Year 3 Violin Assembly

February 28, 2017

Year 3 gave a lovely violin assembly to the school and to their parents/carers this morning. We were very impressed with their performance. They must have all been practising hard during their lessons – what a talented class!


Quiz Night – Sat, 18th March 2017

February 27, 2017

The PTA will be hosting a Quiz Night at the school on Saturday, 18th March from 7.30-10pm (doors open at 7pm).

Tickets cost £5 per person.  You also have the option of including a fish ‘n chips dinner for an additional £5 per person.  Bring your own alcohol, soft drinks and nibbles.  All money raised will go towards buying equipment for the school.

There will be fun filled questions throughout the night on various subjects with a break halfway through for food, drinks and a natter.

It promises to be a really fun night out so line up your babysitters and come spend a highly entertaining evening at the school!  Family, friends and neighbours welcome – the more the merrier.

Teams of up to 6 people per table.  If you can’t get a team of 6 together on your own let us know and we’ll help put you into teams with others who are also short of numbers.  Likewise, if you can’t get babysitters why not have a mums/dads table while the other one babysits…

Prize for the winning team!

Please return booking slips to the school office together with payment by Friday 10th March – tables book fast so the sooner the better! Payment should be in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of the PTA.  (Cheques should be made payable to “The Lea School Association”.)

For more information contact: leaschoolpta@hotmail.co.uk or 07900 988 753 or speak to Sue in the playground.

Quiz Night 2017 Booking Form

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New Staff

February 24, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Tricia Parcell, Sarah Barker and Amy Pawson who have joined our team of Teaching Assistants. Tricia is working in Reception, Sarah is in Year 2 and Amy is in Year 6.


Book and Toy Swap

February 24, 2017

Some of you will recall that we held a book and toy swap at school towards the end of the last school year. As the event proved so successful, we will be holding another swap on 8th March.

Children are invited to come in on the day with unwanted books and toys that are still in good condition please. They will then be able to choose other books and toys at the swap. Please start looking with your children through their book shelves and toy boxes at those items your children may have grown out of – it’s a great excuse for a clear out!

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Update 10/3/17: On Wednesday, we held our second book and toy swap. What an amazingly successful event it was! We had vast amounts of lovely books and toys donated and swapped. A special mention must go to our Eco team; Rory, Layla and Eva who worked tirelessly and enthusiastically throughout the whole event. We were very impressed. Thank you for organising and running this swap (with a bit of help from Mrs Marzola!).


Cricket Sessions

February 24, 2017

For the whole of this half term, pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 will be enjoying free weekly cricket sessions run by the Hertfordshire Cricket Association. I have had good feedback from the children after their first session took place this week. Thank you to Miss Weston for organising.

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Have a Lovely Half Term Break

February 10, 2017

Have a lovely half term break and see you all back at school on Monday, 20th February.

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Roald Dahl Trips and Dressing Up Day

February 10, 2017

What fun we all had dressing up as a Roald Dahl character on Thursday! There were some wonderfully creative outfits – everyone looked fantastic, including our teachers and support staff!

Year 3 and 4 visited the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden on Monday. Each class with given a guided tour around the museum and were able to dress up as of the characters from Roald Dahl’s books. They also walked round the village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and also visited the site where he was buried. The children have come back from their trip full of inspiration and ideas for their story writing!

Thank you to our Year 3 helpers, Mrs Mudd and Mrs Enstone, and also to our Year 4 helpers, Mrs Arichi and Ms Zarate.

Today it is rather quiet in school as it is Year 5 and Year 6’s turn to visit the Great Missenden Roald Dahl museum. Year 1 and 2 have also gone on their trip to the Roald Dahl gallery in Aylesbury. I’m sure they’re having a lovely time learning all about the life of Roald Dahl and his creative, funny and captivating story-writing. We look forward to hearing all about it after the half term break. Thank you to all our parent helpers who accompanied the classes today.

Lastly, a huge thank you goes to Mrs Davey who spent a great deal of time organising all of the Roald Dahl trips.

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Update 24 Feb 2017:-

On the Friday before the half term break, Year 1 and 2 visited the Roald Dahl gallery in Aylesbury as part of our ‘Roald Dahl week’. The classes separated for the day but were able to enjoy all the activities the gallery had to offer. It was a lovely trip and the children were totally engaged throughout the day. They took part in a workshop where they made dream bottles (based on the BFG) which they were allowed to take home. They took part in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory role play, crawled through Mr Fox’s tunnel and enjoyed discovering how a green screen works (the ‘Mike TV’ workshop). There was a lot to look at and everything was very ‘hands on’. It was a very busy but thoroughly enjoyable day!

Year 5 and Year 6 were also enjoying a day out, visiting the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden. Year 5 enjoyed taking part in a writing workshop, which enabled them to think about how to use their imagination when writing. They also took a short walk around the village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived. Year 6 enjoyed an editing and re-drafting workshop as well as the village trail, which included visiting Roald Dahl’s grave.

Some parents may have heard that unfortunately we experienced a problem with the coach company in the morning, when they arrived with coaches that were too small for our class sizes. The error was entirely with the coach company but I can assure you that the problem was rectified as quickly as possible and it did not spoil the enjoyment of the day for the children.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who helped to look after the children, and thank you again to Mrs Davey who organised the trips.