June 2015

Summer 2 Topics

posted 31 May 2015, 16:55 by J Croxon [ updated 31 May 2015, 16:55 ]

This terms topics:

Year 1 - Super Heroes

Year 2 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Year 3 - Flow

Year 4 - I am Warrior!

Year 5 - Time Traveller

Year 6 - I.D.

More information on this terms topics can be found on the curriculum map

Academy Closed - Teacher Training Day Friday 22nd of May

posted 18 May 2015, 08:14 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 08:14 ]

Due to a teacher training day the academy will be closed to all pupils on Friday the 22nd of May. We reopen after half term on Monday the 1st of June.

Building Work Reminder

posted 18 May 2015, 08:12 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 08:12 ]

Gates to the Main Entrance

After half term, work will be carried out on the gates to the main reception car park on Eddish Road. Diversion signs will be in place but you will need to gain access to the school via the gates on Hurstcroft road.

Free Sessions at the Library of Birmingham

posted 18 May 2015, 08:07 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 08:10 ]

The Library of Birmingham are running a wonderful free story session from 11.30am - 12.00pm on Saturday mornings which is suitable for children up to the age of 12 years. It's a 'drop-in session' so there is no need to book.

Library of Birmingham

Nursery Places

posted 18 May 2015, 08:05 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 08:05 ]

We currently still have nursery places available for afternoons in September. If you are interested in a place, please collect an application form from the school office and return it as soon as possible.

Parent Drop-in Mornings with the School Nurse

posted 18 May 2015, 08:02 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 08:04 ]

Parent Drop-in Mornings with the School Nurse

Do you have any questions or concerns relating to your child’s:


General Health




Common childhood illnesses

Drop in to see the School Nurse in the Conference Room

Every Wednesday 9 to 10am

Nursery and Reception - Spare Uniform Request

posted 18 May 2015, 08:00 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 08:00 ]

Do you have any spare uniform that is in good condition to donate to our Nursery and Reception classes? Please can you hand into a class teacher or bring into reception. Your help is appreciated.

Seaside Themed Dinner Day

posted 18 May 2015, 07:58 by J Croxon [ updated 18 May 2015, 07:59 ]

We are inviting the children to have a Themed Dinner on this day. There will be a choice of Fish & Chips, Pizza or Hot Dogs followed by Ice-cream for pudding. Letters have been sent out and the money and the slips must be returned to school by Tuesday 19 May. Please see the attached letter and menu for more information.

Mobile Phones

posted 11 May 2015, 11:57 by J Croxon [ updated 14 May 2015, 10:29 ]

We would like to remind all of our parents that children are not permitted to bring expensive mobile phones into the academy on the grounds that they are valuable and may be damaged, lost or stolen and that it breaks our schools e-safety policy. The academy cannot accept liability for damage or loss caused to any personal devices that are brought into school.

During the school day if a pupil needs to contact his/her parents/guardians the school will contact them via the office. If parents/guardians urgently need to contact their child they should contact the school office via 0121 675 3985 and a message will be relayed promptly.

If a child brings a mobile phone into school it will be stored in the office and we will ask a responsible adult to collect it.

We recognise that for pupils who walk home on their own mobile phones may play a part in securing their personal safety. If your child walks home alone and you are concerned about their safety please make an appointment with Mrs Thompson to discuss your concerns.

A message to our children

posted 10 May 2015, 13:49 by J Croxon

Dear Children

Next week you will be taking your SATs test in maths, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. All of your teachers here at Lea Forest know how hard you have worked, but there is something very important you must know.

The SATs tests do not asses all that make you unique and special. The people who have created these tests and mark them do not know each of you in the way that we do and certainly not in the way your families do.

They do not know that some of you speak more than one language or that you love to sing or draw. They have not seen your talents for dancing, sport or playing a musical instrument. They do not know that your friends can count on you to be there for them, that your laughter can brighten the darkest of days or that your face goes bright red when you feel shy. They don't know that you take part in afterschool clubs, wonder about the future or sometimes help your brother or sister after school. They do not know that you are kind, trustworthy and thoughtful individuals and that everyday you try to give your best.

The levels you get from your SATs will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are so many ways of being smart, creative and independent. So while you are preparing for these test this week, remember that there is no way to test all of the amazing, awesome and incredible things that combine to make you, YOU!

We are incredibly proud of all you have achieved.

Have a good rest, good luck and believe in your amazing abilities

Yours sincerely

The Teachers of Lea Forest Academy

Polling Station Information - May 7th

posted 6 May 2015, 19:07 by J Croxon

Due to the General Election on May 7th the academy will be closed to all children as we are the local polling station for our area.

Please follow the signs and posters around our site if Lea Forest is your polling station.

Key Stage 2 Entrances on Hurstcroft Road, Ridpool Road and the Top Field Car Park (Eddish Road) will be open to allow access to the polling station in the Key Stage 2 Hall.

Football Triumph

posted 3 May 2015, 21:13 by J Croxon [ updated 3 May 2015, 21:13 ]

On Tuesday 28 April our football team did us proud after playing two matches. The first match was a thrilling 3-3 draw and then they beat league leaders Timberley 2-1. Well done to all the players and thank you to all the staff involved.

Nursery places:

posted 3 May 2015, 21:10 by J Croxon [ updated 3 May 2015, 21:11 ]

We currently still have nursery places available for morning and afternoon starting in September. If you are interested in a place, please collect an application form from the school office and return it as soon as possible.

Trip Contributions

posted 3 May 2015, 21:06 by J Croxon [ updated 3 May 2015, 21:06 ]

There are lots of educational trips over the next few months and the trips would not be possible without your contributions. If you have not already contributed please do so as soon as possible.

If you are uncertain which terms you have not yet contributed for, please contact Mrs Scranage in the main office.

Building Work - Changes to Main Entrance

posted 3 May 2015, 21:03 by J Croxon [ updated 3 May 2015, 21:03 ]

After the half term, we will be having work done on the car park gates and pedestrian entrance on Eddish Road.

The new entrance will feature separate entrances for vehicles and pedestrians and an automatic gate and intercom system to improve security at the front of the building.

Diversion signs will be in place during the work and we will be asking all visitors and parents requiring the office to use the set of gates on Hurstcroft Road side of the car park.

During the construction work we ask that parents avoid blocking the temporary entrance / exit on Hurstcroft Road