- Message from Mrs Collins
- Stars of the Week
- Lin-Diner Menu after Easter
- Street Dance
- EYFS Stay & Play Sessions
- Message from the Friends of Linden
- Whole Class and Year 6 Leaver's photos
- Year 5s - Secondary School Open Days
- Other Information and Events
- The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme & HAP programme (Holidays activity programme)
- Online Courses for Parents
- Support of the Ukrainian Refugees
- Message from one of our parents
- Dates for your Diary
Dear Parents and Carers,
A busy week marks the end of yet another busy term. I would like to thank those of you that attended our Parent’s Consultation evenings this week – it was lovely to be able to invite you back into school and to share the progress your children have been making.
Today, school has been buzzing with the end of term excitement and we have finished with a fantastic non-uniform day where children and staff have been wearing blue and yellow to show their support and to raise money for the Ukrainian Appeal. Thank you all for your kind donations, these will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee. If you would to find out more about their humanitarian appeal, you can visit their website: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk).
In addition, we have enjoyed a whole-school music day today. I would like to thank Mr Brown for organising such a great day. The children took part in assembly to launch our new ‘Linden Listening Spine’ and each class have listened to, discussed and made interpretations of some selected pieces of music from their new year group ‘playlist’. From this, each class were challenged to make a creative response to the music and their outcomes have been amazing! The children loved being able to share their class projects during our sharing assemblies this afternoon.
In light of this week’s changes to national COVID guidance (see link below for further information), our school policy on isolation will change on our return after Easter:
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature will be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. Government guidance will state that "they can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend".
- People with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including Covid-19, and a high temperature or who feel unwell, will be advised to try stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
- Anyone with a positive Covid-19 test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious (although it should be noted that free testing for the general public has now ended).
Can I take this opportunity to remind you that we have a staff INSET day on Monday 25th April and we will welcome the children back into school on Tuesday 26th April. Finally, I hope you all have fantastic and fun-filled Easter break.
The Stars of the Week for week ending 1st April:
The Stars of the Week for week ending 8th April:
A gentle reminder to parents:
Once we have handed over your children at the end of the day, please keep them with you. We have had incidents in KS1 where children have been handed over, then later the children have returned, alone and unattended, to collect things from the classroom. In addition, for safety reasons, please can we ask that KS1 children do not use the KS2 trim trail when waiting to collect KS2 siblings.
On Wednesday 30th March, the street dance club performed in front of their adults as well as the Girls Football club. They began by sharing what a “typical” warm up looked like followed by some of the dance moves they have learnt over the past 2 terms. From top rocks to smurfs- they smashed it! ? They then performed the routine they had worked so hard at achieveing! To end groups, pairs and individuals performed their own choreography! A massive round of applause to these children for not only learning a new skill but to then performing it to an audience! Very proud moment!
Our EYFS Stay and Play sessions are for our current Reception children:
It's a time for you to come into school and spend time with your child in their learning environment. We understand many of you are working and it can sometimes be tricky. Most sessions will take place in our EYFS area where you will be invited to come in and play with your child, look at their books and see what they get up to in school. This is a new venture for us and we hope we can work together to make it a positive and successful one.
"Thank you so much today for the lovely stay and play. It was so lovely to see a part of xxxx's school life and his work and what he enjoys to do . Especially due to lockdown we never got to be a part of his learning or see his nursery life so it was just lovely!" Wonderful feedback from one of our parents.
We have two more sessions left - booked via the SZapp.
Thank you to everyone who donated an egg for the GFTH collection. The eggs have been delivered and will be making their way to some worthy causes next week.
We are delighted to announce that we are organising the Year 6 leavers hoodies again this year, and a letter will be coming out about this very soon.
We are busy making plans for some events next term, so watch this space for more information when details are confirmed.
Have a great Easter break everyone.
Friends of Linden
Half Term events at Robinswood Hill
We have two big days of nature fun for families this Easter holidays, book now to secure your spot: https://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/events
The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, funded by the Department for Education, will be returning this Spring break between 11-14th April for children in reception to year 11 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
We have also recently secured some additional funding so that we can once again extend our offer to all families as part of the HAP programme (Holidays activity programme- NOT funded by the DfE).
We encourage all HAP and HAF families to get in contact with their local offer to see what is available to them. To find out where to get more information about your local offer, you can click here.<https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/holiday-activities-and-food-programme/follow-your-district-on-social-media/>
Your Next Move Easter Get Down
We want to let you know about the Your Next Move Easter Get Down. Your Next Move are running two Hip Hop Days as part of Gloucester's Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme. There will be activities in Dance, Beatboxing and Graffiti Writing alongside music and food. We will be in Tredworth on the date below:
Tuesday 12th April, 11am-3pm
Parry Hall, Tredworth, Gloucester, GL1 4RZ
Please note: recommended ages for activities are 8+, but the day is family friendly, so everyone is welcome to enjoy the music and the food!
These events are free to attend, but booking is essential via the CABS booking system:
You must be registered on the system to book onto an event.
Also, please don't forget the Free School Meal packs that are available from The Club @ Tuffley Park over Easter too:
All of these courses are open to all and free* to many.
Upgrade Your Maths is a 5 week course running on Thursday mornings from 10-12. This course is designed especially for parents who are anxious about maths. Parents work in a small group online and are supported so that they soon feeling comfortable tackling a range of maths questions and develop confidence to support their children with their homework. Starting on Thursday 28 April. You can enrol by clicking on this link Upgrade Your Maths
Calming the Mind is a 4 week introduction to mindfulness. Parents who attended this course last year have noticed a real change in their lives, and a greatly improved relationship with their children. This course is running on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, starting in early May. You can get more details and enrol by clicking on the links Calming the Mind Tuesdays or Calming the Mind Monday Evenings
Parents can enrol online through the links on this email or by contacting:
Adult Education Family Learning Coordinator
EE & I, Gloucestershire County Council
4 – 6 Commercial Road, Gloucester, GL1 2EA firstname.lastname@example.org
* The courses are free if you are over 19 years old, have lived in the UK for 3 or more years, have a valid Residence Permit, and are one of the following: Unemployed or earning below £17,374 per year; Qualified below a Level 2 ( less than 5 GCSEs); Have mental health challenges, Have a learning difficulty or disability.
On Tuesday 17th of May I have signed-up to do a WingWalk for Gloucestershire Hospitals Charity:
...to help raise money for much needed GAMMA SCANNERS.
I would appreciate whatever you can spare even if it is a pound. Your duas and heartfelt prayers are requested as I am so afraid of heights, but I will go ahead with this challenge regardless. Please wish me the best.
Atique Miah (parent)
|More information will follow about these dates|
|New Dates Added|
|Friday 6th May 2022||Year 5 Trip to Steam Museum|
|More information will follow about these dates|
|School terms, dates and holidays for 2021-2022|
|Monday 11th April – Friday 22nd April 2022||Easter holidays|
|Monday 25th April 2022||Inset day (school closed to pupils)|
|Tuesday 26th April 2022||New term starts|
|Wednesday 27th April 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 28th April 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 29th April 2022||Year 4 Young Voices Trip (rescheduled)|
|Monday 2nd May 2022||May Day bank holiday|
|Wednesday 4th May 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 5th May 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 6th May 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Friday 6th May 2022||Year 5 Trip to Steam Museum|
|Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May 2022||SATS week|
|Wednesday 11th May 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 12th May 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 13th May 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Wednesday 18th May 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 19 May 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 20th May 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Wednesday 25th May 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Wednesday 25th May 2022||EYFS Stay and Play session 2.15-2.45 (booking required)|
|Wednesday 25th May 2022||School Photographs|
|Thursday 26th May 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 27th May 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Monday 30th May – Friday June 3rd 2022||Half term break (including The Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday)|
|Monday 6th June 2022||New term starts|
|Wednesday 8th June 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 9th June 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 10th June 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Wednesday 15th June 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 16th June 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 17th June - Monday 20th June 2022||Year 6 residential|
|W/C Monday 20th June 2022||Year 5 Bikeability (all week)|
|Wednesday 22nd June 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 23rd June 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 24th June 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Wednesday 29th June 2022||Year 2 Swimming|
|Thursday 30th June 2022||Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 1st July 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Wednesday 6th July 2022||LAST Year 2 Swimming|
|Friday 8th July 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Wednesday 13th July 2022||EYFS Stay and Play session 2.15-2.45 (booking required)|
|Wednesday 13th July 2022||Year 6 Swimming|
|Thursday 14th July 2022||LAST Year 4 Swimming|
|Friday 15th July 2022||LAST Year 6 Swimming|
|Thursday 21st July 2022||Last day of school|
|School terms, dates and holidays for 2022-2023|
|INSETS are not noted yet|
|Monday 5th September 2022||New term Starts|
|Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October 2022||Half term break|
|31st October 2022||New term starts|
|16th December 2022||Last day of school|
|Monday 19th December - 2nd January 2023||Christmas Holidays|
|3rd January 2023||New term starts|
|Monday 20th February - Friday 24th February 2023||Half term break|
|Monday 27th February 2023||New term starts|
|Monday 3rd April 2023 - Friday 14th April 2023||Easter holidays|
|Monday 17th April 2023||New term starts|
|Monday 1st May 2023||May Bank Holiday|
|Monday 29th May 2023 - Friday 2nd June 2023||Half term break|
|Monday 5th June 2023||New term starts|
|Tuesday 25th July 2023||Last day of school|