February 2017

World Book Day at Lea Forest

posted 28 Feb 2017, 11:24 by J Croxon

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2017, and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion.

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To get them enthused about their reading journey, we would like each child from Nursery to Year 6 to come to school dressed as a character from one of their favourite books.

For brilliant ideas ( and easy makes!) please visit the link below:


Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed and there will be a winner and runner-up in each year group. We ask for children to bring in £1 for dressing up.

The money raised will go towards Book Aid International which sends books to disadvantaged children across the world.

Additionally, all children will take part in cross-curricular reading related activities throughout the day to encourage reading for pleasure. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous - so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.

On April 19th Roving Books will be visiting school with a wide selection of books available for you to buy. Every child in school will receive a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for a special £1 World Book Day book or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more.

We look forward to seeing who you choose!!

Sheldon Community Centre - Open Day Friday 3rd of March 2017 at 12pm

posted 21 Feb 2017, 08:33 by J Croxon [ updated 21 Feb 2017, 09:33 ]

The Sheldon Community initiatives aims to provide a facility where local people can come together to socialise, support and contribute to the building of a safer community. We will be running a range of weekly and monthly activities for local people: e.g youth/children club, eldery club, single parent group, food banks and other annual events.

You are formerly invited to attend our open day / launch on Friday 3rd of March 2017 at 12pm.

Special Guests: Cllr Sue Anderson, Cllr Mike Ward, Jess Philips MP, Sheldon Gospel Chorale

Venue: Sheldon Community Centre, Sheldon Heath Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 2RU

Please come and support us, find out what is on offer and to you and your family. Lets keep the Sheldon Community Centre open.

Chill And Chats Are Back!

posted 10 Feb 2017, 19:37 by J Croxon

Parents and carers are welcome to join us on Thursday the 16th of Feb 2017 at 2pm for a Chill and Chat session with Mrs Gonzales (Assistant Head), Mrs Wakelam (Home School Link) and Victoria Shread (Parent). Hope to see you there to help build stronger links

Thank You From Mrs Simpson

posted 10 Feb 2017, 19:33 by J Croxon

Mrs Simpson would like to pass on her thanks to parents in Yr3 for their kind words, cards and gifts.

Mobile Phones

posted 10 Feb 2017, 19:32 by J Croxon

Pupils are not permitted to use mobile phones during the school day and should not be bringing them into school. If your child requires the use of a mobile phone after school we ask that the device is switched off and handed into the class teacher for safe keeping at the start of the school day to prevent distraction during lesson time.

Fantastic Fundraising From Lea Forest

posted 10 Feb 2017, 19:28 by J Croxon

Last Friday we were delighted to be awarded a Red Nose Day Super School plaque for our comic relief fundraising efforts and this week we have received a letter an certificate from Pudsey thanking us for our hard work raising funds for Children in Need. Thank you to all our families who support these causes and helped us raise much needed funds for charity.

Parking Reminder

posted 10 Feb 2017, 19:23 by J Croxon

Please ensure that your vehicle is parked legally and safely when collecting or dropping off your child at school. We have had several complaints from residents that have had drive ways blocked by inconsiderate parking. We are working with the council and local police to monitor the situation over the next few weeks and looking at how we can improve traffic around the school.

Meet The Team

posted 10 Feb 2017, 19:22 by J Croxon

We thought that we would add a new feature to the newsletter - Meet the team. This will help you get to know who is who at Lea Forest. This week is our senior leadership team (SLT) : Mr Taylor (AHT), Mrs Gonzales (AHT), Mrs Thompson (Head teacher), Mrs Law (SEND), Mrs McCarthy (Business Manager) and Mr Clarke (Deputy Head teacher).

Have we got your correct contact details on file?

posted 7 Feb 2017, 11:16 by J Croxon

Please inform our office staff if you change your home address, home phone number or mobile number or your emergency contacts so that we can contact you quickly in the event of an emergency.

Lea Forest Foodbank

posted 7 Feb 2017, 11:10 by J Croxon

We are still running our food bank in partnership with the Trussell Family Trust. Please send in any donations of canned food or dried goods to help families in need.

Lea Forest is a Health for Life School

posted 7 Feb 2017, 11:02 by J Croxon

Congratulations to Lea Forest Primary Academy for achieving the Health For Life Award. On Monday the 23rd January four of our pupils along with Mrs Hudson and Mrs Terry went to the Council Houses in Birmingham to receive an award plaque from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The award celebrates the hard work of both pupils and teachers over the last 16 months. We have built new bike parks, 17 raised allotment beds, grown our own fruit and vegetables, cooked in class with our new equipment and provided more opportunities for the children to exercise in school. The project celebrates the need to learn about how to be healthy and stay healthy for life. Well done everyone!

Road Safety Reminder

posted 7 Feb 2017, 10:55 by J Croxon

Please help us to keep children safe on their journey’s to and from school by reminding them how to cross a road safely. STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before crossing. If you come to school by car, please do not park on the zig zag markings or obstruct our gates. We require access at all times for the minibus and emergency vehicles.

It’s fantastic to see children cycling to school and using the bike park on a regular basis. Please make sure your child is kept safe by making sure they wear a suitable helmet and have reflectors or lights on their bike.