March 15th Newsletter


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.