Reading at The Lea – Reading Eggs

February 28, 2014

We are pleased to announce that following a successful trial of a new reading website we will be launching a new online reading programme to the whole school.The children will be coming home today with an explanatory letter for Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress.

Your child’s login details will enable him/her to access the website from home as well as school. With access to a library of books as well as a range of reading comprehension activities we believe that this will enhance the whole reading experience for our children and develop their skills whilst having fun. The activities are progressive and build on children’s learning and skills.



Maths at The Lea

February 28, 2014

Mrs Cross will be holding a Maths workshop on Thursday 6th March at 2.15pm.

This is an opportunity for parents and carers to learn about how Maths is taught in school. The workshop is open to parents and carers of KS1 and KS2 pupils. We must ask that you do not bring any children to this workshop. If you would like to attend, please let the school office know as soon as possible.

Year 3 Trip to the Natural History Museum

February 24, 2014

Year 3 visited the Natural History Museum in London today as part of their topic on Earthquakes and Volcanoes.  They had a really enjoyable day visiting the earth gallery and ‘experiencing the 1995 Kobe earthquake’. They also enjoyed the train journey and the walk to and from the station.  Their behaviour was impeccable, prompting a teacher from another school to pass comment!

Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Datta and Mr Farruggia, and to Mrs Davey for organising the trip.


New Secondary School for Harpenden

February 14, 2014

We have been asked to forward on to parents and carers the following important information about the new secondary school for Harpenden and the immediate surrounding area.

“Dear Parents and Guardians

 As some of you may already know, there are plans to provide a new secondary school for Harpenden and the immediate surrounding area. We are pleased to announce that these plans are now proceeding rapidly, and we are now able to invite you to find out more at an information and public presentation event.

The dates and details for these events are:
27th February 2014 – 7-8.30pm at the Rothamsted Institute, in the Russell Building
1st March 2014 – 10am-12 noon at the Rothamsted Institute, in the Russell Building

Both events will be the same, so interested parents only need to attend one. There will be a presentation from the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust (comprised of Sir John Lawes, Roundwood Park and St. Georges schools) that is developing and leading the project, and an opportunity to ask questions and talk with the Headteachers and senior leaders of the existing schools.

To pre-register your interest in attending and secure a place, please email

Admittance on the door will be on an availability basis.

Yours sincerely
Alex Prior
On behalf of the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust”

Netball – Lea vs St Dom

February 11, 2014

Fortunately the rain stayed away long enough for our netball team to play a match against St Dominic.  It was a really close game in the first half, with the score at 2-1 to St Dominic. Despite a very determined effort from our team, the game slipped away from them with the final result being 7-1.  Well done girls for having such a good team spirit.

Syrian Refugee Collection

February 6, 2014

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Syrian refugee collection in Jordan. Thanks to your generosity, we are now full to capacity.  Therefore, please do not send in anymore items.  Tamara Neely, one of our Governors, will be visiting Jordan during half-term and will be taking what we collected.  She has forwarded a message of thanks:

 “The Lea has been wonderfully generous in donating items for us to take to the Syrian refugee children’s centre in Jordan next week!  Thank you to everyone who contributed, and especially Mia, Amanda and and Gabi in year 5 for their brilliant organisation.  Your donations will make life a little bit brighter for some really needy children.”  


Reception Class Assembly

February 5, 2014

Our Reception class gave a lovely assembly this morning to tell everyone about their topic work this term on ‘Chinese New Year’ and ‘How people help us’. They also showed us some wonderful Chinese dragons and lanterns they have made in class – they have certainly all been working hard!

Thank you to the parents and carers who came along to watch, it was lovely to see so many of you.  Thank you to Miss Robinson, Mrs Latham and Miss Le Blond for helping the children to produce such a lovely assembly.