1st and then they did a sword-fighting dance, not with swords but with sticks so they didn’t get hurt…  too badly.  Next, they did a dance with white hankies.  Then one of the Morris Men came in dressed as a wooden horse with a white head and brown body.  Woody (the horse) went round the children, who petted him on the head.  He was quite naughty, but then he got ‘shot’ and Mrs Dawes was volunteered to give him the kiss of life.  To finish the programme, we all skipped round in a circle while the Morris Men did their last dance.  A fun start to the month of May!

We are all looking forward to the Summer Fete, which is taking place on the village green on Saturday 16th June from 1pm-4pm.  We would be very grateful to anyone who could spare some time to help set up or run a stall and we hope to see lots of people there to enjoy the fun and games.

Thank you to everyone in the community who supports our school and takes part in our events.

Edison Class