The Scoop 11th November

Welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable two weeks break. Whilst we have been away the school has been a hive of activity as the final refurbishment of our Nursery toilets is completed along with the repair of our fire doors. In addition, we had more upgrades to our internet completed removing the lagging wires at the front of the building and more importantly making our internet quicker. Also, on site were the October half term club, who had two enjoyable weeks of activities ranging from science to sports. The profits from the camp all go to the school—thank you Max Jaeger for supporting Lyndhurst.


Over this half term we hope to finalise our calendar of events for the remainder of the academic year, get our website up and running (we will invite a small group of stakeholders to test it in the coming weeks) and provide more information about what diversity looks like at Lyndhurst. That’s on top of all of our normal activities like the International Evening, Winter Fair, Winter Concerts and much more. We will also be sending out a letter this week letting you know about a change to our planned inset dates and reconfirming the term dates for this year.

Friends of Lyndhurst:

Friends of Lyndhurst also have a busy half term ahead, with their next meeting scheduled for Thursday 3rd at 8pm via zoom- the link is in the transcript.

They are running a winter disco on Friday 11th November—letters went out before half term. They also have the Christmas card project—the deadline for illustrations is Wednesday.  There are lots of ways that you can support FOL, from attending meetings, helping with events, attending events and using platforms like Amazon Smile and EasyFundraising to purchase everyday items that will send money our way. Sign up Instructions are at the bottom of the below transcript.

Internet Safety Parent Session:

Over the half term we also managed to secure a last-minute session with Alan O’Donohue, a leading Computing expert. He will be running a parent session about keeping children safe online on the 7th of November (likely at 09:15) whilst it will be aimed at KS2 parents it is open to all parents. More details will be sent shortly.

Parent Governors:

Before the half term we sent a letter out about parent governors, if you are interested in nominating yourself please contact the school office this week to let us know.


We are still looking for any donations of wet play toys (especially lego), plants or inside plant pots and for volunteers to help with some gardening.

Lastly, we are delighted that Belinda Jarman has delayed her move to the countryside for two more terms and will now remain with us at Lyndhurst until the end of the academic year.


Sign Up Instructions:


There are over 7,000 brands including John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino's Pizza and Audible ready to give a free donation every time you shop online via EasyFundraising. It only takes 2 minutes to sign up. Plus, if you sign up and raise £5 in donations, EasyFundraising will give us a bonus £5 donation.

EasyFundraising All you have to do is:

1. Go to:

2. Click 'support this cause' and create an account

3. Choose from over 7,000 brands to do your online shopping as normal and Friends of Lyndhurst and the school will receive a free donation with every purchase you make.

Amazon Smile

Instructions can be found here

Our school is Lyndhurst School Association

Thank you for your support, you'll be helping to make a real difference to “Lyndhurst Primary School PTA - Camberwell”.