To help you understand how we communicate news and events at Lyndhurst, explore they key points below...
How will we communicate news and important information with you?
We communicate with our parents in a variety of different ways:
- Email- our weekly news ‘The Scoop’, Important letters and our Parent information Pack
- Text- urgent time sensitive information
- Twitter & Instagram (insert handles)- to celebrate what goes on in our school with parents and partner organisations.
- Student Planers- to communicate what a child is reading
When will we communicate with you?
Throughout the year there will be several opportunities to talk with your child’s class teacher. The first will be in Autumn One, this will be a presentation about what will be covered this year. There will then be a parent session in Spring and a Summer One.
At the end of the autumn and Spring term we will send you a short report detailing how your child is doing in standardised assessments. In the final Summer term, we will send a report that will include a more detailed comment.
In addition, teachers and the Senior Leadership Team will be on the playground at drop-off and pick-up. However, we know that this is not convenient for all parents and carers so you can also contact us by email.
For information about our curriculum, SEND offer or policies, please see our website.
Why We Communicate?
We know that good communication means that we all achieve the best for our children– that is why we are determined to continue to improve the way that we communicate. This is something we will be reviewing as the year progresses.
Communication is a two-way process. At Lyndhurst we expect all communication to and from our staff to be timely, polite and professional. If at any time, either party feels threatened or prejudiced the communication should be politely stopped and escalated to the appropriate person in our escalation system.
Year 6 completed their Sponsored Challenge today to raise money for school journey. They ran the distance from Lyndhurst to Land&Wave centre in Swanage, where our school journey will be! Each child completed 50 laps of the MUGA. Well done Year 6! Scan the QR code here to donate! https://t.co/XI9LJbB6de
Denmark Hill Station has made it into the semi-finals! Follow this link to vote to send them through to the final. Voting closes tonight at midnight! https://t.co/z15weVki2G https://t.co/DCnCJg3MTr
Gardening club have been making some beautiful cane toppers for our bamboo bean sticks. https://t.co/k01yqIoqAr
In DT, Year 3 applied all of the skills they learnt during their castles unit to build these paper castles. https://t.co/P3AixvvMYk
RT @CDPS_Southwark: Fab collaboration again from our family of schools - thank you for hosting @LyndhurstSE5 🙌
We loved hosting the 2023 @Charter_Trust Dance Festival at Lyndhurst. The standard of dance was exceptional. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and we are already looking forward to next year. Thank you so much for coming @TheBelham @CDPS_Southwark @Dulwichhamlet https://t.co/HIJ1yVvGlA
Vote for Denmark Hill in the World Cup of Stations! Be quick as the voting closes tonight at midnight. Follow this link to vote: https://t.co/1CWmwD0qNX https://t.co/pZjoUDJztr
Preparations are underway for our @Charter_Trust dance festival. We can’t wait to get going! https://t.co/HU14FncMVd
A sea of green today in Lyndhurst as we took part in Wear it Green Day as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/nA0Qqyur88
RT @Alleyns_Junior: Thank you to @Kevin_Fong for a fascinating lecture to our Year 5 children on 'Back to the Moon'. Some great questions f…
A huge thank you to @Kevin_Fong for an amazing lecture on 'Back to the Moon'. Our children loved it! Thank you very much @Alleyns_Junior for having us and for being brilliant hosts as always. https://t.co/H4M070ahX9
@Alleyns_Junior @Kevin_Fong @heberschool @BessemerGrange @HPAEastDulwich It was brilliant. Our children loved it!
We’re delighted that so many children come to our school choirs voluntarily at lunchtimes. We’ve created some choir lanyards to help with admin (they have nifty QR codes) and to look snazzy for our forthcoming choir trips! https://t.co/NOQhkN2c16
Gardening club were thinning out the radishes last week, which resulted in some welcome bounty! https://t.co/cbWC6OYvZD
This week, Year 5 have been building truss bridges out of spaghetti as part of their DT project. Creating their bridges took focus, resilience and excellent team work! https://t.co/IdPp7Kd32O
Today we had our whole school Mental Health Week assembly, where we discussed mental health, physical health and what anxiety is. We spoke about strategies that we can use to improve our own mental health and manage our anxiety. https://t.co/QQhlh23bR7
Good luck to all of our Year 2 children who started their SATs today! We know you have worked so hard. You’ll do great! https://t.co/VuOEF1Brpi
This week Lyndhurst is talking about anxiety as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/ow3K9mUAUg
Another great ‘it takes a village super club’. Another example of our brilliant community supporting each other. https://t.co/ha8JBMtdRi
If you are free tomorrow morning, come and support our boys’ football team in their final match of the season. It is a huge game, as if they win, they move to top of the league. The match is Lyndhurst vs Wyvil and it kicks off at 10.15 at Rosendale Playing Fields, Rosendale Road.
A HUGE well done to our Year 6 children for completing their SATs. They worked so hard and tried their absolute best. We are so proud of them! https://t.co/nKfmNmJssA
Learning was quite literally bread and butter for Reception last week! Following on from reading The Little Red Hen, the children got to help mix, knead and shape bread rolls and flatbreads – and got a good workout shaking and churning cream to make butter. Delicious! https://t.co/6Jm0Xuy9My
Wishing all our Year 6 children the very best for their SATs this week. We know you’ve worked super hard and will try your very best. Whatever the outcome, we are so proud of you! Don’t forget SATs breakfast starts at 8:30. See you then! https://t.co/2TFTtOjdNv
The Year 6 mystery raffle was a great success! Thank you to everyone who collected and donated prizes and thank you for buying tickets and supporting our Year 6s! For those who weren’t here to collect their prize, you can get it from the office next week. https://t.co/jWFqwKZJ0T
For their STEAM week robotics workshop, Year 1 loved programming algorithms to get robotic cars to move. https://t.co/5tWPx7wjrf https://t.co/D92N1abl1q
Volga Class enthusiastically created their own classrooms of the future as part of STEAM week. Check them out! https://t.co/UUlF54YfAU
Yesterday Orinoco visited the wildlife centre and found lots of mini beasts. The instructor said she was blown away by Lyndhurst’s attitude and enthusiasm! https://t.co/i4HGMJ23zD
Year 1 have been inspired by the work of Alfred Wallis to create their own coastal paintings. Check them out! https://t.co/Jlpa8zd551
Check out some of the amazing prizes we have for the Year 6 raffle. The draw is tomorrow after school, so today and tomorrow are your last chances to buy tickets. Tickets are on sale after school today for 50p a ticket or £2.50 per strip. We are accepting contactless payments. https://t.co/IRDqpKi5DU
We are very excited to unveil our brand new, fully stocked PE store! It is great to have so much high quality equipment ready to be used in our PE lessons. https://t.co/uWDoAIPSig
What a wonderful afternoon celebrating Eid al-Fitr! It was lovely to see so many of our families enjoying food, drinks and great company. Thank you so much to all who organised this fantastic event. https://t.co/k2H7Jv87Zo
A fantastic afternoon at our girls’ football tournament. The standard of football was exceptional! Thank you @CDResearchSch and @TheBelham for coming over to us. https://t.co/9u8pVZvN7W
A very special Eid assembly led by some of our children and parents who celebrate Eid. The whole school found out all about how Eid is celebrated by Muslim families. https://t.co/1ke3f3VAHW
We warmly invite all our Lyndhurst families to share in our Eid celebration on Friday 28th April at 3.30 in the school playground. https://t.co/ICGDu2n56d
Thank you so much @TheBelham , @Dulwichhamlet and @AESparkles for our much needed treats the past couple of days. It's wonderful to be part of such a caring family of schools. @Charter_Trust
Years 1-4 enjoyed a great Robotics workshop with @hyetteducation as part of our futuristic STEAM week today. All children built their robots out of Lego which then moved using coding and sensors. https://t.co/hKybEeHEfZ https://t.co/03QhDsvPt5
_*STEAM WEEK:The Future Lyndhurst 2099! *_has taken off brilliantly at Lyndhurst. Year 5&6 enjoyed a very exciting workshop today where they had the opportunity to program and fly drones. These will most definitely be part of our daily lives in the future! https://t.co/b71S7M15S8 https://t.co/u4f2fwZ3u3
You don’t want to miss this! The Book Week podcast is now live. Click this link to have a listen. https://t.co/khOOEfpuu2 https://t.co/ZL7dGIkxHc
Year 2 created some beautiful detailed birds’ nest watercolour drawings. They used #susanogilvynests book to inspire then and some real nests to observe the colours and textures. https://t.co/6f6KKEcxII
Eggs-strordinary scenes in Reception last week. Shout out for the King’s horses and men. Better still, women. We warned him not to climb! Luckily the children set up a field hospital and managed to put Humpty back together again. https://t.co/ctjsd59qr6
Reception have been writing rules for Humpty Dumpty. He doesn’t seem to be listening… https://t.co/zsD9HSzH0d
Calamity in the book corner. Humpty has been up to no good despite Reception writing him rules. #HeIsABadEgg https://t.co/1cWnCWnG32
We are delighted to receieve our first delivery of fantastic new books, thanks to @chase_uk Rewarding Futures programme who are working in partnership with @Literacy_Trust . We can't wait for the children to enjoy reading them! https://t.co/hWefA9Zq2w
WE ARE RECRUITING! Head over to our website to see the current vacancies. If you’re interested in being a part of an exciting and vibrant team, get in touch. Follow the link below to find out all the information you need, including how to apply. https://t.co/PEpoh6cc0S https://t.co/uae8JPtUPo
Year 5 made their own healthy bolognese sauce in DT this week, as part of their unit on cooking. It was delicious! https://t.co/77a9AD2Jxa
Well done amazing Lyndhurst readers!!! We read 33,045 minutes during the Read-A-Thon! Everyone who recorded a read has a chance to win something - come to the raffle draw on Friday to see if your name is pulled out! https://t.co/LcsNRzKMBP
In Literacy, Year 1 have been learning how to write descriptive sentences using adjectives. https://t.co/phEJz5Rqdy
RT @MrTeacherT: Our @LyndhurstSE5 new website went live today !! We’re very excited to hear what people think of it! https://t.co/XBxYtM8RKj
Here is our first round of desserts for the Year 6 ‘Come Dine With Me’ competition from Zambezi class, as part of their DT unit on cooking. It certainly was tough judging, they were delicious! Stay tuned for Mississippi’s turn later this week. https://t.co/IEimHTM5WD
We are so excited to announce that our brand new school website has now been launched! Make sure to check it out! https://t.co/zKd7FjnDSJ
This week is Lyndhurst’s Neurodiversity Week. We started the week with a whole school assembly celebrating neurodiversity! https://t.co/HNhCmhwT5F
Hudson Class have learnt about The Five Pillars of Islam in R.E. this term. One of our parents came in to talk about her faith as a Muslim and about the special month of Ramadan. She gave the children a date to help them remember how Muslims break their fast after sunset. https://t.co/VG5rAtqJQc
Judging has begun for the Year 6 ‘Come Dine With Me’. For DT, the children were tasked with finding their own recipe and then making their dish. The criteria was that it had to be a pie. Stay tuned for the desserts next week! https://t.co/NQLWaJy3z4
Waikato Class enjoyed their visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery. They took inspiration from a painting called Vases with Flowers to create their own collages. https://t.co/zZ4aoqniYc
A huge well done to all of the children that performed at our Spring Concert last night. It was a wonderful event and the standard was exceptional. A huge thank you to Mr Chambers and the music team for making the magic happen! https://t.co/yNsp39EQFM
Today was World Down Syndrome Awareness Day at Lyndhurst. We celebrated with a whole school assembly and all wore odd socks. Look out for more Makaton coming in the Reception newsletter. https://t.co/FBKkIUQHT1 https://t.co/58FRYSU49E
The Lyndhurst community all pulled together at the weekend working party to work on our memorial garden. It was lovely seeing parents and staff getting stuck in. https://t.co/gZ8FkPh3KN
What a wonderful #RedNoseDay full of dancing! The children thoroughly enjoyed it and the money raised is going to such a brilliant cause. Thank you so much @Danceeducates for leading all the fun! https://t.co/DBtqAtH5SK https://t.co/SM9JDwiI0z
It’s RED NOSE DAY. Remember to wear as much red to school as possible. Here’s all the fun things we will be doing. Please donate if you can. See you in Conga Line at 8:45! https://t.co/uds34KYYaa
Red Nose Day is this Friday. Here’s all of the information you need! We are extremely excited for a fun-filled day, raising money for a wonderful cause! Scan the QR code to donate. https://t.co/8C2ybJsxza
Year 5 have been looking at the drawings of Vincent van Gogh. The children have been trying to recreate his marks in these beautiful sketches. https://t.co/fcNX9pVnby
The 2023 Read-A-Thon has officially started! Let’s get reading! Find the link in our bio for all the information you need. https://t.co/jiN1pkpMxO
The Read-A-Thon is back! Starting 13th March for 2 weeks! Support our children by helping them get involved and sponsoring them. The school library will be open throughout the 2 weeks to support and encourage the pupils. For more info, resources and FAQ’s head to the link in bio! https://t.co/DsxwChprog
Shocking scenes in Reception… What appears to be a large mound of poo. On closer inspection we found bones, a sheep skull, jewellery and a crown. The children also noticed what looked like a long tail mark in the snow. All the evidence points to it being a DRAGON! https://t.co/WfqxDSpGSG
A wonderful display of the musical talent here at Lyndhurst. This Year 5 child played for the whole of Year 5 & 6 in this week’s phase assembly. https://t.co/4YlesaBXNe
RT @CharterArts_: Pleased @LyndhurstSE5 can attend the @JustinOnWeb lecture today at @Alleyns_Junior
As part of their structures unit in DT, Year 6 created their own playgrounds, using hack saws, glue guns and a range of building materials. https://t.co/UXzd8HByIq
RT @Alleyns_Junior: Thank you to Justin Webb @JustinOnWeb for a fascinating lecture to our Year 5 children on 'how to tell truth from ficti…
Today Year 5 attended the big lecture by Justin Webb at @Alleyns_Junior They learned all about journalism and asked lots of interesting questions! https://t.co/SwbsB3A7mH
We had a wonderful World Book Day today - lots of incredible costumes from children’s favourite books. An amazing turn out as ever! Here’s one of our favourites. #worldbookday @wimpykid https://t.co/oQ7pHxwE0K
Orinoco’s quilt squares are on display, they worked hard to use different sewing skills and techniques to create a class quilt! https://t.co/qcpzzb7hr2
We’re all set up for the book sale after school. Remember to bring some money and get your hands on some great books! https://t.co/wiAXj6dDPj
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting a Southwark 2030 Listening Event here at Lyndhurst. We hope for more events like this in the future! https://t.co/LBRX4awpmd
Year 5 made collages during Book Week to show the scenery from our whole school text, Hike. https://t.co/ssl1j97zWg
Using the images from our Book Week book as inspiration, Zambezi class created these abstract forest collages, using a range of different types of paper. https://t.co/enrKedjk3V
Following on from their hike in Ruskin Park, Year 6 wrote a set of instructions for how to go on a successful hike, with a focus on using fronted adverbials. https://t.co/s0uT208Dws
Yarra Class made some watercolour paintings from scenes from our Book Week book Hike. We used different textures and shades to create trees and water. https://t.co/8NFkuYulq9
Zambezi class started Book Week with a long hike around Ruskin Park; just like the characters from our whole-school text ‘Hike’ by Pete Oswald. We absolutely loved it! https://t.co/fUqfcEAAfm
It’s BOOK WEEK! The whole school will be using Hike by Pete Oswald as their text for the week. We are so excited! Stay tuned for more book week content. https://t.co/lwuV5AOr1F
Year 2 enjoyed exploring the Tate Modern day! They looked out for different textures and patterns, linking to their Art unit. https://t.co/DUCbR5Fzml
Calling all girls! Aunt Joy would like to invite girls between the age of 8-14 to create an artwork based on JOY. The pieces will form part of the ‘Girls Like Us’ series, which will then be displayed and sold on the online gallery. See the poster for more information! https://t.co/MWuVc4eQCA
Reception have been reading ‘The Magic Paintbrush’. They’ve designed their own pencils and paintbrushes to draw and write what they thought would be helpful to other people. Both classes came up with ideas for a cake design & today it was delivered mysteriously to their class! https://t.co/7Y35qRhTdf
Year 5 made pop up books designed for Year 1 children in DT this term. Today they read these books to Year 1 partners! It was a massive success and they all really enjoyed the read! https://t.co/FidXX9QiqF
Year 6 visited the Old Kent Road Fire Station to learn how to be safer citizens, with sessions from the LFB, LAS, TfL and the Met Police. A very useful and informative day for the children preparing them for life beyond primary school. https://t.co/b53t1FJ8ZU
We are happy to announce that we are running a Southwark 2030 Listening Event here at Lyndhurst. See the poster for more details and don’t miss out! https://t.co/Em3D1zpCqV
It was a day full of excitement and wonder at the Science Museum for Year 4 today! https://t.co/G7RUHhJrfz
As part of their Science unit, Year 6 visited the Natural History Museum to learn more about evolution. https://t.co/26uemeHcMy
Rio Grande had a fun afternoon yesterday making collages out of shoe boxes at Camberwell Art College. https://t.co/nzaz0KGgZe
RT @Charter_Trust: We are excited to officially welcome @SWellsschool to our Trust family today. We are all looking forward to working with…