Newsletter 11th November 2019

Newsletter 11th November 2019

We are well in to the second half of Autumn term. Children are busy in class with their learning and are preparing for the end of term activities such as the school Christmas Fair and Nativities. Please keep up to date with what is happening at school via the school calendar on the website or on Parent APP - we don't want you to miss out.

Christian Values

Opening minds, learning through challenge and celebrating God’s world

     Luke 10: 27 ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’

School Uniform

Could we please remind you that children should not wear jewellery to school and if they wear earrings these need to be small studs that must be removed on PE days.


Red sweatshirt preferably bearing school logo.

White polo shirt.

Grey trousers, not tracksuit or jogging bottoms or jeans.


Red sweatshirt preferably bearing school logo.

White polo shirt/ blouse.

Grey skirt or grey trousers, not tracksuit or jogging bottoms or jeans.

Summer dress – red and white checked gingham dress or grey skirt worn with a white shirt/ blouse.

Grey, black, red tights/ socks.


Sensible low-heeled black shoes NOT trainers.  Trainers can be changed into for PE/ games

ALL clothing needs to be named and provided in appropriate PE bag which can be hung on the school pegs. Please ensure your child’s hair is tied back if it is long enough.  Tracks and design cuts into the hair are not acceptable in school. Because of space in school we ask that children do not bring ruck sacks.  Book bags and PE kit bags can be purchased from the school office. 

School carry a small stock of jumpers and polo shirts.  To check available sizes, please speak to the school office.  Book bags and PE bags are also available.  Uniform & Leisure in Lancaster carry all school uniform with logo.

School Uniform

School Facebook

We regularly put news worthy items on our school Facebook Page   You don’t need an account to view the page.   The page is really popular with many of our parents and we love keeping it up to date with daily posts including photos and the activities that St Luke’s children are experiencing.  Please take a look and keep your eye on what school and your child is up to.

Get Caught Reading

Any time

Any where

Any text...........

1:  Choose something to read.                   
2:  Find a safe place.   
3:  Start reading.          
4:  Ask an adult to take a photo.
5:  Print and bring it to school. Display it.

If you are unable to print your picture, please email it to

Visit our Facebook page to see a few children who have been caught happily reading !!!  


Get Caught Reading

Children In Need & the 'Big Morning Move'

St Luke’s are taking part in the ‘Big Morning Move’ set up by Joe Wicks and the BBC for Children In Need on 15th November 2019.


Your child will be taking part in the daily mile, healthy bakes and 5 minute work outs (with Joe Wicks) via YouTube and various other activities to raise awareness “When people, passions and postcodes unite, great things happen.”

Any donation towards the great cause that is Children in Need is welcome at St Luke's

Children In Need & the 'Big Morning Move'

School Christmas Fair & Christmas Jumper Day

This year we will be hosting our Christmas Fair on Friday 13th December from 3pm.  Each of the classes will run a craft stall.  Friends of St Luke's have invited people from the local community to run a stall of their own and sell a range of Christmas gifts and merchandise.  More details will follow.

We will also have our annual Christmas Jumper Day where children and staff can wear a Christmas jumper to school, either shop bought or a creation of their own.  In return, we ask that children and staff bring an item for our Christmas tombola or raffle. 

Music Concert

All children in school enjoy music as part of the curriculum in addition to that many of our KS2 children have private music tuition.  This term we have offered lessons for flute, keyboard, guitar, ukulele, violin and singing.  To celebrate and showcase what those children have accomplished, we invite parents and carers of St Luke's to a concert on Thursday 12th December at 10.45am in the school hall.

If you would like your KS2 child to have private music lessons, please speak to the school office.  For those receiving Statutory Free School Meals, lessons have been subsided by the pupil premium.

Music Concert

M&M Productions with Sleeping Beauty

This year we bring M&M Productions to school with a Pantomime to entertain our children with their version of Sleeping Beauty.  We kindly request that parents/carers make their voluntary contribution of £5 via Parent Pay to help cover the cost of the production in school by Wednesday 4th December.  For those that do not access Parent Pay yet or require a barcode, please speak to the school office.

M&M Productions with Sleeping Beauty


It’s a lovely community. We all feel like a part of St Luke’s family. My child loves her teachers and knows other members of staff. It’s lovely to walk into school and people know my child’s name and always say hello to her, even teachers from other classes or Mrs Armistead.


I know when I drop my kids off they are happy and safe and they both enjoy their time in school.


Thank you for not only teaching my daughter but also caring for her. She’s really happy at school and is making great progress in all areas of learning.


The staff have been so supportive of my child with Special Educational Needs. They are amazing and it makes me confident that my daughter is well looked after and if she has any problems they will help.

Parent of a child with SEND

The Reception Open Day really showed the school in a good light. The Headteacher showed us round and knew all of the pupil’s names. All of the children we met were friendly and polite but more importantly they were all smiling whilst learning.

Prospective Parent

Teachers are very helpful, friendly and approachable

Pupil, Year 6