Archive for November, 2018

Newsletter 29/11/2018

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Wow what a week. Monday saw the older members of the Pupil Parliament visiting London. An early start was well worth it for an amazing day out. We were made to feel important from being welcomed over the tannoy at Stockport to entering the Houses of Parliament through the Queen’s entrance. We saw the changing of the Guard at Horse Guards and found loads of the Take One Picture pictures in the National Gallery. The children were a delight to spend the day with. We drew breath and then the Harriers were off to Chester on Wednesday. Much Roman learning was done and a good time was had by all. Today Eagles and Merlins are off to Biggin and Hartington schools to do some work on team building and understanding different faiths.

Tomorrow Kites will be leading our Assembly do join us if you can.

The Christmas Production is almost here!! Oh help! Children get those lines learnt. What I really meant to say is that if you haven’t ordered tickets yet please do so soon so we can allocate any spares. The production features children from Peregrines and Ospreys.

Kestrels will be giving us their Christmas presentation in their Assembly slot on Friday 14th December. They will also be performing in Church at our Carol Service on Friday 21st.

Our Christmas Dinner is on Friday 21st if your child usually has a packed lunch but is going to join in this festive event, this is usually just about everybody, please let the office know.

School led clubs will finish next week. Thursday 7th is the last day of clubs.

There is a Christingle Service in St Luke’s Church on Wednesday 5th December doors open for this at 3.45pm. This is always a lovely service enjoyed by the children who go.

Last but very definitely not least the Christmas Fair is almost here. Tomorrow is non uniform day for contributions for the fair, chocolate from Kestrels, Peregrines and Ospreys and presents for the wrap stall from everyone else. The Fair is on Friday 7th December 5.00-7.00. There will be games, and stalls, face painting and hopefully a visit from Father Christmas if he is not too busy at The North Pole. The Fair will be opened by the Choir singing at 5.00 which is always a treat not to be missed. I look forward to seeing you there.

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 22/11/2018

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

It has been another busy week at St. Luke’s. The Year 4s thoroughly enjoyed their sleep over. Their excitement was evident in everything they did from playing games to cooking, making picture frames to singing round a campfire. We did wonder if they would calm down enough to sleep, but they did in the end. They woke up with just as much excitement as they had shown the evening before.

A RSC production of Romeo and Juliet was enjoyed by the Merlins and Eagles on Wednesday. Eagles have been having a busy week as they will be enjoying a dance workshop at Glossopdale today.

The Peregrines and Ospreys have started preparing the Christmas Play, they were wonderfully dramatic during the first rehearsal I think you will be in for a real treat. The performances will be on the afternoon of Tuesday 11th December 2pm and early evening on 12th December 6pm. A letter about tickets will be sent out soon.

Tomorrow Harriers will be leading our Assembly and Kites will be leading it on Friday 30th November.

Next week is a week full of trips. On Monday the older children on our Pupil Parliament will be visiting Westminster to find out more about how our democratic system works. I am sure it will be a great day. On Wednesday Harriers will be visiting Chester and on Thursday Merlins and Eagles will be visiting Miss Nicholls new school and doing some work with children from a secondary school around different faiths. (letters will be coming out today I hope).

Thursday is our next Bag 2 School day. We ask you to bring in any old textiles, these are reused and if they cannot be reused they are recycled. It also raises money for school. You should have a bag sent home to put your textiles in but any bag will do.

Friday 30th is non uniform day for the PTA Christmas Fair. The children in Kestrels, Peregrines and Ospreys are asked to bring in donations for the chocolate tombola and the older children are asked to bring in donations for the wrap stall. On this stall children (or adults) can buy presents for their family and have them wrapped up ready for Christmas. In other words send in something you would like, or at least not be unhappy, to receive!

On Friday 21st December it is our School Christmas Dinner. This is a wonderful event at which the children and staff sit down together and enjoy a delicious dinner. If your child usually has packed lunch and would like to have a dinner on that day please let the office know. The cost of a dinner is £2.10. It is most unusual for a child not to have dinner on this day.

Remember ICT Club is back on Monday 26th but Creative Club is not on.

This newsletter felt like a lot of dates and not much news I am sorry but there is a lot coming up you needed to know about.

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 15/11/2018

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Last Friday the gymnastics squad had a great time at the competition, well done to all of them.

This week there have been three important national weeks we have been celebrating; School Meals, Parliament and Anti Bullying.

For school meals week we were chosen to be Derbyshire’s representative school. Mrs Howe and her team did us proud and produced the usual delicious dinner. We were visited by council and regional big wigs. We also had the LACA roadshow with food tastings, games and science demonstrations. It was a wonderful event and the children were brilliant.

For Anti-Bullying week we have revisited what bullying is, we often have to reassure children that it is not falling out or not getting on with somebody but something much more serious. We watched Inside Out and used it to spark discussion. As ever I was very impressed by our children’s ability to think deeply about issues.

For Parliament week we have tried to get to grips with our electoral system. We also held a debate with some children from Hague Barr joining us. The children wrestled with the subject and many children who thought they would not be able to speak found themselves on their feet joining in.

Tomorrow is Children in Need Day. The children can come into school in non-uniform for a donation to Children in Need. Please remember that the children will need to do all the usual things in school so whatever they wear needs to enable them to do this.

Tomorrow is also Year 4 Sleep Over – We have some very excited Y4s, this is one of the most popular events of our school calendar.

There is a PTA meeting at 3.30 on Tuesday 20th November in the Library. Please come along if you can.

On Thursday 22nd November the Year 5s are attending a dance morning at Glossopdale. The childen are asked to meet Mr Warburton outside Glossopdale School between 9-9.15. If you have any problems with this please contact us.

The Osprey class are leading our assembly this Friday, next Friday 23rd Harriers will be leading it. Do join us if you can.

On Sunday 18th November the Monton Family are doing a walk for ‘Bliss’ starting a 5pm. If you are interested in sponsoring them or taking part please contact Sarah on 07976197787

Clubs: There will be no cookery club on Tuesday 20th November and no KS1 club on Monday 26th November.

The choir have been asked to sing at St Luke’s Church Carol service on 16th December 6pm and in Howard Square on 20th December at 6.30pm. Please put these dates in your diary. More details will follow.

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 08/11/2018

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a lovely week last week. The children have certainly returned refreshed.

Congratulations to the football squad who won the league on goal difference.

The Merlins and Eagles had great session exploring how people might have felt during WW1. Thank you so much to PEGS for organising this.

There will be no ICT club for the next 2 weeks as Mr Rank is away.

We have been reviewing Film Club and the present participants in the club are finding it too long after a day at school so we are changing the finish time to 4.30.

We have lots of exciting thigs coming up, today we have the Welsh Birds of Prey Centre coming in and working with the children. Next week is Parliament Week so the older children will be holding a debate on Wednesday. On Tuesday we have been chosen by Derbyshire Catering Service to have the National School Meals Roadshow come to us. As if all this was not enough on Wednesday it is flu vaccination day. Remember this is not an injection just a nasal spray. Children in reception to Y5 who have brought their permission back will receive the spray.

The PTA have asked me to thank you for all the books in good condition you have been sending in for the used book stall. Please remember the stall is just for children’s books.

We are very pleased that Dark Peak is using our school for music on a Tuesday evening. They are running a Dalcroze session 5.30-6.30 in the hall. Dalcroze is a fun and interactive, creative and highly effective method of music education based around movement. Children develop their understanding of all the elements of music and it helps them become confident and expressive musicians. If you would be interested in finding out more about this please email or ring 01457 853137.

Merlins will be leading our assembly this Friday and Ospreys next Friday, 16th November, please join us if you can.

High Peak Kids Council have designated this as litter picking week so we will be out and about tidying up our local environment.

I hope the gymnastics squad enjoy the competition on Friday.

Alice Littlehailes

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