This week Woodies Early Learners celebrated Christmas with a visit from Santa, we made Christmas decorations, sang Christmas Carols and finished with a lovely seasonal buffet.

Woodies Early Learners will start back in the new year on Wednesday 8th January.

Merry Christmas from everyone at Woodies Early Learners.


After a successful Aldi sticker collection we have decided to enter The Sun ‘Books For Schools’ promotion.

The Sun is offering primary schools the chance to claim a set of free Collins Big Cat books for schools worth over £600. Each school must collect 3,500 tokens which are printed in The Sun every day from Saturday, November 23 2019 – Saturday, January 18 2020. The token collect period to collect 3,500 tokens is from Saturday, November 23 – Saturday, January 18, 2020.

A full list of the books can be viewed online at collins.co.uk/TheSunfreebooksforschools.

If you purchase The Sun newspaper please keep the tokens and send them into school.

Thank you for your support.




A message form our Junior Road Safety Officers:

Come and join Robin (Woodlands Road Safety Officer), Corrinna and Sian in Telford Town Park this half term for lots of fun on bikes.

We’ll be holding learn to ride sessions and Bikeability and you can even have your own one to one coaching if you want.

 You can book here:



The Road Safety Team run a number of exciting cycling activities. The activities offer people of all ages the opportunity to take part in a range of cycling activities and rides, whilst having fun and making new friends!

Pre-booking is essential for all our courses, please use our online form to book and pay for your place.

Make a booking and payment

If you have any questions about our cycling activities please call the Road Safety team on 01952 384691 or email roadsafety@telford.gov.uk.

Learn to Ride

Venue: Telford Bike Hub, Telford Town Park, next to the Visitor Centre
Age: 4+
Price: £5 per 1 hour session

It’s time to say goodbye to stabilisers. The Learn to Ride sessions are here to help! During the session children will learn skills and techniques to help them improve balance and co-ordination. Parents must stay for the session and it’s a great opportunity to get some extra tips and guidance to support your child in learning to ride.

Pre-booking is essential.

Children can be booked onto more than one session per day. On average children can require three sessions to master the art of riding.

Dates and times:

  • Monday 28 October – 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm
  • Tuesday 29 October – 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday 30 October – 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm
  • Thursday 31 October – 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm
  • Friday 1 November – 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm


In less than 4 weeks you have all helped to collect 300 stickers. Amazing!

Woodlands will now receive a sports kit and we will be entered into the £20,000 draw.

To increase our chances of winning the £20,000 we would like to complete a second poster, as we still have up until Sunday 3rd November.  So please continue to send the Aldi stickers to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you

Do you shop at Aldi’s?


The School Council and Mrs Bailey will be organising the collection.

All stickers can be handed into your child’s class teacher.

The promotion is open 6 September 2019 to 3 November 2019.

Thank you for your support


A huge thank you to all parents/carers, staff, Friends of Woodlands and children for supporting this year’s Summer Fayre.  It raised a fabulous £646.77.  A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers that give up their spare time to support the events throughout the year to help raise money for the extra-curricular activities. Your continued support is very much appreciated.


How you can get involved

There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the FOW.

Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you cannot come into school. There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.

If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Class Representative or Committee Member. Or you can simply support the AGM and give us your ideas for fundraising events. This is also the time to ask questions or voice your opinion.

If you are interested in helping us or would like to join the Friends of Woodlands please contact Lynn Bailey, School ink Support Worker on 01952 386070.  New faces are always welcome.

Thank you for all your ongoing support.





Last week children from years 4 – 6 watched a Telford and Wrekin ‘Snap Trap’ theatre presentation. It was created to raise awareness of e-safety and highlight the potential dangers of smart technology. For children, smart technology and going online is very much a part of their everyday lives and characters portray this in a relatable way. ‘The Snap Trap’ has been developed with the help of young people who have experienced the negative aspects of smart technology.