Larkhall Primary Campus Newsletter

Friday 29th April 2022

Dear Families

I hope you and your families are keeping well. Please take the time to look at the information within this Newsletter. The Newsletter is being sent via email and Dojo.


  1. Lina Santos Commemoration
  2. Uniform
  3. After School Clubs
  4. P.E. Sport this term
  5. Assessment Arrangement


You will have noticed a new project underway in the main playground near to the fish pond.  This area is going to be made into a wellbeing and relaxation garden and there will also be a special memorial to Lina in this space.  It will be a space for quiet reflection and a space of calm. A new date has been set for Lina’s commemoration, which is Friday 24th June after school.  This will also be the date that we launch and open the new garden space.

We want to involve the community as much as possible. If any of our parents have any ideas about what you feel Lina would have liked to be in there, then please do let me know.  We welcome all ideas. Example ideas so far include putting a bench and a new planter with a tree and a plaque to remember her. 

At the time of Lina’s passing we had lots of requests for donating towards something.  We will now be opening this up and collecting in donations towards the memorial i.e. a bench or tree etc. So if you would like to make a donation then please do pass it to the admin team who will collect your donation.

Finally, if you would like to be part of the planning team for the memorial event on 24th June then please do let me know as we would like it to be a celebration of Lina and may well run similar to a summer fair, as we know how much she enjoyed this event each year so lots of people will be needed to help. 


As the weather improves (hopefully) I want to send a couple of reminders. Firstly, please send all clothing into school with your child’s name on it. In particular, I can’t stress enough how important this is with regard jumpers. This is the term where children will be removing their jumpers constantly and so to avoid losing them, please write their name clearly. Also, if your child wears a cap to protect them from the sun, then only Larkhall caps are to be worn. Finally, on those hot days, sun cream should be applied just before your child leaves for the school in the morning.

We have some old caps left with the school logo on and will be selling these at a reduced rate of £3.


I want to remind our families of the After School Clubs held at Larkhall. This term we are offering 7 After School Clubs.

  • Most clubs are from 3.15 – 4.15 and at the ends of the session you collect your child from the main school playground.
  • Clubs need to be paid for in full before spaces will be allocated
  • Log into your SIMS Agora account to book and pay for your space today!
  • The Clubs are below
Beaming Stars Gymnastics Year 1 – Year 6   Cricket Club Y3-6  Football Club Y1-2   Music Club Y5 (3:15 – 4:30)  Art Club Y1-6  Cycling Club Y5 (3:15 – 5:30)  Netball Team (by invite only) 3.15-4.15  


As always, sports and exercise form a key part of our curriculum. Adam, the Sports Leader, together with the year group teachers have designed the summer programme to ensure our children are exposed to a range of sports throughout the academic year. Please see below for the summer term.

Year 1Athletics and Tag Rugby
Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4Athletics and Cricket
Year 5Athletics and Tennis
Year 6Tennis and Hockey


During the summer term, a number of our children will be taking part in statutory school assessments. These are below.

Year 1Phonics Screening Check
Year 2Reading, Writing and Maths
Year 4Maths – Multiplication Times Tables Check
Year 6Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar and Maths

I am sure you will join me in wishing all of our staff and children the very best of luck in these tests.

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