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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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