Welcome To Lavender
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MAIN SCHOOL CLOSED (TODAY)
Important message MONDAY 16th Jan. Unfortunately, we have a problem with the hot water and heating today. We have an engineer working on the problem but because of health and safety we have to CLOSE THE SCHOOL. Updates will be available here - we hope to have the school open tomorrow.
NURSERY IS OPEN AS USUAL
We have had wonderful first week back and are looking forward to some exciting events this term. Read the latest newsletter on our School News page to find out what's happening soon.
POLICIES Some of our policies are being updated and we will keep you informed of changes. See them by clicking on the policies tab on the 'about us' page.
A reminder that our school dinners are now 20p more per day. We have managed to keep the prices low for a long time and this is an unavoidable increase.
The new Lavender Song and Community Afternoon Video is here.
Our new school song is very special to us. The children worked with professional songwriters George Papakyriacou and Christalla Michael to explore words around our learning culture and values. Our families joined in with an afternoon of activities around the theme 'community' whilst film-maker Jonah Klein gathered footage. The finale was the school community - children, families, friends and staff - all singing together in the playground. Thank you to you all for being part of this.
Parent Evening and Home Learning
It was wonderful to see you all at parent consultations this week and to hear your positive views. Thank you to all of you who have completed the OFSTED Parent View questionnaire on the night. If you didn't get a chance please sign up to give your views. The link is on the 'About Us' tab. From our previous meeting about Fast Feedback and from Parent View, we know that some parents are unsure about our project-based home learning at the moment and we are listening. Please come to our Home Learning Fair next week (on Thursday) to get more information and to help us to ensure that homework is fun and effective.’ We continue to value your input.
Lavender Learning Culture and Fast Feedback
Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend our learning culture and fast feedback parent information sessions. We were really pleased with the positivity and the suggestions which will enable us to develop the children's learning still further.
It was wonderful to welcome back our old year 6 children last term and hear all their stories about life at secondary school. Please check our SATs results tab to view the fantastic results they recieved in the summer; a testament to all of their hard work and determination last year.
We are cashless!
Meals, After School Club, Breakfast Club, trips and school camps all have to be paid for on-line via Parent Pay! We are now completely cashless. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Take a look at the school news page on this website to keep up to date with everything else that is happening at Lavender.
Dates for your Diary
|Weds 16th Nov||Parents' Evening|
|Thurs 17th Nov||Parents' Evening|
Weds 23rd Nov
Buttercup Class Sharing Assembly
|Thurs 24th Nov||Home Learning Fair|
|Weds 30th Nov||Rose Class Sharing Assembly|
|Weds 7th Dec||Sunflower Class Sharing Assembly|
|Fri 9th Dec||Christmas Bazaar|
|Weds 14th December||
Bluebell Class Sharing Assembly
|Weds 21st December||
Church, Christmas Lunch, Break up for the holidays, School finishes at 2.30pm
Term dates 2016-2017
|Date||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
Thursday 1st September to Wednesday 21st December 2016
|Thursday 5th January 2017 to Friday 31st March 2017||Tuesday 18th April 2017 to Friday 21st July 2017|
|Half Term||Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016||Monday 13th February 2017 to Friday 17th February 2017||Monday 29th May 2017 to Friday 2nd June 2017|
Thursday 22nd December 2016 to Wednesday 4th January 2017
Monday 3rd April 2017 to Monday 17th April 2017
May Bank Holiday:
Monday 1st May 2017
All Bank Holidays for 2016/2017
26 & 27 December 2016, 2 January 2017, 14 & 17 April 2017, 1 & 29 May 2017, 28 August 2017
INSET days (children not in school)
Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September 2016, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th January 2017, Monday 19th June.