Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School

Learning & Growing Together To Be The Best We Can Be

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Welcome Message

Welcome to our school and website. We hope that the site will give you a flavour of our school.  

We have included lots of useful information about the school, the classes, the curriculum and the many exciting things that we do at school. You will also see some photographs of work, displays, events and learning experiences in our school. 

We are part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust and enjoy the partnerships with other schools in the trust.  Our School's moto is: 'Learning and growing together to be the best we can be'. Also rooted in the Bible quote: 'Be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9


Our curriculum provides a broad range of opportunities. Children learn through themed topics, in which staff plan a variety of first hand experiences and use creative and imaginative teaching to make learning exciting and memorable. We have superb school grounds and enjoy learning outdoors as much as we can.  

Our children are amazing. They are polite, respectful and welcoming, and we are proud of their achievements. The staff work incredibly hard to foster positive relationships with children, parents, visitors, the community and the parish. We can achieve great things by working together as a team. We are proud to be a church school and part of Derby Diocese.  

We hope you enjoy looking at our website and find it useful. If you can not find the information you are looking for, please contact the school directly where someone will be happy to help.

Thank you for visiting.

Mr Matt Loader  (Executive Headteacher), Mr Mathew Windsor (Head of School) and the team of Staff and Governors at Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School.  


Recent Events In and Around School
Young Voices 2024 - 09.02.24
The choir have worked so hard to learn all the songs and dance moves for this year's Young Voices concert. It was an amazing night and the children representing Woodthorpe, did the School proud!
Reception Trip to The National Emergency Service Museum - 06.12.23
The children in reception, spent the day exploring the museum and learning about the people and machines that help us in an emergency!
Whole School Lantern Making - 29.11.23
To celebrate 30 years of the Bolsover Lantern Parade, Reception to Y5 made these brilliant lanterns ready for the weekend!
Year 6 Lantern Making - 15.11.23
Our Year 6 children had a workshop today provided by Junction Arts. They each got to make a very special sun/moon lantern to take home and bring to the Bolsover Lantern Parade in December.
Year 3 and 4 Futsal Tournament - 12.10.23
Our team did the School proud by beating all the other Year 3/4 teams and Y5/6 teams to take the trophy! Well done boys for adapting to a new version of Football and having the most amazing attitude and respect all day.
Year 1 and 2 Sports Morning - 18.09.23
The Year 1 and 2 children spent the morning at Graves Sports and Leisure Centre learning lots of new PE skills and playing some games. They had so much fun and had a great time meeting children from other local Schools.
Start of the New School Year - 05.09.23
We have had a brilliant first day back at School and are so happy to see lots of smiling faces! We are welcoming two new Teachers today as well - Miss Hall and Miss Hewitt.
CFCCT Sports Awards - 28.07.23
We were so pleased to attend the Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust Junior Awards today. All that children that were nominated have done their Schools proud! 
Year 6 Girls' Football Tournament - 24.06.23
Due to our Year 6 girls coming 1st in 'regional fixtures: Staveley', they qualified for the Spireites Cup. After a tough day of Football, they did amazingly well and won this competition as well! What a brilliant end to their time here at Woodthorpe.
Year 6 Leavers Hoodies - 15.06.23
We had a special celebration assembly today to award our Year 6 pupils with their School leavers hoodies. They have done amazingly well this year especially during their SATs. 
Y6 Eden Camp - 13.06.23
Our Year 6 pupils explored the Eden Camp Modern History Museum today in the sun. They learnt lots of new facts as well as solidifying their knowledge from their World Wars topic.
Bolsover Castle Trip - 06.06.23
The Year 1s and 2s had an amazing day at Bolsover Castle learning about the Kings and Queens of England. They learnt lots of new facts and had a great day!
Year 6 Visit to Sheffield Hallam University - 25.05.23
The Year 6s were invited to take part in an 'Abstraction and Distortion' workshop at the University's art department. They also enjoyed a private tour of the Students' fine art exhibition. They all had a fun and creative day - learning lots of new useful skills.
Year 2 SATs Treat - 19.05.23
We are so proud of our Year 2 children for completing their SATs week. To celebrate, they enjoyed a party and lots of cakes/buns!
Year 6 SATs Treat - 12.05.23
As a big well done for winning last term's attendance AND for being super throughout their SATs, the Year 6 pupils enjoyed a McDonalds for their dinner!
Severn Trent Assembly - 03.05.23
The whole School had a special interactive assembly today delivered by Severn Trent. The children learnt lots of useful information to help keep our environment clean and safe.
Cannon Hall Farm - 29.03.23
Children in Reception, Y3, Y4 and Y5 had an amazing visit to Cannon Hall Farm to see many different animals and their habitats. They got to feed the goats, learn about what it takes to look after so many animals and even watch a live sheep race! 
Coronation Party - 05.05.23
Friends and family joined us today for an amazing event to celebrate King Charles III's Coronation. Thankfully the rain held off and we enjoyed lots of singing, cakes and fun.
Visit to the Willows Care Home - 28.03.23
The School Council and Worship Team went down to the Willows today to sing some Easter songs to the residents. We put a big smile on their faces and gave them our Easter cards and decorations that we had made.
Easter Egg Hunt - 27.03.23
We had a surprise visitor today at School delivering lots of treats for the children! The whole School took part in an Easter egg hunt at School and had to find different Easter items. Everyone had lots of fun - especially chasing the Easter bunny every time he appeared!
Our New Friends - 13.03.23-24.03.23
The children in Class 1 have done an excellent job looking after some very special visitors over the last two weeks. All 10 eggs hatched and the chicks loved spending time with the children!
Reading Stars Stadium Tour - 10.03.2023
The children taking part in the Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust Reading Stars project were lucky enough to have a guided tour around Chesterfield's Technique Stadium. After completing some writing tasks in the morning, they got to visit the players' changing rooms, visit the trophy cabinet and even meet one of the players!
World Book Day - 02.03.2023
We all came to School dressed as our favourite book characters today. We had princesses, cowgirls, wizards, superheroes, vets, doctors and many more amazing costumes.
Valentine's Disco - 16.02.2023
To celebrate Valentine's Day, the PTFA organised Infant and Junior Discos after School for the children to attend. We saw some amazing outfits and lots of great dancing!
Sing2gether Project - 14.02.2023
The Year 3 and 4 pupils from Woodthorpe, Bolsover Juniors, Christchurch, St. Giles and Newbold have been learning a collection of songs with music teachers from the Derbyshire Music Partnership over the last few months. On Tuesday, they all came together at The Crooked Spire to perform in front of Parents/Carers and teachers. The children sounded fantastic and did their Schools proud. 
Year 1 and Year 2 RNLI Visit - 10.02.2023

We had a special visit from Tony - a Water Safety Officer for the RNLI. Tony told us about his job and important of being safe with water. We even got to dress up and look the part!

Young Voices - 10.02.2023
We took part in another Young Voices Concert this year and had an amazing time! The choir have worked so hard to learn all the songs and dance moves and enjoyed performing to the audience. If your child is interested in taking part next year, please speak to Mrs Trundell for more details.
Whole School TT Rockstars and Numbots Day - 07.02.2023
Today we had our second TT Rockstars and Numbots day (our times tables/maths programme), everyone was dressed as rock stars and robots. You all looked brilliant!
Year 3 Ukulele Concert to Parents - 31.01.2023
The Year 3 children have been learning how to play the Ukulele this term. To show off their new talents, they performed to their families in a special concert. What an amazing performance!
Class 3 and 4 Trip to the National Space Centre - 23.11.2022
To link in with their recent class topics, pupils in Year 3, 4 and 5 got the chance to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester. The children had so much fun looking at all the exhibits and learning more about space, planets and astronauts. They even saw a piece of the moon!
Year 5 and 6 Boys Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust Tournament 18.11.2022
The boys did an amazing job representing Woodthorpe at the latest Football tournament. They played so well and have done the School proud.
Science Experiments in Class 4
Class 4 have been having a very exciting week in Science looking at forces. They have been making their own parachutes to look at gravity and air resistance. They have also studied the effects of friction on difference surface types.
Remembrance Service 11.11.2022
Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Woodthorpe Memorial for our Remembrance Service this year. The children did an amazing job and did the School proud. Have a look at our amazing poppies that the children have made through a variety of different methods and materials.
Y6 Anatomy and Dissection Lesson at Netherthorpe School 09.11.2022
Our Year 6 pupils were invited to join a Netherthorpe A-Level biology lesson today, looking at the heart. The children learnt about the organ's structure and function and even got to dissect a real heart. This links in well with their recent School topic in science.
National Grid Assembly 08.11.2022
Our Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils took part in an assembly and workshops today run by The National Grid. The children received information on safety with electricity, the dangers and consequences as well as our responsibility to others. They had lots of fun and learnt many useful things.
School Disco 03.11.2022
The children had a wonderful time at the discos! We saw lots of amazing costumes and had so much fun. Thank you to our PTFA for organising the Infant and Junior parties.
Year 6 Girls Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust Tournament 14.10.2022
A massive congratulations to our Year 6 girls who finished 3rd in the tournament! The team didn't concede a single goal during all of their matches, but sadly lost out in the penalty shoot out. We are SO proud of you!




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