October 10 Newsletter

Dear Families,

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It has been a very difficult term for the school with regards to the hot dinner menu.  Unfortunately, there have been a number of staff absences in relation to the kitchen which has impacted on the menu that has been delivered.  We fully appreciate that, having ordered a meal for your child/children, it is difficult when that choice is then changed. 

This is an issue the school is working hard to resolve and as a result we are currently in the process of recruiting a Catering Manager.  A key aspect of this new role will be working with children and parents on improving our hot meal provision, with a greater choice of meals, more variety each day as well as providing further opportunities to run cookery clubs within and across the school. We will let you know as soon as we can the outcome.


It is extremely important to us that we hear your views about the school.  This enables us to learn and make changes about the running of the school to ensure it is a place where children can learn to the best of their ability and that there continues to be a family feel about us.  Therefore, please could I ask you to complete the parent survey on the Parent View website.  This is invaluable for us in looking at how we can improve as a school.



Value for October: RESPONSIBILITY

In our first assembly of October we looked at the value of responsibility by comparing the responsibility of different people such as the Prime Minister, Doctors, the England Football Manager and Simon Cowell.  The children provided lots of interesting answers.  We then looked at the different responsibilities the adults in school have as well as the prefects and Senior Prefects. 

The children were then able to reflect on the responsibilities they have and knew that these are on display in each classroom.  The children are going to work hard on displaying this value for October and ensuring they show the responsibilities entrusted to them.




KS1 Music Workshop in Half Term KS2 Music Workshop in Half Term



Friday 13th October—Monday 16thOctober
Y6 Residential to the Isle of Wight

Monday 16th October
Fabulous Finish afternoon for Y1—5
2:20pm – Year 2 assembly – starting with a 10 minute presentation on E-Safety (please note that these are different
to last year’s)
2:30pm – Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Fabulous Finish  afternoon begins

Wednesday 18th October
Last day of term 1, school finishes at 3:15pm

Thursday 19th to Friday 27th October
October Half term holiday

Monday 30th October
TD Day—school closed to pupils

Tuesday 31st October
All children return to school

Wednesday 1st—Friday 3rd November
Y4 Braeside Residential Trip

Wednesday 8th November
School Photographs;

Week Beginning Monday 13th November
Anti-bullying week

Wednesday 15th November
Flu vaccine being administered to EYFS/KS1 children (forms already sent out)

Week beginning 20th November
Parents Evenings


A reminder that our school app called Schoop holds the most up-to-date information on the school calendar which is no longer available on the website.

Therefore, please could I urge you to download this free app for the most current information.

In order to download visit the website: www.schoop.co.uk and follow the instructions.  Our school ID number is 6929

To access the Calendar, Choose ‘My Schoop (situated at the bottom of the screen), Lainesmead Primary School, and select the ‘Clock’ icon:

Screen capture of schoop