Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Year 6 Play - Into the Woods

Well done to Year 6 who were brilliant in their end of year production of ‘Into the Woods’, singing and dancing superbly through all the musical numbers. Their acting was equally impressive. As a year group they have worked so well in rehearsals and it was lovely to end with a great ensemble production showing their many talents. The Year 6 team and myself thoroughly enjoyed working with them on the show.

Thank you to all those parents and family members who came and watched, and for the wonderful reception you gave the children. They made us all very proud! We wish them the very best of luck in the future.

Wood End will miss them!



 Welcome back for your final half-term at Wood End! Thank you so much for all being fantastic on our Isle of Wight trip. Below is a document containing information about this year's speech cup - the final will be held on Wednesday 10th July. As always, if you have any questions at all, please speak to your class teacher.  


Speech Cup 2019

Philippe Petit DT project


  Reading information

In Year Six, we encourage independent readers and the expectation is that pupils read every day. It is your child's responsibility to choose either a book from home or the classroom to have in school. We recommend that they choose a variety of genre. They are required to record the details in a class reading folder which is periodically checked to ensure that their choices are both suitable and challenging. We will be assessing all of the children over the next few weeks to ensure that they are reading at a suitable level. 



Set 1          Set 7        Set 13 

Set 2          Set 8        Set 14

Set 3          Set 9        Set 15

Set 4          Set 10

Set 5          Set 11

Set 6          Set 12

 Useful Websites

    rockstars     Practice your Times Tables with Rock Stars log-on link
Active Learn Abacus Active Learn to support maths learning at home

   Log-ons for both the above sites will be given to the children by the teacher.

Code Club Visit to Canary Wharf - Friday 28th June 2019
The Year 6 Code Club had a very enjoyable trip to the Morgan Stanley building in Canary Wharf last Friday 28th June. They had a tour of the workplace, including a trip to the trading floo; presentations on how the organisation works, and a visit to the lecture hall where graduate and training sessions are held and global presentations given. They got a chance to show what it would feel like performing and presenting - they loved it !

They also learnt how coding and computing is an integral part of modern banking. The children were a credit to Wood End and thoroughly enjoyed their day. Our thanks to Mr Sargison (who arranged for us to visit), and Mr and Mrs Middleton and Mr Wilton for their time each Friday to run the club.

Crucial Crew - Tuesday 19th and 21st March

On Tuesday and Thursday Year Six children visited St. Albans Fire Station for their 'Crucial Crew' workshop - an innovative and interactive way of delivering personal and safety education messages to 10-11 year old children. Throughout the morning, the children were encouraged to model good behaviour and citizenship through active participation in a range of life scenarios, including First Aid, Rail Safety, Drugs and many other areas.

Mexicolore Workshop - Wednesday 23rd January

Year Six began their study of the Mayan civilisation with a highly enjoyable visit from 'Mexicolore'. The company used music, dance, drama, costumes, artefacts and crafts to bring Mexican history and culture alive for all the children. Thank you to the PTA for funding this event.

Distractions Workshop - Thursday 17th January

Many road traffic incidents are the result of a distraction. Often these distractions are brought about by the use of mobile phones or earphones when out near the roads. These dangers are simulated and demonstrated by walking around a set obstacle course whilst texting or using a portable music player to show how basic tasks can be made much more difficult by such distractions. Thank you to the ‘Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team’ for visiting our school to provide this valuable workshop for our Year 6 Children.

Year 6 Visit to RAF Hendon
On Wednesday Year Six dressed as evacuees and visited RAF Hendon where they travelled back in time to November 1940, when the Blitz was at its peak. They met a strict and knowledgeable Air Raid Warden, braved an air raid and dressed in authentic World War Two RAF uniforms. It was a fantastic trip and all the children came away with an enhanced understanding of Britain's role during this significant period of our history.