We are delighted that Jeremy Wyld has been appointed as Headmaster from September 2019. Jeremy is currently Deputy Head at Holmewood House School in Kent and was previously a Boarding Housemaster and teacher of French at Sevenoaks School. He will be moving to Woodhall with his wife, Niki and family in August
Nine pupils are celebrating after gaining another bumper crop of scholarships to their future schools. James P – CB Fry to Repton (2020) Pippa S – Sport to Oundle Ava W – Sport to Ryde William H – Sport to Oakham Jake W – Sport to Lincoln Minster Harry S – Sport to Lincoln Minster Gabriel S – Drama to Lincoln Minster Jack C – Music to Oakham & Lincoln Minster Lorenzo F – Music to Repton & Lincoln Minster
A group of Y8 pupils travelled to RAF Scampton to take part in the Young Engineers Robotics Challenge. Over the day they had to use Lego Robotics to solve a range of challenges. The pupils also got to use virtual reality equipment, sit in a Red Arrow simulator, watch the RAF bomb disposal robots and then they had a fly past from the Red Arrows. At the end of the day they won the award for the best robot design.
Visible Learning on the World Stage
We are celebrating after being named as the first independent school in the UK to become a Level 2 Visible Learningplus Partner School. In fact we are one of only four schools in the UK who has reached this level. In addition Mr Sinnott and Miss Hainsworth ran a delegates' session entitled “Implementing Visible Learning at School Level” at the Visible Learning World Conference in Edinburgh. As dedication to the cause, Miss Hainsworth had her nails specially painted.
Four Y8 pupils have taken part in the national CyberFirst Girls competition. The team, comprising Caitlin, Georgina, Pippa and Ava, answered questions on Networking, Logic & Coding, Cyber Security and Cryptography. Having completed the competition the four girls are now eligible to go on a free four day residential course to inspire them further and develop their cyber security skills.
World Book Day
A very excited Y4 visited Cadbury World to learn more about the Mayan Civilisation and, of course, to eat chocolate! The children learned interesting facts about the Mayan people and gained an understanding of how important the cocoa bean was to their society. They also received a bar of chocolate or two for the way home!
Polar Bear World
Y1 had a super trip to the Maritime Museum in Hull to look for a polar bear. They all climbed in a boat and rowed north towards the Arctic into a room full of whales. After this they climbed up a mountain and discussed what Polar bears’ favourite food might be. As Year 1 made their way down the other side of the mountain with magnifying glasses and torches, they spotted something two metres long and weighing 100 stone… Eric the Polar bear!
Food Glorious Food
This term’s topic for Reception has been "Food, glorious food". The children have had great fun learning all about where food comes from and tasting lots of different food on a number of related trips. First up was Something Fishy in Tattershall, followed by Fairburn Eggs, then a tasty trip to Italian restaurant, Zucci’s and finally a visit to Woodhall Co-op.
Both the 4x1 Medley and 4x1 Freestlye relay teams qualified in style for the Nationals Finals in June. Harry, Aurora, Will and Helena swam the freestyle relay in an impressive time of 1.07.93. Annabel swapped with William to swim alongside Harry, Aurora and Helena in the 4x1 Medley which saw us not only qualify with the fastest small schools time but achieve the 3rd fastest time of the evening.
The term ended with a spectacular, whole school Colour Dash. All pupils, accompanied by family members and friends, ran either the 1k or 3k course whilst being blasted with neon colour throughout. The charity run raised funds for the Toghill Ward at Nottingham Hospital, who have treated Mme Brabant over the last few months, and once all the sponsorship money is in we will let you know the total.