Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

Welcome back to the Summer term! I hope you all enjoyed the break…? It’s been such a treat to see the sun and be able to enjoy being outside this week.

This week at Brindishe Lee …

Everyone has taken advantage of the weather and taken learning outside this week. Cricket and athletics have been on the pitch every day and many of the seeds and beans sown before the holiday have started sprouting. Children in our Reception classes found some frog spawn and they are watching it closely.                                

And… across the school everyone has begun exploring the work of Picasso as a whole school art focus begins this term. Many children have been finding out information about the artist as well as exploring techniques.  It’s looking exciting!

Summer-time clothing

We’ve certainly had some fantastic weather this week. Who knows what will happen next…? Please ensure that children come to school in appropriate clothing for the constantly changing weather as we head towards the summer. We ask that: shoulders are covered; a sunhat is provided; sun cream is applied before school and that shoes are worn with socks. Shoes should fit well, holding the foot securely to avoid a child tripping up. Shorts should be appropriate for school, they should not be skimpy and should be worn with leggings or be of a reasonable length.

Lisa Morris

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Please do not send sun cream in children’s bags. We have a number of children with severe allergies who could be affected by coming in to contact with an unknown solution. Chemicals and sprays are not allowed in any classroom or shared area to avoid accidents or ingestion. Please apply a ‘once-a-day’ lotion prior to coming to school each day.  Thank you.

Please also note …

WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL!                                                

Severe food allergies

We have a number of children with nut allergies. Please do not pack foods in lunch boxes that contain nuts. This includes for instance, peanut butter or Nutella (or other chocolate spreads) or cereal / cereal bars that contain nuts.

Thank you very much for helping us with this very important matter.                                        

Reminder from the office …

From 01 May 2018 the cost of a school meal will increase from £2.10 to £2.20 each day. This will mean a week of school lunches will cost £11.

Attendance this week

Excellent attendance this week …

Year 4, Willow with 99.6% and  Year 4 Cherry and Reception Sycamore both with 99.21%.   

Dates for your diary                                           

24 April Year 3 to Tate Modern               
27 April Quiz night                                
03/04 May INSET days                                
07 May
May Bank Holiday                                  
10 May Your child’s on-line world
– a seminar for parents and carers.  Ms Matthews / Mrs Hearne                                                          
14 May KS2 SATs week                          
28 May – 04 June Half term holiday                              
16 June Summer carnival                         
20 July End of the school year.

Finally …

Lovely news … Amy Etuk-Smith had a baby girl last week – Adah Rose. Both mother and baby are very well and we send our love and congratulations to Mrs Etuk-Smith and her family.

Have a lovely weekend.