Newsletter, 18th March

Dear Parents

Building Learning Power (BLP)

Next week the word of the week will be Meta Learning.



School Dinner

Next week we will be on week 2 on the menu sheets, please note there may be last minute changes as stocks are run down for the holidays.
The new Spring/Summer 2016 menu will be sent home next week.


Holy Week

Every morning of Holy Week, the children will be taking part in special Easter assemblies. Next week our final Easter service will be in church on Thursday afternoon, the service will start at 2:15pm, family and friends are welcome to attend. The children will be dismissed from church for the Easter break.


School Dinners

As we are almost at financial year end, please ensure any outstanding dinner money is paid as soon as possible. Thank you.


Milk Money

Milk money for the Summer term is now due. Please send in next week if you have not already done so. If your child no longer wishes to take milk please let us know as soon as possible, so that milk numbers can be amended. Thank you.


Easter Fun Day

Thursday 24th March will be our ‘Easter Fun Day’ starting at 8:15am with the Easter breakfast £3; during the day there will be an Easter egg hunt and an Easter hat competition. There will be 2 Easter Eggs prises for each class (infants and juniors) a first and runner up for the best Easter hat. There will also be a small egg for each child.
A big thank you to Mr Holland, who through Tesco, has managed to donate all the Easter eggs for the day.
There will be a special Easter lunch that day of roast chicken or vegetable casserole both served with roast potatoes and vegetables, there is no jacket potato option on this day. If you pay for your child’s meals it will be £2.20. We will finish off with the church service at 2:15pm, details above.
Thank you.


Music Mark

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice we have a new logo at the bottom of the newsletter. We have been awarded the ‘School Membership of Music Mark’ this is awarded in conjuction with Lancashire Music Service for the value placed on music in school.


After School Clubs

Apart from guitar, all other after school clubs will resume on the 11th April. Mondays 3:30-4:30pm will be dance for infants and juniors, Wednesday football open to all 3:30-5.00pm and Fridays will be athletics. Friday athletics will be open to both infants and juniors and will be held, whenever possible, outside.
Please note your child is making a commitment to attend these clubs and must take part in the activities. Thank you.


Sports Relief

Today, the children took part in an inter-house games competition for Sports Relief. Thank you for supporting this cause by sending in a £1.00 donation.


Advanced notice…..

  • Parent’s meeting 21st March 3:30-6:30.
  • Wednesday 23 rd March 2pm junior shortened production of Oliver.
  • Easter breakfast Thursday 24 th March, leaflets have gone home.
  • Easter hat competition Thursday 24th March. Children to bring their completed hats to school on the day.
  • Thursday 24th March 2:15- Easter service in church (family and friends welcome). Children to picked up from church.
  • Swimming for the juniors will start on Friday 15 th April.
  • In the Summer term we will be holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, this replaces the coffee and cake afternoon that has been held for the last couple of years. The date will be confirmed nearer the time.
  • On Monday 11th April there will be NO jacket potato option on the school dinner.
  • There will be no after school guitar lessons on Monday 11th and Monday 18th April.


Important plea from church –

This year our village church will need a new roof over the nave of the building. The total cost of this is in the region of £88000, the church have successfully applied for a grant to cover half of this cost and now need to fund raise to find the remaining £44000!
One of the ways is to Sponsor a Tile for £20. If you feel you can help please ask in the school office for a leaflet. Thank you.


Past Pupil

We have received a lovely email this week from a past pupil Mr Martin Knibbs. Mr Knibbs left our school in 1974 but regularly keeps up with the news and events going on in our school and church via the school website.


Accrington Observer

Our children have been in the Accrington Observer twice over the past couple of weeks, once for World Book Day – Observer day and once for the River walk. The photos are in the office window.



Mrs C Woods