Links Primary School

Friday 1st March 2024

Dear Links Families,

We cannot believe it is already the 1st March and that spring in nearly upon us!

It has been another busy week of learning at Links. 5M went to visit Reeds School and created moveable cars. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, went to the Polka Theatre to watch their new production ‘Tidy’. We would like to thank the Polka Theatre, for giving our children this amazing opportunity at no cost. Both the children and staff thought it was fantastic! Some of our children in Year 5 and 6 attended Bikeability training this week and learnt how to be safe whilst cycling. On Thursday, the children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 took part in their first tennis session, ran by the All England Tennis Club.

It really has been an action packed week of learning!


Parents Evening

Just a reminder, that next Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March, we will be holding parents evening. We are looking forward to welcoming you into school and for you to see your child’s work. If you have not yet done so, please go to to book your appointment. There are in-person and video call appointments available. Parents Evening Booking Guide

If you have any questions, please call the school office or email


School Photos

We are very excited to have Vancols, the school photographers back in school on Wednesday, to take class photos. Please make sure that your child is wearing correct uniform on this day. If your child has PE on Wednesday, they should wear their school uniform and bring a pair of trainers with them to change into.


World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day at Links on Thursday 7th March 2024! We will have a week full of fun reading activities and promoting a pleasure for reading. We will have TWO competitions for everyone to join in with - Reading in Unusual Places and Story in a Shoebox! Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 7th March - please do not feel the need to buy any new costumes, home made ones are best!


Book Tokens

This week, your child brought home a World Book Day Voucher. Use this voucher to get £1 off a book or swap it to get a free book. All information how to redeem the voucher, can be found on the World Book Day website

Did you know that you can also use your voucher at our book fair next week. (see below).


Book Fair


Celebrate reading and World Book Day at our Book Fair! The Book Fair will be in the Bottom Hall, in school from Monday.

The children will be visiting the fair during school and choosing books to add to their wishlist. You can then;

You can also redeem your World Book Day vouchers at the Book Fair. Just hand in your voucher to get £1.00 off the cost of your book.


Links Values Award

Our Links Value this half term in happiness. We believe education is about happiness. Of course, we want children to be happy at school but we also strive to ensure they are provided with the foundations that will enable them to build happy, fulfilled lives.

This week’s Values Awards go to;

  • Nursery - Alexander for his lovely painting this week! Alex enjoyed printing with vegetables.
  • Rainbow - Abdul for developing his confidence and for showing resilience when learning.
  • Sunshine - Zayn for excellent learning behaviour this week and for working hard in all lessons.
  • 1EJ- Lena for always reaching the stretch in English!
  • 1W- Thomas for making good progress in his writing and presentation.
  • 2B- Junaid for his enthusiastic ‘Dragons love tacos’ story retell in English.
  • 2T - Beatrix for her imaginative ideas when writing her Quick Writes.
  • 3B- Mehramjot for developing his knowledge of powerful vocabulary in his writing.
  • 3P- Isaac for using powerful vocabulary and writing a wonderful description of a destroyed forest.
  • 4M - Amir for such a positive attitude to his learning and showing such kindness to others.
  • 4T - Sofia for being so resilient and positive towards all her learning.
  • 4T - Zara for her positive and happy attitude every single day.
  • 5KG - Harrison for showing respect to others.
  • 5M- Anneke for demonstrating all of the Links Values during our trip.
  • 6G- Mohamed for always working hard and trying his best.
  • 6M - Anna Carolina for always showing the Links Value of happiness when completing her work.

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


House Points

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

Green House - 5504

Yellow House - 5491

Red House - 5326

Blue House - 5169


Weekly Attendance

This week’s attendance figures for each class are:

  • Rainbow - 93.3%
  • Sunshine - 95.7%
  • 1EJ - 97.3%
  • 1W - 89%
  • 2B - 93.9%
  • 2T - 98.2%
  • 3B - 95.9%
  • 3P - 95.7%
  • 4M - 95.8%
  • 4T - 97.9%
  • 5KG - 95.2%
  • 5M - 96.4%
  • 6G - 89.3%
  • 6M - 95.2 %

Congratulations to 2T who achieved the highest attendance this week. Lincoln the Bear will be spending next week in Year 2, celebrating book week and reading ‘Greta and the Giants’.

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

It is important that your child comes to school every day. Every day they miss, they miss important learning, which they need to progress in lessons.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Natalie, Vicki and the Links Team