Newsletter 16/03/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

I am so sorry that school had to be closed on Friday due to snow it was just impossible to get staff into Glossop and I was concerned about the children’s safety getting to school.  From what the children have said they all enjoyed spending time in the snow.

On Friday 17th of March Merlin’s will be leading our Collective Worship.  It will start just after 9am and I will send out the code word that morning.  It will be Osprey’s turn on Friday 24th March.

Next Monday 20th the Year 6 children are performing as part of the dance festival at Buxton Opera House.  I am sure they are going to do an amazing job.

Remember there are parent’s maths workshops next week.  Year 2 parents’ meeting is on Tuesday 21st at 2pm.  Year 1 parents’ meeting is on Wednesday 22nd again at 2pm.

I am sorry I have managed to confuse everyone including myself; just to clarify, the PTA EGM will be held after school on Wednesday the 22nd. An agenda was sent out last week and if you have any questions, please do get in touch. stlukesptaglossop@gmail.com.  If the weather is OK we will hold this in the Gazeebo so you won’t even have to come into the building.

Tickets are moving for the PTA quiz night on Friday 24th March so drop us an email to book your spot! Friends and family are welcome so book with your own team in place, or book on your own and we’ll put you in a team on the night! Tickets are limited so book early. 

School run after school clubs will finish for this term on Friday 24th March.  Next week will be the last week of clubs.

On Wednesday 29th March the Eagles are going to Whitby.  The coach is picking up from school at around 8.45.  Drop off on that morning is going to be tricky.  Please could you park further away from school and walk to try and alleviate the potential chaos.

We have sent letters home to the parents of children in Kites and Harriers about tickets for their production on Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th.  If you have not returned your slip yet please can you return it by Tuesday 21st at the latest so we can allocate tickets.

Remember if you want to order class photos through school rather than online they have to be returned by next Wednesday 22nd March.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 09/03/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

Well the weather has turned hasn’t it.  Lots of opportunities to learn about ice and snow.  Spring will be on its way soon I am sure after all British summer Time starts in a couple of weeks.

On Friday 10th of March Kestrels will be leading our Collective Worship.  It will start just after 9am and I will send out the code word that morning.  It will be Merlins’ turn on Friday 17th March.

There is a meeting for the parents of the children going to Whitby on 13th March at 5.30.  The link for this meeting has been sent out.

On Monday 20th March the Merlins will be performing at Buxton Opera House as part of the dance festival.  They will need to take with them a packed tea.  We have been told that there is a child who is extremely allergic to egg also performing.  We have been asked to make sure that none of our children bring anything like egg sandwiches, frittata, mayonnaise on sandwiches.  We have been told that cake is ok.  Thank you for complying with this and making sure this child is kept safe.

On Wednesday 22nd of March the children in Eagles will be going to Glossopdale to watch a performance of Mary Poppins.

A reminder that there will be a PTA EGM on 22nd March to elect a treasurer.  This will be a short meeting immediately after school please stay if you can.

There is a Special Educational Needs Support Group meeting at The Vineyard.  I am attaching some information about it.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 02/03/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

Thank you to everyone who supported the break 5 rules day.

The children will be bringing home a World Book Day book token today.  I really look forward to hearing about the books everyone has got with them.

I have already seen some wonderful photos of your children reading in surprising places and I look forward to seeing more!

On Friday 3rd of March Eagles will be leading our Collective Worship.  It will start just after 9am and I will send out the code word that morning.  It will be Kestrels’ turn on Friday 10th March.

Mrs Eltringham is going to be running some Maths Workshops for parents of children in Key Stage 1.  These will happen during the school day as part of the time will be spent doing maths activities with your children.  The workshops will be:

2pm on 21st March for Y2 Parents

2pm on 22nd March for Y1 Parents

2pm on 30th March for Reception Parents

Tomorrow the whole school will be working on the NSPCC ‘Pants Project’.  This is a project to help the children stay safe by following the simple rule that anything in the part of their body covered by their pants is personal and nobody should touch that area without permission.  It also encourages them to speak out and stay safe if something happens that makes them feel uncomfortable.  It is done very sensitively and supportively.  The NSPCC website has lots of information for parents to help you keep your children safe I would recommend looking at it.

Remember if your child wants to enter the Fairtrade Competition the entries need to be in school by 10th March.

There is a PTA quiz night for parents coming up on Friday 24th March pop it in your diary.  More details to follow.

A huge thank you for all his work goes out to Mr Barnett who after a number of years has stepped down as PTA treasurer.  This means there is a vacancy.  If you think you might be interested in taking up the role do speak to any of the PTA representatives in the playground to find out more.

I have been informed that people are still parking in the private carpark belonging to the flats across from school.  This is not a public carpark and should not be used by parents dropping off and picking up, just like you would not park on someone’s drive.  Please park respectfully.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 16/02/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

What a lovely week we have had crisp cold mornings and spring like days, I know it is drizzly this morning but it has been fantastic.  I hope it stays nice for next week when the children are off.

The Governors have completed the recruitment process and I am pleased to be able to tell you they have appointed my successor.  Mrs Jakki Rogers will take over as the Headteacher from September.  She is an experienced Headteacher currently working as part of the Stockport Inclusion Team. She will be a good fit for the school and I am sure you will enjoy working with her.

On Friday (tomorrow) the Pupil Parliament and High Peak Kids Council are running a break 5 rules day to raise money for Mountain Rescue and Blyth House.  The way it works is this for each rule the children choose to break they are asked to donate at least 20p.  If they break all 5 rules that is a donation of at least £1.  The rules are:

  1. Wearing uniform – the children can wear their own clothes
  2. Only water to drink – the children can bring in unhealthy drinks
  3. Only fruit for snack – the children can bring in unhealthy snacks
  4. Tidy hair & no nail varnish – the children can have crazy hair and wear nail varnish
  5. No toys – the children can bring in a toy (remember toys in school can get damaged or lost so please don’t send in anything too precious).

The PTA have planned an evening event on Friday the 24th of March for the grown ups! They will be hosting a Quiz Night with Smart Phone Quiz Knights Ben Knight! Please pencil the date in to your calendar and if you’d like to get involved in planning the event, please drop them an email at stlukesptaglossop@gmail.com

We finish for half term on Friday and the children are back in on Monday 27th February.

It is World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March.  This year we are not dressing up but having a book swop and a book at breakfast.  We are also asking the children to bring in photos of them reading in interesting places.  Last week I shared some photos to inspire you here is another: Mrs Clayton reads in the swimming pool.



On Friday 3rd of March Eagles will be leading our Collective Worship.  It will start just after 9am and I will send out the code word that morning.


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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