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Walk to School Week 15 -19 May 2017

Have you spotted a dinosaur or two in the area? Or lots of children walking to school? All over Hertfordshire school children are on the march, enjoying and participating in the National Walk to School Week, which runs from 15 to 19 May 2017 supported by the Hertfordshire County Council Road Safety in Schools Team   A record number of primary schools have signed up, and children are walking or scooting to help the dinosaurs, Buster and Betsy, keep fit and active.

During the week, our friendly walking mascot dinosaur Buster  is travelling from the Triassic Period in South America, all around the world. He is going along the time line to meet up with gorgeous Betsy. She is a relatively young pink dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period.  


Walking to school helps make, and keep, children healthier and happier and more ready to learn. Also on the plus side, it can reduce pollution and congestion outside schools. Improved air quality reduces the incidence of asthma and other respiratory conditions.


Please encourage your children, if possible, to walk to school this week.

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Newsletter 7 – May 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week is SATS time again for Year 6 and we wish all the all the best for the week. They will be coming and having a breakfast each morning to set them up for the day, thank you very much for the SLPA for supporting this.

Entrance Gates

Thank you for your patience during the period leading up to the completion of the gate works. The vehicle gates will now be closed from 8.30am until 3.30pm. If you need to access the school car park during the school day you will need to press the intercom button on the right hand side of the vehicle gates. To exit the car park, approach the gates slowly and they will open automatically. Please wait until they are fully open before you exit.

The main front pedestrian gate will now be closed all day, if you require access to the school office during the school day please press the intercom on the pedestrian gate. Once the office staff have spoken with you via the intercom they will release the gate which you will need to then push open.

We have completed these works for the safety of your children and to enhance our safeguarding culture. Please ensure when you are coming in to the school grounds or collecting from Playaloud that you do not let anyone else enter the premises that you do not recognise.

Park n Stride Scheme

We are now in receipt of a small number of parking permits to allow you to park on the top floor of the NHDC Lairage car park (next to Waitrose). The permit is valid for use during school term time only from 08:30 to 09:30 and 14:45 to 15:45.

If you would like a permit to use this car park please come to the school office and fill out a form.

Window Works and Kitchen Extension

We have been very lucky to secure funding to replace the windows and doors throughout the original school building and also to build a small extension to our school kitchen. The builders will be starting the works to the kitchen from the 22nd May 2017. The window and door works will be taking place, with minimal disruption, from Monday 12th June.

Baby Mead

Congratulations to Mrs Mead who gave birth a bouncing baby girl, Erin, during the Easter holidays. We can’t wait to meet her!


Thank you to everyone who helps with the SLPA and for all your contributions and support as parents. We have been lucky enough to raise enough money to lay fake grass in the outside EYFS Reception class area which will enable the Reception classes to use their outside space all year round. The fake grass will be laid during the half term holiday at the end of the month.


I am very pleased to say that attendance for this term remains high. As you know I carefully monitor all pupils’ attendance and you will be informed if your child’s attendance drops below 95%. If your child is late (classroom doors open at 8.45am – registration is at 8.55am) please ensure they come to the school office to register.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend and have fun if you are going to the “Fair in the Square” tomorrow in Hitchin Market Square.

Yours sincerely,

Tracy Thomas – Headteacher

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Newsletter 7 – April 27th 2016

Dear Parents,

We have a busy term ahead of us and know from experience that the next few weeks will fly by and that half term will be upon us before we know it! We are all looking forward to an improve- ment in the weather so that we can make the most of our lovely open spaces.


We are pleased to welcome Miss Painter, our new Deputy Headteacher to Samuel Lucas. Miss Painter has already met some parents and will be on the playground be- fore school. Please feel free to introduce yourselves to her.

Football Round-up

A Team Rally at Highover

On Saturday 19th March, the Samuel Lucas football team went to Highover. The first match was won against Weston, then we came up against Ickleford. Rio hit the post in the last minute after a flick up from Amrit Bhatti. Then we played Purwell and an undeserved loss was the out- come of the game. Unfortunately we then came up against Whitehill and conceded twice but played very well. Finally in the last couple of games the team reacted brilliantly and we ended up with a win (against Highover) then a draw against St Ippolyts. Overall the team came fourth but deserved better.
Elliot Koning – Y6

A Team at Highover

Samuel Lucas had a brilliant game on Wednesday 23rd March, winning 10-1 at Highover. The goal scorers were Rowan, Cian, Elliot and Mordecai. Finn C had a good game as well as Cody and Noah at the back. The half time score of 3-1 was quite different to the full time score.

B Team at Highover On March 23rd, the B team played Highover. We played really well using flu- id passing, great defence and excellent attack. At the end of the game it was 4-0 to us! Goals were scored by Gideon, Ethan and myself. Good game lads!
George Smith – Y5

Mary Exton v Samuel Lucas

On Tuesday 29th March, we played Mary Exton. Both teams had a lot of chances trying to get the ball into the back of the net. We had a strong defence which they could not get past. There were some real- ly good tackles from both our defenders, Noah Platt and Matthew Grennell. Both teams played some very nice football. The game finished 0-0 but we all enjoyed our- selves, so it did not matter what the final score was. We shook all the Mary Exton players’ hands, showing good sportsman- ship.
Amrit Bhatti – Y6

Highover Rally

1st game
Samuel Lucas 3 – Breachwood 0.

Goal scorers: George S, Gideon, Isaac

2nd game
Samuel Lucas 0 – Ickleford 0.

3rd game
Samuel Lucas 1 – M. Exton 0. Goal scorers: Isaac P-R.

4th game
Samuel Lucas 0 – Weston 1.

Samuel Lucas 1 – Whitehill 0. Goal scorer: Gideon R.

Samuel Lucas 0 – Weston 3.

Really well played by everyone, unlucky with the final score, can’t believe we came 2nd!


Please keep looking at our Website. We will be updating curriculum information on the class pages. We are also going to begin putting information on our class blogs!

Star Performers

Well done to Amelie Sangster and Lily Summers-Pritchard on passing their Grade 2 piano exams, Agnes Barr and Fe- lix Hay and on passing their Grade 1 clarinet exams, Lucy Carmichael on passing her Grade 1 bassoon, Claudia Condon on passing her Grade 1 cornet exam, Freya Strickland on passing her Grade 1 tenor horn, Amelie Woolass on passing her Grade 1 flute exam and Alice Bridge on passing her Grade 2 flute exam. On a non-musical note we would like to congratulate Jess Astill who took part in the Primary National Cross Country Championships last month and came a very respectable 46th out of 169 runners. Herts Y6 girls were placed in 3rd position.

Lost Property

All named lost property has been re- turned to its owners over the last few days. Please can you keep an eye on your children’s sweatshirts etc to make sure they are wearing their own clothes and not somebody else’s! We now have a number of unclaimed jackets which are in the corridor by the back entrance to the main building (where the packed lunches are stored). All un-named, unclaimed items in good condition will be put in the next Bags2School collection or given to the SLPA for re-sale.


Play Equipment

Can we remind you that pupils and siblings are not allowed on the outdoor play equipment before or after school. Please help us to keep your children safe.

Mobile phones

Children should not be bringing mobile phones into school unless they have a very long walk home on their own, in which case they should be handed in to the office for safekeeping. This is for e-safety reason.


Thank you to everyone who took part in and helped with the Easter Egg Hunt. We made a profit of £175.76 so it was worth getting wet for! If you have been spring cleaning and sort- ing out your wardrobes please be aware that Bags2school will be taking place again on Friday May 13th and the blue bags will be sent home shortly.

Yours sincerely,

Tracy Thomas – Headteacher

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