Links News - 30th September 2022
Dear Links families,
I can’t believe we’re already at the end of September. The first few weeks of term have flown by!
Meet the Teacher
It’s been great to see so many of you at our ‘Meet the Teacher’ events over the past two weeks. If you weren’t able to make it, please use these links to access the information that was shared:
As always, if you have any questions, please speak to your child’s teacher.
This Wednesday both Year 5 classes had an exciting afternoon.
As part of our partnership with Reed’s School in Cobham, 5KT took part in the launch car challenge, where they worked with members of the DT department to design, build and launch their own cars. Well done to Hibba, Brendan and Angel who were the winners and will go on to represent Links later in the year. 5D will be taking part in the challenge later this term.
While 5KT were away, 5D spent the afternoon making apple crumble with just some of the 60kg of apples that were harvested from the tree in the playground with Mrs. Toulson, our former nursery teacher. The children took part in the whole process, from peeling and chopping the apples, to weighing and mixing the crumble. I’m told that the end product was delicious!
It is so important that the children are in school every day. Of course, there will be times when they are unwell and not able to come in but please do let us know that they won’t be in. You can do this by calling the school on 020 8769 4587 (press option 1) or email email@example.com. If you don’t let us know why your child isn’t in school, the absence has to be unauthorised.
Yesterday, you were sent some information asking for donations for the food bank this harvest time. Thank you for all of the donations we have received so far. We will be passing these on to St. Paul’s Church next Wednesday.
Wonderdome Planetarium Show
Visit Wimbledon library during Libraries Week for a fascinating, fun and interactive Planetarium Show which takes you on a journey through space.
Children will learn amazing facts about our solar system and beyond, including taking a flying visit to and learning information about our incredible neighbouring planets. Is it possible to live on them? And what makes Planet Earth so special that life thrives here?
Saturday 8 October at Wimbledon Library
There are 4 sessions available
- 13:15-13:45 - show 1
- 14:00-14:30 - show 2
- 14:45-15:15 - show 3 - a dedicated session for SEND children
- 15:30-16:00 - show 4
All About Us
I’m Miss Potter and this is my first year of teaching at Links Primary School. I am currently working in Year 1 but I have previously worked in Reception at my previous school. This year, I am leading Art within the school and can't wait to see all of the wonderful Art we will produce. I am originally from Yorkshire and like spending my holidays back with my family and the dog (Atom!) in the countryside. In my spare time I like to travel, go to the gym and especially bake!
Merton Sports Mark
I am very pleased to announce that we have again been awarded the Platinum Sports Mark by Merton School Sports Partnership, the highest level possible. Thank you and well done to Mr Grace for his leadership of PE and sport.
Last week, I was very pleased to give a Values Award to Alina in 6M. This week, Umar in 1EJ was awarded a certificate. Well done to you both!
If you would like to book a place for breakfast or after school club, please use this form. Don’t forget that all booked places will be charged for.
October Playscheme will be running from Monday 24th October to Thursday 27th October. Please note there is no playscheme on Friday 28th October. Playscheme is available to all Links children from Reception to Year 6 and for Nursery children who regularly attend breakfast or after school club. If you would like to book a space please complete this form.
The booking form will close when the places have been filled. Places will be strictly limited for this playscheme. If you have not booked in advance you will not be able to attend so if you want to book a place please do not wait.
All booked places will be charged for.
Now that the weather is cooling down, please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat every day. As with all of their uniform, please make sure that it is clearly named.
Mitcham Community Forum
Next Thursday, 6th October, Mitcham Community Forum will be holding a meeting about support that can be accessed during the cost of living crisis. The meeting will be at 7:15pm in the New Horizon Centre. More details can be found in the attached leaflet. You can also find more information by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064700767760
There are lots of exciting things happening over the rest of this term. To keep up to date with everything, please have a look at the school calendar. We have already put the dates on for parents’ evenings and Christmas productions. There are also some trips on there which you will receive information about nearer the time.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Lee and the Links Team