Larkhall Primary Campus Newsletter
Friday 9th September 2022
Welcome back to all of our families. I hope you had a great and restful summer. I hope you and your families are keeping well. Please take the time to look at the information within this first Newsletter of the academic year. We will continue to send a School Newsletter each fortnight, so please look out for it. As usual, the Newsletter is being sent via email and Dojo.
- New Academic Year
- Parent Meetings
- Class Newsletter
- Year 6 Leaders
- Timetable Change
- Curriculum Enrichment Clubs
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR
The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time – for both children and staff alike. It does seem like the first time for a couple of years that things are back to normal. As the year develops, we will see all of the usual school events that Larkhall are renowned for. We will be having the regular termly trips for all of our children as well as class assemblies for the whole school. There will be more information as the year develops.
PARENT WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS
During this first week back we have been opening the classroom up for our parents and carers to see where their child will be primarily taught. Many thanks for those families that took the time to cone into school. It has been amazing to see so many families take the time out of their busy schedules to come into school. I stress frequently, this is the community school in the area and families are always welcome to get involved in their children’s education. It is home and school working together that develop the full potential of all of our children.
There will be many Parent Workshops taking place throughout the year – ranging from subjects such as Phonics and Maths, so please keep an eye out for further information. We will also be hosting our first set of Parent Meetings toward the end of this half term, and it will be great to get a full house of parents attending these meetings.
You will be receiving your child’s Class Newsletter for Autumn Term 1 2022. It provides a summary of what the children will be learning this half term, as well as other information linked to this term. The Larkhall Primary Campus website contains all of the newsletters for each year group together with the Curriculum Map for each year group.
YEAR 6 LEADERS
It is always exciting to see whom the new Head and Deputy Head Boy and Girl will be this year. It is always something the Year 6 children look forward to. To watch the children make their presentation during the leadership assembly is one of the highlights of the year. The way they prepare their speeches and have the courage to then stand up and give their ‘stump’ speech to the rest of the children is simply awe inspiring. Then, of course, we see real democracy in action when all of the children in school elect their chosen leaders.
This of course is the first year when we are following our new timetable change. I want to express my sincere thanks to all of our families who have understood the reasons for finishing early on a Friday. Of course, school remains open for those families who require it for their children. Please contact the school reception for more details about this opportunity.
CURROCULUM ENRICHMENT CLUBS
We have a range of clubs happening throughout the week that take place either during the school day, at lunchtime or after school. All children in Y3-6 take part in a rota of curriculum clubs on either a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. We also now have our music teacher coming in each week to deliver music lessons to our children across a range of instruments. We have a lunchtime club where children can come inside and take part in quieter activities including colouring, board games and puzzles. A range of specialist coaches delivers our sports clubs.
I know I often mention this, but please do take the time to look at the Larkhall Twitter feed on the school website. It is full of the amazing learning our children are demonstrating each and every week. The staff at Larkhall are fantastic at bringing the curriculum alive and this is highlighted on Twitter. It is something I highlight in each Friday morning Celebration Assembly as it enables all of the children to see what other children in school are learning.
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 8:30am.