Archive for April, 2022

Newsletter 28/04/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a lovely break over the Easter Holiday.  I know the children did because a number of them had got so much into the holiday mode they didn’t want to come back.  They are all now back and settled which is lovely.

Welcome to our new Reception families who should be receiving this newsletter for the first time.  We are very pleased that you are joining our school family.

The after school clubs run by school have restarted which is great.  Thank you to all the staff who are giving up their time to run a club for the children.  Most days pick up will be from the main entrance, Monday is the busiest day so we are trying to find the best way to safely see the children out.  If the children are at Sports they can picked up from the playground, Drama from the hall door and gardening from the main entrance.

We are going to try opening up still further and invite you to join us for Collective Worship (Assembly).  If your child’s class is leading the collective worship on a Friday morning you are very welcome to join us.  I would ask that no more than two adults from a family come and that you wear masks.  The dates for these are on the attached dates list.

There are a number of exciting events planned for this term.  On Friday 27th May we are going to have a Jubilee Celebration Event combined with the PTA raffle and afternoon tea.  How I think it is going to work is that from 2.30 you are invited to join us whilst we are having a street (playground) party.  The PTA will be selling cake and drinks to the parents and the annual raffle will be drawn.  This is an evolving event so more details will follow.

The day after this is Glossop’s Victorian Weekend.  We are going to take part in the parade on Saturday 28th May, meeting at 10.30.  The theme of our parade is Victorian Protests so Suffragettes and Anti-Slavery marches.  With the children dressed in appropriate clothes and carrying placards etc.  I do hope your child will be able to join in the parade with us.  A sign up letter is coming out. 

The Year 5s are involved with a jubilee sing at Buxton Opera House.  On Monday 13th June the children will be singing in a care home in Buxton and at the Opera House.  You are invited to the Opera House performance at 2pm. Here are the details:

Tickets are free, but booking is essential. You can book 2 tickets per child/per sibling group. Tickets can be booked via the Buxton Opera House website or by calling the Box Office on 01298 72190

Booking link:

I have attached dates for this term.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Newsletter 07/04/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the children who represented the school at Aquasplash on Tuesday, they all did us proud.

Today we are holding our Easter Service at 2pm.  As the number of cases of covid are rising nationally we are only inviting 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.

We finish for Easter tomorrow Friday 8th April and return to school on Monday 25th April.  I hope you all have a good few weeks.

Thank you to everyone who returned the slip about choir availability to sing at the Fairtrade event.  Not enough children are available so we will not be able to do this.  I am sure there will be lots of other events we can sing at.

The church have organised an Easter Peg Hunt.  Here are the details:

I have been asked to share this information with you:

26,000 free Easter holiday activity places available at 95 venues across Derbyshire

This Easter, Derbyshire County Council is providing 26,000 free holiday activity places at 80 venues across the county for local schoolchildren aged 5-16.

The free sessions include a healthy meal at breakfast or lunchtime and seasonal activities, sports, craft clubs, drama, gardening and more.

The sessions, available throughout the Easter holidays, are all free for families who claim benefit related free school meals. Places may also be available to children in other vulnerable groups, including children with SEND, who are not currently in receipt of benefit related free school meals.

Places are available on a first come, first served basis, with a limited number available to any school age child living in the county.

Sessions will run during both weeks of the Easter school holidays, starting from Monday 11 April.

To find out more about the activities on offer and details about venues, please visit our website at which lists the organisations taking part, dates and times of sessions and contact details.

For any further details, please contact our team by email:

In addition, children and families can find online activities and ideas for low-cost activities to take part in at home on the It’s About Me website:


If your child is in Key stage 2 and you owe any dinner money please pay it by the end of the day tomorrow.


I am attaching the term dates for 2022/23.  I know it feels such a long way away but having the dates will help you make sure you don’t accidently  take holidays in term time. 


Please see below a message from Mr Beaman;

Just a quick message to say thanks again for the donations. In total St Luke’s added £2588 which is amazing. £2K from the first donation and £588 from the second (there was only £230 left in match funding when the donation was added) 

On the day the weather was kind (although I think we had four seasons in one day) and I managed to finish in 3 hours 47 minutes. I was very glad to see the finish line, the last 10k was tough going 🙂

Thanks again



Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes

Term Dates Academic Year 2022-2023

Term Dates 22-23

Monday 5th September School starts

Wednesday 7th September New Reception Start

Thursday 20th October Children finish for half term

Monday 31st October Children back

Thursday 22nd December Children finish for Christmas

Monday 9th January children back

Friday 17th February Children finish for half term

Monday 27th February children back

Friday 31st March Children finish for Easter

Monday 17th April Children back

Friday 26th May children finish for half term

Wednesday 7th June Children back

Friday 21st July Children finish for the summer.

  • 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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