Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

This week at Brindishe Lee …

It has been another busy week at Brindishe Lee.  On Tuesday, the children experienced a ZAP assembly. This helped to develop the children’s awareness of online bullying, as well as the importance of treating everyone with respect and kindness.  A big thank you to Ms Lea for organising the event.  On the same morning, Ms Sharrock took a group of year 5 children to Blackheath High School for a maths workshop.  The children had a great time and we certainly have some buddying mathematicians in year 5.  On Thursday, Ms Lea took her class for a dance workshop at a local secondary school.  As I mentioned last week, every class is getting the opportunity to learn and develop their dance skills.  A big thank you to Ms Wagland for organising these workshops.  Also on Thursday, year 3 and year 1 children participated in a circus workshop.  The children had a great time as always.  Thank you to everyone involved.

F@B Christmas Fayre…

A message from the team…

This Friday we have our annual pyjama day for ‘Children in Need’.  Please bring £1 into school to support this annual event.

Messages from the office...

Can we please ask all parents and carers to make sure that their child has their lunch ready and with them when they arrive into school, as we are having many drop offs of packed lunches after 9.15am.

Please can you ring one of the office team if you are going to be late to pick up your child. We really do need to know. Thank you.

December election…

With the recent announcement of a general election on the 12th December, I can confirm that the school will remain open, even though we will be a polling station.  

Lee Green Cycling Bus

Just a quick reminder, that we are having a Christmas Cycle bus on Wednesday the 11th December  at Hither Green station at 8.00 am.

Put the date in your diary!

Road Safety Awareness…

As part of promoting our Rights Respecting agenda we are encouraging children to enter a competition called ‘stay bright and be seen’.   The aim of the competition is to brighten your bag or coat when biking or walking to school.  Please take pictures and bring them into school.  Judging will take place the week of the 25th November.  Prizes will be awarded in assembly on Friday the 29th November by our very own Rights Respecting Ambassadors. 

Online Safety message…

Last week’s Online Safety theme was ‘Change Starts With Us’.  The children have been thinking about their collective responsibility online, and how a small change can make a big difference.  The safeguarding app SafeToNet is offering 60 days’ free trial to support your child to manage risks on their devices in real time.  See for more information.  

Rights Respecting focus…

This week we are linking our Rights Respecting agenda to the following articles:

  • Article 17
    You have the right to get information that is important to your well being
  • Article 18
    Parents should consider what is best for the child
  • Article 24
    The right to information to help you stay safe and well

Books for Schools…

The Sun newspaper has teamed up with Collins Big Cat to give primary school free books worth more than £600.  To claim the free books for our children follow the four simple steps:

  • Register at schools up to November 22.
  • We need 3500 tokens from The Sun before January 18.
  • When we have 3500 tokens we will send them off and obtain some free books. 
  • Please drop your tokens into the school office.

Fantastic attendance this week!

  • Key stage 1: Year 1– 100%
  • Key stage 2: Year 3 –  98.86%

Well done to these classes!  Please remember that we are always aiming for your child to be in school every day of the week.

Our whole school attendance has slipped again this week to 97.3%.  We need to return to over 99% very soon!  Please help us by making sure your child is at school every day.

Dates for your diary…

  • Thursday 21st November – Year 4 Dance workshop
  • Friday 22nd November – Children in Need F@B fundraiser.  Wear pyjamas to school
  • Thursday 28th November- Year 5 Dance workshop
  • Monday 2nd December – Year 4 Steve McQueen exhibition. Tate Modern.
  • Tuesday 10th December – KS2 Christmas performance (pm)
  • Wednesday 11th December – KS2 Christmas performance (pm and evening)
  • Thursday 12th December – Year 6 Royal Opera visit
  • Saturday 14th December – Christmas Fayre.
  • Tuesday 17th December – KS1 Nativity (pm)
  • Wednesday 18th December – KS1 Nativity (pm)

Have a lovely week,

James Baguley
Interim Headteacher
Brindishe Lee