Newsletter w/e 8th May 2015
8 May 2015
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
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]
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
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
Bling Your Scooter
Year 6 SATs week
Class 3VL Class Assembly (14.50)
Year 5 Author Lou Keunzler visits
Year 5 Trip to Epping Forest Centre
Year 1 Trip to Paradise Wildlife Park
Year 3 (NB &JM) Trip to City Airport
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!
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.