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.
Pit Lane, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0NB
Mrs F. Doran
We are seeing an increase in children, mainly KS2, coming into school not wearing their full and correct uniform. We are very proud of our uniform and how smart the children look and want to continue these high standards. It is especially important for the Year 5 and Year 6 children to wear the correct clothing as not only are they making visits to their future secondary schools, we often have staff from those schools visiting us and we want the children to look and be their best.
Red Nose Day – 15th March
Just a reminder that we will be participating in Red Nose Day. The School Council decided to have a ‘crazy hair’ theme this year. For a £1 donation, the children can come to school with a crazy hair style and there will be a prize for the craziest hair style in each class.
Mrs Elliott spoke to the children in assembly today about how impressed she has been with the effort that some children have given to increasing their activity to achieve a high step count for their class. Class 2 have been doing exceptionally well and are usually crowned the most active class each week. In order to recognize individual efforts, we will be acknowledging the child with the highest score each week. There will be a class and individual reward given at the end of the term.
Class 1 Supply Cover
As mentioned last week, today was Mr Pegg’s last day although we do hope to see him again in the future. From Monday next week, we will have another supply teacher, Yasmine Maddock, working with Class 1 and she will work very closely with Mrs Lawson to ensure there is a smooth handover when Mrs Lawson resumes her teaching role in April.
Friends – Re-cycling
The Friends are organizing a Recycling Week to raise funds for school. We all have books, CD’s and DVD’s that are cluttering up our homes, so why not have a sort out and bring them in to school. We will be collecting books of good condition as well as CD’s and DVD’s with no scratches between. The collection will be from Monday 25th – 28th March, so if you do have anything to donate to help raise funds then please bring them school during that week.
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.
|12-03-19||P4C Event @ Netherwood, selected children to present|
|13-03-19||Furness Gym Comp, @ DASH, selected pupils|
|13-03-19||Library Van visit|
|15-03-19||Red Nose Day|
|15-03-19||KS2 Cross County competition @ Dowdales, 2:30-4:00pm|
|22-03-19||Netball Competition @ Dowdales, 3:45 – 5:00pm|
|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|
Well done to all the children who participated in today’s Gym competition at Dowdales. Our Key Steps 1 team came 2nd and the Key Steps 2 and Steps 3 teams both won first place. The children were all amazing. They have worked so hard at both home and school to practice their routines and it really showed. I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Smith and Mrs Simpson who have offered their help to coach the younger children with us. They have done a wonderful job. We have the Furness Competition in two weeks so watch this space!
Red Nose Day – 15th March
The School Council have been planning Red Nose Day activities and have decided that we should have a ‘crazy hair’ theme this year. For a £1 donation, the children can come to school with a crazy hair style and there will be a prize for the craziest hair style in each class. Anything goes…as long as it is not permanent!
I am sad to inform you that it will be Mr Pegg’s last day with us next Friday. He has loved teaching Class 1 and both the staff and children have loved him being part of our team. Mr Pegg will be preparing for his other role (Camp Cumbria teacher) and will also be continuing day to day supply in other schools so we hope to see him again at some point.
Mrs Lawson will be returning to school on Monday next week but not yet in a teaching role as she is still recovering. Mrs Lawson will be working primarily in the office until after Easter. Therefore, we will be looking for another teacher to take over the class for the remaining three weeks and they will work under Mrs Lawson’s guidance with the excellent support from Mrs Dalziel and Mrs Jarvis.
The Friends of LAMPS are busy organizing the Coffee Morning to be held at The Coronation Hall. It will take place on Thursday 21st March. We will be in need of cake donations, any toiletries or items for the tombola and also help from any mums, dads or grandparents who can support on that day. If you are available on the 21st, any help between 9am and 11am would be fantastic.
World Book Day – 7th March
Just a reminder that for World Book Day the children can come into school either in non-uniform or dressed as any book character.
One of our parents, Mrs Lingard, has been giving her time to help Furness Refugee Support (FRS). This is group comprised of local volunteers who have led the response in south Cumbria to the unfolding refugee crisis sparked by the Syrian Civil War. Mrs Lingard wondered whether we would be able to offer some help. She explained that these families are in dire need of aid in the form of clothes, kitchen utensils and toys or anything else that we may have that are no longer needed or just taking up space. If you are planning on having a ‘spring clean’ any time soon and have anything to donate that you may otherwise throw out, please know that Mrs Lingard would be very happy to take them to the families who are in need. Just drop them into school. This would be a wonderful way to show our support for those who are less fortunate and have been through such a terrible time.
Just a reminder that Mrs Erswell, our new class teacher for Year 2/3, will be starting with us after half term. Mrs Erswell will take on the teaching of Class 2 in the afternoons. I am sure you will make her feel very welcome to our school community.
Class 3 and Class 4 performed their dances in the Dance Platform event at UVHS on Wednesday evening this week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of learning their routines and Nicola, their dance coach, said they have been wonderful to work with. Thank you to both Mr Procter and Mrs Elliott for the extra time and effort given to ensure our pupils could take part in this event.
We took our Young Voices choir to Manchester last night so they could sing alongside over 6000 other school children. It is a tough day that involves a three hour rehearsal of singing and dancing followed by a two hour performance. Our children were fabulous. Their behaviour throughout the whole day was impeccable; I could not have been any prouder! Thank you so much to the parents who have supported their children taking part in this event and also to those joining us on the day.
A Friends of LAMPS meeting took place this afternoon and is was great to see some new faces. With more than £3000 in the bank, we discussed some spending requests and The Friends have agreed to purchase some books, posters and resources to support the wider curriculum subjects such as Geography and RE, some new dictionaries for Key Stage 2 and some that are more appropriate for Key Stage 1 and also some new equipment for teaching programming and control in Computing. We also discussed planning a ‘treat’ for all the children such as a skills workshop, dancers or a theatre group who could come into school in the summer term. If you have any ideas for spending or fundraising, then please let myself or Kim Brettle know.