School News 6th June 2019

School News 6th June 2019

Only six full weeks left now until the end of this academic year and so much is happening from now until 19th July. Please keep your eye on our Facebook page, website & APP calendar so you don't miss a thing. Here is this week's newsletter covering what has happened recently in school and what is coming up....

Summer Holiday Production with Yr6 16th July at 2pm & 6pm

School’s out and the Summers family is heading to Poplins, the holiday camp where, according to the brochure, ‘dreams become reality’!  As they meet a host of wonderfully flamboyant and hilarious characters, experiencing gourmet dining, ballroom dancing, treasure hunts and a Glamorous Granny competition, they realise that life is for living and opportunities are there for the taking!"

This Yr6 production is being supported by Yr5 and promises to be a big hit!!  Limited tickets will be available to purchase nearer the time for Yr6 & Yr5 families.

Summer Holiday Production with Yr6 16th July at 2pm & 6pm

​BOOK LAUNCH Josephine’s Journey by Frank English and Year 6 pupils

What an exciting week for our ‘Apprentice Writers’... It was BOOK SIGNING DAY earlier this week with Frank English!   All the copies of “Josephine’s Journey” have been signed by each fabulous writer, ready for the BOOK LAUNCH on Friday!  

The first copy of “Josephine’s Journey” was bought in AMERICA! This book is now INTERNATIONAL!

THE BOOK LAUNCH is THIS FRIDAY (7TH JUNE) at Skerton St Luke’s and we would love you to come down from 2:30pm until 4pm to support our children, enjoy tea/cakes (for a small donation, to enable us to buy copies for the school library) and hopefully buy the amazing book created by these children and the local Author, Frank English! 

School MUFTI for YPO Donation

You will have received a flyer before half term regards raising funds for school to purchase a large pallet of resources donated by YPO to raise money for Tom Smith.  To give the fundraising a boost, we are holding a school MUFTI day on Friday 14th June where children can come to school in non-uniform with a £2 donation.  Children are more than welcome to contribute in any other way throughout the remainder of the summer term if they wish to.

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.

Community Notice Board

We now have a Community Notice Board on our website.  Please take a look to see if there is anything that might interest you.  There are a number of courses you might like to sign up to and details on play schemes running through the summer holidays to keep your child entertained.

If you would like to advertise an event on our notice board, please contact the main office or email us via the website.

Sports Days

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (KS1)


9.30 – 12.00

All welcome

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 (KS2)

Friday 21st June

9.30 – 12.00

All welcome

Reserve Sports Day Wednesday 10th July

Family Sports Night

We have run a Family Sports Night for the last few years at St Luke’s….  it has proved a big hit for both adults and children.  We hope you can join in the fun.

Thursday 11th July 6.00pm – 8.00pm

During the evening we will be having a BBQ, tombola, games, cake stall, raffle and much more….

What an AMAZING DAY the children had at the Lancaster and Morecambe Primary Sports Festival in May!

We had the most teams ever to enter for St Luke’s and we can’t believe their achievements. 

Yr 4 Rugby

And to top it off...our outstanding bunch went to LMC for the final of their Athletics League. 

Our Orienteering SUPERSTARS will represent TEAM LANCASTER at Blackpool in July due to their outstanding efforts today! GO TEAM LANCASTER!  

Thank you to Steve and Tim for such a great day! But more importantly, to our parents for constant support! 

What an AMAZING DAY the children had at the Lancaster and Morecambe Primary Sports Festival in May!


We have done a lot of work in school around being safe online.  The attached picture is a diagram that shows the Minimum age allowed for access to content sharing apps.  Help us to work together to keep your child/ children safe on line.  For more information about apps and networks that your child might access, please visit

Do you know the age restrictions for social media?


An amazing outdoor learning area has been designed by a local volunteer and we are really keen to get started.  The area will have trees, pathways, wild meadows, swamps, ponds and a planter for every class.  We have a few ideas about how we can bring her plan to life but need your expertise and muscle!

Plant Amnesty bring plants by 21st June.

If you're splitting plants or taking cuttings or have plants to spare bring them to school and we will use them in our new forest area.

Working Party Every Friday afternoon in July.

If you're a keen gardener, great at woodwork or just want to help us bring the area to life, come and help on a Friday afternoon.  The more the merrier.

We are really looking forward to getting started and having another wonderful place for the children to explore, learn and challenge themselves.  Thank you in anticipation.


We still have a number of vacancies for Governors on our School Governing Body.  If you, or someone you know, might be interested in becoming a governor or finding out more about the role and all it entails; please come and see Mrs Armistead or Lucy Ellis (Chair of Governors).

We would like to welcome Mr Chris Greenwood who recently joined us as a school governor.  Mr Greenwood was involved with St Luke’s several years ago when his children attended.  He was Chairman of the PTA and played an active and successful role in fundraising for the school.    Mr Greenwood said he hopes that over the next 4 years he can help keep the school vision and add his support to the teachers and staff at St Luke’s


REMINDER School Uniform

Could I please remind you that children should not wear jewellery to school and if they wear ear-rings these need to be small studs that should be removed on PE days. 

School uniform should include black school shoes, not trainers and white, grey or black socks.  PE kit need to be in school all term so the children can access for lessons and clubs. 

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.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Mrs Armistead (Headteacher)


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