The Scoop Week 16th April 2024

Welcome back! I hope that you were all able to spend some quality time with family and loved ones this break.  I wanted to start this term by celebrating our school. Before the break we had a Challenge Partners Review, where leaders from other schools and one lead reviewer (a trained Ofsted inspector working freelance) spend three days talking to parents and staff, observing aspects of the school day and exploring our lesson planning and pupils written outcomes. The reviewers all left full of praise for the school. I wanted to share two comments that I think highlight just how lucky we all are to be a part of the fantastic Lyndhurst community.

“There is a tangible buzz in the morning when parents drop pupils off. It is evident they have strong relationships with staff. The highly positive ethos of the school is directly linked to the commitment of the staff in ensuring that pupils achieve and thrive.”


“Pupils live up to the school values during lessons and around school. They are extremely inquisitive and support one another well.”


Here are this week’s notices:


Year Six Fundraiser:

On Thursday, 25th April, year six are holding a bingo night fundraiser. You can see full details and purchase your tickets using this link. It is set to be a great evening and one that will help raise much needed funds to pay for the exciting activities that year six undertake in their final year. Every year we are fortunate that our entire school community get behind these events to help make the last year with us memorable so if you can, please do support the pupils in raising money.


Eid Celebration:

Last year we had our first Eid event at school, it was a spectacular sharing of food and friendship. With families providing food and sharing their culture. This year we plan to continue this event. Please keep the Friday 26thApril (3:45-4:45pm) free. If you would like to be involved in the planning and organisation of this event, please join the planning meeting on Tuesday 16that 2:45pm in the library or Thursday at 3:40pm in Ms Sawh’s classroom (year three)—all are welcome to be involved.


Callout For Year Six Career Week:

Do you or someone you know have an interesting and/or inspiring career? We are looking for parents willing to visit and share their careers with the Year 6s during the week of May 20th. Please contact Miss Savvides of Miss Hobbs if you are interested to book in a slot!

Science Week:

It's Science Week and our theme this year is all about 'Our Blue Planet'! Make sure to check out our social media pages for updates from the week and there's also a great competition you can enter. More information on our poster! 

Parent Survey:

We will be closing the parent survey today (at 6pm) so if you have not taken part, please do. We hope to share the headlines with you in the coming weeks.


Relationship, Sex and Health Education Coffee Morning:

As we enter the summer term year groups will start covering the elements of the PSHE curriculum that fall under the umbrella of RSHE. Whilst much of the content is purely scientific we know that as parents you may want to look at the materials we use. If you are interested in seeing the materials of have questions you would like to ask, we will be holding a coffee morning on Friday 26th at 9am in the library.


PE Days:

Whilst there may be some change this half term as timetables are established PE days are as follows:




Year One


Year Two

Monday & Wednesday

Year Three

Tuesday & Friday

Year Four

Friday &Tuesday ( Hudson) /Monday (Rio  Grande)

Year Five

Tuesday & Wednesday

Year Six

Tuesday & Wednesday



Starting from next week will send a reminder email the night before your child has PE. We ask that you please help support your child in remembering their PE kit (which does not have to be branded and should just be a green top with black bottoms). If you have issues with the kit in any week, please let your class teacher know. We will send an email letting you know if your child has not had their kit for a PE day.


Grant applications:

We have recently been successful with some grant applications to develop the terrace by year two and four in the new building (to make a forest classroom) & to turn the front garden in front of the year one classrooms into a community growing space. If you have any contacts who would support us in purchasing discounted timber, plants or soil (or match fund) please do get in touch. In addition, we were successful in getting further funding to provide sporting opportunities outside of the school day. More details of this to come but we are delighted to be able to continue to offer free to access sporting sessions that run after our Beyond the Classroom offer.



A reminder that your child’s report from the Spring term will be being sent out this week by email. They will all be sent by Friday. If you have not received your repot by the weekend, please email your class teacher. We also ask that you double check the email address we hold for you using the My Child At School App.


Sporting Update:

Before the break the girls football team were back in action. After a long, patient, wait for the pitches to be dry enough to play on again - the girls team played their latest league match on Saturday against Henry Fawcett. They got off to an incredible start with Tori scoring what must be the one of the quickest goals in the league this year! However, Henry Fawcett recovered well and went on to win. But Lyndhurst kept trying to the end, making the opposition keeper pull off some great saves, including a penalty. Well done to all the Lyndhurst girls and congratulations to Layla, who won player of the match for her excellent performance.


Exam Stress:

Whilst at this time of year the spotlight shifts to year six, many of our community may be preparing for exams from music to secondary school entry tests. The attached guide offers some great tips for supporting your child with exam stress.


Friends of Lyndhurst Minutes:

Please find the minutes from the last FOL meeting here.


Smart Phone Free Childhood:

Many of you will have seen the recent media attention on smart phones and the impact they have on everyone– especially children. A great webinar recording was recently shared with me by some concerned parents with guest speaker Jonathan Haidt- a renowned psychologist.  I’d also highly recommend ‘Stolen Focus’ by Johann Hari if this is a topic you are interested in.


That’s it from us, have a great week.



Key Dates:


Week 15thApril- STEM Week

Thur 25thApril- FOL meeting 8pm online

Fri 26thApril – RSHE Coffee Morning

Fri 26th –Eid Celebration 3:45-4:45pm in the playground

Fri 3rd May– Amazon Class Assembly 1:30pm

Tue 7th May– Class Photographs

Fri 10thMay- Personal Development Coffee Morning

Sat 11thMay – Lyndhurst Bazaar

Week 13thMay – YR 6 SATS week

Fri 17thMay- FOL Meeting 9am in the library

Fri 17thMay – Waikato Class Assembly 9:30am

Fri 24thMay – SEND Coffee Morning

Fri 17th May– EARLY CLOSURE 1:15pm

Week of 27thMay-Half Term