End of Term 6 Newsletter


Today we introduced to the children the new vision for the school:

Strive, achieve, excel

Believe in a limitless future

As part of the assembly we shared the definition of each of the words in the first part and read quotes to inspire us to fulfil this vision.

To strive: “to make great efforts to achieve or obtain something”

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To achieve: “successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective or result) by effort, skill, or courage.”

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If you believe, you can achieve. Inspirational quote at night sky background with palm leaf silhouette.

To excel: “be exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject.”

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This vision has been thought about carefully by many to ensure that there are high expectations of all whilst also showing that nothing is achieved without the hard work of striving!


As part of our new Lainesmead vision, we have updated our behaviour policy and this has been shared with the children in our move-up assembly. We now have three simple rules. If you ask your children, they will hopefully be able to tell you that they are:

    • Be ready
    • Be respectful
    • Be safe

We have also reduced the number of school values to 6 and these will all be talked about and celebrated throughout the year:

      • Respect
      • Cooperation
      • Resilience
      • Compassion
      • Responsibility
      • Curiosity

When the children work hard and are following the school rules they will be rewarded with raffle tickets in class. Each class will decide together what will be in their prize box.

Excellent work in books will earn children house points and maybe a visit to Mrs Painter or Mrs Mepstead!  House points will be counted each week and the amount of points will be shared in assembly. At the end of each term, the winning house’s children will be rewarded with a ‘Sports hour’ where they can choose and undertake a sporting activity.

Instead of our clouds and traffic lights, we have introduced a ‘Board of recognition.’ Children will have their name on the board by showing the school values and going ‘above and beyond’ what is expected.

Each week, one person from each class will earn the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in celebration assembly – look out for these coming home from September. If your child brings one home it should be a really proud moment and something to celebrate!

Sometimes teachers may need to help the children learn to behave as we would expect at Lainesmead. They will:

Remind children of the expectations.

Give a clear verbal caution to make the child aware of the behaviour and the consequences if it continues.

Give a last chance.

Give time out – if this happens they will attend a restorative meeting with their teacher and you will be informed at the end of the school day.

If three or more school rules forms are filled in in a week, the child will attend ‘How to shine class’ with Mrs Painter or Mrs Mepstead. You will be informed and a meeting will be held with you and your child to discuss.

We are very proud of the children’s behaviour and intend our new behaviour policy to promote positivity and the building of relationships with a focus on teaching the children how to behave, rather than simply focusing on the consequences of misconduct.


This week we will be sending the children home with their exciting summer holiday homework – the best homework ever!  There are prizes for individuals with the biggest totals as well as the class with the biggest total.  Please do take part in as many of the activities as you can!

Here is a link to the website page for the homework



Attended the Pride of Lainesmead award ceremony as well as the Year 6 Leavers assembly.  They were very proud of the accomplishments of the children.

Dates for your Diary

Monday 23rd July

3:20pm: KS1 Meet the Teachers Meeting

Tuesday 24th July

3:20pm: KS2 Meet the Teachers Meeting

Wednesday 25th July

Year 7s Tea Party for children and parents of those leaving us for secondary school, 3:15pm – 4:30pm


Thursday 26th July




Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club fills up tummies and wakes up brains – just what children need to have a super start to their day!
From September Breakfast Club will be open every day term time only from 8.00am to 8.45am.

Breakfast Club gets your child’s day off to a great start; we offer a selection of healthy breakfast choices which provide energy right through to lunchtime.  After breakfast children are engaged in activities to wake up their brains such as board games, reading, drawing and colouring until 8.45am when they are taken to their classes by Breakfast Club staff.   You can book your child in to the club for a whole week or choose to attend on a daily basis according to your need.

The cost of Breakfast Club from September 2018 is £2.50 per day and payable via the ParentPay website. The club is free to children who qualify for free school meals due to household income or benefit status (referred to as Pupil Premium).

If you have any questions or would like further information about Breakfast please speak to the school office who will be happy to help you!

The L’After Club – paid after school care provision

We have listened to the views of parents and as a result from September the L’After Club will in term time only open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 3.15pm to 6pm. On Fridays the club will open from 3.15pm to 5.pm.

The club moves to a new home from September which will be the port-a-cabin situated on Key Stage 1 playground.  This environment will be specifically set up for teaching use in the day and the L’After club each evening.  The cabin has its own entrance gate, toilet, kitchen facilities and enclosed outside play area.

Chef Luann will also provide a delicious and nutritious teatime meal every day except Fridays.

For full details on session times, costs and booking please speak to the school office.

Remember you will need to book your sessions for September before the end of term


On Thursday 13th September, we will be taking part in Roald Dahl Day.  The children will be asked to come dressed as a Roald Dahl character and will take part in many activities linked to the booked during the school day.  At 2:30pm, we would love parents to come in and join us for our end of day activities.

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Dates for your Diary


Monday 3rd September

School Closed to pupils – TD DAY

Tuesday 4th September

Children from Reception to Year 6 return


Wednesday 5th September

Existing Nursery Children return

Thursday 6th September

New Nursery children start (Phased entry)

Friday 7th September

Brazil class (Y5) celebrate Brazil Day

Thursday 13th September

Roald Dahl Day – non-school uniform day, dress as a Roald Dahl Character

2:30pm – Parents join classes for their Roald Dahl Day – come and receive your free gift!

Monday 17th September

Reception Parents Workshop 9am

Wednesday 19th September

Year 3 Ballet begins

Friday 21st September

Non-school uniform

Donations will be shared between the school and the Jeans for Genes Day charity

Monday 24th September

Whole School Maths Day

Reception Parents Workshop 9am

A reminder that the TD Days for next year are:

Monday 3rd September                         Monday 1st October                              Wednesday 24th October

Monday 7th January                              Friday 19th July

School will therefore be closed to all pupils on the above dates.