Lydgate Junior School
26h May 2010
There are a few extra things to let you know about before the half term holiday.
Please remember that Friday, 28th May is an Inset Day and the children do not attend.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable half-term break. We are back on Monday, 7th June.
WATCH OUT FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS!!!:
F.O.L.A. Events -
B.B.Q. at the Lydgate Infant School - Friday, 16th July 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This is a lovely, enjoyable evening. Please support us by coming along, helping with a stall
or making a donation. All the funds raised will go towards the playground equipment.
OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Y6 Transition Day at Tapton School Tuesday 29th June
Summer Production at the Montgomery Theatre
Thursday 1st July – Details to follow
Y4 Whole Year Group Assembly Friday 9th July at 9.15am
Y3 Whole Year Group Assembly Tuesday 13th July at 9.15am
Y5 Whole Year Group Assembly Wednesday 14th July at 9.15am
Y6 Leavers Assembly Tuesday 20th July at 9.15am
Parents’ Evening Tuesday 13th July from 3.30pm
Fun Run – Friday, 21st May
Thank you to all the families who supported the Fun Run on Friday, 21st May. It was a very
enjoyable evening and it was great to see so many children and parents joining in the races.
A special thank you goes to Helen Williams for organising the event so well that everything
ran very smoothly and to time. Thank you also to Mrs Parker, Y5 year leader, who oversaw
the provision of equipment and to Anna Fardon, Yosh Yildrim, Ben Firth, Ben Emsley, Lauren
Ng, Jack Bacon, Lily Richmond, Charlie Forrest and Connor Berresford Young Sports
Leaders in Year 5 who acted as marshals and helpers. Dolly Pratt is also a Young Leader but
unfortunately was unable to help last Friday.
Finally Well Done to:
David Lewis Y4W/T who came first in the Y3/4 race
Jack Price Y6AF who came first in the Y5/6 race
Young Sports Leaders
This week the Young Sports Leaders have also organised a multi skills competition for each
year 3 class during their PE lessons. They have worked really hard during their training and
are developing into very effective sports leaders.
Update on Safeguarding
Over recent weeks governors have been reviewing the school’s Safeguarding Policy, it is
published on the website, and governors have made the commitment to ensure there are
regular updates in the Newsletter to remind parents of what to do if they have any
safeguarding concerns. For example if parents are worried about:
• A Child Protection matter please contact Mrs Havenhand, Children Protection Liaison
Teacher or Mr Liddell and Mrs Elliot who are deputy CPLTs. Parents may also wish to
speak to the Local Authority Social Care Team.
• A behaviour worry, please contact the child’s class teacher, the year leader for that
year group, Mr Liddell or Mrs Havenhand
• A health and safety matter, please contact Mrs Havenhand or Mr Liddell.
This week Y3s will be receiving a copy of the school’s Safeguarding Leaflet, other year
groups received a copy in the previous academic year. However, if any Y4 – Y6
parents/carers wish a copy can be found on the website or you may request a copy by filling
in the slip below.
The Governing Body Update
Governors were delighted with the response to the annual questionnaire. Over 200 replies
were received and governors are in the process of analysing the results and preparing a
response that will be sent out to parents and carers after half term.
However, governors were delighted to note that 98.5% agreed/strongly agreed their child
enjoyed school, 95.5% good progress and 98% teaching is good.
Governors were also pleased to note that a number of parents commented on the use of the
text messaging service and they also urge parents to look on the web site as this has
recently been upgraded by the website provider. Mrs Cook, a member of the school’s
administration team, endeavours to make sure all letters, key policies and useful information
are kept up to date.
In the light of the election, Governors are waiting to see what will happen to the new National
Primary Curriculum proposed for September 2011. Reviewing and amending the current
curriculum to take into account the new requirements was going to be one of the school’s key
priorities in the coming academic year.
At the beginning of May the governing body attended a course on developing the
effectiveness of a governing body to ensure they carry out their role to the best of their ability
so that all the children at Lydgate receive a high quality education.
If any parent or carer wishes to discuss any school matter with governors please contact the
office to be put in touch with a governor or contact
• Chair of Governors – Maureen Neil – 2 Stumperlowe Croft Sheffield S10 3 QW
• Vice Chair of Governors – Rosemary Fletcher – 147 Forres Road Sheffield S10 1WF
• Parent Governor – Rosie Brown – 55 Cairns Road Sheffield S10 5NA
• Parent Governor – Rachel Firth – 53 Dransfield Road Sheffield S10 5RP
• Parent Governor – Jeremy Bannister – 121 Manchester Road Sheffield S10 5DN
• Parent Governor – Ian Mercer – 5 Burnt Stones Grove, Sheffield S10 5TU
• Parent Governor – Marysia Placzek – 59 Ranmoor Crescent Road Sheffield S10 3GW
• Parent Governor – Eric Palmiere – 41 Moorbank Road Sheffield S10 5TQ
For Y3, Y4 and Y5 The ordering deadline is 4th June to ensure that garments are delivered to
school before the Summer Holidays.
For Y2s Final orders for delivery before the Summer Holidays, will be accepted at the Family
Evening on Thursday, 24th June
Sheffield’s Little Olympics – Swimming Gala
The following children took part in the Sheffield’s Little Olympics Swimming Gala at Ponds
Forge - Tom Shaw, Aurna Maitra, Rebecca Barnett and Asha Kiggins and well done to the
• Rorny Brannan who won the Gold Medal for back stroke
• Ethan Mockford who won the Silver Medal for the individual medley
• Elisha Bannister who won a silver medal for butterfly
• Luke Speddings who won a bronze medal for butterfly
Twelve children from years 3, 4 and 5 took part in a Tennis Tournament at Tapton School,
competing against children from Netherthorpe and Hallam. We just missed out to Hallam in
both the mini tennis red (Y3 and Y4) and mini tennis orange (Y5) competitions.
Congratulations to all who took part
Y3 Anav Razdan
Y4 Max Russell
Y5 William Duckett
Can all parents/carers please remind children to use the pelican crossing on Manchester
Road outside school? We have had two near misses reported this week.
Lydgate Junior School Pupils supporting Sheffield’s 2018 Football Bid
At the end of the summer term 2009, pupils in our current Y6 were lucky enough to be invited
to take part in a photo shoot to support England’s 2018 World Cup football bid. Over last
summer you may have seen the photos on display around the city.
On Friday, 14th May eight Y6 children were asked to attend the England 2018 Delivery Bid
ceremony and enjoyed the experience of seeing the Bid box handed over to Paul Scriven,
Leader of the Sheffield City Council. If you visit Sheffield City Council’s website you are likely
to see photos of the children.
Everyone should have recently received a letter confirming the new ‘managing medicines’
procedure. Whilst we regret the formalisation of this arrangement and any inconvenience that
it may cause, the Local Authority rules and regulations around the administration of
medication are necessarily strict and designed for protection and safety of the children. Your
help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
If your child needs to take medicine in school time, please contact the school office for
guidance on how to obtain a form that needs to be filled in. Details are on the website.
Heeley City Farm and the School’s Healthy Schools Initiative
We are pleased to announce that as part of the school’s Healthy Schools Initiative, Heeley
City Farm came to school on Wednesday, 26th May to build some raised beds and we are
planning that the children will be planting vegetables shortly.
Linked to our Healthy Schools drive, we do ask that if children bring a snack to school for
playtime then it is a healthy one. Alternatively, to ensure the children have the opportunity to
have a healthy snack Mrs Storey, Y4 Year leader, assisted by Morgan Daly, Georgina Green
and various other children run a Healthy Snack Tuck Shop. Different from Infant Schools,
Junior Schools are not able to access the government free fruit initiative.
Walk Once a Week is also going very well and we have noticed that having started this
campaign over 2 years ago, more and more children are joining in, so thank you to parents
for encouraging this.
The WOW badges are also proving very popular too.
Peter Bates Y3D/D found a mobile phone outside school which he handed in to reception.
The owner of the phone was delighted, not because the phone was very valuable but
because of the inconvenience of losing all the saved numbers. He arranged for Peter to
receive a gift and thank you note.
‘Story Time’ Wednesday 2nd June
As part of National Family week, Sheffield City Council will be holding their ‘Story Time’
event. At The Lyceum, Tudor Square, Millennium Galleries, Winter Gardens and in Surrey
Street, there will be a wide range of free activities for parents, carers, children and young
people – please see attached for more details.
The English Institute of Sport Holiday Camp
Spring Bank Camp is running from Tuesday 1st June – Friday 4th June.
Summer Camp starts Monday, 26th July and runs all the way through until Friday 3rd
Activity camps are available for 8-13 year olds.
For more details call 0114 223 5600 or visit www.eis-sheffield.co.uk .
Crosspool Festival 3rd July until 11th July
As part of the activities that will be happening in and around Crosspool during the Festival
Week, Flossie Rousseau Y5 is organising a Pet Show. Anyone from the school can nominate
a small caged pet or dog, and the final will take place on 10th July. Further details of how to
enter your pets will follow after the holidays.
Well Done to Joseph Bates Y6JP, the winner of the programme cover competition for the
Also on Sunday 4th July children from Y6JP will be performing a dance – please come and
support them around 1.45pm near Selbourne Road.
The Lord Mayor’s Day, Sheffield City Centre – Saturday, 3rd July
Sheffield Children’s Festival and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield are delighted to announce that
the annual Lords Mayor’s Day parade will take place on Saturday, 3rd July. The parade will be
followed by an afternoon of free performances and activities on Devonshire Green. The
theme for this year’s parade will be ‘The Nations of the World Cup’.
Craftangels Holiday Club
Craftangels will be holding a holiday club Tuesday, 1st June until Friday, 4th June. Please
contact telephone number 2667339 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFEGUARDING LEAFLET REQUEST SLIP
Please send me a copy of the School Safeguarding Leaflet for Parents and Carers
Signed: ……………………………………………… Parent/Carer
Child’s Name:……………………………………….. Class: …………………..