Links Primary School

Friday 8th March 2024

Dear Links Families,

It was lovely to see you all on parents’ evening this week. The children were super excited to have you visit and look at their work. 

Yesterday, the school was full of excitement and awe as we celebrated World Book Day! It was lovely to see the children (and teachers) dressed as their favourite book character. As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we had a returning visit from the author James Allen. He introduced the children to his new book ‘Spookasaurus’ and spoke about how he creates his books. Miss Maxwell and Mrs Trounce held some exciting competitions; Reading in Unusual Places and Story in a Shoebox. It was very difficult to choose a winner as the entries were amazing. So, they settled on 10 winners who each got to choose a book from the Book Fair. The winners were; Cherry 6M, Oliver 6M, Ariana 5M, Ben 4M, Harriet 3P, Lyla 3P, Pawel 2B, Zakhar 2B, Julian 2T and Lena 1EJ. Well done!

Last week, Miss Maxwell posted an advert for new school librarians. Many children applied and we are also pleased to announce our new school librarians are; Elsa, Noor, Anniah, Harrison, Nashaad and Eva SW. We would like to thank all those who have donated books to the school library, via our amazon Wishlist.

On Wednesday, we had our class photos and that afternoon the children came home with a QR code card. Vancols Photographers will let us know when your photographs are ready to view and order using the QR code on your proof card. If by chance you have not received your proof or it has been lost, please contact the school office for help.


End of Term Arrangements

Just a reminder that school will be closing for the Easter Holidays on Thursday 28th March at 1:30pm. There will be no afterschool club on this day. Links Nursery will close on Wednesday 27th March at the usual time. School will reopen to all children on Monday 15th April 2024.


STEM Week 

Next Week, we will be celebrating STEM week. During STEM week the children will be taking part in a  range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities. This year's theme is ‘Construction and Time’. Look out for photos on ‘X’ during the week and we will also upload photos to the school website. 


School’s Behaviour Policy - Parent Questionnaire  

We value your input and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all children at our school. To ensure that our behaviour policy reflects the needs and expectations of our community, we kindly ask for your participation in completing a behaviour policy questionnaire which is anonymous.

Your feedback will be instrumental in shaping our approach to behaviour and fostering a positive learning atmosphere. Your insights are invaluable, and we appreciate your time and commitment to enhancing our school community. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Links Values Award


Our Links Value this half term in happiness

This week’s Values Awards go to; 

  • Nursery - Catherine for settling into Nursery so nicely and her beautiful artwork! 
  • Rainbow - Aryana for your big, strong, kind heart and for always being honest. 
  • Sunshine - Muqeet for blending your sounds within phonics lessons and reading groups! 
  • 1EJ - Ilhan for showing pride in his wonderful reading!
  • 1W - Besiana for developing a positive attitude to all learning, especially in writing.
  • 2B - Celeste for always spreading happiness and positivity in our classroom.
  • 2T - Lily for her amazing illustrations in her Greta and the Giants book.
  • 3B - Abishana for always having a positive attitude towards her learning!
  • 3P - Sargun for always demonstrating all of the Links Values
  • 4M - Aaron for consistently demonstrating resilience and determination to improve the quality of his work in all subjects. 
  •  4T - Lewis for his uplifting attitude and making everyone in 4T smile!
  • 5KG - Mateusz for taking part in group activities and demonstrating perseverance.
  • 5M - Luca for working really hard on his persuasive writing.
  • 6G - Oliver for great improvement in his handwriting.
  • 6M - Yasmine for having a positive attitude towards her first few weeks at Links. 


Well done for demonstrating our Links Values. We are very proud of you all!


House Points


Yellow House have taken the lead! As of this week the totals are: 

Yellow House - 5624

Green House - 5619

Red House - 5423

Blue House - 5381


Weekly Attendance 


This week’s attendance figures for each class are:

  • Rainbow - 92.7%
  • Sunshine - 97.8%
  • 1EJ - 100%
  • 1W - 90%
  • 2B - 97.8%
  • 2T - 95.5%
  • 3B - 94.8%
  • 3P - 93.8%
  • 4M - 97.9%
  • 4T - 97.4%  
  • 5KG - 94%
  • 5M - 97.7%
  • 6G - 94%
  • 6M  - 95.2 %   


Congratulations to 1EJ who achieved the highest attendance this week. Lincoln the Bear will be spending next week in Year 1. Year 1 have been learning about their local area and Lincoln will be joining them on their local walk around Tooting.


This week’s 95% tickets go to Sunshine class, 1EJ, 2B, 2T, 4M, 4T, 5M and 6M. All classes with a weekly attendance of 95% or more, will receive a raffle ticket. Only 3 weeks to go, until one class wins the mystery prize! 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. 


Natalie, Vicki and the Links Team