Newsletter - 1st March 2024

Newsletter - 1st March 2024

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself.

A huge thank you to the organisers of School Aid. This year their fundraising managed a donation of £1300. This money is gratefully received and will be used to enhance the main playground for the children in school.


Red Nose Day

Friday 15th March

This year for Red Nose Day we are being asked to ‘Do something funny for money’. What could be funnier than wearing your clothes inside out or back to front!  Children can come in their own clothes but worn in a funny way – inside out, back to front, all mixed up etc (No underwear on your heads though!)

Bring a donation to come in your funniest clothes.


Red Nose Day

Chocolate Bingo

On Friday 22nd March we will be holding a mufti day. Please bring in a donation of chocolate for the chocolate bingo prizes.  Please make sure your donations are in date as these are used for raffle and   bingo prizes. Nut and dairy free prizes also needed.

 The Friends of Skerton St Luke’s will be holding a Chocolate Bingo night in the school hall on Wednesday 27th March at 5.00pm (doors open at 4.30pm).  Please come and join us and bring your friends!

Fun for the whole family

Amazing chocolate prizes to be won

£2.50 per book, pay on the door.



Monday 25th - Thursday 28th March

This year we are in school for Holy week so we have lots of activities and experiences planned to celebrate EASTER.

Easter garden competition (optional) - design and create an Easter garden to depict the Easter story and bring to the school hall on Wednesday 27th March.
If you're looking for ideas, search Easter gardens using a search engine and be inspired!
One winner per class for the most creative design and a certificate and 10 Dojo points for taking part.
The winning gardens will be displayed in St Luke's Church over Easter weekend.

Experience Easter - During Holy week each class will be learning about the Easter story and preparing a station around school to tell a part of the story. We would love for you to come in after school on Thursday 28th March to visit the stations with your child/ren.
3.20pm - 4.00pm - Refreshments will be on sale. Please bring the correct change.
Juice and biscuit - 50p
Hot drink and a hot cross bun - £1

The annual egg rolling competition - Miss Cokell will be running this event when she is teaching through the week in each year group. Miss Cokell will share further information via the Class Story so keep checking to know when to bring a hard-boiled, decorated egg into school.

World Book Day

This year the theme for World Book day is "READ YOUR WAY!" 

We will celebrate World Book Day in school on Friday 8th March and invite you to dress up in age-appropriate costumes as "HEROES and VILLAINS".

Children can choose their favourite book character or hero or villain from a story – HOMEMADE costumes are preferable. It is NOT necessary to buy a costume nor is it to dress up. 

If your child chooses not to dress up, perhaps they can dress a doll, teddy or design a  pebble/rock as their favourite book character, hero or villain instead.

“Share a Story” will run throughout the day where we invite you to enjoy reading with your child then take part in a whole class shared reading experience. 

Refreshments will be available to purchase - please bring loose change with you.

Pre-school children are welcome, and of course, if you would like to dress up yourself, you are most welcome. Staff are already busy planning and making their costumes.

Please see the time below that your child(ren) will take part in “Share a Story” to join us.

The children love you coming into school to be part of their learning, even the older ones so please come along or send someone who can.

If you have more than one child, you are welcome to come along to each year group event. 

Entry at the Hall door 

Y6: 9.00-9.30 

Y1: 9.40-10.10 

Y2: 10.20-10.50

Y3: 11.00-11.30 

Y4: 1.30-2.00 

Y5: 2.10-2.40 

YR: 2.50-3.20 

Together, let's celebrate World Book day 2024 to READ OUR OWN WAY!!! ‼ 

!! Don't forget to grab a free book using your £1 book token - sent home with your child last week (while stocks last at WHSmith or Waterstones in Lancaster City Centre) ‼


World Book Day
Dates for your Diary
Friday 8th March World Book Day - Heroes and Villains
Friday 15th March Red Nose Day - Wear something funny for money
Monday 18th March Parents' Evening
Thursday 21st March Parents' Evening
Friday 22nd March Non-uniform day for chocolate prizes towards Chocolate Bingo
Wednesday 27th March Easter Gardens to be brought to school & Chocolate Bingo - 5pm start, doors open at 4.30pm
Thursday 28th March Reception to visit Lancaster Library. Experience Easter. School Finishes at 3.20pm.
Monday 15th April School back
Monday 13th May SATs Week - Year 6
Friday 17th May Year 6 to Salt Ayre Climbing Wall
Monday 20th May - Friday 24th May Year 6 Isle of Man Residential
Friday 24th May School Finishes


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