St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Wow this term is flying by, I cannot believe we only have one week left after this one.

The children are all still working hard. As I walk around school I see lots of thinking, writing and tricky maths problems being tackled. I see those lightbulb moments when a child ‘gets’ a new concept. We will continue to work right up to the end as your children’s education matters and we don’t want to waste any available time.

The Merlins and Eagles have not only been working hard on traditional subjects but have also been honing their performance and public speaking skills. These are such important skills for the world they will work in. I am of course referring to the play they put on for us all. What impressed me most was how much all the children were enjoying what they were doing. A special well done to all the children who stepped in at the last moment and ensured the show went on.

Our enterprise skills were put to the test on Tuesday with the children learning about the difference between takings and profit! Different strategies were used by different houses with some going for low cost high volume items and others for higher cost items. The sums are still being done so I am afraid I cannot give you a total amount raised yet. Thank you for all your support for this.

We have been welcoming the new reception children this week. The present Year 5s are very excited about meeting their buddies and having lunch with them on Monday. Next week we will also be welcoming the children joining us in other year groups. Most are able to come on Wednesday when we have our move up morning when the whole school practices being in their new class. This is an important occasion which helps the children feel settled and ready for the new school year.

Today we have two exciting events on. Some of the Kites and Harriers are going to St Philip Howard School to share their art work with other schools. Other children are going to Tideswell to receive an award from the Bishop for our work on the virtue of community. Very excitingly one of our Year 2 pupils has been nominated for a Bishops Badge for his work. We are very proud of him.

Tomorrow is Harriers Assembly at just after 9am. In the afternoon the choir are singing in Buxton as part of the Buxton Fringe. We are singing outside the Opera House at 1.30 please do come and support us if you can.

Tomorrow is a very special school dinner it is seaside day. The children will have fish and chips and ice-cream cones outside just as if they were by the sea. If your child normally has packed lunch they are welcome to have dinners. A dinner is free for KS1 and costs £2 for KS2. Speaking of dinners if you owe any dinner money for this year please pay it by Tuesday so we can settle the accounts.

Tuesday 17th is Disco Night. A chance for the children to don their beach clothes and strut their stuff on the dance floor. If you would like to help, the PTA are always looking for people, just let us know and you will be welcomed with open arms.

On Friday next week it is the Leavers Assembly when we celebrate their time with us and wish them well for the future. After school we will be taking them out for tea.

Alice Littlehailes