21st June

What a busy week we have had!  Juniors had a lovely day on Monday at the Big Sing and infants enjoyed a forest school day outside at Leck.

The Shakespeare Day for upper juniors on Tuesday was a great success and the whole school enjoyed a picnic outside at lunchtime.

We were a little caught out by the sun on Wednesday, parents need to remember to apply sun cream prior to school if the event is outdoors and provide children with a sunhat and sun cream to apply themselves.  School will encourage pupils to use them.

Upper juniors have also enjoyed the Cluster Rounders’ Tournament that is taking place as I write this newsletter!


New Starters

The new reception children starting with us in September will be visiting school for the first time on Monday 24th June in the morning.  Year 2 pupils will also move up to Mrs Cook’s class on this morning to get a taste of life in the juniors!  Similar visits will also take place on Friday 5th July and Wednesday 10th July.

Year 6 pupils also visit their chosen secondary schools next week, dates and times will have been sent direct to parents.


Year 6 Leavers Do – Monday 24th June.

Staff will meet the year 6 pupils at Soul Bowl in Morecambe at 4:30pm on Monday 24th June.  Parents are asked to pick them up at 6:15pm, take care with parking as we believe the car park has cameras that record visits that are not paid for!


Mother’s Union Deanery Festival

Junior pupils will be going over to St Margaret’s Church on Wednesday 26th June at 2pm to join the service celebrating Inspirational Women.  An information sheet is included in their bag today.  Some of the upper junior pupils will be talking about the visits we had earlier in the month. Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to join the service.


Garden Club will run this Wednesday 26th June.


Heaves Farm Open DayThurs 27th June

Westmorland County Agricultural Society are running a farm open day at Heaves Farm in Levens on Thursday 27th June.  All junior pupils will be going for the day.  Both the activities and the transport are funded by Westmorland, so it is an excellent opportunity for our pupils to experience life on a working farm, to ask questions and also to ‘have a go’!  As it is a full day trip all junior pupils will require a packed lunch.  They will also need appropriate outdoor clothing and must wear their school jumpers, so they can be easily identified.  An information sheet giving further details is included in their bag today.

Edinburgh Residential.

Please return any outstanding medical forms for this trip.


Whole School Trip – Tuesday 9th July.

Both infant and junior classes have been exploring different forms of journeys recently; so the end of year trip will include several forms of transport.  We will travel by coach to the Haverthwaite Railway, where we will board a train for Lakeside, then we will travel across the lake on the Windermere Steamer to Bowness for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel to Brockhole by boat to meet up with the coach again for the journey back to Hornby!   A trip like this is expensive, so we are very grateful to the PTA who have kindly agreed to fund the coach for this trip.  Events such as today’s PTA Summer Fair raise money which allows them to help finance special events for all children in school.  Please do support tonight’s Fair and all other events that the school’s PTA work hard to organise for your children’s benefit.

As a result of the PTA’s donation we are only asking for £8.50 per child towards this trip, which covers the train and boat trips.  Please complete the slip at the end of the newsletter giving permission for the trip and return it to school in the bag on Monday together with payment please.


Dates to the end of Term


School re-opens for pupils on Tuesday 3rd September