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May 6th Newsletter

 
 
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May 6th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 6 May 2016, 4:25 PM
 

Can I give a huge thanks for the effort given to our Star Wars Day this week.  The children looked amazing in their outfits and it really did add to the excitement of our whole school science work on forces.

 

End of Day – Pixies/Unicorns

Due to the improvement works starting in the Reception play area, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 parents will need to collect the children from the main playground all next week.  We will bring the children out of the Visitor’s Entrance at the end of the day so if parents could wait by the rainbow tables, this would be very much appreciated.

 

SATS

Mrs Hoekstra and our Year 6 pupils have been working extremely hard preparing for the SATs (Standardized Assessment Tests) which they will sit next week.  I am sure all parents will join me in wishing them good luck (not that it is needed) and that the week runs smoothly for all.  There will be one or more tests delivered each morning with the final test being sat on Thursday.  We are very pleased to be having our ‘Playground Party’ on Friday next week as not only are we using the occasion to mark the Queen’s birthday but we will be celebrating the hard work and achievement of our Year 6 pupils at the end of what will be a challenging week for them.

 

It is essential that ALL pupils arrive on time next week to minimise disruption throughout the school at this important time.  If any Year 6 pupils are poorly or any extreme circumstances prevent them from coming into school then it is essential that we are informed with as much notice as possible so that the official procedures for absences during SATs week can be followed.

 

Our Year 2 pupils will also sit SATs tests this term however we have the whole month of May to deliver them and the conditions for sitting the tests are much more relaxed.  Further details of SATs tests for both Year groups can be found on the school website in the Newsletter section.

 

K2B/C2B

Tomorrow will be the 50th annual Keswick to Barrow walk.  Last year our staff were asked to act as Marshalls for the Coniston start which we thoroughly enjoyed so will be doing again this year. There will be 7 staff members travelling to Coniston at 6am where we will assist with the general organisation and safety of the C2B start.

 

We would like to wish good luck to any parents, pupils, friends and family who are participating in either the K2B or C2B walk this year.  We have our fingers firmly crossed for favorable weather conditions and hope you all have a safe and successful day.

 

Summer

We are finally beginning to see blue skies and sunshine at school and hopefully the temperatures will start to rise soon as well.  Can I please ask that parents check jumpers and cardigans to ensure that they are still named and that girls continue to wear sensible shoes.  Open toed sandals are not practical for the playground and we want to avoid injuries from trips and falls.

 

Anthony Wright Photos

Parents should all now have received the photograph proofs from Anthony Wright.  Mr Wright has requested that all orders be received by Monday 16th May.  Class photos are available to view in the Children’s Entrance and cost £8. 

 

Achievements

 

 

English

Mathematics

Dojo (merit)

Pixies

Archie Slater

Molly Satterthwaite

Kain Brown Hornby

Unicorns

Maisy McKenzie   Netherwood

Daniel Marshall

Amelie Ward

Dragons

Joshua Walker

Dexter Hutt

Harry Mayou

Griffins

Corey Clark

Marcus Smith

Evie Parton

 

 

Diary Dates

Date

Event

09-05-16

SATS week for   Year 6

09-05-16

Outdoor work   starts

13-05-16

Cricket Tournament (selected Yr 5/6 pupils)   10-2pm, Lindal Cricket Club]]

13-05-16

Mini Tennis Comp, (selected Yr 3/4 pupils),   9-12pm, Dowdales

13-05-16

Playground   Party

14-05-16

Plants &   Bake Sale, 10am

25-05-16

Year 5/6 trip   to Windermere School – Maths Show

26-05-16

Year 5/6   Orienteering Comp, Barrow Park, 10-2pm

27-05-16

Finish for   Half Term break

06-06-16

Friends   Meeting, 7:30pm

10-06-16

Orienteering Comp, (selected Yr 5/6 pupils @   DASH

13-06-16

London   Residential Trip, returning 15-06-16

15-06-16

Cricket Comp,   Yr 5/6 – more details to follow

17-06-16

Mini Olympics event, Yr 2 pupils, DASH, 1-3pm

20-06-16

Girls Cricket Comp, Yr 5/6, more details to   follow

30-06-16

Ulverston   Voices – Choir only

01-07-16

Sponsored Fun   Run, 1:30pm

04-07-16

Year 6   Transition Day – UVHS

05-07-16

Year 6   Transition Day – UVHS

08-07-16

Sports Day,   1:15pm

12-07-16

Year 3/4   Hockey Final, Carlisle

14-07-16

YMCA Trip ,   KS1

15-07-16

Summer Concert,   1:15pm

18-07-16

Summer Sports   Fun Day – Glaxo, 8:50am

21-07-16

Leaver’s   Assembly & Last Day