Class Dojos and reading

Class Dojos and reading

A few parents have raised concern, in support of school, over some negative comments on Facebook about Class Dojos and reading. I would like to clarify […]


Thank you all for supporting these discos and a special thanks to all PTFA and helpers! We will let you know how much money has been raised, but for now […]

Andy Lewis brings his Gold Medal to Woodside!

Many thanks to Andy, who gave an inspirational talk about his recovery from losing his right leg in a motorbike accident when he was 16; to training for triathlon races; […]

Class Dojo treat

School Council representatives asked their classes for suggestions for the Term 1 treat. This afternoon, different activities were arranged for the children to choose from. These included art, colouring sheetsand stories; […]

Lunch change Monday 31st October

Monday 31st October A meal choice will be Meaty pizza,  Tuesday 1st November  A choice meal  will be sausages and Mash.

Milestones for 4-5 year olds

Click the link to find information about what a typical 4-5 year can do. (Click on READ MORE first to activate the link)

Developmental Milestones for 4-5 year olds

Visit to Gloucester Mosque and Gloucester Cathedral

Well done to all children for their listening skills and outstanding behaviour!


A walk in the woods

Click on Read more to see some photos of the walk, which was science based and helped the children to identify different types of trees and minibeasts. It is was […]

Science and healthy eating

Science and healthy lifestyles

We have a focus in Science on healthy lifestyles and healthy eating at the moment. Caterlink, who provide our school dinners, are supporting this by doing […]

Harvest Festival

Thank you so much for sending in produce and for your donations. The villages' Over 60 committee are very grateful to receive £130 towards the Christmas dinner!

It was a […]

If you go down to the woods today…

Have a look at these next time you go for a walk. They were used for today's science-based walk. Click on Read more to activate the link.

Science walk in […]

BBC Radio Gloucestershire visit school!

Nicky and Shaun from BBC Radio Gloucestershire visited today to record children chatting about our lovely school, ready for their School Shout slot next week. Listen in Monday to Friday at […]

Art Competition in aid of Macmillan Coffee Morning

Hales in Mitcheldean are running a competition in aid of Macmillan-please see link to their poster:

Art competition for Macmillan coffee morning

Tour of Britain cycling race comes to the Forest of Dean!

We were so proud to take our KS2 children to watch the race pass through. We had great views near Beechenhurst of the cyclist coming down the hill in the […]

New topics for September!

We are starting a new set of topics from September, such as School Days, Meet the Flintstones and Extreme Survival in Years 1, 2 and 3; World Kitchen, Disaster and […]

Dog Agility

Miss Waugh told us in assembly that practice makes perfect and she explained that she has been doing dog agility for about six years. After two years, with lots of practice […]

Sports Day

Fabulous effort, determination and self-belief shown. Wonderful! Thank you to Mrs Martin and Mrs Andrews-Weaver for doing the hot dogs at lunchtime and we decided that all money raised is […]

Thursday of Olympics Week-fancy dress relay fundraiser for the liver transplant unit

Gosh the children are doing so well! Wonderful fancy dress and such enthusiasm for the relay. Many, many thanks for your support and congratulations as over £300 has been raised!

Wednesday of Olympic Week-Circus Skills!

Alan from Circus Skills was brilliant at reinforcing our messages this week about effort, practice and determination. He explained that he has been learning how to juggle with 5 balls […]

Tuesdays of Olympic Week

Progressive Sports have organised a fabulous day and children are having a brilliant time trying fencing, archery, tag rugby, athletics and Samba dancing!

Can you do something new? YES YOU […]

Viney Hill trip

A great day, trying new activities and working in teams! The children took part in geocaching, climbing and a crate tower challenge. Wow! This proved to be a great taster […]

Launch of Olympics Week-SAMBA DRUMMING!

Our school has been full of music all day! Children have had fun learning about music patterns and the culture of Brazil. They learned that learning something new is well […]

Queen’s Birthday celebrations

Children showed their lovely work in assembly and looked very colourful in red, white and blue. Luckily, the rain stayed away until after the party on the field. Thank you […]

Class organisation for Sept 2016

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Class list info

Quad Kids

Well done everyone!

Den Building!

If you go down to the woods today you're in for a real surprise!


Visiting our local Chapel

Many thanks to Mrs Tucker and all the adults who helped our children to enjoy their visits to Ruardean Hill Baptist Chapel. The children learned about Pentecost by visiting specially […]

Families Matter-May 2016

Please see latest newsletter from GCC's Families Matter. Click on Read More to activate the link.

Families Matter - May 2016

Wild Boars have been busy!

We hope you all enjoyed a rest over Easter and the Bank Holiday! After Easter, we found out about the Royal Family, particularly the Queen due to her birthday celebrations. […]

KS2 letter for summer term

KS 2 letter April 2016

Dates so far for Terms 5 and 6 2016

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DATES so far for terms 5 and 6


Easter Fun

What creative children! The morning was spent designing and making Easter hats and taking part in an Easter Egg hunt in school teams. After plenty of Easter activities, we finished […]

Little Dormice trip to Over Farm

Everyone had a lovely time! Look at these photographs!

Internet Safety play-Reception to Year 3 children

Chris from Konflux Theatre visited for the day and involved our youngsters in an interactive play to learn more about internet safety. Three characters were used to represent different elements […]

Adam’s Farm trip-Dormice and Fallow Deer

Wow! What a great trip! Our children held chicks and stroked lambs, piglets and kids! Exemplary behaviour as usual from our children and all the adults were very proud to […]

Gymnastic Competition at Lakers on Saturday 19th March

Thank you to Mrs Cotterell and Miss Shuttleworth for coaching children and helping them on Saturday at the inter-schools gymnastics competition. Well done children-it was lovely to see you taking […]

London Trip!

We had a fabulous day and the children were a credit to the school and their families. Thank you so much to all adults who went and for all their […]

Top 100 books

Not sure what books your child might enjoy?

The TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers' top 100 fiction books all […]

Beep Beep! Road Safety awareness

The children looked so colourful today and took part in activities to raise awareness of road safety. Please click on Read More and click the link to see more information.


NSPCC and Childline-Y5 and Y6 workshops

8th March 2016 Year 5 and 6 children took part in NSPCC workshops today, learning more about how to stay safe and happy. They were introduced to Buddy, who says […]

In The Net-internet safety play for year four children

We were joined by over 60 year four children from Drybrook, Ruardean C of E, Mitcheldean and Woolaston schools today! Very important internet safety messages were shared in an entertaining […]

Maths week!

A little taster of some of maths week activities! (Click on Read More first, to make the hyper links work)

Maths Week Celebration Assembly

Lots of photos to see:

Little Dormice […]

Vacancies for after school club supervisors

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After school child care club staff vacancies


We have held a school story writing competition and have chosen three finalists in each of the Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 groups. Congratulations to ALL children who entered the […]

Have a lovely holiday!

Enjoy a well-deserved rest everyone! Look out for spring flowers when you are out and about. Each class has looked after a pot of bulbs over the last few weeks, […]

Music at Woodside!

Well done to our wonderful Y3 and Y4 children as they performed their recorder pieces brilliantly in assembly for us today. We are all very impressed! Thank you to Miss […]

Internet Safety- information for parents and carers

Thank you for all your comments about our internet safety work this week. Please click below for useful information (you may need to click on Read More to activate the […]


We will be holding a school story writing competition! The first round will be judged by teachers and the second round will be judged by Mrs Davis and governors. The […]

KS1 and KS2 test information videos for parents

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KS1 test information video

KS2 test information video


Mmm looks delicious!


Meal change on Thursday 21st January

Hot dogs/veggie dogs with potato wedges or jacket potato with tuna followed by  jelly or fruit .

Skillzone Trip

Safety Matters

Our Y4 and Y5 children went to Skillzone in Gloucester on Tuesday where they learned about a range of situations and ways to keep safe. This included road […]

Christmas Dinner!

Mmm! Thank you Kate and all the staff for helping out. Merry Christmas everyone!

Snow White performance

Well done everyone!  A wonderful show again!

Little Dormice Elf visitors and Nativity photos










Mmm! Gingerbread biscuits in Fallow Deer class!


Dormice and Fallow Deer Christmas Play photos

More photos to follow!


PANTO-Jack and The Beanstalk

We had a brilliant time watching the panto by Chaplin's Pantos. It was a real treat to go up to the Village Hall too, so many thanks to the Hall […]

Santa’s Grotto Photos!

Huge thanks to Santa's helpers for this afternoon's joyous, festive fun! Mrs Martin and Mrs Andrews-Weaver did a fantastic job changing our library into a beautiful grotto, full of fairy lights […]

Latest News!

All important messages and latest news items are in the Head's Newsletters, which can be found under the Parents' Info tab.

If we have an emergency closure for snow or any other […]

Raffle Non-uniform day 30th Nov

For our annual Christmas Raffle, we ask children to bring in an item that can be added to one of the hampers (eg chocolate, biscuits, wine, bathroom products for the […]

Snow procedures

Communicating about snow closure:

If we do have to close for snow this winter, a message will be put on the website (in the past I have done this before […]

Experience Christmas!

Classes will be walking up to Ruardean Hill Baptist Chapel today and tomorrow. Many thanks to all the helpers at the Chapel who have prepared the displayed and invited us. If you […]

Children in Need

We had a lovely day and were very impressed with the children's costumes. Thank you all for supporting this! £143.50 was raised!

Back to school!

School resumes on Monday 2nd November. Please check that your child's jumpers, coats and bags are labelled.

Many thanks!

Harvest 2015

Thank you for joining us and for your donations. We gave the £125 raised to the Village Hall for the Over 60s Christmas lunch as we felt this was supporting […]

Children in Need Fri 13th Nov

Advance notice: we will be supporting this hugely on Fri 13th Nov by having a fancy dress day and discos. 'Be a Hero' is the theme, but any fancy dress will be […]

Dean Heritage Centre trip

Four Year Six children were chosen to accompany Mary Muthoni, Miss Haskett and Mrs Davis to The Dean Heritage Centre. They were joined by a group from Highnam C of […]

Our Kenya twinning exchange

Mary from Wei Primary School in Kenya is with us for 10 days! So far, the group of Kenyan visitors have visited Gloucester Cathedral, Chepstow Castle and beautiful parts of the […]

Under 5s

Click on Read More and click the link for information about a session for the care of Under 5s.

HENRY stands for Health, Eating and Nutrition for the Really Young!



Parents, please support our big emphasis on children listening first time! We are reminding the children daily through a new 'school pet' called Elefftee, our baby elephant. Elefftee stands for LFT, […]

Little Dormice

Our pre-school children are being busy little bees! Click on 'Read More' to see some photos.

Red Squirrels

Click on Read More to see some photos of Red Squirrels in a maths session.


Click on 'Read More' to see photos of Woodpecker children.

Wild Boars

Busy in maths! Click on 'Read More' to see some photos.

Fallow Deer

Look how grown up we are! Click on Read More to see some photos.

Fallow Deer Class


Dormice children have settled in so well and it is lovely to see them taking part fully in school life. Well done everybody!

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School photos on 2nd Oct

The photographer will be in on Fri 2nd Oct instead of Mon 28th Sept.


PGL trip photos

The children had a fabulous time and enjoyed the abseiling. Thank you to all the staff for looking after them! Click on 'Read More' to see some photos. More will […]

New Tablets!

A huge thank you to all families and to our PTFA friends who have raised funds over the last few years, as we have now purchased a set of six […]