June 17th June Newsletter

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June 17th June Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 17 June 2016, 5:12 PM

Residential Trip

Our 3 day trip to London this week was a huge success.  The children loved every minute!  We enjoyed three very busy days which included a tour of The Tower of London, a cruise along the Thames, the 4D cinema then London Eye and this was just day 1.  On day 2 we started with the Science Museum and then a tour of central London visiting Big Ben, White Hall and Buckingham Palace and then on to Cambridge Theatre to watch Matilda the Musical.  The final day involved a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio for a behind the scenes look at Harry Potter. 


The children were fantastic and being able to spend time listening to them and watching them encourage, support and entertain each other was by far the highlight of the trip for me.


Our pupils have been given a number of opportunities for trips and visits this year which is great as they extend and enhance the education they receive in school but, as you can imagine, there is a great deal of administration time involved in planning and organising a trip, especially residentials.  After a discussion with staff, we have decided that there will be one residential trip organised each year which will be available for the whole of Key Stage 2.  We will alternate between adventurous activities in the Lake District and city visits.  For example a possible 4 year cycle could look as follows:


            2016/17 - 3 day adventurous trip in the Eskdale Valley

            2017/18 – 3 day city trip to Manchester or Liverpool

            2018/19 – 3 day adventurous trip in Coniston

            2019/20 – 3 day city trip to London


Whilst this cycle could potentially allow a child to experience 4 residential trips over the course of Key Stage 2, it would allow parents the opportunity to think ahead and plan for the trips their child would attend.  We will be booking next year’s residential soon to secure the best dates.  Letters will be sent home early in the autumn term.


Young Writer

I would like to congratulate one of our Year 6 pupils on becoming a published writer.  Katy Mason entered a competition which required her to write a mini historical saga.  Katy is a talented writer and we are thrilled that this has been recognized.  Katy’s saga will feature in a book called Ancient Adventures which is due for publication on 30th September 2016 and the school will receive a copy shortly after.  Well done Katy! We hope that your success in this competition will motivate our other talented writers.


Wizard of Oz

I am in the process of organising a trip to see Ulverston Amateur Operatic Society’s production of the Wizard of Oz on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 7.00pm at The Coronation Hall.  This will be an opportunity for pupils from years 2 to 6 and could include parents and carers as well.  Letters will be sent home on Monday.


Junior Citizens

Our Year 6 pupils will visit Barrow Fire Station next Thursday afternoon as part of the Junior Citizen project which is an initiative aimed at giving children the skills to deal with a wide range of emergency situations, and to enable them to make a valued contribution to their local community through good citizenship while at the same time encouraging a sense of community responsibility.  The children will be collected from school at 12:40pm and will return before the end of the school day.  Please contact Mrs Hoekstra if you anticipate any difficulties with these arrangements.



Mr Procter took two teams of Year 3/4 children to Askam yesterday after school to play a friendly match of football.  Our pupils did well and both teams won but, more importantly, children from both schools were praised by staff at Askam Primary School and by Mr Procter for their ‘excellent sporting behaviour.’ 


This is a very busy term for sport and I would like to thank Mr Procter and Miss Hair for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that the pupils receive a range of sporting opportunities and that all who want to participate are able to. 


Lindal Gala

Please do not forget to dig out any unwanted teddies to donate to the school’s stall for the Lindal Gala.   We are relying on your donations in order to make a contribution to the day.  Also, our Year 5/6 pupils will be performing their electricity dance on The Green so please watch and support them.







Dojo (merit)


Ashton Wood

Levi Constantini

Libby Powell


Ezri Kitchin

Esmee Pybis

Sam Doyle


Isla Dobson

Abigail Darby

Romeo Dotterer


Evie Parton

Elana Hill

Paris Darby



Diary Dates




Year 6, Junior   Citizen Scheme, 12:40pm


Lindal Gala


Transition   Assembly & Yr 6 workshop, Jester for Jesus


Ulverston   Voices – Choir only


Sponsored Fun   Run, 1:30pm


Year 6   Transition Day – UVHS


Year 6   Transition Day – UVHS


Sports Day,   1:15pm


Year 3/4   Hockey Final & Tennis Final, Carlisle


Open Day   (opportunity for parents to view pupils work)


YMCA Trip ,   KS1


Summer Concert,   1:15pm


Summer Sports   Fun Day – Glaxo, 8:50am


Presentation   Evening for new Reception parents, 6pm


Summer Trip,   Yr 3/4, more details to follow.


Leaver’s   Assembly & Last Day