Annie Lennard Primary School

1st July 2022 - Newsletter

1st Jul 2022

Early Years Bedtime story event

On Wednesday 29th June, we held our second Nursery and Reception Bedtime story event. Children were once again able to come to school in their pyjamas and we had another fabulous morning doing all sorts of reading related activities in order to promote reading for pleasure and the importance of a bedtime story. Using a wide selection of books, puppets and story sacks, children and their grown-ups were able to orally re-tell stories, read and be read to, do mindfulness colouring activities based on tricky words and they treated to us a wonderful oral story tell of 'We're going on a bear hunt.' Of course, a bedtime story event wouldn't be complete at Annie Lennard without biscuits and squash! We thank you as always for your support. Happy reading!

Year 4 parent/carer Reading workshop and book tasting session

On Thursday 30th July, we had an excellent turn out for our parental Reading workshop and book tasting session. Mrs Whitehurst delivered an extremely informative workshop, detailing the National Curriculum expectations for Year 4, what we do at Annie Lennard for Reading across the curriculum, not just in English; how parents can support their child at home and she shared some 'recommended reads' for Year 4 children to help parents with knowing what material their child might like to access. Parents were then able to read to and be read to by their child utilising a whole range of reading material from our school library and classroom collections. The feedback we received, both in person and through our feedback forms, was very complimentary and we truly appreciate all our parents' continued support.


School have received 2 very kind donations over the last week which I would like to share with you. Firstly, I would like to say a massive thankyou to Mr Green (parent of a pupil in year 4) who has kindly donated a team kit to the school. He heard we were one of the few schools who hadn’t got a kit when competing against other schools and has made this generous donation.

Secondly, I would like to thank Mr Leighton Cooper for kindly donating shin pads to the school. We really are going to look the bee’s knees now when we are competing against other teams.

All of this has been made possible by Mrs Green (who works in year 2) she made it her mission to see if we could get some second hand kits donated, we never thought wed get a brand new kit – thankyou

On behalf of Annie Lennard’s THANKYOU!!!!!


Praise Assembly

Well done to the following children who have received a certificate in today’s assembly;

  • Harrison, Gabriel and Liam
  • Elijah, Morgan, Gio and Natalie
  • Riley, Alex, and Ektam
  • Nardeen, Hafsa and  Rishi




Well done Year 3 you have won this week. 

Social Media

You will have received a text message that we are now using social media channels




Dates for your Diary



4th – 15th

Commonwealth Themed fortnight



Early Years Sponsored Walk


6th – 7th

Year 6 transition days



Early Years Sports Day



Year 1 trip to Hatton



Sports day – @ Thimblemill Recreation Ground



Graduation for Nursery



Reports out to parents



Confirmed date for Year 6 leavers. 6pm – 8.30pm.



Year 6 Leavers Assembly – 1.30pm



School closes to pupils for Summer holidays today



Training Day School closed to pupils






Training Day School closed to pupils



Training Day School closed to pupils



School opens for pupils @ 8.45





September 2022

The government has recently released their white paper. In this it states that by September 2023 all schools must offer 32.5hours a week. We have looked at our timings and we are 5 minutes short of this per day. From September 2022 the school day will be 8.45 to 3.15 to bring us into line with this. Schools White Paper delivers real action to level up education - GOV.UK (