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October 16th Newsletter

 
 
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October 16th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 16 October 2015, 4:04 PM
 

Mrs Foote’s final week

We will all be very sad this time next week as we say goodbye to Mrs Foote who retires at the end of this half term.  Mrs Foote has been with the school for over 22 years and, as much as she loves being at LAMPS, she is looking forward to spending time with family and living life at a much more leisurely pace. 

 

Mrs Foote’s successor is Mrs Susan Gallagher who starts on Monday for a handover week so please do introduce yourself if you happen to visit the office. 

 

School Council

The children have been voting this week and have elected members of their class to represent their class on the school council.  The results are:

 

 

 

English

Mathematics

DoJo (merit)

Pixies

Oliver Mayou

Libby Powell

Imogen Bravery-Matheson

Unicorns

Ella Scott

Sam Doyle

George Hughes

Dragons

Briony Murray

Sam Powell

Tyler Jones

Griffins

Corey Clark

Jamie Mortlock-Jackson

Evie Parton

In addition to electing a School Council, we have also chosen a ‘Green Team’ with representatives from each class and Miss Hair has chosen a selection of older children to train as ‘Play Leaders’.  There will soon be photographs in the children’s entrance to celebrate those chosen for these additional responsibilities.

 

Gill Jepson – Author Visit

The children in Year 3/4 will be visited on Wednesday by local author, Gill Jepson.  Mrs Jepson has written a series of children’s stories that incorporate our own local history.  She will be talking to the children about her books and what inspires her to write.  There will also be an opportunity for pupils and parents to buy a book and have it signed at the end of the day. 

 

Harvest

Thank you to all the parents who walked us down to the church and back today.  It is fantastic to be able to rely on your support for occasions such as these.  Thanks also for the donations of food and for the wonderful production delivered by Year 5 and 6.

 

 

Ulverston Voices

Our Key Stage 1 pupils performed at The Coronation Hall on Wednesday this week as part of Ulverston Voices.  They joined five other schools and together they sang songs to tell the story of a scarecrow called Tattybogle.  Our pupils sang ‘Dancing in the Wind’, which was a beautiful soft melody chosen by Miss Stewart and they also sang ‘A Cat Called Alexander’ which was a song chosen by the children themselves.

 

It was a long day for the children but they performed brilliantly.  It was fantastic to see them sitting smartly on stage and singing their songs with beautiful smiles.  Thank you to Miss Stewart who prepared our children for the event and thanks must also be given to Emma Richardson from Dowdales who organised it.

 

 

Parents’ Evenings

I am really pleased that many of you have already booked your Parents’ Evening appointments by signing the sheet in the entrance hall.  The booking sheets will remain in place until Parents’ Evenings are complete so there is still plenty of time to book your slot.  Parents who do not often come into school are advised to send a note in with your child or email the office with a preferred day and time and we will do our best to allocate you the nearest slot available.

 

The children’s work books will be available to view in the hall during both evenings so please arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment to give you adequate time to look through them.  There will be no extra-curricular clubs on the Tuesday and Wednesday that week.  Gymnastics (Year 5/6) and Football will be cancelled but the After-School Childcare Club will run as normal.

 

 

Year 6 Secondary School Applications

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st October.  Application forms can be completed online using the following link:

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/lss/secondaryschoolplace/default.asp

 

UVHS Music Tuition

Ulverston Victoria High School has an outstanding music department and they are offering affordable music tuition to primary aged pupils.  If your child is in Year 3, 4, 5, or 6 and would like to learn how to play an instrument at UVHS then you can apply for a place on their scheme.  The lessons usually take place on a Monday or Thursday, the last either 20 or 25 minutes and cost either £4 or £6 depending on whether you apply for professional teacher tuition or a student tutor from the Sixth Form.  If you are interested and would like more information, there are letters with further details in the school office.

 

 

Weekly Achievements

 

English

Mathematics

DoJo (merit)

Pixies

Oliver Mayou

Libby Powell

Imogen Bravery-Matheson

Unicorns

Ella Scott

Sam Doyle

George Hughes

Dragons

Briony Murray

Sam Powell

Tyler Jones

Griffins

Corey Clark

Jamie Mortlock-Jackson

Evie Parton

 

 

Diary Dates

It is my aim to give you any important dates as far in advance as possible.  Further details of any events are provided nearer the time.  

 

 

Date

Event

Tues 20th Oct

Y 5/6 cross country,   4:15pm, UVHS

Thurs 22nd Oct

Year 5/6 Dock Museum   Visit

Fri 23rd Oct

Finish   for half term (Mrs Foote’s last day)

Sat 24th Oct

Friends   Quiz Night, 7:30pm Bucc. Hall

Mon 2nd Nov

Return for 2nd   half of Autumn term

Mon 2nd Nov

Boxes of Hope to be   returned this week

Tues, 3rd Nov

Parents’ Evening

Weds, 4th Nov

Parents’ Evening