1st July 2022

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Next week at a glance... 

Tuesday -
- Group of 10 Kingfishers - Lancashire School Games trip, please check ParentPay for full details, especially drop off and pick up arrangements.

- Robins and Kingfishers - Games kit

- Puffins/Nursery - Puffin class family worship 9:10 - 9:30 in Robin classroom, parents of Puffins and Nursery children are welcome to join us, please wait outside Robin classroom and we will let you in once we have done the register.
- Puffins/Nursery - PE - All PE kits should now be in school.
- Kingfishers and Owls - Trip to Lancaster Priory to see the art instalation, Gaia. Please check ParentPay to give consent.

- Puffins/Nursery - PE Kit
- Robins - PE Kit

Spread The Happiness calendar...

Monday -  Rainbow Day
Wednesday - Pet Day
Friday - Balloon Day

You don't need to do or send anything for our STH days unless we let you know in advance, there will be things going on in class and your children may tell you all about it!
Brathay Kit List
Our Friday breakfast was a big hit today, please order via ParentPay each week, we must have orders by 12 noon each Thursday.

Contact us...

The quickest and easiest way to contact your child's teacher is to email Mrs Waddington and mark it for the attention of your child's teacher.
Please contact the school office via email or phone 015242 21418
Please do not message via Remind as these messages often get missed.
Click here to email Mrs Waddington in the school office
Click here to email Mrs Ingram

Brathay Stay Away

Get yourself a cup of tea, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the photos from our incredible residential this week!
The video is 15 minutes long but worth every second!

School Meal Bills and Out of School Club - All parents

Please ensure all outstanding amounts are brought up to date on ParentPay asap. To close the end of year off (and to enable Mrs Waddington to get things as straight as she can before she leaves!) I need all accounts to be at £0.
If you have any problems paying your bills, please come and speak to us.
This is particularly important for Year 6 parents as once children leave the school your account becomes inactive and you will no longer be able to pay online, we will need to bill you manually and if that can be avoided that would be very much appreciated!

Tuesday Tuck Shop

Today we have received confirmation that the money we sent to our Kenyan friends has been received. See the message below from Gabriel. A big thank you to Elle Fox who helped Mrs Burgess navigate the complicated money transfer process.
Dear Hannah we really appreciette this great support during this great disaster that is too heavy for our country, we are boosted by this great gift. Thankyou so much. May God bless you. We have 150 kids and this will help us for one week. Be blessed. Am happy.

Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies

Rehearsals for our Key Stage 2 summer production are well under way and we can't wait for you to come and watch.
There will be three performances so plenty of chance for everyone to come and watch.
The dates are
Tuesday 12th July 2pm and 6pm
Wednesday13th July 2pm

Tickets can be purchased via ParentPay at £2 each.
Tickets purchased will be sent home next week.

Music lessons

Mr Warriner has sent out this term's bills, please make sure you have received it and any problems, his email is below.
Email Mr Warriner - Music lessons

In the classroom this week!

This week has been the most exciting yet in Puffin class. Reception LOVED their residential to Brathay. We enjoyed a sleep over, forest school, Peter Rabbit adventures, popcorn and marshmallows on the campfire washed down with hot chocolate. We also went canoeing and on the speed boat. We are all really proud of how well our Puffins did on our trip, no tears and even a visit from the tooth fairy!
Since we came back we've all enjoyed looking at the photographs and telling nurdery aout our adventure. There are loads of photos to share which are hopefully on the newsletter!
Please make sure your child has a PE bag in school (nursery can get changed if they want to so feel free to send in shorts and t shirt for nursery too).
We are all very tired after a busy and exciting week so I hope you get lots of rest over the weekend. Ready for lots of learning next week.
We have our class worship on Thursday at 9.10 in Robin class so we hope you can join us.
We cannot express how absolutely wonderful the robins were on our residential! They were just amazing! Every single one of them threw themselves into the activities and had smiles on their faces throughout. We do not underestimate what a huge thing it was for our youngest children to sleep away, but they showed us just how brave and resilient they are. We loved the canoeing and worked brilliantly as a team to paddle out into the lake. Some of the children were brave enough to leap into the lake at the end. I think the cold water was a bit of a shock! We enjoyed lots of games, including find the shoe which was very funny! On Tuesday we went for an explore in the woods and found some ferns bigger than us! It has been so wonderful to see the children being so independent and finding out for themselves just how brave they can be! 
Back in class, we spent some time reflecting on their time at Brathay and have made some small memory booklets which they can share with you at home. We also spent some time reflecting on all the other fun things we have done this year and wrote them in our Arkholme School passport. This included our trip to Heysham, which has inspired our art work this week. We have been learning how to mix different shades of blue, and use them to create a beach landscape with a horizon, sea and sky. The children were very absorbed in this activity and produced some great art work!
What a wonderful week!
We started the week with our whole school residential to Brathay, Ambleside. The children were amazing and they threw themselves wholeheartedly into every activity and challenge. Kingfishers were accompanied by Mrs Waddington and Miss Wilson, and we all had a wonderful time jetty jumping, climbing, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, toasting marshmallows, and generally grinning!
Back in school, we have continued our normal units of learning alongside rehearsals for our summer production Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies.
Yesterday, the Kingfishers completed a PE unit on golf by hosting an afternoon of golf for Year 1/2. They designed a series of golf games and challenges to help the KS1 children learn the skills needed and everyone had a brilliant time. It was wonderful to see the children taking responsibility for leading the younger ones with such confidence and skill.
Today it has been Round the World Day at school so a fabulous end to the week!
Get some early nights this weekend Kingfishers!
See you on Monday,
Mrs Burgess and Mr Mackinnon.
We had an absolutely fantastic time on Monday and Tuesday at Brathay this week. On Monday, the children took part in Ghyll scrambling which they thoroughly enjoyed and many were very brave jumping into the freezing cold pools. At night, we roasted marshmallows on a fire, made s'mores, and had a hot chocolate. On Tuesday, we did rock climbing where the children were very brave again, and then did canoeing where they worked very hard in teams competing against each other.
In Maths this week we have been continuing our geometry unit looking at angles on a straight line, angles around a point and vertically opposite angles.
In English, we have carried on with our non-chronological reports about London landmarks which the children are enjoying after our trip to London.
We have carried on with lots of play rehearsals too and it is coming together really well. Not long to go until show time now! 
Have a great weekend,
Mr P


Summer Fair thank yous!! To our wonderful PTFA: thank you for all your hard work that made the fair so special. Thank you Elle with the epic raffle, the fabulous games and supplying us with a beautifully decorated marquee (thank you to Chris too!) Thank you to Claire for your exceptional organisation, shopping for and preparing the food. To Ben for barbecuing all that food! To Corinne, Emily S, Marie, Emma, Danielle, Karen, Rosie, Caroline, Emily H, Charley, Catherine and everyone who ran a stall (I’m so sorry if I’ve missed any names off) and to everyone that helped to set up and tidy away. Thank you to the school staff workforce that came down to the hall to help set up too- you are all amazing!! Thank you to everyone who supported the fair through donations, raffle entries, raffle prizes and coming along and taking part. The money the PTFA raises at our fundraising events goes directly to supporting our brilliant school so thank you again!

The competition entries were wonderful, there were some fantastic creations. Thank you to Mrs Turner, Mr Brough and Mrs Waddington for judging, it can't have been an easy task! End of term cake sale Puffins class: on the last day of term, if you are able, please can you bring in some tasty donations for our end of term cake sale? Handmade or bought, it doesn’t matter! As a guide around 10 servings per donation is a good amount for these cake sales. The cakes will be sold at the end of the school day.
Purple sweatshirts 24” (3-4) like new £4 x2 26” (5-6)  like new £4 26” (5-6) £3 26” (5-6) £2 x 3 28” (7-8) £2 28” (7-8) £1
28” (8-9) £3 x2 30” (9-10) £3 30” (9-10) £2 30” (9-10) 50p Hoody
28” (7-8) like new £5 30”  £3
Sweatshirt Age 5-6 (no logo) £1 Cardigan age 5-6 and 7-8 (no logo) £1 Tartan pinafore Age 4-5 £2 Age 5-6 £5 x2 Age 7-8 £6 Tartan kilt Age 5-6 like new £5 Summer dresses Age 6 50p/£1 x3 Age 7 like new £2 x2 Age 9-10 (zip) £2 White polo with logo Age 9-10 £1 PE skort age 5-6 £1 PE bag £1 PE T-shirt
age 3-4 £1
28” £1

Grey Shorts and trousers (range of sizes) 50p/£1
Every Friday we hold a whole school WOW worship. We celebrate good work in school each week. There are three categories...
Golden Book - This is to reward children who have worked hard, produced some great work or improved a great deal.
Christian Values - This celebrates, kindness, friendship, perseverance, respect, love or any one of our Christian Values.
Golden Book 
Puffins - Jessica for being AWESOME! She skipped into every activity with a smile on her face!
Robins - 
Year 1 -
All of year 1 for being absolute pleasures on our residential. You were all amazing, independant and happy. I loved being with you all. Mrs H.
Year 2 -  All of year 2 for being so fab on our residential.
Kingfishers -  All of Kingfisher class for being adventurous, kind, brave and independent at Brathay.
Owls - Abi for being extremely brave on the Brathay trip, jumping into the pool when ghyll scrambling.
Christian Values 
Puffins - Everyone in Puffin class for being super brave on our first school residential..
Robins - 
Year 1 - 
Jude and Ferne for showing great independence and for always being encouraging to others during our activities at Brathay.
Year 2 - Emily for showing bravery and resilience on the trip but particularly when jumping in the lake.
Kingfishers - Halle, Leah and Thomas S for encouraging our year 1 and 2 golfers.
Owls - Ben for being absolutely fantastic at helping with the younger children on our trip and also last week at sports day.
Happiness Amabassador 
Puffins - Alice for being so, so happy on our residential she didn't want to leave! Well done Alice, it was fantastic to see your confidence grow!
Robins - 
Year 1 -
Annie for leading our pack on our walk through the forest of ferns - she enjoyed sharing her knowledge of plants.
Year 2 - Sam for throwing himself wholeheartedly into every aspect of our trip.
Kingfishers - Halle for embracing every activity ojn our residential with a big smile.
Owls - All the Owls for having so much fun on our residential.
Community News
Arkholme Parish Church - Weekly Bulletin
The Wagtail - local news

The regular Arkholme Book Swap

is at Arkholme Methodist Church

this Saturday, 2nd July, 10.00am to 12.00am


This month's book swap is to support the 

North West Air Ambulance


Bring some books you’ve read (or abandoned) and

swap them for some you haven’t & make a donation.


As well as lots of  books for adults

we have a loads of books for children

Tea, coffee and biscuits available too.


Do you have a charity you would like AMC to support through the book swap?

Please let us know when you drop in and we can add it to the list

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