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.
PARENT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE.
‘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.
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.
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.
HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW TEAM
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS CHAPMAN
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.
NEW YEAR SCHOOL DINNER – THURSDAY 15 TH JANUARY
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.
WELFARE ASSISTANT VACANCY
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.
PTFA UPCOMING EVENTS
Zumbathon – Friday 6th February. Details to follow.
Valentine’s Day Disco – Friday 13th February. Details to follow.
SCHOOL PE KITS
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.
EXTRA – CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS
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.
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!
PRIMROSE HILL OUT OF School Club
If you have any queries regarding Out of School Club please contact the school office on 01257 276688 or Miss Collison on 07548 944202.
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
|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
|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|