Archive for May, 2019

Newsletter 23/05/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who came and supported sports day it was a lovely if cool event. It was great to welcome Biggin School. The children were very excited to see Miss Nicholls again and they made some new friends.

This week we have been very busy with Take One Picture Week. The children’s work is coming from the picture Men of the Dock. We have had seascapes, bridges, trips to New York, interpretations of the picture in different media, drama and many other things. The House Captains did a lovely job on Monday of helping the children lead their own learning.

We finish tomorrow for half term and start back on Wednesday 5th June.

If you owe any dinner money, please can you settle your bill. Dinner money for next half term is £73.50.

When we come back all the children from Y2 upwards will be walking up to St James’ Church to do some RE work either on Thursday or Friday. This is a drama performance called The Fisherman’s Tale. We are looking forward to what is always a good session.

On Friday 7th there will not be a family assembly. On Friday 14th June Eagles will be leading our Assembly.

It was lovely to have Julia in Assembly this week, if a little sad that this will be her last assembly with us, she is moving on to her new curacy.

A date for your diary – on 22nd June at New Mills Football Club there is a family fun day to raise money for local children’s charities. The afternoon includes a football match with an all stars team including Emmerdale stars. Kick off at 2pm.

There is an opportunity for girls to have a golf taster session. This is on Saturday 1st June 3-5pm at New Mills Golf Club SK22 4QE. If you are interested you can book via Sam Shaw 01663 746161

I hope you all have a lovely holiday, see you on the 5th June.

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 16/05/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

What a beautiful sunny week it has been. With the improving weather can I remind you to apply sunscreen to your child before school and send them in with a hat.

It is sports day tomorrow and the forecast is perfect dry with some cloud cover. All the children need to have sports kit in school (Please can the Kestrel’s come dressed in their sports kit and bring their uniform to change into later). They do not need to bring drinks as we provide them. Parents are invited to come and watch, we will start at about 9.15 on the top field. The format of the morning is that we start with sporting stations the children go round in their houses followed by some races. During the races can I remind you that parents need to stay back from the track and at the side, we would like all the children to enjoy the morning and not be intimidated by the crowd. The children from Miss Nicholls’ new school Biggin will be joining us at some point over the morning.

The children are very excited about our new goal posts, thank you very much to the Sales-Jones family who donated them.

Over the next month we are very excited to have been chosen to work with a professional film maker to make a film for ‘The Mighty Creatives’ about the importance of arts and pupil voice. The film will be used to help other schools develop their work. Some general shots will be taken around school as well as some interviews with some children. We have your permission slips in and will not be interviewing any children we do not have permission for. If you have concerns about your child appearing in a general panning shot please can you let me know as soon as possible.

Cameron Bowers is part of the Youth Development Climbing Team over in Stockport whom are sponsored by SkillForce, he and his team mates are climbing the height of Everest in a day! They are attempting this feat on 22nd June to raise money for Prince William Award. If you would like to support this their just giving page is:

The forest school club is going very well on a Thursday. Inside Out who run it have these activities running over half term:

Inside Out Forest School will be holding a 2 day Whit Week camp at Gnat hole Farm in Glossop on Tues 28th May and Wed 29th May 9-4pm. To book visit our website and search under Children-holiday clubs.

We are also holding a 2 day camp to accommodate children from St. Lukes only on the Inset days of Mon 3rd and Tues 4th June with a reduced price of £20 per child, £15 a sibling. The booking system is now open and look under children, Holiday Clubs then click on Glossop.

I look forward to seeing as many as possible of you tonight for a PTA meeting 7pm in school.


Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 09/05/2019

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

We have had another busy week at school with all the classes working hard. The bank holiday on Monday has meant that nobody knows what day of the week it is!

Friday saw all of Key Stage 1 go to the ballet. This was enjoyed by all my favourite comment came from one of the boys who said “you know when something is so good you don’t want it to ever end!”. The children were impeccably behaved so much so that several members of the audience bothered to come over and complement us.


The High Peak Kids Council reps attended a meeting this week. This group of young people are working hard for the community. They have been litter picking, running a campaign to stop dog owners leaving dog poo on the pavements and are looking at ways they can encourage the world to use less plastic.

Yesterday three of the children from Kites led an assembly all about homelessness and refugees. It got the whole school talking and thinking, many of them would like to think about how they can help. Our Pupil Parliament is going to meet and talk about this issue so watch this space.

Next week the parents of the children in Kestrels are invited to pop in any time between 2-4pm and look at the children’s learning journeys with them.

Remember there is a PTA meeting on Thursday 16th May at 7pm in school. Everyone is very welcome to come to this whether they have been to a PTA meeting before or not.

Friday 17th May, weather permitting is Sports Day starting at 9.15am.










Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 02/05/2019 & Dates for Summer Term

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a lovely Easter. It was great to see all the children back bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday.

We arrived back to the very exciting news that Mrs Howe, who as you know had been nominated for an award, has won the best unit manager in the country 2019. This is a very important award and we are incredibly proud of her and all her team.

Please can everyone check at home for school PE uniform we are missing a number of shirts shorts and socks from the official school kit which means children representing us may not be able to wear the uniform. Please can you look under beds, at the back of drawers and wardrobes, in dog baskets, behind the washer etc we would be so grateful to have it back.

After school clubs restart next week apart from those on Thursday which start on Thursday 16th May. The clubs on offer this term are:

Monday – ICT Club & Creative Club

Tuesday – Gardening Club

Thursday – Drama Club & Film Club

All the clubs finish at 4.30. If your child would like to start going to a club no longer wants to go to a club please can you let us know so that the registers are accurate.

Some organised people are starting to ask about the term dates for next academic year so here they are:

4th September Children return to school, New Reception on 6th

24th October children finish for half term                    4th November school restarts

20th December children finish for Christmas              6th January school restarts

14th February children finish for half term                  24th February school restarts

3rd April children finish for Easter                               20th April school restarts

22nd May children finish for half term                          3rd June school restarts

21st July children finish for the summer

I have again managed to give you a week and a half at May half term which enables people to have a holiday when it is cheaper, I know many of you appreciate this. There is still 1 INSET day to be allocated.

PTA news – Well done to everyone the Easter Raffle and tea raised £1,319 amazing.


Alice Littlehailes


Dates Summer Term 2019


3rd Key Stage 1 trip to Buxton Opera House

6th Bank Holiday

14th Kestrel’s Parents invited to come and share the learning Journeys from 2pm

16th PTA meeting

17th Sports day 9.30

24th Half Term Starts


5th Term Starts

10th PEGS music concert

14th Eagle’s Assembly

Bags 2 School

Non uniform day for bottles

18th Great science share

19th Harriers Play with The Halle

21st Ospreys Assembly

PTA fashion show

28th Kites Assembly


1st Clarinet Concert 9am

5th Harrier’s Assembly

PTA fun day

8th Last clarinet

11th Last swim

12th Kestrel’s Assembly

15th Summer production afternoon performance

16th Summer production evening performance

19th Peregrine’s Assembly

Children performing in Buxton Fringe

22nd PTA disco

23rd Leavers Assembly

Finish for Summer

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