School Newsletter – 18 Dec 2015

  Posted by: Debbie Rutter on December 18, 2015 at 3:23 am

So we have come to the end of a long but productive Autumn Term and I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone for their support and to welcome Mrs Dean back in the New Year.
Quite a few events have taken place since the last newsletter

Christmas Fair

Once again this was a huge success and raised a lot of money for our school. We are now able to purchase another touch screen TV (they have been a great hit with the children and an excellent educational tool for teachers) and this will be fitted in the New Year.

Our thanks go to the FLPS committee who organised the event and to parents and staff who gave up their time to run stalls etc.

Sporting/Musical Events

We have taken part in two sporting events during the last three weeks, a swimming gala where Daniel, Robert and Matilda (Y5) made the finals and Y5/6 had their Bocca tournament.

We entered two teams who both performed well but one of our teams, Luca, Teigan (Y5) and Isabel and George (Y6) won and were presented with medals.

Very well done to all who represented our school.

Year 5 also entertained us with a concert to show us what they had learned during their Wider Opportunities Music session s this term. They performed very well and it was amazing to see how far they had come in such a short space of time.

Poetry Day

KS2 enjoyed an excellent day with a visiting poet Matt Goodfellow, who performed his work for the children and then did a workshop with each year group. There was then a Sharing Assembly at the end of the day which was a great success and much enjoyed by the children.


There have been three of these in the run up to Christmas and I am sure that you will agree they have been excellent. Many thanks to staff for all their hard work and creative flair, to parents for their support, and most especially the children who once again showed us their considerable talents and abilities.

Clubs for Spring Term 1

Day Club Person/s running it Time and Venue
Monday Multi sports Coach Dave 3.15-4.15pm Please contact Coach Dave directly
Monday Choir until the ‘Young Voices’ concert Mrs Maddock, Mrs Howard and Mrs Dean Year 3 classroom 3.15 – 4.00pm
Tuesday Football Coach Dave 3.45-4.15pm Please contact Coach Dave directly
Wednesday Cookery for Years 5/6 Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Lamb In the DT room from 3.15 – 5.00pm Children will be organised into groups and then informed of the dates for their sessions.
Wednesday Art for Key Stage 1 Miss Massey Year 2 classroom 3.15 – 4.15pm
Thursday Lacrosse and Hockey Coach Dave 3.15-4.15pm Please contact Coach Dave directly
Thursday Maths booster groups until May SATs Mrs Perry, Mr Thomas, Mrs Burchell and Miss Forester- Coles Year 6 classroom 3.15 – 4.15pm This will begin on Thursday 14th January. Children will be invited to join these groups and dates given out.

Letters will be sent out by individual staff as necessary.

Clubs will begin the first week of term (Week beginning Tuesday 5th January) unless otherwise stated.

Dates for your diary

Date Event Time
Monday 4th January Inset Training with Cluster Schools at HCCS All day
Tuesday 5th January Children return to school 8.45am
Friday 8th January Church – all are most welcome to join us 9.15am
Monday 11th January Reception Parents in school 2.15pm
Wednesday 27th January Christingle Service in Church (2.00pm – Key Stage 1) (6.00pm – Key Stage 2)
Friday 12th February School Closes 3.15pm
Monday 22nd February School Opens 8.45am
Tuesday 1st March Young Voices Concert in Manchester. (further details will be sent out nearer the time) Leave school at 1.00pm Arrive back at approx. 10.30pm
Friday 4th March Church – all are most welcome to join us 9.15pm
Monday 21st March Reception Parents in School 2.15pm
Monday 21st March FLPS Easter Disco After school (further details nearer the time)
Tuesday 22nd March Parents’ Evening 3.15 – 6.00pm
Wednesday 23rd March Easter Service in Church 9.15am
Thursday 24th March School Closes for Easter Weekend 3.15pm
Tuesday 29th March School opens 8.15am
Thursday 31st March Parents’ Evening 3.15 – 6.00pm
Friday 1st April Church – all are most welcome to join us 9.15am
Friday 1st April School Closes 3.15pm

So it just remains for me to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to remind you that school reopens to children on Tuesday 5th January

Thank you all for your continued support.

Best wishes, Tricia Burchell (Acting Head Teacher)