9 September 2022

Arkholme Primary School News

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School Admissions 2023
If you are looking to apply for a Reception school place for September 2023, this is done online via LCC 
Visiting Author
On Thursday 22nd September, Frank English, a local author will be visiting school. Frank will be leading a whole school assembly exploring his journey into becoming a writer. He will then be leading a workshop with Kingfisher and Owl classes. The children are bringing home an order form, should you wish to purchase any of his books.
Joy Ingram

Contact us...

The quickest and easiest way to contact your child's teacher is to email the school office 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.
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Music Lessons

If you have any outstanding payments, please can you bring your payments uptodate, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  Well done to all of you for remembering your instruments and making good progress.  Mr Warriner has vacancies, so i if your child is in Year 2 or above and would like to play an instrument, please email him directly.
Email Mr Warriner - Music lessons

In the classroom this week!

Today is Teaching Assistant appreciation day - we would like to thank all our AMAZING teaching assistants. They are often the unsung heroes in school, working hard everyday with your children and supporting our teachers. We simply couldn't do our job without them. So THANK YOU Mrs Roden, Mrs Donald, Mrs Morley, Mrs Hamer, Mr Hanmer, Mrs Fleet and Miss Wilson. 
Puffin news 
A busy week in Puffin class we have been learning about numbers 1,2 and 3. We will continue to look closely at these numbers next week. 
In phonics we have learnt 3 more letter sounds. Reception have brought home their first reading book with words. Read it as many times as you can to practise blending. Thank you to all Reception parents who attended the phonics information session on Monday. We hope you found it useful. Nursery children are practising saying and hearing lots of different sounds.

In PE we have been exploring apparatus and moving in lots of different ways.  We have all loved our Owl Babies story this week,   Mrs Muckalt was very impressed with the way we could retell and sequence the story pictures.

On Friday we enjoyed decorating biscuits and high five day!   Have a brilliant weekend and we will see you all next week.   
Dear Parents

Thank you for attending the Meet the Teacher evening on Tuesday. If you were unable to attend, please find the presentation attached. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Mrs Whitaker.


Meet the Teacher Presentation

It's been a wonderful week in Kingfisher Class. The children have settled so well into their new routines that it's unbelievable they have only been back at school for a couple of weeks! 
This week, we have continued learning about place value in maths. The children have made and represented numbers in different ways, and practised writing them as numerals and as words. We have all enjoyed our times tables lessons this week, focussing on the 3x and 6x tables. We have sung them, chanted them, shouted them and danced to them and would love to show them off to you at home so please ask us! 
In English, we have continued our myths and legends of the sea topic. We memorised the opening paragraph of The Seal Children and explored the way in which the author describes the setting of the story. We enjoyed watching video footage of the cliff tops where the story is set and listening to the calls of buzzard, stonechat and skylark as described in the story. We also found some dramatic footage of breakers crashing onto the rocks which helped to bring to life the author's description of the waves 'crashing and biting the cliffs.' 
Thank-you very much to those of you who joined me at the Kingfisher's class welcome meeting. If you weren't able to come along, I hope that reading books, spelling journals and homework books have reached you! Please use the suggested activities in your child's homework book to support their learning at home. The activities are designed to be short and sweet, taking no more than 10 minutes a night.  
Please can the children bring their reading books and reading records into school every day and their homework book and spelling journal on Fridays.
Thanks for a great week everyone,
Mrs Burgess.

Another fantastic week in Owls.
In English, we've been learning more about the features of persuasive writing for travel brochures. We've looked at powerful adjectives, imperative verbs and alliteration and we've pulled these ideas together to make engaging sentences.
In Maths, we've been working on rounding and also on negative numbers. There is a short homework on this for the children to do at the weekend as a recap and to help you see where they are with their learning.
In Science, we learnt about adaptation and how mutations can lead to a positive or negative trait, with positive traits surviving and being passed on. We researched lots of different animals to see how they were adapted to their environment.
In Geography, we looked at the most famous rivers around the world and competed to find the most in an Atlas. 
In PHSE, we discussed how to deal with conflict and when to be assertive and when to compromise. We talked about a number of situations the children may find themselves in and worked together to find a solution.
In Art, we continued our topic of typography and practised making different types of marks. We then designed lettering based on nature while using these marks. We also drew a portrait in memory of the Queen.
When we return on Tuesday next week, there is a dodgeball session in the afternoon so please could children come in their PE kit. I will also be running a football session again until 4.30. Both Owls and Kingfishers are welcome next week. There is now an option to pay for this on Parent Pay. 
Have a great weekend.

Mr Pedder


Every Friday we hold a whole school WOW worship.  We celebrate good work in school each week.

There are 3 categories:

Golden Book - this is to reward children who have worked hard, produced some great work or improved a great deal.

Celebrates Christian Values - this celebrates kindness, friendship, perserverance, respect, love or anyone of our Christian Values


Happy Ambassador

Puffins - Fletcher for always being ready to learn.

Year 1 - Jessica for her positive attitude and effort in all her work.

Year 2 - Ava for working so hard over the last two weeks!

Kingfishers - Connie for her terrific skill on the rugby pitch.

Owls - Ezra has been amazing this week (and last).  He has worked incredibly hard, produced great work and has contributed loads to class discussions. 

Puffins - Nancy for being very kind to a nursery child and helping them to cut and stick before doing her own cutting and sticking.

Year 1 - Max for being a kind and helpful friend.

Year 2 - Freddie for perservering and putting lots of effort into his learning.

Kingfishers - Thomas Marsden for demonstrating beautiful manners and holding the door open for everyone.

Owls - Erin for being super helpful all week.  She even stays behind without asking to tiday others mess up!

Puffins - Ferne for being super smiley at Nursery and enjoying her time here.

Year 1 - Oscar for his enthusiasm in our history topic of old toys and sharing his love of cars!

Year 2 -  Rory for always being happy to share his knowledge and stories with us.

Kingfishers -  Sam for spreading joy with his fabulous laughter in dodgeball.  

Owls - Millie for being very thoughtful and making Mr Pedder a gorgeous key ring.  It really put a smile on my face.

Boxes of Hope Shoebox Appeal 2022
It's that time of year again when we ask for your support with the Boxes of Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. 
Last year we sent 30 shoeboxes, packed with goodies (and love), from Arkholme to children and families in rural Romania. 
There are two ways that you and your family can get involved with this wonderful charity this Christmas. 
  1. You can pack a whole shoebox - this is a lovely activity to do with your children. If you want to do this, please bring your wrapped and packed shoebox into school.
  1. You can contribute an item to a shared showbox. If you are able to pop an extra item into your shopping trolley between now and half-term, we will be making up shoeboxes in school with everyone's contributions. 
What to include:   An ideal box will contain some sturdy toys such as ball, doll, toy car, dominoes, skipping rope, and then basics such as soap and facecloth, toothbrush and paste, hairbrush or comb, hat, scarf, mittens, socks, educational supplies such as paper, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, ruler, rubber and pencil sharpener.  Add some treats – sparkly hair accessories or bracelet/necklace for a girl, football stickers for a boy, and some sweets. And a cuddly toy will go down well with all ages. A plastic mug will be useful.  Hey presto – your box is full. You may like to add a photo or a greetings card to make the box gift more personal.   Please can all shoeboxes be in school immediately after half-term.
Let's see if we can beat our record of 30 shoeboxes this year!
Thanks everyone,
Mrs Burgess

Second hand uniform:

Jumpers:  26, 28, 30
Hoodies: 26, 28, 30, 34
PE Tshirts: 26, 28, 30 Cardigans: 22, 24, 26, 28
Pinafores: 4-5, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Skirts: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Grey boys trousers: 8-9. 9-10, 10-11, 11-12
PE bags
Girls summer dresses: 5, 6, 9, 11
Everything £1 per item.   Please contact Rosie (07598950515) if interested.
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