Larkhall Primary Campus Newsletter
Friday 12th November 2021
I hope you and your families are keeping well. As always, there is lots of information contained within this newsletter. Please take the time to read it.
Working with you to support your child is at the heart of what we do at Larkhall. Excellent communication between home and school, keeping you involved and up to date with school life, is essential for this. To develop this further, you have recently received a letter informing that
Larkhall will be rolling out Class Dojo as its main form of home-school communication.
Class Dojo is already used in EYFS, Year 1 and Woodlarks and we have found it to be a very effective and easy way to communicate with parents and carers. We have therefore decided to use it across the whole school. During Autumn 2, Class Dojo will gradually replace the current text and email system.
You also received a guide on how to connect to Class Dojo. To remind all of our families, please can you:
- read it
- sign the agreement on the back page
- return the agreement to your child’s class teacher by Friday 12th November
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.
CHILDREN IN NEED
On Monday 19th November Larkhall will be raising money for Children in Need 2021! Children in Need is a fantastic charity, which raises money to help change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.
This year our theme is Crazy Pyjama Day. Children and staff are going to be invited into school wearing their Pyjamas to raise awareness and money for Children in Need. As usual we would ask for a £1 donation. Children may also bring in a teddy bear to school, however, please ensure it has your child’s name on it.
Important things to remember:
|Please make sure that your pyjamas are not the ones you slept in the night before. It is cold at the moment, so you might want your child to wear a vest under their pyjamas and please ensure they have a coat and outdoor shoes. If you do not want your child to take part in Children in Need, they can come to school in normal school uniform. If you’d like to find out more about how our support will help, please visit the Children in Need website at www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk If you have any questions, please approach a member of staff.|
The Book Fair is coming, starting Monday 22nd November. The children are being asked to design an advert for it.
The details of the Book Fair are below:
- Date: Monday 22nd November, Tuesday 23rd November, and Wednesday 24th November
- Time: 3.15-3.45pm
- Extra date added: Wednesday 24th at 8.15-8.45am!
- Place: The Decking area of the playground
- It is CASH ONLY!
The deadline to submit the adverts is Monday 15th November. It would be great to see as many children enter this competition as possible.
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
You are all aware that children’s attendance at school is critical to their development. In light of them missing a lot of school over the pandemic, it is more important than ever that all children are at school each and every day. Of course, children will be ill from time to time and please keep them at home if this is the case.
The Attendance Officer, Lina, is closely monitoring the attendance of all of our children and letters will be sent home to families those children whose attendance is below the national average.
At the start and end of each day, can I remind you all that the school gates close at 9:00am, after which children are marked late and at the end of the day, the children should be picked up no later than 3:15pm.
UNIFORM AND CLOTHING
Children should always wear appropriate clothing for school. We have school uniform that should be worn at all times. We can also see the weather is turning and it is important children wear suitable coats during these months. Finally, please label all children’s clothing. Without your child’s name being on their clothing, it is very hard to find a lost item of clothing.
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.