Links Primary School

Links News - 3rd March 2023

Dear Links families,


Another jam-packed week, which has ended with one of my favourite days of the school year, World Book Day. It was lovely to see so many children and staff dressed up as book characters. We had a fashion show in assembly and the children loved seeing each other’s costumes. During the day, the children have had a great time talking about books, listening to stories told by different teachers and trying to guess who the Masked Readers were this year! Most importantly, we hope that today has helped to instil a love of reading in all of the children. Thank you to Mrs. Trounce for organising our World Book Day festivities this year.


Reading in unusual places

This year for World Book Day, we have been running a competition to see who could take a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place. We had lots of great entries from children and staff and have picked eight winners, who all win a book from the book fair. Well done to the following children:

  • Ada (Sunshine class) - reading to a dinosaur under the bed
  • Isabella (2T) - reading in the kitchen sink
  • Yusuf (2B) - reading in a ball pit
  • Adeel (3B) - reading on the top shelf of his wardrobe
  • Shivi (3B) - reading on the bonnet of a car
  • Elsa (3P) - reading at the Tower of London
  • Martha (5KT) - reading outside Tooting Broadway station
  • Oliver (5D) - reading on top of the garden shed


Book Fair

I have been amazed by the crowds at the book fair this week. In total, we have sold £1051.98 of books! Every book purchased means that school gets books as well. I’ve had a great time picking out lots of lovely books to add to the class libraries. Thank you to everyone who has made a purchase this week and a big thank you to the children from Year 5 who helped Niki to run the Book Fair.


Parents’ Evening

Don’t forget that next week, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March, we are holding this term’s parents’ evening. If you haven’t yet booked your appointment, please do so here. If you’re not able to make it to parents’ evening, please speak to your child’s teacher to arrange a time that works for you both.



It’s been another low week for attendance this week. I know I keep saying it, but it really is so important for children to be in school every day. 


Don’t forget, if your child is just feeling a little bit under the weather, it’s fine to send them in. 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:

  • Morning Nursery- 80.9%
  • Afternoon Nursery- 83.1%
  • Full-time Nursery- 90.6%
  • Rainbow- 86.3%
  • Sunshine- 100%
  • 1EJ- 80.7%
  • 1P- 89.7%
  • 2B- 94%
  • 2T- 87.1%
  • 3B- 90.6%
  • 3P- 93.2%
  • 4M- 95%
  • 4T- 75.5%
  • 5D- 94.4%
  • 5KT- 92.8%
  • 6G- 95%
  • 6M- 94.4%


A huge well done to Sunshine class for being in school every day this week! Lincoln is really looking forward to joining Sunshine class for their learning next week.


Easter Playscheme

Raphel and the Extended Services team are really looking forward to opening playscheme during the Easter holidays. Playscheme will be open from Monday 3rd to Thursday 7th April and from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th April. All of the details and booking forms will be sent out next week.


End of term

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that term finishes for children in Nursery on Thursday 30th March at the usual time. The rest of the school will finish for the Easter holidays on Friday 31st March at 1:30pm. There will be no after school club on this day. School returns on Monday 17th April (new Nursery children will be given their own start dates.)


Extended Services

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.


Values Awards

Well done Candice (6G) and George (2T), who both received Values Awards in assembly today.


House Points

A huge well done to Green house, who have maintained their lead in the house competition.

  • Green- 4024
  • Red- 3920
  • Blue- 3713
  • Yellow- 3682

Have a lovely weekend,


Lee (a.k.a The Very Hungry Caterpillar) and the Links Team