This week we recorded 58 late arrivals. School doors open at 8.45am with registration at 9am. Please make sure your child arrives on time.

Well done to Classes 4Y and 5A who were the only classes that did not receive any late marks this week.

Staff News – Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Gibson

We are delighted to share with you the news that Mrs Gibson safely delivered a baby boy on the 26th April.  We wish them well with their new addition to their family.

Take 10 Challenge

On Monday 10th May we are taking part in the Literacy Trust’s ‘Take 10 Challenge’ – ‘dropping everything’ and reading for 10 minutes at 10am – you can be involved too and this will hopefully encourage our children and their families to start a daily habit of reading for 10 minutes.

Reading for just 10 minutes a day can help you to:

  • Feel calm and relaxed
  • Reduce your stress levels
  • Improve your memory and concentration

Why not ‘drop everything’ and read as part of the Take 10 Challenge and help Literacy Trust achieve their goal of 100,000 people reading at once – share using #Take10ToRead.

Year 3 TimesTables Rockstars ‘Battle Tour’

Congratulations to Class 3O who have won the latest Year 3 ‘TimesTables Rockstars Battle Tour’. Over the past few weeks the children in Class 3O have taken part and worked really hard, at home, to win the latest Battle Tour.

As winners of the Battle Tour, on Friday 14th May all the children in Class 3O can come to school in non-uniform. Well done and keep up the great work.

A new Year 3 ‘Battle Tour’ has already begun and we look forward to seeing who the next winning class will be!


Children should now wear their PE kit, with their school jumper/cardigan on top, and not hoodies, tracksuits, football kits etc. On colder days they are permitted to wear black/navy/grey tracksuit bottoms/leggings with their PE t-shirt and their school cardigan/jumper.

Any earrings should be removed before school as this cannot be done by any members of staff.


We still have children coming to school without a coat/jacket. Your child needs to bring a coat/jacket to school every day. Even if the weather is nice in the morning it may not stay that way throughout the day and can become very cold/wet.


Please remember to provide your child with a named bottle of water for within their classroom to drink throughout the school day as our drinking fountains are still out of use, due to current guidelines.

If your child has a school dinner they will be provided with a drink at lunchtime but all children with a home packed lunch must bring an additional drink with them for that time.

All children require a drink for the classroom.

Home Time Collection

As restrictions are still in place, please leave the playground as soon as you have collected your child and do not allow your child to play on the mound area (infant playground).

COVID Reminder

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following and a test must be obtained (call 119 or order online at

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

Our Director of Public Health has stated that any child with any of the lower threshold symptoms must be kept off school until they are feeling better:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • sickness or diarrhea
  • headache
  • a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.