November 13th Newsletter

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November 13th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Thursday, 3 December 2015, 9:47 PM


As most of you will know the school day starts from 8:50am and we open the doors each morning at 8:40am to allow for a staggered start to ease traffic.  I have noticed that there are more and more pupils arriving after 8:50am which can incur a late mark in the register.  Arriving late also means they are not making the same settled start to the day as their peers.  The children’s entrance will close every day at 8:50am.  Children who arrive after this time will need to come into school through the visitor’s entrance as it is vital that they be seen by Mrs Gallagher so that she can amend any children marked in as ‘absent’ to ‘late’.  


Class 1 Open Afternoon

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who were able to attend the open afternoon last week.  It was lovely to see so many of you in school and the children really enjoyed having their grown-ups helping them with their crafts.  We hope to plan future opportunities similar to this and involve other classes too.


Rising 5s

We have been very sympathetic this week to the trials and tribulations faced by all users of Buccleugh Hall.  As a result we welcomed Brownies and Rainbows to school on Wednesday night and we are very pleased to have Pre-School’s Rising 5s join us for their session on Monday afternoon.  The hall will be back in use on Tuesday and sessions will revert back to normal from then.


Student – Pixies

We will be welcoming another student from the University of Cumbria next week.  Miss Mallinson is a developing student which means that she is in her first year of University.  She will be spending 3 weeks in Class 1 with the Pixies where she will observe teaching and support groups of pupils under the direction of Miss Stewart. 


Patron of Reading

If you follow the school on Twitter then you will know all about Gill Jepson and how she is the school’s Patron of Reading.  Gill met Mr Procter and his class when they visited the Abbey and then came into school for an Author Visit to talk about the books she writes.  Gill has just become a Patron Author and we are very fortunate that she has agreed to be our Patron of Reading.  A Patron of Reading is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment.  Gill joined us on Tuesday for a special assembly and spoke about all of the exciting things she will be doing.  These include sending us extracts from the book she is writing, competitions and much more, all with the intention of promoting reading for pleasure.






Dojo (merit)


Will Parton

Sebastian Kilty

Ben Rixom


Henry Ellis

Lucy Hope

Danny Maddox


Darwin Kitchin

Romeo Dotterer

Josh Eaglestone


Blossom Howell

Sophie Iveson

Noah Seath



 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.  



Sun 15th Nov

Choir singing at Urswick   – Michaelmas Craft Fair

Mon 16th Nov

Rising 5s joining us for   the afternoon

Fri 20th Nov

Indoor Athletics Comp (12   Year 5/6 pupils)

Mon 7th Dec

Xmas Play Dress Rehearsal   (Grandparents/Pre School)

Tues 8th Dec

Xmas Play   (Afternoon/Evening)

Weds 9th Dec

Year 5/6 visiting Windermere   School

Thurs 10th Dec

Xmas Play (Evening)

Sat 12th Dec

Choir performing for  Senior Citizens Xmas Party

Mon 14th Dec

Choir at Stavely House,  pm

Tues 15th Dec

UVHS Panto (Yr 5/6 at  Coronation Hall)

Weds 16th Dec

Children’s Christmas  Party

Thurs 17th Dec

Last day of term