27th May

Hornby St Margaret’s C E Primary School

Headteacher: Mr. K Stafford-Roberts                                                  

Class News.


We have had a brilliant week of ‘Experiences’ in Infants this week. On Monday, we went for a visit to Leck School to see our friends there and take part in the Creepy Crawly Roadshow. Tracy helped us to handle and learn lots of things about spiders, millipedes, snakes, land snails and butterflies. We had a super time and were all very good at handling the different animals carefully and asking lots of questions. On Wednesday morning, we worked in our house groups to create crowns, Jubilee crafts and decorated biscuits for our celebration on Thursday. Thank you Lucy, for providing all the biscuits and decorating items. We all had a great time on Thursday afternoon celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. 



Infant Stars of the week: Eric

Great writing for his Mary Anning diary and asking super questions at the Creepy Crawly roadshow 


Certificate: Sophie

Super counting and matching dinosaurs to numbers 1-10 



Lower – Year 3/4 

A great week has been had by all!  Jubilee Celebrations, Young Voices, crafts, singing and signing and a whole school hokey cokey!  We have been writing a letter to the MP David Morris to ask about what we are doing in Morecambe and Lancaster and the surrounding areas to lower our impact on the planet with a specific focus on plastic pollution.  We have done lots of research and have got lots of solutions!  The children have some excellent observations and ideas.  Did you know that the sea is full of tiny organisms called phytoplankton and they absorb carbon dioxide and help give out around half of the oxygen that we need to breathe?  The children have suggested that we have more bin collections, recycling bins in the towns and cities, fines for people who drop litter and work towards shops using less plastic, especially take away shops.  Everything we can do to stop more plastic ending up in our oceans the better.  I am sure you will agree the children are all very thoughtful and it is inspiring hearing their ideas.  Have a smashing week off and see you on the 7th rested and ready for our super trip to Lancaster University. 


Upper – Year 5/6  

Wow! What a wonderful week. Some highlights include:

PE- Team games practice with rounders

Maths – Finishing symmetry unit of work

Literacy – Persuading people to visit Edinburgh

Science – looking at classification of animals

Jubilee Celebrations – A morning of crafts including a fantastic crown and delicious biscuit decorating. (Special thanks to Lucy for baking with the children)



Year 3 Star of the week:  Jack AF


For writing some good sentences to create a story for ‘A Place for Plastic’

Year 4 Star of the week:  Scarlett


For writing some good sentences to create a story for ‘A Place for Plastic’

Year 5 Star of the week:  Maisie

 A very persuasive letter to the council

Year 6 Star of the week:  Daniel


For settling in so well to our class


School Photos – order online

Friday bags have been sent home with this year’s school photo. If you would like a copy, please order ONLINE at www.tempest-orders.co.uk


Young Voices Wednesday -Manchester AO Arena

A massive well done to our Juniors for taking part so enthusiastically. It was a fantastic experience, watching and joining in with world class singers, dancers and beatboxers! They put a brilliant effort into learning and rehearsing the songs and gave it their all on the night. It was a delight to share the experience with them, and to hear attempts at beatboxing in the playground too! I’m sure they’ve made some great memories that will be a lasting inspiration to our young performers. Thank you for all your support at home!

The concert is available to stream at home for £9.99 from yv22film.co.uk.



Jubilee Celebrations organised by Hornby Village Institute





After Half- Term…

Science Trip – Juniors – Be the Change – Go Green – Tuesday 7th June

We are taking the Juniors on a science trip to Lancaster University for the first day back after half term, this will be an interactive session exploring food miles and transportation, fruit and veg facts & figures and the way we buy food. We will also be discussing the use of plastics and the positives & negatives, types, usage, sorting and exploring the campus Ecohub. This should be a really interesting day and links with topics we have covered this half term in Science and PSHE. A contribution of £5 per child  towards the cost of the trip can be paid via Schoolmoney by Friday 27th May.


Rounders Club

This will be on a Monday after school 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Mrs Cottam and will start on Monday 13th June until 11th July. This is open to all Juniors and will cost £10 for 5 weeks. Payment will be set up on Schoolmoney. Please let Hannah in the office know if your child would like to join in.


Edinburgh Residential Trip – some information has been sent home in Friday bags for those parents who were unable to make the information evening on Monday.



Diary Dates

Week commencing 6th


Monday 6th June


Tuesday 7th June



Thursday 9th June


Jubilee Day Holiday – school is closed


School reopens

Junior Trip – Science Day at Lancaster University


Infant trip to Borwick Hall


Advance Warning


Monday 13th June



Wed 22nd – Fri 24th June


Tuesday 28th June


Friday 1st July


Monday 4th July


Friday 8th July


Monday 11th July

Tuesday 19th July

Rounders Club – Juniors – After School 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Mrs Cottam – please put your names down with Hannah in the office.


Edinburgh Trip – Y5 and Y6 Residential


Junior Trip – Heaves Farm open day


Cluster rounders tournament


Sports Day


Summer Fayre from 3pm – organised by PTA


Induction morning for Year 7 pupils at QES


End of term