June 26th Newsletter

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June 26th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 26 June 2015, 4:27 PM

New Build

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.


 Transition Days

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. 


Sad News

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.


Friendship Day

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.


Diary Dates 

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.


Weekly Achievements

Maths Awards:

Max Crowe         Romeo Dotterer         Ezri Kitchen                            

Writing Awards:

Katy Mason         Briony Murray            Yasmin Boyde         

Merit Awards: 

William Crook      Dylon Whitehead        Amelie Ward