March 31st Newsletter

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March 31st Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:47 AM

Red Nose Day

I am thrilled to tell you that the total amount raised for Red Nose Day was £600.  This is a fantastic amount for a school with only 69 families and another example of what a generous and thoughtful community this is.  Red Nose Day donations this year are being used to provide immunisations, improve mental health and education, fight malaria and support victims of domestic violence.  Please pass on our thanks to the many aunties, uncles and grandparents who have also sponsored the children and helped to fundraise in the hope to change less fortunate lives for the better.



Our Key Steps 2 and 3 teams travelled to Penrith yesterday where the represented the small schools of Furness in the County Final Competition.  Our teams were placed 3rd and 4th which is a fantastic achievement. I would like to thank all of the parents who travelled yesterday and supported.  Thank you to all the staff who have been involved in training the children and special thanks to Leah Clough who has coached the Key Steps 3 team.  Leah’s support has been invaluable and we are very grateful to her for the time she has given to working with the children.


Breakfast and After-School Club

For those parents who use the paid Breakfast and After School clubs, there will now be message books for each class which will go between both school and Buccleuch Hall each day.  The message books will be available in the hall each morning for any parents or club staff to record any messages in.  The books will then be brought up to school each day and given to Mrs Gallagher who will ensure messages are passed on to the relevant person.  School staff may also record messages in the books which will be picked up each evening after school when the children are taken to the hall.


Kidsafe/Cyber Bullying 

Mrs Jarvis has now completed her Kidsafe training which enables her to teach children about keeping themselves safe.  Mrs Jarvis is currently working with Year 5/6 to further educate them about Cyber Bullying as this is such a prevalent issue for children these days.  Although we have very few instances of inappropriate behaviour at Lindal and Marton, we are very conscious about preparing the children for when they move on to secondary school and reach an age where they may be more susceptible to online abuse through texting, emails and social networking.






Dojo   (merit)


Leighton-James   Thomason

Sadie   Hutt

Joel   Ashburner


Imogen   Bravery Matheson

Molly   Satterthwaite

Orna   Lett


Sam   Powell

Imogen   Brettle

Amelie   Ward


Noah   Seath

Kerry   Walker

Sam   Jessett


Well done also to Darwin and Sophie who have achieved their Ultimate Learn Its!


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.




Iain McNichol working with Class 2 and 3 – World War 2   workshop


Football Comp, Yr 3/4 boys & Yr 5/6 girls, Dowdales   9-11am


End of term


Easter Break


Return for summer term


Bright Sparks Workshop, Year 3/4, 9:30am – 12pm


Anthony Wright photographs


Bank Holiday – School Closed


Jester 4 Jesus Assembly


SATs Week


GB Paralympic Athlete, Bev Jones, visiting


Half term break


KS2 Residential


KS1 Trip to YMCA