3rd July Newsletter

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3rd July Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:59 PM

Busy, Busy, Busy…

With the end of the school year fast approaching our weeks are becoming busier and busier.  I will put the list of dates up in the entrance hall to provide a further reminder due to there being so many dates and times we are all having to remember over the next few weeks.  Can I also thank our Class 3 parents for being so understanding about the last minute arrangement to visit Furness Academy to watch their production of The Addams Family.  It was too good an opportunity to miss especially as Furness Academy were kind enough to transport us to and from, when other schools either walked or paid for coaches.  Our children and staff loved the show and were very impressed with the talent on display. 


Early Close on Last Day of term

You may remember on two weeks ago when I suggested on my newsletter that we have an early finish on the last day of term.  I asked parents to contact me or members of Friends with any concerns or issues that this may result in.  Having had no response, I have asked the governors if they would agree and had a positive response overall.  I did manage to have a few conversations with parents this morning and aside from a couple who would find it inconvenient, the majority would not have a problem.  Therefore we will be finishing at 1:30pm on the last Friday of term.  If you would have difficulty with this then please do come and see me.


News from Friends

Friends of LAMPS have informed me that our children have raised a staggering £750 from the Fun Run.  With 41 sponsor forms returned so far there may well be more to come in.  It is an amazing amount and just another example of how fantastically the school is supported by parents and the community.  All money raised is used to improve resources such as the IT facilities and increase the opportunities and experiences that we are able to offer the children.  We have also been informed this morning that the school has been nominated for Asda’s green token scheme so if you are shopping at Asda over the next couple of weeks then be sure to ask for a token and pop it in our box.


Extra-curricular Clubs

All clubs have now finished for this academic year with the exception of Art and Spanish which still have one more week left to run.  Choir will also still take place next Wednesday morning in preparation for the Summer Concert.  If you have any skills or interests and would like to offer your time to deliver a club next term then please get in touch.


Gardening Morning

Our garden and outdoor area is possibly one of the best features of our lovely school but it does take a lot of effort to maintain.  We had a fabulous turn out to the last gardening morning even with the threat of rain.  If you can spare even an hour of your time it will help enormously.  Alternatively you may have a spare hour during the week and would be happy to take a small group of children up into the garden to help you.  We have some very willing young gardeners in school who would benefit from being instructed by someone with a little more knowledge.  If you haven’t got enough work in your own garden to keep you busy, then please come along to ours!



You may have noticed this week that the usual visitor’s entrance is not being used.  Although the contractors have not yet cordoned that area off, we are not allowing children to use that area of the playground at any time or pass through that part of the corridor.  It is for this reason that all staff and parents are being directed to the Children’s Entrance or the side hall door so as not to confuse them.  In the morning and at the end of the day all children are expected to enter and leave in the usual way, except those arriving late.  If the door is locked when you arrive then the buzzer must be pressed.  The door will be opened for children seen on the office camera.  If for some reason you need to visit the school during the day, press the buzzer at the Children’s Entrance and you will then be greeted. 


Breakfast and After School Club staff are unable to hear or use the buzzer in the office, therefore if children are being dropped off or collected, the side hall door must be used.  If using the hall door then please be cautious as the ground is not ideal.  I am hoping to clear leaves and debris during the gardening morning to improve it.  We really appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.  Smaller class sizes and more space will be worth it!


Summer Fun Sports Day
As if preparing and planning for Sports Day is not enough, Mrs Smith is now organizing the Summer Fun Sports Day.  We have had confirmation that Glaxo Sports Hall can be used as a venue for this all day event.   Whilst our school field is great facility, the limited space in school does not provide many options for wet weather alternatives.  Most of the activities planned come at a cost and, with the weather being as unpredictable as it is this summer, we wanted to book things with the security of not having to cancel due to rain.  There will be more specific information sent out nearer the time.



Diary Dates


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:             Theatre Company in school performing a show about the Stone Age

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 this week go to Esmee Pybis who will be celebrating her 6th birthday this weekend.  Have a lovely time Esmee and enjoy your celebrations.


Weekly Achievements


Maths Awards:        Dillon Wilson                Imogen Hill                  Imogen Brettle                                    


Writing Awards:      Sam Jessett                 Sam Powell                   Zara Clough           


Merit Awards:         Caragh Jackson            Romeo Dotterer            Naomi Whitehead       


Well done children, keep up the good work!