School Council Achievements 2016-2017
Review of Elections
Year 6 counted the Head Boy and Girl elections. We also had a vote for wearing ties.
Community Project Review
We went to the Town Council we helped with: the Neighbourhood Plan and the House competition.
School Council Award
On the 25th of May, it was Walk To School Day and whoever walked to school got to spray feet around the school. With doing so, we entered a government tournament we are currently waiting for the results.
A big thank you from Mrs Turner and Mrs Guidera for all your hard work as a school councillor. We hope you enjoyed it. We did! Have a lovely summer holiday.
Palace of Westminster
[Houses of Parliament]
On the 23rd of May 2017 Woodville’s school council were invited to the houses of parliament and have a tour around the building. We had a tour throughout the building including; Queen Victoria’s throne which is now uses as Queen Elizabeth’s robing room, the house of commons, the house of lords, Queen Elizabeth’s throne and last but not least the house of royals. We all had an amazing day and learnt a lot about parliament and how the government works. We also saw amazing paintings from the past of Queen Victoria and many other Tudors. We would like to say a huge thank you to The Houses of Parliament for letting us visit the palace and thank you for a fantastic day.
By Isabelle and Lucy
Meeting of 1st February 2017
westminster visit is confirmed for 23rd May and year 2 would like to come too.
town council visit we will be joining and asking about helping in the local community and confirming we are happy to lay a brick in the new Sainsburys.
questions are being asked from the children to ask John Whittingdale.
all the children like the pantomime.
ALL FUND RAISING AVTIVITIES COMING FROM THE CHILDREN MUST GO THROUGH SCHOOL COUNCIL.
lily Moor idea will be a fund raising for Marble in July.
next meeting 1st March
School Council meeting 03.11.16
Firstly we talked about homework. Homework will now be done on the computer on a website called My maths which is a website where your child/children will be given games to play from their teachers you will be given different homework depending on what they have been learning in the week. At this moment of time we do not have any literacy planned, sorry. Your child will be given a letter what explains more in depth and to get onto the website. We have decided our winners for for spot day competition. We have also thought about tasty tuck for the juniors we have had this in the past and we think it will good to bring back. If your child has something to say you can give Mrs Turner a note we will discuss it like a letter we have been given which said that the child did not get a say in the questionnaire on homework and we are sorry for this.
next meeting 14.12.16
School Council Election 2016
These have taken place. In the first meeting we discussed homework. We asked all the children in our classes and it was decided that homework was not a good idea as sometimes it was too hard and not what we have worked on in class. The children said it was good to have games to play on the computer. We talked about teams in KS2 and asked the children, they don't want teams except for sports day and winner rewards the children had no idea what they could have! We will revisit at the next meeting.
We talked about ties and the older children really like the idea, younger children didn't really know what they thought. A list of our councillors are on the wall in the hall. Next meeting is 2nd November where we will discuss the results of KS2 rewards.
Election of Head Boy and Head Girl
Woodville is promoting British Values.
This week in school we had our election to vote for the head boy and head girl for next academic year. The children in year 5 were given time in PSHE last Friday to make posters and promote themselves to stand as a candidate. They had to have their manifesto written ready to present on Monday in assembly. The opportunity was taken by many children and they spoke very clearly in assembly. Over 250 posters were put up and beautifully made badges given to support campaigns. All children voted on Thursday at our polling station. It was a very close battle especially the girls where the gap was one vote!
Congratulations to Lucy W and Jayden for the head girl and boy, also to Azaria and Freddie for the deputies.
Notes from the meeting 20.06.16
Election of head boy and head girl:
The votes will be cast Thursday morning, and we shall count the votes Thursday afternoon in the spare base. The results will be announced Friday mornings assembly.
Town council update:
The community project will start in September 2016.
Key stage 2 rewards:
We will revisit the team point situation in September. We've had ideas to maybe stop the team points as many people don't put them up anymore, or maybe have something else instead.
What we have done this year as school councillors:
1. Make up new ideas for team point winners.
2. We changed the school menu.
3. New markings on the playground floor.
4. A new wooden table in the infant playground.
5. We met the town council.
6. Peter Wyatt came to talk to us.
7. Looking at a community project with the town council.
8. We went to the Houses of Parliament.
9. Counting votes for head girl and boy election.
10. John Wittingdale one of the South Woodham Ferres MP spoke about British law and democracy to all the pupils in assembly.
11. We raised money for dogs trust by putting on a cake sale.
12. We raised money for children in need by running Champions of change and through a non-uniform day with competitions and another very yummy cake sale.
13. Team points will be looked at again in September or later on in the school year.
14. We are looking forward to sampling the new school menu for the next academic year.
Written by Lilly George, 6B
Visit to Westminster
On Thursday 5th May the school council went to the Houses of Parliament. We went in to watch a debate in the House of Commons and House of Lords. We learnt all about democracy in England. We learnt how laws or bills are made. We then had debates where we were MP's or Lords and Baronesses. John Whittingdale our MP came and saw us and said about his day. We went into Westminster Hall where we saw where some historical events have taken place. We stood where Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth have given speeches too. We had an amazing day, and comments were passed by the staff at Westminster about how polite and well behaved all of our school were.
The year 5's have decided to create a school magazine, but we are not sure how much to sell it for.
We were very disappointed with the playground markings, they put the wrong markings in the wrong place, and dug up the wrong things!
The deputy mayor came in on Friday and told us that we could be involved in a community project to add to the town, we had some ideas and we are sending them to the town council:
We also want to remind the children to play with they cars nicely and don't climb on the spiral bench in the infant playground.
next meeting is 20.06.16 and we will look at the rewards.
Written by Daniel year 6
We counted the money for the Dog's Trust. We raised £116.15 from the cake sale. Thank you to all the children who bought cakes in and who bought them. We discussed the playground marking and are looking forward to them being there after the holiday. We also made a list of our next projects. Caitlin in year 4 competition has also been distributed to all the children.
School Council 2015-2016
Meeting on 21st March 2016
Meeting on 25th January 2016
A very busy week for the school council.
We have been asked to help choose the style for the new website. the children selected three from the variety we had. Then we went and asked all the classes which one they would like. Results have been given to Mrs Burrell.
We made a list of what we would like to see in our shop and this has been given to Mr Page who is chair of the PTA.
Mr Whittingdale our MP is visiting school on Friday. We have come up with a list of questions to ask him.
We also briefly spoke about our visit to Westminster on 5th May 2016.
Most children love most of the dinners.
They really like the roast dinner and pizza day.
They love the fish and chip day!
All were delighted with jacket potato going on the menu.
Ketchup on every day
chocolate ice cream
tuna on a potato
ham egg and chips with baked beans
chocolate fudge cake
hot chicken wings
toad in the hole
Victoria sponge cake