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Big Bad Wolf – World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. We would like the children to dress up as villainous characters and join in with all the activities we have planned for the day. One of the characters you could be is the Big Bad Wolf (from Little Red Riding Hood). In fact, if you press this link, you may just see him!!!!
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Free online safety workshops

FREE PARENT ONLINE SAFETY WORKSHOPS (CEOP) – LIMITED SPACES! THURSDAY 19TH MARCH 2015 @ MERRYMEADE HOUSE FROM 6-7:30PM Click here to book This Parent Workshops has information about how to monitor and keep your children safe whilst using modern technology. There is a vast difference between what young people are doing online and their mobile phones and what their parents think they are doing! This presentation will
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Excellent E-Safety Advice

Excellent advice from Mr Dave Smith. Mr Smith is a parent, school governor and deals with E-Safety on a daily basis. Please share via the links above. The more people who read read this, the safer our children will be. Keeping Our Children Safe Online.  Is There More That We Can Do? As a Computing and E-Safety Adviser for schools, I talk to many
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Wanted: IT Apprentice

We are looking for an IT Technician Apprentice. You will work alongside our current IT technician learning how to support the IT infrastructure of a primary school. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion and interest in IT support to take this to the next level. More information on apprenticeships can be found on the following link. Hours will be Monday
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Children’s Survey Results

Children’s Survey – January 2015 We asked the children “what do you think of our school” and here are their responses (based on 177 replies) Percentages were rounded up/down to the nearest percent Questions Yes No 1. I like coming to school 98% 2%  2.  I enjoy learning about news things 100% –  3. My lessons are interesting 100% –  4.  I get help
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Reading Is So Important

Headteacher’s Comment from News and Views - 30th January 2015 I cannot put in words the impact of listening to your child read on a daily basis has.  It is profound and there is a lot of evidence and research that backs up these claims.  Some of our older children read to themselves and not to an adult, and if that’s appropriate, this will also
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Matilda the Muscial

We have a “Mission Statement” that encompasses everything we believe at Larchwood Larchwood Primary School – Achievement and Enjoyment All children achieve their potential, enjoy their primary years and are given opportunities and experiences they will remember for life.  Our children learn within a safe, secure and caring environment where their education, inclusion, well-being and social skills are promoted daily. I will be updating
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Free School Meals Explained

If you buy the Brentwood Gazette, you will see I am in there (page 22). This time it is not to broadcast the great things that are happening at Larchwood but nevertheless the article is still an important one. It is about Universal Free School Meals and the unintentional consequences it could have. Do the government make things easy for parents to understand in regards to
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Wanted: Excellent LSA

We are looking for an excellent Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who has the capacity and capability to enhance the provision of our Year 6 class. Working along side our already well established outstanding teacher and LSA team, you will support the learning of individual and groups of children. You must have very good maths and literacy skills and be able to extend and challenge
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Mayor Visits Larchwood

This morning the Mayor of Brentwood visited our school. Every child in the school met her and some had questions to ask. The Brentwood Gazette came down and took some photos, so we look forward to seeing them.  My favourite question was asked by Megan in Year 2. What are your hobbies? The simple reply was “gardening”.