GCC letter to parents June 2021

Please click for a GCC letter to parents:

GCC letter to parents - 240621

Letter from Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, about schools fully opening

Click here for a letter from Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, about schools fully opening.

8th March!

We are very excited that the 8th March is now a definite date for full opening and we can't wait to welcome everyone back! Well done to all parents and […]

FAQs about remote learning

We hope you have enjoyed all the communications from school about home learning and the curriculum. Teachers have certainly enjoyed contacting you and it is brilliant that there is so much engagement […]

Teaching and Learning in Term 3 and School Places

Please see below and contact your child's teacher through the class email please or Tapestry. Zoom links will be sent to the email you contact the class teacher with.

Teaching […]


If you wish, your child can come to school tomorrow if they have an EHCP, a social worker or if you are a key worker (see definition below). Please adhere […]

News 4.01.21

School is opening to all children tomorrow, 4th Jan 2021. We fully understand if you are concerned about whether your child should attend or not and please contact us if […]

DfE letters

Further to yesterday's notification of a single positive Covid-19 case, please see the standard DfE letters that have been issued:

General letter to all school students parents guardians and staff


Positive case notification

Please see below for information, which affects our Y1/2 bubble from 14.12.20.

14.12.20 letter

New snow plan


This snow plan takes into account Covid-19 regulations, requiring bubbles to remain separate.  It will be put in place if the playground has to remain closed due […]

Track and Trace when the term has ended:

New: DfE Track and Trace information for the end of term: 

For the first 6 days after term ends, if a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), […]

Thank you for helping keep our School open!

Covid-19 parent letter

Parent Governor Nomination

We have a vacancy for a parent governor, so please click below to access the information:

Parent Governor nomination form

Dropping off and collecting

Good morning all,

Dropping off

There is a bit of congestion at the gates in the morning as the gates are opened for all to enter at a specific time […]

Support in the summer holiday

Click here for family support during the holidays:





Drop off and Collection poster with timings and entrances

Sept drop off and collection times W

Information booklet for September

Please click the link below to find out about arrangements for September.

Information Booklet about September

Home school agreement W COVID-19 V4

Info about Fallow Deer Class in Sept

Dear Parents,


Please click the link below. Thank you.

Letter 25.06.20 about Fallow Deer class in Sept

Year 6 update!

Thank you to Year 6 parents who have let us know if they would like their child to come back before the end of term. I am very pleased to […]

Letter to parents

Please click on the link for a letter:

Letter to parents 19.06.20


Dear all,
Our pre-school, reception and year one class spaces are now full but if any key workers with children in those year groups need to return to work over […]

Care Provision update

Year 2 to Year 6 parents and carers,

If you are wondering about our care provision, please click here:

Care Provision at school FAQs Woodside 5.06.20

Home school agreement

Due to the circumstances, the DfE expect schools to alter their behaviour policy. Therefore, please see the revised Home-School agreement. We do not expect you to sign and return a paper […]

Update and risk assessment

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the Government's announcement yesterday that schools can begin to open more widely from 1st June, we confirm that the arrangements in our parent booklet will […]

Care provision bookings for key worker children

Children can be booked into the care provision if a parent is a key worker, or if they have an EHCP or are vulnerable. Please book places by emailing careprovision@woodside.gloucs.sch.uk


Information booklet: Arrangements for opening to more children

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please click the link below for our information booklet. All dates are subject to change and please contact us if you have any queries.

Information booklet […]

21.05.20 update


Dear Parents,

Thank you for your patience whilst waiting for announcements of our plans to open to more children. We have ensured that all the government’s requirements are in […]

Parents’ Views


As you will be aware, the Government has announced that children in pre-school, reception, year one and year six could begin school as a phased return from 1st June. […]

Update 11.05.20

Following the Prime Minister's announcement last night, West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership (WGSP) Headteachers’ Group would like to clarify collectively that, in the short-term nothing has changed.

Our school, like those […]

Has your household income been affected by the lockdown?

If your finances have changed over the last month or so and you want to have a weekly £15 food voucher or Caterlink hamper for your child, please go to […]

Online safety

Here are some links you might find useful to help keep your child safe online whilst at home:

Online safety of children:

Internet matters- for support for parents and carers […]

Covid-19 Easter Provision

Please click for letter (click Read More if on an iphone)

Easter provision

Prostars Weekend Activity Planner

Weekend Activity Planner 1 from Prostars

Thank you to Jack and Josh for providing this weekend activity planner!

Additional Home learning activities

Well the last week has been very strange,  hasn't it? We hope you are all alright, keeping in good spirits and adjusting to a new way of life.

We uploaded […]

Scam email about free school meals

If you receive an email saying you need to give your bank details regarding free school meals, please delete it as it is a nationwide scam.

Early Years hours

If you usually apply for 30 early years hours code, you need to continue doing that apparently, as DWP need continuous records. If you have any queries please contact Mrs Phelps […]

20.03.20 update since this morning

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                             20.03.20

Thank you for the appreciation you have shown regarding the school’s work over the last week and our preparations for a very different role from Monday.



Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                            20.03.20

Further information was released during the night regarding definitions of key workers and rules around this.  Schools are awaiting further guidance from the Local Authority […]

19.03.20 Care provision information



Following the announcement about school closures, I confirm that we will close at 3pm on Friday for the foreseeable future. Information has been put on the Home Learning section of […]

Message 16.03.20

Please do not send children to school for 14 days if anyone in your household has any symptoms of the virus such as a persistent cough or temperature. You must […]

Message 15.03.20

I am writing to you with information for the coming weeks, as it stands at the moment. As I am sure you will understand, it is hard to predict what […]

Coronavirus message 13.03.20

Dear families,

We appreciate that lots of families are worried about coronavirus and so please phone us if you have any queries that we can help with. Please be reassured […]

Sports Team

Congratulations to KS2 children who took part in a Primary Sports Challenge at Hartpury recently. We are very proud of you and you represented Woodside Primary School brilliantly!


World Book Day 2020

What lovely costumes-well done everyone! We hope you had a lovely time in our parade and enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up. Reading is such an enjoyable part of our lives and […]

What a lovely letter!

We are very pleased to have received a letter from Mark Harper MP.

Please click: Congratulations letter


British Horse Society visitors

Woodpecker class had a lovely afternoon with our visitors, Des and Alan, from the British Horse Society. They talked to us about how to pass horses safely and why this […]


Trailblazers Programme

We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and […]

Hallowe’en safety

Schools have been sent this about fire safety around Hallowe'en costumes, so we are passing it on to parents. (Click on Read More to activate the link)


Residential 2019

Children and staff have arrived at the site, currently they are settling in at Kingswood and getting ready for their first activity  of the day.

Playtime Snacks

Please click to see a letter about how we are encouraging healthy playtime snacks.

Playtime snacks

Five Ways to Well-being Project

These fantastic mosaics are a lasting reminder for us all about our Five Ways to Well-being project. What a beautiful pieces of art!

These photos show the making of the […]

Our School Trip to Raglan on Wednesday 12th June will be going ahead

Wednesday's trip will be going ahead, please send children with wellingtons and waterproof clothing (spare socks)

We will be leaving at  approximately 9.20 returning for 3 pm.

Packed lunch required, […]

Social opportunities for our Children







In our assembly on Tuesday 14th May, we were joined by  dementia residents,  who attend a group in Cinderford called Cross Roads Care.  The ladies sung […]

New Parenting Support and Advice Line

Free, confidential advice for Gloucestershire families:

Parenting support and advice line poster

KS1 and KS2 statutory tests-information for parents

Please click this for information from the DfE.

Information for parents - 2019 national curriculum tests

Whole class music lessons

The violin and ukulele lessons started last week and we are very impressed with how they are going. Look at the concentration of reception of year one children! You will […]

KS2 trip to Dean Heritage Centre

Children had a wonderful day and came back to school excited to share their news! Well done to them all for their enthusiasm and great behaviour. Look out for photos […]

Well-being and care in our school community

I am delighted that following a GHLL visit on our well-being and mental health awareness work, other schools will now be sign-posted to us as an example of excellent practice. […]


Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Morgan for bringing in lambs for the children to see up close. This was a great experience for the children and the timing was […]


Please click here for information about Mini Rocket sessions over the Easter holidays.

Mini Rockets

Well-being leaders

We have launched our Positive Playtimes project and Well-being Leaders! A huge well done to Amelia, Holly, Martha and Izzy for being so friendly and organised.

The Positive Playtimes project […]

Music Assembly

Well done to all children who played their musical instruments so well for us in our special Music Assembly. We were delighted to hear the baritone horn, recorders, piano, violins […]

Midday Supervisor advert

Advert for Midday Supervisor post:   5 hours a week

We would love applications for our permanent post for a midday supervisor. This role is to promote physical activity, play and […]

Five Ways to Well-being:GIVE

Thank you for supporting Red Nose Day 2019. This is one example for GIVE; giving our time and energy to each other are just as important.

We all know that […]

Five Ways to Well-being: BE ACTIVE

Our focus on the Five Ways to Well-being is still strong! Well-being leaders will soon be trained and out and about on the yard helping other children.
Being active is […]

World Maths Day

We celebrated World Maths Day today by exploring maths in art. More photos will be added-here is a taster of the day!

Little Dormice had a wonderful time investigating pattern […]

Warmth Charity

A message from our visitors to assembly today:
Hi there!
Myself and Harry would like to let you know how much we enjoyed coming out to speak to you today! […]

World Book Day

Thank you all for your support and getting involved with costumes. Everyone had a great day! A special thanks to Mrs Pflug for being our 'official photographer'!

NSPCC Assembly – Remember to Speak out, Stay safe


What do we do make Woodside ‘special’?

We think creatively about how to enrich our provision and now have many traditions as well as new events, to keep things fun and exciting for the children.

This is […]

Musical instrument lessons!

For information, whole class musical instrument lessons for Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and Year 4 will start on Thurs 25th April for a 10 week block. Reception and Year […]

Julia Donaldson’s top tips for reading with young children

As Y1 and Y2 children have been learning through Zog and other Julia Donaldson stories, we thought this might be good to share with parents of our youngest children:

Julia […]

Y1 and Y2 trip to Beechenhurst

Children loved the trip to Beechenhurst, where they took part in the Zog trail based on Julia Donaldson's fabulous book. Y1 and Y2 have been learning about her wonderful stories […]

A popular school choice!

Due to growing popularity and our good Ofsted reports we now have more children on roll than we have ever had with appeals for places being granted regularly. We now […]

Parents’ Evenings and our curriculum

Please return your parents' evening letter asap if we haven't had it yet. It is a great opportunity to talk to your child's teacher about progress and attainment and if […]

Fun learning through drama-Konflux Theatre visit to school

Y1, 2, 3 and 4 children are in for a treat on Thurs 7th Feb! Konflux Theatre will be visiting, working with Fallow Deer and then Woodpecker class in active […]

In the event of snow…

In the event of snow…

We completely understand that not everyone will agree with the decision to shut or remain open but a lot of factors are taken into consideration […]

Family First Magazine

Click here for the online magazine.

Primary School Musical KS2 performance

We are all very proud of your confidence; your acting, singing and dancing! Well done everyone and we are so glad you enjoyed your performances! Click 'Read more' to see […]