19th October

Today is the last day of this half-term, tomorrow is a teacher day. We have had a busy half-term and we continue to appreciate parent’s support.

We hope everyone has a lovely half-term break and that we can all come back to school on 30th October ready for the run up to Christmas, which is always lovely in school.

Art and DT

Please can ALL JUNIORS bring an old over-sized T-Shirt or shirt to use and keep in school permanently for art and DT sessions. Over the next couple of weeks, the juniors will be working with clay. It needs to fit over their school uniform so must be baggy, we are just trying to protect school uniform!


Infant reading volunteers

As a school, we are committed to helping children develop their reading skills and frequent practise really helps with this. We are looking for reading volunteers to come and listen to our Infants read, any day after 2pm would be wonderful! Please get in touch if you can help 😊


Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime

We are having a whole school trip to The Grand theatre at Lancaster to watch the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at 10am on Wednesday 13th December. The cost of this trip will be £5, please pay via School money.




Scholastic Book Club

Did you know that if you order books from the Scholastic leaflet (sent home today) we can earn commission for school in terms of books! 📚😁 AND! If you add them to our book club order via the link below they will be delivered to school free of charge! 🙌 Go to https://schools.scholastic.co.uk/hornby-st-margarets-ce-primar/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards. Please place your order online by 20th November.


Multisport After School club – starts Tuesday 7th November

MS Sports Coaching will be running an after-school club 3.30pm – 4.30pm for Year 2 – Year 6 starting Tuesday 7th November.

Please put your child’s name down with Hannah in the office if you would like them to attend, these sessions are FREE as they will be paid for by the school PE premium.




BBC Radio 2 – 500 words competition

500 Words, the UK’s most successful children’s writing competition has now opened for submissions and will run till Friday 10 November.

Since the competition was first launched in 2011 by Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, it has received over one million stories from children throughout the UK.

This year, the two age categories will be 5-7 year-olds and 8-11 year-olds.

Children of all abilities are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to write a story they would love to read without the pressure of having to worry about spelling, punctuation and grammar.

50 finalists, along with their parents or carers, will be invited to attend a grand final next February at Buckingham Palace!

All the finalists will receive a £20 National Book Token and their stories will be recorded and published on our website. The winners in each category will receive an array of prizes including a bundle of books and be featured in a special 500 Word programme with The One Show, on World Book Day on 7 March 2024.

Go to www.bbc.co.uk/500words for more details on how to enter and good luck!


School Photos

Have you ordered your school photos yet? A polite reminder that the closing date for free delivery back to school is Sunday 29th October. Order through the Tempest website using your unique link or visit www.tempest-orders.co.uk  If you need any assistance in ordering your photos, feel free to contact Tempest on 01736 751555 (option 3).





Lower Juniors

Upper Juniors


For joining in at Borwick with outdoor activities


Excellent phonics and reading work


For a superb setting for his story from another culture.


Our value this term is




Eric – being caring and showing love towards others.




Whats on this week…


Monday 30th October

School reopens

First Aid Club 12.30pm

Football for Juniors – PE KIT NEEDED

Thursday 2nd November

Animal Club 12.30pm

Swimming for Years 3,4 & 5

Friday 3rd November

Garden Gang 12.30pm – Wellies and waterproofs needed!!

Advance warning…


Monday 6th November

Junior Trip to Tower Wood

Tuesday 7th November

Archery Club starts 12.30pm – Years 1-6   Put your name down with Hannah

ASC – Multisport Club 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 8th November

Lancashire Fire and Rescue – Year 2 Childsafe fire safety talk and Year 6 Roadsense safety session

Thursday 30th November

Nasal Flu sprays

Infant parent praise assembly – 3pm

Tuesday 12th December

Christmas Performance – details tbc

Wednesday 13th December

Jack and Beanstalk – Christmas Panto @ Lancaster Grand

Tuesday 19th December

School Closes for Christmas break at 3.30pm

Wednesday 3rd January

School reopens 9am