April 2024 Newsletter

16th April 2024

16 April 2024

April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome back for the summer term: We hope you all had a fantastic Easter and it has been lovely to welcome back all of the children to school this week. Attendance has been great too, at over 95% both yesterday and today! We have lots to look forward to this term, including some fabulous trips and adventures, sports days and some special events to mark the Olympics, Euros and 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

Inclusion Quality Framework: As a school, we have been working hard to achieve an award called the ‘Inclusion Quality Framework’ (IQF). As you’ll be aware, we always strive to be a really inclusive school for every child in our community and have made lots of adaptations and changes to ensure every child who comes to our school can succeed. We also have many things in place to ensure everybody is included in our school such as our free uniform bundles for every child and funding all of your child’s trips and visits so that there is never additional financial pressures on our families. As part of the review, which is carried out by people who don’t already know our school, they would like to hear your thoughts about our school. We would be really grateful if as many parents/carers/families could complete the survey as possible so the team get a flavour of what our school is about. You can complete the survey by clicking here.

Tuition and clubs: We’re proud to be able to offer free after school weekly tuition sessions for children in years Reception, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 again this term. Your child’s teacher will be sending out more information about this today in a letter. We also have a number of after school clubs running this term, including science club at the Centre for Life for Y2, rugby, football and music after school clubs for selected year groups. Look out for separate letters regarding clubs.

Easter raffle: Thank you so much to everybody who donated prizes and bought tickets for our Easter raffle. We raised an incredible £495 that will go towards providing amazing trips and visits for our children. Thank you also to the Easter Bunny for ensuring every child at Lemington Riverside went home with a special Easter treat on the final day of term!

New teaching assistants: We are delighted to welcome Miss Elson and Mrs. Khalifa to our team of teaching assistants at Lemington Riverside. Both Miss Elson and Mrs. Khalifa have been working with us on a supply basis for some time and we are delighted that they are now officially part of our team here at Lemington Riverside for at least the next year.

New outdoor gym: We were very proud to open our brand new outdoor gym on the main playground yesterday. It is a fantastic addition to our playground and will provide our children with lots of opportunities to be even more active during break times and PE lessons!

New climbing stack in Early Years: We are also very excited to introduce our new climbing stack that has been added to our Early Years Learning Garden. It’s safe to say that this is going to be a very popular place for our youngest children to play and develop their confidence.

Dates for the diary:

Here are some early dates for the diary for the summer term to help you plan ahead:

Wednesday 24 April: Some members of our Year 5/6 chess team will be competing in a tournament at the Royal Grammar School – good luck!

Thursday 2 May: Year 4 will be visiting the Theatre Royal to watch a performance of ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’.

Monday 6 May: Bank Holiday, school closed.

Tuesday 7 May: Year 3/4 visiting Safetyworks to focus on summer safety.

Week beginning 13 May: Year 6 SAT assessments take place.

Friday 24 May: We break up for the half term holiday.

Monday 3 June: We return to school for the second half of the summer term.


Thank you to our families for your continued support!