Messages From Mr Clarke Saturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
There has been a wonderful buzz around school this week with learning at the heart of everything! It was great to see so many parents
Morrissons It's Good To Grow Vouchers Saturday Sept 25 06:50amPosted By J Croxon
Secondary School ApplicationsSaturday Sept 25 06:50amPosted By J Croxon
Character Curriculum Saturday Sept 25 06:50amPosted By J Croxon
TTRS Rockstar Update Saturday Sept 25 06:50amPosted By J Croxon
Please encourage your child to access TimesTables Rockstars at home to earn points for their classes. Below are the fixtures for next week.
Recommended ReadSaturday Sept 25 06:50amPosted By J Croxon
This week’s recommended read is from
This book is about 2 Grannies, one from Trinidad and the other from Barnsley. They enjoy very different music, food, activities and stories. When they look after their Granddaughter these differences cause a big fallout. Their Granddaughter encourages them to share their interests. This is a lovely story to begin to look at and discuss cultural differences.
Autumn Term Reading ChallengeSaturday Sept 25 06:50amPosted By J Croxon
Messages From Mr Clarke Saturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
It’s been another amazing week at Lea Forest. It is always lovely to see how enthusiastic the children are towards their learning. It’s been business as usual and I am so impressed with how the children have all settled into their new classes. I’ve been particularly impressed by our new children in Nursery and Reception who have been unusually brave as they adapt to their new surroundings. I have enjoyed my chats with the children as I’ve completed my morning walks around school. I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents and carers who have been really patient waiting at the start and end of each day while teachers and staff get to know you all.
Over the last week, we have had a lot of parents requesting early pickups. Can I please remind all parents and carers that early pickups must be agreed by a member of the senior leadership team and should not become a regular occurrence.
Attendance is a huge focus area for us to improve on here at Lea Forest, but I have been encouraged by everyone’s efforts since the start of term. Last week’s attendance was 96% and this week we have achieved 95%. It is important that we all work together to ensure we are able to reach (or exceed) our 96% target. If you need to discuss attendance issues, please contact Ms Wale or Mr Wills and if your child is absent, expect to be contacted as the expectation is that children are in school, on time, every day. For more information on attendance, check out page 2.
You would have seen from communications sent out earlier this week, our trust, AET, has a new chief executive, Rebecca Boomer-Clark, who joined towards the end of the summer term. As part of the organisation’s approach, there will be greater emphasis on us working with other local AET schools, through newly appointed Regional Directors. Ruth Murad, the previous Executive Headteacher at Montgomery and Percy Shurmer, is our newly appointed Regional Director and we look forward to working with her to continue to build on our excellence here at Lea Forest. I attended a Headteacher’s conference in London this week with 58 other leaders and was inspired by some of the positive changes coming our way, with a continued focus on “excellent as standard.”
On Wednesday we had the opportunity to showcase our excellent English curriculum to 8 Headteachers from the East Midlands who visited Lea Forest. Their visit focused on learning walks, looking at children’s work, speaking to children and speaking with leaders. They were blown away by our purposeful environments, standards of children’s work, modelling from teachers and the high expectations and reading culture we have created. It’s always a pleasure showing guests around school; the children are always so polite and they all make me so proud.
I’d like to thank all of our parents, relatives and carers who attended our Reception picnic on Thursday - we were amazed by the turnout. Your continued support in the children’s educational journey is so important. We are also holding a number of parent workshops next week, including: a Key Stage 1 English workshop on Monday at 9am, a Key Stage 2 English workshop at 9am on Tuesday and a handwriting workshop open to all parents/carers on Thursday at 9am. All workshops will last about one hour and drinks and treats will be on offer. It would be great to see as many of you as possible.
Supporting Your Child's Reading At HomeSaturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Recommended ReadSaturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Autumn Term Reading ChallengeSaturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Times Table Rockstars UpdateSaturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Travel Tracker UpdateSaturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
We've had a remarkable record breaking start to the term with our Walk to School initiative! So far our children have logged an amazing 2818 active trips! This is the most we have ever recorded!
All children that record 4 active trips a week (scoot, cycle, walk to school, public transport or park and stride) will receive a special travel tracker badge on the 1st October! There are 12 remarkable designs to collect this year and we want to see as many of our children as possible making healthy lifestyle choices wherever possible.
Keep-up the amazing work and lets break even more records this year!
Sleep Routines Saturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Like everyone, children need sleep and it’s really important they get it (both for them and for you). Sometimes getting them to sleep is tricky, but a predictable routine can help. It’s pretty obvious that a child who is getting enough sleep is more likely to be happy and alert than a child who isn’t. Getting your child into a good sleeping pattern isn’t just about avoiding tantrums though, lack of sleep has been linked to future problems, such as anxiety, depression, obesity and high blood pressures.
Attendance Competitions Saturday Sept 18 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
We have held a ‘100% attendance’ competition for last week and this week.
Welcome Back Message from Mr ClarkeSaturday Sept 11 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Lea Forest Full FiveSaturday Sept 11 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Look out for our Lea Forest Full Five Challenge which starts next week! Children will be rewarded for 5 consecutive weeks of full attendance. Every class will have a half termly sticker chart to record attendance each week. Children will be congratulated for a full week in class and a text message will be sent home. For every 5 consecutive weeks in school, children will receive a certificate and prize. These awards have been chosen through our pupil and parent voice questionnaires.
Attendance Competition UpdatesSaturday Sept 11 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Reading Challenge and Reading ExpectationsSaturday Sept 11 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Timestable RockstarsSaturday Sept 11 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
A Huge Big Hearted Well Done!Saturday Sept 11 09:50am Posted By J Croxon
Annalee and Lilly’anna had their hair cut for kids with cancer, so that wigs can be made for children suffering from cancer. We are all very proud of the girls and their big-hearted act. Here are some photographs...