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.

Contact us
Telephone/Fax

01229 462710

E-mail

admin@lindalmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

Address

Pit Lane, Lindal-in-Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0NB

Headteacher

Mrs F. Doran

Featured Events

Visit our Events Calendar for all events.

Hello! We are Linda and Martin, and we'd like to welcome you to our school.

Miss Whyte
I would like to inform all of our parents that Miss Whyte will be leaving Lindal and Marton School at the end of this term. Myself, the staff and the governors are all very sad to receive Miss Whyte’s resignation as she has been a fantastic addition to the LAMPS teaching team. She is popular amongst adults and children so we will all be sad to see her leave. However, Miss Whyte has a very exciting adventure ahead of her; she will be leaving this country to teach in Dubai which is an amazing opportunity.

I will be writing to parents in the very near future to provide information about the teaching organisation from January and our plans moving forward.

Year 5/6 Hockey
We took two teams to a Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament this Monday and were thrilled with their success. Our A team came first in their half of the competition beating Yarlside Academy in the final and our B team came second in their half after a very heated final which was also against Yarlside Academy. Once again our pupils demonstrated excellent sportsmanship which is just as important to us as winning.

Assessment Outcomes 17-18
The table below shows the statutory assessment outcomes achieved by the pupils in those year groups last year. We are very proud of how hard our children work and thankful for the amazing support they receive at home, both of which have contributed to these outstanding results.

Reading Raffle
It has been a busy few weeks with events such as Parents’ Evenings, Halloween and Bonfire Night so, understandably, we have had a few less children in the Reading Raffle today. Please remember that your child needs four signed entries in their reading record each week. If your child is in KS2 and can read independently, they do not necessarily need to sit with an adult but we ask for an adult to sign so that there is confirmation that the children are reading regularly.

 

Coniston 2 Barrow
I was thrilled with the news this week that school are to receive a £1575 donation from the Keswick 2 Barrow Committee. This donation is made up from both our staff volunteering on the day and also the team who did the C2B walk last year and named us as their charity. We would like to say another huge thank you to Mrs Heap, Grace, Mrs Elliott, Imogen and Zara and also their friends and family who supported them on the day and to all those who sponsored them. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We are hoping to organize a team to take part next year so please let me know if you are interested.

 

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.

13-11-18 Nasal Flu Vaccination, Rec-Year 5
14-11-18 Reception Hearing Tests
16-11-18 Athletics comp @ Dowdales, Yr 5/6, selected pupils
20-11-18 Dowdales PE Leaders in 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

 

Circus Workshop
On Monday the children will be taking part in a Circus Skills Workshop delivered by Alastair Fleming. Mr Fleming will spend the day in school and will work with each class for approximately an hour so all children will benefit. He has also offered a Juggle Ball Workshop after school which will involve children making their own juggling balls to bring home. The cost of the workshop will be £2 to cover the cost of materials and it will run from 3:15 to 4:15pm. There are only 30 places available and these are open to children from Year 2 to 6. If your child is not already attending a club and you would like to book them onto the workshop then you can do this, and also pay the £2, through Parentmail.

Step Trackers
As mentioned in my last newsletter, 16 children will be going home with a step tracker to wear for the week. Please see their reading records for information. If you are still unsure then ask their teacher.

Thanks from the Furness Homeless Support Group
Josie Quirk from St Peter’s Church was kind enough to pass on a letter she received from Furness Homeless Support Group giving thanks for your generous donations of food given as part of our Harvest Festival. The food given from both school and the church combined provided 278 meals for those in need and the foodbank were very grateful.

Lindal Village Firework Display
Just a reminder that Lindal’s annual firework display will take place this year on Saturday 3rd November at The Cricket Club on Pennington Lane. Doors will open from 6pm and the display will start at 7pm. Admission for adults is £3 and £2 for children. Proceeds go to the Senior Citizens Christmas Party so please do support this local event.

Ancient Greece Theme Day
Thank you to Mrs Elliott and all other adults working in Class 3 and Class 4 for planning and delivering a fantastic theme day for the children. They have produced some fabulous writing today as a result of the activities. Thank you especially to you, the parents, for providing costumes and outfits. The children looked amazing and I fully appreciate that this was a very busy week but it was definitely worthwhile.

Tag Rugby
Huge well done to the Year 5/6 Tag Rugby team who were crowned champions on the last day of half term. Mr Procter took a team to the competition at Dowdales and was full of praise for how well they worked as a team and their excellent sportsmanship. Well done!

 

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.

5-11-18 Circus Skills Day
5-11-18 Hockey Comp @ Furness College, Year 5/6 selected pupils
7-11-18 Jester 4 Jesus assembly
9-11-18 Hockey Comp @ Dowdales, year 3/4 selected pupils
13-11-18 Nasal Flu Vaccination, Rec-Year 5
14-11-18 Reception Hearing Tests
16-11-18 Athletics comp @ Dowdales, Yr 5/6, selected pupils
20-11-18 Dowdales PE Leaders in 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
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

Thank You
I would like to say a huge thank you for the donations of cakes we received for our Harvest Afternoon Tea. There was a superb selection on offer and we were able to sell some left overs in Tuck Shop today. Your support is always appreciated.

Parents’ Evening
Just a reminder that Parents’ Evenings will take place on the Monday and Tuesday evening of the first week back. As usual the children’s books will be available in the school hall for you to read either before or after meeting with the class teacher. If you require a meeting longer than 10 minutes then please make another appointment with the class teacher. This will ensure appointments run to time and avoid any parents having to wait longer than necessary.

Extra-Curricular Clubs
There will be no extra-curricular clubs on Tuesday 30th October due to staff meeting with parents.

Step Trackers
The number of children we are seeing in school with Fitbits or step trackers is increasing every day. We think it is fantastic that our pupils are becoming more and more conscious about how active they are and we would like to further promote this throughout the school. We have purchased 20 trackers. Every week 4 children from each class will be randomly chosen to wear a tracker for 1 week. The four children will record their steps daily and their overall amount will contribute to a class score. The winning class will be announced each week and the pupils recognized for their activities. Each child who wears a tracker will be responsible for recording their daily count. Younger children may require support with this from a parent.

The children of LAMPS are very active both in and out of school. The aim of introducing step trackers is so that all pupils can have a go at tracking their steps and become more aware of the activities they already do that benefit their health and fitness levels. The trackers are stand-alone devices. They do not use Bluetooth technology nor do they connect to a computer.

Halloween Disco
Lindal Pre-School are organizing a Halloween Disco to be held on Thursday 25th October at Buccleuch Hall. The Pre-School and Toddlers’ disco is from 3pm until 4:30pm with the disco for school age children being 5:30pm until 7pm. Please see their Facebook page for further details.

Lindal Village Firework Display
Lindal’s annual firework display will take place this year on Saturday 3rd November at The Cricket Club on Pennington Lane. Doors will open from 6pm and the display will start at 7pm. Admission for adults is £3 and £2 for children. Proceeds go to the Senior Citizens Christmas Party so please do support this local event.

Parking
Just a polite reminder about parking and dropping off outside school. Parents must not park on the red areas. Also, please refrain from parking in the spaces across the road that are specifically for residents of School Terrace. Cars should not stop in the middle of the road for children to jump out as this is especially dangerous, particularly if those cars then reverse into the School Terrace parking area to turn around as there may be children crossing. If your child is old enough to walk themselves into school then consider dropping them off by The Green where drivers can easily circulate and the children can walk safely up the path.

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.

29-10-18 Parents’ Evening
30-10-18 Parents’ Evening
31-10-18 Ancient Greece Theme Day
2-11-18 Hockey Comp @ Dowdales, year 3/4 selected pupils
5-11-18 Hockey Comp @ Furness College, Year 5/6 selected pupils
7-11-18 Jester 4 Jesus assembly
13-11-18 Nasal Flu Vaccination, Rec-Year 5
14-11-18 Reception Hearing Tests
16-11-18 Athletics comp @ Dowdales, Yr 5/6, selected pupils
20-11-18 Dowdales PE Leaders in 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
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