Larkhall Primary Campus Newsletter

Friday 3rd November 2023


  1. Winter Fair
  2. Christmas Lunch and Jumper Day
  3. Odd Sock Day (Anti-Bullying)
  4. Visiting Author
  5. School Photographs
  6. Bonfire Menu
  7. Parents Evening – Mainstream School
  8. Attendance
  9. Children in Need Day

Dear Families

Please see below the latest Newsletter. As always, please take the time to look at the information within this Newsletter. It is available to view on the website and onto Dojo.


We are getting excited about our upcoming Winter Fair.

If you would like to have a stall at the Winter Fair to sell your own products, please do message Victoria on dojo. The cost of hiring a stall is £20.

We will also need parent volunteers or ex-pupils to come along and run some of the stalls. If you are able to help or have any older children who would be happy to come along and help please do let me know.

Finally, there will be no hub after school club taking place on the day of the Winter Fair.


Friday 15th December will be the day to come to school wearing our Christmas jumpers and have our Christmas lunch. Please come to school with a donation of £1.


It is anti-bullying week, which fits in alongside our Kindness PSCD trait.

The focus this year is all about making a noise! We will talk with the children about having their voices heard and the difference this can make.

We will be talking about bullying, what it is and what children should do if they or others are being bullied. We will also talk about celebrating differences, embracing diversity, promoting inclusion and talking about being unique!

Please come to school wearing odd socks – the brighter the better!

We are also collecting £1 donations on this day.


EXCITING NEWS: We have an author visiting Larkhall on Monday 13th November.

His name is Banji Alexander and he has been on Britain’s Got Talent and CBBC Newsround! He wrote a song about what life would be like if he was the King for the Day:

Here he is on a Newsround clip:

Here he is on a Britain’s Got Talent clip:

He is visiting Larkhall to discuss his book ‘Lockdown Looms: Reggie’s Birthday Party’ and to sign copies. This book is about what it is like to have a birthday during the Covid-19 pandemic; something all the children can relate to!

You can pre-order the book for £10 via SchoolComms and receive a signed copy from the author!


Children will be having their school photos on Wednesday 8th November. These are individual photos. This is for all children including Woodlarks, Main School and all Nursery and Little Larks.

For sibling photos, the photographers will stay until 4.30pm and parents can bring children to have sibling photos done. It is fine for parents to bring siblings from other schools or younger children to join also. Please note this will be in the first floor hall.


A special Bonfire Lunch Menu is being served on Monday 6th November 2023. If your child usually has a packed lunch and would like to join in on the Bonfire lunch. Please contact the admin team.


Parents meetings will be held on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th November

You can now contact your child’s class teacher to book in your parents meeting. You can send you teacher a message on dojo, speak to them afterschool or call the school office to make an appointment.


All children should be coming to school every day.

We always work towards the target of 96% for attendance and we closely monitor attendance at school.

If your child’s attendance is not at a satisfactory level you can expect to receive a letter from us where we will expect to see an improvement in the coming weeks. This will mean your child’s attendance is being closely tracked.

We understand that sometimes children are poorly and cannot be here with us and this is always taken into account. We do ask that medical appointments are made after school where possible to avoid children missing school.

If you have any questions you can message me direct or speak with your child’s class teacher at the Parent Meetings after half term.


As the weather is starting to change, children are wearing coats/jackets to school. Please ensure all of your child’s belongings are labelled. Unnamed belongings means it is very difficult for these items of clothing to find their way back to the child.

Any items found around the school will be brought to the decking. Please look here if your child has misplaced any of their belongings.


We will be fundraising for BBC Children in Need on Friday 17th November. This will be for all our children to take part in. It is an amazing charity and this date is a fixture in the annual school calendar.

We invite you to wear your own clothes and bring in a donation of £1.

That’s it from me. If there is anything else myself or a member of the team can do to help and support you during this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch in the usual ways. Myself and other members of the senior leadership team are also always either on Smedley Street or Gaskell Street every morning from 8:30am.

Best wishes