Bolton le School Newsletter 27th October


Welcome …

Last Sunday morning, the Bishop of Blackburn led a confirmation service at Holy Trinity Church. Eight of our Year 6 children were confirmed during a lovely service. The church was packed with friends and supporters and each child made their promises boldly.

Please click here to see a photograph of the children at the end of the service.

Children in Need 2017

This year, our School Council have decided to actively support BBC’s Children in Need. We have decided to do 3 things:

Rickshaw Challenge

The One Show’s Matt Baker, and team, will be cycling their rickshaw from London to Glasgow. Their route takes them through Bolton-le-Sands on the morning of Day 6 of their journey, Tuesday 14 November. We are currently liaising with Lancaster City Council concerning the actual detail of the event but it is our intention to take children down to the A6 to cheer them along. We’ll be able to offer more details after half-term.

Pedal for Pudsey

This year, BBC Radio Lancashire presenters Graham Liver and John Gillmore are pedalling their PudseyMobile over 100 miles across Lancashire for Children in Need. On Saturday 11 November, there will be a family event, ‘Pedal with Pudsey’ where children and their families are invited to cycle or walk alongside Pudsey and the PudseyMobile. It’d be great for lots if us to go along – meet at Happy Mount Park at 1.30pm where there’ll be entertainment and the BBC Bus. Everyone will set off at 2.00pm and cycle down to the end point, the Battery in the West End. Should be great!

Friday 17 November

The big day for Children in Need this year is Friday 17 November. Children will be encouraged to come into school wearing spotty clothes and/or Pudsey ears, themed T shirts and the like. Donations will be given to Children in Need.

Mr Cross has decided to do his bit too! If he receives pledges totalling more than £1000 he will have his head shaved in the morning assembly!! If each child’s family is able to contribute a minimum of £3.00 then the target will be reached. Look out for a paper pledge letter straight after half-term.

Building works and arrangements for parents

The planned building works to provide a new classroom are now underway. We are delighted that the contractors are in site although their presence will interrupt the usual school routines.

We would appreciate it if parents could note the following information:

  • Class 5: Miss Garnett’s class will not be able to use the hall doors to access school in the morning or to leave at the end of the day. Class 5 will have to use the junior entrance into school. Parents will be able to drop off at the KS2 door (the ramped entrance by the large play equipment). At the end of the day, the children will be escorted to the top playground where the handover to parents / carers will take place.
  • The end of the school day: the patio area outside Classes 3 and 4 will not be accessible. Classes 3 and 4 will be escorted to the top playground for the end of day handover. Please note: it would be very helpful if parents of children in the infants could wait on the top playground and parents of children in the juniors wait on the middle playground. This will help to alleviate possible congestion and the risk of children becoming unsupervised.
  • Rainbow and Sunshine classes: parents will still be able to access the Reception outdoor area to drop off and pick up children.
  • Key Stage 2 (Junior) classes: the building works will have no direct impact apart from the fact that the children will be escorted to the middle playground at the end of the school day.
  • Wake and Shake will continue as usual although access to the school hall will be via the KS2 entrance up the ramp.

Dance Festival Club

The Dance Festival Club has now ended because the performance date draws near. Final rehearsals will take place during the school day and at the Guild Hall on the day of the festival.

Many thanks are sent to Mr Steve Wren who kindly mixed the music for the Dance Festival #topbloke

Poppy Appeal 2017

A quick message to let people know that we will be selling poppies in school immediately after half-term. We would ask that a minimum donation of 20p be made for a poppy.

School meals menu

The new winter menu will begin on Monday 13 November. This will be ‘Week 2’ on the 3 weekly cycle. Louise, our chef, hopes that the children enjoy the meals. Please contact Louise via the school office if you have any queries.

Please click here to view the new winter menu.

A request from the FOBLES …

We are planning a Family Christmas Party Night on Friday 15 December. This will be held in the school hall with music, a very special visitor (hohoho!), games, craft stalls, food and drink.

We are looking to welcome stall holders. If you, or anyone you know, makes crafts and would a stall to sell Christmas products, we would love them to come along. We hope that there will be a wide range of stalls so please get in touch if you would like to be a stall-holder. The cost of a stall is only £15 with all monies going to the FOBLES.

Please see Mrs Squires if you need any more information.

Healthy Humans Pizza Party!

Children from Classes 6, 7 and 8 have been studying a topic called ‘Healthy Humans’ this half-term. They have found out about exercise, diet, healthy choices and lifestyles. Their learning concluded this afternoon when they designed, cooked, shared and evaluated a healthy pizza. Lots of family members joined us and they were able to share the food and the learning.

We send thanks to parents who supported the project and Louise in the kitchen who cooked approximately 135 pizzas this afternoon.

Can you support your Village Hall?

We have been asked to share a letter from the management committee of BLS Village Hall outlining concerns about its future management. There is a real need for new volunteers to help manage the Village Hall; please read the letter by clicking here.

Katie Morag has been sighted on our school field!!

Throughout this half-term Classes 3, 4 and 5 have been getting to know Katie Morag and her home, the Isle of Struay. The children have loved the topic and have produced some fantastic, creative pieces of work.

We guess that Katie must have heard about our endeavours because she was seen on our school field during this afternoon’s break-time!! The children were SO excited; they couldn’t wait to tell their friends and teachers. What a treat!

End of half-term

As we come to the end of this half-term, we send our thanks to all those of you who support our school so actively. Without the support of parents and carers, our school would be a poorer place.

Hopefully, each time will have brought home all their belongings and their half-termly report.

School closed yesterday and will re-open on Monday 6 November.

Have a lovely half-term break.