Larkhall Primary Campus Newsletter Friday 7th January 2022

Dear Families

I hope you and your families are keeping well. This is the first Newsletter of 2022. As always, there is lots of information contained within this newsletter. Please take the time to read it.


  1. Urgent COVID Update
  2. DOJO – a final reminder
  3. Non-Uniform Fundraising Days for your diary
  4. All Things Sport and Wonderful
  5. Woodlark House News
  6. Termly Class Newsletter
  7. Clubs Spring Term
  8. Change of date for end of academic year


You may be aware that PCR tests to confirm a positive LFT have been temporarily suspended from 11th January. This means that anyone who receives a positive LFT will be required to self-isolate immediately and will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

If your child has tested positive on an LFT they should isolate immediately and have a further LFT on day 6 and also on day 7. If they have a negative LFT result on day 6 and day 7 of their isolation period, then they may return to school on day 8.

However, if they do not have negative results on both day 6 and day 7, or do not have access to LFTs, then they have to isolate for the full 10 days and can return to school on day 11.


Don’t forget, from January 2022 Larkhall will be rolling out Class Dojo as its main form of home-school communication. 

You have already received a guide on how to connect to Class Dojo. A huge thank you to the vast majority of our parents who have already signed up for Dojo. There are, however, a small number who have not yet done so.

To remind those families who have not already signed up, please can you:

  • read the guide
  • sign the agreement on the back page
  • return the agreement to your child’s class teacher immediately.

Once you have returned your signed agreement, your child’s class teacher will send you an invite link to your child’s class by text message. Follow the steps in the guide to set up your account. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the Leadership team.


We are so grateful for your support for these days. All money raised goes directly towards early reading books for all of our children and in particular children in lower year groups. The next two Non-Uniform dates are below. Please help us meet our target of £500 across both days.

Please put following dates in your diary. days to raise money for books.

  • Friday 21st January
  • Friday 11th February


This term each year group will be learning the following sports:

  • Nursery and Reception- Ball games
  • Year 1- Dance and gymnastics (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Year 2- Multi Skills and basketball (Thursday and Friday)
  • Year 3- Tag rugby and gymnastics (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Year 4- Tag rugby and hockey (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Year 5- Hockey and rounders (Wednesday and Friday)
  • Year 6- Boxing and functional fitness (Monday and Friday)

Please could you make sure your child has their PE kit for the relevant days. PE kit must consist of a plain white t-shirt and plain blue or black trousers or shorts. PE kit must be different from school uniform. 

A big well done to the children that took part in the Lambeth school games athletics competition at The London Nautical School and the girls and boys that played in the Allen Edwards football fixtures. Looking forwards, the school games tag rugby competition is due to be confirmed next week and I am organising some other fixtures with local schools.


For the children in Woodlark House, After School Clubs will start again next week. These are:

  • Wednesday 12th – Music club 
  • Thursday 13th – Dance Club

Clubs will run from 3.15pm until 4 pm

Reminder – Please send a spare set of clothing for your child (underwear, socks, trousers) to be kept in school.


You will be receiving your child’s Class Newsletter for Spring 2022. It provides a summary of what the children will be learning this half term, as well as other more information linked to this term.


The Wednesday and After School Clubs for Spring Term are detailed below.

Wednesday Clubs (taking place during the afternoon)

These happen weekly for children in Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6 so do ask your child which club they did this week!  During Spring Term Year 3 and Year 4 will be taking part in Forest School and Music as part of their weekly timetable so will not be taking part in clubs on Wednesday. 

The Wednesday Clubs are:

Cooking            Sports              Art                    Chess      

Music                History             Mindfulness

After School Clubs

Please see below details for afterschool clubs taking place this term.  

All clubs run from 3.15 – 4.15.

All clubs will run for 11 weeks until the end of Spring term. They start week beginning 10th January 2022.

GymnasticsY1-6MondaysNatasha – Beaming Stars Coach£5520
BoxingY4-6Mondays Adam£2016
Dodgeball Y1-3TuesdaysAdam£2016
Netball (Spring 1) Rugby (Spring 2)Y4-6Fridays  (invite only)AdamFree16
ArtY1-6WednesdaysAdnan – Lambeth Academy Art Teacher£2012


Finally, I want to make you aware of a change of date for the end of this academic year. The final day of tern will now be Thursday 21st July at 2:00pm. This is to enable all school’s to mark the extra holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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. I am also always on the Gaskell Street gates each morning from 8:40am.

Best wishes