February 2014

World Book Day Celebration - Thursday March 6th

posted 28 Feb 2014, 19:58 by J Croxon [ updated 28 Feb 2014, 19:59 ]

World Book Day Celebration

Thursday 6th March 2014

Help us to celebrate World Book Day and encourage your child to develop a love for reading.

Dressing up:

We'd like all the children to dress up as their favourite story book character or they can come to school in their pyjamas ready for our bedtime story session. We'd really like the children to bring a book they like to read and would recommend to others as well.

Nursery, Reception and Yr1 Bedtime Story Evening

Parents are invited to join us for a bedtime story workshop at 5pm with a nice bed time drink and biscuits in the Key Stage 1 Hall, followed by special bed time stories until 6pm.

Yr2 Workshop

Parents are invited to a reading workshop to help you support your child with reading at home. We will supervise your child and their siblings, whilst you attend our workshop. 3:15-4:00pm

KS2 Workshop

Come and join a workshop in your children's classroom to share the books they read in class and look at recommended books for your child's age group. Your welcome to drop into any of the workshops in key stage two.

Making our best better - Congratulations Kieran

posted 25 Feb 2014, 20:41 by J Croxon

Congratulations to Kieran who has been working hard in Gymnastics and impressed his coaches with his abilities. He has earned a scholarship for gymnastics. Whilst doing the gymnastics after school club at Lea Forest. He is now working towards gaining his badges for Gymnastic Skills.#Makingourbestbetter

The robots are here!

posted 25 Feb 2014, 20:37 by J Croxon [ updated 25 Feb 2014, 20:38 ]

The Nao Robot has been on a guided tour of the academy today. After a brief stop in Year 2 the Robot has met with staff and had a quick walk around the school. It even had a chance to dance with some of our Yr5's!

The Robot will be coming to Lea Forest Primary Academy on a regular basis to support children with their learning.

Please take litter home

posted 14 Feb 2014, 19:08 by J Croxon [ updated 14 Feb 2014, 19:09 ]

Please help the local community and respect our neighbours and the local environment by remembering to place litter and unwanted items in the bin or take them home with you. Thank you for your support.

Year 6 SATs – Tuesday 4 March

posted 14 Feb 2014, 17:43 by J Croxon [ updated 14 Feb 2014, 17:43 ]

On Tuesday 4 March Mr Bowden will be holding a meeting regarding the forthcoming SATs exam from 9am until 10am

The aim of the meeting is:

• To share important information about KS2 SATs

• To answer any questions about KS2 SATs

• Discuss / share ideas about how you as a parent can help your child at home

We hope to meet many Year 6 parents on this day.

Data Checking Sheets

posted 9 Feb 2014, 18:08 by J Croxon [ updated 9 Feb 2014, 18:10 ]

As part of our data checking process we are sending home data checking sheets over the next few weeks to parents and carers. It is essential that the information on the sheet is checked, amended if required and returned to the main office as soon as possible. This will enable us to ensure that any contact or medical information we have on record for you child is accurate and up to date.

Please inform the office on 0121 675 3985 or via contactus@leaforestacademy.org if your contact details or emergency contacts have changed during the academic year.

A piece of history returns to Lea Forest!

posted 9 Feb 2014, 17:46 by J Croxon [ updated 9 Feb 2014, 17:46 ]

Whilst clearing out an old store area last month we found an interesting parcel that contained this framed World War 2 Medal "The 1939-1945 Star" The accompanying card explained that the medal was originally found in the early 1990's in the remains of former air raid shelters that were being demolished at the time.

The 1939-1945 star on display in our Key Stage 2 corridor.

The medal has been cleaned and re framed and is on display in Key Stage 2 Corridor next to the trophy cabinet and provides an interesting insight into our building's and the local area's history.

Innovation and Creative Technology Nomination for Paul Shoesmith Award 2014

posted 6 Feb 2014, 16:36 by J Croxon [ updated 6 Feb 2014, 16:39 ]

Lea Forest has set out to be an academy that is innovative and creative in the use of technology across the whole academy. We have evaluated our network, identified how we could develop and use it to deliver an effective and modern curriculum and with the support of the Governing Body, Senior Leadership, Teacher and Support staff designed a resource bank of mobile and fixed devices that support the curriculum and enable the academy to communicate and showcase our communities achievements to a global audience. We work in close partnership with our community schools in Kitts Green via the Pump community hub and with our sponsors sister academies in the Midlands region. We have set up partnerships for Blogging projects with schools in Loughborough, Burton and Birmingham and will be launching our class blogs as part of our e-safety week.