Archive for March, 2020

Covid-19 and School

The government have said that school must close to all children except the children of Key Workers. However:

“If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.” –

This means that even if you are a key worker, if you are able keep your children at home, you should.

Thank you.

Class blogs

Dear Children,

All the staff of St Lukes have come up with a way of keeping in touch with you all. Each class now has a ‘blog’ and we are going to use it to set challenges each week and to keep in touch with you. On each blog you can upload photographs, pictures and comments. All the staff would love you to ‘talk’ to them about whatever you are doing or just to say hello and we will tell you about what we are up to too. We would like each child in our class to post on their class blog at least once a week, just so we know you are ok. If you have any questions you can also ask them on the blog. We will answer them as soon as we can.

The links to each class blog are:

For the time being Miss Byron will communicate with Kites class as well as Merlins. Feel free to comment on each other classes blog too.

As always remember how to stay 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

In addition to the blog each of you will get a stationary pack to help you get started on the challenges we set. There are numerous web sites to access as well. 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.

Finally, even though we are not all together we are still here for each other. Please use the blog to keep in touch with one another as well as staff. We will look forward to being together again soon.

With love from,

All the staff at St Luke’s CE Primary School

Newsletter 12/03/2020

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

On Friday we had a fantastic big write day with all the children exploring what had happened when the storybook characters had escaped from the books. The quality of work produced was fantastic.

Yesterday our netball squad enjoyed taking part in the High 5 Netball tournament. They did us proud showing great sportsmanship.

Today the children in Ospreys, Kites and Harriers are each enjoying a session with a coach from Glossop Tennis Club. If your child is interested in trying out tennis the club offer lessons so do go on their website to find out more.

Tomorrow Friday 13th March the Eagles class will be leading our assembly so do come along and join us if you can. The week after on Friday 20th it will be Osprey’s turn.

The PTA quiz for tomorrow night is now cancelled because of lack of people signing up for it. I am sorry this has had to be done.

Next Tuesday forest schools club restarts. I know the children have been looking forward to the evenings to be light enough for this to begin.

It is almost here! On Monday 16th March the children in Merlins will be performing on the stage at Buxton Opera House. Their dance is well worth seeing so I am sure they will give a wonderful performance. They need to bring to school a packed tea as we will be going there at the end of the school day.

On Tuesday 17th at 6pm there is a meeting for the parents of the children in Eagles who are going to Whitby.

On Wednesday 18th March at 2.30 there is a PTA meeting in school. It has been put at this time to help people who cannot make it to evening meetings get involved. Do come along if you can.

Raffle tickets for our big Easter Raffle will be coming home this week so keep a look out for them.

The advice to schools as of this morning around Coronavirus has not changed. I receive a daily update and we are following all the advice given. The children are regularly reminded to wash their hands and we have learnt what a good hand wash looks like as opposed to a quick dibble under the tap! Please can you remind them as well. I will continue to keep you informed.

Alice Littlehailes

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