Archive for March, 2022

Newsletter 31/03/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe but March is over!  Where did it go? But at least that means we have survived the clocks changing and the weather should start to get better.

Next week, on Wednesday, the Eagles are off to Whitby to do their learning outside. The cricket club have very kindly agreed to the coach parking outside their carpark and to any parents parking in their carpark.  This should help the congestion at the start of the day as the coach is leaving at 8.45.  If your child is not going to Whitby and you can walk please will you, just to help even further.  On Friday the coach is due back at around 4pm so it can drop off at school.

There is no swimming next week it restarts on Thursday 28th April.

If your child is in Key Stage Two you should have had a letter about fruit.  If you would like your child to have fruit next term please return the letter as soon as possible.

On Thursday 7th April we are holding our Easter Service at 2pm.  As the number of cases of covid are rising nationally we are only going to invite the parents of Year Six to join us in church.  Year Six are leading the service which is why we are inviting their parents.  I am very sorry not to be able to invite you all, hopefully next year.

Thank you to the PTA and to everyone who supported the Scoot and Skate event, you all raised an amazing amount of £358.00 which is being donated to the appeal for Ukraine.

We finish for Easter on Friday 8th April and return to school on Monday 25th April.

I have been contacted by the makers of Bake Off who say: I am writing from a television production company called Love Productions, we are the makers of The Great British Bake Off and Junior Bake Off. We are making a brand-new programme for Channel 4 and are looking to find children to take part in a once in a lifetime wild camping adventure this summer. We are looking for children ages 9-11 from all areas of the country, from a range of backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities.

We are contacting schools across the country to invite the parents of children in years 4, 5 and 6 to put their family forward to take part in this adventure. The experience takes place this summer holiday in rural location in Britain.

The programme will explore what children are capable of in an outside, wild environment.

I am attaching their flyer.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 24/03/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Thank you all so much for supporting the Break 5 Rules Day.  We have so far raised an amazing £975 for the refugees from the war in Ukraine.  A fantastic effort.

As well as breaking rules the school have been busy watching the Opera.  The children in Key Stage Two enjoyed the performance by the English Touring Opera.  The children in Merlins went down to St Philip Howard Secondary School to a planetarium.  They thoroughly enjoyed it so thank you to St Philip Howard for this.

The children in Year 6 bravely took to the stage at Buxton Opera House to perform a dance as part of the dance festival.  I was so proud of all of them.  They performed brilliantly, behaved beautifully and grew as people.  Thank you for helping make it possible.  You should be very proud of them.

The scoot and skate was fun last night.  Thank you to the PTA for organising it and to all of you for supporting it.

Tonight we have a zoom meeting for the parents of the children going to Whitby at 6pm.

Next Tuesday 29th March at 6pm we are holding a zoom meeting for the parents of children in Year 6 to talk about SATs.  There have been no tests for two years so we thought you might have some questions for Miss Byron and me.  We will send the zoom link out next week.

Ian Perks the guitar teacher has some spaces available.  If your child in Year 2 upwards is interested in learning the guitar please let the office know.

We are hoping to restart after school clubs when we come back from the Easter holiday.  I am attaching a form detailing the clubs.  If your child would like to attend a school led club please return the slip indicating which club.  All clubs will run until 4.30pm.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Clubs Letter 24/03/2022

Clubs Summer 22

Day Club Who Open to
Monday Gardening Y3-6
Monday Drama Y2-6
Monday Summer Sports R-Y6
Wednesday Recorders Y2-6
Wednesday Cookery Y3-6
Thursday Outdoor wild stuff R-Y2


My child …………………………………………………………………would like to attend the following clubs

Day Club Who Open to Tick if interested They will be picked up by
Monday Gardening Y3-6
Monday Drama Y2-6
Monday Summer Sports R-Y6
Wednesday Recorders Y2-6
Wednesday Cookery Y3-6
Thursday Outdoor wild stuff R-Y2

I understand that there are limits to the number of people that can attend and will wait for confirmation that they have a place.

Signed ……………………………………………………………


Newsletter 17/03/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the sports hall athletics squad who came third at the High Peak Final.  They showed good sportsmanship and had fun.  We are very proud of them.

We have an exciting day today with the children in key stage two watching a performance by The English Touring Opera.

Tomorrow is break five rules day.  As you will remember the children in school have been really concerned about what is happening in Ukraine and wanted to do something to help the refugees.  On Friday 18th March they have planned a ‘Break 5 Rules Day’.  On that day the children can choose to break any or all of the rules below, for every rule they break they need to donate at least 50p.  The rules they can break are:

  • Sensible hair (the children can have wacky hair / accessories)
  • School shirt / jumper (the children can wear what they want)
  • School trousers, skirts shoes etc (the children can wear what they want)
  • Only water in drinks bottles (the children can have squash in their bottles)
  • Healthy snacks (the children can bring in an unhealthy snack)

If children want to bring in a larger donation we will make sure it goes in the refugee fund, the children wanted me to make that clear.  We are very grateful to Mr Beaman who has offered to put what we raise in with what he is raising as this will mean it is match funded.

If you want to order a copy of your child’s class photo orders need to be returned to us by the end of the day next Wednesday 23rd March.

The Governors wanted to pass on this message:

Many thanks to all those parents who have responded so far to the Parent Survey.  We are really grateful for the time you’ve spent letting us know what you think.  If you haven’t completed it yet, just a quick reminder that the closing date for responses is Monday 21 March and here is the link.

The PTA also have a message for you:

Weather permitting, we’ll be holding a whole school Scoot & Skate on Wednesday the 23rd of March! The event starts straight after school on Wednesday so please collect your child as usual. You are responsible for looking after your own child/children at the event and all children scooting/skating must have helmets. We will be selling hot dogs, cakes, drinks and crisps so bring some cash as all proceeds from the event will go toward the current crisis in Ukraine. Children can come with scooters, roller skates, inline skates, but no bicycles. Siblings are welcome and we hope to raise lots of money for Ukraine!
If you can help on the day with serving food or drinks, or could bake us some cakes to sell on the day, please let reception know and we will be in touch!I Thank you!

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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