Newsletter 08/06/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

I hope you all had a lovely half term.  I know lots of you took advantage of the extra days to take a cheaper, and often sunnier holiday.  I am so pleased as this is one of the reasons I plan those extra days into the calendar.

If your child hasn’t brought back in their half term challenge Big Glossop Dig finds yet please can they do as soon as possible.

We have a busy half term coming up with lots planned including:

A chance for you to come in with your child at the end of the day today to look at their work – do not worry if you can’t make it as work will be coming home at the end of the year.

KS1 trip to the Halle next week.

Classes leading collective worship, next Friday it is Osprey’s turn.

Bag 2 School 26th June

PTA summer Fair 27th June

New Parent’s meeting 29th June 6pm

Y4 trip to play with The Halle 4th July

Induction visits for Y6

Y3 trip 7th July

PTA Treasure Trail 8th July

Y5 & 6 production 10th & 11th July

Summer Concert 18th July

PTA disco 19th July

Y6 leaver’s Party 21st July


I have been asked about Sports Day.  Like last year this is going to be held within school with no visitors.  I know some of you will be disappointed and some of you will be relieved.


Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes


Newsletter 25/05/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

What a lovely sunny week we have had and it looks set to stay nice for the whole of half term. As you know we finish tomorrow and the children are back in on Wednesday 7th June.

Welcome to our weekly newsletter to the parents of children starting in Reception next September.

This week is RE week and the children are grappling with big questions.  The level of discussion has been really good.

Congratulations to our Healthy Me squad who did us proud at their move more event on Monday.  They have come back with lots of ideas of how to get us all more active.

Also congratulations to the girls cricket team who won the Glossop cricket tournament and are through to the High Peak Final on 8th June.

I have noticed that the parents of the children in Y5 & Y6 have forgotten that we ask them to wait for the children in the playground not on the path or the school side of the traversing wall.  This is to stop there being a bottle neck at that point.  Please remember to do this.

Tomorrow the children in Kites will be leading our collective worship.  The assembly starts just after registration.  I will send the code word out in the morning.

There will be no school led clubs the first week back after half term these resume on Monday 12th, there will be no clubs the week of the 19th as it is Parents meeting week, they will be on the weeks beginning 26th June and 3rd July.  They will finish on 7th July as we have the y5/6 production and the summer concert and the disco over the last 2 weeks.

On Thursday 8th June, after we have seen the children out to you, you are welcome to come back into school with your child to look at their books.  Do not worry if you cannot look at the books then as they will be coming home at the end of the year.

I look forward to seeing lots of you later for the drawing of the PTA raffle.  Thank you to everyone who has baked, sold tickets, bought tickets and offered to help with the event.  Parents are asked for £2 for their drink and cake and younger children £1. As you know we have asked for the children at school to bring £1 in.

Have a lovely half term


Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes



Newsletter 18/05/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

Well we are having a very creative week this week.  It is our Take One Picture Week when the work is based on a picture chosen by The National Gallery.  This year the picture is Surprised by Rousseau.  It features a tiger in a jungle.  On Monday the children worked in houses and treated us to immersive jungle experiences, dancing, music composed by the children, dioramas, stories and poems.  For the rest of the week the children are working in class and delving deeper into what they want to explore.

Yesterday one of our cricket teams took part in a tournament as ever we are very proud of them.

On Friday we have Scoot and Skate organised by the PTA.  It runs 3.30-4.30.  Children need to be with an adult.  Helmets must be worn.  This as well as toast, lucky children, busy parents!

The PTA raffle is being drawn on Thursday 25th May.  You are invited to come and have tea and cake from 2.30 and witness the raffle being drawn.  If you have not yet returned your tickets they need to be in by Friday.  Some parents have asked if they can transfer the ticket money rather than pay cash.  This can be done if you write bank transfer on the envelope and transfer the money to St Luke’s Parent Teacher Association, Sort 30-13-32, account number 00169725

The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 23rd May at 3.30 in school.  Please try to attend if you can as the PTA needs as many people as possible.

High peak Community Arts who work with lots of children in the area are in the running to bag a prize of £70,000 to help with their work, if they get the most votes.  Please support them by voting for their project. Voting is easy, just go to –  – watch the film, and vote from 15th May until midday 26th May.


On a previous newsletter I mentioned the work done at the Adult Education Centre I am attaching their latest leaflet.

An early warning, we have another Bag 2 School collection on Monday 26th June.  This is when we raise funds by you sending in your old clothes and shoes for reuse and recycling.  If you are having a clear-out, please bag your textiles up and save them for us.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes




Newsletter 11/05/2023

St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents & Carers,

I cannot believe we are at another Thursday already.  As nice as these long weekends have been I no longer know which day of the week we are on.  I hope you all managed to enjoy last weekend and saw as much of the coronation as you wanted to.  I was in awe at them managing to get all those marching bands to start at the same time.  Having lived through the singing of Happy Birthday on zoom and the effect of time lag I know it could have gone so very wrong! It made me think of the importance of preparation and practice and how sometimes we have to put the boring work in to achieve those stand out moments.

I am attaching our lovely Church School Inspection report.  I am delighted that we have been judged as a double good.  Thank you to all of you for helping make this school what it is and to everyone who supported this process.

We have been trying to hold our postponed House Netball and Football and sports competition but the weather keeps getting in the way.  Fingers crossed we will be able to get it done before the end of the week.

We have decided to postpone the Y3 collective act of worship which was to be on Friday.  The children are just not happy with what they have prepared for you so far and we wanted to give them more time so they can be happy with what they are sharing with you.  Their assembly will now be on Friday 26th May.  I am sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.

Next week is our Take One Picture Week.  This is a week when we follow a National Gallery project.  Every year they choose one of their pictures to be an inspiration for the children’s work.  This year the picture is Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprised!’.  I cannot wait to see the children’s faces when we reveal it or their ideas of what we should explore inspired by it.

Mel Ashton who works with our children on Drama is offering children in Kestrels a taster session on to see if they might be interested in learning drama privately from her.  The session will take place on 19th May and cost £5.50.  If you think your child might be interested I am attaching a flyer about it.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their raffle tickets for the PTA raffle.  Please can we have a last push to sell as many tickets as possible and return them to school ASAP.

The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 23rd May at 3.30 in school.  Please try to attend if you can as the PTA needs as many people as possible.  I am attaching the agenda.


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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