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Newsletter 14/02/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

14.2.19

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe but the half term holiday is almost here, this half term has flown by with lots of things learnt and experiences had. Eureka is proving to be a topic which is leading to lots of reflection around ideas and learning and those light bulb moments. Exploring the lives of people who have made a difference to the world we live in has shown the children that education and hard work is important. It has also given them the confidence to believe that they can make a difference.

Today is our annual House Verse Speaking competition. I am looking forward to finding out what each house has done with the poems they have learnt. Thank you for all your work helping the children learn the words.

Thank you also to everyone who helped with the disco on Friday the children all had a lovely time. Whilst the primary aim is not to make money at the discos but to give the children a good time it did raise £384 towards PTA funds which are used for the children.

I am sorry but we have had to change the dates of the Year 3/4 production. It will now be on Monday 8th April at 6pm and Tuesday 9th April at 2pm.

There are a few dressing up days coming up so I am giving you an early warning! World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March when the children are invited to come as one of their favourite characters from a book, and comic relief is on Friday 15th March. This year we are inviting the children to come in something odd! Please do not spend lots of money on dressing up clothes a nod towards the theme is all that is needed.

Mrs Hukin has asked me to remind you that dinner money should be paid in advance and to ask you to clear any dinner money debts.

The Harriers are leading our Assembly tomorrow and the first Friday back (1st March) Merlins will be leading it. Everyone is welcome to join us for our Friday family assemblies.

When we did internet safety day we realised that the children are still confused about real friends and online friends. Some of them have not understood that people can pretend to be anybody online and that just because an online friend says they are a ‘9-year-old boy’ doesn’t mean they are. I am telling you this to remind you to be vigilant when your child is playing or chatting online. Keep an eye on what they are doing and saying.

I hope you all have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing everybody back on Monday 25th February.

A huge enormous thank you goes out to The Car Care Centre in Padfield who have carried out all the work which needed to be done to the bus to enable it to stay safely in our playground. They have refused to take any payment. What kind people.

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 06/02/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

6.2.19

Dear Parents,

The children in Y5&6 had a fantastic time at the Police Museum not only did they have a guided tour of the museum but they enacted a trial. The trial was based on a real case and was around internet safety. This fitted in really well with Tuesday being internet safety day.

On Tuesday all the children did some work around internet safety, they discussed how to keep themselves safe online. The internet is a wonderful thing and has brought so many benefits to all of us but is another area of life where we have to teach the children how to be safe. We talk to children about only going on age appropriate games and sites, especially those with online chat or play. We make sure the children understand what to do if someone says something on line which makes them feel uncomfortable – tell an adult and report it using the report it button. We talk about not posting anything which might upset anyone – the advice we use is that they should never post anything which they would not say to Mrs Littlehailes’ face! We talk about friends we make online not being real friends and how we should not arrange to meet up with them. The older children explore how everything on the internet is not always true and we should always check information. The problem is when children are sat at home online they often forget all they have been taught so please as parents keep monitoring what they are doing on line and keep reiterating the safety messages.

Your child should have brought home a sheet with two poems to learn. This is for our House Verse Speaking competition on Thursday 14th February. Lots of the children, yes even the youngest children, have learnt their poems. Please help your child make sure they know them.

The Peregrine trip which was cancelled due to the snow has been rearranged for March 25th. The change for life event will now be on Wednesday 20th March.

If your child is in Merlins or Ospreys put Monday 18th March in your diary, they will be taking part in a dance festival it Buxton Opera House. The festival is at 7.30, I know it is late but we have no control over times. Tickets are on sale from Buxton Opera House at £7. I know tickets sell fast so I would get them sooner rather than later.

Friday looks like it will be a very exciting day with Kites leading the assembly in the morning and the PTA disco at 5pm. Harriers will be leading our assembly on Friday 15th February. You are as ever very welcome to join us for our Friday Assemblies.

Alice Littlehailes


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