Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012

We’d love to see pictures of your carved pumpkins or your Halloween costumes, please email them to leaschoolpta@hotmail.co.uk and we’ll display them here.  Have fun!


Pyjama Day Fun

October 25, 2012

It was fantastic to see everyone (pupils and staff alike) getting into the spirit of pyjama day today – much excitement and definitely getting everyone in the mood for the half term!

Wishing you all a good break…

PTA Update

October 25, 2012

Our latest newsletter can be read by clicking the link below:

PTA Update – October 2012 Newsletter

Great Fire of London!

October 24, 2012

There was much excitement among Year 2 and 3 pupils today as they recreated the Great Fire of London in the playground as part of their topic work.

The children had made their own card and paper buildings and set up a reconstruction of ‘Pudding Lane’ by starting a fire in the bakery.  They then watched from a safe distance as the fire quickly spread through the model buildings just as the original fire had done.

What a great learning exercise!


Circus Trip

October 22, 2012

Last Friday afternoon, as part of their Circus topic, Reception and Year 1 went on a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Moscow State Circus who were performing on Harpenden Common over the weekend. The children were able to look round the big top and watch the performers warming up and rehearsing.  Despite the wet weather conditions, the children had a lovely time!

Quiz Evening Success

October 20, 2012

The Quiz Night held on Friday saw the hall filled with families, friends, staff and governors battling it out to be this years quiz champions.  An excellent supper of fish ‘n chips kept everyone sustained; the drinks flowed and the brain cells went into overdrive.

During the evening the PTA raised around £275 for the school.  A great start towards our target, which is to raise sufficient money to fund new interactive whiteboards for the school.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening such a success.

New Canopy for Reception & Year 1

October 20, 2012

We were all very excited to see the new canopy installed outside the Reception and Year 1 classrooms last week.  Like the Nursery this new area will be used to ensure that learning flows freely between inside and out – without being hindered by the weather.

The EYFS lists the following as benefits of having such an outside space:

  • Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and helps all aspects of children’s development.
  • Being outdoors offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors.
  • It gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.
  • Outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and exuberant.