Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School
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7th January 2015

7th January 2015
7th January 2015 Mr G Caunce

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! Hope you are all had a fabulous Christmas and are feeling fresh and ready for lots more hard work, rewards and challenges that this new spring term brings.


Comment 7

‘Extra Play Equipment/Sports for break times’

‘Maybe have a few more resources in the playground at playtimes’


As a school we are always looking at ways to improve playtimes. Last year we invested £500 in new play equipment and divided this into boxes that were suitable for the field in Summer and the playtime in Winter. We have just invested another £500 this year to replenish the equipment and ensure that there is enough good quality equipment for pupils.

We also operate a PALS system at lunchtime. This is a scheme whereby our Year 4 pupils are trained by Chorley School Sports Partnership staff in delivering high quality play sessions to younger pupils during lunchtimes. This has proved a very successful scheme and the pupils work very closely together at lunchtimes to provide fun activities for each other utilising PE equipment.

We will continue to invest annually in playtime equipment and will also investigate the possibility of adding more fixed play items over the coming year.


Report Cards

If you have not already done so, we would be grateful if you could return your child’s report card to school for staff to update at the end of this term. You are most welcome to add comments if desired. Please also see the letter being sent out today providing additional information regarding attendance and punctuality figures that were included in the reports.


SCHOOL Uniform

It has been noticed that names on uniform are wearing off so please can you ensure that they are renamed to avoid items going into lost property.



The target read for the Spring Term is 30 by Monday 23rd March. Thank you for your continued support in helping your child reach the challenging targets!



All clubs start again during w/c 12th January apart from Change 4 Life (3.15 – 4.15pm) which starts tonight and Wild Things Outdoors (3.15 – 4.15pm) which starts tomorrow night. Please pick up outside the Den.



Don’t forget that all pupils in the yellow team may attend school in their own clothes on Friday 9th January.


Y6 Boreatton Park

The next payment of £60 is due by Friday 27th February for the Year 6 children who are going to Boreatton Park in June. Please make cheques payable to LCC.



Mrs Chapman gave birth to a baby girl, Martha, on Monday 22nd December weighing 9lbs 14oz. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating both her and her husband on the safe arrival of their daughter.


Y5 Hothersall Lodge

The final payment of £85 is due by Friday 30th January for the Year 5 children who are going to Hothersall Lodge in March. Please make cheques payable to LCC. Please see Mrs Vost in confidence if you are unable to pay this amount by the end of the month.



We are having a special New Year school dinner on Thursday 15th January, which will be open to all children. More details can be found on the attached sheet. All replies have to be returned to school with payment by Friday 9th January in order that the orders can be placed with suppliers. Unfortunately no late order can be accepted.



A welfare vacancy has arisen and offers the opportunity for someone to join our staff team. The hours of employment are 12.30 – 1.30 p.m. daily to commence Monday 2nd February at £7.85 per hour. If you are interested in this position please contact Mr Caunce by Friday 16th January.



Zumbathon – Friday 6th February. Details to follow.

Valentine’s Day Disco – Friday 13th February. Details to follow.



Please ensure that your child has their indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times. The appropriate school PE kit should be worn for indoors including pumps, not tracksuits, football shirts or trainers.



Every child that has applied has got a place. The first session is on Monday 12th January from 3 – 4 p.m.



Congratulations to the following pupils on their achievements outside of school:-

Casey in Year 1 – Most improved gymnast

Pierrot in Year 4 – 200 Metres Swimming Award

Lillie in Year 6 – Karate 9th UP


Gifted & Talented

Congratulations to Corey in Year 6 who has been identified as being gifted and talented in PE.


Walking Bus

Children seem to enjoy the social life the Walking Bus offers each morning. A member of staff will arrive at Spar at approximately 8.25 a.m. and leave promptly at 8.30 a.m. for school, with no stopping en route to pick up additional children. Please see Mr Caunce for more information.


Last week’s HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW HOUSE – well done!



We are still collecting Batteries and Clothing, Bedding etc. for the clothes bank at the rear of the school. Your support is really appreciated!



If you have any queries regarding Out of School Club please contact the school office on 01257 276688 or Miss Collison on 07548 944202.

Yours sincerely


G. Caunce – Headteacher.


Please note that we have made every effort to ensure that these dates are correct. However some dates may have to be changed at short notice due to availability of visitors or clashes with other events. Please therefore check the dates on a regular basis.


Thursday 8th January  Wild Things Outdoors starts (3.15 – 4.15 p.m.) and Brass Lessons start
Monday 12th January Multi- Sports Club starts (3 – 4 p.m.)
Tuesday 20th January School Council to visit Derian House
Wednesday 28th January School Council to visit Mayfield School
Thursday 29th January Y3 Chester Trip
Friday 6th February PTFA Zumbathon
Wednesday 11th February Flic Flac Gymnastics Competition
Friday 13th February PTFA Valentine’s DiscoSchool closes for half term
Monday 23rd February School reopens
Monday 2nd March Olympic Athlete DayHothersall Lodge Parents Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11th March Choir concert at Blackburn Cathedral 6.00 p.m. Pupils out in the afternoon in preparation for this event.
Monday 16th –
Friday 20th March
KS1 Fitness Fun Club
Tuesday 18th March Scholastic Book Fair arrives at Primrose Hill for one week
Thursday 19th –
Friday 20th March
Y6 Bikeability
Friday 20th –
Sunday 22nd March
Hothersall Lodge Y5 residential
Saturday 21st March Cross Country Event
Friday 27th March School closes for Easter
Monday 13th April School reopens for Summer Term
Monday 20th April Parents’ Evening
Wednesday 22nd April Class and Team Photographs
Monday 4th May May Day – School closed
Monday 11th –
Thursday 14th May
SATS week
Friday 15th May PTFA Disco
Monday 18th May Sports Day
Tuesday 19th May Boreatton Park Parents’ Meeting – Year 6 Classroom – 5.00 p.m.New Starter Induction Meeting – 6.00 p.m.
Friday 22nd May School closes for half term
Monday 8th June School reopens
Friday 19th June –
Monday 22nd June
Boreatton Park Y6 residential
Saturday 27th June PTFA Football Tournament and BBQ
Thursday 23rd July School closes – end of academic year



Mr G Caunce