November 16th Newsletter

Mrs Lawson
Mrs Lawson is to have an operation on her foot during the Christmas break. The operation requires an 8-12 recovery period. This means that we will be appointing a supply teacher to cover that class for the duration of Mrs Lawson’s absence. Mrs Dalziel and Mrs Jarvis will continue to work in that class with support from Miss Jackson and Ms Taylor and together these adults make a very strong team so I have no doubt that the person who takes on the temporary role of class teacher will be very well supported and the provision will continue to be outstanding.

I will be moving into The Otters as class teacher from January to replace Miss Whyte. Mrs Elliott will become full time in Year 4/5/6 and we will be appointing a part time teacher who will teach The Otters (Class 2) in the afternoons. In order to find the best person possible, rather than rushing the process, I will be conducting the recruitment between now and January with a view to the successful candidate taking up their post after February half term. This will mean that there will be a temporary class teacher in Class 2 working alongside me from January until then. If you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to come and see me.

You may have noticed that Playdale have started work on preparing the ground for our climbing frame and tyre trail. The installation may take a couple of weeks. I do not expect there to be any major disruption to parking for parents or our residents but I apologize in advance if this is the case. Please do contact us if you have any difficulties.

End of Term Productions
Class 1 and Class 2 will be performing The Baubles and Class 3 and Class 4 will deliver their version of William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest. You may remember that we learnt some of the songs for Ulverston Voices earlier in the year.

There will be three performances (please see dates on reverse) and 70 tickets available for each performance. With 66 families in our school, this should mean that each family can have up to 3 tickets. This year we will be asking for a £1 donation for each ticket requested. In previous years we have asked for donations in a bucket but the amount received last year only covered a quarter of what the overall cost is to school. We have to purchase the plays, a license for each performance, hire the stage lights and then buy resources for props etc. Tickets will become available soon through Parentmail. We hope you understand and will continue to support us.

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.


19-11-18 Hockey final @ UVHS, selected Year 3/4 pupils, 1-3pm
20-11-18 Dowdales PE Leaders to work with Class 1
21-11-18 Class 3 & 4 trip to Leighton Moss
26-11-18 Last swimming session
27-11-18 Athletics Comp @ Furness Academy, Yr 3/4 selected pupils
28-11-18 Maths Puzzle Day @ Dowdales, Year 5/6
2-12-18 Choir singing @ Michaelmas Fayre, Buccleuch Hall
4-12-18 Choir singing @ Stavely House, 1pm
5-12-18 Class 1 visit to Candle Factory
10-12-18 End of year afternoon performance, 1:30pm
10-12-18 End of year evening performance, 5:30pm
11-12-18 End of year evening performance, 5:30pm
14-12-18 Crib Service @ Lindal Church, 1:15pm
18-12-18 Whole School trip to Forum to see Snow White
19-12-18 Children’s Christmas Parties
21-12-18 Finish for winter break

8-01-19 Return to school