21st April

Strike Day – Thursday 27th April

At Hornby, the majority of teaching staff are members of the NEU.

The union has called for strikes over the issue of pay as well as recruitment and retention of staff. There are further issues around recent unfunded pay rises which have taken money away from our school budget and made it more difficult to provide for your children in both resourcing and staffing.

On this occasion, the staff have informed me that they will be taking strike action on 27th April and thus, school will be closed on that day.

I understand that this may cause a great deal of frustration and inconvenience for parents and carers; however, I am hopeful that you will understand the reasons for this decision and I would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

We are currently making decisions about the strike day on the 2nd May.



Infant news

All the children have settled well back into school and are excited about our new Expeditions topic.

Reminder for children in Year 2 to practise their recall of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s multiplication facts for increased fluency in maths lessons. Little and often practise is great. 

The reception children will be doing some junk modelling soon, so any donations of items which would usually go in your recycling bins are really helpful (cardboard/plastic)

Indoor and Outdoor Footwear

Just a reminder that your child will require indoor and outdoor footwear. Their indoor (School) shoes will be kept in their classroom at breaktimes and lunchtime where they will need outdoor footwear (trainers/wellies) to go out and play, particularly on the grass. Any problems, please ask.



Please can we remind all parents to make sure that your childs clothing, particularly School jumpers and cardigans are labelled with your child name. At this time of year, we end up with a pile at the end of lunchtime, so it’s great to know who’s who’s!


Garden Gang

The Garden Girls are back to do Garden Gang with the children on a Thursday now that the weather has improved. Last year the Gang helped to produce lots of fruit and vegetables along with the circle area which we have used for growing trees, teaching and toasting marshmallows.

If your child would like to join in, they will need to bring their wellies on a Thursday and meet in the garden area at morning break.


Our value this term is Forgiveness



For being a lovely friend and forgiving others.


Lower Juniors

Upper Juniors


 Trying really hard with multiplication activities in maths this week 



For her enthusiasm to learn and for always being willing to help others


For his amazing work in maths this week when learning about angles.



This week…


Monday 24th April

Whole School walk to Wray – see info sheet

Junior sport afternoon – PE KIT NEEDED

Tuesday 25th April

Lower Junior Football tournament at Arkholme

Y6 – Trialling key stage 2 national curriculum assessment materials

Infant Multisport Afternoon – PE KIT NEEDED

Yoga & Mindfulness ASC 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 27th April

Strike Day – School closed

Advance warning…


Monday 1st May

School Closed – Early May Bank Holiday

Tuesday 2nd May

Potential Strike Day

Infant Trip to Borwick Hall – going ahead

Wednesday 3rd May

JAM Club with Jemma from Capernwray at lunchtime

Thursday 4th May

Infant Parent Praise assembly

Garden Gang – bring your wellies if you want to join in at morning break

Kings Coronation Lunch

Monday 8th May

School Closed – Bank Holiday for King Charles Coronation

9th May-12th May

SATS week

Wednesday 17th May

Junior Cross Country competition at Tatham Fells

JAM Club with Jemma from Capernwray at lunchtime

Tuesday 23rd May

Junior trip to Morecambe

Friday 26th May

End of term, school closes 3.30pm

21st-23rd June

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