Lindal & Marton Primary School

LAMPS is a popular and successful non-denominational school in the village of Lindal-in-Furness. The school retained its cherished “Outstanding School” status at its latest Ofsted inspection in December 2011. The staff, governors and pupils at LAMPS are proud of our family ethos, and we value the opportunity to welcome you to our school.

LAMPS offers a safe, caring environment, and provides a wealth of learning opportunities that ensures that each child develops socially, academically and emotionally. We are confident that you will find a community where standards of behaviour and respect for others are given the highest priority; where every child is encouraged to strive to achieve their best, and above all an environment where children are happy and eager to learn. If you have not already done so, you are very welcome to visit the school by arrangement.

Learning, Ambition, Motivation and Perseverance lead to Success.

Contact us
Telephone/Fax

01229 462710

E-mail

admin@lindalmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

Address

Pit Lane, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0NB

Headteacher

Mrs F. Doran

Featured Events

Visit our Events Calendar for all events.

Hello! We are Linda and Martin, and we'd like to welcome you to our school.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

There will be a new club timetable sent out on Tuesday 16th April.  Mrs Gallagher will then create the form on Parentmail for you to complete to select which clubs your child would like to attend.  The extra-curricular clubs will then start on Tuesday 23rd April.

Gymnastics – Winners!

Yesterday we took our Key Steps 2 and our Key Steps 3 team to Penrith where they competed in the County Gymnastics Final.  We were thrilled when both teams were announced as the winners.  It was a fantastic day for Furness as Newton School also won the Key Steps 1 competition.  There were also 3 Furness teams placed in the large school competition which took place in the afternoon.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Elliott who has given a great deal of time to coaching the teams, sending letters, organizing transport and sorting tracksuits etc.  It is wonderful to have staff that are so passionate about what they do that they’re so willing to do so much above and beyond.  Lindal and Marton were given high praise by the competition organisers for being able to sustain the level and success of gymnastics at the school following Mrs Smith’s retirement and Mrs Elliott has certainly done this.  We are very lucky that both Mrs Smith and Mrs Simpson have continued to support the school and have always been available to assist us whenever needed which of course has contributed to our success. 

Netball – Winners!

On Tuesday this week Mrs Marshall took our netball team to Dowdales to compete against other schools in the Dalton and Ulverston district.  Unfortunately, due to Parents’ Evening, neither myself or Mrs Elliott could attend but Amelie Ward (Y5) went home after the competition and produced this amazing match report.

Lindal and Marton are reigning champions after the High Five netball competition at Dowdales on Tuesday. Despite being one of the smallest schools in the competition, we still managed to win. When it came to being captain, Daniel showed great leadership and fantastic sportsmanship. Harry and Ezri were brilliant as they worked with the other members of the team. Zara and Grace were extraordinary by supporting us all. Everybody showed great passion and sportsmanship at the end of each match by congratulating the other team players. When things got tough, everybody demonstrated determination, ambition and persevered to help each other when needed. As our players were being marked by the other team, Imogen managed to use tactics to avoid the markers and score multiple goals. Even when Imogen and Daniel were not playing, they showed our players places where they could pass the ball. When it came to footwork, our team showed great honesty and owned up when they knew they had broken the footwork rule. Everyone cheered for the other teams. In the end, their efforts paid off and they succeeded in winning.

By Amelie Ward

Mrs Elliott and I were thrilled to receive Amelie’s report and even more impressed that after a long, and tiring day, she went home and wrote this without being asked.  Thank you for your fantastic work Amelie!

Summer Uniform

Just a reminder about summer uniform.  The girls can wear navy blue and white summer dresses or navy shorts and the boys can wear navy shorts.  Please do not send the children to school in sandals or open toed shoes.  Please can any sun hats be named.  We have a number of hats and glove sets that have been unclaimed so please pop in and have a look if you are missing any.

Photographs

Just a reminder that Anthony Wright will be visiting us to take the children’s photos on the Wednesday of the first week back.  If you would like to bring older or younger siblings to have their picture taken too then Anthony will be available from 8:15am.

Diary Dates

These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week.  More information about each event will be provided nearer the time. New dates are highlighted, changes to any date/time are in red.

Date Event
15-04-19 Easter Experience @ Lindal Church (TBC)
15-04-19 YoKids (selected year groups)
17-04-19 Siemens STEM Ambassadors visiting Class 1 and Class 2
17-04-19 Anthony Wright (Photos)
23-04-19 Siemens STEM Ambassadors visiting Class 3 and Class 4
25-04-19 Ulverston Voices Class 3 & Class 4, concert finishing at 7:15pm
29-04-19 Swimming starts for Class 2

Friends – Coffee Morning

Thank you so much to The Friends who organised the Coffee Morning and also the many parents who donated cakes, biscuits and raffle prizes.  The total amount raised for the school was £220.25 which is fantastic.  It was also lovely to hear such positive feedback about some of our pupils who supported the event and were praised for their manners.

Parentmail – SPAM

We have been made aware that some Parentmail emails sent from school are being placed into the Junk Mail boxes of certain accounts. Mrs Gallagher has reported this problem to Parentmail and their response is below:

“We are aware of an issue with Outlook and Hotmail inboxes incorrectly classifying our emails as malicious or phishing. We have made contact with the provider directly to rectify this false message and are treating it as a high priority. An update will follow once we have been able to resolve the problem”.

Parentmail have said to try this guide on whitelisting the email address for Parentmail (info@parentmail.co.uk) and see if this resolves the problem. It should force the emails into the inbox rather than an alternative folder.

https://help.parentmail.co.uk/faqs/how-to-whitelist-or-add-email-addresses-to-your-safe-sender-list

If you hear of any parents not receiving emails (and therefore not this newsletter) please alert them to the issue and point them in the direction of the school website where they can read the weekly newsletter.

Parents’ Evening

Thank you to those parents who have booked their Parents’ Evening times.  We hope using Parentmail has made this process easier for you.  If you haven’t yet booked your slot, then please do so. There will be an opportunity to view the children’s work so even if you feel there are no pressing issues you wish to discuss, it is worth the time just to see how well your child is doing.

Refugee Support

I would like to say a huge thank you for the many donations of clothes and other items that have been brought in to give to the refugee families.  We have been overwhelmed by the amount received and it once again shows what a generous and supportive school community we have. 

Scholastic Book Fayre

Many thanks to all those who purchased books today.  It is lovely to see the pupils so enthusiastic about books and reading.

Diary Dates

These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week.  More information about each event will be provided nearer the time. New dates are highlighted, changes to any date/time are in red.

Date Event
26-03-19 Netball Competition @ Dowdales, 3:45 – 5:00pm (re-arranged)
29-03-19 Last day of term
15-04-19 Easter Experience @ Lindal Church (TBC)
15-04-19 YoKids (selected year groups)
17-04-19 Siemens STEM Ambassadors visiting
17-04-19 Anthony Wright (Photos)
25-04-19 Ulverston Voices Class 3 & Class 4, concert finishing at 7:15pm
29-04-19 Swimming starts for Class 2

Gymnastics

We are so proud of our gymnastics teams that, following their success in the Dalton Competition, went on to compete in the Furness Finals on Wednesday this week.  Key Steps 2 and Key Steps 3 both won and will now represent the Furness district in the County competition at Penrith.  I am so proud of ALL the children who have competed this term.  They have all performed to such a high standard and conducted themselves impeccably well.  I would like to congratulate Newton School on winning Key Steps 1; we look forward to competing alongside them as part of the ‘Furness Team’.

Red Nose Day

The children looked amazing today with their crazy hairstyles. Thank you so much for the effort.  We have some very creative children and parents We made a total for £76 for the Red Nose Day charity.  The winners (one from each class) are Hallie, Wren, Mya and Lucy. 

Friends – Coffee Morning

The Friends have been busy organizing the Coffee Morning to be held next week at The Coronation Hall, Ulverston.  They still require volunteers to help serve coffee and sell raffle tickets on the morning so if you are available between 9am and 11am then please let myself or Mrs Brettle know.  Also, we are desperate for donations of raffle prizes, cakes and tombola items.  If you can help with any of these then please can they be brought into school next Thursday morning (or before if needed).  Thank you.

Book Fayre

Mrs Gallagher has organised another Scholastic Book Fayre.  This will take place on Friday afternoon next week.  Some of the older School Council members will be assisting Mrs Gallagher to set up the book stalls and take any orders.  The sale will be open until 4pm.  If you are unable to come to school but are happy for your child to purchase a book without you then any children who come to school with money will have a chance to visit the Book Fayre from 2:30pm.

Times Table Rock Stars

We will soon be sending the children home with letters that have a username and password for an online program called Times Tables Rock Stars.  It has been highly recommended by other Headteachers as a fun and engaging way for children to practice and learn their tables so they can recall them quickly.  Times tables are an essential part of the maths curriculum and if a child struggles with multiplication, it then impacts on so many other areas of their.  Class 2 are currently trialing this before we launch it to the whole school.