The Scoop Week 30th January 2024

What a week it’s been, if you take a look at our twitter feed you will get a flavour of all of the exciting learning that has been taking place from making blood, DT projects to replicating the work of Picasso. It’s been great to see the school so alive and to see so many pupils excited about their learning.

Here are this week’s announcements:

Toy vehicles, doll’s house furniture and material:

Reception are looking for the above to enhance our provision. Any pre-loved vehicles or doll’s house furniture would be very welcome. We are also after materials for dressing up and also for crafting.

Numbers Day- this Friday:

This Friday we will be celebrating numbers day to raise awareness and funds for the NSPCC. Over the week and on the day, pupils will take part in some maths based activities. On Friday pupils are encouraged to wear green or to dress as a number. We will have a collection for the NSPCC as well.

Children’s Mental Health Week – Being Safe Online:

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week and our focus is staying safe online (the national focus is finding my voice). On Wednesday, 7th Feb at 09:05 in the library we will host a parent session focusing on keeping your child safe online.. Don’t forget our website has lots of useful resources for keeping your children safe online, you can find them here.

Book Swap Library Now Open:

We are delighted that our book swap library is now open. You can find it in front of the library. The idea of the library is simple, take a book, leave a book or borrow a book. This community library means that we can make more quality books available to more children. All we ask is that you do not leave damaged books in the library.

PE Kits:

A reminder that if your child has PE they must arrive at school in their PE kit. If children wish to play on the basketball court or Muga during break and lunch they should have suitable shoes—closed shoes with aback. We will be tightening up on this over the next few weeks.

ACEN Parent Summit:

The African Caribbean Education Network have once again extended their invite to attend their secondary school summit to the Lyndhurst community. This year the focus will extend beyond independent and grammar schools to include all top institutions. Visit their website for more information.

Spare Clothing Needed:

Early years are after some spare clothes, specifically underwear and bottoms. We have lent out lots of our spare clothes to children in older year groups who have had accidents and now find ourselves with very little left. If your child has come home in school spare clothes please could you return them, washed, either to the office or Reception. If you have any underwear or bottoms suitable for children age 3-6 that you would be happy to donate, please could you drop themoff to the office or to Ms Jarman in Reception.


Get into teaching!:

London South Teaching School Hub are currently recruiting for Primary and Secondary trainee teachers to start in September 2024. Training is based in schools and is accredited by University of Roehampton or Inspiring Future Teachers. If you are interested in finding out more about their ITT training offer, please visit their website for more details or get in touch

 Join London South’s online ITT information session on Wednesday 7February 2024, 5:00 - 6:00pm. Places can be booked here.


Festival of Community Organising:

You are warmly invited to Camberwell College Citizens’ second Festival of Community Organising from5-16 February. (Which includes a workshop solely for Lyndhurst pupils 😊).

Comprising talks, events and creative workshops, the festival will be centred around three themes that relate to current Citizens UK campaigns: Health Justice/Wellbeing, Living Wage & Housing. 

You can find the full programme here. Some events are bookable on our Eventbrite page here, all activities are FREE to attend and we’ve included our top picks for you below! 


Sports Update:

The Lyndhurst Girls Team played really well on Saturday and put on a great performance against St Mary’s. They showed great determination to recover from3-0 down to 3-2, but, unfortunately for Lyndhurst, St Mary’s held on and the match finished 5-2. Ava rounded off an excellent captain’s performance and scoring her first goal of the season by winning player of the match. 


That’s it from us, have a great week.

Key Dates:

Fri 2nd Feb – Numbers Day

Fri 2nd Feb Class Assembly (Orinoco Class) @ 10am CHANGED

Mon 5th Feb- Yr4 Multiplication Check Parent Meeting  @3:45pm

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

Tue 6th Feb- Safer Internet Day    

Wed 7th Feb- Parent Workshop Online Safety 09:05 in library

Fri 9th Feb- Yr 6 Fundraiser- Cake Sale 3:30pm in playground

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

12-16th Feb- Half Term

Fri 23rd Feb – FOL Disco (4-8pm tbc) – Details and date pending