March 6th Newsletter

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March 6th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Monday, 9 March 2015, 7:04 AM

Young Voices

The week started on a high with a trip to Manchester to participate in the Young Voices concert.  The event was thoroughly enjoyed by parents, children and staff alike.  I would just like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Hoekstra for all her hard work teaching the children the songs and dances and also working with Mrs Foote to organise the trip.  The children were fantastic and not only did they sing like angels but their behaviour on the day was exemplary.  Well done everybody!



Friends of LAMPS

There will be a Friends meeting in school on Monday night at 7:30pm, all are welcome.  Existing members and staff will be meeting to discuss future fundraising events and are eager to encourage other parents/grandparents etc to join us. 




Swimming will be back to normal on Monday for our year 3 and 4 children.  I was very frustrated to be told last Monday that the pool was closed and that the one off session we had arranged for year 2s would not go ahead.  Apologies for any disappointed children.




The one off Cyclewise session for year 4s will be Thursday next week.  Please remember to bring your bikes and waterproofs as the session will go ahead even in wet weather.



Comic Relief-Red Nose Day

The school council have chosen to raise money for Red Nose Day by asking pupils to pay £1 to come to school dressed in pyjamas for the day.  We would also like to ask for donations of cakes and biscuits that school council members will sell to the children at break time.  Please read the school council’s letter for further details about activities the children will be doing on the day.



Healthy Snacks

As you will know Lindal and Marton has the ‘HealthySchool’ status.  I have noticed that there are quite a few children in the juniors who are either snacking on crisps or sugary cereal bars or taking food from their packed lunch.  The school council have also pointed out that this is unfair on the children in key stage 1 as they are only allowed the free fruit as an option for their snack.  We have decided that in order to promote healthy snacking and to be fair to all pupils, the children will only be allowed dried or fresh fruit as their snack at break time.  The school council are planning on setting up a Friday Tuck Shop to sell a weekly treat – further details about this on their letter.


Secondary School Experience days

Please note the change in date to the UVHS Experience Day.  It has previously been on the newsletter as Friday 20th March but will now take place on Wednesday 18th.  This day is for year 5 pupils only.  There will be more detailed information to follow next week but, in order to help you plan ahead, parents are required to transport the children to and from.  They will be there the whole day so will need to be dropped off at 8:50am and be picked up at 3:25pm.  If you anticipate any problems with this then please let school know.


In addition to the UVHS Experience Day, our year 5 & 6 pupils have also been offered a morning of ‘Chemical Magic’ at WindermereSchool.  The children will be transported to and from by Traveller’s Choice Coach and will receive lunch before leaving Windermere.  More details will follow nearer the time.



Diary Dates

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



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

Weds, 18th March:                    UVHS Taster day (year 5s)

Thurs, 19th March:                   WindermereSchool (year 5 & 6)

Fri, 27th March:                       Last day of term



This week we sang happy birthday to Oliver Mayou who celebrated his 5th birthday on Monday.  We hope you had a great day Oliver!


Weekly Achievements


Maths Awards:            Sam Jessett                 Lachlan Wilson             Imogen Bravery-Matheson       

Writing Awards:          Elana                           Tom Mason                   (see 2nd merit award)   

Merit Awards:             Max Crowe                   Xander DeBeaux           Henry Ellis & George Hughes


Well done children, keep up the good work!