February 28th Newsletter


This afternoon we took three gym teams to Dowdales to compete in the Furness Small Schools competition.  The winning teams go through to the County Competition that will be held at Penrith Leisure Centre on Thursday 26th March.  Unfortunately, at the time of writing this newsletter, we have still not been informed of the results of the competition, to know whether or not we were successful.  However, I can tell you that we were all thrilled with the performance of each individual and that every child did either as well, or better than in the first competition.  They have listened to everything we have asked them to do and if effort and attitude were scored, we’d be clear winners.  Thank you to all the adults who have assisted in the preparation for this competition. 


Our Year 5s will be attending UVHS on Monday for a ‘taster day’.  The children will visit to experience a wide range of lessons which may even include a session on their climbing wall.  Therefore, the children will need to take with them a pencil case and their PE kit.  Lunch will be provided free of charge but the children can take a packed lunch if they’d prefer.  Please drop your child off at the main entrance at 8:45am and then collect them at 3:25pm from the same place.


As Year 5 will be at UVHS on Monday, there will be no swimming session for them.  We would like to use this opportunity to take Year 3 for a one off session.  If you are happy for your Year 3 pupil to go swimming on Monday morning, please send them with their swim kit.  Year 4 pupils will attend the swimming session as normal although, we would like them to bring in a pair of pajamas to wear over their costume so they can do their survival skills. No fleece PJs please.


Just a polite reminder about careful driving on the approach to school.  Although the road is a 30mph limit, 20mph is advised due to the fact we have lots of little people crossing and walking up that road when it is at its busiest.  Please, please take care.

Friends of LAMPS

A huge thank you to those involved with the planning of the Valentine Disco as well as helping on the actual night.  It is wonderful to have an event that not only raises money, but can be enjoyed by the children.  Don’t forget, Bingo is on at Buccleuch Hall tonight, starting at 7:30pm, and all money raised will be donated to the school. 

If you would like to support the school in another way, you can always sign up for the LAMPS Lottery.  If you are already a member then why not buy a ball as a Mother’s Day gift for any of our lovely grandparents.  If you would like a form, just visit the office or send an email.

Governor Vacancy

I wrote to you a few weeks ago regarding a vacancy we have on our Governing Body. We have a skills gap and need to recruit another member who has experience of leadership and management as well as a knowledge of business finance.  It would be fantastic if this person could be a parent, grandparent or someone within our school community.  If you feel you can offer the skills we need, or know someone else who could, please get in touch with myself or Mrs Brettle.


  Maths English Dojo Reading Raffle
Class 1 George Gough Ted Turner Oliver Payne Evan Wood
Class 2 Clio Lingard Mia Wall Ethan Bravery Matheson Jessica Ellis
Class 3 Kara Lingard Bobby Brown Ella Scott Maisy MKN
Class 4 Yasmin Boyde Imogen Brettle Imogen BM Sam Doyle

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
02-03-2020 Year 5 Taster Day @ UVHS
03-03-2020 Year 5 Language session @ Dowdales
05-03-2020 World Book Day – Heroes & Villains fancy dress
06-03-2020 Class 1 & 2 trip to Forum – Tiger Who Came to Tea
06-03-2020 Year 5/6 Netball Competition @ DASH, 2pm
09-03-2020 Year 5/6 Tennis Competition @ Hoops 9-12pm
09-03-2020 Year 5/6 Netball League @ Hoops, 3:30pm
10-03-2020 Year 5 Language session @ Dowdales
11-03-2020 Science morning Year 5 @ UVHS
13-03-2020 Year 5/6 Girls Football @ Ulverston 3G
13-03-2020 Year 3/4/5/6 Cross Country competition @ Dowdales, 2:30pm
16-03-2020 Well-Being Week
16-03-2020 Year 3/4 Tennis Comp
16-03-2020 Year 5/6 Netball League @ Hoops, 3:30pm
17-03-2020 Year 5 Language session @ Dowdales
18-03-2020 Science Morning
20-03-2020 Rugby Taster session, 3:30pm (6-9 yr olds)
23-03-2020 Year 5/6 Netball League @ Hoops, 3:30pm
25-03-2020 Jester For Jesus
26-03-2020 County Gymnastics Finals @ Penrith
27-03-2020 Last day of term
13-04-2020 EASTER MONDAY
14-04-2020 Return to school – Anthony Wright Photos
27-04-2020 KS2 Ulverston Voices @ Coro Hall
06-05-2020 Jester for Jesus