Our News items

Local Authority Letter to Parents and Carers, by Mrs Beckett

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 12:59pm

Please read the letter attached from the Cheshire East Local Authority. Our school guide will be sent tomorrow.

Spring 2 newsletter, by Mrs Beckett

Date: 22nd Feb 2021 @ 8:01am

Dear All, Please read our latest newsletter.

Parents and Carers guide: Coming to school during lockdown, by Mrs Beckett

Date: 9th Jan 2021 @ 7:47pm

Please read our latest information for parents and carers.

Remote Learning Provision 05.01.21, by Mrs Beckett

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 7:37pm

Please find attached our Remote Learning Provison plan.

National Lockdown announcement, by Mrs Beckett

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 9:32pm

Please find attached the letter with regards to the Prime Mininsters announcement at 8pm.

World Book Day , by Miss Booth

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 12:50pm

What an absolutely fabulous day we have had, celebrating World Book Day today! The children enjoyed showing off their costumes in assembly this morning and the winners to our 'Book in a Jar' competition were announced. The judging of this competition was so tough as every single entry was just phenomenal! 
the children have also enjoyed lots of different activities in their classrooms. 

Rachael Lindsay Author Visit , by Miss Booth

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 12:59pm

The children of Woodcocks' Well had a wonderful day today, meeting Rachael Lindsay, a local author. 
Rachael is the author of a number of brilliant books, including Warrior Troll, The Bogler's Apprentice and her recent release, A Pirates Promise. 
Rachael led an assembly for the whole school, where she introduce the children to her books and many of her wonderful characters. 
Olive to Oak class then also took part in writing workshops throughout the day, focusing on different elements of Rachael's books. 

Year 3 and 4 Sports Hall Athletics , by Miss Booth

Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 5:00pm

A selection of children from year 3 and 4 had a great afternoon competing in the Sportshall Athletics, at CHS. 

You can see from the photos what fun they had taking part in so many sports. 

Christmas Carol Service 2019, by Mrs Edwards

Date: 17th Dec 2019 @ 12:53pm

This morning, the children took part in our annual Christmas Carol Service. The Year 3 children played their nativity parts very well and thoroughly enjoyed retelling the Christmas story. The choir sounded wonderful and it was lovely to hear the congregational hymns sung by all. Well done to all the children and we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Disco , by Miss Booth

Date: 16th Dec 2019 @ 4:09pm

The children has a great day on Friday, meeting Father Christmas! Some of them also partied the afternoon away at the Christmas Disco! 

Christingle Service, by Mrs Edwards

Date: 11th Dec 2019 @ 1:43pm

On Tuesday 10th December 2019, the children at Woodcocks' Well took part in a wonderful Christingle service at St. Luke's Church. The children all created their own Christingle on Monday and were taught about the significance of the different elements of the Christingle. We had a lovely service led by Reverend Phillip followed by the lighting of the Christingles for the whole school. There was a lovely atmosphere when the lights were turned off in a moment of reflection with only the candles burning. The service was ended with the children and congregation singing 'Shine Jesus Shine' which was very fitting for the event! It was a fantastic service and enjoyed by all who attended. 

Mad Science , by Miss Booth

Date: 2nd Dec 2019 @ 4:37pm

We had a very exciting assembly this morning! We welcomed ‘Turbo Tom’ from ‘Mad Science’ into school, who shared lots of exciting experiments with us all focused around the 2020 Olympic Games! 

 I think the children will agree, that this assembly was most certainly one of their favourites. There will be a ‘Mad Science’ after-school running after Christmas for the Key Stage 1 children, who should have come home with a letter today with the details of how to book on. Following on from this, there will be a club for the Key Stage 2 children. 



Christmas Choir at Lawton Manor , by Miss Booth

Date: 2nd Dec 2019 @ 4:24pm

Our wonderful choir performed some of their favourite Christmas songs to the residents of Lawton Manor this afternoon. The children performed some of the classic hymns, such as: ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ and ‘Silent Night’, which the residents were able to join in with. As well as a few ‘jazzier’ numbers, like ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Have a Holly Jolly Christmas’, 

What a wonderfully festive afternoon we have all had! 


Yoga Club, by Miss Booth

Date: 25th Nov 2019 @ 5:11pm

Our yoga club, ran by Mrs Cosgrove, is a huge hit this term. 

They had another great club on Wedesday and Mrs Cosgrove took this wonderful picture of their joint tree pose. 



Rubbish, recycling and compost. , by Miss Booth

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 1:50pm

This afternoon, children in Oak Class, Maple Class and Olive Class attended an assembly lead by Lucinda Hodges who works at Cheshire East. 

Lucinda told the children all about the way that Cheshire East and other counties, such as Staffordshire, get rid of their rubbish and how the children can really help our planet by ensuring they put the correct things into their bins at home and at school. 

Lucinda was also helped school Junior Recycling Officers, Imogen and Sienna. Imogen and Sienna have been set some challenges to help improve our school and how we get rid of items such as fruit cores, skin, leaves etc. Keep a look out to see what ideas Sienna and Imogen come up with. 

Parking Spot Check!, by Miss Booth

Date: 19th Jul 2019 @ 8:16am

It was great to see Cheshire Constabulary checking up on the safety of our roads and car parks at home time yesterday. 

Congleton in Bloom, by Miss Booth

Date: 5th Jul 2019 @ 3:49pm

Well done to Tilly, Elijah, Noah and Poppy, who all took part in the Summe Plant up Congleton Park earlier this month. 

Town Sports 2019, by Miss Darlington

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 11:43am

A huge well done to the children that took part in Town Sports this year. They were absolutely fantastic and we were all so proud of how resilient they were. Their behaviour was exceptional and they all showed amazing team spirit.

Well done to Tom Stanaway (Year 4) for winning the Silver medal for Long Jump. This was a huge achievement, particularly when we consider that all the schools in Congleton compete in this competition! Wow!

Rose Queen, by Miss Darlington

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 3:57pm

Well done to our retiring Rose Queen, Daisy A, and her attendants, for a wonderful closing ceremony. She handed over her crown beautifully to Lilah K, our new Rose Queen for 2019-2020. The attendants were also beautiful and did a wonderful job!

Also, thank you to Mrs Rowley for organising the whole event, which took a lot of time and effort!

Sports Week!, by Miss Booth

Date: 28th Jun 2019 @ 7:07am

National Sports Week 2019

Well, what a busy week we have had for National Sports Week. We were a little worried on Monday that the weather might ruin all of our plans, but luckily the sunshine turned up and we've had a wonderful week. 

This year’s sports week focus was '5 Ways to Wellbeing' and each of these 5 ways have been focused on in a different way across the school. 

Monday was all about being activeand year 1, 2, 3 and 4 children were certainly active on Monday morning. The children all took part in a rugby session, lead by Dan Robinson from Congleton Rovers Club. They learnt some of the skills for playing tag rugby and were well and truly worn out by the end of their session. By the smiles on their faces, learning this new sport was a hit! Dan is joining us again next week to give year 5 and 6 the opportunity to work with him too. 

On Tuesday we connected with Castle Primary School and played in a friendly match against them at their school. The game was tough but our team played really well and didn't give up, showing perseverance and resilience throughout. A special well done to both Sadie, who did some amazing saves in the goal, and to Luke for keeping the spirits of his team up when things got tough. 

Wednesday was all about giving back and some of year 6 children did just this on Wednesday afternoon by getting our little ones moving. Mackenzie, Luke, Abi and Haydn spent the afternoon on our sports field running obstacle course and races for Acorns and Olive Class. Judging by the laughter and cheering I could hear, I would say the children had a brilliant afternoon. 

This year we haven't just focused on being physically fit and healthy but also about how we keep our mental health fighting fit too and this is a topic we talk about lots in school. So on Thursday we took notice through yoga of what our minds were telling us and each class took part in a yoga session, run by Mrs Cosgrove.

During the afternoon, Bee Active got Oak and Maple class busy again with a netball and dodgeball tournament! 

Which leads us to Friday - LearnOver the course of the week, the children have been learning about different sports personalities, including; Richard Whitehead MBE, The Brownlee Brothers and Dan Sturridge. They have not only learnt about their sporting achievements but also about what characteristics they hold to have lead them to these successes. We have talked lots about those two words, perseverance and resilience and how each of us have these skills we just have to dig deep to find them sometimes. 

A very busy and enjoyable week! 

We took lots of photos and these can be seen below as well as on your Class Dojo pages. 

Read4Good, by Miss Booth

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 2:34pm

You might remember, back in the spring term, we ran a Readathon to raise money for a charity called Read 4 Good. The chairty raises money to buy new books for children in hospitals. This is due to the fact that used books cannot be donated to hospitals, due to the risk of infection. 

Lots of children took part and we raised an amazing amount of £304.10! This money will now be donated to local hosiptals to buy some amazing new books! 

Well done everyone who took part! 

Juvenile Arthritis Day , by Miss Booth

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 11:44am

We have had a lovely day in school today, supporting 'Wear Purple for Juvvenile Arthritis Day'. 

Our campaign was organised by Theo, who was diagnosed with JA when he was seven years old. Theo lead our whole-school assembly this morning and educated not only the children but the staff too on just what JA is and his own experiences with this. We are all very proud of the way Theo manages JA and also how he has encourgaed his whole school to support him in his quest to raising money for a brilliant campaign. 

Well done Theo and a huge well done to all of the children who wore purple today and donated. 

Drama Presentation , by Miss Booth

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 2:32pm

What a lovely morning we had at school today. We started our morning with singing assembly in the hall, however this was no normal singing assembly. As a treat for the children, after they had worked so very hard on their Easter performance, we sang some of our favourite 'Friday Feelings' songs and had a kittle boogie! Even Mrs Massen joined in! 

This excitement was followed by Maple and Oak Class children sharing their drama performances with the rest of the school and some of the parents. It was so wonderful to see a range of poems being performend in lots of different ways with lots of expression and actions. 

The children who have attended drama club also showed us the poems they have been working on, including a littler surprise for Ms Warrilow in the form of an acrositc poem, written by themselves! 


Drama Presentation , by Miss Booth

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 2:32pm

A visit from a Roman Soldier , by Miss Booth

Date: 3rd Apr 2019 @ 12:59pm

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