2nd February

Safer Internet Day

Next Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day.  Pupils will be taking part in activities relating to internet safety in class.  Please could we also remind parents that there is a full range of information and advice in the parent section of our website.


Lower Junior Fruit Tasting

Please would all lower junior children (years 3&4) bring in an unusual piece of fruit on Monday 5th February, they are going to have their taste buds challenged!


7 & 5 A-Side Football

We are sending 8 upper juniors and 5 lower juniors to Arkholme Primary School to take part in a football tournament on Tuesday 6th February.  An information sheet is included in the Friday Bag today for those taking part.  Please note that upper juniors will need football boots and shin pads, lower juniors can play in trainers, don’t buy football boots or shin pads just for this!


Walk to School

As part of the government’s healthy schools initiative we are inviting parents and children to take part in a walk to school with us once every half term.

This half term’s walk will take place on Friday February 9th. We will meet on the carpark in Hornby village, next to the river and the park at 8:20am. We will then walk over the bridge and down the main road to school which all being well should take about 10 minutes. We will provide the children with a breakfast style treat as a reward. Please ensure your child has their usual breakfast beforehand.

In order for this to run successfully we are asking for as many children as possible to join in. As a parent you do not need to join us but we will need some parent volunteers to ensure we have the correct child to adult ratio.


Parent Governors

We are pleased to be able to announce that we had two parents volunteer to join the School Governing Body.  Anthony Turner (Ben’s Dad) and Ian Vincent (Patch and Daniel’s Step Dad) will both now become Parent Governors.


PTA News

PTA will be holding a Valentines Cake Sale at 3:30pm on Friday 9th February.  Donations of cakes in the morning please; children, parents and siblings will then be able to buy the cakes in the hall at the end of school. Children wishing to buy cakes can bring £1.


Payment for Junior School Meals

There are still many outstanding debts for junior school meals.  All junior parents have been resent their password details today, please do try and look at the system over the weekend.

To log in visit the website www.schoolmoney.co.uk and enter your mobile number, email address and the password we have sent to you. If for any reason you are struggling to log in, it may be because you have not provided us with the correct contact details. Please let us know immediately if either your mobile number or email address changes.  We appreciate your cooperation as we roll the system out; if it suits you better to continue paying by cash or cheque Mrs Sharpe will be happy to accept that, we just ask that you let us know.


Recorder Lessons

Mrs Smithson continues to offer lunch time recorder lessons, requests for payment for the Spring Term are included in the relevant Friday Bags.  We really appreciate prompt payment so that we can pass the money onto Mrs Smithson.


After School Clubs

The after school clubs currently running will all continue after half-term.  Golf Club will run until Easter.  Art Club, Lego Club and Sewing Club may continue to be offered after Easter, but will be for different year groups.



The BBC and the Premier League have launched a new website to encourage primary school children to move and learn at the same time.

Take a look at www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers.


World Book Day – Thursday 1st March

We are inviting the children and staff, to come to school dressed in animal themed costumes or to bring their favourite animal themed book for World Book Day this year.  Student Council will be collecting £1 from each child to donate to Animal Care, a charity based in the North West that takes in unwanted and abandoned animals and looks after them until they can be found a loving new home.  Half term may be a good time to think about the costume!