As part of the alternative provision that is available through Woodlands school, pupils are able to
Friday June 29th, 2018, 12:11 pm
As part of the alternative provision that is available through Woodlands school, pupils are able to engage with a number of rural skills provisions located around Shropshire, in particular Red George Animal and Land-base Studies have supported numerous Woodlands pupils. An ongoing project has been taking place there over the past 2 years as Liz explains; “a local boy in the village popped his head over my gate one day several years ago. He was interested in the chickens and asked me lots of questions. He became a regular visitor, coming to see our chickens and to collect eggs/hens from me. He was a lovely young boy and as he grew up became one of your pupils at Woodlands School”.
This pupil was Liam Lutner who sadly passed away in September 2015, Woodlands pupils past and present, along with young people local to Market Drayton who knew Liam have all enjoyed contributing to the building of a chicken house as a memorial to him. Liz added “it felt like an appropriate memorial to him given his interest in the farm”. Liam is greatly missed among staff at Woodlands and is still regularly talked about with fond memories.
Glyn Thomas – Pastoral Assistant
Wednesday April 4th, 2018, 10:24 am
Everytime I check pupils data, or peek into a classroom during reading time, I am the proudest teacher! Pupils have now been reading at the start of the day for 25 minutes since September 2017. The school is so peaceful and all pupils are thoroughly engaged in their books, whilst staff support by helping read aloud or by modelling good practice.
We have now been doing our termly awards for over a year and they’re the best thing about the end of term! Today pupils were really lucky as we had England Rugby legend Johnny Wilkinson in, who got to see how hard pupils work in improving their reading on a daily basis.
Well done to all pupils and staff!
Hannah- Core Faculty Leader
Most Words Read:
Most Books Read:
Awesome Attitude to Reading:
Reluctant to Engaged Readers:
Callum Van Hoof
Most Improved Progress:
Best Reading Group:
T3- 90.4% pass rate.
Zoe Glover, Josh Stone, Cain Moore, Ben Griffiths
Reader of the Year:
Best Staff Readers:
Monday March 12th, 2018, 9:26 am
Acorns Oswestry celebrated St David’s Day a little late! Our planned assembly did not take place because of the snow so we learnt about St David’s life and works today. Our activities included a word search and making cardboard daffodils. They were quite tricky to make but as can be see the crafted versions are quite realistic even when compared with the jars of the real thing. We also enjoyed buttered bara brith (spiced bread) a traditional Welsh delicacy.
Friday March 9th, 2018, 11:03 am
At Acorns Oswestry our lower KS2 class have been reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Having originally planned to create a small model each, we developed our ideas as a class to create an Iron Man that towers over our pupil population!
Tuesday February 13th, 2018, 4:19 pm
“Acorns Oswestry Pupils continue to engage fully with Accelerated Reader- the completion of quizzes has become quite competitive and pupils are keen to ensure they score as high as possible. We have had a further supply of books recently from Laburnum House and pupils are enjoying reading an ever-widening range of book titles. It was heartening today in assembly to have volunteers happy to read out in front of the rest of the school. They are becoming confident, capable readers. We are very proud of our Acorns pupils at Oswestry” – Claire McGuiness
Tuesday February 13th, 2018, 11:07 am
Last Wednesday we had a visit from Charlie Adlard! The illustrator for the popular comic book series The Walking Dead!
Charlie gave students a master class on comic book drawings, held a Q&A session and drew up storyboards. Woodlands pupils really enjoyed the day and even took home signed drawings
A massive thank you to Charlie for spending time with us and help inspiring our pupils to continue to do great reading progress.
Friday December 15th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Another successful year here at Woodlands. We would like to wish a very merry christmas and happy new year to all our pupils, staff, governors and everyone that has worked with us!
Pupils have been studying ‘Investigate, Design, Make and Evaluate’ in their Cooking and Nutrition lessons, the theme was Christmas Cakes. This was also an opportunity for them to take part in a competition that was judged by Sgt Kat Brangan of the 1 R Irish pictured with Max Hayward aged 11 years certificates and prizes were presented after the Christmas Meal.
Monday July 3rd, 2017, 2:06 pm
Woodlands had the pleasure of meeting Jonny Wilkinson today as he travelled up to meet our pupils. Jonny, a former Rugby Union player who represented England, winning the 2003 World Cup is offering his help here as a mentor to the pupils, organised though Laura Taylor of Oxford University
A massive thankyou to Jonny for taking the time out to see us here at Woodlands and we look forward to further visits.
Wednesday June 28th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Please click the link below for the Summer 2017 edition of ‘All In’ which is an activity programme designed for children and young people living in Shropshire who have a disability or additional need.
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017, 3:01 pm
Here are the Accelerated Reader awards for April 2017 – Well done guys!
- Most words read this term
Dan Lace, Owen Griffiths, Joshua Marsh, Demi Davies, Ben Griffiths, Roman Brown
- Most books read this term
Thomas Hughes, James Davies, Callum Van Hoof, Reilly Hayward, Shannon Hardy
- Most improved readers
Daisy Fraser, Ellie Millington, Harry Watton, Curtis Thomas, Reece Hall
- Reading group of the term
T1: Paul Crofts, Callum Roberts, Kaylee Netich, Zoe Glover, Kameron Harrison, Archie Winter, Rhys Roberts, Finlay Williams
- Reader of the term