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27th October 16

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Great news about another award!
We have been externally assessed and our teaching of Science has won a GOLD award!

This is our first academic award!
Well done all the teachers and in particular Mrs Sandland for co-ordinating Science so very well!


Attendance within school was 94.4%
The best class was Year 6 with 100%%
Well Done!
Other Classes:
Rec: 86.2%
Year 1: 96.3%
Year 2: 96.2%
Year 2/3: 89.4%
Year 3: 96.7%
Year 4: 93.6%
Year 5: 97.6%
Best Class for punctuality:
Yr 2 & 5 :) Well Done!
Whole School Attendance since start of term—95.2%
Walk To School Month!
October is officially ‘walk to school’ month and we are launching this with free badges being given out.
Please encourage your child to walk to school even if you have to park a few streets away and walk the remainder of the way.

Parent and child learning opportunities

This term there are many parent and child learning opportunities being run in school in the form of courses. Early Years parents and Year 1 parents are invited into school on Friday 23rd September for the day. The course is all about phonics and will help you with teaching your child at home and supporting them with their reading. There will be an opportunity to work with your children on this day.

Walk to school month

This week we launch our International Walk to School Month! The children will be able to collect some cool badges by walking to school at least once a week. There are eleven to collect this year, so start collecting! Everyone gets one free to start them off!

Amazing News

Our AMAZING news this week is that we have been shortlisted for the Educate Awards taking place next month in Liverpool! Our Senior Leadership Team have been shortlisted for ‘The SLT of the Year’ award and also we have secured a nomination for a ‘WOW’ award linked to our 130th birthday celebrations and learning! Watch this space for more details!

Year 6 Assembly 21/10/16

Year 6 ‘wowed’ us with their amazingly, entertaining assembly! We all learned about ‘Survival Skills’ - a topic Year 6 have started since September. On-lookers including parents, children, teachers and Governors watched in total admiration as we watched a feast of amazing learning unfold! Congratulations Year 6! You have set the bar very high for all of class assemblies to follow!

Roles in school- Play Leaders

We are very proud to announce the following roles and successors:
Play Leaders
Olivia Gardner-Brown
Eva Flowers
Shelby Kirkby
Summer Kirkby
Jorja-Lee Godsmark
Aimee Lumatz
Kiera Nuttall
Sophie Wright
Courtney Waters
Izma Malik
It’s wonderful to know that our children are
rising to these great responsibilities!
We are sure they will do a GREAT job!
Please watch this space for further roles to be announced including: Salad Bar, Lunchtime Monitors , Walk to School Ambassadors and Gem Ambassadors too!


Parent Courses Coming Up

23rd September:- Fun with Phonics ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents) FULL DAY COURSE.

30th September:- Fun with Maths ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents) FULL DAY COURSE.

7th October:- Reading ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents)

14th October:- Reading ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents)

21st October :-Reading ( Open to EYFS/ Y1 Parents)

11th November:- Science ( Open to Year 4 Parents)

18th November:- Science ( Open to Year 4 Parents)

25th November:- Science ( Open to Year 4 Parents)

2nd December;- Arts/Crafts ( Open to Nursery age to Year 2 Parents)

9th December:-Arts/Crafts ( Open to Nursery age to Year 2 Parents)

16th December:-Arts/Crafts ( Open to Nursery age to Year 2 Parents)

Primary school places for September 2017

All parents with children who need a primary school place for September 2017 need to apply on-line by 15th January. If your child starts High School next year, please apply on line by 31st October 2016. Parents must apply online at: www.lanacshire.gov.uk/schools.


Next Wednesday morning we are celebrating our Harvest festival. Year 5 are leading this for us. Please send in the normal donations of tins and packet food for the Fox Street Shelter / food bank. The children will also be making some cup cakes for our visitors from the shelter. Year 5 parents are welcome to attend this celebration.

Sunday 23rd October- Pendle Hill Walk

Would you like to join us for a walk in Pendle Hill? On Sunday 23rd October (next Sunday) we are encouraging families to join us by taking part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for Noor Model School—a school in a very deprived area in Pakistan. If you are excited to participate, please talk to me or Jennie (Learning Mentor).

Halloween Disco 26/10/16

Next Wednesday (after school) we looking forward to our Halloween Disco. It is important that children are escorted with an adult, especially the infant children. Unfortunately, it is going to be difficult to have large groups of adults in the hall with the children as this then creates a health and safety hazard. Please be mindful of this. There will be small stalls selling a few treats and hot dogs from the hatch. Tickets are available from the office for a £1 each
3.30p.m.—5.00 Nursery, Rec, and Infants
5.00p.m.—6.30p.m. Juniors

Coming Up-Important dates October/November

Teachers are on a training day next Friday (INSET day).
School will close for half term from Thursday 27th October at 3.10p.m. and will resume on Monday 7th November at 9.00a.m. Remember, the yard is manned from 8.45a.m. each morning.

Film Festival

14th November-Intu Film Festival—Yr1-Yr6 out to see Zootropolis at the Cinema

23rd November- Intu Film Nursery and Reception out to the Cinema to see The Princess and the Frog