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Tomato and Chilli Plant Sale

Class 3 organised a sale of tomato and chilli plants grown by Mrs Marshall and the gardening club. The sale raised funds for Matlock Food Bank.

British Sign Language (BSL) club

Mrs Marshall has been running a British Sign Language club at lunch time. These our the first pupils to have completed the Introductory Course to British Sign Language. They had to learn the signs for over 400 words.

Parent Questionnaire Results

World Book Day 2024 Potato Challenge

Lea Primary School Parent Questionnaire 2024

Please complete our questionnaire - you can click on the link or scan the QR code below.

Thank you in advance.

Sports Hall Athletics Team!

Congratulations to Lea and Wessington Sportshall Athletics Teams! Wessington won the small schools and Lea the large schools! Both are through to the next round! 🎉🎉🎉🏆🏆🏆

Gardening with the Woodland Trust

We had a gardening workshop from the Woodland Trust. Our plants will look amazing in the spring. They will also attract pollinators and help to remove carbon. We got some exercise too! 

Trip to Eden Camp

As part of our history project on World War II, Framework Federation children from Y 5 and Y6 visited Eden Camp. 

Trip to Matlock Town FC

Pupils from Y5 and Y6 enjoyed a game of football at Matlock Town FC. Everyone enjoyed watching a thrilling 2-2 draw with Workington Town. Many thanks to all at Matlock Town FC for making us feel so welcome.

Clubs and Activities this Term:

 

Drama Club with Mrs Dewhirst – Y4, 5 and 6 – Monday 3.30pm-4.30pm (Starting soon – date to follow)

Young Voices Singing with Mrs Dewhirst – Y5 & 6 -  Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm

British Sign Language with Mrs Marshall – Y3, 4, 5 & 6 – Wednesday 12.30pm-1pm

Reading Club with Miss Hill – Y3,4,5 & 6  -  Wednesday 12.30pm-1pm

Sports Leaders & Y2 with Mrs Greer – Wednesday 12.30pm-1pm

Max Galactico Sports – Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

Mini Meds

Year 6 had first aid training so they know what to do in a medical emergency.

Lea Open Morning

European Day of Languages

Whitehall Residential

A great time was had by all at the Whitehall Summer residential. 

Coronation Celebrations

County Tag Rugby Champions!

The Tag Rugby team are now County Champions. They won the recent tournament in Derby beating teams from all over Derbyshire and Derby City.  

District Tag Rugby Champs!

More sporting success. Our Tag Rugby team triumphed in the district tournament and will now go on to the county finals.

Science Week 2023

District Indoor Athletic Champions!

Lea Primary School were crowned District Indoor Athletic Champions! We now go through to the County Finals!

New Year Sporting Success!

A great start to the New Year as our indoor athletics team and our basketball team won the large schools cluster tournament.

Space Centre Trip

Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed their visit to the National Space Centre.

Borrow the Moon

Yes! We did! We borrowed the moon! We studied rocks from the moon and meteors from outer space. Check out the link to see what happened the week moon rocks came to school.

Sporting success

Platinum School and Overall winner of sporting events - large schools, Matlock!! 

Second place for our orienteering team!

Keeping Safe in Hot Weather

Cultural Capital and Extra Curricular

Although we do try to offer some sporting and drama extra activity, we don't necessarily think these are always the best options for the children. After school activities often clash with family life and routines and this results in children who would like to attend, not being able to. We also find that children, in particular KS1, are tired at the end of the day and enthusiasm & motivation for the activity is lacking. We therefore took the decision across the Federation to offer as many opportunities to ALL the children within the school day as possible. We pride ourselves in the range of opportunities we offer alongside our very broad and balanced curriculum which is then inclusive to all and nobody misses out. Our aim is that EVERY child finds an area of the curriculum that they enjoy and achieve, building their confidence, resilience and independence by trying lots of new things and 'having a go'. Please see the document above

Rounders success.

Third place for Lea Primary School.

A great performance from the Lea Athletics Team. They were competing in the large school category and finished third. Only a few years before we were in the small school group!

Sports day Champs!

How To Listen Your Child Read

BBC East Midlands Today

Next Wednesday, 25th May, BBC East Midlands Today will be recording and filming all children in KS2 (Y3-6) singing '70 Years of Change'. Please can you give permission on ParentPay for your child. (This wont be live until tomorrow) They are planning on recording at Lea Primary School in the hall. Please ensure your child is in FULL, SMART UNIFORM, thanks. The children will also need their school PE kit, trainers, water bottle/suncream/sunhat/waterproof? in a bag to get changed into for their PE lesson in the afternoon Any questions, dont hesitate to ask - a very exciting opportunity!

They are planning to broadcast the filming on Friday 27th May

Lea Gardens

A massive thank you must also go to Lea Gardens. After an exhausting week taking their SATS tests, our Y6 children are annually invited for a visit where they spend time in the beautiful gardens and are each given a complimentary drink and piece of cake. A lovely end to the week for our children.

Bunny Run

A massive thank you to FOLS who organised a wonderful family fun run at Lea Green yesterday. We had competitors of all ages and lots of smiles from everyone - even the weather was kind. A really lovely day.

Refugees from Ukraine

Welcome to our refugees from Ukraine. We have a boy in Y6 who has joined us today. He will hopefully be joined by girls in Y6, Y4 and Y1 in the very near future. We are looking forward to welcoming them all to Lea Primary and encouraging them to join in our fun!

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Friday 27th May, our children will be celebrating our Queens Platinum Jubilee. The children may come to school dressed in red, white and blue. They will enjoy Jubilee activities in their classroom during the morning. At 2.30pm we are inviting parents and family members to join us for a Street Tea Party in the playground. If you able to donate a small item of food to share on the day, it would be greatly appreciated - crisps/cupcakes/mini sausages or anything similar. Following this the children will be presented with a commemorative coin by Councillor David Taylor and Lea Parish Council, who have very kindly purchased them for the children. The children will then perform their Platinum Jubilee Song: '70 Years of Change' Fingers crossed for the weather and a lovely day.

April News

Two children from our School Council have been writing an article for our Parish Magazine. A great summary of what has been going on in school, I thought it would be lovely to share with you:

 

 

Westwood Farm Visit

Natural England were established by an Act of Parliament in 2006. Their purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development. Their vision is ‘Thriving Nature for people and planet’ and they aim to achieve this through our mission ‘Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery’. Westwood Farm, Uppertown are part of the Natural England Partnership and offer farm visits to children. They have offered for all children from Nursery to Y4 from both schools to be able to visit the farm. The farm will collect 6 children and a member of staff in their mini bus and allow the children to spend half a day at the farm. They are transporting and having 29 groups of children ! There isn't any cost and the dates are on the school calendar. A wonderful opportunity!

Reading at Home

We would just like to thank all the parents and family members who find time each day to read with their child. It really does make a difference. Reading is fundamental in a child being able to access the rest of the curriculum and is a vital skill for life. Children who regularly read at home, especially to an adult, make much greater progress than those who don't. After checking reading diaries, children spend less time reading to an adult at home in Y3-6. This may be because they are becoming more independent in their abilities. Although it is fabulous if a child is passionate about a book and wants to read to themselves, it is also important that they still read to an adult regularly as this provides support with mistakes, punctuation, expression and most importantly understanding the text. As texts become more complex, so do the comprehension skills needed to fully appreciate their books. We do appreciate the time it takes and families can have very busy lives however, if you can listen to your child read as often as possible, it will have a positive impact on their learning. If you have any questions or would like any specific guidance for your child, please don't hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. Thank you.

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