June 7th Newsletter

KS2 Residential Trip

Fussell’s Travel Service have organised another successful residential trip for our pupils this year.  This week 35 pupils have enjoyed three days in Eskdale participating in a valley walk, ride on The Ratty, a full day of water sports and a visit to Muncaster Castle and grounds.  Despite the variable reception levels, staff have managed to keep us updated regularly and both adults and children have had a great time.  They have all come back exhausted but happy.  Pictures of the trip can be seen on Twitter or our school website.  Next year we will be organizing a city trip to Edinburgh.

Also happening this term is the YMCA trip for Class 1 and Class 2 and a visit to Fell Foot for Class 3 and Class 4.  More information will be sent through ParentMail nearer the time.

Non-Uniform Day – June’s Jogle

I have asked the school council to organize a non-uniform day on Thursday next week so that we can help one of our grandparents who is currently fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society.  June Mayou (Grandmother of Harry and Oliver) has almost finished her 880 mile walk from John 0 Groats to Land’s End.  She began her walk on 17th April and has been walking, on average, 20 miles per day with the aim of reaching Land’s End on her 65th birthday.  Our KS2 children have been following her journey which has helped improve their knowledge of the UK.

Please can the children come into school on Thursday 13th June in non-uniform clothes for a minimum donation of £1.  We would love to contribute to Mrs Mayou’s fundraising; we think she is inspiring!


Sponsored Fun Fitness

Next Thursday we will be holding our sponsored Fun Fitness event organised by the Friends of Lamps.  The children will be given their sponsor forms on Monday.  Weather permitting, we will be taking the whole school to the field in the afternoon for 60 minutes of activity.  They will have a choice of running laps, dancing or multi-skill activities.  The aim for them is to complete as close to the 60 minutes non-stop activity as possible.


Today we held our first transition afternoon where we welcome new starters due to join Reception in September.  The children will join us on a Friday for the next 4 weeks and this will give them the opportunity to meet their classmates, the staff and also get used to the new environment.  We also use these afternoons as an opportunity for the other children to spend time in next year’s teaching groups.


No reading raffle this week due to so many children being out on residential but all the children who had read during half term and this week were awarded a Dojo.

English Mathematics Dojo (merit)
Max Wright Dominic Payne Lucas Thornton
Juliette Mills Joel Ashburner Max McLachlan

Orna Lett, Ella Scott and Romeo Dotterer all received high praise in assembly this morning for their excellent attitudes and participation in the project work they have been doing this week.

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
13-06-19 Sponsored Fun Fitness (formally sponsored Fun Run), 1:30pm
14-06-19 Transition Afternoon
19-06-19 Junior Citizen event – Year 6 10-12pm
21-06-19 Reception/KS1 Fun Run @ Dowdales
21-06-19 Transition Afternoon
26-06-19 Height and weight screening – Yr R and Yr 6
28-06-19 PE Gifted & Talented Year 6 event @ Dowdales
01-07-19 Year 6 Transition Day
02-07-19 Year 6 Transition Day
03-07-19 Transition Assembly – J4J
05-07-19 Summer Concert, 1:15pm
11-07-19 Year 4/5/6 trip to Fell Foot
12-07-19 YMCA Trip, Class 1 and Class 2
15-07-19 Summer Sports Fun Day – Glaxo Sports Club (9-3pm)
16-07-19 Open Day (KS1 am, KS2 pm)
18-07-19 Leaver’s Treat
19-07-19 Leaver’s Assembly, 1:30pm