Newsletter 17th March 2023

Newsletter 17th March 2023

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Newsletter 10th March 2023

3rd March 2023 Newsletter

Newsletter 3rd March 2023

Free meals for children during February 2023 half term

Free meals for Children during February half term 2023

Newsletter 17.2.23

Newsletter 17.2.23

Safer Internet Day 7th February

On line Safety tips for parents

Newsletter 10th February 2023

Newsletter 10th February 2023

Newsletter 3rd February 2023

Newsletter 3.2.23

Newsletter 27th January 2023

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Newsletter 20th January 2023

Newsletter 20th January 2023

Newsletter 13th January 2023

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Newsletter 6th January 2023

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Newsletter 16.12.22

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Newsletter 9th December 2022

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Newsletter 2nd Dec 2022

Newsletter 2nd Dec 2022

Newsletter 25.11.22

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Newsletter 18th November 2022

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Newsletter 11.11.22

Newsletter 11.11.22

Newsletter 20.10.22

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Governors letter 17.6.22

Governors letter 17.6.22

British Red Cross appeal

Please click here:

Cake sale 16.03.22

World Book Day Thurs 3rd March

Term 4 will start on Monday 28th February. The first Thursday back is World Book Day (3rd March) and children are encouraged to come to school dressed as a book […]

Update on proposal to federate

Please click here for an update on the proposal to federate with Steam Mills:

Parent letter and parent governor election (Word version)

Parent letter and parent governor election (PDF version)

Covid letter 31.01.22

Please click to see the letter:

Warn and inform 31.01.22 Woodside


Ice and snow

If the yard is too icy in the mornings, children will be directed in through the main door. Please be very careful on the pavement down from the main road […]

What do children learn at Woodside Primary School?

Click on the Curriculum tab, where you will find an overview of the school's curriculum and links to extra information.

Click on your child's class page to find out more […]

Newsletters and Celebrations News letters

All of our 'Latest News' is in our weekly newsletters. You can find these in the Parents' Info tab- click on Newsletters.

Covid case 12.11.21

Please be aware that a positive case has been reported in Dormice class. Please click this link for advice:

warn-and-inform-letter-below-threshold reception 12.11.21

Consultation about federation

Please click here for a consultation document from the Governors at Steam Mills and Woodside Primary Schools. It includes information about how you can get involved and share your views.


Clubs – November – December 2021

Please register your child  for clubs on their parent pay account.

Parent Governor vacancy

There is a vacancy for a Parent Governor on the Governing Body. The post is being advertised, as parent governors are elected by the parents of children attending our school. […]

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


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)