www.larkswoodlime.london 8 May 2015 LARKSWOOD NEWS Message from the headteacher I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and efforts in supporting us with our after school collection arrangements each evening. It was lovely to meet up with so many of you and to celebrate your children's successes at our parents evening last week. In addition, your comments and feedback from seeing the new uniform on display have been really positive, useful and constructive. It has been really great to see so many of you in school trying on the jumpers for size. I would like to wish you all a very restful weekend and look forward to welcoming you back next week. Best wishes, Lynne Harrowell. Who are the Lime Trust? We have received enquiries over the last few weeks about the Lime Trust. Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to share some information in answer to the questions we’ve received. The Lime Trust is a Multi Academy Trust. This means that a number of schools can join the Trust to work together as a group of schools. The DFE may identify schools in need of support and approach the Lime Trust to provide stability and help. Larkswood Primary Academy, as a school within the Lime Trust remains a school with its own identity and local focus. One of the benefits of being part of a Trust of schools is that high cost resources can be a shared expense across many schools which often a single school could not otherwise afford. Another, is the sharing of good practice which includes, improved training for staff, greater experiences for pupils, and participation in high profile projects which schools can learn a great deal from. The Lime Trust is a registered charity and is not permitted to generate ‘profits’. All monies generated from activities and incentives initiated by the Trust are ploughed back into school environments and resources. If you have any questions with regards to the work of the Lime Trust please contact Jo Littman directly via email [email protected] THIS WEEK EYFS - Nursery are really looking forward to their Reading Stars sessions with parents and carers. YEAR 1 – Election fever has taken hold this week in year 1 who have been learning about the election. They’ve talked about what democracy is, our school council, what the government does, and why the election is special and how voting works. YEAR 2 - Will be learning about money, including the value of coins and notes. YEAR 3 - Are really looking forward to their school visit to Barking Park Lodge where they will be learning about different types of rocks. YEAR 4 - Are well prepared for their assessments next week and looking forward to the start a new a literacy unit on journalistic writing. They have really enjoyed learning, reciting and writing poems this week. YEAR 5 - The author Lou Keunzler will be visiting Year 5 to do some writing workshops. Pupils will also have the opportunity to buy a book by the author. YEAR 6 –As some of you may know our Year 6 pupils have their SATs next week. The Children will be taking exams in reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and maths. We would like to wish all our Year 6 children the very best of luck and hope they receive the recognition they deserve for all their hard work. Year 6 we’re really proud of you. Have a fun and restful weekend remembering to get a good night’s sleep before each test After School Club Changes for September 2015 Hip Hip Horray the sun is on its way! It looks like the sun will be shining next week and the temperature rising. Please can you ensure that your child brings in a sun hat and water bottle with them each day so that they can make the most of playing outside! From September 2015 Kelly’s Kidz Club (our current after school provision) will change to be an in-school club for Larkswood, this will allow us to focus the provision in line with the values of the school and ensure profits generated are re-invested to benefit pupils attending the school. We are currently working on information leaflets, timetables and its organisation which we look forward to sharing with you after half term. Important NEW Date for your Diary Please be assured that if your child currently attends the after school provision or an application has been submitted for a place after September, your child will automatically be allocated a place – if you no longer want your child to attend please just let us know. The London Borough of Waltham Forest has allocated an additional inset day to all schools in Waltham Forest. Therefore, we will be closed for pupils on Friday 3 July. We apologise for the short notice but we have only just been made aware of this. If you have any ideas or suggestions about after school care that you feel would improve our provision or offer then do let us know via email to [email protected], or drop a note into our main reception. 8 May 2015 www.larkswoodlime.london OUR PIN BOARD Bling Your Scooter DATES EVENTS, TRIPS OR THINGS TO REMEMBER 11-05-15 Year 6 SATs week 13-05-15 Class 3VL Class Assembly (14.50) 15-05-15 Year 5 Author Lou Keunzler visits 19-05-15 Year 5 Trip to Epping Forest Centre Year 1 Trip to Paradise Wildlife Park Year 3 (NB &JM) Trip to City Airport 22-05-15 BREAK UP FOR HALF TERM 03-07-15 PLEASE NOTE: Additional Inset Day - School Closed Sports Update: Monday Basket Ball Training: Our Basketball training before school on Monday (11 May) is cancelled for next week only, as our year 6 Pupils will be using the hall for their special breakfast club. Special Congratulations! We would just like to say a special well done to Dawson, (3NB) who has signed an academy football contract with Tottenham Hotspur . He will be paraded around White Hart Lane in their last home game of the season! We certainly look forward to seeing more of Dawson in action! Ready, Set, Go! Towards the end of this half term, Larkswood will be taking part in the Quadkids competition (athletics) for years 1-4. There will be a team representing each year group. Unfortunately, only 8 children (4 boys and 4 girls) will be chosen to represent the school. These children will be chosen based on their behaviour, attitude to learning, their general conduct around the school. Please look out for letters (with permission slips) if your child has been selected. The year 5 and 6 QuadKids will take place after half term. Early Years Provision: Larkswood Primary Academy are pleased to announce that we will now be offering paid places within our Two Year Old Centre. From September 2015 we will have a number of part-time and full-time places available for those of you who do not meet the government funding criteria and are in need of affordable childcare in a fantastic early years setting. If you would like more information please come and register your interest at the office and Miss Dilnot-Smith will contact you. If you are eligible for a government-funded place of 15 hours per week, bring your reference when you register. Join in the conversations on: Larkswood Primary Academy! SAINSBURY ACTIVE KIDS' VOUCHERS WE NEED YOU! The collection of the Sainsbury Active Kids' vouchers have finished and we are in the process of counting up our total. Last year, we collected more than every local primary school, so we are calling on all parents/carers and family members to help us collect even more. If you have any at home, in your bag or anywhere else, please send them into school. Once we have tallied up the amount of vouchers, we will be able to order sports equipment from Sainsbury, ready for the next academic year.
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