Friday 18th November

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Friday 18th November
by Miss Stewart - Friday, 18 November 2016, 3:58 PM

Operation Christmas Child

A big thank you to all families and staff who have donated shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. In total we have received 41 boxes which is again an amazing number considering how many families we have in school.  It is wonderful to be part of such a generous and caring community.  The boxes will be greatly appreciated by those children who are less fortunate.  Thank you.



St Mary’s Hospice

This year LAMPS have been asked to support the work of St Mary’s Hospice. On Monday 28th November at 3pm, St Mary’s Hospice will be visiting school to sell Flumpets – small and soft furry toys. It would be wonderful if you could support the cause by making a donation of approximately £1.50 for a toy. Money goes towards the cost of providing a meal for patients, or pays for the fuel for a visit to patients cared for by Hospice at Home nurses. All funds raised help sustain the future of this vital service provided here for local people.




We have recently purchased Read Write Inc Spelling Scheme which we are introducing next week throughout Year’s 2-6. Information and any changes to homework will be provided by class teachers.



Key Stage 2 Residential

School will be finalising arrangements next week for the Key Stage 2 residential to Coniston. We currently have 36 pupils attending which is fantastic, however, if there is anyone who would like to change their mind, school must be notified early next week before we make the final payment to the organiser.



Juice Bottles

We have an increasing number of children bringing in juice bottles.  Prior to this year the school has always had a water only policy.  However, many children do not like water and neither do they drink milk and we have been concerned that those pupils are not drinking enough throughout the day especially if they have a hot dinner as well.  It is essential for children to be well hydrated to enable them to concentrate and learn.  I am therefore happy for parents to provide juice however, because we have had a few sticky messes where juice has been spilt on children’s work, I would like you to consider what goes in them. 

Sugar free juice is preferable.  Also, if the juice was clear or pale in colour, it would avoid work being spoilt if drinks are spilt.  Water is obviously the best thing for children and we do have a fountain that provides cool, filtered water with cups to drink from.  If you want to encourage reluctant children to drink more water then try gradually reducing the amount of cordial added to bottles.


Can I also remind you that milk can be ordered through the Cool Milk scheme.  If you are not sure what to do but would like your child to have a drink of milk each day (20p) please call in and speak to Mrs Gallagher.



Diary Dates

These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week.  More information about each event will be provided nearer the time.





LAST swimming   session this year for Year 5/6


St Mary’s   Hospice, 3:15pm – in school to sell Flumpets


Year 5/6 trip   to Jodrell Bank


Children’s   Christmas Dinner


Choir singing   for Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner


KS1 & KS2   End of term performances, 1:30pm


KS1 & KS2   End of term performances, 5:30pm


KS1 & KS2   End of term performances, 5:30pm


Blackpool   Trip, Panto


Children’s   Christmas Parties


Finish for   Christmas Break



Children   return for Spring Term


Swimming   starts for Year 4 and all of Year 3


Music Day   & Samba Workshops


Choir @   Manchester – Young Voices