The Scoop Week 10th October 2023

I can’t quite believe the first half term has almost finished!It has been wonderful seeing all of our new families settle in to life atLyndhurst as well as seeing classes re-establishing their routines andbehaviours. We have had lots going in behind the scenes as well as we finish ourrefurbishment of the year one classrooms (the carpets and cabinetry go induring half term), plan the new teaching walls and spruce up for the receptionrooms that will happen over the half term and the opening of a new pupil toiletfor use at break and lunchtimes. As well as all of that we are applying forgrants to make our reception classrooms more energy efficient, planning the long-awaitedrefit of the year one toilets, and finding funding to regenerate the firstfloor outside terrace and the outside space at the front of the school.  We are really excited about the improvements toour site that you will see this year.


Here are this week’s notices:

Trust Magazine:

Take a look at this term’s Charter Schools Educational Trust’s magazine toread about some of the amazing things that our school (and our family ofschools) have been up to!

SEND Quiz:

It’s not to late to book a spot to our exciting SEND quiznight on Thursday 19th November in what will be the transformed lower hall.Tickets are available either on Parent Pay or are being sold in the playgroundon various days this week. You can also donate using our fundraising page.  It can be easy tothink that the school’s provision for children with special educational needsdoesn’t make a difference to a neurotypical child but that simply is not thecase. When we can provide the best provision for all of our children so thatthey can all have an equitable access to the curriculum then we are trulymodelling to our children what it means to live in a diverse society. Inaddition, when all of our pupils are supported to manage their sensory needsand to be able to better self-regulate than the environment for all of ourpupils is more conducive to learning. We are so close to having sufficientfunds for this exciting project, we just need a final push, so please comealong for what will be a very enjoyable evening with fantastic food & drinkon offer too.

Parents Evening:

Just a reminder that parents evenings take place this week,you can book your spot using the ‘My Child at School’ app either using thequick book function or clicking on the orange box to see all available timeslots. This week we also have the year five 1:1 secondary school meeting withMr Turnham. Ms Savvides appointments are being rolled over to next week (as perthe email sent yesterday).  

Early Closure:

A reminder that this Friday we are closing at 1:15pm so thatstaff can take part in some diversity training. We understand that this causesextra childcare logistics and thank you for your support.

Working Weekend:

Last year we had several verysuccessful working weekends where we renovated the memorial garden, treated thewood in the playground and tackled some of the flower beds. We would like tohave one more push before the winter kicks in—we have a bit more to do in thememorial garden and many of our flower beds need some more love and attention.We will be having a working day on Saturday, 18th November. You donot need any experience just gardening gloves, a travel mug and a smile.  

Holiday Camp Booking:

Jaegar HCHalf-Term Camp is now open for bookings, click here to book. This camp has been running for a year nowas a partnership with the school as a non-profit project. So far it has raised£12,500 for the school in addition to having brilliant reviews from familiesand external agencies. It is open to anyone not just Lyndhurst families—so dospread the word.

Friends of Lyndhurst AGM - Friday 13 October at9am, School Library.

ThisFriday, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Friends of Lyndhurst (FoL), istaking place at 9am in the school library. The AGM is open to all parents,carers and teachers at the school. 


Eachyear the FoL committee stands down and a new committee is elected. A huge thankyou to last year's committee for all their time, effort and hard work. If youare interested in joining the committee, we are looking for people to fill thefollowing positions:

2x co-Chair

2x co-Secretary

2x co-Treasurer

2x co-Event Coordinator

2x co-Communications Officer


Wherepossible, we have two people for each role in order to share the timecommitment and responsibility. Committee members are also automaticallytrustees of Friends of Lyndhurst. For more information about what theroles entail, please see the FoL linktree

Atthe AGM, we will also vote on the adoption of an updated constitution, which you can find here. Wereally hope you can make the meeting. If you have any questions before then,please email

Poetry Competition:

This Thursday is National Poetry Dayand children will be writing poetry to enter into the Black History Monthpoetry competition. If you’d like to know more, click here.


Author Visit- Benji Alexander:

On November 10th the authorBenji Alexander will be visiting our school to conduct some assemblies andworkshops. You can usethis form to order a copy of his book.

Emma Gleadhill Parent Seminars:

OurTrust are running another brilliant session by Emma, this one will focus onmaintaining a connection with your child as they enter adolescence or puberty. Register in advance to attend the webinar:

After registering, youwill receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Free FamilyCycling Lessons:

Sign up herefor free family cycling sessions run by Southwark.


The Windrush FrontRoom:

Check out Horniman’s Museums new exhibition.Inthis interactive space you can get up close to and handle objects found in aliving room in the 1940s and 1950s. Learn all about the brave young people whotravelled to the UK from the Caribbean in 1948.


That’s it from us, have a great week.

Key Dates:

Tue 10th Oct- World MentalHealth Day

Wed 11th & Thur 12thOct- Parent Meetings & Yr. 5 1:1 Secondary Meetings

Fri 13th Oct- FOL meetingAGM

Fri 13th Oct- Early Closure

W/C 16th Oct- ReligiousRotations (Sukkot, Navaratri & St. Francis Day)

Thur 19th Oct- ReceptionParent’s Phonic Workshop

Fri 20th October – YarraClass Assembly (10am start)

Thur 19th Oct --SEND QuizNight

Fri 20th Oct-- CoffeeMorning- SEND & Mental Health

Fri 20th Oct – Last day ofhalf term.