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Newsletter 8 – May 27th 2016

Dear Parents,

We wish you all an enjoyable half term break and look forward to returning refreshed for the last few weeks of what is
always a very busy term!


Year 2

Well done to the Year 2 children for completing their Key Stage 1 SATS. The children were very sensible and tried their
very best.

Year 6

“It’s such a relief SATS are over! All of Y6 have worked so hard and deserved a nice little trip to the Isle of Wight afterwards.
We were all treated to a special breakfast during the week and feel proud that we tried our best.”


Chicken Pox

Please be aware that we have a few cases of chickenpox in the school. If you are in any doubt about symptoms your child may
be exhibiting please seek medical advice.

Netball Round-up

We have had a very enjoyable season in the netball club. The children have greatly improved their skills in a number of areas including spacing, accurate passing and positioning on the court. It has been very rewarding seeing their confidence grow. They did Samuel Lucas proud at both rallies, playing well and showing great sportsmanship.

Well done everyone!

Y6 – Isle of Wight

“On Monday 26th May, Y6 left for the Isle of Wight. We all had an incredible time from staying in a lovely hotel to visiting an
historic ship (HMS Victory). The owners of the hotel, Mark and Dianne, were lovely people who ensured that we had a great
time in between the adventures. They gave us lovely food and a place to rest our heads. We visited some amazing places and encountered a few furry faces otherwise known as the red squirrel! The excitement of it all was unbelievable and the attractions we went to were so much fun: HMS Victory, Sandown Beach, Robin Hill, fossil hunting, Osborne House, Blackgang Chine, the Needles, Carisbrooke Castle and crazy golf.

To sum it all up, we had an unforgettable time and the next Y6 have a lot to look forward to.”

Jess Astill

Reception – Visit to Willows Farm

The Reception classes went on a visit to Willows Farm last week. We had a lovely day and the sun shone! It was very exciting
going on the coach. At the farm we saw lots of animals including sheep, goats, reindeer, chicks and shire horses. We also
had a chance to hold the guinea pigs and we were able to feed the cows and donkeys. We went on a very bumpy tractor
ride and had a lovely time in the new Peter Rabbit play area.

Finally, we had to search for Batman the reindeer and luckily we found him before we went home. A big thank you to all the parents who helped us on the trip.

Brass Lessons

If your child is keen to learn a brass in-strument, Mr Robinson will have space for September. Students must be Y3 or above.
Please let the office know if you are in-terested.

MSA Vacancy

We have a vacancy for an MSA to join our lunchtime team. The role is five days a week, for approximately 1.5 hours each day. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the school office or call in for an application form.


Sun Cream and hats

If the weather should take a turn for the better, please remember to send your child in with a hat and also to apply sun cream at home.

Sainsbury Vouchers

Thank you very much for all the vouchers you have been donating to the school. Please trawl through your handbags, pockets, wallets and cars and bring in any stray vouchers as soon as possible!


Fair in the Square: 7th May

Thank you to everyone that came to sup-port the Fair in the Square. A fantasti-cally sunny day for the joint schools fundraising event that had plenty of en-tertainment and stalls for the whole family to enjoy.

The SLPA stall had two games, the very popular lucky dip and Harry and Holly hedgehog, which raised approximately £100 towards the joint school fund. We will advise you of the total amount we raised in the next Newsletter.

There were some fabulous performances from the Year 3 girls (Freya, Hannah and Aimee from Aspire School of Dance) and the talented Scourfield brothers, Rowan and Finn, did themselves proud! Our stall also made the Comet so well done to Becky Jennings, Annabel Lait and Megan Wilkins.

Fingers crossed that the weather is just as kind next year!

Bags to School

Thank you to everyone who brought their unwanted items in. We raised £124.

The Circus

This summer the Circus is coming to Samu-el Lucas! Yes that’s right… “Happy’s Cir-cus” is a professional (non animal) touring extravaganza and they will be bringing their big top to our very own school field. This 2 hour spectacular will include acro-bats, aerialists, balancing acts, magic fun and so much more.

Tickets are on sale NOW! Please get your forms to the SLPA Circus box in the school office as soon as possible. This will be an event not to be missed!

Yours sincerely,

Tracy Thomas – Headteacher

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