Archive for February, 2022

Newsletter 17/02/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you are all alright and haven’t been blown away.  Tomorrow looks to be even windier!

Congratulations to the children who represented us at Sports Hall Athletics and at Archery this week.  I have heard nothing but good things about their behaviour, attitudes.  They all came back buzzing having had a great time.  The archers were all smiling despite being soaked through.

You have, I am sure, heard that the covid rules are likely to change with isolation coming to an end.  I have been given no new guidance yet as to what that will mean for school.  I am anticipating that it will mean children will be off school if they are unwell but otherwise will be in school.  If this is what happens staff will stop providing work at home to children with covid because only those who are experiencing symptoms will be at home and they will be too unwell to work.  It will be like any other virus.  I also have no information about the vaccinations for children 5-11 that were announced yesterday.  When I know more I will let you know. 

Pupil update forms are being sent home with children, you may have already had yours, please check the contact information we have and return the forms to school as soon as possible.

You have been sent home with the children a consent form for filming.  The Reese Centre from The University of Oxford is making a film about how to support children in schools.  They want to film some background shots here on the 4th March.  I don’t know who will get into shot at the moment so I have sent forms to everyone.  Please can you return the forms to school as soon as possible.

Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day; it is in fact the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.  To celebrate this we are inviting the children to come dressed as a character from a book and bring the book they are from to school.  If the children do not want to dress up they do not have to.  If they just want to make a mask to represent that character, they can.  Please do not feel you have to go out and spend money on this a costume that is a nod to the character is more than good enough.  I know it is the first swim for the children in Y1 and Y5 that day, if it makes it easier they can bring their costume in a bag and we will get them changed at school. Alternatively they can wear their costume to the baths with their swimming costume on underneath.

Glossop Fairtrade Campaign are running a competition.  I am attaching the details.  Please return any entries to school by 11th March.

Have a lovely half term holiday.  See you on 28th February.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 10/02/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I am so proud of all the children in Kestrels, Peregrines and Ospreys they were amazing at the theatre.  They watched, listened, applauded when it was the right thing to do.  I always watch the children rather than the show and they were all mesmerised by what they were seeing.  It was such a pleasure to share this experience with them.  We cannot underestimate the importance of the arts in all our lives.

Thursday 17th February is the last swim for Y6 and Y2 after half term Y5 and Y1 will be swimming.  You have received letters about this please return all slips as soon as possible.

This week is RE week.  The children across the school have been exploring religion and trying to answer big questions.  I listened to the children in Y5&6 discussing the importance of money and why some people say you shouldn’t worship it.  The children were able to articulate that it was important to have enough money to live on but that the pursuit of more can be damaging.

Next week is the last week before half term.  We break up on Friday 18th February and return to school on Monday 28th.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 03/02/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

The number of covid cases is still high.  The symptoms in the children have ranged from 24hours of feeling unwell to a slight raised temperature, flu like symptoms to upset stomachs.  Please be vigilant and test your child if you think they may possibly have it.  Remember the best defence in primary aged children is lots of handwashing and catching and binning coughs and sneezes.

Next Tuesday the children in Kestrels, Peregrines and Ospreys are off to the ballet.  After lunch we are going to Buxton Opera House to see Pinocchio.  If you haven’t returned your child’s permission slip yet please do so as soon as possible we cannot take them without one.

Thursday 17th February is the last swim for Y6 and Y2 after half term Y5 and Y1 will be swimming.  You will receive letters about this please return all slips as soon as possible.

On Friday 18th February the Harriers are going to show off their clarinet skills in an online concert.  Keep 10am free for this.  We will send a link out nearer the time.

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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