4th March 2022


Class News.


Upper – Year 5/6  

This week has been Bikeability week. The first day was spent learning skills in the playground and on the second day they were out on the road learning how to ride safely in traffic. The children have been a real credit to us all and have put in 100% effort over the two days. The instructors commented on how well behaved the children were, which is always lovely to hear! Well done Year 5 and 6 😊

Lower – Year 3/4  

I have been wowed this week by the children’s sentences in English.  We have been using adverbs, adverbial phrases and exciting verbs to make our sentences super duper!  I have had lots of lovely feedback on the kindness activities that children took home for Lent last week, lots of kindness being spread around! 

In Maths, the Year 4 have been looking at ‘area’ and learning that it is the space a shape takes up on a surface and Year 3s have been converting and comparing measures.  Learning that everything is made up of ‘matter’ in Science has been interesting and ‘matter’ falls into three categories; solids, liquids and gases.  We will be investigating this more over the next few weeks.  Thank you to Jack for bringing in a book from home to help us understand this better and we even learnt a song!  


Year 5/6 Star of the week: All children for an amazing effort at Bikeability

Year 4 Star of the week: Ruby – for writing great sentences by changing the verbs and using adverbial phrases and adverbs!

Year 3 Star of the week: Daniel – for writing great sentences by changing the verbs and using adverbial phrases and adverbs!


In Infants this week we have been continuing to explore traditional tales and our clothes theme.

Reception children have been making tricky word pancakes, sock puppets, number 7 number blocks and exploring wash day in the past by reading Mrs Lather’s Laundry. 

In Years 1 and 2, we have been continuing to explore methods for addition and subtraction calculations. Year 1 have started to look at word problems and draw pictures to help them with calculating. 

We have also been thinking about our local environment of Hornby and designing some road safety rules for Rosie the Hen. Reception children used the large wheeled toys outdoors to act out road safety scenarios.  On Tuesday we made pancakes and thought about what Lent means for Christians. We enjoyed eating our pancakes. During reflection time, we have discussed events in Ukraine and some children chose to write prayers we can use over the next few weeks.  We had great fun making three pigs houses in Science and investigating which were the most wind and waterproof! We celebrated World Book Day on Friday by bringing in a character prop and sharing our favourite stories.  We have also enjoyed our library session this week and were excited to choose a new book. 

 Infant Stars of the week     

Macy – For super subtraction work this week and settling back into   school quickly after being away ill. 

Ruby – For writing some fantastic road safety rules for Rosie the Hen, thinking about particular hazards in Hornby. 

World Book Day – The children have enjoyed World Book Day celebrations and have spent time reading to each other. Some of the children brought a prop and their favourite book which has been lovely to see.


Friday Bags – Book tokens have been sent home with the children in Friday bags, These can be redeemed at The Book Lounge in Kirkby Lonsdale and Carnforth Bookshop along with other participating retailers. Please return Friday bags on MONDAY


Thursday Assembly – Robert Webb from the Duchy of Lancaster came into school yesterday to give an assembly about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. He came dressed in full uniform including his sword which the children were very interested in! Robert was very impressed with the children’s enthusiasm and all the questions they had for him to answer!


Library books – Our new library system is working well, Remember, your child MUST return their book on a Monday,  


Chickenpox – We have a few children off with chickenpox at the moment, please note that the guidance says to stay at home for 5 days from the onset of rash and return to school once all spots have crusted over. For any enquiries about how long to stay off for illnesses, we have a handy poster in the parent advice section on the website; Infection Control Guidance


Covid Update. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and efforts with keeping each other safe and please continue to test if your child is feeling unwell or displays the classic symptoms. We will now follow the current guidance and ask that if a child tests positive, they stay at home for 5 days. Siblings with a negative test can now continue to come to school. The school website also has the government information for parents about vaccinations for 5-11 year olds. Please look in the Covid 19 section. Hornby St. Margaret’s C of E Primary School » Covid 19


Dates this half-term:


Parents Meetings – Tuesday 15th March – this will be online as previously. More details to follow next week.


Height and Weight check Thursday 17th March

Children in Reception and Year 6 will be taking part in this year’s national measurement programme. If you are happy for your child to take part, you do not need to do anything. If you do not wish your child to take part, please phone 0300 247 0040.


Internet Safety Briefing- Monday 21st March

Following Internet Safety Day, we have managed to book an expert to speak to parents about using the internet safely; how to manage your children’s use of apps and the computer and generally keep yourself safe online. This will be via Zoom at 7pm so you can even stay at home. A link will be sent closer to the time.


Monday 7th March

Film Club

Tuesday 8th March

Rugby Club

Monday 14th March

Film Club

Tuesday 15th March

Parent Meetings

Rugby Club

Thursday 17th March

Reception and Year 6 height and weight check

Monday 21st March

Internet Safety Briefing

Friday 1st April

End of term