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The PTA Cake Sale this week raised a wonderful £155! Thank you to all involved!


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 03.12.21

Parentmail 3.12.21


Dear Parents/Carers,


Children (and staff) have had a fabulous week filming our Lakeside Christmas Concert. I would like to thank parents / carers / grandparents and everyone involved in putting together the superb costumes that you have provided. The hall has been transformed into a studio with lights, cameras and a lot of Christmas action! Years five and six will be filming their parts on Monday 6th December.


Advent Calendar

Thank you for joining in with our ‘12 Makaton Days of Christmas’.  Children are enjoying learning the Christmas Makaton words. Each day, the calendar door will be available on the school website:


Hanukkah Bear story

Hanukkah Bear Story – enjoy Year 6 telling the tale of Hanukkah Bear as we learn about the meanings and traditions of Hanukkah – thank you Year 6!


Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 10th December

Please dress in your best festive jumper to help raise money for Save the Children! Office staff will be on the gate with festive buckets on Friday morning to greet you.  The choir will also be performing some Christmas songs for us from 8-30 that morning so please come along early and join in with some festive singing.


PTA Virtual Pantomime

In place of the usual school Christmas Pantomime, the PTA have organised a Virtual Christmas Pantomime for the children this year, so they can watch it in classes – thank you PTA!


Covid Update

We have had a higher then usual number of positive cases this week in Lakeside. Please remember to be vigilant when looking out for symptoms. We are advised that if your child is symptomatic, they will need a PCR test, not a lateral flow test.


There are classes across the school where staffing ratios are reduced due to Covid and supply cover across the city is very limited and often unavailable. With thanks to part time staff and cover staff stepping in, we are still able to open all year groups fully.  We wish our staff who are isolating or unwell a speedy recovery.


****Road Safety outside school****

We urge families to use the pavements outside school during drop-off and collection and not to walk in the road.  Although the road is closed to general traffic at certain times, local residents are exempt and may use the road during these times.  It is essential for your safety, therefore, that you do not walk on the road, even when there is no traffic.  It is also vital that children learn that the only safe place to walk is on the pavement, as most roads are busy and dangerous.  Thank you.


Upcoming Events


  • Friday 10th December – Christmas Jumper Day £1 Donation for Save the Children
  • Friday 17th December – Last day of term and PTA Virtual Pantomime



  • Tuesday 4th Jan – Return to school
  • Friday 28th JanINSET Day
  • W/C 24 January - Cycling proficiency Year 5
  • 7-18 February - Year 4 Swimming
  • 28 March to 8 April - Year 5 Swimming
  • 13 - 24 June Year 3 Swimming



Below are the rest of the INSET dates for this year:

Friday 28th Jan – INSET Day

Monday 6th June 2022 - Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (Bank Holiday for schools)

Tuesday 7th June 2022 - INSET Day


Break up for summer holidays – Friday 22nd July 2022


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell

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