November 2019

1st November 2019

4th November 2019


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to a brand new half term at Lemington Riverside! This half term is always action packed as we lead up to Christmas and the many celebrations and events that happen in November and December.

Our whole-school topic this half-term is ‘Celebrate and Remember’ – we will be focusing on celebrating and remembering the fantastic work of our Armed Forces, past and present, and towards the end of the half term leading up to our Christmas performances!


Thank you to everybody who came along on the final Friday of last half term for our open morning. The children proudly showed off their work that they had completed about ‘The Mighty North’. It was lovely to see so many of you there!


All children will have their individual photographs taken by a professional photographer on Wednesday 6th November. There is no obligation to buy the photos, but you will have the opportunity to do so if you wish!


To mark ‘Children In Need’ 2019 we will be having a ‘Pyjama/Onesie Day’ on Friday 15th November. Children are welcome to come to school in their PJ’s or onesie in return for a suggested donation of £1. Please remember to still send your child with a big coat for playtime!


Remembrance Day takes place on 11th November 2019 and we currently have on sale a variety of poppy-themed items available from the Main Office at break time and lunch time every day. Items are priced between 50p and £1.50 with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.


A huge thank you to everybody for sending in your Aldi Sports Vouchers. We have filled our sticker chart and will now receive brand new sports kit for our school, as well as the chance to win £20,000!


Our boy’s football team started their Duffy League season a couple of weeks ago with two defeats and a victory. Our next games are on Thursday 14th November when we take on Hilton (Come on Lemington!), Throckley, St. Cuthbert’s Walbottle and Throckley. All the games are at Walbottle Campus and kick is approximately 3:50pm.


Here are some dates for your diary for the next half-term. Don’t forget we regularly share updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We also have a ‘live’ school calendar on our website:

Wednesday 6th November – School photographer in school (individual photos).

Thursday 7th November – ‘Keeping our teeth clean’ workshop for Year 1 children with our school nurse.

Friday 8th November – Helen Steadman (Children’s Author) visiting Year 4.

Wednesday 13th November – Year 1 visiting Lemington Methodist Church to read with the congregation.

Thursday 14th November – Year 6 art workshop with visiting artist Cath Campbell (#WeAreLemington art project).

Tuesday 19th November – ‘Natwest Moneysense’ workshop for Year 2.

Tuesday 19th November – ‘Mini Medics’ First Aid training for Class 3/4.

Wednesday 27th November - Reception visiting Lemington Methodist Church to read with the congregation.

Friday 6th December – Whole-school visit to the pantomime!

Tuesday 10th December – Christmas Dinner Day!

Week beginning 16th December – Christmas Performances across school (exact times to be confirmed).

Friday 20th December – Christmas Party Day (all children welcome to wear party clothes for school).

Friday 20th December – We break up for the Christmas holidays at 2:15pm. We return to school on Monday 6th January 2020

Take care,

Mr. Heeley