Christmas 2021 @ LRPS

2nd December 2021

2nd December 2021


Dear Parents and Carers,

We love Christmas at Lemington Riverside and we are excited to confirm a number of festive events that will take place at our school this December.

Although we are in a much better place with Covid than we were last Christmas, we still must follow very clear advice from Public Health England, Newcastle City Council and the Department for Education when arranging Christmas events. Despite that, we will feel we have a very exciting package of festive activities here at LRPS this Christmas!

Please note we are also now accepting donations for our Christmas Raffle 2021. We are welcoming donations of chocolate & other sweet treats (selection boxes, etc), new/unused toys, gift sets, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, etc. Raffle tickets will go on sale from 8th December 2021 and will be priced at £1 per strip.

Here are our Christmas plans for 2021:

Friday 3rd DecemberBeauty and the Beast’ pantomime trip for all children. Children will have their lunch in school before attending the pantomime at The Exchange Theatre in North Shields. Please note, we will arrive back at school at around 3:20pm on this day. A separate letter about this visit has been sent out parents/carers – there is no charge for this visit. Children wear a Christmas jumper/Christmas accessories if they wish.

Wednesday 8th December – Our Nursery and Reception classes will visit Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester, County Durham to visit Santa! A separate letter regarding this visit will be sent to Nursery and Reception parents/carers – there is no charge for this visit.

-  Tuesday 14th DecemberChristmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner Day! Children across the school are welcome to wear Christmas jumpers or accessories on this day if they wish. Also on this day we will enjoy Christmas dinner served by Mrs. Baptist and her team. If your child does not usually have a school dinner, but would like to have a Christmas dinner, please inform Mrs. Bainbridge in the school office no later than Wednesday 8th December.

-  Tuesday 14th December – We have been told that a couple of very special visitors will be popping into LRPS on this day!

-  Thursday 16th December (1:30pm – 3:15pm) – Winter Wonderland @ Lemington Riverside. We are delighted to host our first ever Winter Wonderland event at Lemington Riverside. For Covid safety reasons, this will be an outdoor event in the school grounds. There will be a number of festive stalls. We have a limited number of stall spaces, available for locally based independent businesses – if you or somebody that you know are interested in reserving a space, please email

-  Friday 17th December – The final day of term is a non-uniform day and children will be enjoying Christmas movies and a Christmas party in their class. We will also be drawing the LRPS Christmas Raffle on this day.

-  In the final week of term we will be releasing a very special production of all of our children performing Christmas songs on our website!

We are very much looking forward to an exciting Christmas here at Lemington Riverside, and look forward to giving your child a magical festive experience!

Best wishes,

Mr. Heeley (Headteacher)