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 […]

KS2 Science Day!

KS2 Science day!

Many thanks to Mrs Hall from John Kyrle High School for working with our Key Stage 2 children and organising a range of activities. The children had […]

Aspirations Week-keep an eye on this page for more photos added throughout the week













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Sports competition

Well done to our KS2 team for competing  and coming 2nd place out of 10 local primary schools. They were a pleasure to take, worked together well and staff were […]

PTFA Easter Egg Hunt

Thank you so much to everyone for organising the lovely Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. It was great to see so many families and a pleasure to be able to […]

Warwick Castle Trip KS2


World Book Day

We really enjoyed seeing all the wonderful book character characters and sharing our love of reading. Here are some photos:

Parents’ guides to social media privacy settings and tools

If you allow your child access to social media, please ensure you know how to keep them safe with privacy settings. (Click on READ MORE to activate the links)

Snapchat […]

Internet safety week-raising awareness and keeping safe

This week, all classes have been refreshing their internet safety knowledge. On Thursday, Mark from Konflux Theatre came to do workshops with Y1 to Y4 children. Children learned more about cyber bullying; […]

Farewell and hello!

This week we have said goodbye and thank you to Kay, who has been cooking lunches with Moira during Linzi's leave. We welcome Linzi back and promise to help her […]

Meerkat Mail-fabulous writing from year one and two children

Fallow Deer class have been writing wonderful postcards and travel reports based on 'Meerkat' Mail by Emily Gravett. Well done everyone!

Cross-country competition

Well done to Oscar, Josie, Keira and Scott for taking part in the inter-schools race. With about 50 boys and 50 girls taking part you did very well, finishing in […]

PTFA New Year disco details

Please click Read More to activate this link:

Disco poster


Dance Awards!

Well done to everyone in Dance Club for their achievements. Sue presented rosettes and medals in a special assembly on Wednesday and we are all very proud of you!

KNex-promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Mo from STEM Works arrived with boxes and boxes of KNex today, ready for a KNex Challenge with our Y5 and Y6 children. Our growth mindset work on being happy […]


Little Dormice, Dormice and Fallow Deer children (pre-school to Y2) have had a special visitor today, leading Tatty Bumpkin yoga and story telling sessions. The children have used their great […]

Christmas dinner!

Thank you to our wonderful lunch time staff for their care and for helping the children have a lovely dinner. Mmm- Kay did lovely turkey and stuffing baguettes for the […]

Little Dormice and Dormice party

Thank you for sending in party food-the children had a lovely time! Everyone is looking forward to the Winter Wonderland walk tomorrow 9-10am.

The path leading to school is clear, could parents please drop children off at the top, staff will be available to assist.

Football sessions

Many thanks to Mr Norman from the Football Association for coming in to do skills sessions with the children. We look forward to seeing him again in the summer term.

Shoe Box Appeal

Christmas Fayre photos

Thanks again for everyone's help and support of the Christmas Fayre. It was a lovely community event and we all really enjoyed seeing so many families. The P.T.F.A. raised £560 […]

Home-school communication

Home-school communication is really important, so please tell us if we are not being clear enough about something. Equally, please contact us straight away if you have any queries so […]

Book Fayre books

Great news! For every book that was bought at the book fayre during Parents' Evenings, school receives free books. We always choose wisely and thought you may like to see […]

Bonfire Night safety assembly

We are very grateful to Mr Hale, our visitor from the fire service, who came into assembly last Friday to remind us all about how to stay safe at Bonfire Night […]

Christmas Performance Dates

Please click on Read More to activate this link:

Christmas performance timetable

Shelter Building

KS2's topic called 'Extreme Survival' has involved brilliant team work as the children worked together to build shelters in our local wood. Good co-operation, communication and problem solving was needed […]

My Maths

My Maths is a great resource to practice maths whilst having fun playing games. EVERYONE can achieve at maths-it just needs practice, practice, practice.

Your child can practice at home […]

Harvest Festival

Thank again for sending in and buying produce! The children sang brilliantly and we really enjoyed inviting you in to share our festival of thanksgiving. I am very proud of […]


Parents are welcome to come and see the full set of PGL photos at the end of the open morning on Thurs 5th Oct (11:30-12:15). Sorry , we cannot give […]

Harvest Festival

Click on 'Read more' to activate the link for the Harvest Festival details.

Harvest Festival

What are your dreams for the future?

BFG's Dream Jars

Year three and four children have been thinking about our aspirations week and about what they would like to do in the future. The BFG has caught […]

Summer Reading Challenge

Our avid readers have been busy enjoying a range of books this summer and lots of children took part in the library summer reading challenge. Children read six books or […]

Celebrating dancing success!

We held a special assembly on Friday 30th June to celebrate with our fabulous dancers, as they have been working towards awards. Well done all the children for their determination […]

What do parents, staff and children think about our school?

Click on READ MORE, then click on the link to find out what parents, staff and children think about our school.Feedback from parents, staff and children April 2017

Our beautiful mosaic!

On Friday 23rd June, we all gathered on the yard to see the grand 'unveiling' of our beautiful mosaic! The mosaic has been put on the hut wall so that […]

Aspirations Week

Aspirations Week!

Aspirations Week was wonderful because so many people visited to tell the children about their work and hobbies. They explained how important education has been to them and […]

Old Scholar’s Photographic Exhibition

On Saturday 10th June, visitors were welcomed to school to see the photographic exhibition, which records school events  from the early 1900s. The exhibition was put up on Thursday, so […]

Term dates 2017-18

Please see 2017-18 dates and note new end of Term 2 and beginning of Term 3 dates, to be in line with a local secondary school.  An inset date has […]

Childcare Choices

Click on the link below to find lots of information about tax free childcare. Click Read More to activate the link.

Childcare Choices

Road Safety at Brownies

What a fantastic opportunity-road safety sessions at Brownies! Well done everyone. Keep safe near those roads!

Y3 and Y4 trip to Hartpury College

Y3 and Y4 were invited to a session all about Veterinary Science as part of science week, so went along to see lots of animals and learn about how they […]

Apply for funding

Click the link below to find out how to apply for extra funding. For each child registered, school receives extra funding even if your child doesn't order school meals. This […]



World Book Day!

Wow! Thank you to parents, children and staff for their great efforts with costumes to celebrate amazing book characters and share our love of reading. Well done all and we […]

Skillzone trip Y5 and Y6

Here are some photographs to show the range of activities the children took part in. They learned about safety in parks, on buses, near electricity sub-stations and building sites. They […]

Maths week activities

All classes did lovely creative maths activities during maths week, including a treasure hunt; Mondrian and Paul Clee art work; playdough fractions; using maths in PE and many more. Here […]