15th September, 2023
Dear Links Families,
I hope you and your families are well and that you have had a good week. It’s been the first full week of school for our children and the vast majority of the children have settled in well to their new classes. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
It’s been a particularly exciting week for some of our Year 6 children who have been on their residential visit to PGL Liddington in Wiltshire. I had the privilege of visiting for the day yesterday and they are clearly having a fantastic experience and their willingness to have at go at all the activities is great to see. Their behaviour was impeccable at all times. We are very proud of them. I’m particularly grateful to the staff members who have given of their time so willingly to allow the trip to take place.
Our Year 4 children have also begun their swimming lessons this week and the progress already is very impressive.
Congratulations to Red House who accrued the most house points this week.
- Red - 70
- Yellow- 55
- Green and Blue- 54
It really is so important for your child to be in school every day. If your child is just feeling a little bit under the weather, it’s fine to send them in. Please rest assured that we will always call you if they need to be picked up.
If your child is absent from school, please make sure that you report the reason for your child’s absence- if you don’t we are unable to authorise the absence. The easiest way to do this is via the free Studybugs app.
Here are this week’s attendance figures for each class
- Rainbow- 95.7%
- Sunshine- 96.6%
- 1EJ- 100%
- 1W- 95%
- 2B- 90.6%
- 3P- 95.2%
- 4M- 92.7%
- 4T- 96.1%
- 5M- 98.9%
- 5KG- 92%
- 2T- 95.8%
- 3B- 95.7%
- 6G- 97.4%
- 6M - 98.8%
Congratulations to 1EJ for achieving a fantastic 100% attendance this week! Lincoln will be spending the next week with 1EJ on the middle floor.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
We will be hosting a MacMillan coffee morning to raise money for those living with cancer. We would like to invite you to ‘Cafe Links’ at 9:00am on Friday 29th September. Join us for coffee and cake!
On the subject of cake, we would love all you bakers to donate any cakes, biscuits and wonderful creations for this event. Please could all delicious treats be dropped into school first thing on Friday morning.
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Anderson.
Merton Music Foundation
Come & Play Sessions - 16th, 18th & 20th September
On 16th, 18th and 20th September we are going to be hosting ‘Come and Play’ sessions at our South Wimbledon Music Centre. In these sessions children who already play an instrument, or who enjoy singing can come and try out an ensemble, free of charge. We hope this will lead to even more children across the borough creating, performing, and enjoying music with their peers.
More information can be found at https://mmf.org.uk/comeandplay/
Step into Music (Music classes for 0-7's) free trial - 23rd September
We are holding free trials across all our Step into Music programme on Saturday 23rd September. This programme has a range of courses for children aged between 0-7, to kick start their music journey.
More information can be found at https://mmf.org.uk/stepintomusic/
Playtime Snacks for Years 3.4.5 and 6
Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 are welcome to bring in a healthy snack for playtime. E.G. a piece of fruit, cereal bar or a dried fruit snack (Yo-yos). No cakes, biscuits or sweets. Please ensure that all snacks are nut free.
Links Tuck Shop
The Links Tuck Shop is open every Wednesday playtime. Children can buy a healthy snack for 60p (correct change is appreciated).
If you require Breakfast and After School Club, you must book a place using the booking forms. You can find these on the Extended Services tab on the school’s website. https://www.links.merton.sch.uk/Extended-Services-Home/
Hope you all have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.