December Newsletter


We have almost come to the end of such a busy (and long) term. We have been thrilled by so many different events this half term that it’s difficult to know where to start!

Firstly, the choir delighted us, parents and the town by taking part in the Christmas Junior Music Festival. They all looked wonderful on the stage in their Elf outfits and certainly set the tone for the festivities to come. Well done to all of the children involved and many thanks also go to the adults who have been busy helping the children to learn the songs and to the adults who accompanied the children in the evening.
Next, our fantastic Christmas Fete on Friday 4th December. It was so well attended and many have commented on how well organised the event was. It was super to see to many parents, grandmas, grandpas, aunt, uncles and any other family members present. A huge THANK YOU must go to Mrs Peer and all the Class Reps who worked so hard to make the Fete a success. It was so successful that we managed to raise a whopping £1000. We are looking forward to hearing the children’s suggestions in the new year for what we can purchase for the playground with this money.
Thirdly, the EYFS and KS1 Nativity and Christmas Performance at Christ Church last week. The children performed wonderfully to a very full Church – there wasn’t a hint of nerves present from any of the children. Many parents commented later on how lovely the songs were and how well the children had done. Thanks go to the children who have learnt a lot of words. Of course, none of these things happen by chance. Many thanks must go to all the staff in Early Years and Key Stage 1 who have been diligently helping the children to learn the songs.

Last week also saw our Christmas Dinners. The children loved the Christmas Crackers and enjoyed pulling them and finding out what their special gift was. Again, special thanks must go to all staff in the kitchen for making a delicious Christmas Dinner.

Once again our Fabulous Finish Afternoon was extremely well attended and it was a delight to see so many family members enjoying all aspects of the curriculum with the children.

Finally, we have our Festive Family Fun Afternoon tomorrow, from 2:15pm. Please do come along and work with your child/children on a festive craft – a homemade decoration just in time for Father Christmas’s arrival!


Our Policy states :

“Lainesmead Primary School is committed to maintaining high standards and believes that a neat and tidy appearance is a factor in helping to establish positive attitudes. Pupils have responsibilities to the community to which they belong. One of these is to demonstrate their commitment to the School community. By following the uniform and appearance policy they present a smart and disciplined image which invites the respect of others within and outside the School community.”

Please could we take this opportunity to remind you that the school uniform is as follows:

Boys’ uniform

A Lainesmead sweatshirt/plain navy sweatshirt or jumper (Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted)
White or Navy polo shirt
Black, navy or grey trousers
Flat black/brown shoes (not trainers)
Dark socks

Girls’ uniform

A Lainesmead sweatshirt/a plain navy sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan (Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted)
White or Navy polo shirt
Black, navy or grey trousers or skirt
Flat black/brown shoes (not trainers)
White socks
Plain black/white/grey/navy tights


We have a growing collection of Lost Property in school. In a number of cases, the items are not named and therefore we have not been able to return them to their owners. Please could we ask that in preparation for the new term in January all clothing, including coats, are named.

All that is left for me to do is to thank you for all your support this term and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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