Links News - 24th February 2023
Dear Links families,
It’s been a really busy first week back and the children have got straight back into their learning with enthusiasm.
On Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March, you will have the opportunity to talk with your child’s teacher about their progress so far this year at this term’s parents’ evening. As we have done for the past few parents’ evenings, there will be an opportunity to either meet in-person or via our online system. Booking will open this evening at 6pm. To book your appointment, please follow this link.
I sent out an important update today on the strike action due to take place next Thursday, 2nd March. If you haven’t already done so, please take the time to read it. School will be closed to all children next Thursday. All children should return to school for Friday, 3rd March.
The office sent out some information about the book fair earlier this week. In an exciting update, we are now able to accept card payments at the book fair! There’s lots of books to choose from and the book fair is open in the bottom hall from today.
World Book Day
An email was sent out earlier with details on how we will be celebrating World Book Day next week. In addition to all of this we are holding a World Book Day competition. All of the children are invited to take a photo of themselves reading in an unusual place! Upload this by Monday 27th March to Google Classroom or Tapestry (if you are in Nursery/ Reception) to be in with a chance of winning a prize from the Book Fair.
What are we learning this half term?
I know that often, the answer to ‘what are you learning at school?’ is ‘nothing.’ I can assure you that’s not the case and the children are learning from the moment they set foot in the building. If you would like more information on what they are learning, please have a look at our curriculum page on the school website.
Here is some information from Home-Start Merton:
Volunteering for Home-Start Merton is a great opportunity for parents who would like to build confidence to get back to work as full training is provided or for parents whose child/ren have just started school and are looking for something meaningful to do with their time. Our next training course starts on 19th April and runs every Wednesday, 9:30am-2pm, for 6 weeks. We would love to hear from anyone who may be interested, so please get in touch! For more information, go to www.homestartmerton.co.uk
Here are this week’s attendance figures for each class:
- Morning Nursery- 77.4%
- Afternoon Nursery- 81.3%
- Full-time Nursery- 86.8%
- Rainbow- 91.1%
- Sunshine- 92.1%
- 1EJ- 90.6%
- 1P- 90.8%
- 2B- 95.7%
- 2T- 95.4%
- 3B- 93.1%
- 3P- 94.3%
- 4M- 85%
- 4T- 82.3%
- 5D- 96.3%
- 5KT- 95.4%
- 6G- 97.5%
- 6M- 95.8%
A huge well done to 6G for their achieving the highest attendance this week. Lincoln the Bear will be spending the week learning in 6G.
This week, Year 2 visited St Paul’s Church in Furzedown. During their visit, Rev. Belemo gave the children a tour of the church and spoke about why Lent is important for Christians. 2B and 2T have been learning about who Christians are and about their holy book, The Bible in their R.E. lessons.
We are looking forward to visiting other places of worship within the year.
Booking is open for breakfast and after school club for this half term. If you would like to book a place, please complete this form. Please note that all booked places will be charged for.
Congratulations to Kaleb (1P), Erica (2B), Sarah (3P) and Anais (5D) for winning values awards this week. We are proud of you all!
A huge well done to Green house, who have maintained their lead in the house competition.
- Green- 3948
- Red- 3778
- Blue- 3611
- Yellow- 3575
Lee and the Links Team