The Scoop Week 19th Dec 2023

Having started the performance schedule last week with a spectacular Nursery Winter Showcase, I am sure that like me you are full of excitement for the winter concert tonight. Today pupils and staff will be putting the final touches to what has been a long process or preparation. Please remember that pupils all need to be in a green top and black bottoms for the performance.

Here are this week’s notices:

Winter Concert:

Please ensure that pupils arrive at St Giles church by5:45pm in a green top and black bottoms (PE kit). We are aiming for a 6pmstart. If you have a pressing reason why you need to collect your child from the concert early, you must make arrangements with the class teacher before the concert begins. FOL will be selling items at the performance to raise money.

Reports Yrs1-6:

For families with children in years one though to six, you will today receive your termly report. This year we are reporting on the standardised tests for reading, writing and maths as well as a teacher assessment for writing. This is just a snap shot for your information, the next round of parent meetings in March and the summer term full report will provide a broader picture. For families with children in EYFS your reports fall on a different cycle and will come out in Feb and at the end of the year.

Catering Company Town Hall Meeting:

On Monday, 11th January Olive Dinning, our catering provider, will host a town hall event at school starting at 3:45pm.The meeting will be in the Upper Hall and will provide a chance for them to talk about their vision for Lyndhurst and for families to ask questions or raise concerns.

Festive Hampers:

We are delighted to be working with Karen Mclaren Virtual Executive Support who have an amazing project that brings festive hampers to those who may for a variety of reasons find this period tricky. The hampers are full of essential food items, dental care items, period products and STEM kits. The hampers are made from the generous donations of community partners. If you know of anyone or any company who would be interested in being involved in the 2024 campaign, please get in touch.

FOL Meeting Minutes:

As always you can find all of the FOL information on the linktree but here are the most recent minutes.

Beyond the Classroom Club Places:

We still have spaces left in some of our Beyond The Classroom Clubs. The following clubs have spaces in them:

Monday –Combat Kids Year 3 – 6

Monday –Netball Year 4 – 6

Tuesday –Dance Year 4 – 6

Wednesday –Gymnastics Year 3 – 6

Friday – Lego Year4 – 6


If you would like a place for your child in any of these clubs, please email Mr Peddle on hpeddle@lyndhurst.southwark.sch.ukto request a place.

FREE Sports Clubs:

We were recently successful in getting a grant to run free to access sports clubs after our normal club offer hours. Anyone (primary school aged) can take part in these clubs so please share with friends andfamily. You can sign up using this link.

The Fourth Plinth Schools Award Art Competition:

A reminder that entries to The Fourth Plinth Schools Award need to be sent into Miss Robinson between 3rd Jan 2024 and 2ndof March for your chance to win and have your artwork presented at City Hall.  See the link for previous entries for inspiration Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2023 gallery

Home School Agreement:

A reminder that in January we will be asking all families to commit to our home school agreement, using ‘My Child a School’. You can find a copy here, we would welcome and feedback before the end of term. We will be sharing this with pupils and families in January.  

Jaeger HC Festive Camp is now open for bookings:

Please find Link to Booking Page here:  27th – 29th December.

Support for those in need:

There are a number of places offering free Christmas Dinners to those in need this year, you can find details here and for kids eating free here. Southwark also has a number of warm spaces available, details can be found here.

Jam Speed Rollers Community Event:

Happening this Wed 20th Dec 4-6PM at the Jessie Duffet Tennants, Camberwell SE50UB. 

They are a community based, Southwark, community skate group, funded by the Council to carry out active community skate events. They look forward to skating with you.


Have a great week and a wonderful break.



Key Dates:

Tue 19th Dec- Winter Concert 6pm at St Giles Church

Thur 21st Dec- Last day of term (Early Closure 1:15pm)

Thur 4th Jan -INSET Day

Fri 5thJan- First day of school for pupils

Thur 11th Jan- Catering Town Hall @ 3:45pm

Fri 12th Jan- Coffee Morning (personal development) @9am

Fri 12th Jan- Class Assembly (Mississippi Class) @ 10am

Fri 19th Jan- FOL Meeting @9am

Fri 19th Jan- Class Assembly (Yangtze Class) @ 10am

Fri 26th Jan- Coffee Morning (spelling) @9am

Fri 19th Jan- Class Assembly (Hudson Class) @ 10am

Fri 2nd Feb – Numbers Day

Fri 19th Jan- Class Assembly (Orinoco Class) @ 10am

Fri 2nd Feb – FOL Disco (4-8pm tbc)

Week 5th Feb- Children’s metal Health Week- being online

Tue 6th Feb- Safer Internet Day

Fri 9th Feb- Coffee Morning (SEND) @9am

12-16th Feb- Half Term