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.
Opening minds, learning through challenge and celebrating God’s world
Luke 10: 27 ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’
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.
We regularly put news worthy items on our school Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/skertonstlukesprimary/ 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Facebook page to see a few children who have been caught happily 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.
THE THEME FOR ST LUKES IS PAJAMAS THIS YEAR.
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
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.
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.
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.