May 2019

Head Teacher's Message

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

This week

It’s been another incredibly quick week that has passed - blink and you’ve missed it! These Bank Holiday weekends make the school week short, which means we have so many activities and events to fit into 4 days rather than the usual 5 days of school. It’s been a great start to the summer term, excluding the weather - that’s been pretty awful.

I would like to start by saying a huge thanks to the parents/carers than joined myself and Miss Hadfield on Tuesday morning for the RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) consultation. This was an opportunity to share our programme of work with parents/carers and to gather ideas and thoughts. There were some really useful conversations which will help us to move forward, make tweaks and further improvements so that we are able to deliver a relevant RSE curriculum to the children of Lea Forest. I was also pleased with the number of parents that attended - an all time record!

Miss Evans, our reading lead in school, organised a Roald Dahl day on Tuesday. All children in Nursery to Year 5 all explored a different story written by Roald Dahl, carrying out a number of activities such as: drama, art and even cookery! Check out the wonderful displays created by Y1 and Y2 in our KS1 hall. This is all part of our on going mission to expose the children to as many different authors as we can, which will hopefully allow children to be able to select their favourite authors and choose a range of books written by that author from our fabulous library. We will be selecting a different author each month and next up is Julia Donaldson.

On Wednesday morning I met with our REMARKABLE PCAB. The majority of the meeting was spent discussing the upcoming SUMMER FAMILY FUN DAY. This will take place on FRIDAY 12th JULY, so save the date! So far this year, we have managed to raise over £5,000 - AMAZING!

There’s LOTS more information on page 2 about events from this week, but I would like to give a special mention to Y5. I always get to hear about how well behaved our children are on school trips and on Thursday, I was lucky enough to accompany Y5 on their trip to Stratford Upon Avon and got to witness first-hand just how exemplary our children are. They all made me so proud!

Next week

Next week is our Y6 SATs week...

Our children have worked exceptionally hard in the run up to these tests and we know they will all do their best.

I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing our Yr6 ‘GOOD LUCK’.

Mr Clarke


Sporting Success

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

On Wednesday 8 May, Mr Carlton and Miss Lewis took a small group of our children from Y5, Y3 and Y2 to the Nechells Wellbeing Centre to compete in the Birmingham Schools’ Pentathlon Finals.

Our remarkable children pushed their limits to come home with the 2nd place trophy and medals! Another amazing sporting success for LFPA.


Good Bye and Good Luck

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

Sadly, Miss Beharie (1RW Teaching Assistant) leaves us today. She has secured a TA role closer to home, which will allow her to spend more time with her family. We wish her the best of luck and thank her for all she has done during her time at Lea Forest where she has worked in Nursery, Reception and Year 1.


Yr5 Trip to Tudor World

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

On Thursday our Y5 children and teachers went on a trip to Tudor World in Stratford Upon Avon. The children had a chance to visit the home of William Shakespeare and found out lots of interesting facts about his life and life during Tudor Times. This visit will help bring the Y5 topic alive. Here’s what some of the children said about their trip:

Leah (5MW): “I really enjoyed this trip and I’ve learned lots!”

Emma (5MW): “That was such a COOL trip. My favourite part was finding out all about William Shakespeare.”

Important Dates

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

Mon 13 May Y6 SATS Week Starts

Thu 16 May Spartacus’ Burger Bar themed lunch

Fri 17 May Y2 SATs Start

Mental health parent workshop (9am)

Y6 B’ham Airport afternoon (at school)

Mon 20 May Y2 SATs continue (All Week)

Fri 24 May Pupil of the half term awards (2:15pm)

Remarkable lives launch (KS2 - 9am)

Break up for Half Term Holiday

Mon 27 May Half Term Holiday - School Closed

Mon 3 Jun School Re-opens (from 8am)

Mon 3 Jun Chill and Chat morning for parents

Y1 Maths activity workshop

Good luck and Congratulations

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

Our shipmates in Y2 had a great day on Wednesday 8 May when Pirate Ron arrived in school for a day of Pirate themed fun, drama and crafts.

Our children from 2MC and 2SJ had the opportunity to learn all about Pirates, participate in a Pirate puppet show and create their own Pirate puppet as well!

Pirate Ron was really funny and I really enjoyed making my Pirate Puppet. It was a REMARKABLE day.”


Yr6 SATs Week

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

We are very proud of the effort being made by our Year 6 pupils as they prepare for their SATs papers and we would like to thank you for the support that you are giving your child with their homework and ensuring they are in school for every lesson.

As you know, SATs week begins on Monday 13 May. We have included details below. It is imperative that children are in school every day for these tests.

Monday 13 May - English grammar, punctuation and spelling test

Tuesday 14 May - English reading test

Wednesday 15 May - Mathematics Arithmetic and

Mathematics Reasoning test

Thursday 16 May - Mathematics Reasoning test

To enable the children to come into school and feel relaxed, we will be running a SATs Breakfast Club

each morning from 8:30am. This will include food and a warm-up session to relax the children.


Transport Survey

posted 12 May , 4:39 by J Croxon

As part of our Mode Shift Stars award, we participated in a transport

survey this week that asks all of our children how they travel to school. Our aim over the next 12 months is to make Lea Forest ‘greener’ by reducing the number of car journeys our community makes to help reduce pollution and improve road safety around our site.

We will publish the results in next weeks newsletter.


Numeracy Day

posted 12 May , 8:39 by J Croxon

We will be taking part in National Numeracy Day on Wednesday 15 May. All Year Groups (apart from Year 6) can come into school wearing clothes which have numbers on to promote National Numeracy Day. The children will be participating in different maths activities with a focus on maths in everyday lives.


Huge Congratulations

posted 12 May , 8:39 by J Croxon

A huge congratulations to Keeley and Millie who represented their football team (SBJ) in Bognor Regis for the ESF tournament last weekend. They came 3rd in the league overall on top of an already highly successful season.