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School Newsletter September 2017

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Young Un’s Workshop and Fencing Competitions! (Reporters’ Club Week 1)

In the 1st Reporters’ Club of the year, boys from Year 6 have been writing about fencing and a recent visit about ‘British Values’!

Young Un’s Workshop (British Values)

James, Michael and Dave, also known as the Young Un’s, came to our school to do a singing and history workshop . We travelled through time to 1518 when we experienced cramping up onto a ship and then travelled forward in time to the peasants revolt where peasants wanted to be equal to the rich and royal. They marched up to London and gathered a group of 36,000 peasants along the way. When they got there they demanded to speak to the king about being equal so the king cunningly agreed but when they triumphantly marched back the king sent an army to kill everyone. VERY EVIL!!!

So they taught us all of this through songs and acting then we made a rap battle from the peasants VS the Royals.

Jasper, Finlay and Thomas 6A

Fencing Matches

This Friday ,Friday 22nd September, the first ever fencing match will be taking place at the unknown Ashbridge Primary School.
The people from the best school ever, St Andrews, that are taking part are: Harry Haworth 6A, Harry Lancaster 6S and Daniel Bourne 6S. I , Harry Haworth have been doing fencing for three years at the school club and each year I used a different sword.
I might even start doing fencing outside of school. Fencing is a sport where two people stand parallel about 5 metres apart and they both are wearing a mask and armour and they are armed with a blunt sword. if you would like more information about fencing you could look on you tube or watch the Olympics.

Harry Haworth and Isaac Hodgkinson


Former pupil Kerry Hull visits St Andrew’s after her Amazonian trip!

Former pupil Kerry Hull visited St Andrew’s on Tuesday of this week, after returning from her expedition to the Amazon. Back in July, St Andrew’s held a ‘jungle’ fundraising day, where the proceeds went towards assisting Kerry financially with her trip.
Kerry wanted to thank to all of our parents and children for their generous support. She visited the region to assist with her university studies in Biology. She managed to really inspire the children with her stories and expertise, especially Year 3 as this is their geography topic for this term!

This is her video diary that she recorded for the children. Thank you Kerry!

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Curriculum & Subject Overviews

The Curriculum and Subject Overviews have now been updated.

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LCC SEN courses for parents

FIND out about SEND courses

The Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Team are running free courses across Lancashire for parent carers of children and young people who have or may have special educational needs or disability (SEND).

We are aiming to outline SEN Support, look at the Local Offer, discuss who might be involved with their child and do some jargon busting. We will look at the Common Assessment Framework and Team Around the Family and touch on the Education, Health and Care Plan process but the main aim is to clarify school support and the graduated response. We will also look at what support is available from other agencies.

The course is for one day from 9.30am to 2.30pm

Refreshments will be provided, parent carers are to bring their own lunch.

The venues are

Preston – County Hall 9th October 2017

Skelmersdale – Greenhill Community Hub 12th October 2017

Lancaster – Lune Park Community Centre 17th October 2017

Bacup – Maden Community and Children’s Centre 19th October 2017

For further information and to book places, parent/carers to Tel 01772 532509 or email

Places are limited so will be allocated on a first come basis.

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LCC SEN FIND Autumn Newsletter

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Newsletter July 2017

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Barnardo’s Services for children with SEN/Disabilities

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KS2 Sports Day, KS2 Sports Festival and ‘Where’s Johnny James?’…..KS2 Reporters Club News

This week, children from Year 5 have reported about the Junior Sports Day, their ‘Safer Cycling’ work, the Junior Sports Festival and the ‘Where’s Johnny James’ theatre production that the Juniors watched on Friday the 30th of June……

Junior Sports Day

On the eventful sports day,we went to Uclan sports arena. Our class started off with the team sac races and we all did well but individually thought. The reds and blues were doing extremely well but overall we all did well. Next we did the triple jump which I thought I was really bad at which was true but I still tried as much as I could. Eventually it turned out the yellows were the winning(which was the team I was in!)so I put in as much effort as I could and we carried on the exciting day. After that we had the long jump where whoever did the farthest jump wins into the sandpit. The blues were doing very well and I thought they were going to win until the reds started to catch up to then in the scores. Then we did the far throw so we carried on and the reds and blues were winning at that event until Mr. Martland came and read out the scores overall and the blues were winning by just a few points.

The rampaging reds glory is gone with a two year run for the brilliant blues. The yellows are dropping down to nothingness even more than usual (no offence to yellows because they are the best). Great greens moving up to second after a surprising last place for them last year.

Blues were in the lead before the races (mostly due to the unfair sack race where the bottom of the sack was ripped). Reds were clinging on to second place the greens a miniature amount of points away and the yellows obviously about a million points behind as usual. The yellows year 6’s thrashed the others at the 400m run, he blues obviously won all the sack races, the reds were phenomanel at the 100m sprint and the greens were all rounders at everything.

After the relays greens had won millions in the infants and the blues and yellows won the juniors. Then the results came in and:

Fourth: yellows

Third: reds

Second: greens

First: blues
Albie and Isaac H 5S

On Friday the 23/6/17 a lot of children (around about 99) took part in this sporty day, competing against other schools, playing a variety of sports EG: hockey, tag rugby and football. This took place at Uclan sports arena where an activity was always going on. After a tiring day of sports the results finally came in. St Andrews (us) came 2nd in hockey and 3rd in tag rugby. Mr Martland was very proud of us all for doing so well and showing that our school is the best (OBVIOUSLY).
Charlie H and Finlay 5S

Year 5 Safer Cycling

On Monday and Tuesday 5W went to safer cycling at Ashton high school. We had so much fun, it was brilliant! What I learnt when I went safer cycling was to never ride with your brakes not working because I did a race and went so fast I sped into the railing and ended up nearly breaking my ribs (at least I came first)!
At the end of Tuesday we were practising on a fake road drawn with chalk! A police man came in and tried to help us with safer cycling everyone kept asking questions about what he has done in the past! When it was the end of the day he spoke to us about everything and to always wear our helmet so we don’t end up in hospital or even worse get brain damage! He told us to always wear fluorescent clothing so we don’t get hit by a car because they cant see us!
Taylor 5W

On Monday and Tuesday 5w went Ashton high school to learn some safety tips for when we are riding on the road when we are older We leant how to put our bike on the road and get on it safely. We learnt how to slow down safely and also how to indicate properly from minor side road to main road and main road to minor road. We did that several times to make sure we knew how to do it properly. At break we got to play football and the girls got to play net ball. We did a lot of other activities after break so the teachers were sure that we knew how to ride safely without getting hurt.
Louie 5W

Where’s Johnny James?

On Friday, we had three people that came into our school and taught us about how to be safe online and in the real world. The two contestants were called Phoebe and Tom,the judge was called Mr FlipFlop who was the leader of the show, SAY NO OR SAY NOTHING!The two contestants then competed on how well they new the online world and the real world.But there definitely was a winner………TOM!!!It was highly clear,Tom got ten out of ten,and phoebe got zero,not the hero.And that was the end of say no or say nothing!
Mariam 5S

We had three people come into school to put on a gameshow for us,the two contstants, Phoebe and Tom,competed to see who would be more safe out and about and online. In the gameshow (run by Mr Flipflop) had a clear winner …….. TOM. Whereas Pheobe didn’t approve of this until she realised how dangerous the internet can really be.
Lucy and Claudia 5S

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Archbishop Temple School – Open Evening for Year 4 and 5 pupils

Parents/carers and pupils in Years 4 and 5 are invited to come along to Archbishop Temple School’s Open Evening on Thursday 6th July 2017 between 5.30pm to 8pm to find out more about the Ofsted Outstanding school. The evening will be a great opportunity to meet class teachers, get involved in some fun activities, take a tour of the school and attend a talk given by Mrs Jackson, Headteacher.

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