February 27th Newsletter

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February 27th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:36 PM

It has been a pleasure to see the children back in school after the half term break and they have been as eager and hardworking as ever.



Just a quick message about changes to clubs.  Choir will be having a break but will resume again after Easter.  KS1 Multi-Skills has now stopped and Tom will be doing KS2 Ball Skills instead for those who want to sign up.  All other clubs will continue for the rest of this term.



We have had an extremely busy and successful week with sport.  Firstly we received notification on Monday that our Gymnastics teams had been nominated for ‘Barrow Borough Sports Council Performance of the Month’ award and were chosen amongst other worthy nominees as the December winners.  The children were presented with the award and a £50 cheque by Councilor Tony Callister.  The award is sponsored by Furness Heating Components.  Although we have not been told who put the school forward for this award, we are very grateful to be nominated.


Our Athletics team travelled to Penrith on Wednesday to compete in the County finals.  They performed fantastically and came 2nd.  SacredHeartSchool, who we travelled with, came first meaning that Furness were the overall winners.


On Thursday our 3 gymnastics teams travelled to Penrith to compete in the countyGymnastics Key Steps Competition final.  Our Key Steps 1 won 1st place, Key Steps 2 won 2nd and Key Steps 3 were placed 4th.  An amazing achievement all round.


 Young Voices

Just as some children recover from their busy sporting week, they’ll be getting back on a coach but this time heading to Manchester for the Young Voices event on Monday.  It has been a joy listening to the choir practise and I am very excited to be able to accompany them for their performance at the arena.  When we are approaching Ulverston, it is my intention to contact the parents who are not travelling to give you an idea of when to pick your child up.  Dinner money next week for children going to Young Voices will by £8.80. 


 World Book Day

As you will see from the diary dates, it is World book Day on Thursday.  The children will have the opportunity to participate in book themed activities during the day and will be bringing home the usual book voucher.  We have decided to save dressing up until Comic Relief day (which is the following Friday) so children should come to school in their usual uniform.  There will be more details about Comic Relief to follow.


Skills Fest

I have been asked to inform you about Skillsfest.  It is an event taking place a week on Saturday at the Forum 28 in Barrow.  It is a venture between schools and business who come together to showcase work they have done to promote life skills such as teamwork, communication and resilience.  There will be exciting activities available for children and information on career opportunities for those who would like it.  The event is free and takes place between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 7th March.



Those of you who have been on the school website may have noticed the twitter feed.  We have been using Twitter to promote events and the children’s achievements so if you do have a twitter account then please do follow the school.  Simply search ‘@lindalmarton’ .


Diary Dates

I will add to these each week whenever new events or activities are arranged.  More information about each event will be provided near the time.

 Fri, 27th February:                   Years 3/4/5/6 Cross Country at Dowdales after school

Mon, 2nd March:                        Young Voices

Thurs, 5th March:                      World Book Day

Sat, 7th March:                          Skillsfest at the Forum

Mon, 9th March:                        Friends of LAMPS meeting

Thurs, 12th March:                   Year 4 Cyclewise (one off session)

Fri, 13th March:                        Comic Relief Day

Fri, 20th March:                        Year 5 Taster Day at UVHS

Fri, 27th March:                        Last day of term



No Birthdays this week.


Weekly Achievements

Maths Awards:       William Crook     Imogen             Libby Powell

Writing Awards:     Arthur                 Harry Mayou    Maisy McKenzie Netherwood

Merit Award:          Melissa Crook    All of class 2     Molly Satterthwaite     


Well done children, keep up the good work!