Parents' Area

Prospectus 2014/15

Please feel free to take a look at our prospectus. However, be aware that it is a large document and may take a little time to download.

Prospectus 2016/17

Teaching Policies

Here are some of our teaching policies that you may wish to download:

Curriculum Policy

English Policy

Maths Policy

PE Policy

Ofsted Report

All of our previous Ofsted Reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Or you can download a copy of our latest Ofsted Report 2014 should you prefer.


Parentview

Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at Parentview.


Admissions

The process of admissions to school is handled by Sheffield City Council Pupil Admission Service and not via the school directly. They will be able to provide you with details regarding places in each year group and details of how to apply.

The process for application to Foundation Stage 2 for September 2016 will open in the Autumn Term 2015.

Should you require any further information please contact Sheffield City Council Pupil Admission Service on 0114 2735766


Visiting the School

Any prospective parents or pupils are welcome to visit our school.

Please contact our main reception on 0114 2399167 in order to book a mutually agreeable time.


KS2 Results at Woodthorpe

Key Stage 2 Pupil Outcomes 2016
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading in school. 69% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in reading nationally. 67%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in writing in school. 80% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in writing nationally. 74%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in maths in school. 57% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in maths nationally. 70%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in reading in school. 4% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in reading nationally. 19%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in writing in school. 6% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in writing nationally. 15%
Average scaled score in reading - school. 102.7 Average scaled score in reading - national. 102.6
Average scaled score in maths - school. 100.3 Average scaled score in maths - national. 103.0
Average progress of children between KS1 and KS2. Reading - 1.1 Writing - 0.3 Maths - 3.3

DfE Performance Tables

The DfE Performance Tables can be viewed on the Department for Education website.


Newsletters 2016/17

In case you missed them, here are our most recent newsletters that you may wish to download:

Letter - Re: Attendance & the Law - 02 May 2017

Newsletter - March / April 2017

Newsletter - January 2017

Newsletter - November 2016

Newsletter - September 2016


Autism Support Line

Sheffield Education Autism Team run a Support Line for Parents, Carers and Professionals.

It is available Monday to Thursday 1.00pm to 4.00pm (term time).

The telephone number is: 0114 2736567

The Sheffield Education Autism Team Support Line poster is available to download.


Home Learning

We know as parents and carers you are keen to support your children with their learning. The 'Home Learning' booklets below are to help you with this.

Remember - Phase 1 applies to children in FS1, 2 and Year1, Phase 2 is for Years 2 and 3 and Phase 3 is for children in Y4, 5 and 6.

They have a number of tips and ideas of things you can do, but don't forget if you want to discuss anything further, your child's teacher would be happy to help!!

Home Learning - Phase 1

Home Learning - Phase 2

Home Learning - Phase 3


Parent/Carer Permission

We are in the process of developing our curriculum. As part of this process, all classes will be exploring ways of enriching the experiences for your children. We will therefore, be going out of the classroom to learn as well as giving your children different experiences.

Throughout the year these may include food tasting, looking around the local area without using the busy roads, and taking video and photographs to display around school, put on our website and possibly in the media. As your child may go out please make sure they have a waterproof coat in school at all times and sensible footwear.

If you have not already done so, please complete the permission slip to enable your child to take part.


Term Dates / School Holidays

Academic Year 2016/2017

Term Name and Holiday From To
Autumn Half Term 1 Thursday 1 September 2016 Friday 21 October 2016
October Half Term Holiday Monday 24 October 2016 Friday 28 October 2016
Autumn Half Term 2 Monday 31 October 2016 Friday 16 December 2016
Christmas Holiday Monday 19 December 2016 Monday 2 January 2017
Spring Half Term 1 Tuesday 3 January 2017 Friday 17 February 2017
February Half Term Holiday Monday 20 February 2017 Friday 24 February 2017
Spring Half Term 2 Monday 27 February 2017 Friday 7 April 2017
Easter Holiday Monday 10 April 2017 Friday 21 April 2017
Summer Half Term 1 Monday 24 April 2017 Friday 26 May 2017
May Day Monday 1 May 2017  
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 Friday 2 June 2017
Summer Half Term 2 Monday 5 June 2017 Friday 21 July 2017

NB - these dates DO NOT INCLUDE the 5 INSET days when school will be closed to pupils.

Alternatively, the 2016/17 Term Dates are available to download. Please note: this download does not include INSET days.

The 2017/18 Term Dates are also available to download. Please note: this download includes INSET days (highlighted in blue). The blue dates are the school inset days and pupils do not attend.

Absence during term time

The law says that parents do not have the right to take their child out of school for holidays during term time.

If the school determines that there are exceptional circumstances, the Headteacher can give permission for parents to take their child out of school for up to 10 days in a school year as long as this is not during examination weeks, during the first 2 weeks in September, or that their attendance is not below 90% and unauthorised absences are not 20% or more.

If you feel there are exceptional circumstances please fill in the Leave of Absence Form and return it to the School Office. The head teacher will then consider your request and inform you, via the tear off slip, if time off has been granted. If permission has not been granted and the child is taken out of school anyway the absence will be recorded as unauthorised leave.

Taking unauthorised term time holidays may make you liable for a £50 Penalty Notice if paid within 28 days of receipt of the notice, rising to £100 if paid after the 28 days but within 42 days. If the penalty is not paid in full before the 42 day period, Sheffield City Council will prosecute.

Family Learning

Family Learning Programme 2015/16

We are delighted to tell you that there is going to be a full and exciting programme of family learning for this school year.

The courses will run throughout the year and will vary in length and content so there should be something for everyone.


Our programme for 2015/16 will include;

  • Discover Coding - 16.09.2015
  • Letters & Sounds Together - 03.11.2015
  • CBeebies Family Fun - 06.01.2016
  • Woodland Play - 17.02.2016
  • Reading Matters - 06.04.2016

If you are interested in any of the above courses, please contact Miss Rowland (Y2).

Letters & Sounds Together - 03.11.2015

If you have a child in FS1 or FS2 and would like to find out how you can help with...

~ early reading and writing

~ phonics

~ sharing and reading books

~ learning key words

Then come along on Tuesday 3rd November 9am - 11am


2015/16 Flower Arranging Course

Have fun and relax whilst creating wonderful arrangements for all kinds of special occasions.

Friday mornings 9am - 11am.

To find out more, or to register for this course please contact:-

Glynis Allison or Linda Rowland


Or come along any Friday and see what it's all about !!


Being Safe Online

E-safety Guidance & CEOP

Staff at Woodthorpe Community Primary are committed to teaching our pupils about internet safety and being responsible internet users.

As part of the National Crime Agency, CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) gives great advice to parents and children about staying safe online.

Their dedicated website, Think You Know, allows worries about online activity to be explored and their 'Click CEOP' button can be used to report concerns.


Children may also find the following websites useful:

ThinkUknow

Childnet

Chatdanger

CBBC Stay Safe

Parent Support

For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:

Department for Education website

Parents:Directgov website