Speech Awards

March 31, 2015

This morning, we held our annual Speech Awards. The standard was extremely high and our judges from the school Governing Body took some time discussing who should be the overall winner.

Well done to all our pupils who took part:
– Joshua Y2
– Alex Y2
– Noah Y3
– Madeleine Y3
– Leo Y4
– Layla Y4
– Toby F Y5
– Jessica Y5
– Sergio Y6
– Caitey Y6

Very well done to Alex Lovell in Year 2 who was awarded first place with a well presented speech all about her hobby. Second place went to Jessica Gooch and third place went to Noah Vellacott. Madeleine Crowe and Leo Milioto-Graves were also highly commended.



Football vs St Nicholas

March 30, 2015

Last Friday, our football team played a home game against St Nicholas. It was an exciting and extremely closely played match between the two teams. Although the result was 1-0 to St Nicholas, our team should be very proud of themselves for their fantastic display of teamwork and enthusiasm.

School Dinners are Changing!

March 30, 2015

After the Easter break we will be introducing a new system for school dinners for our pupils.  It is called Pupil Choice and many schools in Hertfordshire are already using it.  By asking pupils to choose their meal each day our cook will be able to cater exact quantities and ensure that nobody is disappointed at lunchtime when their favourite food option has run out.

There will still be a choice of a meat or a vegetarian option, but we will now ask pupils to choose the meal they want to each that day.  As their teacher takes the register, pupils will be asked to choose either the meat option (red) or the vegetarian option (green).  Then, when their class goes to line up for lunch, the midday supervisors will check them off on a list and give them a red or a green band.  When they get to the serving hatch, they hand this to the school cook who will give them their chosen meal.  Children who have known allergies use a different menu and will be given a yellow band.  Their dietary requirements are already known to the cook and will be pre-filled in the register.

The current menu can be downloaded from the Hertfordshire Catering website.  It would be helpful if parents could help us by looking at the menu at breakfast time or on the way to school to help them to be ready with their choice each day.  We are sure the children will take to the new system very quickly!

healthy school meal

After School Club – Zumba

March 28, 2015

Details for the summer term of the Zumba after school club can be downloaded here.

Classes will run on Fridays from 24th April to 10th July.  It is an 11 week term (no class 29th May):
Zumba Kids Jr (Rec/Y1/Y2) : 3.30-4.15pm
Zumba Kids (Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6) : 4.15-5pm



After School Club – DLC

March 28, 2015

Details for the summer term of DLC (Dance Like Crazy) from Core Creativity can be downloaded here.

The summer term will begin on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of April at The Lea Primary and Thursday 23rd April at Manland Primary. It will be a 12 week term. Half-term will be w/c May 25th.  Total amount due per child for the term is £60. Siblings will be £50 and this is payable by 10th April 2015.

Tuesdays (5-7 yrs): 3.30-4.30pm @ The Lea Primary
Tuesdays (8-13 yrs): 4.30-5.30pm @ The Lea Primary
Wednesdays (4-7 yrs): 3.30-4.30pm @ The Lea Primary
Thursdays (4-7 yrs): 4.30-5.30pm @ Manland Primary

Details of the adult STRUT class can be downloaded here.



End of Term Team Points

March 27, 2015

The team with the most team points this term was Emerald. Well done to team Emerald who will be rewarded with a session on the bouncy castle, to be set up in our school hall next Tuesday.


Year 5 Bikeability Week

March 27, 2015

From Monday to Thursday of this week, our Year 5 pupils were invited to bring their bikes into school in order to take part in a cycling proficiency course. They all did really well, following instructions with care and enthusiasm. One of the instructors commented on how delightful the children were to work with. Well done to those who took part.