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Newsletter 29/06/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

Thank you to everyone who sent in textiles for Bags 2 School.  We raised over £100 for school.

Thank you to everyone who helped organise the summer fair, anyone who helped on a stall and anyone who came and supported it.  There was a lovely atmosphere and it was great to see everyone.

On Friday Y1 will be leading our collective worship.  I will send out the code word for their assembly in the morning.  Kestrels will be leading it on Friday 7th July.

Congratulations to Mr Hoyle who has been elected unopposed as the new parent governor from September.

The next PTA event is on Saturday 8th July when they have planned a treasure trail.  I am very excited about it; I love a treasure trail.  It will start at school and the trail will lead you around Glossop hunting for clues.  It will end back at school where you are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy some social time together.

On Tuesday 18th July at 7pm we are holding our annual summer concert where the children in the choir and those who learn instruments entertain us.  It is always a lovely event so if you have someone musical in your family keep this date in your diary.

The plans for the classes for next year are (as always the best laid plans can change):

Reception    Mrs Hillier & Mrs Fletcher

Y1               Miss Ellwood & Mrs Woolleson

Y2               Mrs Eltringham & Mrs Maniak

Y3               Mrs Clayton / Mrs Shepherd & Miss Grandidge

Y4               Ms Noble & Mrs Swift

Y5               Mr Holt                Miss Ashworth, Mrs Day,

Y6               Miss Byron           Mrs Harris, Miss Heslop, Mrs Pierce


There is a meeting for parents of next year’s Reception class on Thursday 6th July at 6pm.  Everyone is looking forward to meeting you.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 22/06/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

I hope you have all had a good week.  As ever school has been a hive of learning across the curriculum.  The Y4s are busy studying the science of sound and Reception the science of mini-beasts. A visitor came out of a science lesson in Y6 raving about it.  Clearly another scientific week.

Remember the next Bag 2 School collection is on Monday 26th June.  We have sent bags home to fill with textiles but you don’t need to use their bags any bin bag will do.

Our family support worker is offering a drop in session at school for parents on Thursday 29th June 11-12 and on Thursday 13th July 11-12.

On Friday 23rd June Y5 are leading our collective worship.  I will send out a code word for this assembly on the day.  We have had to swop the dates of the Reception and Year 1 assemblies.  Year 1’s is now on Friday 30th and Reception’s on the 7th.  I am sorry for any inconvenience.

The Summer Fair is almost here.  I look forward to seeing lots of you on Tuesday 27th June (next week).

I have this message for you from the PTA committee:

The winner of the top prize at our spring raffle – family day ticket to Just So Festival – is unable to attend but has very generously donated the tickets back to school.

If you and your family would like the chance to be included in a new prize draw to win the festival tickets then please email –  Or pop into the school office to collect a ticket by the end of the day on Monday.

To make it fair please note it’s one ticket per family not per child.

If you would like to know more about the exciting day you could have at the Just So Festival then please visit their website

We will do the draw at the fair. Winner will also be notified by email/phone.

Good luck from your PTA Committee

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 15/06/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

It has, as ever, been a busy week this week in school.  There has been some amazing science work done based around the pond.  We have tadpoles and damsel flies to name but two things.  The children’s ideas of experiments and further research shows just how strong their grounding is in Science.  I also need to thank the children who yet again have been part of demonstration Maths lessons for other schools.  Our Maths teaching is so strong that we are used by the local Maths Hub for exemplar lessons. 

The PTA summer fair is coming up on Tuesday 27th June 3.30-5pm, the plans sound very exciting.  I am attaching a flyer which shows you all the fun things planned.  If you are available to help please let the office or the PTA committee know.  The more people that can help the better.  I hope you also have in your diary the Treasure Trail on Saturday 8th July this should be a fun family event.

The next Bag 2 School collection is on Monday 26th June.  We will be sending bags home to fill with textiles but you don’t need to use their bags and bin bag will do.

Our family support worker is offering a drop in session for parents on Thursday 29th June 11-12 and on Thursday 13th July.  I am attaching some more information about this.  I know parents have found it useful to chat to her about any concerns they have.

I have had a number of complaints about parents sitting in their cars with the engines running.  In the winter it is done to keep the heating running and in the summer to use the air-conditioning but it is really bad for the air quality.  It is damaging for the children to have all the emissions from the exhausts in the air they breathe as they are going home.  Please turn your engines off.

I have been sent some information about a Teddy Bears’ Picnic being run by Glossop, Hadfield, Guide Bridge and Hattersley stations on Saturday 17th June 11-2.  There is free travel for children and adults with an accompanying bear, events at the stations including competitions.

Remember there are no school run after school clubs next week because of parent’s meetings.  If you haven’t made your appointment yet remember to do so.

The Mighty Creatives have made two films celebrating the artsmark work which feature our school.  The links to them are here you may need to copy and paste them into your browser to make them work.


Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes


  • Calendar

  • Staying safe online

    • Don’t post photographs which give personal information away ie with your school jumper on, in front of your house number etc.
    • Think about what you are saying on the post. All the staff will check each comment before it goes ‘live’ but still if you wouldn’t say it to Mrs Littlehailes don’t say it at all.
    • Don’t give out other personal information on the posts as it might not be suitable.
    • If you unsure of anything ask a trusted adult at home.
    • If you post a comment please just use initials eg CB, not full names
  • Additional Learning Resources

    Some websites provide additional resources for learning at home. Here are the ones we recommend:

    • Reading plus (year 4 and year 6)
    • Numberbots
    • Timestables rockstars
    • Hamilton Trust
    • Tables Logik
    • K& Maths
    • White Rose maths
    • Phonics play
    • Topmarks (NOT the paid app)
    • Cosmic Kids Yoga
    • BBC Supermovers
    • Go Noodle
    • School zone

    There are also apps available, in particular there is one which allows you to download books for free run by the Library service called: Borrow Box. You do need to be a member of a library in order to do this. Other apps which are free are also available : Spelling Shed, Creative Book Builder, Pic Collage etc.

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