Welcome to Lemington Riverside Primary School
Our Head Teacher is Susan Hall
Office contact number: 0191 2674315
A BIG thank you for your donations for baby Frankie. We will let you know the total raised as soon as we can!
Thursday 13th July
Remember on Thursday 13th, this week, we are collecting loose change from everyone to raise money for Frankie Hendry. Frankie is the baby sister of Jack and Jason in EYFS, and has been diagnosed with cancer in her eyes. She needs regular treatment at hospital in Birmingham, so we are raising money to help pay for travel costs etc. Let's see if we can get enough coins to make Frankie's name in the playground.
Children can wear non-uniform for a donation too!
Geordie Day 7th July
We hope all of the children enjoyed our Geordie Day on Friday 7th. Bill Elliott joined us from Beamish for assembly and the children were enthralled! Look out for photos coming soon, along with details of our Geordie assembly next week.
Fentimans Ltd. have very kindly donated a hamper for us to raffle as part of our Geordie celebrations, with all money raised going towards new playground equipment. Tickets will be on sale before school every day until Weds 19th, 20p each.
Year Six Visit to Edinburgh
Have a great time in Edinburgh tomorrow!!
Summer Reading Challenge
This began on Monday 19th June. The children are challenged to read for at least 10 minutes out of school everyday for 3 weeks until Friday 11th July! Parents will need to sign their sheet to confirm their daily reading. All children who complete the challenge will be given a prize. The children who read the most books from each key stage will also receive a prize! Come on - start reading!!
The year 4, 5 and 6 children had a brilliant time at Kingswood. It was excellent to see the high level of support and team work that they all displayed. Their behaviour was also excellent!
Thank you to all of the staff at Kingswood who were brilliant with both staff and children - we will be returning next year!
The children have enjoyed some challenging activities and they have risen to the challenge well. The children have been superstars.
House Captains for the Summer Term
Congratulations to our House Captains and Vice Captains for the Summer Term who were elected on Friday 19th May.
Millenium Bridge House Captain - Kathryn Pyle
Vice - Captain - Neirin Driver
Swing Bridge House Captain - Josh Gibson
Vice - Captain - Molly Kelly
Tyne Bridge House Captain - Sandra Leja
Vice - Captain - Summer Bell
School Uniform 2017 - 2018
Please go to our parent page for information on our School Uniform 2017-18 - there are some changes!
Please be aware that uniform can only be ordered online at http://studentuniform.co.uk/lemin126. Ties and book bags are available to buy through the school office.
Lemington Festival 2017
The 9th Lemington Festival is to be held on Saturday 8th July this year. There will be activities at various venues throughout Lemington. Further details are to follow.
There is to be a non-uniform day on Friday 30th June - the fine will be bottles and prizes for the Lemington festival raffle and tombola - further details to follow!
School Improvement Work
On Monday 12th June contractors in school began the improvements to our heating and water systems in school. The work will begin in Early Years then move to KS1.
The Nursery and Reception classes are being relocated - Nursery into the Main Building and Reception into KS1. The parents of children in these classes will be kept fully up to date as the work progresses. The work in KS1 is currently planned to take place during the holidays - however, if this is brought forward then we will inform you of any class relocations we need to make. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
We are looking forward to the improvement this will make to our school.
Congratulations to the Riverside Rainbows Breakfast and After School Club - they are one year old today!! - 6th June 2017
We are pleased to announce that they are going well and have places for more children!
For further details and to book a place please contact Karen or Cheryl on 07505966310 or email email@example.com
Who are young carers?
A Young carer can be any child or young person up to the age of 18 who takes responsibility for looking after someone else - usually a parent or sibling, but it could be a grandparent or another relative.
Young carers look after someone else because that person may have:
- Mental ill health
- Difficulties with alcohol or other substances
- A long term illness
- A life-limiting illness
- A disability
- A learning disability
Young Carers Drop In
There is a drop in on Wednesday at 9am for parents and at break time in school for pupils.
The School Council launched our School House System recently and the children are keen to earn points for their house!! The houses were decided by the children and they are named after the Newcastle bridges - Tyne, Millenium and Swing. The house point system will be linked to our certificate system to avoid two reward systems running throughout the school. The details of this are in our new Behaviour Policy which will be released soon.
We have updated our Behaviour Policy and this is available on the school website. There are quite a few changes to it.
We became an Operation Encompass school from 7th November. We will be informed by Social Care if any child has been involved in, the previous day, a domestic violence incident. This will enable us to know about children who are experiencing difficulties and support them as they may need it. If you have not received a letter about this or would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
A big 'Thank You' to Vision Supply Agency who are continuing to supply one £5 voucher to our school on a weekly basis which can be used in the Metro Centre or Eldon Square. Children who have 100% attendance for that week will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive the voucher!!
In the light of the new 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' document we have recently updated our Safeguarding Policy. This is available on our Parents Section of the website under 'Policies'. We urge you to view it.
We would like to say thank you to parents and carers for continuing to help your children to learn their spellings!! We have recently looked at their books and there is a definite improvement in spelling across the school! The children are also improving their weekly spelling scores. Your support has had a positive impact!!
Family Support drop in - Paula Stone is available every Wednesday (term time) to give support with children's health, behaviour, attendance, problems at home and at school. You can also talk to a Nurse who will be there the first Wednesday of every month, in the Parents Room, Key Stage 1 building, 8:45 - 9:30am.
Thanks to Councillor David Cook for coming in to work with Eco and School Council, and Y3 to share ideas to help us to get involved in the local community.
Just the first set of photos from Dukeshouse Wood. There will be lots more next week.