Year 3 & 4 French

June 30, 2015

A number of Year 10 pupils from Sir John Lawes, some of whom were former pupils from The Lea Primary & Nursery, visited our Year 3 and 4 classes today to do a carousel of French activities. The children split into small groups and were taught lots of new French vocabulary and phrases. They all thoroughly enjoyed the session.

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Eco Post Box

June 26, 2015

We now have a lovely green Eco post box located in our school library.

Our Eco Ambassadors have informed pupils that if they have any ideas they would like to give to them, to please write them down, giving their name and year, and post it for the team to look at.

They would love to hear any suggestions.


Herts Advertiser School Awards – Winner!

June 25, 2015

The 2015 Herts Advertiser Schools Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday evening at Oaklands College in St Albans.

We are very pleased to inform you that Jamie Clarke in Year 5 came first in the Sporting Achiever of the Year category!

Back in February of this year, Jamie raised a significant amount when he ‘Swam a Mile’ on the day of his 10th birthday. This was to contribute towards the costs of enabling his auntie Lucy to travel to Moscow for life changing stem cell treatment to cure her Multiple Scleroses, and to raise awareness of the treatment, which is only available privately, for similar sufferers.

Many congratulations to Jamie who was a well deserved winner.

Also, The Lea Primary School and Nursery was a finalist in the Innovation Project of the Year category for our library project earlier this year. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project.

Sporting Achiever winner Jamie Clarke

Sporting Achiever winner Jamie Clarke

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KS2 District Sports 2015 – 2ND

June 24, 2015

Some of our KS2 pupils took part in the annual District Sports Athletics event at Sir John Lawes School yesterday. It was a really enjoyable evening and the sun shone throughout.

A huge well done to both our relay teams and individuals for their efforts and sportsmanship.

Our school finished in second place overall in the field events, with the results as follows:
> Toby Cherry – 1st place standing long jump
> Gabriel Tinnion – 2nd place triple jump
> Andrene Jayawickrama – 2nd place netball throw
> Tyrese Crossfield – 2nd place football throw

Also, some of our pupils made it to the finals of the track events:
> Samuel Herbaut – 3rd place in Y5 skipping race final
> Tasmin Martin – 4th place in Y5 80m flat race

You should all feel very proud of yourselves – well done!

Thank you to Mrs Cross who organised our team’s participation. Thank you also to Miss Lincoln who joined Mrs Cross and myself to help at the event.


Year 1 and 6 Trip to Walton on the Naze

June 22, 2015

Year 1 and 6 travelled by coach to the seaside town of Walton on the Naze today.

As part of their seaside topic, Year 1 carried out a shell hunt, built sandcastles and learned seaside vocabulary, such as ‘promenade’ and ‘pier’. As a treat, they were rewarded with an ice cream each.

As part of their topic on coasts, Year 6 studied coastal features, such as erosion and the sea line. They also held a sandcastle competition and paddled in the sea; and they too were rewarded with an ice cream for their good behaviour.

Thank you to our parent helpers who came along with Year 1; Mrs Burden, Ms Maya and Mrs Morfitt, and also to Mrs Pratt, Miss Shamoli and Mr Harris. Thank you to Mrs Davenport, Mrs O’Donnell and her daughter for accompanying Year 6.

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Summer Fair Fun 2015

June 20, 2015

We held our summer fair on Friday – it was a fun afternoon out for our pupils and their families, with a great atmosphere and perfect weather!  We had tombola stalls, yucky dip, bouncy castles, BBQ, cakes, archery, hook-a-fish, coconut shy, and many more…  DLC officially opened and closed the fair for us and we also had a lovely display of Zumba dancing.

Thanks to all of you who brought in donations, manned stalls and attended the event.  We raised over £1800 which will go towards building a pathway to the KS2 play equipment so that it can be used in all weather.

Thank you too to all the teachers who volunteered to man a stall – we really couldn’t do it without them and we are so lucky to have their support.

A massive thank you to Emma Burden for sourcing such great prizes for our raffle and for her hard work in obtaining advertising revenue for our fair programme; and thank you to Dale Lambert and Carl Tinnion for taking such expert control of the BBQ!

And last but definitely not least thank you to Sara Sparrow for compiling the programme and to Charlie Burden (Y3) for designing the front cover.

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Herts Advertiser School Awards Finalists!

June 18, 2015

The Lea has made it through to the finals of the Herts Advertiser School Awards 2015 in both the ‘Project of the Year’ and the ‘Sporting Achiever of the Year’ categories!

Well done to everyone who worked on the Library refurbishment and to Jamie Clarke for his swimming fundraiser.

The winners will be announced at a special Awards Ceremony on 24th June. Watch this space…

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