Annie Lennard Primary School

6th May 2022 Newsletter

6th May 2022

Praise Assembly

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

  • Liyna, Tilly and Taran

  • Musa, Prartharna and Zuri

  • Karlo, Gavin and Kimmy

  • Roman, Shazad and Brooke


Well done Year 3 you have won this week.  

Recap on the last week 

Year 3 Reading parent workshop and Book tasting session

On Thursday 5th May, we held a Reading workshop and book tasting session for Year 3 parents and carers.  Mr Smith delivered extremely useful information on how we deliver Reading in school and shared the National Curriculum expectations.  He also shared numerous hints and tips for how parents can support their child at home with Reading and recommended reads for Year 3 learners.  Parents and carers were then treated to a book tasting session where they could explore some of the books studied so far this year in Year 3, some of the recommended reads for children this age and a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from our school library and the Year 3 book corner.  Children also read to their grownups and each other and parents read to the children.  As ever, the feedback was extremely positive and we thank you all for your continued support.

Parental comments included...

"(I found) the importance of reading and how to make it more enjoyable at home (useful)."

"(I enjoyed) listening to him read in a school setting and having a wide variety of books for him to choose from."

"(I found hearing about) the different activities/lessons in school based around reading and books (useful)."

"It's good to know what questions to ask (when I hear him read)."

Year 3 and Year 4 @ Young voices


On Friday 29th April Years 3 and 4 travelled to the Genting Arena to take part in the Young Voices Choir along with 6000 other children from over a hundred different schools across the Midlands. We rehearsed on the afternoon and then at 7pm the concert started. Many of our parents purchased tickets and came to watch our children perform. It was truly a magnificent night and an amazing experience for our children. They were quite in awe at the size of the venue as many had never been to a concert.

As usual our children’s behaviour was exemplary, they never fail to make us proud. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Mr Smith and Mrs Whitehurst for all their hard work over the last few months getting the children ready for the concert. Also, thanks to all the staff members and volunteers who gave up their Friday night to chaperone the children, we wouldn’t have been able to attend without you. We can’t wait to take part again next year.

Well done Year 3 and 4 you were amazing.


Do you have any spare time? Would you like to become more involved with our school community? We are looking for volunteers who can help hear our children read. If this is something you are interested in please collect a volunteer application form from the office. All volunteers will need to complete an application form, have a DBS check before they can start. Once you have been cleared as a volunteer full training will be given to you on how to listen to children read and how you can help them make progress.


Nursery Places Available

Do you have a child or know a child who was born between 01/09/2018 and 31/08/2019? Annie Lennard Primary school nursery have places available for September 2022. Please contact the school office to reserve your place on 0121 429 4284.


Products with Nuts

In school we do have pupils that have allergies to nuts. Can we please remind you not to send food items in that contain whole nuts of any kind.

Year 6 Leavers Party (Year 6 only)

The date has finally been confirmed for the Year 6 Leavers party, it will now be on Monday 18th July at Thimblemill Recreation, 6pm – 8.30pm. Tickets will go on sale soon.


We have had some instances during recent times where parents have been verbally aggressive towards staff members, therefore sadly I feel it necessary to put out this reminder

Acts of Violence, Physical Aggression, Threats and Verbal Abuse including those made

through social media channels are unacceptable.

The School staff strive to treat visitors with due care, courtesy and respect. Our staff expect the public to show the same courtesy and respect.