July 8th Newsletter

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July 8th Newsletter
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 8 July 2016, 4:33 PM

Open Day

On Wednesday next week we are inviting you into school to spend time with your child looking through their books, discussing their work and the progress they have made this year.  We have 57 families in school and, due to such unpredictable weather, we cannot guarantee that the space outside can be used.  Therefore we are asking that parents/grandparents of Key Stage 2 pupils visit in the morning and parents/grandparents of Key Stage 1 pupils visit in the afternoon.  If you have a child in both the infants and juniors then both children can be seen in either the morning or afternoon slot.  When you call into school you will be greeted by one of our school council members who will collect your child from their class.  Your child will then give you a tour of the school before collecting their work which you can then browse through together.  Please feel free to call into the classrooms and speak to any children about their work.  Infant children can be taken home afterwards.



I am pleased to tell you that the Governing Body have agreed that our school uniform should be revised so we will soon be consulting parents to decide a new uniform which will be introduced ready for September 2017.  It is my intention to suggest some small changes that will bring our uniform up to date and achieve a look that will communicate the high standards that we strive for in every other area of school.  After meeting with uniform suppliers to arrange samples, parents will be invited to comment and vote for their preference.  In the meantime, if you have any ideas you’d like to put forward then please do speak to me.



Yesterday we had 54 pupils having a hot dinner.  This is one of our busiest days so far.  Mrs Gallagher has asked me to remind parents that children do not have to commit to hot dinners for the full week and are able to only stay on select days.  Our new ordering system makes it much easier to only stay for dinners on the days you prefer. If you have not yet used the Lunch Shop and would like reminding of your log in, or even a brief demonstration, please drop in and see Mrs Gallagher who will be happy to help.



Your child was given a letter today regarding attendance.  The letter is from the local authority and refers to absence in term time.  The government has set our attendance target at 96% and we have hovered around this figure all year.  Our current attendance level is 97% but as we near the end of term I am receiving more and more notifications that children are going to be absent due to holidays in term time.


Attendance this year has been a concern.  Lindal and Marton has been judged by OFSTED as an outstanding school.  Maintaining this status is a challenge especially as OFSTED’s criteria is now far more demanding than it was when the school was last inspected.  The staff work exceptionally hard to deliver an outstanding education and we are very proud of all our school has to offer.  However, poor attendance will affect our overall performance and we cannot reach the standard we deserve to unless attendance improves.


Staffing and class organisation

Our transition afternoons have gone very well and all the staff are very excited about working with their new classes next year.  They will be busy next week deciding new class names.  Please see below for details of which support staff will be working in each class.




Support Staff

Reception / Year 1

Miss Stewart

Mrs Dalziel & Mrs   Jarvis

Year 2 / Year 3

Mrs Doran & Miss Hair

Mr Vial

Year 3 / Year 4

Mr Procter

Mrs Thompson

Year 5 / Year 6

Miss Whyte

Mrs Covey



Sports Day Ambassadors

The following pupils were chosen by their adult team leaders to be our Sports Day Ambassadors this year. 

Red team:               William Crook & Imogen Hill

Green team:           Katy Mason & Elliott Barnes

White team:           Maia Hughes & Dillon Wilson

Blue team:              Peter Scott & Lucy Doyle


These children have been chosen for the enthusiasm they have shown throughout our Sports Day preparations, their constant positive attitudes whether they win or lose and how they have stood out for supporting and encouraging others.  These are perfect ambassadors for Sports at LAMPS!







Dojo (merit)


Naomi Whitehead

Harry Webb

Francisca Robinson Graves


Amelie Ward

Harry Slater

Maisy McKenzie Netherwood


Isla Dobson

George Kilty

Joshua Walker


William Crook

Sam Jessett

Joseph Barnes


Diary Dates




Year 3/4   Hockey Final & Tennis Final, Carlisle


Pixies   visiting Roanhead (am)


Open Day   (opportunity for parents to view pupils’ work) & reports


YMCA Trip ,   KS1


Summer Concert,   1:15pm & Leaver’s Treat (pm)


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