Newsletter: 30 January 2015

Headteacher’s Comment

Contrary to rumours going around in the school playground, we do not encourage children to run on the mud during playtime and lunchtimes; in fact it is the opposite. We are lucky to have a field adjoining our playground.  However this comes with the risk that the children may choose to run onto it and get muddy.


Well done to Callum Brooks, Lennie Hyams, Matthew Warner  (Miss Panagiotidou) Ruby Gambrill (Mrs Campbell/Miss Gibbs’s Class), Daisy Everett, Bobbie Taylor-Deboo, Scarlett Wilson (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Ella Forster and Eden McCartney (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Miss Gibbs’s Class who had the best attendance this week with 98.8%.

Whole School Trip (Monday 18 May 8:30am)

Following the success of last year’s trip, I am pleased to announce the details of this year’s whole school trip to Tower of London.


Date:                Monday 18 May 201 5

Time                8:30am to 5:00pm

Cost                 £10

Clothing           Full school uniform (coat if cold and damp/sunhat if hot)

Food                Packed lunch brought in school bag


The total cost of the trip is £3,962 (£15.96 per child).  We have managed to secure some funding.  Therefore, we are asking for every child to pay £10 towards the trip.  If you have a problem with paying this, please arrange to speak to me.


This £10 includes the cost of the coach, entry to Tower of London and a workshop for each class led by a member of staff at the Tower of London.  You may pay in one instalment of £10 or two instalments of £5.

Would you like David Walliams to visit our school?

On World Book Day (Thursday 5 March) David Walliams is embarking on a helicopter tour of five primary schools.  To be in with a chance of winning this prize we are asking children to write a persuasive piece of writing explaining why he should come to The Leverton Junior School.  Be creative and make sure it is no more than 50 words.  Any entries are to be given to Miss O’Riordan or Miss Biggs by Wednesday 4 February.  The wining piece of writing will be put forward for the completion.

Spelling Bee

Well done to the following winners of the Spelling Bee: Ellie Appleton, Welaa Lahreche, Ria Lyrick, Raqeeb Hussain, Natalie Lewis, Emily Bates, Hermione Scott, Reggie Pegrum and Jessica Okaka.  The finals will be held on Thursday 12 February.

Updates to School Website

The following updates have been made to the school’s website:

In the children’s section there the following information can be found:

Dates for your diary

Thursday 12 February             PTA Valentines Disco

Thursday 12 February             Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 23 February               Return to school (8:45am)

Wednesday 4 March                Full Governing Body meeting (7:00pm)

Friday 13 March                      PTA- Mother Day Gifts

Friday 20 March                      PTA- Quiz Night

Friday 27 March                      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 13 April                     Return to school (8:45am)

Wednesday 22 April                Governing Body Curriculum (6:30pm) and Budget (7:30pm) meetings

Wednesday 29 April                Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings

Monday 11 May                      End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Tuesday 12 May                      End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Wednesday 13 May                 End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Thursday 14 May                    End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Friday 15 May                                     End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Monday 18 May                      Whole School Trip to Tower of London

Thursday 21 May                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 1 June                                    Return to school (8:45am)

Tuesday 23 June                      District Sports (Field Events)

Friday 26 June                         Transition Day

Tuesday 30 June                      District Sports (Track Events)

Wednesday 1 July                   Year 6 Residential

Thursday 2 July                                   Year 6 Residential

Friday 3 July                            Year 6 Residential

Wednesday 15 July                 Full Governing Body Meeting

Friday 17 July                          Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tuesday 1 September              INSET Day

Wednesday 2 September         INSET Day

Thursday 3 September             Children return

Friday 23 October                    Break up from School

Monday 2 November               INSET Day

Tuesday 3 November              Children return

Friday 18 December                Break up from school



Monday 4 January                   Children return

Thursday 11 February             Break up from school

Friday 12 February                  INSET Day

Monday 22 February               Children return

Thursday 24 March                 Break up from school

Monday 11 April                     Children return

Thursday 26 May                    Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                    Children return

Wednesday 20 July                 Break up from school

Thursday 21 July                     Holiday (replacing 1 September)

Friday 22 July                          Holiday (replacing 1 September)



Tower of London

I enclose £10 for the cost of the trip to Tower of London 0


I enclose the first instalment of £5 towards the cost of the trip to Tower of London 0


Child’s Name  __________________________________________________________