May 2014

Fundraising update

posted 27 May 2014, 18:05 by J Croxon [ updated 13 Jun 2014, 15:29 ]

Charity Fundraising - Thank you for your support

During the past few weeks pupils and staff at Lea Forest Primary Academy have been involved in raising money for a range of national, local and international appeals and causes.

For the Philippines victims the pupils spent an afternoon purchasing items such as books and toys and have raised an impressive £120.47 for the Oxfam appeal. Our Anti-Bullying Week appeal raised money by purchasing blue anti-bullying bands and have raised a wonderful £155.00. This money has gone towards the Academy Council Fund and will help to improve the grounds and academy. We've also raised over £150.00 for the Royal Legion Poppy Appeal by selling poppies in the academy.

We've raised £485.00 for Movember and £327.00 for Children in Need and Mrs Hudson's delicious staff cake sale have raised £50.00 In the spring term we raised £715 for Sports Relief and £345 for Autism Awareness.

Our amazing Yr4's have planned, organised and run a summer fete in there classrooms today and raised an amazing £216.81p for charity! The children made cakes, created games and ran bring and buy stalls, throughout the day. Miss Warwick and Miss Jones would like to pass on their thanks to all of our children for helping to raise the money.

Overall this year we have raised an incredible £2650.81 for charities and good causes.

Thank you for your support

Term Dates 2014-2015

posted 23 May 2014, 19:13 by J Croxon

Autumn Term 2014

Staff Training Dates: Monday 01 September to Wednesday 03 September (3 days)

Thursday 04 September to Friday 24 October

Half Term Holiday: Monday 27 Oct to Friday 31 Oct (1 week)

Monday 03 November to Friday 19 December

Christmas Holiday 2014: Monday 22 Dec to Friday 2 Jan (2 weeks)

Spring Term 2015

Staff Training: Monday 5 January 2014 (1 day)

Tuesday 06 January to Friday 13 February

Half Term Holiday: Monday 16 Feb to Friday 20 Feb (1 week)

Monday 23 February to Friday 27 March

Easter Holiday 2015: Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April (2 weeks)

Summer Term 2015

Monday 13 April to Thursday 21 May

Staff Training Day: Friday 22 May

Half Term Holiday: Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May (1 week)

Monday 01 June to Monday 20 July

Summer Holiday 2015: starts Tuesday 21 July.

The end date for the summer holiday in 2015 will be advised by July 2014 when the term dates for the school year September 2015 - 2016 are known.

Contact Details - Please keep us informed

posted 23 May 2014, 19:09 by J Croxon [ updated 23 May 2014, 19:09 ]

There have been cases where we have needed to contact parents urgently via a phone call to the telephone numbers held on our system, and have been unsuccessful. It is therefore important that you keep us up to date with any changes to contact details in order to maintain accurate records.

Please ensure that you inform the office staff of any changes to phone numbers, email addresses or home addresses so that we have an accurate record of contacts for your children

Drayton Manor Park & Zoo (change to date)

posted 23 May 2014, 19:05 by J Croxon

Due to transport problems the trip to Drayton Manor Park and Zoo has been postponed to Tuesday 1 July 2014. A friendly reminder to all parents of Year 6 pupils - full payment needs to be paid by 4 June 2014.

All pupils MUST wear a school jumper or School polo shirt on the day.

After School Clubs

posted 23 May 2014, 19:03 by J Croxon

It has been a great week for sport at Lea Forest. As well as all our PE lessons and after school clubs we've been busy competing at rugby and football.

Our year 6 rugby team played 6 matches in the Sainsbury's School Games competition. The scores were 1-0 against Severnerow, 0-3 against Timberley, 2-0 against Marlborough, 1-1 against Our Lady's, 0-5 against Holy Souls and 0-3 against Hillstone. Well done to the 9 boys and 3 girls who worked hard all day in the sunshine, and thanks to Mr Smith and Mrs Hartles for looking after them!

In our football match against Brownmead we had 30 minutes of action-packed gameplay, with many opportunities created by both teams. Lea Forest scored first just before half time, with Brownmead equalising very soon afterwards. We carried on fighting hard through the second half in the hot sunshine and defended well to keep to 1-1, giving us a useful point in the league. A well-earned day off!

Look out for more competitions after half-term, working towards our grand sports day on Friday 11 July 2014.

Academy Closed - Thursday 22nd May Local Elections

posted 20 May 2014, 21:27 by J Croxon [ updated 20 May 2014, 21:27 ]

Don't forget that due to the local and EU elections we will be closed to all children on Thursday 22nd of May.

We will reopen as normal on Friday 23rd of May.

Yr6 Trip Reminder

posted 20 May 2014, 20:45 by J Croxon

Year 6 pupils will be visiting Drayton Manor Park on Wednesday 11 June 2014. The visit is non-curriculum based and is intended as a reward for the pupils who are working so hard towards their forthcoming SATs tests. In order to cover transport, insurance, entrance to the park, including all the rides we are asking for £20.00 towards the cost of the visit.

Visit details:-

· We will be leaving straight after registration and returning for 5.00pm approximately. Please ensure you bring your child to the academy on time.

· Your child does not have to wear the academy uniform, a coat and wear sensible shoes or trainers.

· Your child will need a packed lunch in a disposable carrier bag including a drink - no cans, fizzy drinks or glass bottles please. If your child has free school meals, a packed lunch will be provided by the academy.

· The staff accompanying the visit will be Mr Bowden, Mrs Newbold, Mr Smith and Mrs Hedley

Please complete the consent slip below and return it to your child’s class teacher in a sealed envelope stating your child’s full name, class and amount by Wednesday 4 June 2014.

If, for any reason, you are unable to pay the full amount by Wednesday 4 June 2014, please contact the office, as soon as possible, to arrange payment by installments.

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Yr4 Summer Fete 23rd of May (Friday)

posted 16 May 2014, 14:00 by J Croxon [ updated 19 May 2014, 11:31 ]

On Friday 23rd May 2014

To be held in Year 4 classrooms during the day.

All classes will have the opportunity to visit.

Lots of fun and games with prizes.

Bring and Buy sale.

All money raised will go to Oxfam and Cancer Research.

Children may like to bring money in as Games and toys will range from 10p to £1

Uniform - Thank you for your support

posted 6 May 2014, 09:23 by J Croxon [ updated 6 May 2014, 09:23 ]

We think you'll agree that our uniform is very smart and gives our school a unique and special identity. We are really please to have noticed recently that more pupils are wearing the correct uniform including the correct footwear.

We feel that a uniform instills pride, a sense of identity and support for the ethos of Lea Forest Primary Academy. Thank you for supporting the academy by continuing to send your children in the correct footwear and unif

SAT's Week - How to help your child.

posted 6 May 2014, 09:15 by J Croxon [ updated 6 May 2014, 09:15 ]

As you are aware, the SATs tests will be taking place the week beginning 12 May 2014. It is essential that your child attends the academy all of that week.

Although we are endeavouring not to stress the pupils, we do however want the pupils to be prepared and do their very best in their tests to ensure that they are placed in the correct sets in secondary school.

How to help your child:

· Make sure they get enough sleep.

· Make sure they eat breakfast.

· Don’t try and frighten them into revising. Make it fun for them.

Encourage them to ask the teacher if they are unsure about anything.

A polite reminder

posted 6 May 2014, 09:10 by J Croxon

We would like to remind all parents, relatives and carers that Lea Forest Primary Academy is a fully inclusive, equal opportunities school, which will not tolerate any form of racism or inappropriate language. Please can all adults be mindful at all times of the language they are using whilst on the academy site. Any adult heard swearing, or using aggressive or racist language will be spoken to and may be 'banned' from coming on to the academy premises.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Meal Price Increases

posted 6 May 2014, 09:06 by J Croxon [ updated 6 May 2014, 09:07 ]

In line with Birmingham City Council, school meal prices have increased by 5p. Please ensure you are now paying the correct amount.

Nursery: £1.75 per day (£8.75 per week)

Primary: £2.05 per day (10.25 per week)