Rise in Scarlet Fever Notifications
The Kent Health Protection Team have asked us to make you aware that there has been a rise in scarlet fever notifications locally, as well as in other parts of the country. The attached factsheet has information on signs/symptoms, mode of transmission and length of exclusion which may be useful.
Public Health England have also produced guidance for schools on infection control which you may also find useful:
We have been advised that icy winter showers are forecast for the local area over the next few weeks.
We would like to remind parents that the website will be updated regularly and parents contacted via text message should the school be affected by adverse weather conditions.
Parents are politely asked not to ring the school office for updates.
World Book Day
Thursday 5th March 2015
This year, as always, we shall be celebrating this wonderful event with a range of exciting activities during the school day.
The children will be coming home with their £1 World Book Day voucher this week. Remember, this can be used to off-set a more expensive book, or if you prefer, they can select a specially produced book in exchange for their voucher. These can be bought from WH Smiths, Waterstones or any other book selling outlets.
We're sure you will join us in encouraging your child to read in this way.
The school will be fundraising on behalf of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity this year as we have two families who have close associations with them. We shall endeavour to coincide the fundraising activities with other National events, i.e. Children in Need, Red Nose Day etc. We hope that you will support us in our fundraising efforts.
Our first fund raising event held on 21st November raised £279.47 - Thank you.
Our next Fund Raising Activity is on Friday 27th February - for a £1.00 donation children may wear a numbered top (this can be a football shirt, a top with a number badge pinned onto it etc).
We shall also be holding a cake sale; we would be grateful for donations of shop bought cakes that can be sold by the School Council members to all children at break time and at the end of the school day should any remain!
Thanks for your continued support.
We have introduced a new texting service in order to contact parents with general updates. If you have recently changed your mobile number please contact the school office to ensure that they have your correct contact details. Thank you.
A copy of the Curriculum Information for each phase has now been posted to the website under 'Curriculum'.
NEW ARRANGEMENT FOR FS1 CHILDREN:
If attending the morning session your child is due in school by 8.30am. Please enter the school building via Children's Centre Snowdrop Room both Courtfield & Lordswood Lane Gates will be opened at 8.20am.
The Lordswood lane gate & FSU gate will be open between 11.30am and 11.45am for parents to collect their children from the FSU.
If attending the afternoon session (12.15pm) children arrive via Children's Centre Reception and will be collected by a Foundation Stage teacher. Pupils leave FSU and site via Lordswood Lane or Courtfield Avenue gate.
We would like to remind parents that places at our Breakfast Club should be booked in advance. Due to Health & Safety regulations we are restricted to 25 children per session. The Breakfast Club is proving to be incredibly popular with some days already fully booked - if you have not pre-booked a place and would like your child to attend Breakfast Club please do not drop them off before first speaking to a member of staff.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Contract Dining Company are no longer using the monthly order forms for school meals at Lordswood. They have however asked that you send in dinner money on a Monday for the week ahead.
All children will need to bring their PE Kits (shorts, t-shirt & plimsolls) daily. A reminder that all children should have their water bottles with them daily, especially now that the weather is warm!
We appreciate that some parents may wish to bring their dogs onto the school site when dropping off or collecting their children from school. However, in the interests of health and safety, parents are reminded that dogs (other than service dogs) are not permitted on the school grounds - this includes dogs being carried by adults.
We would also request that parents do not leave their dogs tied up to the school fence near to the school gates.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Message from Pentagon Centre:
We would like to say a big thank you to all the children for their hard work in creating some really good portraits.
All the entries are now up on the Pentagon Shopping Centre
Facebook page to be viewed by parents, students, family and friends.
- Term 4 (2015) Homework Grids
The homework grids for Term 4 have now been added to the website.
- Trip to Rochester Cathedral Years 3 & 4
A trip to Rochester Cathedral is being planned for 21/4/15 for pupils in Years 3 & 4 in addition to Broadstairs trip. Lett
- Letters to Parents
Letters to Parents of Children in Chestnut Class and Larch Class have been posted to the website under Parent Zone. Thank you
- Trip for Pupils in Years 3 & 4 - 2nd June 2015
We are in the process of planning a trip to Broadstairs for the children in Years 3 & 4 on 2nd June 2015. Details and costings to be confirmed.
- Year 5 & 6 Trip 18th March 2015
Trip arranged for pupils in Years 5 & 6 to see the Lion King production in London on 18th March 2015. Cost £20.00 per child. Letter to follow. Thank you.
Latest School Calendar Events
- MYG Table Tennis Tournament05Mar2015
@ Howard School
MYG Table Tennis Tournament
- Arts & Craft Club05Mar2015
15:25 pm - 16:30 pm @ Arts & Craft Club - Hawthorn Class
Arts & Crafts, continuing with members from Term 3 - Club now full - Please note NO CLUB on 2/4/15
- Football Club05Mar2015
15:25 pm - 16:30 pm @ Lordswood School Field
Football Club for Pupils in Years 4, 5 & 6 - Please note that there will no be club on 5/3/15 or 2/4/15 - Club now full
- Performing Arts Club05Mar2015
15:25 pm - 16:30 pm @ Year 5/6 Area Lordswood School
Performing Arts Club - continuing with existing members from Term 3 - Please note that there will be NO CLUB on 2/4/15
- KS2 Gym Club06Mar2015
15:30 pm - 16:30 pm @ Hall
KS2 Gym Club