Headteacher's Newsletters

26th January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you are all well and managing to find small pleasures with your families during this ongoing, difficult time. Despite this not being the new year start we were all hoping for, Lingfield is still very much a positive, supportive and happy place whether working and learning from home or in a bubble at school.

This last month has presented a number of challenges for us all in one way or another, nevertheless, we continue to pull together and do our personal best. With this in mind, please can we ask everyone to adhere to the lockdown rules set by the Government. Unfortunately, we have received a couple of communications about outside gatherings of parents and children in Jenner’s field and would ask everyone to remember that this is currently against the law.

We recognise that managing home schooling, as well as work commitments, is no mean feat. We know that many families are facing their own challenges and want to assure you that we are here to help - no matter how big or small the struggle is that you might be experiencing, please get in touch via your child’s class teacher or the school office and we will do our best to support you in any way we can. With the future of the return to school for all children still uncertain, we will endeavour to maintain our focus on high quality teaching and learning, whether remote or face-to-face, as well as ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our whole school community. 

Over the past few weeks, we have been struck by the incredible commitment and effort to learning that is evident in school and across Tapestry and Google Classroom. Here are some of the highlights!

Please visit our gallery page - https://www.lingfieldprimaryschool.com/news-and-events/new-gallery-page/keeping-busy-during-lockdown/

In other news, we are really excited about launching our Lingfield book campaign involving all year groups across the school. 

Our aim in this campaign is to try and obtain all key reading texts, for each year group, that we so desperately need to teach the curriculum in a rich, vibrant and interesting way. This includes class readers (the books teachers read to their classes daily); books to support all subjects within our Contexts for Learning and familiar favourite books, picked by the children, to restock class libraries.

 We recognise this is a big challenge and know that for many families, times are tougher now than ever before. It’s the same for us here at school having had no additional revenue from clubs or lettings for almost a year. That is why we are asking for your help.  Please share the Amazon wish lists, due out on the app later this week, with anyone you know who may be able to donate to our campaign. Whether you can as a family or you know relatives or local businesses that may want to get involved, we would be grateful for any contributions. By donating through the Amazon wish lists, the books will be sent directly to school and we will ensure they reach the right year group. 

We would like to thank you all for your continued support during this complicated and difficult time and for the wealth of positive messages you have emailed into the office, to teachers or us directly; your kind words and recognition of our hardworking staff act as a real morale boost and are very much appreciated by us all - thank you.

 Best wishes

 Cassie Puplett & Julia Tappin