30th June

Strike Day – Wednesday 5th July

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 5th July and thus, school will be closed on that day.

We will be open as usual on Friday 7th July.

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.



Art Workshops

On Monday and Tuesday this week we will be welcoming the local artist Kerry Howarth to come and work with the children in the hall to create a collaborative display based on the countryside. The children will be using printing and layering techniques to create patterns and pictures. They will be making felt and creating flowers and making butterflies and bumblebees with willow, tissue paper and old socks.

Please could we ask for donations of egg boxes, black wool, electrical tape and small black socks to be brought in on Monday for their creations, we can’t wait to see the finished piece.

Huge thanks to the PTA for funding these special days.


Library Books

Please can ALL library books be returned to school ASAP then we can make sure we have all books ready for the new school year.

PTA Summer Fair – Friday 14th July following Sports Day

14 sleeps until the Summer Fair! Would you or a friend/family member be willing to help on the day in one of the following roles?

A huge thank you to all of you who have already offered to help and taken a role! X


We are hoping to have a Teddy Tombola at our Summer Fair. If you have any stuffed animals or teddies that are no longer needed/loved please could we ask for donations (in good condition) to be dropped off in school reception by Friday 7th July.


Raffle tickets will be sent home tonight, please sell as many as you can, we have some amazing prizes such as Family pass to White Scar caves, bowling for 6 people at Soulbowl, Family pass to South Lakes Safari Zoo, £25 voucher for Beetham Garden Centre, Afternoon Tea at Brief Encounter along with many more prizes. Please don’t forget to return money and completed ticket stubs to school by Wednesday 12th July and return any unsold tickets so that they can be reused. If you would like more tickets, please let Hannah in the office know. The raffle will be drawn at the Summer Fayre.


School Money

It is less than 3 weeks until the end of term!!!! Please can I ask that you settle your School Money balance BEFORE we finish for the summer holidays. This can be done via the app or by bringing cash into the office.


School Uniform

If you are needing some more uniform, please come and have a look in our preloved uniform boxes in the porch, there are some excellent quality items available in all different sizes which just require a donation to the PTA. If you would prefer to buy new, please visit www.ualonline.co.uk and click on the Lancaster shop to find our school page.


Music Lessons

Mrs Trotman has a few spaces for music lessons on a Friday, these are 20 minute 1-to-1 sessions learning either the piano, ukulele, recorder, drums, cello or guitar. The cost is £10 per session. If you would like more information, please contact Mrs Trotman direct on Chordophonetuition@gmail.com



Please can all trophies from last year be engraved and returned to school ready for our end of year awards.



Lower Juniors

Upper Juniors


Great independent writing for Jim and the Beanstalk story



For showing great social skills and taking part in all activities at Malham

Joey N

For a brilliant free verse poem in literacy



This week…


Monday 3rd July

Art Day at Hornby

Tuesday 4th July

Art Day at Hornby

Wednesday 5th July

**Teacher strike day – School CLOSED**

Thursday 6th July

Junior Rounders at Hornby – parents are welcome to come and support

Friday 7th July

Infant Recorder Club 12.30pm

Junior trip to Abbeystead – see trip info sheet

Reports sent home

Advance warning…


Tuesday 11th July

12pm – New September starters afternoon inc lunch

Friday 14th July

Sports Day and Summer Fair

Monday 17th July

Yr6 Cluster Celebration day

Tuesday 18th July

Yr6 Bowling

Wednesday 19th July

9am – Leavers Assembly – all welcome

End of term, School closes 3.30pm