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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  22nd  SEPTEMBER  2017.

Dear parents

 

RETURN OF CONSENT FORMS

Today is the deadline to return the pack of consent forms which have been sent home. A number are still outstanding and failure to return them fully completed will result in your child being unable to take part in computing or to be included in activities outside school such as swimming and day trips.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING

A reminder that you are all warmly invited to attend the coffee morning which will be held in the school hall next  Friday 29th September 8.30am till 10am. Please do try to come along and support this event and if you wish to donate cakes please send them into school beforehand or on the day. Any cakes left will be on sale in the playground at 3.15pm on the day.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

May we remind parents of children who are due to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2018 that there will be a meeting for parents only this Sunday 2pm in the Parish Centre.

 

SCHOOL BUILDING FUND/ GIFT AID PLEDGES

We are currently in the process of reviewing our gift aid scheme. Parents who have pledged to donate each term will shortly be receiving a reminder letter. If you would prefer to donate monthly by standing order, please contact the school office to discuss. May we remind all parents who kindly donate and who have signed Gift Aid Declaration that you must inform us if your future circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income or if you change name or address.

 

As you will be aware, as a Catholic School, we have an obligation to pay an amount per child to the Diocese to cover 10% of any building/maintenance costs incurred. This amount has to be paid by school in full irrespective of the amount we receive from parents who contribute to the Gift Aid Scheme. At the moment there is a shortfall between the amount collected and the amount we have to pay. This shortfall must come from the school’s budget. Could I ask any parents who do not currently contribute to the scheme to reconsider should they be in a financial position to do so. Most parents who contribute to the scheme pay between £2 and £10 per month depending on their circumstances and the number of children they have attending our school.

If you would like details of the scheme please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs McNorton. On behalf of the Governing Body, staff and pupils, ‘thank you’ for your continued support for this scheme.

 

COSMIC YOGA SESSIONS

Our early morning cosmic yoga sessions are well underway and we are pleased to say fully subscribed and enjoyed by those children attending. These sessions reflect the positive way we are promoting mental health and well being throughout school. Please may we request if you have a good condition yoga mat which you no longer need if you would consider donating it to school to use for children  during these sessions.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

 

ST LUKE’S PARISH GROUP MOTOWN /NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT

St Luke’s Parish Group are pleased to present a Motown/Northern Soul night to be held in the Parish Centre Saturday 30th September 7.30pm Tickets £5, bar open. Please contact Pam on 0161 789 5667 for tickets.

Please do try to support this event!

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 B Sayda Sabha for an amazing attempt to write a sentence about the Enormous Turnip.

Class 1 H Neve Carr for always following our Golden Rules and setting an example for others!

Class 2 B Ethan McDermott for always setting a good example and putting 100% into everything he does.

Class 2 G Catherine Mooney for beginning to grow in confidence and for blowing our socks off in English this week.

Class 3 EM Finlay Mulhall for an informative piece of instruction writing about the rules and routines of going swimming.

Class 3 D  Tyla Morgan for never giving any less than her best and always with a smile.

Class 4 W  Niamh Nicoll for some fantastic answers in French and Maths.

Class 4 P  Amber Wallis for persisting in Maths even when it gets a bit tricky- be proud!

Class 5 P Nicole Patton for taking on the ‘Wednesday Word’. Nicole has been very generous to her class giving up her time to support others without expecting anything in return.

Class 5 W Reede Wallace for writing an informative and evaluative description of a character from the ‘Warhorse’.

Class 6 N Max Allen for showing character and strength for what has been a challenging week for him.

Class 6 P Amelia Kotlarz for being a role model to others and becoming a true Year 6 pupil.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is GENEROUS

 

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your generous love. Please help us to grow in generosity and to do your work in the world with a loving and generous heart. Amen.

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  15th  SEPTEMBER  2017.

Dear parents

 

RETURN OF CONSENT FORMS

May I ask parents to complete and return the pack of consent forms which have been sent home with each child before the deadline of next Friday 22nd September. Failure to return them fully completed will result in your child being unable to take part in computing or to be included in activities outside of school such as swimming and day trips.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING

A reminder that you are all warmly invited to attend the coffee morning which will be held in the school hall on Friday 29th September 8.30am till 10am. Please consider donating cakes to support this event.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2018

Is your child due to move to High School next September? Applications are now available online at www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-online or by calling 0161 909 6508 admissions. Closing date for applications is 31st October 2017.

 

NURSERY AND RECEPTION APPLICATIONS 2018

Is your child due to start Nursery or Reception next September? Applications are now available online at www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-online or by calling 0161 909 6508 admissions. Closing date for applications is 15th January 2018.

 

 

INTRAHEALTH NASAL FLU VACCINATIONS

Letters have been sent home with all Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 children regarding the NHS flu vaccinations which will be administered in school on Friday 24th November.  Please read the letter carefully and complete the consent forms returning them to school no later than next Friday  22nd September.

A representative from Intrahealth will be on the playground at home time next week talking to parents regarding this matter.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.

 

ST LUKE’S PARISH GROUP MOTOWN /NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT

St Luke’s Parish Group are pleased to present a Motown/Northern Soul night to be held in the Parish Centre Saturday 30th September 7.30pm Tickets £5, bar open. Please contact Pam on 0161 789 5667 for tickets.

Please do try to support this event

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 B Elizabeth Denton for excellent cutting and labelling a skeleton in our science lesson.

Class 1 H Robin Cronshaw for his positive and helpful attitude- a great start to Year 1!

Class 2 B Nievy Ward-Barnes for super listening and putting 100% into everything she does, especially maths.

Class 2 G Ryan McCormack for a great week in maths and a good attitude to learning.

Class 3 EM Clare George for being a fantastic member of the class , always kind and helpful and contributing to class.

Class 3 D Abigail Ma for her cheerful, diligent and hardworking response to all asked of her.

Class 4 W Ethan Creely for his consistent hard work and focus in all class work.

Class 4 P Alfie Mack for writing an excellent diary entry from the perspective of a character in our class text- Super work!

Class 5 P Oliver Bollard for excellent contribution in all lessons. Oliver puts 100% effort in to all he does. He should be proud of all he has achieved so far this year.

Class 5 W Joe Whitehead for fantastic effort and a positive attitude in all lessons.

Class 6 N Jasmin Marsland, Sadie Timmis and Madison Crimes for helping out at lunchtime and being a great support to the welfare assistants.

Class 6 P Maddison Arnold for writing a superb speech in order to be elected for the school council.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is  FORGIVENESS

 

Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and FORGIVE us our trespasses as we FORGIVE

those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, Amen.

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  8th  SEPTEMBER  2017.

Dear parents

It has been lovely to welcome the children and yourselves back to school after the Summer break. The children without exception look so smart and I would like to thank you for your commitment to our school uniform policy.

 

We have four new members of staff starting at St Luke’s this Year, two teachers and two teaching assistants. Mrs Mountcastle is a new to school Year three teacher and Miss Philips is teaching in Year four covering Mrs O’Connor’s maternity leave. Miss Hoyles and Miss Preece have taken up posts as Teaching Assistants in KS1 and KS2 respectively. We welcome them to the St Luke’s community and hope they enjoy their time with us.

 

This week we have been encouraging parents dropping children off to come with them into their classroom, to meet the teacher and have a look around the learning environment. If you have not yet had that opportunity and would like to do so, please let us know so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

 

Please ensure that your child’s new uniform, coat, shoes, PE kit, lunch boxes etc are clearly marked with your child’s name. Already we have had several items of lost property which we are unable to return to their owners as they are un-named.

As the summer draws to an end could I also remind parents that we ask children to wear a plain dark winter coat during spells of wet and cold weather.

 

May we remind all parents that during the winter months for PE children can wear a plain navy tracksuit. Whittakers uniform shop now stock our winter PE navy blue hoodie with our school logo on it for £12.99.

 

 

CONSENT FORMS

Next week your child will be bringing home a number of important consent forms. Would you please ensure that these very important forms are completed and returned to school as soon as possible, no later than Friday 22nd September.

 

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING

Once again this year, we are pleased to be able to join in this national event on Friday 29th September. We would like to invite parents, grandparents and friends to join us in the school hall 8.30-10am to support the world’s biggest coffee morning to help to raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Tea, coffee and cake will be served and we will ask for a donation on the door. Please feel free to bring along some cakes on the day or you can drop them off at school the day before if you wish to do so, any unsold cakes will be on sale in the playground after school on the day.

 

 

 

SCHOOL CHOIR

School choir practise resumes next week, on Wednesday 13th September.  This year it will take place each Wednesday in the school hall 3.15pm till 4.15pm, all pupils Year 3 through to Year 6 are invited to attend, if your child loves singing please do encourage them to come along!!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name. May we respectfully remind parents of children in Year 3 that children from Year 3 upwards are no longer entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School meal government scheme therefore dinner money must be sent into school daily.

 

ST LUKE’S PARISH GROUP MOTOWN /NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT

St Luke’s Parish Group are pleased to present a Motown/Northern Soul night to be held in the Parish Centre Saturday 30th September 7.30pm Tickets £5, bar open. Please contact Pam on 0161 789 5667 for tickets.

Please do try to support this event!

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 B Bobby Black for coming into school everyday with a smile on his face and ready to learn!

Class 1 H Sonny Green for starting Year one with a big smile on his face and being very helpful.

Class 2 B Nevin Samu for an excellent start to the school year. Nevin sets a fantastic example to his peers with impeccable manners and listening.

Class 2 G Ronish Varghese for a brilliant start to the year and being a delightful member of the class!

Class 3 EM Hieu Le for demonstrating his fantastic maths skills and challenging the teachers with his calculations.

Class 3 D Oliver Wood for his hardworking, enthusiastic and wonderfully confident start to a new school year.

Class 4 W Niamh Riley for a positive approach towards all areas of work and setting a perfect example.

Class 4 P Nia Battison for making an excellent start to Year 4!

Class 5 P Lewis Lynch for starting Year 5 as an excellent role model and writing a gripping ghost story that had us all on the edge of our seats.

Class 5 W Annalise Fowler for showing excellent enthusiasm in all lessons. A great start to the new school year.

Class 6 N Alfie Deacon for having the courage and confidence to be the first volunteer to read out in class, his ‘Trip Advisor’ holiday.

Class 6 P Selma Ali for making a wonderful start to Year six.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  14th JULY  2017.

Dear parents,

 

The highlight of this week has been the two performances of our Year 6 Leavers’ show ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’. The children have worked incredibly hard over the past few weeks to produce a show that made me so proud to be the Headteacher of St Luke’s school. My thanks must go to the children, Miss Palmer, Mr Noblet, Mrs Cox, Miss Delaney and Mrs Harb for their hard work and patience.

 

We now look forward to the Year 6 Leavers’ Mass next Thursday 20h July at 1.15pm. This is a time to celebrate all that the children in Year 6 have achieved during their time at St Luke’s school and to join them in prayer as they prepare to move to High School.

 

The Year 6 Leavers’ Disco will be held in school next Thursday 20h July at 6pm.

 

As this will be the last newsletter of this academic year, I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and dedication over this year. We are truly blessed with the adults in school, they all work hard and care deeply about the children they work with. I would like to thank parents for the tremendous support that you give to St Luke’s school, it is very much appreciated.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Monday 17th July           Re-scheduled Sports Day  EYFS  am and pm

Tuesday 18th July          Re-scheduled Sports Day  KS1 am and KS2 pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Mass 1.15pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Disco  6pm

Friday 21st July              School closes for Summer at 1.30pm

 

 

SPORTS DAYS

Parents are reminded that sports days are scheduled as follows for next week;-

Monday 17th EYFS 10am and 1.30pm Lightoaks Park

Tuesday 18th July 9.30am KS1 and 1.30pm KS2 Lightoaks Park

All subject to weather conditions on the day – please look at updates on our school website

 

TALKING HOMEWORK

This week’s question is:-

 

You get 3 wishes, what are they and what happens when you get them?

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name. Any outstanding dinner money must be sent into school asap before we close for Summer. Any unpaid amounts will be sent to Citywide to commence debt recovery and children will be asked to bring a packed lunch in September.

 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

I would like to thank parents for following our school uniform policy and ensuring that our children always look smart. I am now asking for your co-operation with winter coats for next year. Could you ensure that your child’s winter coat is plain and dark in colour. This not only ensures that our children look smart but also prevents problems which have occurred over past years with children wearing bright designer coats that not all families could afford.

This year we have also had an increasing problem with children not wearing correct footwear, may I remind parents that shoes should be plain, black and not bearing a logo. Trainers should not be worn under any circumstances.

As you may be starting to think about uniform for September I thought this would be a good time to remind parents of the uniform for our school;-

 

Girls                                                                                               Boys   

Grey skirt/pinafore                                                                    Grey trousers

Light blue polo shirt or light blue blouse                                  Light blue polo shirt or light blue shirt

Navy sweatshirt/ cardigan                                                         Navy sweatshirt/jumper

School tie (optional)                                                                  School tie (optional)

Navy blue or grey socks                                                            Grey socks

Navy tights                                                                                Plain black shoes (no logos or trainers)

Black shoes (no logos or trainers)

Dark, plain hair accessories (no flowers or large bands)

 

PE Kit

White T Shirt

Black PE Shorts

Black Pumps

 

Winter PE Uniform

During the winter months children can wear a plain, navy blue tracksuit. 

Whittaker’s now stock our Winter PE Navy blue hoodie with our school logo on it for the price of £12.99.

 

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Come and join the fun at Salford libraries this Summer. Sign up and take part in Animal Agents, the Summer reading challenge 2017. You can join at any library from 15th July and it’s totally free!

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Sienna Bird for excellent effort, attitude and application in all she does.

Class 1 O Farrah Findlay for her constant enthusiasm when singing and performing our traditional rhymes this week.

Class 2 B Olivia Croucher for being a kind, caring and thoughtful friend. Olivia always comes into school with a big smile on her face ready to learn.

Class 2 R Amelia Houshanghi for super effort in handwriting all year!

Class 3 B Aiva Lacey for writing an imaginative opening to her Greek Myth.

Class 3 H Daniel Rees for having a caring attitude towards his classmates.

Class 4 W Molly Edwards for having a fantastic year in Year 4. Molly always gives 100% effort in everything she does and always with a smile on her face.

Class 4 P Jack Pemberton for working hard and being a mature pupil. Jack is ready for Year 5!

Class 5 D Molly Appleby for being a hardworking and cheerful young lady who has done her best all year long.

Class 5 G Liam Figurasin for showing great honesty when handing in some lost money.

Class 6 N and Class 6P To all of our wonderful Year 6 children for an outstanding performance in  ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’. The children showed professionalism and used their infectious energy to produce a performance that made us all very proud.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is LISTENING

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to listen, understand and act on your words and to be good listeners to each other too. Amen.

 

School closes next Friday 21st July at 1.30pm for our Summer break. As usual this will be a non uniform day across school.

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  7th JULY  2017.

Dear parents,

 

END OF SCHOOL YEAR DISCO

Our end of school year disco will be held in the school hall next Monday 10th July

Reception and children in KS1 (classes 1S 1O 2B 2R ) 5pm till 6pm

Children from KS2 ( classes 3B 3H 4W 4P 5D 5G 6N 6P ) 6.30pm till 7.30pm

Admission £1 payable on the door, as usual a small tuck shop will be open.

May we remind you that parents will not be able to stay due to lack of space in the school hall. Please ensure that your child is dropped off and collected on time to avoid congestion. At the end of the disco children will be taken back to their classrooms and dismissed in the usual way.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Monday 10th July          ‘Friends’ end of school year disco 

                                         5-6pm (Reception and KS1) 6.30-7.30pm (KS2)

Wednesday 12th July      Year 6 Leavers show 7pm   Invitation only

Thursday  13th  July       Year 6 Leavers show 7pm  Invitation only

Monday 17th July           Re-scheduled Sports Day  EYFS  am and pm

Tuesday 18th July          Re-scheduled Sports Day  KS1 am and KS2 pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Mass 1.15pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Disco  6pm

Friday 21st July              School closes for Summer at 1.30pm

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name. Any outstanding dinner money must be sent into school asap before we close for Summer.

 

MILK ORDER

Next Monday 10th July is the final day to place an order for milk for the Autumn term as we return to school in September. As we have to place an order with the LA and the dairy, no orders will be accepted after this date.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Luke Martin for showing kindness and care in his words and actions this week.

Class 1 O Heidi Iroin-Cordwell for some fantastic problem solving using adding and taking away.

Class 2 B Liam Cranny for excellent contributions during guided reading. Liam always works hard and sets a fantastic example to his peers.

Class 2 R Sebastian Kershaw for fantastic poems and recounts of George’s Marvelous Medicine.

 

Class 3 B Marcus Wibberley for achieving a wonderful score in his MATHS and SPAG tests, showing a huge effort to listen and learn.

Class 3 H Nia Battison for achieving full marks in her end of year assessment. Well done!

Class 4 W Analise  Fowler for giving 100% effort in her

Class 4 P Ella Sharples-Lewis for working exceptionally hard throughout year four. Ella has been an absolute star!

Class 5 D Nina Simmonds for having a positive attitude towards her tests and trying really hard. Well done Nina!

Class 5 G Florence Rhodes for her excellent performance on her Maths and English tests.

Class 6 N Nimmy Biju for producing a fantastic decorative poster on Buddhism.

Class 6 P Ayomide Olu-Davies for  outstanding contribution at the Marist Centre.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is COMPANION

Dear Lord Jesus, you are kind and full of compassion. Thank you for offering to be our companion and sharing our concerns as we journey through life. Amen.

 

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  30th  JUNE  2017.

Dear parents

 

On Thursday this week we joined St Luke’s Parish to celebrate the Feast of SS Peter and Paul.

 

As you may beware, every one of our Year 5 children has been learning to play a musical instrument, either trombone, clarinet, flute, cornet, trumpet or baritone. On Wednesday evening this week they performed at The Lowry Theatre in front of a large audience of family and friends. It was an amazing event showcasing the musical talent of our children. They performed and behaved impeccably well, thank you Mr Duignan, Mr Walsh and Mrs Marsland for taking time to ensure that our children experienced this wonderful opportunity.

 

We have been made aware that some parents think that school is closed next Monday 3rd July for INSET training. This was on an original holiday schedule which was very quickly revised and sent to parents.

Just to clarify school is open next Monday 3rd July. School will be open each day until we finish for Summer on Friday 21st July 1.30pm.

 

 

SUMMER FAIR

St Luke’s Summer Fair will take place in the Parish Centre tomorrow Saturday 1st July 1-3pm. I look forward to seeing many of you there. Many thanks to all parents who kindly donated a bottle or some chocolate for the tombola stalls.

 

RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT

May we respectfully ask parents of our Year 6 children to ensure that their £5 donation has been paid towards the cost of their Record of Achievement folder which will be presented to each Year 6 child at our Leavers Mass. This is a very special memento of their time at St Luke’s which contains a special piece of work from each school year. Please contact the school office if you feel that your donation is still outstanding.

 

 

MILK ORDER

We are currently accepting orders for milk for the Autumn term as we return to school in September. Please ensure that your order is placed and payment sent into school no later than Monday 10th July as our order has to be placed with the LA and the dairy. No more orders will be accepted after this date.

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

 

TALKING HOMEWORK

This week’s question is:-

Which joke makes you laugh the most? 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 1st July           Summer Fair in Parish Centre   1-3pm

Sunday 2nd July             First Holy Communion Breakfast 1-3pm

Monday 10th July          ‘Friends’ end of school year disco 

                                         5-6pm (Reception and KS1) 6.30-7.30pm (KS2)

Wednesday 12th July      Year 6 Leavers show 7pm   Invitation only

Thursday  13th  July       Year 6 Leavers show 7pm  Invitation only

Monday 17th July           Re-scheduled Sports Day  EYFS  am and pm

Tuesday 18th July          Re-scheduled Sports Day  KS1 am and KS2 pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Mass 1.15pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Disco  6pm

Friday 21st July              School closes for Summer at 1.30pm

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Ellie Cuddy Routh for always setting a wonderful example to others, always being kind and helpful and always giving 100%.

Class 1 O Catherine Mooney for always having a good attitude towards her work.

Class 2 B  Dylan Ogle for super mental maths recall during our class multiplication challenge!

Class 2 R Harry Smyth for fantastic maths work on fractions, time and number lines.

Class 3 B  Ava Barrett for always giving her best in everything she is asked to do with a smile on her face!

Class 3 H  Joseph Joby for excellent understanding in mental maths.

Class 4 W Ines Costa for working hard during lessons and for making an effort to come to after school activities.

Class 4 P Matilda Knight for being hardworking and a wonderful friend to others. Matilda is a true role model to her peers.

Class 5 D Elizabeth Kinman for always giving her very best and doing everything asked of her with enthusiasm, determination and a smile.

Class 5 G Niamh Courtney for working extremely hard in maths lessons this week.

Class 6 N Finlay Eden for some excellent work in Art and a positive, hard working attitude in class.

Class 6 P Charlie Beaumont for excellent work in maths. He is completing his Theme Park Maths project with focus and determination.

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is SELFLESS

Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for giving your life for us. Thank you too for the example of many selfless people who show us your way of love and kindness. Please help us to be selfless like them. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  23rd JUNE  2017.

Dear parents

 

This Sunday the remaining Year 3 children will be making their First Holy Communion at St Luke’s Church. Please remember them in your prayers.

We also ask that you remember the children from St Peter and Pauls who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last Sunday.

 

Thanks to the generosity of the ‘Friends’ of St Luke’s (pta) all of the children who received their First Holy Communion this year have been invited to a Holy Communion breakfast celebration in the Parish Centre on Sunday 2nd July 1-3pm. They will receive Holy Communion again together in Church during a short Eucharist Celebration followed by a party in the parish centre. The children are invited to wear their First Holy Communion clothes again.

 

 

This morning, we were visited by the very popular ‘Pop Project’. The Pop Project are experienced teachers and musicians and have been providing exciting educational presentations to schools for over 8 years. Today they presented ‘ The six decades of books’ in which they journeyed from the 1950s to present day focusing on the children’s books that were written and published in each decade. The children and teachers got fully involved and really enjoyed it!

 

 

I am delighted to advise that the total raised through the ‘Friends’ activity day sponsored event is £3500. Thank you to all children, parents, grandparents and friends who generously supported this event. The funds will be used to further improve our playground area.

 

ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our Year 6 team did us proud at the championships this week, winning the merit award in the large school category. As a team they performed brilliantly and we have 2 Salford School Champions Isabelle Bryan in 600m and Zara Burns in 60m, well done to each and everyone of them. Good luck to our Year 5 children who will be representing our school at their championships next Tuesday 27th June.

 

ALZHEIMERS COFFEE AFTERNOON

This afternoon was a great success, thanks to your generosity once again we raised £270.90. A cheque in respect of this amount will be sent to Alzheimers support service.

 

SUMMER FAIR

St Luke’s Summer Fair will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 1st July 1-3pm. Once again this year we will be running the toy stall. If you have any good quality new or used toys or items for the tombola stall which you wish to donate, please send them into school as soon as possible.

 

In a change to information on last weeks newsletter next Thursday 29th June  parents are asked to donate for the school fair, with Friday 30th June now being the non uniform day, our way of saying Thank You!  Children in EYFS are asked to donate some chocolate and children in KS1 and KS2 are asked to donate a bottle for the bottle tombola if these could be sent into school on Thursday.

The change has been made as we are attending Mass with the Parish on Thursday 29th to celebrate the Feast of St Peter and Paul and we would prefer children to look smart in their uniform and on Friday a number of children are on a visit to High school and Nursery is closed.

 

CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS

Class photograph proof cards have now been sent home with each child. If you wish to place an order please return the order and correct money to school no later than next Thursday 29th June.  No orders will be accepted after this date.

 

MILK ORDER

We are currently accepting orders for milk for the Autumn term as we return to school in September. Please ensure that your order is placed and payment sent into school no later than Monday 10th July as our order has to be placed with the LA and the dairy. No more orders will be accepted after this date.

 

ST AMBROSE BARLOW RC HIGH PARENT SCHOOL COUNCIL

St Ambrose Barlow RC High Parent School Council is hosting an evening of cricket, accompanied by drinks and a BBQ.

Friday 30th June 7pm till late.

The event takes place at Swinton Cricket Club 1 Deansway Road M27 0HW. Tickets £2 per person.

Tickets available from St Ambrose Barlow School office. 0161 921 1570 or from Mrs Marsland here at school

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

 

TALKING HOMEWORK

This week’s question is:-

 

Which story character would you like to be and why?

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

IMPRORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Sunday 25th June           St Luke’s Church Holy Communion     2pm

Tuesday 27th June         Yr 5 Athletics Championships   Cleveleys Track Winton   4pm

Thursday 29th June        ‘Bring chocolate or a bottle for the Summer Fair day’.

Friday 30th June            Non uniform day to say Thank you!

Friday 30th June            Nursery closed due to visits for children starting in September.

Saturday 1st July           Summer Fair in Parish Centre   1-3pm

Sunday 2nd July             First Holy Communion Breakfast 1-3pm

Monday 10th July          ‘Friends’ end of school year disco 

                                         5-6pm (Reception and KS1) 6.30-7.30pm (KS2)

Wednesday 12th July      Year 6 Leavers show 7pm   Invitation only

Thursday  13th  July       Year 6 Leavers show 7pm  Invitation only

Monday 17th July           Re-scheduled Sports Day  EYFS  am and pm

Tuesday 18th July          Re-scheduled Sports Day  KS1 am and KS2 pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Mass 1.15pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Disco  6pm

Friday 21st July              School closes for Summer at 1.30pm

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Samsoon Shamshad for trying really hard to focus with his handwriting practice and in English lessons.

Class 1 O Matilda Crimes for trying really hard and completing all of her homework.

Class 2 B Julia Cichocka for fantastic work in maths when rounding to estimate.

Class 2 R Oliver Whittingham for trying really hard with his writing- Good effort Oliver!

Class 3 B Alex Kennedy for always giving 100% in everything he is asked to do. Well done Alex!

Class 3 H Austin Partington for his positive attitude towards his written work and for responding so well to advice.

Class 4 W  Joshua Emery for a fantastic effort with his writing. Joshua has really tried hard to use his imagination and personification in his story writing.

Class 4 P Lewis Lynch for a remarkable improvement with his writing. Lewis has really thought about his vocabulary choices in recent writing tasks.

Class 5 D Noah Smith for calm, careful and thoroughly thoughtful work all week.

Class 5 G Shannon Doherty for her outstanding effort with her reading.

Class 6 N Noah Smout for some fantastic art work in class showing off his talents as an artist.

Class 6 P Shanhi Jones for creating a beautiful picture inspired by the work of Hundertwasser.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is COURAGE

Dear Lord,  Please give us the courage always to do and say what is right and help us to remember that we can always put our faith in you. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  16th JUNE  2017.

Dear parents

 

This Sunday more of our Year 3 children will be making their First Holy Communion at St Luke’s Church.

Please remember them in your prayers.

 

Please continue to send your sponsor money into school, your response has been amazing! If we could ask that money is sent into school no later than next Monday 19th June and we will then be in a position to advise you how much money was raised.

 

 

ALZHEIMERS COFFEE AFTERNOON

This afternoon we will be holding an afternoon tea in the school hall 2.15pm till 3.15pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be served by our Year 6 children.

All donations will go to Alzheimer’s Society. Please do try to pop along and support this event.

Any cakes left will be sold on the playground at 3.15pm.

 

SUMMER FAIR

St Luke’s Summer Fair will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 1st July 1-3pm. Once again this year we will be running the toy stall. If you have any good quality new or used toys or items for the tombola stall which you wish to donate, please send them into school as soon as possible. Thursday 29th June will be a non uniform day in school when parents are asked to donate for the school fair. Children in EYFS are asked to donate some chocolate and children in KS1 and KS2 are asked to donate a bottle for the bottle tombola.

 

NURSERY AND RECEPTION NEW PARENT MEETINGS

Meetings for parents of children who will be starting in our Nursery and Reception classes in September will take place next Tuesday 20th June and Wednesday 21st June respectively at 7pm. I am delighted to announce that once again this year we are fully subscribed in both Nursery and Reception classes. May I remind you that these meetings are for parents only. Nursery will be closed next Friday 30th June to enable children starting in September to visit our school.

 

MILK ORDER

We are currently accepting orders for milk for the Autumn term as we return to school in September. Please ensure that your order is placed and payment sent into school no later than Monday 10th July as our order has to be placed with the LA and the dairy. No more orders will be accepted after this date.

 

ST AMBROSE BARLOW RC HIGH PARENT SCHOOL COUNCIL

St Ambrose Barlow RC High Parent School Council is hosting an evening of cricket, accompanied by drinks and a BBQ.

Friday 30th June 7pm till late.

The event takes place at Swinton Cricket Club 1 Deansway Road M27 0HW. Tickets £2 per person.

Tickets available from St Ambrose Barlow School office. 0161 921 1570

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

 

TALKING HOMEWORK

This week’s question is:-

 

What rules would you have if you were head teacher for the day?

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

IMPRORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 18th June            St Luke’s Church Holy Communion    2pm

Tuesday 20th June          Nursery new parent meeting       7pm

Tuesday 20th June         Yr 6 Athletics Championships  Cleveleys Track Winton  4pm

Wednesday 21st June     Reception new parent meeting    7pm

Sunday 25th June           St Luke’s Church Holy Communion     2pm

Tuesday 27th June         Yr 5 Athletics Championships   Cleveleys Track Winton   4pm

Thursday 29th June       Non uniform ‘Bring chocolate or a bottle for the Summer Fair day’.

Friday 30th June            Nursery closed due to visits for children starting in September.

Saturday 1st July           Summer Fair in Parish Centre   1-3pm

Sunday 2nd July             First Holy Communion Breakfast 1-3pm

Monday 10th July          ‘Friends’ end of school year disco 

                                         5-6pm (Reception and KS1) 6.30-7.30pm (KS2)

Wednesday 12th July      Year 6 Leavers show 7pm   Invitation only

Thursday  13th  July       Year 6 Leavers show 7pm  Invitation only

Monday 17th July           Re-scheduled Sports Day  EYFS  am and pm

Tuesday 18th July          Re-scheduled Sports Day  KS1 am and KS2 pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Mass 1.15pm

Thursday 20th July        Year 6 Leavers Disco  6pm

Friday 21st July              School closes for Summer at 1.30pm

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Isabelle Livesey for being a kind, caring and helpful member of class, who has grown in confidence.

Class 1 O Joshua Beaumont for some super work with fractions this week.

Class 2 B  Laila Whitehead for making phenomenal progress in phonics. Laila always applies what she has learnt in her reading and writing.

Class 2 R  Meysey Corder for trying really hard with her joined up writing.

Class 3  Jacob Scott for huge improvement in his handwriting and trying his best to use the handwriting lines. Super effort Jacob!

Class 3 H  Rhian Battison for her wonderful handwriting and neatly presented work!

Class 4 W Grace Buckley for writing a fantastic description of Robin Hood. Grace really tried hard to include adverbs and adjectives to make her sentences exciting.

Class 4 P Oscar Kershaw for being an excellent mathematician and having a positive attitude towards everything he does.

Class 5 D Louie Gordon for his enthusiastic and much more careful approach to all work and especially to his maths.

Class 5 G Max Allen for his fantastic handwriting! Max has worked really hard to keep his writing neat.

Class 6 N Halle Christian for completing a fantastic ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’ poster. Halle can always be relied on to put a huge amount of effort into all she attempts.

Class 6 P  Phoebe Smout for excellent batting and fielding skills and a wonderful attitude in the Salford Girls cricket tournament.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is NOURISH

Dear Lord, help us to stay united to Jesus, let us be nourished by daily prayer and by sharing in the Sacraments. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  9th JUNE  2017.

Dear parents

 

It was good to return to school on Monday following our two week break.

 

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Parent’s drop in this week to look at the work in your child’s books. It was particularly nice to see children eagerly talking parents through the work they have been doing.  Thank you to those who were able to attend. I thought the event was a success and I would like to keep this as the format for the second parents’ evening of the year. I think for the first parents’ evening of the year it is important for parents to have the opportunity to sit down with the new class teacher so we will be looking to keep the first parents’ evening the same as it always has been or similar. I would welcome your thoughts and suggestions should you have any.

Today there has been great excitement around school as our children and staff completed the ‘Friends’ (PTA) activity day challenges to help raise funds for resources to even further improve our playground area.

Please can I ask that sponsor money is sent into school by next Friday 16th June, I will advise you of the final amount on next week’s newsletter. Thank you for your support!

 

Some of our Year 3 children from St Luke’s Parish will make their First Holy Communion this Sunday at 2pm. We are looking forward to sharing this special day with them and would ask you to remember them in your prayers. May I take this opportunity to thank the ‘Friends’ of St Luke’s (PTA) for presenting our boys with a special Holy Communion dated tie and our girls with a special bracelet to celebrate this wonderful day. They have arranged for a professional photographer to be at church from 1pm onwards to take an individual and a family photo which will be paid for by the ‘Friends’ and donated to each child.

 

 

TALKING HOMEWORK

As previously advised weekly ‘Talking Homework’  will involve a short thinking question that can be discussed at the dining table, before bedtime, on the way to school etc and can be used with all ages- including adults! The more people involved in answering and discussing each question, the better.

We know that spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing.

 

This week’s question is:-

 

You have the power to invent a new country, what would it be like?

 

CALLING ALL BAKERS

We are supporting Alzheimer’s Cupcake Day. We will be holding an afternoon tea in the school hall next  Friday 16th June 2.15pm till 3.15pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be served by our Year 6 children. Please consider donating cakes to support this event raising much needed funds for the Alzheimers Society, cakes can be dropped off at school anytime next week before the event. Any cakes left will be sold on the playground at 3.15pm.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S George Kinman for an excellent attitude to work showing great concentration and attention.

Class 1 O Lucy Parry for her wonderful hard work all week and sharing her ideas.

Class 2 B Charlie Boden for trying really hard and always giving 100% effort.

Class 2 R Raphael Hall for fantastic problem solving work involving money and finding change.

Class 3 B Leon Sony for asking thoughtful questions and showing interest and respect when learning about his First Holy Communion.

Class 3 H Niqa Condino for setting a shining example to others with her behaviour and positive attitude.

Class 4 W Logan Clancy for a fantastic piece of artwork whilst studying L S Lowry.

Class 4 P Leo Corrigan for his excellent writing and mathematical skills. Leo works hard everyday.

Class 5 D Matthew Christian for his excellent attitude towards reading and the brilliant use he makes of written language.

Class 5 G Daithi Murphy for showing a great understanding of the poem ‘The Highwayman’.

Class 6 N Caitlin Bentham for displaying her ability to ‘ plan’, ‘organise’ and ‘action’ when completing her Theme Park Maths project.

Class 6 P Reuben Gill for having a mature attitude and great sense of humour. He is a pleasure to teach!

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is LOVE

‘To live well is to love God with all your heart’.

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  19th MAY  2017.

Dear parents

Unfortunately the weather was very unkind to us this week and we were forced to cancel the planned sports days.  Although on both days the weather seemed ok, the decision to cancel was based on the fact that the ground was waterlogged and very slippery. If we can reschedule them after half term we will do so and advise parents as soon as we can.

 

‘Starting next half term we will trial a ‘Talking Homework’ on our weekly newsletter. It will involve a short thinking question that can be discussed at the dining table, before bedtime, on the way to school etc and can be used with all ages- including adults! The more people involved in answering and discussing each question, the better.

We know that spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary.

Here is a taster of what to expect:-

‘You are sat on the rug in front of the fire, suddenly it lifts up and begins to float in the air. Where would you ask it to take you and why?’

Any feedback on this at the end of the term will be very much appreciated.

Mr Noblet.’

 

CALLING ALL BAKERS

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be supporting Alzheimer’s Cupcake Day. We will be holding an afternoon tea in the school hall on Friday 16th June 2.15pm till 3.15pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be served by our Year 6 children. Please consider donating cakes to support this event raising much needed funds for the Alzheimers Society. Any cakes left will be sold on the playground at 3.15pm.

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CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS

A reminder that our school photographer, John Hunt, will be in school on Wednesday 7th June to take our class group photos.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

As we return to school after our half term break we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. Please ensure that £2 dinner money is sent into school each day in a purse or wallet clearly marked with your child’s name.

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Lucas Kerrane for working hard on his handwriting and improved presentation this week.

Class 1 O Rory Panter for great participation in class and being confident to read his story to other classes.

Class 2 B Matylda Widejko for making fantastic progress in reading. Well done Matylda!

Class 2 R Noah Cronshaw for always trying his best and working hard at everything.

Class 3 B Riley Lavery for showing a hard working attitude to all his work this half term.

Class 3 H Alfie Mack for writing a wonderful letter from one of the characters in ‘Ratburger’.

Class 4 W Reede Wallace for trying really hard in everything this week!

Class 4 P Thomas Kelly for writing a superb poem using some fantastic similes. Tommy really used his imagination with this task.

Class 5 D Shaquille Burton for showing skills as both a wonderful poetry producer and for dramatic diary writing.

Class 5 G Madison Crimes for good maths work. Madison was one of the first to solve a challenging maths problem.

Class 6 N Finley Harrop-Bithell for overcoming some work challenges and showing a good attitude and focus towards his work in class.

Class 6 P Temitope Ajetunmobi for being a kind , caring and considerate  classmate and always doing everything with a smile on her face.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is HELPER

Dear Lord Jesus, please send your Holy Spirit into our lives to be our helper and to guide us so that we can be a great help to those around us. Amen

 

School closes today for our Whit half term. We re-open on Monday 5th June. We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday.

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  12th MAY  2017.

Dear parents

Well done to our Year 6 and Year 2 children who have been sitting their SAT’s this week. They have all worked really hard and have done their very best which is all we can ask. Well done to each and every one of them.

 

Thanks to your generosity, this week we were delighted to be able to send a cheque for £929.00 to Caritas in respect of monies raised through the St Josephs Penny boxes during Lent. Caritas offer much needed support to local vulnerable children and families.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

The final meeting of the children with their catechists in the Sacramental programme will take place in the Parish Centre this Sunday 14th May at 2pm. At the same time there will be the usual meeting with parents. It is very important that the children do not miss this final meeting.

 

CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS

Advance notice that our school photographer, John Hunt, will be in school on Wednesday 7th June to take our class group photos.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.

 

SPORTSDAYS

A reminder that  sports days will take place on the following days next week;-

Key Stage 1 (Classes 1S,1O, 2B and 2R)  Wednesday 17th May 9.30am Lightoaks Park

Key Stage 2 (Classes 3B, 3H, 4W,4P,5D,5G,6N and 6P) Wednesday 17th May 1.30pm Lightoaks Park

EYFS 1 and 2 Thursday 18th May am and pm

All subject to weather conditions on the day. Our school website will be updated on the day if we have to cancel due to bad weather.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Daisy Scarsbrook for wonderful intonation and engagement when reading aloud to an adult.

Class 1 O Kia Appleton for always showing a mature, positive attitude when working independently.

Class 2 B Clark Mariano for showing excellent problem solving skills when solving one and two step problems.

Class 2 R Gabi Golebczyk for being a fantastic member of our class, always kind and caring.

Class 3 B Ruby Blake for an amazing week, finishing off by writing the most fantastic letter about the values of our school.

Class 3 H Robbie Eden for his kind, caring and friendly attitude which makes him such a popular member of our class!

Class 4 W Niamh Corsten for writing a fantastic ghost story.

Class 4 P  Mia Thomas for being a mature member of Year 4. Mia always works hard and approaches every task with enthusiasm.

Class 5 D Igor Osarinmwian  for an amazing diary entry in response to the story of the Prodigal Son.

Class 5 G Scarlett Doyle for her hard working attitude in all lessons.

Class 6 N and 6P The award this week goes to all of our wonderful Year 6 children for putting an outstanding amount of effort into this year’s SAT’s tests. We are very proud of all your achievements.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is TRUST

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for teaching us the truth and showing us the way to everlasting life. Please help us always to place our trust in you . Amen

 

NON UNIFORM DAY

A reminder that school closes for our Whit break next Friday 19th May at 3.15pm. As usual this will be a non uniform day, children are invited to wear non uniform in return for a £1 donation to school funds.

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  5th MAY  2017.

Dear parents

 

Our Year 6 children will be doing their Sats tests next week. They and their teachers have been working really hard and are now ready to be the best that they can be. Could I ask you to remember them in your prayers throughout the week. We pray that they may be calm and focused and that their hard work is justly rewarded.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

A reminder that this years sportsdays will take place on the following days;-

Key Stage 1 (Classes 1S,1O, 2B and 2R)  Wednesday 17th May 9.30am Lightoaks Park

Key Stage 2 (Classes 3B, 3H, 4W,4P,5D,5G,6N and 6P) Wednesday 17th May 1.30pm Lightoaks Park

EYFS 1 and 2 Thursday 18th May am and pm (times to be confirmed)

All subject to weather conditions on the day.

 

REQUEST FOR LEGO

May I say a big thank you to those many parents who have kindly donated Lego to school. This will be used to support curriculum group work, if you would like to still donate please free to do so and your donations will be gratefully received.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Harry Roles for being kind, caring and looking after his friends.

Class 1 O Alexander Waterhouse for working hard on his green for growth, making his teacher tickled pink and applying it to his work.

Class 2 B John Denton for working really hard in maths on addition and never giving up even when it becomes challenging.

Class 2 R Madison Pemberton for trying really hard to improve her handwriting.

Class 3 B Chloe Kettle for her wonderful contribution to our prayer songs and role playing activities at the Marist Centre.

Class 3 H Rosa Stead for reading aloud in class fluently and with confidence.

Class 4 W Gian Lobete for being a polite and hardworking member of Year 4. Gian always gives 100% in everything he does.

Class 4 P Matilda Knight for writing an excellent ghost story using superb vocabulary.

Class 5 D Katie Semple for making ever greater efforts to work with precision, imagination  flare and care resulting in rich and wonderful work.

Class 5 G Bobby Green for his fantastic effort with his work. Bobby has a good attitude and shows enthusiasm completing tasks.

Class 6 N Jayden Okoli for some excellent work in maths this week and showing a fantastic attitude at school.

Class 6 P Owen Simcock for having a mature attitude, working hard and being incredibly focused this term in preparation for next week’s Sats tests.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is LIFE

Dear Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd who knows us by name and guides us through life. Help us to hear your voice and follow you always. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  28th APRIL  2017.

Dear parents

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school after the Easter break and we are now looking forward to the Summer term ahead.

 

As you know the month of May is a month dedicated to Mary the Mother of Our Lord. During the month of May as a school we will increase our devotion to Mary, we will be including the Hail Mary as part of our prayers as well as singing some of the beautiful hymns to Mary both old and new.

 

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, the current campaign ends on 2nd May.  Many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu. As the old style £5 note is being withdrawn from circulation, please be advised that as from next Tuesday 2nd May the old style £5 will not be accepted by Citywide for payment of school dinners.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

This years sportsdays will take place on the following days;-

Key Stage 1 (Classes 1S,1O, 2B and 2R)  Wednesday 17th May 9.30am Lightoaks Park

Key Stage 2 (Classes 3B, 3H, 4W,4P,5D,5G,6N and 6P) Wednesday 17th May 1.30pm Lightoaks Park

EYFS 1 and 2 Thursday 18th May am and pm (times to be confirmed)

All subject to weather conditions on the day.

 

SCHOOL BUILDING FUND /GIFT AID PLEDGES

As we have now started the Summer Term, we will be sending out reminder letters to those parents who have pledged to donate each term. If you would prefer to donate monthly by standing order, please contact the school office to discuss.

May we remind all parents who kindly donate and who have signed a Gift Aid Declaration that you must inform us if your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income or if you change name or address.

If you do not currently donate and would like details of the scheme, please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs McNorton.

On behalf of Governing Body, staff and pupils, ‘thank- you’ for your continued support of this scheme.

 

SCHOOL CHOIR PRACTICE

Please be advised that, as Monday is a bank holiday, choir practise next week will be on Tuesday 2nd May 3.15pm to 4.15pm.

 

 

REQUEST FOR LEGO

Mrs Kerrane is planning to use Lego to assist with some of our curriculum group work. If you have any pieces or sets of Lego that your children no longer use, we would be very grateful if you would consider donating these to school.  I can assure you that they would be put to good use!

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Daisy Scarsbrook for joining in more confidently during carpet sessions and always presenting her work beautifully.

Class 1 O Louie Valleley for always coming into school with a smile and giving 100% in everything!

Class 2 B Olivia Croucher for writing a fantastic postcard using a range of sentence types.

Class 2 R Brody Carpenter for trying really hard  in his independent working.

Class 3 B Alexander Stokoe for creating a wonderful homework poster on foods we should eat and why.

Class 3 H Billy Brown for a determined and positive attitude when tackling multiplication puzzles.

Class 4 W Ines Costa for some fantastic work on money problems in maths this week. Ines never gave up when she found some a challenge.

Class 4 P Leon MuGuigan Lazo for working hard all week and settling back into St Luke’s so quickly.

Class 5 D Maddison Arnold for her hard work and classroom enthusiasm, manners and kindness towards others.

Class 5 G Alice Hanna for some excellent research homework on Fair Trade.

Class 6 N Joshua Blake for an excellent attitude towards his maths work. Joshua is now reaping the rewards for showing that extra focus in class.

Class 6 P Ashton Hughes for always being hardworking and polite- exactly how we would want a Year 6 pupil to be.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is JESUS

Dear Lord Jesus, we thank you for always being there for us. Help us to recognise you as we journey through life together. Amen

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  7th APRIL 2017.

Dear parents

 

School has been a good place to be during Lent with both children and adults supporting each other in prayer and helping the needy with our donations to St Joseph’s Penny. Thank you to all children and families who are continuing to fill their St Joseph’s Penny boxes. We ask that all boxes are returned to school by next Wednesday 12th April. After Easter we will let you know the final total amount collected and a cheque in respect of this will be sent to Caritas.

 

We now prepare to go into Holy Week and look forward to celebrating the Great Feast of Easter.

 

Our Lower Key Stage 2 children have been working hard preparing for their Easter Service. My thanks go to all staff who have worked so hard with the children. Our Easter Service will take place in Church next Tuesday 11th April at 1.45pm. All parents, grandparents and friends are invited to attend.

 

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL CHOIR

Parents are reminded that there will be no choir next Monday 10th April. Choir will resume as we return from Easter holidays on Monday 24th April.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Maria Joby for outstanding presentation in all her class books. Maria’s writing is beautiful.

Class 1 O Leo Taylor for trying really hard with the presentation of his RE work.

Class 2 B Finlay Mulhall for always contributing in class and putting 100% into everything he does. Finlay does everything with a smile!

Class 2 R  Gabriella Golebczyk for fantastic fraction work in maths this week.

Class 3 B Alex Stokoe for writing a thoughtful and descriptive Easter story about the Stations of the Cross.

Class 3 H Sean Tohill for always taking care to present his work neatly.

Class 4 W Finley Gee for trying really hard to concentrate during lessons and complete his work. Keep it up Finley!

Class 4 P Bobby Arnold for writing a fantastic unicorn report. Bobby does everything with a smile on his face.

Class 5 D Grace Martin for the excellent content, quality and presentation of every single piece of work she produces.

 

Class 5 G Tyler Freeman for some excellent Maths work. Tyler always gives his best and never gives up.

Class 6 N  Phoebe Smout for always having an excellent attitude to school and making great strides in maths.

Class 6 P  Temitope Ajetunmobi for outstanding effort this year. Temi has a great attitude and continually works hard, making great progress.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is PEACE

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for our special time together. Please help us to know your perfect peace and to share that peace with those around us. Amen

 

School closes for Easter next Wednesday 12th April at 1.30pm. This will be a non uniform day.

 

As this is the last newsletter of this term I would like to thank our children and their teachers and support staff for their hard work and to parents for your continued support.

 

May God Bless you and your families, wishing you a Holy and Peaceful Easter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER   31st  MARCH  2017.

Dear parents

 

With just over 1 week of Lent remaining in school we are trying to encourage each other to sustain our Lenten promises and to try to change in some small way to prepare for the great feast of Easter.

 

Our Lower KS2 children continue to work hard preparing for the Easter Service which takes place in St Luke’s Church on Tuesday 11th April at 1.45pm. All parents are warmly invited to attend.

 

Please remember to send your St Josephs Penny boxes into school before our Easter holidays.

 

Easter raffle tickets are on sale in the playground at lunchtimes, 20p per ticket. The raffle will take place in school on Wednesday 12th April.

 

Please be reminded that school closes for Easter on Wednesday 12th April at 1.30pm as per our holiday schedule. Recently we have been contacted by a number of parents regarding our term dates. If you ‘google’ search St Luke’s RC holidays you will be taken to a School Holiday website. This website does not contain accurate holiday details. If you wish to confirm our holidays please check our official school website or if in doubt speak to our office staff.

 

MILK ORDERS

Letters have now been sent home regarding the milk order for the Summer Term. All orders must be placed no later than Monday 3rd April.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CRICKET

Please be advised that tonight will be the last after school cricket session. The planned session for next week has been cancelled.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Luke Martin for joining in enthusiastically during French lessons.

Class 1 O  Jacob Chico for being an ‘always’ child, always giving 100% effort.

Class 2 B Nauman Maqsood for always working hard and for having an excellent attitude towards his work.

Class 2 R Ada McPherson for always getting on with her work sensibly, calmly and confidently.

Class 3 B Marcus Wibberley for making a huge effort to concentrate and do his best throughout the whole week.

Class 3 H Oliver Kotlarz for trying really hard with his handwriting and the presentation of his work.

Class 4 W Joe Whitehaed for being a polite hardworking member of 4W. Joe always tries his best  and has been working really hard for his part in the Easter service.

Class 4 P Thomas Aspinall for achieving excellent results in his end of term tests. Keep up the good work Thomas!

Class 5 D Sarah Cranny for excellent efforts to make the very best use of her time and potential in tests this week.

Class 5 G  Jasmin Marsland for working really hard in her maths achieving a fantastic score in her maths test.

Class 6 N Joe Wooliscroft for trying really hard in maths resulting in a great score and having an excellent attitude in his approach to problem solving.

Class 6 P Amber Bethell for an excellent attitude to work in all lessons. Her hard work is reflected in the brilliant progress Amber is making.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is COMPASSION

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of everlasting life. Please help us to be more loving and compassionate as we journey through Lent together. Amen

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  24th  MARCH  2017.

Dear parents

 

Our Lower KS2 children continue to work hard preparing for the Easter Service which takes place in St Luke’s Church on Tuesday 11th April at 1.45pm. All parents are warmly invited to attend.

 

Please remember to send your St Josephs Penny boxes into school before our Easter holidays.

 

Easter raffle tickets are on sale in the playground at lunchtimes, 20p per ticket. The raffle will take place in school on Wednesday 12th April.

 

MILK ORDERS

Letters have now been sent home regarding the milk order for the Summer Term. All orders must be placed no later than Monday 3rd April.

 

CHOIR PRACTISE

Parents are advised that choir practise has been cancelled for next Monday 27th March. It will resume at the usual time the following week.

 

COFFEE AFTERNOON

All parents, grandparents and friends are invited to our next coffee afternoon. It will be held in our school hall next Friday 31st March 2pm till 3.15pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet up in school and have a chat over coffee and cake! Please try to come along and support us. Any donation of cakes will be greatly received.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Zane Watson for showing great perseverance and attitude towards his writing when retelling the story ‘Cinderella’.

Class 1 O Ayompio Olu-Davies for being an amazing contributor to class discussion.

Class 2 B Dylan Ogle for working so hard in maths this week on multiplication arrays and problems.

Class 2 R Elizabeth McManus for giving extra attention to spellings and handwriting to produce some beautiful work!

Class 3 B Finley Fitzpatrick for wonderful directions through a maze using clockwise, anti clockwise , ¼ and ½ turns.

Class 3 H Sam Cooper for always being willing to share his great ideas with the class during class discussions.

Class 4 W William Coney for having a more mature attitude towards his learning and completing his work independently.

Class 4 P Nicole Patton for having a positive attitude and being a marvellous friend to everybody. Nicole is a true role model.

Class 5 D Max Mendle for his hard work in class and his mature attitude in general.

Class 5 G Keane O’Shaughnessy for always being a kind and thoughtful child. A lovely member of the class.

Class 6 N Grace Sharples-Lewis for some excellent improvements in her maths work. Grace is growing in confidence and starting to believe she can achieve.

Class 6 P Lewis Warburton for making an effort to overcome challenges and stay focussed during lessons.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is HEALING

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the healing you bring to our lives. Help us to see you more clearly- to believe in you and to share your light and healing with all those around us. Amen

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  17th  MARCH  2017.

Dear parents

 

We are continuing to prepare for Easter using the Wednesday Word as our main focus.

 

Our Lower KS2 children continue to work hard preparing for the Easter Service which takes place in St Luke’s Church on Tuesday 11th April at 1.45pm.

 

Thank you to all children and their families as they continue to fill their St Josephs Penny boxes. All monies collected will be sent to Caritas who support local vulnerable children and their families.

 

A parent has been to see me about what can be done about the regular appearance of dog mess on Park Lane pavement along which a good number of our children walk each morning. Following contact with the council, pavement notices have been put in place but these have a short life and will no doubt be ignored by the inconsiderate dog owners. I am at a loss as to know what more could be done and would welcome any ideas that parents might have as to how we can eradicate this problem. If I could urge parents to contact the council directly to complain about the situation hoping that after enough phone calls they will be aware how bad the situation is.

 

BOOK FAIR

The book fair has arrived and will be in school hall at 3.15pm next Monday and Tuesday. Please do try to come along and support us. On Wednesday this week we launched the book fair with our children coming into school dressed as a character from a favourite book, thank you children for your enthusiasm and to our parents for their efforts and encouragement. We welcomed a local author into school for a questions and answer session and  in the afternoon our older children paired up with the younger children reading books together and ended the afternoon previewing the books available at the fair. A great fun day of reading together!

 

EASTER RAFFLE

Once again this year one of our welfare ladies, Miss Mags, has kindly donated Easter eggs for our Easter raffle. Tickets, 20p each, will be on sale in the playground at break and dinner times starting next week. The draw will take place in school as we finish for Easter.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

ROBIN AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES

Salford Charter Players proudly present ‘Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies’ a show for all the family. St Luke’s Parish Centre Saturday 8th April performances at 3pm and 7.30pm and Sunday April 9th at 2pm. Tickets £6 adults and £4 children/concessions

Please contact Gill on 07528891062 for further information and tickets.

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Sienna Bird for working more confidently and independently in her maths work, demonstrating a good understanding of multiplication.

Class 1 O Olivia Buckley for using joining words in her sentences when writing independently.

Class 2 B Clare George for always joining in and for being a good role model for the class.

Class 2 R Finlay Grant for showing a positive attitude and trying really hard with all his work.

Class 3 B Conor O’Reilly for writing a fantastic description of the character and setting from the video clip ‘The eye of the storm’.

Class 3 H Katie Whyment- McAllister for great work on James and the giant Peach in English this week.

Class 4 W Julia Zelechowska for her fantastic effort in learning lines and practising her characters actions in preparation for our Easter service.

Class 4 P Maxine Dzogang for enthusiastically learning her lines and getting into character for the Easter service.

Class 5 D Amelia Harris for the thought and the effort that she put into making her World Book Day costume and for her attitude to reading too.

Class 5 G Sophia Cheston for settling well into her new class. Sophia has made lots of new friends and will be a valuable addition to St Luke’s school.

Class 6 N Erin Denton for making excellent progress in her reading and SPAG scores. Erin always does her best and never gives up.

Class 6 P Deejay Jemmett for working incredibly hard and being wonderfully creative across all areas of the curriculum. Deejay has a positive outlook and always has a lovely smile.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Words are God’s Love

Dear Lord Jesus, please help our family to grow in your love and to share your love with others through the way we live our lives. Amen

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  10th  MARCH  2017.

Dear parents

 

We are continuing to prepare for Easter using the Wednesday Word as our main focus.

 

Thank you to all children and their families as they continue to fill their St Josephs Penny boxes. All monies collected will be sent to Caritas who support local vulnerable children and their families.

 

BOOK FAIR

The book fair will arrive in school next week. The fair will take place in the school hall at 3.15pm from Wednesday 15th March until Tuesday 21st March. On Wednesday 15th March, to help launch the book fair, children are invited to dress up as their favourite character from a book. We are hoping to allow the children dressed in their costumes to visit the book fair in the afternoon to preview what will be on sale. Please try to come along and support us and remember that the World Book Day vouchers can be used against any purchase £2.99 or over.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

Parents are reminded that the next meeting for the children and their catechists will be held in the Parish Centre this Sunday 12th March at 2pm. It is most important that children and their parents attend these preparation meetings.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.  On Wednesday Citywide will be serving a special menu to help us celebrate World Book Day and the launch of the book fair.

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Harlie O’Toole for beautiful handwriting and presentation in her work.

Class 1 O Poppy Ellam for using some exciting and ambitious vocabulary.

Class 2 B Erin Lopez for working really hard in maths when focusing on time.

Class 2 R Charlie Smethurst for excellent reading skills during maths work.

Class 3 B Joseph Mulvenna for wonderful acting and ideas when discussing our poem “The Spider and the Fly”.

Class 3 H Ava Green for fantastic participation in all guided reading sessions.

Class 4 W Finn McCormack for being a great sportsman and representing St Luke’s in the best possible way.

Class 4 P David Cristovas for working hard and having an excellent attitude to his work. David has settled into St Luke’s wonderfully.

Class 5 D Eliza Gribbin  for the wonderful thought and care she has put into work she can be more than proud of.

Class 5 G Leah Manoj John for composing a piece of writing, advising two characters on how they could solve their dilemma.

Class 6 N Joshua Blake for some excellent work in maths this week, giving his best and never giving up when solving a problem.

Class 6 P Emma McAuley for producing a fabulous written argument and implementing all the key features.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is ENCOURAGEMENT

 Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to strengthen and encourage us. Please help us to be more like you- to be an encouragement to all those around us. Amen

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  3rd  MARCH  2017.

Dear parents

It was good to start the season of Lent together as a whole school celebrating Mass and receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday with the parish community. During Lent we are encouraging the children and each other to try and be better people as we prepare for the great feast of Easter.

 

ST JOSEPH’S PENNY BOXES

This week each child will bring home their St Joseph’s Penny box. The St Joseph’s Penny collection is an annual charity appeal throughout Lent run by Caritas Diocese of Salford. The money raised will support local vulnerable children and families. The filled money boxes can be brought into school anytime during Lent.

 

GOOGLE  EXPEDITIONS

Imagine exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in an afternoon? Well the children of St. Luke’s were lucky enough to experience this when we invited ‘Google Expeditions’ into the school on Thursday.

The children could take field trips right from their classroom, exploring collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way. With Expeditions, teachers could take students on immersive, virtual journeys.

The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they travelled the world and realised what a beautiful, diverse planet that we live on. 

 

 

 

INCONSIDERATE PARKING AROUND SCHOOL

Once again this week I have received a phone call from a neighbour living on Park Lane regarding inconsiderate parking resulting in a blocked driveway and verbal and offensive gestures from one of our parents. Please may I ask that you are respectful to others at all times and to refrain from any form of abuse as we do not consider this behaviour to be a true reflection of our school, I have asked neighbours to take pictures of cars blocking driveways to enable me to identify parents and I will be speaking to those parents directly.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS.

Please continue to collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support!

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S James Allen for showing excellent control during PE whilst learning his tennis skills.

Class 2 B Eliana Bradbury-Ingram for some superb responses to questions across all lessons this week.

Class 2 R Matylda Widejko for writing a fantastic kenning and performing it with enthusiasm in front of the class.

Class 3 B Aiva O’Connor- Lacey for giving 100% in everything she is asked to do. A great start to the new term!

Class 3 H Olympia Jones for great participation in maths this week during the mental starter.

Class 4 W Lily Buckley for being a pleasant and hardworking member of 4W. Lily always tries her best in lessons and always has a smile on her face.

Class 4 P Jack Pemberton for working hard and having a mature attitude when working independently.

Class 5 D Kevin Samu for the excellent quality of his holiday homework.

Class 5 G Alfie Deacon for achieving the maximum score in a times tables test.

Class 6 N Finlay Eden for writing a thoughtful Lenten promise in RE.

Class 6 P Ellis Rowlands for showing great listening skills  and responding brilliantly when discussing our class story.

Well done to everyone!

 

 

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is LENT

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come they will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

 

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  17th  FEBRUARY  2017.

Dear parents

As you are aware, school was inspected by Ofsted on Tuesday. I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for your overwhelming support in the positive comments received by Ofsted as part of the process. The children were a credit to the school and did us proud. I would also like to thank all staff for all their hard work and commitment to the children of St Luke’s school each and every day. We now await the inspector’s report which should be published within the next four weeks.

 

LLEDR HALL

As this newsletter is being prepared we are eagerly waiting to welcome back to school our Year 6 children safe and sound from their residential trip to Lledr Hall. Reports back to school and the many pictures posted on our school website all suggest that they have had a great time and have memories they will treasure forever. A big thank you must go to Mr Noblet, Miss Palmer, Mrs Harb and Miss Delaney and their families for the generous giving of their time and care.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

The campaign is now well underway. Please collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

As we return to school after half term we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

BOOK FAIR

The book fair is on its way back to school, Wednesday 15th March till Tuesday 21st March each day at 3.15pm in the school hall. Please make a note of these dates and try to come along and support us and remember that the £1 World Book Day vouchers will be available to use against any purchase of £2.99 or above.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Emma Ballantyne for making a fantastic microphone in history and expressing herself in the talent show.

Class 1 O Calan Tohill for using phonics in his independent writing.

Class 2 B Joe Marland for fantastic effort and work in maths this week when learning about money.

Class 2 R Tyla Morgan for fantastic gymnastics work, showing control during her rolls, balances and jumps.

Class 3 B Niamh Nicholl for making a huge improvement in her hand writing and concentration during lessons.

Class 3 H Carys O’Reilly for fantastic progress in maths this half term!

Class 4 W James Dawes for having a mature and positive attitude towards his learning and completing all of his work.

Class 4 P Bobby Arnold for being a wonderful Year 4 student. Bobby is a positive role model to others, he does everything with a smile on his face.

Class 5 D Ellie Bethell for her enthusiasm and insight shown by her mature and confident comments in reading time.

Class 5 G Liam Figuarsin for working hard in class and completing his homework to a good standard.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is  LOVE

Dear Lord Jesus ,thank you for teaching us and showing us how to love. Please help us to love as perfectly as you love, even when it is difficult.   Amen

 

 

School closes today for our half term break and we re-open on Tuesday 28th February.

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  10th  FEBRUARY  2017.

Dear parents

 

LLEDR HALL

Our Year 6 children set off for a five day residential trip to Lledr Hall in North Wales on Monday. My sincere thanks goes to Mr Noblet, Miss Palmer, Mrs Harb and Miss Delaney and their families for their generous gift of time and commitment to enable our children to have a fantastic experience. Please pray for a safe and successful trip. We will be posting regular updates, including photographs, on our school website.

 

SCHOOL CHOIR

May we respectfully remind parents that choir has been cancelled next Monday 13th February as Miss Palmer will be with the Year 6 children in Lledr Hall.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

As the Salford Schools’ Cross Country Season comes to an end, I am delighted to inform you of the success of our children in this competition. Over 70 of our children represented our school, each setting their own goals and trying to improve their own position within each weekly race.  We had a very successful season and came away with the following places:

Year 3 / 4  boys team – Silver medalists

Year 5 / 6  boys team – Bronze medalists

Year 5 / 6  girls team  – Bronze medalists

We also had some notable individual successes:

Jamie Barber – Year 4 Gold Medalist and Cross Country Champion

Igor Osarinmwian – Year 5 Silver medalist

Isabelle Bryan – Year 6 Gold Medalist and Cross Country Champion

Five children have been selected to represent Salford in the Greater Manchester Competition namely: Isabelle Bryan, Benjie Knight, Benjamin Delaney, Jamie Barber and Igor Osarinmwian.

Isabelle Bryan has competed in this event since year three and has been the Gold medalist and Salford Champion in year 3, year 4, year 5 and year 6. This has only happened twice in the past and is the first time that this has been achieved by a St Luke’s pupil. Well done Isabelle.

Well done to each and every child who competed, we are all so very proud of you.

The Cross Country events take place at 9am on a Saturday morning whatever the weather. My sincere thanks to all of the adults who gave up this precious time to enable our children to have the opportunity to compete. A big thank you to Mrs Bryan, Mr Walsh, Miss Delaney and Mrs Marsland.

 

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

The campaign is now well underway. Please collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Isabelle Thompson for outstanding writing in English and really taking pride in her presentation.

Class 1 O Ryan McCormack for making a massive effort in the presentation of his work.

Class 2 B Carlos Effio for fantastic work in maths using the inverse to solve missing number problems.

Class 2 R Abigail Ma for always getting on with her work and doing everything that is expected of her.

Class 3 B Niamh Riley for always being polite, hard working and giving 100% in everything she is asked to do.

Class 3 H Alfie Mack for great work in PE this half term, developing his rugby skills and showing good teamwork!

Class 4 W Alfie Pinnington for having a positive and mature attitude towards his learning.

 Class 4 P Mollie Creamer for being a positive role model to others in Year 4 and for always giving 100% effort.

Class 5 D William Hargreaves for his confident and enthusiastic response to all work and especially maths.

Class 5 G Sadie Timmis for showing an excellent attitude to her work. Sadie shows great enthusiasm to complete her work.

Class 6 N Isabelle Bryan for a fantastic week in maths. Isabelle has worked so hard, she has taken advice and improved again on her already high standards.

Class 6 P Heather Fraine for always giving 100% effort and challenging herself during sporting activities. She is an inspiration to the rest of the class.

Well done to everyone!

 

HALF TERM CLOSING

School closes next Friday 17th February at the usual time of 3.15pm. We return after half term break on Tuesday 28th February. As usual next Friday will be a non uniform day when children are invited to wear their own clothes in return for a      £1 donation to school funds.

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is TEACHER

Dear Lord Jesus, Please bless all the people in my life who teach me. Thank you for being my friend and teacher. Please help me to learn and grow in your love.   Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  3rd FEBRUARY  2017.

Dear parents

 

A huge well done to our school choir who sang amongst a mass choir of 8405 children on Thursday evening at Manchester Arena. The show was a huge success and an experience that should last a life time.

Of the 8405 children, the children from St Luke’s school stood out in the way they behaved and conducted themselves. They were a credit to our school. Our children sing so well and with such enthusiasm due to the effort and enthusiasm of Miss Palmer and Mrs Cox who sing with our children each week. Thank you, we are blessed to have you. Thank you to Mrs Bryan and Mrs Marsland for giving up their time to enable the children to have this fabulous experience.

 

WELFARE STAFF VACANCY

We are pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting an extra staff member to join our lunchtime welfare team. The position is daily, 12noon  till 1.15pm

If you are interested in this role, please feel free to contact the school office to discuss.

Candidates will be required to complete an application form and will be invited for a trial lunchtime session after which a recruitment decision will be made.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

The campaign is now well underway. Please collect vouchers on our behalf, many thanks for your support.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Nievy Ward-Barnes for her new found confidence and giving her best in English and maths lessons.

Class 1 O Ronish Varghese for writing superb bossy instructions and including an exclamation mark!

Class 2 B Clare George for always doing the right thing and for being a fantastic role model in class.

Class 2 R Dylan Courtney for having a fantastic attitude to learning. He is eager in maths lessons and works hard in literacy and handwriting.

Class 3 B Aiva O’Connor-Lacey for writing a detailed and descriptive opening to a chapter about The Iron Man.

Class 3 H Aleyca Daniel for a fantastic effort in maths lessons this week, especially during the mental starter!

Class 4 W Kishan Ramnaught for being a polite and hardworking member of 4W. Kishan always tries his best in all of his work.

Class 4 P Aidan Denton for trying really hard with his maths work this week. Well done Aidan!

Class 5 D Ellie Bethell for amazing astute responses to a tricky text in reading time.

Class 5 G Alice Hanna for having a fantastic first week at St Luke’s. Hanna has settled well into her new class.

Class 6 N Olivia Hulme for always giving her best, always being polite and kind to others and always with a smile on her face.

Class 6 P Owen Simcock for developing a mature attitude towards the  assessing and editing process of his written work.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is GOODNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, you are the source of all goodness. Thank you for all the people who help us to grow in goodness and become the best that we can be.  Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  27th JANUARY  2017.

Dear parents

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

Parents of children who are due to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion this year are reminded that the next meeting for parents and children will take place in the Parish Centre this Sunday 29th January at 2pm. It is very important that the children do not miss any of these preparation sessions with their catechists.

 

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

I am delighted to inform you that once again we are taking part in this campaign. It is a great way for us to gain invaluable equipment at no cost to school. The campaign launches on 25th January, every time you shop in store you’ll be given one voucher for every £10 you spend at the till. Please collect vouchers on our behalf.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Erin Worsley for always trying her best and demonstrating a great understanding when solving missing number problems.

Class 1 O Ava Williams for producing fabulous instructions independently.

Class 2 B Aiden Harper for writing a fantastic introduction to his traditional tale with a twist.

Class 2 R Lena Abucewicz for fantastic stay writing skills using lots of adjectives, time words and suffixes.

Class 3 B Finley Fitzpatrick for an amazing explanation of how and why Celts lived in round houses.

Class 3 H Ava Green for always producing work that is thoughtful and beautifully presented.

Class 4 W Ciaran Thompson for his fantastic piece of persuasive writing. Ciaran used lots of emotive language and really thought about his work.

Class 4 P James Murray for writing a super advert persuading us to buy his spy gadget.

Class 5 D Grace O’Malley for her exceptional use of language and empathy in RE work.

Class 5 G Faye Naisbitt for being an excellent pupil in 5G. Faye is always willing to answer questions and share her ideas in lessons.

Class 6 N Gia Han Le for always showing a positive attitude to school and giving 100% in whatever she does. Gia Han is a perfect role model!

Class 6 P Sophia Fraine for writing an incredible spooky story.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is HAPPINESS

Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for showing us how to be truly happy. May our family be filled with the happiness which comes from following your ways, so that we can share it with all those around us.    Amen

May God Bless you and your families.

Yours sincerely

 

 

ST LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  20th JANUARY  2017.

Dear parents

 

The week got off to an exciting and energetic start as we welcomed The Pop Project into school on Monday morning. This musical group spent the morning working with our children and staff on the four British Values namely;- Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The sessions were informative, interesting and above all else filled with fun.

 

Today we joined the Parish for Mass at Church to celebrate the start of a new school term. We came together as a school with the theme of being thankful for all we are blessed with and taking every opportunity to be happy with our lives as we start 2017.

 

SCHOOL BUILDING FUND/GIFT AID PLEDGES

We are currently in the process of reviewing our gift aid scheme. Parents who have pledged to donate each term will shortly be receiving a reminder letter. If you would prefer to donate monthly by standing order, please contact the school office to discuss. May we remind all parents who kindly donate and who have signed Gift Aid Declaration that you must inform us if your future circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income or if you change name or address.

 

As you will be aware, as a Catholic School, we have an obligation to pay an amount per child to the Diocese to cover 10% of any building/maintenance costs incurred. This amount has to be paid by school in full irrespective of the amount we receive from parents who contribute to the Gift Aid Scheme. At the moment there is a shortfall between the amount collected and the amount we have to pay. This shortfall must come from the school’s budget. Could I ask any parents who do not currently contribute to the scheme to reconsider should they be in a financial position to do so. Most parents who contribute to the scheme pay between £2 and £10 per month depending on their circumstances and the number of children they have attending our school.

If you would like details of the scheme please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs McNorton. On behalf of the Governing Body, staff and pupils, ‘thank you’ for your continued support for this scheme.

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Mikey Pollard for demonstrating excellent reading skills and using expression when recognising exclamation marks.

Class 1 O Lloyd Unsworth for using his phonics knowledge to write a sentence independently.

Class 2 B Liam Smith for always joining in with our class guided reading with enthusiasm.

Class 2 R Oliver Wood for always’ having a go’ and trying to answer all questions.

Class 3 B Ethan Creely for always giving 100% in everything he is asked to do. Well done Ethan.

 

Class 3 H Rhian Battison for enthusiasm and great reading during the beginning of our class reader

‘The Iron Man’

Class 4 W Marissa Branagan for being a polite, hardworking member of Year 4. Marissa always gives 100% in everything she does and always has a smile on her face.

Class 4 P Abigail Cartwright for amazing me with her creative writing skills.

Class 5 D Rhys Woodcock for his resolute efforts to listen to and act on all advice and instructions in a positive and mature manner.

Class 5 G Madison Crimes for writing an excellent thank you letter to ‘The Pop Project’.

Class 6 N Finley Eden for always having a superb attitude to school and giving 100%.

Class 6 P Halle Christian for a great attitude and motivation for learning. A brilliant start to 2017.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is FOLLOW

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for calling us to follow you. Please help us to be your faithful followers so that our world may become a better place  Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

 

 

ST LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  13th JANUARY  2017.

Dear parents

 

Happy New Year!

We have had a good week back in school after the Christmas break, it has been lovely welcoming the children back to school and hearing their Christmas stories. We are now looking forward to a busy and exciting term.

 

Today we were planning on joining the Parish for Mass at Church to celebrate the start of a new term and it also happens to be Fr John’s birthday. Due to the weather conditions we decided it was best to keep children in school as Mr Jameson and staff members cleared the playground. We are so blessed to have Fr John and we pray that God gives him good health and happiness for many years to come.

 

 KEY 103 MISSION CHRISTMAS

This week we received an email from Key 103 Mission Christmas thanking everyone who supported the recent appeal.  Your generosity helped them to support 61,874 children across Greater Manchester with £2,897,259 worth of gifts being donated across the appeal. We are very proud to have been involved in this fundraising idea and it will be something we shall be supporting in 2017 too!

 

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

Taking into account the time of year and the possible sudden change in weather, parents are reminded that we have an inclement weather plan which can be viewed on our website www.stlukes.co.uk/policies/inclementweatherplan

The plan details what to do if you think school may be closed due to severe weather conditions. Please do not assume school will be closed as if we are open and your child does not attend this will be marked as an unauthorised absence in the register and the Education Welfare officer will be notified.

Our school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk  will be updated by 8am should a decision be made to close school due to adverse weather conditions.

 

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2  of the Citywide menu.

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Leo Doyle for giving 100% in everything he does.

Class 1 O Bianka Ociepka for fantastic progress with her reading and phonics skills.

Class 2 B Julia Cichocka for working really hard in English using fantastic adjectives, capital letters and full stops.

Class 2 R Daniel Benson for listening well in guided reading and answering lots of questions.

Class 3 B Honey Shea for wonderful research homework about ‘The Celts’ and for making her own roundhouse.

Class 3 H Emmanuel Vince for a wonderful start to the new term- Emmanuel has given 100% in all lessons this week!

Class 4 W Isabella Henzell for having a positive and mature attitude towards her work.

Class 4 P Georgie Murphy-Holmes for making the most of her potential. Georgie produces work which is a delight to mark.

Class 5 D Amelia Harris for working with resolve, enthusiasm, effort and a smile.

Class 5 G Zak McPherson for showing great perserverance when solving a maths problem.

Class 6 N Jake Manion for some impressive work in maths and reading this week. Well done!

Class 6 P Charlie Beaumont for writing some fantastic adverbials and for always working incredibly hard.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is WITNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to be your witnesses by our love, so that others will come to know the joy of knowing you. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteache

 

ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  16th  DECEMBER  2016.

 

Dear parents

Advent is a wonderful time to be in school, on Wednesday this week our EYFS children performed in their concerts and this afternoon our Key Stage 1 children perform their Christmas story. These performances are a joy to watch and to share with the children. My thanks go to all the teachers, teaching support staff and most importantly all of the children for working so hard.

 

 KEY 103 MISSION CHRISTMAS

Thank you to all parents who have donated to the Key 103 Mission Christmas toy appeal, the response has been amazing and toys have now been collected and sent to Mission HQ. Santa will distribute them to children in Greater Manchester, your helping hand will help to ensure as many children as possible wake up with a present on Christmas Day, no matter what their situation.

 

CHRISTMAS  HAMPER AND CHOCOLATE RAFFLE

Raffle tickets, 20p per ticket, continue to be on sale next week on the playground. The draw will take place at our Christmas celebration assembly next Friday 23rd December.

 

ST LUKE’S PARISH CAROL SERVICE

A reminder that you are all warmly invited to attend the Carol Service at St Luke’s Church with the Eccles Borough Brass Band this Sunday 18th December at 6pm. Children are invited to bring along a musical instrument if they wish to do as there will be a special part of the service when they will be asked to join in and play along. Mince pies and coffee will be served in the Parish Centre afterwards.

 

AGECROFT GARDEN CENTRE

My thanks goes once again to Brian Pritchard one of our Grandads who owns Agecroft Garden Centre on Langley Road. Mr Pritchard has kindly donated hanging baskets filled with Spring flowers to brighten up our EYFS outdoor area.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Will be served to our children next Tuesday 20th December. Special thanks must go in advance to our kitchen staff and also to the ‘Friends’ of St Luke’s (PTA) who have kindly donated Christmas crackers for the dinner and a chocolate selection pack for each child in school.

 

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to take a look at our new school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEXT WEEK

Tuesday 20th December  Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 21st December Whole school Christmas Panto/Party Day This will be a non uniform day!

Friday 23rd December school closes for Christmas at 1.30pm

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Ava Rose Williams for good reading comprehension.

Class 1 O Macey Lavery for making an extra special effort with her work.

Class 2 B Liam Cranny for always trying his best. Liam has put 100% into his role of a camel in our Christmas nativity.

Class 2 R Louis Salvini for giving 100% effort to write an excellent introduction when retelling the Christmas story.

Class 3 B Ava Barrett for writing a thoughtful and polite letter to Father Christmas, remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

Class 3 H Gina Izere for a fantastic score in her reading assessment this week. Gina always gives 100% in all subjects.

Class 4 W Cory Ward-Barnes for a fantastic description of Lila from the Firework Makers Daughter. Cory used similies and metaphors.

Class 4 P Ruby Williams for being a wonderful Year 4 pupil and a good friend to everyone. Ruby always puts a smile on my face.

Class 5 D Bobbie Smith for her positive attitude, great use of imagination and her resolve to work thoroughly and with independence.

Class 5 G Eva Rose Hopley for settling well into St Luke’s. Eva –Rose has made lots of new friends and is a popular addition to our class.

Class 6 N Imogen Benson for always being a model pupil in school. Imogen always tries her best, is extremely polite and always does everything with a smile on her face.

Class 6 P Luke Gorton for writing a gripping and powerful description  of a Snowmans journey and struggle for love.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is CHRISTMAS

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for Christmas, for coming into our world to fill our lives and families with your joy, peace and love. Help us to welcome you with love and to share your love with all who are in need- near or far.  Amen

 

As this is the last newsletter before Christmas, may I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

 

School re opens on Monday 9th January 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  9th  DECEMBER  2016.

Dear parents

Next Monday 12th December our Key Stage 2 children will take part in the annual joint schools Carol Service with St John’s and Summerville schools. It is wonderful for us to come together as three schools to sing Carols to prepare for the birth of Jesus. The service is at St Luke’s Church and we are aiming to start at 1.15pm.

 

Our EYFS Christmas Nativity and concert takes place in our school hall next Wednesday 14th December. There will be a morning and afternoon performance to accommodate our part time nursery children.

 

Then on Friday 16th December our Key Stage 1 Nativity will take place in St Luke’s Church at 1.30pm

ST LUKE’S WINTER MARKET

Our first ever Christmas Market will take place in the school hall today Friday 9th December 3.30pm till 5.30pm. Please try to come along and join in our festive fun. Your children have been busy designing and creating festive treats and gifts for all. There will be handmade Christmas craft stalls, a family festive photo booth, seasonal drinks and treats, games and children’s activities, lucky dip hampers and festive singing by our school choir. It promises to be a wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing you there.

 

 KEY 103 MISSION CHRISTMAS

New toys are continuing to pour into school in support of the Key 103 Mission Christmas appeal. Thank you to all parents who have donated so far. The final date for bringing them into school is next Wednesday 14th December. After that the toys will be collected and taken to the Key 103 Mission HQ.

 

CHRISTMAS  HAMPER AND CHOCOLATE RAFFLE

Once again this year one of our wonderful welfare ladies, Miss Mags, has kindly donated a hamper and tins of chocolates for a raffle. We will be selling raffle tickets, 20p per ticket, next week on the playground. The draw will take place at our Christmas celebration assembly on Friday 23rd December.

 

BATTERY COLLECTION POINT

We are very pleased to advise you that we have registered to be a battery collection point and we have been issued with a battery collection box. The box will facilitate the collection and storage of all used portable batteries including Lithium-ion or button cell batteries, AA, AAA, B and C type etc.

The collection box has been placed in our school Reception/ office area. Please consider dropping off your used batteries to help the environment.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

Taking into account the time of year and the possible sudden change in weather, parents are reminded that we have an inclement weather plan which can be viewed on our website under policies.(www.stlukes.co.uk)

The plan details what to do if you think school may be closed due to severe weather conditions. Please do not assume school will be closed as if we are open and your child does not attend this will be marked as an unauthorised absence in the register and the Education Welfare officer will be notified.

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Nevin Samu for working hard at making different amounts of money with coins.

Class 1 O Jack Glennon for working hard to use his phonics to improve his reading and writing.

Class 2 B Nobel Biju for always working hard in class and trying his best. Nobel takes great pride in his work and this shows with his beautiful handwriting.

Class 2 R Oscar Martis for writing a really interesting story introduction. Well done Oscar!

Class 3 B Eoin Duffy for an amazing effort to do his best and show his capabilities throughout our test week.

Class 3 H Shay Erskine for great ideas when writing about Advent.

Class 4 W Joseph Whitehead for some excellent maths work this week in class.

Class 4 P Ella Sharples- Lewis for putting 100% into every task that she does. Ella never gives up! Well done Ella.

Class 5 D Sarah Cranny for determination, care and thought in all she does.

Class 5 G Mia Lavery for always working hard in lessons and producing excellent work.

Class 6 N Rachel McHugh for a superb attitude in class. Rachel always gives 100%, never complains

Class 6 P Shanhi Jones for always being a thoughtful and caring member of the class.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is CHRIST

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please help us to be open to your love, joy and healing and to grow in faith as we celebrate your birth this Christmas.  Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  2nd DECEMBER  2016.

Dear parents

It was good to see so many parents in school on Tuesday during parents’ evening. Thank you for taking the time to come into school to share the work that your children have been doing. Whilst parents’ evening is the set time to discuss your child’s work with class teacher, we are happy to discuss any matters regarding your child and school at any time so please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to.

 

KEY 103 MISSION CHRISTMAS

New toys are continuing to pour into school in support of the Key 103 Mission Christmas appeal. Thank you to all parents who have donated so far. The final date for bringing them into school is Wednesday 14th December. After that the toys will be taken to the Key 103 Mission HQ.

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR

St Luke’s Christmas Fair takes place tomorrow, Saturday 3rd December 1-3pm in the Parish Centre. Please try to come along and support this event. Many thanks to those parents who kindly donated bottles and chocolate for the tombola stalls and to all parents and grandparents who sold raffle tickets on our behalf. The draw will take place at the fair tomorrow and a list of prize winners will be available next week.

 

  1. LUKE’S WINTER MARKET

Our first ever Christmas Market will take place in the school hall next Friday 9th December 3.30pm till 5.30pm. Please try to come along and join in our festive fun. Your children have been busy designing and creating festive treats and gifts for all. There will be handmade Christmas craft stalls, a family festive photo booth, seasonal drinks and treats, games and children’s activities, lucky dip hampers and festive singing by our school choir. It promises to be a wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing you there.

 

JOINT SCHOOLS CAROL SERVICE

A date has now been set for the Joint Schools Carol Service for Key Stage 2 children with St John’s and Summerville schools. It will take place at St Luke’s Church on Monday 12th December at 1.15pm. All parents are warmly invited to attend.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

MILK ORDER

Today is the final day for placing an order for milk for the Spring term. No orders can be accepted late as orders have to be placed with the LA and the dairy.

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Isabelle Livesey for fantastic sequencing of the Gruffalo story and for using time connectives.

Class 1 O Isabelle Mack for showing real enthusiasm for role playing in the Gruffalo.

Class 2 B Freddie Bainbridge for trying so hard to include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in his writing.

Class 2 R Gabriella Golebczyk for fantastic, quick mental maths skills and great counting at the start of each lesson.

Class 3 B Elle -Grace Wilson for using knowledge learnt during maths and applied it to her English and science work.

Class 3 H Nia Battison for great observations when comparing the book ‘Stig of the Dump’ with the film version.

Class 4 W Lydia Taylor for some fantastic maths work on perimeter. Lydia tried really hard and never gave up.

Class 4 P Ben Avery for being a fantastic mathematician. Ben has made a huge improvement in maths.

Class 5 D Selma Ali for her focus, effort and wonderful classroom participation in verbal situations.

Class 5 G Grace Sumner for writing a thoughtful letter to Santa explaining the meaning of Advent.

Class 6 N Abbie Mulvenna for some outstanding descriptive writing in class, showing off all her talents as a writer.

Class 6 P Olivia White for writing a fabulous and thoughtful description of a World War One trench.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is PREPARATION

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to prepare our hearts to receive and to share more of your love as Christmas approaches . Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER 25TH NOVEMBER 2016.

Dear parents

This is a great time to be in school as the children are preparing to embrace the season of Advent. We will be preparing prayerfully and joyfully for the birth of Jesus.

 

Our children in Year 3 who are following  the Sacramental programme this year will continue their journey of faith as they receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation next Thursday 1st December in St Luke’s Church at 7pm.  Please remember them in your prayers.

 

KEY 103 MISSION CHRISTMAS

Our Key 103 Mission Christmas appeal is well underway, thank you to those parents who have already been very generous with their donations. Greater Manchester has been identified as having the highest levels of severe child poverty outside of London. 1 in 3 children are living in poverty and sadly will not be expecting a visit from Santa this Christmas.

We have teamed up with Key 103 and registered as a collection point for people who would like to donate a toy or a gift. If you would like to help Mission Christmas then please send in a new toy, the toy does not have to be expensive, every little helps produce a smile on a child’s face for Christmas.

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR/ RAFFLE TICKETS

St Luke’s Christmas Fair takes place next Saturday 3rd December 1-3pm in the Parish Centre. Please continue to send in good quality used toys for the toy stall. May we ask that raffle ticket stubs and money are returned to school no later than next Thursday 1st December.

 

Next Friday 2nd December is a ‘Non Uniform bring an item for the Christmas Fair day’ Children in EYFS and classes 1S 1O 2B and 2R are asked to donate chocolate for the chocolate tombola stall and children in classes 3B 3H 4W 4P 5D 5G 6N and 6P are asked to donate a bottle for the bottle tombola stall.

 

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

May we remind you that all orders must be received no later than next Monday 28th November. No orders can be accepted after this date.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Parents’ Evening will take place next Tuesday 29th November, parents should have been advised of their appointment time. Please remember that children are not allowed into school during parents’ evening as we have no arrangement for providing a crèche.

 

SCHOOL CALENDARS

This year once again,your child has designed their own picture for their calendar, calendars are priced at £4. Please complete the order form and return it to school as soon as possible.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. The final day for placing an order for Christmas dinner if you normally have packed lunch is next Monday 28th November.

 

MILK ORDER

The final day for ordering milk for the Spring term is next Friday 2nd December. No orders will be accepted after this date as the order has to be placed with the LA and the dairy.

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Lucas Kerrane for working so hard this week in maths and being able to tell the time independently.

Class 1 O Thomas Hill for a desire to think and write independently.

Class 2 B Ollie Corrigan for excellent participation and hard work in maths when dividing with remainders.

Class 2 R Luke Fallon for his fantastic effort when describing a setting. Luke produced a super piece of work.

Class 3 B Chloe Coffey for being able to tell the time on an analogue and digital clock.

Class 3 H Dylan Nightingale for his hardworking, enthusiastic attitude and wonderful contributions to English lessons this week!

Class 4 W Joseph Ratcliffe for writing a fantastic newspaper report about the mysterious events that happen on a Tuesday night!

Class 4 P Abigail Cartwright for writing a super newspaper report.

Class 5 D Nevaeh Pollard for the tremendous scope and quality of her mid week homework.

Class 5 G Luke O’Sullivan for always working hard during lessons and ensuring his work is of a high standard.

Class 6 N Zara Burns for producing an excellent piece of writing based on the book ‘War Horse’.

Class 6 P Ashton Hughes. For writing an excellent newspaper report on the Viking invasion of Lindisfarne.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is ADVENT

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to get ready during Advent to meet you with joy this Christmas and when you come again in your glory . Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

ST LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER 18TH NOVEMBER 2016.

Dear parents

For a few hours this Thursday, we have been hosts to The Holy Door. This is a physical symbol of welcome, mercy and forgiveness that is offered to each one of us as members of God’s family. The staff and children all walked through that door and thought about it’s meaning. It was a very prayerful time in school.

 

THANK YOU

We would like thank everyone who has donated items to help us develop our ‘Physical Phonics’ and ‘Messy Maths’ outdoor areas. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

 

KEY 103 MISSION CHRISTMAS

We are pleased to announce that this year we have registered to support Key 103 Mission Christmas. Over recent years we have supported Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal but this year we have decided to support Mission Christmas. Greater Manchester has been identified as having the highest levels of severe child poverty outside of London. 1 in 3 children are living in poverty and sadly will not be expecting a visit from Santa this Christmas.

We are therefore teaming up with Key 103 and registered as a collection point for people who would like to donate a toy or a gift. If you would like to help Mission Christmas then please send in a new toy, the toy does not have to be expensive, every little helps produce a smile on a child’s face for Christmas. Toys can be sent into school until final pick up date Friday 16th December.

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR/ RAFFLE TICKETS

Please continue to send new or good quality used toys for the toy stall. May we ask that raffle ticket stubs and money are returned to school asap.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Proof cards have arrived and will be sent home with each child. May we remind you that all orders must be received no later than Monday 28th November. No orders can be accepted after this date.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Letters regarding Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 29th November have been sent home. Please complete the appointment request form and return it to school by next Monday 21st November. Appointment times will then be confirmed.

 

SCHOOL CALENDARS

Your child has designed their own picture for their school calendar. Letters regarding ordering have been sent home with each child. Calendars are priced at £4.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

ST LUKE’S PARISH CAROL SERVICE

You are warmly invited to attend the Carol Service at St Luke’s Church with The Eccles Borough Brass Band on Sunday 18th December at 6pm. Mince pies and coffee will be served in the Parish Centre afterwards.

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Georgia Bourke for putting her hand up during carpet time and gaining confidence. Well done Georgia.

Class 1 O Lucas Henzell for linking last week’s work on quarters to this week’s maths work.

Class 2 B Erin Vincent for always putting 100% into everything she does. Erin always puts her hand up and helps others.

Class 2 R Dylan Courtney for  trying really hard with his handwriting.

Class 3 B Heaven Verzosa for showing a wonderful talent for sewing; concentrating and sharing her talent with others.

Class 3 H Jean Mackintosh for a well written entry about when Barney met Stig, using lovely language!

Class 4 W Olivia Dawes-Grady  for some excellent maths work this week on multiplication and division.

Class 4 P Joshua Ballantyne for being a super scientist. Josh could tell us all about changes in material.

Class 5 D William Hargreaves for working with total determination and care in everything asked of him.

Class 5 G Theo Chin for producing a fantastic opening paragraph for his Brazilian Legend.

Class 6 N Tom Pennington for showing character by never giving up when finding a challenge in his work and setting a new ‘Around the World’ class record in maths.

Class 6 P Abi McPherson for outstanding effort and achievement this week across all areas. Abi has really grown in confidence.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday Word is MERCY

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to grow in the virtue of Mercy-to be open to receiving your Mercy and showing Mercy to others. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER  11TH NOVEMBER  2016.

 

Dear parents

Our children and adults in school gathered quietly on the playground this morning at 11am to mark Remembrance Day. They stood in silent prayer for two minutes with such reverence and respect while we reflected on the courage and bravery of all those who gave their lives in war and conflict.

 

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION

Following the ballot I am pleased to advise you that Vicky Doyle has been elected parent governor of St Luke’s School. Thank you to those parents who took time to use their vote.

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2017/18

The School Governors have set the holidays for 2017/18 a copy of the schedule has been sent out with this newsletter, further copies are available from the school office. As we enter the time of year when a lot of people start to think about holidays, may I remind you that school Governors will not authorise any holidays during term time. Holidays taken in term time will attract a fine imposed by the Local Authority. Please also be reminded that if your child is absent from school due to illness we must be informed before 9.30am on the first day, if your child is going to be late for school due to an appointment or if you have to collect your child early for an appointment, teachers must be informed in advance and a copy of the appointment card or letter must be given to school to be kept in the register for the Education Welfare Officer to see.

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR

St Luke’s Parish Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 3rd December 1-3pm. Good quality toys as well as items for the tombola stall can be brought into school. Raffle tickets have now been sent home with each child, thank you for selling them on our behalf, stubs and money can be sent into school as soon as possible.

Friday 2nd December will be a non uniform bring a bottle or chocolate for the fair day. Children in EYFS and Classes 1S, 1G, 2B and 2R are asked to donate chocolate and children in C3B, C3H, C4W, C4P, C5D, C5G, C6N and C6P are asked to donate a bottle for the tombola stall.

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Christmas dinner will be served to our children on Tuesday 20th December. We would like to invite children who normally have a packed lunch to have Christmas dinner on this day. A letter has been sent home with each child who normally has a packed lunch, please complete the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to school no later than Monday 28th November to allow Citywide to complete their food order.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 2 of the Citywide menu.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

May we remind parents of children who are due to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, that the next meeting for parents and children with their catechists is this Sunday 13th November at 2pm in the parish centre. It is very important that you and your child attend these meetings.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

A date has now been set for Parents’ evening. It will be held on Tuesday 29th November, letters regarding this will be sent home next week.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Don’t forget to visit our new school website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Thursday  29th November Parents’ Evening

Friday 2nd December Non uniform bring a bottle or chocolate for the Christmas Fair Day

Saturday 3rd December St Luke’s Parish Christmas Fair  1-3pm

Friday 9th December ‘Friends’ of St Luke’s (PTA) Christmas Market in school hall 3.30pm -5pm

Wednesday 14th December EYFS Christmas Nativities am and pm

Friday 16th December  Key Stage 1 Nativity in St Luke’s Church

Tuesday 20th December  Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 21st December  Whole school Christmas Panto/Party day

Friday 23rd December school closes for Christmas at 1.30pm

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Isabella Harris for giving 100% this week and understanding halves and quarters.

Class 1 O Poppy Ellam for contributing lots of ideas to our class acrostic poem.

Class 2 B Jonah Williamson for always putting 100% into everything he does. Jonah always joins in, listens carefully and helps others.

Class 2 R Riley McWilliams for his mature, hard working attitude in all lessons. Well done Riley!

Class 3 B James Salt  for fantastic ideas and answers during our Geography work on volcanoes.

Class 3 H Olivia Grennan for her enthusiasm and wonderful ideas about Stig of the Dump during guided reading.

Class 4 W James Cooper for writing an excellent opening and headline for a newspaper article.

Class 4 P Amelia Valleley for giving 100% into every task she is set. Amelia is a mature hardworking student.

Class 5 D Nevaeh Pollard for working hard with maths she found tricky until she understood it and got it right.

Class 5 G Max Allen for being the first pupil in the class to solve a Bonfire Night maths problem.

Class 6 N Caitlin Bentham for showing maturity, conscientiousness and initiative when completing her ‘War Horse’ homework.

Class 6 P Joshua Anchor for writing a fabulous character description of Emilie from Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse.

Well done to everyone!

 

This week’s Wednesday’s Word this week is FAITHFULNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for being our faithful friend. Please help us to keep growing in faithfulness to you and to one another. Amen

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY  SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  4TH  NOVEMBER  2016.

Dear parents

BOOKFAIR

The bookfair is on its way back to school. It will be held in the school hall at 3.15pm from next Wednesday 9th November until Tuesday 15th November. Please try to pop in and offer your support.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER

John Hunt will be in school next Thursday 10th November for individual/family photographs. Children with pre-school age siblings are invited into our school hall at 8.30am to have their family photograph taken. Individual photographs will be taken throughout the day, together with the requested family groups.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. Parents are respectfully reminded that £2 dinner money must be sent into school each day in a named purse or wallet, not loose please.

 

INTRAHEALTH FLU VACCINATIONS

We have now been advised that Intrahealth will be in school on 25th November. Their specially trained healthcare staff will give the nasal vaccination to those children in Year 1 and 2 whose parents have completed the consent form sent home with each child in July.

 

POPPIES

Poppies will continue to be on sale in the playground next week. We request a minimum donation of 20p.

 

SALFORD CHARTERED PLAYERS ‘A CHRISTMAS CRACKER’

Salford Charter Players present ‘A Christmas Cracker’- a night of festive music and verse for all the family.

Saturday 17th December in the Parish Centre, doors open from 7pm.  Tickets £5

Please contact Gill on 07528891062 or email gilly1002@gmail.com

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Ellie Cuddy-Routh for finding rhyming words in the poem.

Class 1 O Kyle Murray for trying really hard to spell words correctly in his writing.

Class 2 B Suzanne Pettifer for an excellent poem on remembrance. Suzanne put lots of thought and effort

to use all of the poetic features learnt.

Class 2 R Tyla Morgan for excellent vocabulary when describing poppies during our English lesson.

Class 3 B Myles Taylor for some fabulous homework about Tsunamis, researching facts and sharing them with the class.

Class 3 H Joe Rowlands for trying really hard with his work in maths and English, especially mental maths and guided reading.

Class 4 W Harvey Grant for having a positive and mature attitude towards his learning. Harvey tries his best in all of his work.

Class 4 P Naomi Ajetunmobi for writing a beautiful inspirational prayer. Naomi does everything with a smile on her face.

Class 5 G Daithi Murphy for trying really hard with his handwriting.

Class 5 D Oliver Montarde for his classroom enthusiasm and his constant determination towards producing the best he can.

Class 6 N Benji Knight for some fantastic work in both maths and English. A really good start to the new term.

Class 6 P Reuben Gill for always taking great pride in the presentation of his work. His books are a pleasure to mark.

Well done to everyone!

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

 

 ST LUKE’S RC PRIMARY  SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER 21ST  OCTOBER  2016.

Dear parents

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Our new school council have been selected by their classmates to represent them and to be their voice in school. The new school council members are;-

Class 3B     Niamh Riley                        Joseph Mulvenna

Class 3H    Abigail Christian                 Daniel Rees

Class 4W     Isabella Henzell                James Cooper

Class 4P      Emme Love                      Oliver Bollard

Class 5D    Elizabeth Kinman              Tresor Nsengiyumva

Class 5G    Scarlett Doyle                    Bobby Green

Class 6N    Abbie Mulvenna                Jayden Okoli

Class 6P    Temitope Ajetunmobi         Ellis Rowlands

 

Meetings are held fortnightly in school time. Mrs Healey, our lead teacher, will encourage children to raise and discuss issues and concerns to improve St Luke’s school and allow the children to take part in decision making. It is hoped that members will learn to talk about things that affect them and their classmates, learn to solve problems fairly, become more confident and better listeners and make a positive contribution to every aspect of the school community. We will inform you of the issues and decisions made in future newsletters.

 

 

BOOKFAIR

The bookfair is on its way back to school. It will be held in the school hall at 3.15pm each day from 9th November to 15th November. Please make a note of the date and try to pop in and offer your support. Don’t forget that reading books make wonderful Christmas presents!

 

POPPIES

Poppies will be on sale in the playground when we return to school after half term, we ask for a minimum donation of 20p. Please support us to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER

John Hunt, our school photographer, will be in school on Thursday 10th November for individual/family photographs. A letter will be sent home regarding this after half term.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

As we return to school after half term, we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu, copies of the menu are available from the school office. May we respectfully remind all parents that we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice if your child wishes to start on school dinners or wishes to start bringing in a packed lunch. This is due to the fact that Citywide place food orders 2 weeks in advance with their suppliers.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

Dont forget to take a look at our new website www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Charlie Kelly for fantastic work, naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes.

Class 1 O Charlotte Hendy for always being helpful and extremely well mannered in class.

Class 2 B Jake John for his fantastic participation and great work in maths when subtracting on a number line.

Class 2 R Abigail Ma for her fantastic work in maths using base ten to subtract.

Class 3 B Flynn Leigh for creating a wonderful biography on the laptop, changing the colour  and style of the fonts and the background.

Class 3 H Harley Ray Latham for always trying his best and giving fantastic contributions to all class discussions.

Class 4 W Benjamin Waterhouse for excellent maths work and a fantastic attitude.

Class 4 P Calum Coghlan for giving 100% effort with his handwriting.

Class 5 D Tresor Nsengiyumva for pushing himself with determination and enthusiasm in every lesson.

Class 5 G Scarlett Doyle for her super determination with her maths work this week.

Class 6 N Hannah Delves for producing a fantastic piece of writing based on our class read and even managing to use the word ‘laconic’ in it.

Class 6 P Lottie Parker for a fantastic first half term in Year 6. Lottie has really grown in confidence and should be proud of the progress she is making.

Well done to everyone!!

 

School closes today for our half term break. We re-open on Tuesday 1st November.

 

May God Bless you and your families.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

 

 

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY  SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER  14TH OCTOBER  2016.

Dear parents

Next Tuesday, 18th October, is the Feast Day of our patron saint St Luke. To mark this special day we will join the Parish for Mass with readings, hymns and prayers led by our children. The children will then enjoy an exciting day off timetable with various activities to mark this special occasion.

 

PARENT GOVERNOR

Letters have now been sent home regarding the vacant Parent Governor position. The closing date for nominations is next Friday 21st October. Nominations must be accompanied by a supporting statement of around 100 words.

 

SACRAMENTAL  PROGRAMME

The first meeting for the children and their catechists takes place in the Parish Centre this Sunday 16th October at 2pm. It is very important that children attend these meetings to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

 

CLOWN CRAZE

I am sure that most of you will be aware of the Clown Craze which is sweeping the country. This week I have had to speak to children in school to reassure them  and remind them that they are safe in school at all times. I have received an email from Salford LA regarding this issue and have been asked to share it with parents;-

 

GMP’s statement from Monday October 9

This weekend, Friday 7 to Sunday 8 October 2016, GMP received a number of reports about people dressed as clowns, causing fear and making threats.

Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson, said: “We are aware of this menacing craze, which originated in the USA, and will take action against those who are causing this fear.

“There has been a lot of speculation on social media and I’m urging people to refrain from fuelling this craze and creating more distress.

“The safety of people is our upmost priority; we want people to feel safe going about their daily lives.

“The individuals who are getting involved in this may not realise just how frightening it is to be on the receiving end, especially for children. It shows a complete disregard for people’s wellbeing and will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.

“It’s important to stress that no-one has been physically harmed and I want to reassure people that we take reports of this nature extremely seriously.

“If you witness an incident, or want to make a report, please contact police as soon as possible.”

To report an incident, people should contact 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, ring 999

 

ST AMBROSE BARLOW RC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN EVENING

A reminder that St Ambrose Barlow R C High School open evening takes place next Thursday 20th October 6-8pm.

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. All outstanding dinner monies must be paid in full before we finish next week for half term. Details of monies outstanding will be sent to Citywide for them to start debt collection procedures and parents of children will be contacted to advise that they must provide them with a packed lunch after half term.

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Ty Livesey for some fantastic ideas towards our class poem.

Class 1 O Isobelle Mack for being a caring and thoughtful member of the class. Isobelle always tries her best in everything she does.

Class 2 B Shay Edge for being a thoughtful, polite and caring member of the class. Shay always looks out for others and shows fantastic team spirit.

Class 2 R Oliver Wood for fantastic effort with his handwriting.

Class 3 B Ellis Adamson for always being well mannered, polite and hard working. Showing a mature attitude throughout every day!

Class 3 H Abigail Christian for completing her learning challenge in Science by making a periscope to show how light reflects.

Class 4 W Molly Edwards for writing an interesting and creative story about our imaginary world.

Class 4 P Georgie Murphy-Holmes for her excellent handwriting and story skills.

Class 5 D Matthew Annesley for making every effort to do his best and for the trying really hard with his handwriting.

Class 5 G  Cara Tohill and Jasmin Marsland for always being ready to learn, work hard and do their best!

Class 6 N Benjamin Delaney for an amazing test score in his arithmetic practise Sat’s test.

Class 6 P Deejay Jemmett for fantastic effort and positive attitude in all lessons.

Well done to everyone!

 

HALF TERN CLOSING

School closes next Friday 21st October at 3.15pm. as usual this will be a non uniform day when children are invited to wear non uniform in return for a £1 donation to school funds. We re-open on Tuesday 1st November at 8.55am.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

ST. LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 7TH  OCTOBER  2016

Dear parents

Following the success of the Macmillan Coffee morning and cake sale after school we were delighted this week to send them a cheque for £311 in respect of the monies raised. Thank you to all who attended and to those who supported the cake sale.

 

‘FINDING DORY’ CINEMA EXPERIENCE

The cinema experience will take place in the school hall next Wednesday 12th October. All tickets have now been sold. The film will start at 3.45pm with  children being taken into the hall by their teachers when school finishes at 3.15pm. The film is due to finish at 5.30pm when children will be taken back to their classrooms, may we ask parents to collect their children promptly at 5.30pm. No child will be allowed to walk home alone and must be collected by a known adult.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

May we remind parents of children who are due to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion in 2017, that there will be a meeting for parents in the Parish Centre this Sunday 9th October at 2pm.

 

ST LUKE’S PARISH GROUP QUIZ NIGHT

St Luke’s Parish Group are pleased to announce that another quiz night will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 22nd October. Doors open at 7.30pm, quiz starting at 8pm. Bar will be open and you are welcome to bring along your own food. Tickets £1 each available after each Mass or payable on the door on the night.

 

DOGS ON THE PLAYGROUND OR SCHOOL GROUNDS

May we remind all parents and grandparents that due to Health and Safety dogs are not allowed to be brought onto the playground or school grounds.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 3 of the Citywide menu.

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Ethan McDermott for fantastic maths work comparing lengths of objects.

Class 1 O Ronish Varghese for always giving 100% effort in everything he does. Ronish always makes Mrs O’Connor smile!

Class 2 B Khloe Figuarsin for always trying her best and setting a fantastic example to the rest of the class.

Class 2 R Gabriella Golebczyk for her fantastic explanations in Maths.

Class 3 B Lola Appleton for wonderful participation in all lessons, sharing her ideas, listening to others and doing her best.

Class 3H Ryan Vu for always following our class rules and setting a fantastic example with his behaviour.

Class 4 W Evan Hilton for being attentive in lessons and producing some excellent maths.

Class 4 P Oliver Bollard for writing an exciting description of a dragon.

Class 5 D Grace Martin for outstanding work in all areas and excellent manners and attitude.

Class 5 G Ayoola Olu-Davies for a great attitude towards her learning.

 

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Class 6 N Erin Denton for never giving up when tackling some challenging maths work and then overcoming the problem with a smile on her face.

Class 6 P Madeleine Heeran for making a huge effort this week with contributing in lessons.

Well done to everyone!

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson.

Headteacher

 

ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016.

Dear parents

As we are now almost in the month of October which is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Our Lady, we will be praying the Rosary with our children during whole school prayers on Monday mornings and also during class collective worship.

 

Thank you to all of you who were able to join us for the Macmillan Coffee Morning in school today, it was great to see so many people enjoying coffee, tea, cake and a chat! Thank you for your generosity, cakes will also be on sale in the playground after school today. Proceeds from the coffee morning and from the sale of cakes will be sent directly to Macmillan Nurses to aid their wonderful work.

 

HAIRSTYLES AND UNIFORM

May I remind parents that we do not allow children to have gel in their hair whilst at school. Could I also ask that girls refrain from wearing large flowery and sparkly bows. Only small navy or black clips or bobbles are acceptable. When I first started at St Luke’s I was struck by how smart the children looked and the pride they obviously had in belonging to St Luke’s. Our children stand out for their appearance when we do things collectively with the children from other schools and I would like to maintain these standards.

Thank you for your cooperation and please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss this or indeed any other matter in more detail.

 

MONDAY CHOIR PRACTICE CANCELLATION

Please be advised that choir practice which takes place in school each Monday at 3.15pm has been cancelled next Monday 3 October due to staff off site training. It will resume the following week on Monday 10th October.

 

‘FRIENDS’ OF ST LUKE’S (PTA) MEETING

The next meeting of the ‘Friends’ will take place in school next Tuesday 4th October at 2.30pm. You are all members of the PTA and you are warmly invited to attend. This is the first time we will be having our meeting at 2.30pm hoping that you will be able to attend just prior to collecting your children from school. Please do try to come along and share your fundraising ideas or just to listen and support any events that may be planned.

 

PARENT GOVERNOR

A vacancy has arisen for a new Parent Governor, letters regarding this will be sent home next week.

 

SALFORD JUNIOR PARKRUN

One of our parents has set up a Salford Junior Parkrun which started a few weeks ago. This is a free, timed 2K run for all children aged 4-14. It takes place at 9am every Sunday morning at Buille Hill Park. If you would like your child to take part please register at the link below, print off your barcode and simply turn up at the start line at 9am on Sunday ready to run. This is a great way to get your child involved in regular exercise and it is free to take part. A few children from St Luke’s already take part and it would be lovely to see more of them on the start line. There is no pressure on the children, it’s all about turning up, having a go and having fun with friends.

 

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/salford-juniors

 

 

OUR NEW LOOK SCHOOL WEBSITE

Our school website has been relaunched, may I urge you all to take a look. It contains lots of new pictures and information for parents including curriculum maps for each year group detailing what your child will be learning at school. The website will be regularly updated so please keep visiting it!

www.stlukesrc.co.uk

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu.

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Olivia O’Brien for creating a wonderful story map of Jasper’s Beanstalk.

Class 1 O Lydia-Mae Wood for trying really hard with her handwriting and writing a fantastic story about Jasper’s Beanstalk.

Class 2 B Hieu Le for an outstanding story written about Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. It was a pleasure to read!

Class 2 R Hollie Jucaban for writing a fantastic story including some super description.

Class 3 B Nadine Jones for wonderful fact finding and describing the life of Nelson Mandella.

Class 3 H Alfie Skidmore for fantastic answers and 100% participation in mental maths sessions this week.

Class 4 W Evan Hilton for working hard on his spellings and achieving a fantastic score in his test.

Class 4 P Emme Love for being a mature year 4 pupil. Emme always looks out for others in the class. She is the first to offer help.

Class 5 D Amelia Kotlarz for tremendous class attention, verbal participation and written quality across all subjects.

Class 5 G Jack Annesley for working hard and contributing good ideas.

Class 6 N Laila Barrett for a fantastic start to Year 6! Laila is working really hard in all subjects and shows a great attitude to school.

Class 6 P Joshua Anchor for fantastic attention and participation. Joshua works extremely hard in all areas and supports others well.

Well done to everyone!

 

May God Bless you and your families.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P. Jameson.

Headteacher.

 

 

 

 

 

23rd September 2016

Dear parents

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING

A reminder that you are all warmly invited to attendthe coffee morning which will be held in the school hall next Friday 30th September 8.30am to 10am. Please do try to come along and support this event and if you wish to donate cakes please bring them to school beforehand or on the day. Any cakes left will be on sale in the playground at 3.15pm on the day.

 

RETURN OF CONSENT FORMS

May I ask parents to complete and return the pack of consent forms which have been sent home with each child before the deadline next Monday 26th September. A number are still outstanding and failure to return them fully completed will result in your child being unable to take part in computing or to be included in activities outside school such as swimming and day trips.

 

INCONSIDERATE AND DANGEROUS PARKING AROUND SCHOOL

I am disappointed that some parents are choosing to park dangerously around school especially at 3.15pm. The road markings to stop cars parking are there for a good reason, parents choosing to ignore this are putting children at risk as parents are forced to cross the road between parked cars.   Traffic wardens will be patrolling and I will be monitoring the situation.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Next week we will be following week 1 of the Citywide menu. Parents are reminded that 2 weeks notice must be given if your child wishes to change from school dinners to packed lunches as food orders are placed 2 weeks in advance.

 

GOOD NEWS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following children who have all received certificates this week;-

Class 1 S Loui Holden for beginning to use finger spaces independently.

Class 1 O Bianka Ociepka for her fantastic effort in phonics. Bianka is now a phonics whizz at segmenting and blending ‘cvc’ words.

Class 2 B Lilly Pennington for always trying her best in everything that she does.

Class 2 R Raphael Hall for fantastic work in Maths when solving problems involving measures.

Class 3 B Jackson Grange for making a huge effort to follow the rules of the class and to be a fantastic role model.

Class 3 H Amber Wallis for fantastic ideas for her storyboard and for using it to help her write a wonderful fable with a moral.

Class 4 W Harry Salt for a dramatic improvement in his handwriting. Harry has worked hard to keep his writing neat.

Class 4 P Venice Sison for writing a super explanation text. Venice puts 100% effort into every task.

Class 5 D Bryson Appleton for amazing effort and thoughtfulness in RE.

Class 5 G Kioko Nagy Parra for working confidently with her Maths work.

Class 6 N Nimmy Biju for some exceptional work in Maths this week. Nimmy has shown her potential to be a top mathematician.

Class 6 P Lillie McLaughlin for trying really hard in her Maths this week when identifying the value of decimal digits.

Well done to everyone!

May God Bless you and your families.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr P Jameson

Headteacher

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