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Britain’s Funniest Class

As you will know, I asked the children to send me jokes recently.  Lots came in and the top three (that made us laugh), were submitted to the Beano.  They are looking to find Britain’s funniest class. The good news being, one of our jokes has made the top 10!! Click here to see our congratulatory message from none other than Harry Hill. The chosen joke
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Favourite’s Day Menu

On Thursday 18th January, Pabulum Catering will be offering a Favourite’s Day Menu. It looks yummy! Take a look and see what you might want to order - Favourite’s Day Menu Remember you don’t have to choose now, just book a meal and your child can choose on the day.

Extracurricular Clubs – Spring Term

We have 21 clubs running during the spring term. All clubs are free except for football club, which we subsidise down to just £10 for the whole term. Thank you to all our staff for giving our children these extracurricular opportunities and experiences. Click the link to see when your clubs are on - Clubs – Spring 2018

Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors Brentwood Academies Trust (BAT) based in Brentwood, whose head office is based in St Martin’s School, seeks three new non-executive directors for its trust board. Board meetings are held in a rotation between the three trust schools. This unpaid voluntary role will provide the successful applicants with an excellent opportunity to develop professionally as well as give something back to the wider
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Extracurricular Clubs

Mission Statement 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. Our mission statement encapsulates our ethos; what we value as a school. Part of this
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Reading Support

Good word recognition A child can read the word (this does not mean they understand the meaning). Good language comprehension A child fully understands the meaning of a word (but might not be able to read it). Poor word recognition A child cannot read the word (but they may understand the meaning, if the word was read to them). Poor language comprehension A child
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Author Visit

As part of promoting books and the love of reading, we regularly have visits from authors. We arrange these via the Chicken and Frog bookshop, whom we work closely with, in lots of different areas. On Friday, we had the pleasure of Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick. Philip is an author, poet and the winner of the The Roald Dahl funny prize. Elissa is a
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Top 3% in England

Today I received a letter from the Department of Education. It was signed by the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, who is the Minister of State for School Standards. You can read the full letter here, but the main headline was: Larchwood Primary is amongst the top 3% of schools in England in terms of the progress our pupils make between Key Stage 1 and
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Parent Survey Feedback

During the parent consultation meetings (7th and 8th February) we asked parents to answer 12 questions. All of these we directly linked to Ofsted Parent View questions. Recently, we have asked parents to register with Parent View and answer these questions online. You can see the results of this here. The reason for asking them at the parent consultations meetings were for three reasons: We gather
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Mental Health

Quote from the 3rd February 2017 News and Views: Children’s Mental Health One in ten children aged between 5 and 16 years have a mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. Schools are seeing more and more mental health related issues (children and parents) and we have to work together to eradicate any taboos linked to this. Starting Monday
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