Links News - 18th November 2022
Dear Links families,
Today, you will have received a letter from Catherine Skinner, our Chair of Governors, to outline the latest about the headteacher recruitment process and to let you know that I will be leaving Links at the end of the spring term to take up a headship in Yorkshire. Having started at Links in 2016 as Assistant Headteacher, it has been a privilege to work with such a wonderful and welcoming community. I will be sad to leave but I do so in the knowledge that Links is going from strength to strength. Whoever takes on this role is a very lucky person!
Thank you to all of you for your support since I became Acting Headteacher and, in the meantime, I look forward to continuing to work with you all between now and the end of March.
Children in Need
It was great to see so many spots in school today in support of Children in Need. Thank you to everyone who made a donation. I am really pleased to let you know that we have raised an amazing £260 which will go to support children all over the UK.
Next week, on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November, the school photographers will be here to take individual, sibling group and class photos. Please make sure that your child is wearing correct uniform on this day. If your child has PE on these days, they should wear their school uniform and bring a pair of trainers with them to change into.
I know that we often talk about attendance and how important it is that children are in school every day, however, we understand that sometimes children are unwell and need to stay at home. It is particularly important that children stay at home if they have sickness or diarrhoea. On a few occasions this week, we have had to send children home when they have vomited overnight or that morning. To prevent the spread of illness, it is really important that children stay at home for 48 hours after their last episode of illness. I know it is sometimes tricky to decide whether or not to send your child into school; here is some guidance from the NHS which may be useful.
Today a group of Year 3 and 4 children went to the All England Club Community Sports Ground in Raynes Park to take part in a curling competition. They all had a great time learning a new sport.
I know we talk about it a lot, but I cannot emphasise enough how important it is for the children to read at home. At Links it is our aim to instil a true love of reading in all of the children. One way that we can all do this is through trips to the local library. Some of our classes have already been on visits and lots more will be going over the course of the year. Don’t forget, it’s free to join the library and there are so many books to choose from!
Another way to get into reading is to visit the book fair, which will be open in the bottom floor hall after school every day from Monday to Thursday next week. Please feel free to pop in for a browse.
If you would like to book a place for breakfast or after school club for this half term, please use this form. Don’t forget that all booked places will be charged for.
It was a pleasure to give out lots of values awards in assembly today. Well done to the following children who have been recognised for consistently demonstrating the Links Values: Ben in 3P, Ornella in 4T, Elsie in 4T, Jaziba in 6G and Imaan in 6M.
Competition is hotting up in the house point league this term. This week, two houses broke through the 1000 point mark. Here are the latest scores as of 9:00am this morning:
- 1st - Red - 1024
- 2nd - Blue - 1005
- 3rd - Yellow - 986
- 4th - Green - 831
Have a great weekend.
Lee and the Links Team