Archive for April, 2023

Newsletter 27/04/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

Well another week has flown by.  There is a lovely productive atmosphere across the school. Something that was commented on by the Inspectors on Tuesday. I have been lucky enough to have loads of children bring down some fantastic writing to show me.  I really enjoy seeing the children’s pride in their work when they know it is their best.

I hope your children all enjoyed the toast last Friday provided by the PTA.  Toast is going to be a regular Friday feature again.  Starting tomorrow if your child brings in 20p on a Friday they can buy a piece of toast.  The older children love being the person who is in charge of the list of those who have paid.  Not only is it a treat it is also part of the children’s financial education.  The children learn the link between money and goods.  In an age when lots of people pay with cards or online that understanding is even more important.  Thank you so much to the parents who have volunteered to make this possible.

I am attaching some information about a free girls’ cricket taster day.  Our girls are really enjoying cricket as a sport and I am sure a number of them will want to go to this.  It has been organised by Mrs Pierce so they will have a friendly face there.

It has been pointed out to me by one of our visitors to school that people have been parking on the zig zag lines outside school.  Please make sure you are following the Highway Code and parking responsibly to keep everyone safe.

Remember Monday is a bank holiday.  On Tuesday the NEU has called another strike day so Years 3,4 & 5 are not in.  Y1 are not in for the morning but will be in for their dinner at 12.  Reception are in for the morning but picked up at 12.30 after their dinner.

Next week we will be finding out more about the coronation and the role of the monarch.  On Thursday we will be having Merlin’s special menu of sausages – always a favourite.

A number of the older children are experiencing difficulties managing relationships on WhatsApp.  If this is true for your child the advice is not to ban them or take their phone off them but to talk to them about being respectful online, not using it as a way of saying to people things you wouldn’t say to their face.  It also should not be used as a way to exclude people.  WhatsApp is for 14 years plus and if you decide to let your child use it, help them to use it in a way that does not cause upset.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes




Newsletter 20/04/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

I hope you all had a good Easter.  It has been lovely to welcome the children back into school.

I hope you have all seen the clubs letter I sent out earlier in the week.  I realise that in fact Science and Rugby Clubs cannot start until the week after.  Science Club will start on Wednesday 3rd and Rugby club on Thursday 4th May. Sorry for causing confusion.

As you will be aware we are welcoming Mr Millinson into school to carry out our SIAMS inspection on Tuesday.  We are looking forward to sharing our lovely children’s achievements with him and helping him understand us as a church school.

I am attaching information from Glossop Music Festival about their concert for children Musical Beasts.  It looks very exciting.

Swimming starts next week for the Y1s they come to school as normal and walk up in time for their lesson at 9.30.

I am attaching the dates for this term.  As ever dates may change so do keep an eye on the newsletter.


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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