We have had a relatively quiet week in school this week. On Tuesday, we had a very wet Walk2School, with only 11 children braving the weather. Our next Walk2School is scheduled for Tuesday 7th February – fingers crossed for better weather!
Earlier today, our infant children were visited by Lancaster Fire Brigade. The children were brilliantly behaved as they heard more about fire safety.
This week our after-school club have resumed, and both providers have commented on how well behaved and engaged the children are with the activities.
DEADLINE SUNDAY: School Admissions September 2023 – primary school applications close on Sunday (15th January), please apply via your local county council website, if this is Lancashire County Council visit www.lancashire.gov.uk and search “school admissions”.
Infants Forest School – the infants will continue their Forest School Adventures on Tuesday afternoon with a visit to the wooded area here at school. Children should come to school dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing suitable for the weather, including hat, scarf and gloves. If they have waterproof trousers please send them, as the ground is often damp even if it’s not actually raining.
Young Leader Sports Award – Upper Juniors – these sessions will take place over two days and will help our Upper Junior children to develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on responsibility of leading their peers and younger children in small games and activities.
Maths Parents Information Evening – Wednesday 25th January @ 6pm – please can parents / carers email Mrs Knapp to let her know if you will be coming to this information evening by Friday 20th January. During the evening Mrs Browne will talk about our White Rose Maths scheme any why we use it. There will be the opportunity to look at some of the resources we use as well as those that you can use at home. Any questions you may have about the teaching of maths will also be answered. Thank you.
School Trips –
Reception, Y1 & 2 – Wildlife Oasis – Tuesday 24th January – children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 will be going to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis to aid their insect topic. Payment of £5.00 towards the cost of the trip has been made available on SchoolMoney. The PTFA have kindly agreed to fund half the cost.
Juniors – Maritime Museum – Monday 6th February – all junior children will be going to Lancaster Maritime Museum linking to their current topic of Vikings. The full cost of the trip (including transport) is £11.65, but the PTFA have generously offered to pay £6.65 per pupil, leaving a payment of £5.00 per child, which can be made on SchoolMoney.
We would like to thank the PTFA for agreeing to donate towards these trips and making them more affordable for families.
School Value – our value for this half-term is “self-control”. Assemblies and class worship will be focused on this value and children in school who show self-control will be celebrated. Our school value changes every half-term.
Coming up this half-term:
- Tuesday 17th January – infants forest school – pm
- Tuesday 17th January – mindfulness / wellbeing after school club starts
- Wednesday 18th January – young leaders sports award
- Thursday 19th January – swimming continues
- Friday 20th January – dance after school club
- Tuesday 24th January – infants to Wildlife Oasis
- Wednesday 25th January – young leaders sports award
- Wednesday 25th January – parents maths information evening – 6pm – all parents
- Thursday 2nd February – KS2 cluster swimming event
- Monday 6th February – juniors to Maritime Museum
- Tuesday 7th February – Walk2School 8.20am
- Wednesday 8th February – life education visit
- Thursday 9th February – KS2 cluster acro event
- Friday 17th February – school closes for half-term.