The Scoop Week 3rd May 2023

Hello Lyndhurst Family, 

I know that many of you, like me, were blown away by the amazing Eid event on Friday. When we first asked for volunteers to come forward we had no idea that it would result in an event that so brilliantly exemplified the ‘heart’ that we talk about so much at Lyndhurst. It was interesting to have families from other schools in our Trust in the playground watching the girls football tournament as their comments reminded me just how special the vibe was. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who donated food, shared cultural artefacts, supported in assembly, helped organise or set up on the day. My second thank you goes to everyone who supported the event by turning up and taking part and donating (a whopping £656 was raised to go towards more playground equipment).  Having said last week that I couldn’t be prouder of Lyndhurst, I now find myself stuck for words.
Here are this week’s notices:
King’s Coronation:
I know that many people have differing beliefs about the monarchy. On Monday a new King will be crowned and I hope that we can agree that regardless of our opinions on the monarchy or the new king himself, this is a significant historical moment for our nation. On Friday, 5th pupils at Lyndhurst will be learning about our constitution and why we have a monarchy and other countries don’t. They will gain an understanding of what the coronation is and the difference between a head of state and a head of government.  A reminder that Monday, 8th May is a bank holiday.

YR6 SATS Week:
Starting on Tuesday, 9th May, our year six pupils will be undertaking Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). Each day they will sit 1-2 papers in exam conditions. We will be sending a letter to all parents in year six this week with details of how best to support their children. We are confident that they will all demonstrate their competence with the curriculum to the best of their abilities. Later this term year two will also be completing SATs but under slightly different conditions (this is the last year that they will have to do so).
FOL Meeting:
There will be a Friends of Lyndhurst meeting this Friday morning in the library, all are welcome.
Parent Workshop:
Following on from two very popular events, Emma Gleadhill (speaker, trainer and life coach) returns to lead an online session to support parents and carers with talking to their primary age children and early teens, about sex and sexuality.
Join us online on Thursday 11th May, 7.00 - 8.15pm
Talking about sex and sexuality with your growing child, tween and early teen
A Webinar for parents and carers of The Charter Schools Educational Trust
Moving on from “The” Birds and Bees talk of yesteryear to an ongoing dialogue which underpins values in intimate relationships. A changing area for parents in the modern age. The landscape of modern attitudes and approaches to sex and sexuality can feel like very difficult terrain for parents who may have had limited role modelling in how to approach such topics from our own childhood and teenage years.
Register in advance for this webinar:
For more information about the webinar and/or Emma, please see the attached flyer or visit
Key Dates

  • Fri 28th Apr- Eid Celebration
  • Mon 1st May- Bank Holiday
  • Fri 5th May- Coronation Activity Day 
  • Fri 5th May 9am -FOL meeting
  • Mon 8th May - Bank Holiday
  • Tue 9th -Fri 12th May - KS2 SATS & Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Fri 19th May - Lyndhurst Dance Festival (some classes only)
  • Sat 20th May - Lyndhurst Bazzar
  • Wed 24th May -SEND Coffee Morning
  • 29th May - Half Term