The contractors will be delivering equipment and cordoning off areas of the playground over the weekend. We have been assured that the children’s entrance will be accessible each morning and at the end of each day so pupils can arrive and leave as usual. However, this cannot be guaranteed until they have set up. I will be at the entrance on Monday morning to make sure that all children and parents arriving know exactly where to go.
Our Year 6 pupils will be spending Monday and Tuesday next week at their chosen secondary schools. We have a number of children transferring to Lindal and Marton into different year groups and, to prepare them for their start in September, they have been invited to spend some time with us on Tuesday. We are looking forward to welcoming them.
Farewell to another student
Today we have said goodbye to our last student of this academic year. Miss Burke has been teaching in Class 1, working with year 1 pupils. She has been a welcome addition to the staff and has contributed to our last gardening day, provided extra-curricular activities and even travelled from Lancaster during her weekend to support the staff when we marshalled the Coniston to Barrow walk. Miss Burke will be missed but the children of Class 1 are going to enjoy having both Mr Loughrey and Mr Procter (our new Year 3/4 teacher) working with them for the last three weeks of term.
We have received some sad news in school this week. Gordon Heaton, an ex governor and more recently someone who has audited the School Fund, has sadly passed away. We’re very grateful for his service to the school and offer our condolences to his family and friends.
We spent a whole day this week thinking about what it means to be a good friend and how to get along with others. We also explored issues such as bullying, looking at what bullying behaviours are and what we should do if we are bullied or witness someone else being bullied. The key message for children was that we are a TELLING school and the importance of telling an adult about how we feel and what is happening. It was a very good day and the staff felt very positive about the children’s responses and the thoughts and ideas they shared throughout the day.
Mon 29th June: Year 6 transition day at Secondary School
Tues 30th June: Year 6 transition day at Secondary School
Thurs 2nd July: Possible visit to Furness Academy (Class 3) TBC
Fri 3rd July: Sports Day, 1pm start
Sat 4th July: Gardening Morning
Mon 6th July: YMCA Lakeside – R/1/2/3 trip
Thurs, 9th July: Summer Concert, 1:30pm start
Mon, 13th July: Choir singing at Staveley House
Mon, 13th July: Presentation evening for new Reception parents
Tues, 14th July: Open Afternoon
Weds, 15th July: Leavers’ Assembly, now 1:30pm start
Thurs. 16th July Summer Fun Sports Day
Fri, 17th July: Last day of term – 1:30pm close
Birthday wishes go to Noah Seath this week who was 9 on Thursday. We hope he had a wonderful time celebrating.
Max Crowe Romeo Dotterer Ezri Kitchen
Katy Mason Briony Murray Yasmin Boyde
William Crook Dylon Whitehead Amelie Ward