Newsletter 07/04/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

7.4.22

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 www.derbyshire.gov.uk/holidayactivities which lists the organisations taking part, dates and times of sessions and contact details.

For any further details, please contact our team by email: HAF.Enquiries@derbyshire.gov.uk.

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: https://itsaboutmederbyshire.co.uk/

 

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.


Newsletter 31/03/2022

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter

31.3.22

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

24.3.22

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


  • 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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