Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

Dear families, staff, governors and friends

This week at Brindishe Lee… As part of our Rights Respecting learning, each week we are taking time to focus on specific articles from UNICEF Rights of the Child.

This week’s statements have been …                                

Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose.
Article 31: You have the right to play and rest.

The children have talked in class and our assemblies have considered what they mean in the day to day life for themselves and for children across the world.

We have also been thinking about ‘Welcome’.  I hope you have all returned your home learning to Mrs Hearne …? If you haven’t, there is still time!                                                                                 

Please switch off your car engines

Thank you to our many parents and carers who park safely on or around our local streets – it is much appreciated.

Did you know that an idling engine can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as an engine in motion?

Exhaust emissions contain a range of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. These can affect the air quality of the surrounding environment and the air we breathe and are particularly bad for anyone with asthma, for young children, the elderly as well as you.

We see parents and carers, every day, sitting in their cars for long periods of time running the engine unnecessarily outside our school.

Please remember to switch off as soon as your car is safely parked.

  • Turning off and restarting an engine causes less pollution than keeping the engine running.
  • Turning off your engine could help to reduce asthma, heart disease and lung cancer.
  • Idling wastes fuel and money and can increase wear and tear on your engine.  

Many thanks.

Mid-term review meetings

These meetings are on their way this term. At your child’s mid-term review meeting you will be able to see some of the learning this year and talk with the class teacher about your child’s progress so far. You will also have opportunity to consider their next achievable steps.

The link to Arbor and the parent portal is:

Online booking takes place via Arbor (the Parent Portal, see the link on our website). Booking opens on Friday 26 January and will close on Monday 05 February.

A message from Lewisham Road Safety team

February School holiday cycling course                                           

Week commencing 12 February.

Location Downham Leisure Centre
Moorside Road

Age restriction: 7+ only

This course is aimed for children who have not learned how to ride a bicycle yet or would like to improve their cycling skills to Bikeability Level 1

The session takes place in an off-road venue in small groups and is perfect for your child to learn basic bike control skills.

Please bring your own bicycle and helmet, no bikes will be available for loan.

These sessions are very popular so each

trainee can only be signed up to one session each during this half term to allow more children to have a go.

Full details and online booking                                     

Attendance this week

Very well done Year 4 Cherry with  100% attendance this week and well done, too, to Year 5 with  98.47%.

Dates for your diary                                             

Next week…

Monday Challenge Partner Review                                
25 Jan Chinese New Year lunch               
05 – 23 Feb Mid term Reviews
07 Feb Full Governing Body meeting @ Brindishe Manor
09 Feb Break for half term holiday
19 Feb
Back to school for Spring 2
15 March Full Governing Body meeting @ Brindishe Manor
29 March  Break for Easter holiday 

Lisa Morris

Don’t forget you can translate this newsletter into more than 100 different languages on our website:

Spring celebration, a message from the office …

To celebrate Chinese New year this half term there will be a celebration lunch. It’s going to be on January.All orders from children who wish to have the dinner (only those who usually have packed lunch) need to be in to the school office by 23 January. No orders will be taken after this date.Cost is £2.10 


Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice

Chinese Veggie Noodles.

Stir fried broccoli, Oriental vegetables

Mango Fro-yo

Ginger cake with lemon icing

Pineapple medley yoghurt

Have a happy weekend.