Whitefield Primary School Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/Dates for your diary http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-26-dates-for-your-diaryhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-26-dates-for-your-diary<p><strong>DATES FOR YOUR DIARY &ndash; END OF SUMMER TERM REMINDERS</strong></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:718px;" width="718"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p><strong>DATE</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p><strong>EVENT</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p><strong>INFO</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>YEAR GROUP</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Tuesday 27<sup>th</sup> June, 12.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>QUADKIDS athletics</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Y3&amp;4</p> <p>Children have been informed via letter if attending</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y3&amp;4</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 29<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Hutton &amp; PGHS induction day for Y6 pupils</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Information sent home to parents in letter</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 29<sup>th</sup> June, 7pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>All Hallows Parents Meeting</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Current Y6 attending All Hallows in September</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 29<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Y4 cricket tournament at Vernon Carus</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Children have been informed via letter if attending</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y4</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Friday 30<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>All Hallows Transition Day 2</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Current Y6 attending All Hallows in September</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Monday 3<sup>rd</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Year 4 visit to Towneley Hall, Burnley</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y4</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Tuesday 4<sup>th</sup> July 7.45-4.00</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Lancashire School Games Final, Blackpool</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Letters out today (Monday 26<sup>th</sup>)</p> <p>Golf and football finals</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 6<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Priory Induction Day</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Information sent home to parents in letter</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 6<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>KS2 Cricket &ndash; Lancashire Finals</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>At Northern Cricket Club, Crosby &ndash; children have been informed via letter if attending</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Friday 7<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Y5 at Hutton Grammar, morning</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Science, computing and PE</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y5</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Monday 10<sup>th</sup> July, 2pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>New governor ballot count</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Nominees have been invited to attend</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Penwortham Fire Station in to Y6 &ndash; road safety</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Preparation for high school</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 13<sup>th</sup> July, 2.30</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Reception assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>For all parents and family members of children in Reception</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 13<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>End of Year reports to parents</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Friday 14<sup>th</sup> July, 6-9pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Friends of Whitefield Summer Fair</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>The biggest event in our social calendar! Pray for sunshine!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All families, friends and members of the community</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Tuesday 18<sup>th</sup> July, 6pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Y6 leavers production</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Their final production at Whitefield!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Wednesday 19<sup>th</sup> July, 6pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Y6 leavers disco</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Their final dance at Whitefield!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Thursday 20<sup>th</sup> July, lunchtime</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>Y6 leavers lunch</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Y6 children get to choose their favourite menu for the last time!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:151px;"> <p>Friday 21<sup>st</sup> July, 3.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:170px;"> <p>School closes for Summer</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p><strong><em>Please note, there will be NO after school club on this day. </em></strong></p> <p>School will close for all pupils at 3.30pm.</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Visits to new classrooms and class teachers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Monday 10<sup>th</sup> July, 2.30pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday 12<sup>th</sup> July, 9.20am</strong></p> <p><strong>Monday 17<sup>th</sup> July, 9.30am</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4.jpgMon, 26 Jun 2017 10:31:40 GMTParent Homework Questionnairehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-23-parent-homework-questionnairehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-23-parent-homework-questionnaire<p>Following a recent meeting, the School Council have come up with a few questions they would love parents to answer in order to help school develop and improve our approach to homework.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The survey can be found <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DFSRBLR">here</a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukFri, 23 Jun 2017 12:31:30 GMTSports Day 2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-20-sports-day-2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-20-sports-day-2017<p>Thank you for everyone&#39;s support today!&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the photo gallery below.</p> <p>{gallery:Sports Day 2017}</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukTue, 20 Jun 2017 22:02:18 GMTYear 6 Residentialhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-12-year-6-residentialhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-12-year-6-residential<p>{gallery:Year 6 Residential}&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_1189.JPGMon, 12 Jun 2017 15:05:07 GMTSchool Governor Electionhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-09-school-governor-electionhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-06-09-school-governor-election<p>A NOTICE OF ELECTION &ndash; Please find attached a letter advising all parents of 3 x parent governor vacancies on our governing body.&nbsp; Please read the letter and supporting documents attached.&nbsp; We encourage any parent who wishes to be nominated or indeed wishes to nominate another parent to complete the attached nomination form.</p> <p><strong><a href="/files/notice_of_election_to_parents_(1).pdf">Letter- please click here.</a></strong></p> <p>If you would like any further information please contact Julie Garry, School Business Manager on 01772 744449</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The closing date for nominations is&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1055732420" tabindex="0">12 noon</span>&nbsp;on Monday 19<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;June.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/School_governor_picture.jpgFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:31:19 GMTWhitefield's News, 11.05.2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-11-whitefield-s-news-11-05-2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-11-whitefield-s-news-11-05-2017<p>What a fantastic couple of weeks we&rsquo;ve had! &nbsp;Well done to Y6 who completed their SATs today, they&rsquo;ve all worked really hard and shown a great attitude throughout the week. &nbsp;Next week it&rsquo;s Y2&rsquo;s turn so early nights all round!</p> <p>Even the weather was on our side as Mr Keogh completed his superhero run last week dressed as Captain America. &nbsp;The children were very excited to see him arrive and greeted him in typical Whitefield fashion before completing their own run around the field. &nbsp;They were thrilled that Rock FM turned up and so far, through his and the children&rsquo;s efforts, we have raised &pound;825 for Cash for Kids, our nominated charity that supports children in our local community.</p> <p>Just a couple of reminders&hellip;</p> <p><strong>Weather:</strong>&nbsp; While the weather is warm please remember to apply suncream before children come to school and send them in with a water bottle and sunhat. &nbsp;If girls want to wear shorts under their summer dresses this is fine as long as they aren&rsquo;t visible below their hem line.</p> <p><strong>Safeguarding: </strong>If you are on the playground or field with your children at the end of the school day please can you vacate these areas by 3.45pm as our before and after school club needs to use them. Also if you need to enter the building for any reason,&nbsp; eg lost property, reading books,&nbsp; please speak to staff in the office rather than entering the building via other entrances.</p> <p><strong>FOW disco</strong>: Please note the disco on the 16<sup>th</sup> May has been cancelled.</p> <p>Have a good weekend - let&rsquo;s hope the weather holds up over the weekend and we can make the most of our barbeques!<a name="_GoBack"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/News.jpgThu, 11 May 2017 12:21:45 GMTSuperhero Day!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-05-superhero-dayhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-05-superhero-day<p>Today was our Superhero day and what a day it was! Captain America (Mr Keogh) ran 7.4 miles from his home to school and was greeted by Rock FM. After that, the children did their own fun runs (dressed as super heroes of course!). In the classroom there were lots of superhero activities and learning going on. To top it all off we raised a fantastic&nbsp;&pound;735.70!&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Superhero Day!}</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_1560.JPGFri, 05 May 2017 16:09:20 GMTHelping your child through SATshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-02-helping-your-child-through-satshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-02-helping-your-child-through-sats<p><a href="/files/Fruit_Bat_news_for_ALL_Year_6.pdf">Leaflet</a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukTue, 02 May 2017 10:10:21 GMTDates for your diary - Summer Term 2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-04-19-dates-for-your-diary-summer-term-2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-04-19-dates-for-your-diary-summer-term-2017<p><strong>DATES FOR THE DIARY &ndash;&nbsp;SUMMER TERM 2017</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:718px;" width="718"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p><strong>DATE</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p><strong>EVENT</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p><strong>INFO</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>YEAR GROUP</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 20<sup>th</sup> April</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>St George&rsquo;s Day lunch</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>A themed lunch to celebrate St Georges Day</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Saturday 22<sup>nd</sup> April</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>SATurday School &ndash; English</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>8.30 am -2.00 pm</p> <p>Revision and a bit of fun prior to Y6 SATs tests</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 26<sup>th</sup> April, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Reception visit to Imagine That</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Reception visit Imagine That in Liverpool</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 26<sup>th</sup> April &ndash; afternoon &amp; evening</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y6 visit to Manchester Palace Theatre</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Y6 visit to watch Wonderland, expected return to school 6pm, please check Facebook for eta updates</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 3<sup>rd</sup> May, 1.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Rebecca &amp; Megan from Longton Church in to teach RE to Y2</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>We are delighted to welcome Rebecca and Megan back to school to help us with our RE teaching.</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y2</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 3<sup>rd</sup> May, 5.00 and 6.30 pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>New Reception Families Induction Evening</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Two sessions by invitation for our new families in September 2017</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>New Reception families &ndash;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;">Friday 5th May</td> <td style="width:161px;">Rock FM Cash for Kids Superhero Day</td> <td style="width:283px;">Dress as your favourite superhero from the comics, books, films or the community</td> <td style="width:113px;">R-Y6</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Saturday 6<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>SATurday School - Maths</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>8.30 am -2.00 pm</p> <p>Revision and a bit of fun prior to Y6 SATs tests</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>w/b Monday 8<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y6 SATs week</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Statutory testing for Y6 children</p> <p>Monday &ndash; Thursday</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>w/b Monday 15<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y2 SATs week</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Statutory testing for Y2 children</p> <p>Monday &ndash; Friday</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y2</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 10<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>South Ribble Tennis Competition, 12.20-4pm</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Further details to follow</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 15<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Mike Faun, Kings Church visiting for Pentecost assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>We love it when Spiky Mike comes in to school to deliver assemblies for us!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 15<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Friends of Whitefield DISCO</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>More details to follow</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 16<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Jacket Potato Day!</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>A themed lunch celebrating the humble spud. More details to follow!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 16<sup>th</sup> May</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>School Nurse in for R and Y6</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Annual height, weight and vision checks for all children in YR and Y6 &ndash; more information to follow</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR</p> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 18<sup>th</sup> May, 2.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y1 assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>For all parents and family members of children in Year 1</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y1</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 19<sup>th</sup> May, 9am</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Tempest photography</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Tempest are in to take photos of Year 6, Reception and the school teams</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR</p> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 19<sup>th</sup> May, 1-3pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>South Ribble Tri-Golf competition</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>More details to follow</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 19<sup>th</sup> May, 3.30</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>School closes for two week half term</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Please note, after school club (BOLA) WILL be on after school on this day.</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:718px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 5<sup>th</sup> June, 8.50am</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>School opens</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 7<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; Friday 9<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y6 residential</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Residential to Hothersall Lodge</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Saturday 10<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Penwortham Gala</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>We will have a float and walking party!&nbsp; More details to follow very soon</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6 and families</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>w/b Monday 12<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y1 phonics check</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Statutory assessment of Y1 phonics knowledge</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y1</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 15<sup>th</sup> June, 2.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y2 assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>For all parents and family members of children in Y2</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y2</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Wear What You Want Day</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>For FoW Summer Fair tombola items</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Sports day!</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: 9.30am</p> <p>Years 3-6: 11am</p> <p>(If raining, reserve date is Tuesday 27<sup>th</sup> June, same times)</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6 families and friends</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 22<sup>nd</sup> June, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y2 visit to Springfields</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>2AJ visit Springfields</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>2AJ</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 23<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp; June, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y2 visit to Springfields</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>2JK visit Springfields</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>2JK</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 13<sup>th</sup> July, 2.30</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Reception assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>For all parents and family members of children in Reception</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 14<sup>th</sup> July, 6-9pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Friends of Whitefield Summer Fair</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>The biggest event in our social calendar! Pray for sunshine!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All families, friends and members of the community</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 18<sup>th</sup> July, 6pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y6 leavers production</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Their final production at Whitefield!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 19<sup>th</sup> July, 6pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y6 leavers disco</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Their final dance at Whitefield!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 20<sup>th</sup> July, lunchtime</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>Y6 leavers lunch</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Y6 children get to choose their favourite menu for the last time!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YR-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 21<sup>st</sup> July, 3.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:161px;"> <p>School closes for Summer</p> </td> <td style="width:283px;"> <p>Please note, there will be NO after school club on this day.</p> <p>School will close for all pupils at 3.30pm.</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/summer.jpgWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:45:23 GMTMrs Foster's news - final one for this term!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-30-mrs-foster-s-news-final-one-for-this-termhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-30-mrs-foster-s-news-final-one-for-this-term<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>It doesn&rsquo;t seem like two minutes ago we were finishing extremely late for the Christmas holidays and now here we are at Easter break!</em></strong></p> <p><br /> <strong>And in true Whitefield style we have loads going on in the last two days!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We have reached fever pitch in Years 3 and 4 as they prepare for their walk to Priory Academy this afternoon in readiness for their Alice in Wonderland performance tonight.</strong>&nbsp; Refreshments will be available before the performance, courtesy of the Friends of Whitefield. Price list below so raid the change jar/pot!</p> <p align="center">Tea and coffee 50p<br /> Water 50p<br /> Juice cups 20p<br /> Sweet bags 50p<br /> Small sweet bags 10p<br /> Crisps 50p</p> <p>We haven&rsquo;t been on the big stage at Priory or PGHS for a couple of years so we are all really looking forward to it.&nbsp; See you all there.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t forget it&rsquo;s the Jubilee Ministries Coffee Morning tomorrow (Friday) from 9am</strong> &ndash; Whitefield children need to come in as normal and get their register mark, and then the Y6 children will help you find your child and bring them in to the hall for a coffee and cake! &nbsp;If you are unable to attend, your child&nbsp;will have the option to buy a cake at break time so bring 50p.&nbsp; All proceeds from the coffee morning will be going to our Whitefield charity &ndash; Rock FM Cash for Kids.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And, playgroup is on as normal Friday afternoon &ndash; see you all at 2pm.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thank you to all the Friends of Whitefield volunteers who made the disco a great success on Monday!</strong>&nbsp; Brilliant Djing from Tash, again, and thank you parents for completing the permission forms beforehand.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some staffing news:</strong></p> <p><strong>Mrs Jackson officially retired today!</strong>&nbsp; Mrs Jackson has been at Whitefield for 36 years! And we celebrated with a song in our assembly this morning.&nbsp; We will still see Mrs Jackson after the holidays though as she is coming in to work a couple of days for us, in between holidaying, gardening and joining a choir!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>On Friday we will be saying goodbye from their school jobs to Miss Wilkinson and Mr Birchall. </strong>We wish them lots of luck as they move forward in their careers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DON&rsquo;T FORGET &ndash; THERE IS NO BOLA AFTER SCHOOL CLUB TOMORROW NIGHT (FRIDAY)</strong></p> <p><strong>SCHOOL CLOSES FOR ALL CHILDREN AT 3.30PM.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We re-open on Tuesday 18<sup>th</sup> April at 8.50pm.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Have a great two weeks everyone.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s sunny Blackpool for the Foster family as Mr F is working all through the holiday so I am most definitely saying my sunshine prayers.&nbsp; I want to put my new BBQ purchase to good use.</em></strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/dafs.jpgThu, 30 Mar 2017 10:33:25 GMTSpring Summer Menuhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-28-spring-summer-menuhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-28-spring-summer-menu<p>Please see the new menu options that will be available to the children with effect from Tuesday 18th April 2017.</p> <p><a href="/files/Spring_Summer_Menu_2017.pdf">Menu</a>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/School_meal.jpgTue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:38 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-23-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-23-mrs-foster-s-news<p><a href="/files/Mrs_Foster's_News_23.03.17(1).docx">Please click here</a> to read Mrs Foster&#39;s latest news.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/dafs.jpgThu, 23 Mar 2017 11:40:07 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-09-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-09-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News 09.03.17</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I seem to be starting my news with weather comments at the moment, </strong>but I have to say it is just lovely to be coming in to work in the morning with my sunglasses on (this morning was so sunny) and also going home late and it is still daylight.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll have the sun cream on before we know it!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Firstly, some thanks for events that have taken place in the last two weeks:</strong></p> <p><strong>The World Book Day &lsquo;Multicoloured Book Swap&rsquo; was a brilliant success!</strong>&nbsp; Well done to Mrs Smith for organising it all and thank you to all the children who brought in books to swap. Your comments via Facebook and to myself and Mrs Smith have been lovely so thank you all too.&nbsp; We are going to do it again soon, and we noted the request for a grown up book swap!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Firstly though, we have our <strong>Book Fair week that starts on Monday 27<sup>th</sup> March</strong> (the last week of term) &ndash; it is a different book fair provider this time. We are using The Book People who offer books at discounted prices so we are excited about what they will bring. Mrs Smith will be sending out information next week once we get the promotion pack through from them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Well done to the four Y6 children (Keira, Naomi, Leon and Ethan) who travelled to London</strong> on Friday with Mrs Willers and Miss Nuttall for a visit to the Houses of Parliament. Your behaviour was impeccable. They travelled with children from the 22 other schools in our WRIST local school cluster and had an amazing experience.&nbsp; I am looking forward to their assembly to the children and staff, letting us know about their day. I wonder if they met Theresa May?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Friends of Whitefield held another amazingly successful Community Cinema last week. </strong>Trolls the movie was so funny! I could listen to Justin Timberlake&rsquo;s voice all day&hellip;</p> <p>The organisation for events like this takes time and planning and I am always astounded at how smoothly they run. Thank you to all the volunteers who came to set up and support during the movie, and thanks to all the families for speedy pick-ups afterwards.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Our next Friends of Whitefield meeting will be on Tuesday 14<sup>th</sup> March (next week) at 5.30pm in The Brown Hare pub</strong> &ndash; all are welcome. We are going to be looking at the finances and what we would like to spend it on in school so if you have any ideas, please email them through to <a href="mailto:admin@whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk">admin@whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk</a> with the title FOW SPENDING.</p> <p>We will also be starting our plans for the summer fair as well as having a chat and a sneaky lemonade.</p> <p>Miss Nuttall and Miss Ashcroft have noted that we are in need of <strong>new netball kits. If anyone out there would like to be our netball kit sponsor, </strong>please let us know.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lots of things happening in school in the coming weeks too!</strong></p> <p><strong>We have lots of governors in school next week for various activities. </strong></p> <p><strong>Simon Blake, our chair of governors will be in school all day on Wednesday working with Ms Garry, the School Business Manager to start the production of our new school prospectus.</strong> They will be taking photographs and working out formats. It is very exciting!&nbsp; So the children might talk about them being around school all day with their cameras!</p> <p><strong>Dr Sarah Penman, one of our parent governors and also Head of Science at Hutton Grammar is in Year 5 on Wednesday afternoon</strong> to work with the children on their science skills and knowledge as part of our Science Week (see below for more info!)</p> <p><strong>And the Finance Committee of governors are in on Tuesday afternoon</strong> to set our budget for the coming year (April 2017-March 2018).</p> <p><strong>As mentioned, it is our Science week next week</strong> &ndash; each year group will be working on their investigational skills for the theme of Changes. Look out for the photos on Facebook and the school website.&nbsp; As well as Dr Penman, we also have Penwortham Girls High School in on Thursday morning to lead their science road show assembly for all the children.</p> <p><strong>And good luck to out Maths Challenge team</strong> who are off to Penwortham Girls High School on Monday for the annual maths competition.</p> <p><strong><em>Don&rsquo;t forget &ndash; it is parents evening on Tuesday 21<sup>st</sup> and Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> March &ndash; letters will be coming out tonight. </em></strong></p> <p>Letters are coming home tonight with all the <strong>arrangements for the Alice in Wonderland Year 3 and 4 production.</strong></p> <p><strong>Year 6 children have all received a letter this week regarding SATurday school</strong> &ndash; please return the slip so we can get plans moving!</p> <p>And make sure <strong>Red Nose Day is in your diary for Friday 24<sup>th</sup> March</strong> &ndash; wear something red, or a shade of.</p> <p>Phew, think that&rsquo;s it!&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a great weekend everyone!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/dafs.jpgThu, 09 Mar 2017 09:54:52 GMTWorld Book Dayhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-world-book-dayhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-world-book-day<p><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">World Book Day &ndash;2017</font></p> <p><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">Do you remember Multi-coloured Swap Shop?&nbsp;&nbsp;On World Book Day&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;2</font><sup><font size="2">nd</font></sup><font size="3">&nbsp;March your children will be invited to take part in the first ever Whitefield Multi-coloured Book Swap!&nbsp;&nbsp;All they need to do is choose a book that they have enjoyed (but are ready to swap with another child), fill in the book insert provided by school, stick it in the front of the book, swap the book for a token at school, collect a different book that has been donated by one of their friends and&hellip; enjoy!&nbsp;</font></font></font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Obviously donated books need to be in good condition and come with a recommendation from the swapper.&nbsp;&nbsp;Children may swap more than one book if they choose to &ndash; the more they bring, the more they can swap.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Please note - <u>we are not dressing up for book day!</u></font></p> <p><img src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" /></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/World-Book-Day.jpgMon, 27 Feb 2017 15:19:06 GMTLent Assemblyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-27-lent-assemblyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-27-lent-assembly<p>We love it when Mike from Kings Church comes in to help us with our assemblies!</p> <p>Today we were learning about Lent, and why we give things up for Lent.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mike has challenged us to all give something up for 40 days, but he has also challenged us to do 40 acts of kindness over the Lent period, so one for every day.</p> <p>We are up for that challenge!</p> <p>We will be looking for acts of kindness from all our children, staff and families and we will be talking about them in our classes and assemblies!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/mike_faun_assembly_1.JPGMon, 27 Feb 2017 16:36:48 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-24-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-24-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Welcome back to everyone after half term.</strong> I hope you all had a lovely week.&nbsp; It was the start of Milly Foster&rsquo;s 10<sup>th</sup> birthday celebrations at our house and I survived a sleepover with 5 girls.&nbsp; Not quite sure Mr Foster survived &ndash; he said he is booking in to the Travel Lodge next time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I&rsquo;ve posted the list of dates for your diary on the website and facebook this week so make sure you transfer to your diaries.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Well done and congratulations to the school choir</strong> who performed at the Guild Hall last night as part of our cluster of schools Celebration of Friendship.&nbsp; &nbsp;I was at the rehearsals in the afternoon and a number of staff from other schools came up to me after our rehearsal and said how fantastic the children were! Mrs Smith, you did great job!&nbsp; A fantastic event, with a brilliant Tiggis treat for teatime too. &nbsp;Your children were amazing, and a credit to all of you and to our school. Pictures to follow via Facebook and the website.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A reminder following the letter sent home before half term</strong> &ndash; our school uniform will be moving to JUSTs clothing in Penwortham from September, but we still have many items in stock available at school at a slightly cheaper cost, so if you can, stock up on your jumpers!</p> <p>We will also be adding PE hoodies to our uniform list from September which will be available in the school house team colours, as well as black tracksuit bottoms, so we can still do out sports outside when it&rsquo;s cold!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Hopefully DORIS has now passed us by</strong> and I hope all your properties escaped unscathed.&nbsp; We have friends coming over from The Netherlands today and they were on the ferry yesterday, complete with sick bags and sickness pills!</p> <p>One of them, Maurice, has never been to the UK before and has chosen to experience his first visit with us in Blackpool! So tomorrow we are showing them all the delights of my home town.&nbsp; I love Blackpool. It&rsquo;s not quite &lsquo;the number one place to live in the UK&rsquo; but it&rsquo;s not far off for me!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(25).jpgFri, 24 Feb 2017 08:20:33 GMTDates for your diary - February and March 2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-20-dates-for-your-diary-february-and-march-2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-20-dates-for-your-diary-february-and-march-2017<p>Copy these dates&nbsp;in to your diary/planner and remember to check our facebook page for reminders and updates - whitefieldprimaryofficial</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>DATE</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>EVENT</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>LOCATION</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>FOR WHO?</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 21<sup>st</sup> February 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>SCOOT SAFE &ndash; 3SH</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School playground</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>3SH</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> February 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>SCOOT SAFE &ndash; 3SK</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School playground</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>3SK</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> February 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>First swim lesson for 3SK &ndash; don&rsquo;t forget your kits</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Priory &ndash; bus from school</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>3SK</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> February 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>WRIST Celebration of Friendship &ndash; afternoon rehearsals, tea at Tiggis, performances start 7pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Guild Hall, Preston</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Choir family members &ndash; ticket only available from the school office</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Friday 24<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;February 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Wear What You Want Day for children in HODDER &ndash; most house points Jan-Feb</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All children in HODDER</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Monday 27<sup>th</sup> February 2017, 10.10</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Mike Faun from Kings Church in for assembly - LENT</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School Hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 28<sup>th</sup> February 2017, 10.10</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s Pancake Challenge</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School Hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> March 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>World Book Day</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> March 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Friends of Whitefield Community Cinema &ndash; TROLLS</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School Hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All Whitefield children &ndash; ticket requests going home today</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Friday 10<sup>th</sup> March, 9.30am</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Y2 visit to the Hindu Temple</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Hindu Temple</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All Y2 children</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>w/b Monday 13<sup>th</sup> March 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>SCIENCE WEEK!</strong></p> <p><strong>Science activities throughout this week.</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 21<sup>st</sup> March 2017 3.30-6.30</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Parent&rsquo;s Evening</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Classrooms</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> March 2017, 4.30-7</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Parent&rsquo;s Evening</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Classrooms</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Friday 24<sup>th</sup> March 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Red Nose Day &ndash; more information to follow</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>w/b Monday 27<sup>th</sup> March 2017 3.30</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Book People Book Fair</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All families and friends &ndash; more info to follow</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Monday 27<sup>th</sup> March 2017, 10.10</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Rebecca &amp; Meghan from Longton Church in for assembly &ndash; EASTER</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Monday 27<sup>th</sup> March 2017</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>FoW School D.I.S.C.O</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All year groups &ndash; details to follow</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 30<sup>th</sup> March 2017, 6.00</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Alice in Wonderland </strong></p> <p><strong>Year 3 &amp; 4 performance</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Priory Academy</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Year 3 &amp; 4 family members &ndash; tickets will be available from school closer to the time</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Friday 31<sup>st</sup> March, 9-10.30</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>Jubilee Ministries Coffee Morning</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>School Hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:174px;"> <p><strong>All welcome &ndash; more details to follow</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukMon, 20 Feb 2017 15:01:17 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Phew, we&rsquo;ve started 2017</strong> after the longest autumn term for many years (15 weeks!) and the shortest Christmas holiday for many years too!&nbsp; And before we know it, it will be Easter!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The children are all focused in school</strong> and despite the protestations some of you must be getting at home every morning (like I am &ndash; &lsquo;why do we have to go to school every day Mum?&rsquo;), they are working really hard in school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Congratulations to Mr Keogh and his team of athletes</strong> who came 6<sup>th</sup> in the South Ribble Athletics finals today. 6<sup>th</sup> best out of all the schools in South Ribble is just amazing! We are all very proud of you and you represented Whitefield brilliantly with your sporting abilities and positive attitudes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Y5 had a great visit to Jodrell Bank last week</strong> &ndash; excellent behaviour and attitudes reported too Y5. Well done!&nbsp; Pictures are on Facebook &ndash; whitefieldprimaryofficial.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A couple of requests and observations:</strong></p> <p>There are surprisingly some children coming to school without a coat. Please ensure they have one in school every day as we do go out to play in most weathers. If your child has lost theirs, it could be one of the numerous coats in the lost property pile on the infant corridor (along with jumpers, cardis, socks&hellip;)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We have contacted Penwortham Town Council at the end of last week about the amount of dog poo on the pathways around school.&nbsp; It was really bad last week and not want we all want to be seeing coming in to school. Another reason for some CCTV I feel&hellip;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t forget, it&rsquo;s the <strong>year group assembly for Y4 families on Thursday 26<sup>th</sup> January, 2.30pm in the hall</strong>.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll look forward to seeing you there.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Year group newsletters coming soon!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Remember to keep up to date with everything going on in school via our school Facebook page whitefieldprimaryofficial</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgWed, 18 Jan 2017 10:06:37 GMTWeather Warningshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-10-weather-warningshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-10-weather-warnings<p>WEATHER WARNINGS AND KEEPING UP TO DATE</p> <p>I have just received my first snow weather warning from the Met Office via email! It was an amber alert but still got me excirted about snow but also worried as I don&#39;t recall seeing any grit in the boiler room! Must go check!</p> <p>For info, if we get a horrendous downpour of snow, school closures are announced via the local radios - Rock FM is the best one to listen to.</p> <p>But now we have Facebook we can pass on our information immediately to all of you and also ask for help if we need to dig some pathways!</p> <p>Weather watch at Whitefield begins!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/snowy-school-200(1).jpgTue, 10 Jan 2017 12:58:34 GMTMrs Foster's Final News of the Yearhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-21-mrs-foster-s-final-news-of-the-yearhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-21-mrs-foster-s-final-news-of-the-year<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News &ndash; the last one of 2016!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I can&rsquo;t believe it is the last news of this year.&nbsp; As I get older, the years seem to pass by much quicker!</strong></p> <p><strong>But I am excited for the coming weekend and week ahead with lots of Christmassy things taking place for The Fosters.&nbsp; </strong>Panto on Christmas Eve at Blackpool followed by the Chinese Buffet. And the whole family over for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.&nbsp; Must be mad as I am actually really looking forward to it. Three sisters, partners, children, mother&hellip;.</p> <p>But from the 27<sup>th</sup> it&rsquo;s going to be a quiet one!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I&rsquo;ve posted today on the website and Facebook the dates for the coming term that we currently have in the diary. Put them on your new calendars or diaries!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We&rsquo;ve had an amazing couple of weeks at school in the run up to Christmas.&nbsp; </strong>All the productions and carol services were fantastic. The children all did so well and it was great to see you all throughout that week and weekend.&nbsp; Your contributions for the Christmas hampers were excellent and congratulations if you were lucky enough to win one!</p> <p><br /> <strong>We raised over &pound;300 last Friday on our Snuggle Buggle Jumper Day for Save the Children.&nbsp; </strong>Thank you all for your support.&nbsp; It amazed me how many different types of jumpers there are out there for the children!&nbsp; I don&rsquo;t think we actually doubled up on a design&hellip;.!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Paula and the kitchen gang did a brilliant job yesterday in the kitchen providing Christmas lunch </strong>for 300 children and packed lunches too.&nbsp; Thank you to all the staff too &ndash; you were great waiters and waitresses yesterday and the children loved everyone being in the hall!&nbsp; And thanks to Mrs Allen who organised the men folk on washing up duties!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tomorrow is party day &ndash; </strong>Reception children are bringing items as per the original slip that went home a few weeks ago.&nbsp; The rest of the children are bringing a party plate for themselves.&nbsp; Jehovah&rsquo;s Witness children &ndash; Tasha and Alesha have sorted your party.</p> <p><strong>Remember the children can come in their own clothes for the whole day, </strong>just make sure footwear is good enough for playing out. You might need two pairs of footwear tomorrow!</p> <p><strong>And so far, Santa hasn&rsquo;t got to Whitefield yet&hellip;I </strong>have put some sparkles on the playground so he can find us and hopefully he will arrive before Friday&hellip;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>We announced the house points winner last week and Hodder were the winners for the term!&nbsp; The children have asked for a non-uniform day reward and this will be on Friday 6<sup>th</sup> January for all children in Hodder (blue PE group).&nbsp; There will be a special treat at the end of the year for the winning house overall so the children need to keep collecting those house points every week!</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>And finally, we finish for the holidays on Friday at 3.30pm.&nbsp; No after school BOLA that day!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Whitefield.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>See you in 2017.</strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Christmas_Tree.jpgWed, 21 Dec 2016 12:38:59 GMTSpring Term 2017 dates for your diary!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-21-spring-term-2017-dates-for-your-diaryhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-21-spring-term-2017-dates-for-your-diary<p><strong>DATES FOR THE DIARY &ndash; SPRING TERM 2017</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:718px;" width="718"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p><strong>DATE</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p><strong>EVENT</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p><strong>INFO</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>YEAR GROUP</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 5<sup>th</sup> January 2017, 8.50am</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>School re-opens</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>BOLA after school club provision available from 7.30am</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 26<sup>th</sup> January 2017, 2.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Year 4 assembly for parents</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>All families of Year 4 children invited to see what Y4 have been learning so far this year</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Year 4</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 1<sup>st</sup> February, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Google Virtual Reality Field Trip</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>An opportunity for the children to experience</p> <p>3-D google technology, led by Mr Jackson</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Year 1-6</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 3<sup>rd</sup> February 2017, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>NSPCC Number Day</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Activities to be announced</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 9<sup>th</sup> February 2017, 2.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Year 3 assembly for parents</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>All families of Year 3 children invited to see what Y3 have been learning so far this year</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Year 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 10<sup>th</sup> February 2017</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>School closes for half term</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>BOLA after school club provision will be available from 3.30pm- 6pm</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:718px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 20<sup>th</sup> February 2017, 8.50am</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>School re-opens</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>BOLA after school club provision available from 7.30am</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> February 2017</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>WRIST Celebration of Friendship</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>The choir will be performing once again at the Celebration of Friendship event with 18 other local schools at the Guild Hall, Preston.</p> <p>Rehearsals in the afternoon, Tiggis for tea, concert in the evening. More details to follow</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Choir</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> March 2017, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>World Book Day</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Activities to be announced</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 2<sup>nd</sup> March 2017, 3.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Friends of Whitefield community cinema event</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Our hugely successful FoW community cinema event will be back, showing the film Moana.</p> <p>Ticket requests to be sent out closer to the date.</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>w/b Monday 13<sup>th</sup> March 2017</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Science Week</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>All things sciency going on this week!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 21<sup>st</sup> March 2017, 3.30-6.00pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Parents Evening</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> March 2017, 4.30-7pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Parents Evening</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 24<sup>th</sup> March, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Red Nose Day</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>More details to follow!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>w/b Monday 27<sup>th</sup> March</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>European Money Week</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>More details to follow!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 27<sup>th</sup> March</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Friends of Whitefield DISCO</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Flyers will be posted nearer to the time</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 30<sup>th</sup> March</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Year 3 and 4 production</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Proposed date for the Year 3 and 4 drama production!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Y 3 &amp; 4</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 31<sup>st</sup> March, 3.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>School closes for Easter</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>There will be no BOLA after school club provision on this day. School will close for all children at 3.30pm.</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>All</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/dafs.jpgWed, 21 Dec 2016 12:11:10 GMTMrs Foster's News!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-08-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-08-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News</strong></p> <p><strong>Christmas preparation is going so well!</strong> I can&rsquo;t wait for next week when our productions start &ndash; there is a real buzz around school at the moment.&nbsp; And I have all my outfits ready. Some new additions to the wardrobe this year&hellip;</p> <p>The children are also working very hard in their lessons too &ndash; some great science going on in Year 5 today and Reception were showing off their writing skills too.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thank you to the Friends of Whitefield team for all your hard work for the Secret&rsquo;s Room</strong> event on Friday last week. You did a great job and your organisation was amazing!&nbsp; Families &ndash; look out for your chosen presents coming home for under the tree very soon!</p> <p><strong>We had a beautiful Christingle service at United Reform Church on Sunday.</strong> Thank you so much to all the families who attended and well done to the Whitefield choir members &ndash; your singing was just beautiful (as was the congregation!).&nbsp; Thanks Mrs Smith and Mrs Willers for sorting everything.&nbsp; I was in such a Christmassy mood afterwards I went home and put our tree and decorations up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some reminders:</strong></p> <p>Don&rsquo;t forget your tickets when you come to the productions next week!</p> <p><strong>Monday 12<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Y1 and 2 production, 2pm and 6pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Reception nativity, 2pm and 6pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Y5 and 6 carol service at United Reform Church, 2pm and 6pm</strong></p> <p><strong>And remember your &pound;1&rsquo;s for your raffle tickets</strong> &ndash; Mrs Foster&rsquo;s luxury hampers are being prepared this weekend!!</p> <p>Year 3 and 4 families &ndash; there isn&rsquo;t a raffle at the service on the 18<sup>th</sup> but we are sending home a letter today where you too can purchase raffle tickets for your Y3 &amp; 4 luxury hampers. Just return your slip and you money and we will make the draw next Friday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A reminder that Jubilee Ministries are holding their <strong>Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday 17<sup>th</sup> December from 10am.</strong></p> <p>And <strong>our Year 3 and 4 children will be joining the church on Sunday 18<sup>th</sup> December</strong> at school for their carol service.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The final week of term dates are:</p> <p>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> December &ndash; school Christmas lunch and DVD afternoon treat</p> <p>Thursday 22<sup>nd</sup> December &ndash; class party day. Children can come in their party clothes all day but make sure you have some good footwear for running about at playtime! Your child will be coming home with a food item to bring to the party.</p> <p>Witness families &ndash; your end of term party is on this day too!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>School closes on Friday 23<sup>rd</sup> December at 3.30pm &ndash; remember there is <strong>NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB PROVISION ON THIS DAY!!</strong></p> <p>Ho Ho Ho!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/santa.jpgThu, 08 Dec 2016 13:36:42 GMTChristmas Coffee Morning http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-30-christmas-coffee-morninghttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-30-christmas-coffee-morning<p>Jubilee Ministries are holding a Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday 17th December. &nbsp;Come along and &nbsp;have a brew,&nbsp;some cake and a natter!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All donations will go to Derian House.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be a craft table for the children (and&nbsp;the adults!) to make some Christmas decorations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>10-11.30am - all welcome. &nbsp;We look forward to seeing you!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/coffee-and-cake.jpgWed, 30 Nov 2016 14:02:27 GMTBook Fairhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-23-book-fairhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-23-book-fair<p><strong>BOOK FAIR</strong></p> <p>Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair last week. Once again it was a great success with school benefitting from many books earned from our comission.</p> <p>A big thank you to all those families who were kind enough to donate a book from the class wish lists. These will be presented in assembly on Friday. ...<br /> A special thank you to those who gave up their time to help run the book fair.<br /> And a HUGE thank you to Mrs Allan who organises this event every year.</p> <p>Without all of your help, having the book fair wouldn&#39;t be possible. Thank you Whitefield.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/book_fair.jpgWed, 23 Nov 2016 09:33:09 GMTHandbag size (kind of) list of dateshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-11-handbag-size-kind-of-list-of-dateshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-11-handbag-size-kind-of-list-of-dates<p><strong>Christmas Dates (and other bits) &ndash; handbag version</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>WHEN</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>WHAT</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>WHERE</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>WHO</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Friday 18<sup>th</sup> November, all day</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Children In Need &ndash; wear something spotty or yellow</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All children and adults</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> November, 3.30pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>FoW Community Cinema</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All children &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 1<sup>st</sup> December, 2.30pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Year 5 parent and family assembly</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All Y5 family members </strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Friday 2<sup>nd</sup> December, morning</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>FoW Secrets Room</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School &ndash; library</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Sunday 4<sup>th</sup> December, 11am &ndash; 12noon</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Christingle Service</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>URC, Liverpool Road</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Whitefield Choir</strong></p> <p><strong>All welcome</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Friday 9<sup>th</sup> December, all day</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>WWWYW day &ndash; bring items for the luxury Christmas hampers</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All children and adults</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Monday 12<sup>th</sup> December, 2pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Y1&amp;2 production</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Y1&amp;2 family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Monday 12<sup>th</sup> December, 6pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Y1&amp;2 production</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Y1&amp;2 family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> December, 2pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Reception nativity</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Reception family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> December, 6pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Reception nativity</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Reception family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> December, 2pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Y5&amp;6 Carol Service</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>URC, Liverpool Road</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All Y5&amp;6 family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> December, 6pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Y5&amp;6 Carol Service</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>URC, Liverpool Road</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All Y5&amp;6 family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Friday 16<sup>th</sup> December, all day</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Snuggle Buggle Jumper Day &ndash; bring &pound;1 for Save the Children</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All children and adults</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Saturday 17<sup>th</sup> December, time tbc</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Christmas Coffee Morning</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>Jubilee Ministries, Whitefield PS hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All welcome</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Sunday 18<sup>th</sup> December, 10.30am</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Y3&amp;4 Carol Service</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>Jubilee Ministries, Whitefield PS hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Y3&amp;4 family members &ndash; ticket needed</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> December, lunchtime</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Christmas lunch followed by DVD</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School hall</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Children and staff</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> December, lunchtime</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>End of term lunch followed by DVD</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>Y6SW</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>Jehovah&rsquo;s Witness children</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 22<sup>nd</sup> December</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Year group party afternoon</strong></p> <p><strong>(JW &ndash; party in afternoon)</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p><strong>School &ndash; children can come in their party clothes all day (sensible shoes for playtimes!)</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p><strong>All children</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>Friday 23<sup>rd</sup> December, 3.30pm</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:177px;"> <p><strong>School closes</strong></p> <p><strong>NO BOLA tonight</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:180px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:163px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/SL370670.JPGFri, 11 Nov 2016 12:04:19 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-11-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-11-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s news &ndash; 11.11.16</strong></p> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s been a busy first week back in school. Lots going on and lots more to come so make sure you read the updates and reminders below!</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Firstly, thank you all for your understanding regarding Mrs Kimberley and Miss King.</em></strong>&nbsp; We send our love to Mrs Kimberley&rsquo;s husband who is very poorly at the moment and to Miss King who is recovering from her concussion.</p> <p>The children in 2JK are working with Mr Brown and those in 1VK are with Mrs Cooper.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s always difficult for the children when their usual teacher isn&rsquo;t in &ndash; they do grow to love them and find change hard.&nbsp; Please let me know if your child is struggling so we can put some additional support in for them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>There&rsquo;s been so much going on in school this week</em></strong> &ndash; Mr Turner, from the Royal British Legion was in on Tuesday to talk to the children about Remembrance Day and what life was like for him when he was a boy.&nbsp; The children love listening to his stories of having to go home from school for lunch and not knowing what a banana was when he first saw one!</p> <p>Today, we have held our Remembrance assembly and the children were so respectful. <strong><em>We sang our Remembrance song </em></strong>and you can see a video of this on our Facebook page.</p> <p><strong><em>On Wednesday, class RLA had their first driving lesson!</em></strong> They learnt about road safety and got to drive in a BMW&hellip;.RLW are doing this next week.</p> <p><strong><em>Thank you to all the Reception parents who were able to come to the phonics session last night</em></strong>. There is a video on the Facebook page to help you remember what was said and also if you were unable to attend.</p> <p><strong><em>All these activities have been posted to our Facebook page (whitefieldprimaryofficial), which you can view via the website (</em></strong><a href="http://www.whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/"><strong><em>www.whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk</em></strong></a><strong><em>).</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>We have advertised for a new member of our lunchtime welfare staff</em></strong> &ndash; if you are interested please contact the school office.&nbsp; We need someone to work Monday to Friday, 12.05-1.20pm.&nbsp; And you get a free tabard and a free whistle so it&rsquo;s quite an attractive package really.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Next Friday (18<sup>th</sup>) is Children in Need Day</em></strong> and so we are continuing our tradition and having a Wear Something Yellow or Spotty Day and bring a pound for CiN.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Next week is BOOK FAIR!</em></strong>&nbsp; The children have all been to view the books so may well be pestering you for something over the weekend!&nbsp; We are open from 3.30 every evening for purchases.&nbsp; We don&rsquo;t have a card machine so cash please.&nbsp; Also, if you are able to help out that would be fabulous. Training will be given and you get to wear a Book Fair Sticker.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>The dates for the Christmas events were sent out at the beginning of the week via email.</em></strong>&nbsp; Alongside this newsletter you should also have a handy handbag sized list of the events so you don&rsquo;t miss anything.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Mrs Morris told me this morning she has seen her first Christmas Tree on Liverpool Road...I wondered if it was the Green household&hellip;? Have a lovely weekend everyone.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3(1).jpgFri, 11 Nov 2016 12:01:47 GMTPhonicshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-07-phonicshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-07-phonics<p>We have a phonics meeting this week for Reception parents and one coming soon for our Year 1 parents.<br /> There is some good info and help on this website:</p> <p><br /> https://www.readwithfonics.com/parents-phonics-guide</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukMon, 07 Nov 2016 16:40:57 GMTEnd of term December 2016http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-28-end-of-term-december-2016http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-28-end-of-term-december-2016<p>&nbsp;Please click:&nbsp;<a href="/files/Fri_23rd__Dec_2016_letter_(1).pdf">End of school for December 2016 information</a>.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukFri, 28 Oct 2016 16:12:25 GMTHarvesthttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-harvesthttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-20-harvest<p>We had a fantastic response for our harvest donations for the foodbank. Thank you very much!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_0620.JPGThu, 20 Oct 2016 16:04:13 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-10-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-10-10-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News</strong></p> <p>Welcome to a very snotty, sore throaty newsletter from me this week!&nbsp; I know many of the children are struggling with bugs and I was hit by a big one last week and am still suffering this week.&nbsp;</p> <p>As my mum says, lots of fresh air, water and toast and marmite.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A few dates to remind you of and let you know a couple of new ones:</strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s the Paint Penwortham Pink week next week and we are <strong>Painting Whitefield Pink on Friday 21<sup>st</sup> October.</strong> The children can come dressed in something pink (or purply or reddish!) &ndash; it doesn&rsquo;t have to be the whole outfit &ndash; it can be socks, a t-shirt, hairslides or a feather boa&hellip;.If everyone brings &pound;1 we can raise over &pound;365 for the breast cancer charity.</p> <p>There are lots of events going on next week too and I will post on Facebook when I get the details.&nbsp; Alternatively you can view their Facebook page Paint Penwortham Pink.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Year 6 parents &ndash; don&rsquo;t forget the <strong>Y6 assembly on Thursday 20<sup>th</sup> October, 2.30pm</strong> in the school hall. Family and friends all welcome.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On <strong>Thursday 20<sup>th</sup> October, Steven Mitchell the Youth Minister from Hutton Grammar will be in to lead our Harvest assembly.</strong>&nbsp; Can you please start sending in <strong>Harvest donations as soon as possible</strong> so we can build up a display bigger and better than last year!&nbsp; All our donations will be sent to Penwortham Food Bank so tins, packets and toiletries would be great.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And our first parents evening of the year will be on <strong>Tuesday 25<sup>th</sup> October and Wednesday 26<sup>th</sup> October</strong>. A letter will be winging it&rsquo;s way to you soon to book your time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And our first Friends of Whitefield event of the school year is on <strong>Monday 24<sup>th</sup> October &ndash; our Hallowe&rsquo;en disco!</strong>&nbsp; More details to follow. Reception parents &ndash; the children will love it (and you will too!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our website has been updated and upgraded and now includes the Facebook posts which is great as I always forget to add the Facebook posts to the website!</p> <p>Please check the website for up and coming events.</p> <p><br /> We&rsquo;ve been showing so many people around school in the last few weeks and families look for places for their children in September 2017.&nbsp; Applications need to be in by January so if you know anyone in this position remind them to fill in their form and if they want a tour around school, please ask them to get in touch.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukMon, 10 Oct 2016 11:15:23 GMTMrs Foster's Welcome Back News!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-mrs-foster-s-welcome-back-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-mrs-foster-s-welcome-back-news<p><strong>8<sup>th</sup> September 2016</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It was so great to see everyone on Monday!</strong>&nbsp; The children looked very smart in their new uniforms.&nbsp; I challenged them all not to get their lunch down it, but there were some bean stains by the end of lunchtime on Monday!</p> <p>And the BOLA staff looked very smart too in their new uniforms! Check them out on our Facebook page - whitefieldprimaryofficial</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A reminder from the end of term &ndash; please ensure all your children&rsquo;s uniform is labelled</strong>, including PE kits. A sharpie pen is great for this. Our aim is to have no lost property bin this year, however after four days we have failed in this aim!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t forget Roald Dahl Day on Tuesday</strong> &ndash; dress as your favourite RD character or come in yellow as this was his favourite colour.&nbsp; Yellow socks was my aim but finding anything yellow in the shops is very difficult at this time of year!&nbsp; I am thinking of buying my Hallowe&rsquo;en outfit early and channelling Roald Dahl&rsquo;s The Witches&hellip;..</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s that time of year again when parents are looking at Whitefield as a school for their child in September 2017.</strong> Please let your friends know we are holding tours around school to see us in action every Thursday for prospective parents.&nbsp; If they can&rsquo;t do Thursday we can fit them in elsewhere!&nbsp; Just call the school office and speak to Deborah, Sarah or Katie.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t forget to note the meet the teacher dates coming up next week and the week after. </strong>These dates were emailed out on Tuesday and put on Facebook.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Remember to check out the school website for information and latest news but for up to date information you need to <strong>register with Facebook</strong>!&nbsp; This week we have posted many photographs and reminders for parents and this is a way to get information to you immediately.&nbsp; I can see that many more of you are using this from the number of likes we have been getting on posts. So thank you for that!&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have anything you would like us to post on Facebook on your behalf please email school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgThu, 08 Sep 2016 18:21:19 GMTDo you have a child starting school in September 2017?http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-07-do-you-have-a-child-starting-school-in-september-2017http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-07-do-you-have-a-child-starting-school-in-september-2017<p>Do you have a child who is starting school in September 2017?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Come to Whitefield for a visit and see us in action!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are available every Thursday morning at 9.30, just call school 01772 744449 and speak to Katie,&nbsp;Deborah or Sarah in the office to let us know you are coming.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you can&#39;t make a Thursday morning, please don&#39;t worry. We will fit you in!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/SL370593.JPGWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:12:05 GMTAutumn Term dates for your diary!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-06-autumn-term-dates-for-your-diaryhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-06-autumn-term-dates-for-your-diary<p><strong>DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2016/2017</strong></p> <p><strong>AUTUMN TERM 2016</strong></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:718px;" width="718"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>DATE</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>EVENT</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>INFO</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>YEAR GROUP</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> September 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Roald Dahl Day</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Dress in yellow or as your favourite RD character!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Years 1 - 6</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> September and rest of week</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Bikeability</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Please see letter sent our 06/09/16</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 6</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> September 2016, 3.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y2 meet the teachers</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Find out all your need to know about being in Y2</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 2</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 15<sup>th</sup> September 2016, 3.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y6 meet the teachers</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Find out all your need to know about being in Y6</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 6</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 19<sup>th</sup> September 2016, 3.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y1 meet the teachers</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Find out all your need to know about being in Y1</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 1</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> September 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y1 educational visit to Blackpool Zoo, all day</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Volunteers needed! Please let the class teacher know if you can help</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 1</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> September 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y5 educational visit to Clitheroe Castle</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Volunteers needed! Please let the class teacher know if you can help</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 5</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 20<sup>th</sup> September 2016, 3.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y3 meet the teachers</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Find out all your need to know about being in Y3</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 3</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 21<sup>st</sup> September 2016, 3.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y5 meet the teachers</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Find out all your need to know about being in Y5</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 5</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 22<sup>nd</sup> September 2016, 3.45pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y4 meet the teachers</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Find out all your need to know about being in Y4</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 4</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tbc</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Macmillan&rsquo;s Coffee Morning</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 20<sup>th</sup> October 2016, 2.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y6 assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>All parents and family members invited</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 6</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Tuesday 25<sup>th</sup> October 2016, 3.45-6.00</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Parents Evening</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Updates from school on your child&rsquo;s attainment and progress</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wednesday 26<sup>th</sup> October 2016, 4.30-7.00</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Parents Evening</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Updates from school on your child&rsquo;s attainment and progress</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 28<sup>th</sup> October 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Close for half term</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 7<sup>th</sup> November</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>School open</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 14<sup>th</sup> November 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Anti-bully week &ndash; theme is Racism this year</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Activities throughout the week in class for the children</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> November 2016, 3.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Community Cinema</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>More details to follow closer to the time</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Thursday 1<sup>st</sup> December 2016, 2.30pm</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Y5 assembly</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>All parents and family members welcome</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Year 5</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 2<sup>nd</sup> December, 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Friends of Whitefield Secrets Room</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>More details to follow closer to the time</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 9<sup>th</sup> December 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Wear What You Want Day</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>Contributions for the Christmas hampers</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>All year groups</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Monday 12<sup>th</sup> December 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>Christmas Production Week</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>More details to follow</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Friday 23<sup>rd</sup> December 2016</p> </td> <td style="width:140px;"> <p>School closes for Christmas</p> </td> <td style="width:304px;"> <p>PLEASE NOTE DATE!</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Diarydates.jpgTue, 06 Sep 2016 14:02:04 GMTMrs Foster's Final News 2015/16http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-22-mrs-foster-s-final-news-2015-16http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-22-mrs-foster-s-final-news-2015-16<p><strong>It&#39;s been an emotional couple of weeks in school as we have seen how our reception children have changed in the last nine months and then had our year 6 leavers performance on Tuesday evening which was full of laughter and tears.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I cannot express to you all my thanks for your support over the last year but in particular in the last six weeks. </strong>We are still struggling with our grief at losing our Sadie yet we are kept strong throughout it by all of you and by our amazing and resilient children who have made us laugh, cry and sometimes scream!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We have had a number of thoughts as to how we remember Sadie in our lives </strong>and we will discuss these with Sadie&#39;s mum and dad when the time is right for them. We will of course keep you all informed of this, especially our year 6 families that leave us this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>As always, Whitefield life goes on and I was uplifted to see you all at sports day on Tuesday, </strong>the hottest day of the year! It was a great turn out considering it was our third attempt and if you were unable to get there, we have a number of photos being uploaded on the website and Facebook as we speak.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thank you and well done to Mrs Huxtable who organised an amazing art event on Monday. </strong>It was so unique and new to school and thank you for all your positive comments.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I hope you found your child&rsquo;s report informative last week &ndash; </strong>it was our first time with the new format. Thank you to those of you who have commented on the format &ndash; all positive so far!&nbsp; If there is anything you think we missed, or could change for next year, please let us know. Your thoughts and ideas are valued.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We say goodbye to an amazing group of Year 6 children.&nbsp; </strong>We are all so proud of you and all your achievements during your Whitefield years and will miss you.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget to come back and see us with all the high school gossip!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We will also be saying goodbye on Friday to Miss McNaughton, Mrs Fielding and Mrs Thompson. </strong>We will miss you all and look forward to hearing of all your exploits!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We welcome Mr Keogh who is joining us in Year 3 and also Mr Ginty who will be working in Year 5 and 6 </strong>with Mrs Willers, Miss Nuttall and Mr Huntington.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I hope you all have a lovely summer. I have been told there is a heatwave due...I am hoping it lands in France, Luxembourg or Belgium so we can enjoy it in our caravan. </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Whatever your exploits this summer, enjoy every minute and we look forward to seeing you all, and all our new families, in September (Monday 5<sup>th</sup>!)</strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/summer.jpgFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:21:40 GMTSports Day Tuesday 19th Julyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-sports-day-tuesday-19th-julyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-sports-day-tuesday-19th-july<p>If we believe the weather&nbsp;forecast then tomorrow should be glorious so we are hoping to go ahead with Sports Day.</p> <p>Foundation and KS1 will be 9.30am and</p> <p>KS2 will be at 11.00am</p> <p>We hope to see as many of you as possible.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukMon, 18 Jul 2016 10:45:53 GMTSports Dayhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-12-sports-day-1http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-12-sports-day-1<p>The British weather has not allowed us to go ahead with our sports days. &nbsp;Our only option left is to wait for a suitable day next week (18-22 July) when we will text you all to say that sports day will go ahead and if you can attend that would be great.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/sportsday_2596904b(1).jpgTue, 12 Jul 2016 11:09:19 GMTFree Taster Session for Taekwondohttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-28-free-taster-session-for-taekwondohttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-28-free-taster-session-for-taekwondo<p>Northern Taekwondo is celebrating their 20th year teaching Taekwondo in Penwortham!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Master Lee Heyes (7th Dan, former British Champion)&nbsp;teaches every Friday 6-7.30pm at Penwortham Leisure Centre.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Taekwondo is a great way to increase fitness, learn self defence and is fantastic for self discipline and focus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If anyone, children or adults, would like a free taster session please contact Master Lee on 07779275204 or via www.northerntaekwondo.co.uk</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/taekwondo.jpgTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:16:35 GMTCHANGE OF DATEhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-15-change-of-datehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-15-change-of-datehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/summer.jpgWed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:44 GMTWhitehough Day 1 and 2http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-15-whitehough-day-1-and-2http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-15-whitehough-day-1-and-2<p><span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Whitehough Day 1 and 2 Photo Gallery}</span></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image.jpegWed, 15 Jun 2016 09:31:18 GMTWhitehough Day 1http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-13-whitehough-day-1http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-13-whitehough-day-1<p>Mrs Foster has just returned from Whitehough.<br /> All the children are now tucked up in bed after a two hour walk this evening.<br /> Was very funny and some great photos to upload tomorrow for you all.</p> <p>In the meantime:<br /> Quotes from Day 1 - can you guess who said what?</p> <p>&#39;What&#39;s your favourite cheese?&#39; &#39;Applewood smoked&#39;</p> <p>&#39;We&#39;ve just seen Bambi!&#39; (we did see two young deer!)</p> <p>&#39;Watch your step there Miss Nuttall&#39;.</p> <p>&#39;I &#39;ate nature. It&#39;s naff,&#39; (Mrs Foster&#39;s favourite so far!)</p> <p>&#39;It&#39;s all downhill from here&#39;. &#39;Oh no, Mrs Foster won&#39;t be able to cope with that. She&#39;s got bad knees.&#39;</p> <p>&#39;How much further?&#39;</p> <p>&#39;My wellie is stuck in the mud!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image.jpegMon, 13 Jun 2016 23:25:14 GMTY6 Visit from Author Barbara Mitchelhillhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-18-y6-visit-from-author-barbara-mitchelhillhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-18-y6-visit-from-author-barbara-mitchelhill<p><strong>Our Visit From Barbara Mitchelhill</strong></p> <p>On Wednesday the 18 th of May a special guest of Billy&rsquo;s Blitz,</p> <p>which won the fantastic book awards, came to see year 6. We were</p> <p>very lucky to have the amazing experience of meeting such a</p> <p>talented Author.</p> <p>Firstly she talked us through her inspirational life and how she</p> <p>became a writer, her first writing job was for children&rsquo;s telly on</p> <p>BBC. Next she introduced us too some of her books for example:</p> <p>Billy&rsquo;s Blitz, Road to London, Run rabbit run and Twist of fortune.</p> <p>Her latest book has not been published yet but she briefly talked to</p> <p>us about it. We asked her a variety of questions, one being; which is</p> <p>your most popular book- to which she answered: Run Rabbit Run.</p> <p>She enjoys writing historically linked books because she likes going</p> <p>places, meeting different people and finding out facts linked to the</p> <p>books.</p> <p>We wanted to know how a writer creates a novel, so she described</p> <p>her method as a car journey. It is alright to get side tracked and go</p> <p>on a different roads, as long as you get back on the main track and</p> <p>you head towards your destination.</p> <p>Barbara explained she has always had dog because they make a good</p> <p>companion. She has always had a dog in her books because they are</p> <p>courageous and protective of the characters in her stories.</p> <p>We had the opportunity to buy one of her books, which she</p> <p>personally signed whilst talking to us individually.</p> <p>To conclude, we thoroughly being involved in FBA and doing</p> <p>exciting and enjoyable activities and we are thankful for Barbara</p> <p>Mitchelhill&rsquo;s visit.</p> <p>Yours sincerely,</p> <p>Kacie, Megan, Eden, Athena and Yasmin!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/FBA_Yr6_BMH.jpgThu, 26 May 2016 10:45:16 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-18-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-18-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News </strong></p> <p><strong>19<sup>th</sup> May 2016</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Well I was all ready to write about sunshine, flowers and all things summer but am now in my winter woolies and my boots typing this today!&nbsp; Reports say we are on for the hottest summer ever&hellip;watch this space.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some dates and news to be aware of:</strong></p> <p>The end of half term <strong>DISCO is on TUESDAY 24<sup>th</sup> May (next week)</strong> &ndash; Reception, Y1 and Y2 are 6.30pm-7.15pm and Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are 7.30pm-8.15pm.</p> <p><strong><em>We are delighted that DJ Huntington has found space in his Ibiza schedule to spin the decks for us on the night.</em></strong></p> <p>We are still needing some extra hands to help with the sweet stall so please let us know if you can, or just turn up on the night.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The next Friends of Whitefield meeting will be on THURSDAY 26<sup>TH</sup> MAY at 6pm in school. (Not this Thursday 19<sup>th</sup> as some of you may previously have heard).</strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s an important meeting as we discuss and finalise plans for the Summer Fair.&nbsp; I have some ideas for some parent games I want to run past the group&hellip;please come along and share your thoughts!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Nursery update </strong>&ndash; we are meeting with Laura from Grasshoppers on Monday 23<sup>rd</sup> and will receive the information regarding prices per session and confirmed opening times.&nbsp; We will post Monday afternoon on facebook and the website.&nbsp; (Facebook &ndash; search for WhitefieldPrimaryOfficial).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Summer holiday clubs at Whitefield</strong> &ndash; this year we are able to offer a range of summer holiday club provision at Whitefield.&nbsp; I know for many of you this will be extremely welcome!&nbsp; More details will be sent out next week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Reception parents</strong> &ndash; it&rsquo;s the reception Garden Party on Thursday 26<sup>th</sup> May at 2.30. We look forward to seeing you all there.&nbsp; I will be around as there are always good biscuits on offer!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t forget &ndash; we close for May half term on Friday 27<sup>th</sup> May and are closed for TWO weeks &ndash; we re-open on Monday 13<sup>th</sup> June.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I will send final half term dates home next week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgWed, 18 May 2016 13:27:17 GMTYear 6 Post-SATs fun!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-year-6-post-sats-funhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-year-6-post-sats-fun<p>The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is reported to have said we shouldn&#39;t be having celebratory parties/events post-SATs...</p> <p>Well we are at Whitefield! Year 6 have had Friday Fun Day and enjoyed some pampering, a scavenger hunt and are now watching the best film ever after The Goonies - Paul Blart: Mall Cop.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Post_SATs_scavenger_hunt!_2016.JPGFri, 13 May 2016 14:38:17 GMTOlympic Day - GB sponsored event with James Dennyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-02-olympic-day-gb-sponsored-event-with-james-dennyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-02-olympic-day-gb-sponsored-event-with-james-denny<p><a href="http://www.whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/photo-galleries/olympic-day-gb-sponsored-event-with-james-deny">Check the gallery out with the photos of our GB Sponsored Event</a>. The children gave 110% throughout their fitness circuit and were very proud of their efforts! Great Britain diver James Denny stepped in last minute for Stuart Robinson and blew us all away with his stories of how he became a diver for team GB, partnering with Tom Daley and winning his silver medal. His somersaults and acrobatics were also rather exciting to witness! A motivational event where we have all learned how important a &#39;never give up&#39; attitude is to achieving our best. Don&#39;t forget that the deadline for the sponsorship money is this Friday (6 May).</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/6.jpgMon, 02 May 2016 17:07:29 GMTDates for your diary - Summer 2016http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-25-dates-for-your-diary-summer-2016http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-25-dates-for-your-diary-summer-2016<p style="margin-left:-45.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>SUMMER TERM 2016 (dates originally sent out October 2015)</u></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NEW DATE: Friday 29<sup>th</sup> April &ndash; sponsored event, Olympic athlete in school</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday 5<sup>th</sup> May &ndash; Polling day &ndash; coffee lounge in use. School will be OPEN.&nbsp; Please be aware of parking (it may be busy) and local residents being on school grounds.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Monday 9<sup>th</sup> May &ndash; Year 6 SATs week</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Monday 9<sup>th</sup>/16<sup>th</sup> May -&nbsp; Year 2 SATs fortnight</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NEW DATE: Tuesday 10<sup>th</sup> May, 6pm &ndash; Induction meeting for new Reception starters </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday 26<sup>th</sup> May &ndash; Friends of Whitefield DISCO</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONFIRMED DATE: Saturday 11<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; Penwortham Gala (school will not have a float this year but we will be supporting the gala on Saturday and Sunday!)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NEW DATE: June 2016 &ndash; 30 days in June event: further details to follow!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Monday 13<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; Year 1 phonics check week</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Monday 13<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; Y6 residential to Whitehough, all week</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NEW DATE: Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> June &ndash; EU referendum, school used as a polling station. School will be OPEN.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Friday 24<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; WWYW day for summer fair contributions &ndash; chocolate, bottles or &pound;1</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tuesday 28<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; R, Y1 &amp; 2 sports day (reserve date Tuesday 5<sup>th</sup> July)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wednesday 29<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; Yrs3-6 sports day (reserve date Thursday 7<sup>th</sup> July)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Friday 15<sup>th</sup> July &ndash; Friends of Whitefield Summer Fair</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wednesday 20<sup>th</sup> July &ndash; Y6 leavers production 6pm</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday 21<sup>st</sup> July &ndash; Year 6 DISCO 6pm</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Friday 22<sup>nd</sup> July &ndash; School closes for the summer</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Term dates for 2016/17 are on the website</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukMon, 25 Apr 2016 14:06:48 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-07-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-07-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>It&rsquo;s been a funny old term hasn&rsquo;t it with our long Easter weekend and now our two week holiday?</strong>&nbsp; I know from talking to some of you who work in schools and have children in other schools that this holiday period has, and is lasting for up to 5 weeks. All back to normal next year though!</p> <p>On that note, <strong>the 2016/17 dates are on the school website</strong> &ndash; please check before booking holidays!&nbsp; And we have a very late Christmas finish this year so please check those dates if you usually plan a Christmas getaway.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A couple of things to update you on:</strong></p> <p><strong>Grasshoppers Nursery will be operating from Whitefield Primary School site from Monday 5<sup>th</sup> September 2016.</strong>&nbsp; We are so excited about this partnership and have made lots of plans already with Laura and the Grasshoppers team.&nbsp; We will be starting work on the external area leading up to the old coffee lounge room in the summer term. We are sorting out the drainage (at last, I know!), re-surfacing the top path to the gate as well as putting up the fencing for the nursery outdoor area.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll keep you posted on work timescales and if you are not registered and accessing our school <strong>Facebook page (Whitefieldprimaryofficial</strong>), please do so as this is a really simple way to get messages out to you all quickly.</p> <p>More information regarding opening times and fees will be coming out very soon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The playground is having a revamp over the summer term and summer holiday period too. </strong>Mrs Willers has been working with Ms Garry and the school council team to budget and plan for an outdoor area that enhances play and learning.&nbsp; They have looked at three companies and one of them will be providing us with excellent playground markings ready for September. &nbsp;The infant playground will also be resurfaced with tarmac over the May half term &ndash; thank you to the Friends of Whitefield team who initiated this request and to all of you for the FoW contribution of &pound;3500 to the project.&nbsp;</p> <p>Plans will be posted on the school website soon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We are noticing a number of junior children arriving earlier and earlier to school.</strong> I am delighted at their eagerness to be in school, however please remember the children are not supervised until 8.50am when the doors open in readiness for school starting at 9am. BOLA use the playground until 8.40am so any pre-school football games can not start until after they have gone in to school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And on the subject of BOLA</strong>, many of you will know that it currently runs as a separate company to school, renting our premises on a daily basis. From September 2016, BOLA will become part of our school so they will be school staff and will follow the same rules, policies and procedures as we do in school. &nbsp;The club is and will continue to be managed by Emma Wilson and will be line managed in school by Ms King, Assistant Headteacher.&nbsp;</p> <p><a name="_GoBack" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Finally, I hope you all have a lovely two weeks and I am saying my Penwortham sunshine prayers for you all.&nbsp; </strong></a>The Fosters are off to a place called Villefrache-de Queyran, near Bergerac in France which is where we left Sterling Knight, our caravan at the end of the summer. &nbsp;&nbsp;It&rsquo;s raining there at the moment&hellip;have a lovely fortnight, whatever you do.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgThu, 07 Apr 2016 13:56:35 GMTBilly Blitzhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-04-billy-blitzhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-04-billy-blitz<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Year 6 have been taking part in the Lancashire Library&#39;s Fantastic Book Awards. We voted for our favourite book which was Billy&#39;s Blitz written by Barbara Mitchellhill. We were lucky enough to be chosen to write the congratulation letter to her. &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><a href="/files/yr_6_reading_photo.jpg">&diams;</a>&nbsp;c</strong>lick the diamond icon&nbsp;to see our class.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;Also we entered a competition where we made a movie trailer for a another FBA book, Ravenstorm Island and have won an author visit to our school in the summer term... more details to follow. We have enjoyed reading a variety of books and encourage you to read them to.&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{doc:160404144832-bc3fa812ca374aaaaca4ce9340b5eb3a}</span></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Billy\'s_Blitz(1).jpgMon, 04 Apr 2016 14:55:46 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-17-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-17-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News 17.03.16</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>As you know I like a good moan about the weather,</strong> but what is going on at the moment &ndash; a fortnight ago I was posting pictures of snow at Whitefield and now we have this glorious spring sunshine! Am not complaining though, I love this time of year, especially when my favourite flowers, daffodils, start blooming.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some great news to start the updates:</strong>&nbsp; well done to Nathan Higham and to Jackson Hindle who won the Guitar Duet competition at the Penwortham Youth Music Festival on Monday night. Great job boys and you looked so cool!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A date for your diary: Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> March (the day before Good Friday) is going to be Wear What You Want Day</strong> and we would like to raise some money to help with our playground development project that is going to be starting at Easter with the tarmacking of the infant playground (&lsquo;at last&rsquo; I hear you all cry! Just wait until I tell you about the flooded path work we are getting done soon!). If everyone donates &pound;1 and wears what they want, that&rsquo;s &pound;365 towards the project which would buy us a bench or a playground marking or two. &nbsp;Plans are at final stages and we will post on the website as soon as they are ready.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I hope you all had a good parents evening this week</strong> &ndash; if you didn&rsquo;t manage to get an appointment, don&rsquo;t worry. &nbsp;Please contact your class teacher via the school office and they will be happy to arrange an alternative time.&nbsp; I hope messages were clear for you regarding our assessment system in school. I know for some of you in the juniors it has taken a few years to get used to the wording of levels and now that has all changed! &nbsp;Please get in touch with me if you are unsure.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Finally, we are sending out further information regarding Scarlet Fever today.</strong> &nbsp;We have had three confirmed cases in school so please read the letter coming out via email and on facebook.</p> <p><a href="/files/Scarlet_Fever_info_letter(1).pdf">Scarlet Fever letter</a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgThu, 17 Mar 2016 12:11:03 GMTPhil Earle's Visithttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-09-phil-earle-s-visithttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-09-phil-earle-s-visit<p>Author Phil Earle, writer of humorous children&rsquo;s books such as The Bubble Wrap Boy, Super Hero Street and Demolition Dad, visited Whitefield yesterday to the delight of our Key Stage 2 children.&nbsp; Phil talked to the children about how and why he became a writer, how he develops characters and storylines, and innovates existing stories to help him.&nbsp; The children were treated to his very personable presentation, some describing him as exciting, inspiring, funny and encouraging before having a one to one chat whilst he signed copies of his books.&nbsp; Our thanks go to Phil and Elaine and Jake for bringing him to inspire our young writers.</p> <p><a href="/files/Phil_Earle_photos(1).docx">Photos of the enjoyable afternoon&#39;s visit, please click here.</a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Phil_Earle.jpgMon, 14 Mar 2016 14:51:42 GMTWorld Maths Dayhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-04-world-maths-dayhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-04-world-maths-day<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">Wednesday was World Maths Day and the whole school embraced the day by creating their own Number Lands. In the afternoon we all had a walk around school to see the different lands each class had created. We all had fun learning in such a fun and creative way, have a look at the pictures to see what we have created.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:World Maths Day}</span></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/002(1).JPGFri, 04 Mar 2016 12:16:18 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-29-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Mrs Foster&rsquo;s News 29.02.16</strong></p> <p><br /> <strong>A few reminders for this busy half term!</strong></p> <p><br /> Don&rsquo;t forget it&rsquo;s the long Easter weekend this half term so <strong>we close on Thursday 24th March and reopen on Tuesday 29th March.</strong> Following this, we have our two week break starting after close of school on Friday 8th April.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We are celebrating World Maths day and World Book Day this week too</strong> &ndash; on Wednesday we are all making Maths Lands which we will show you via our website and Facebook page. On World Book Day we are using our favourite poems as inspiration for our work.</p> <p><br /> <strong>We also have the author, Phil Earle, in school on Wednesday 9th March </strong>to talk to the junior children about his life as an author and his books.</p> <p><br /> <strong>It&rsquo;s parents evening this half term too</strong> &ndash; you should have received your letter on Thursday last week &ndash; Wednesday 16th March and Thursday 17th March. Make sure you get your appointment slip back to school asap.</p> <p><br /> <strong>We also have exciting plans afoot for the Olympics during the summer term. </strong>No, not a trip to Rio, but some great events that Mr Huntington is organising. Watch this space!</p> <p><br /> <strong>Other news:</strong><br /> <strong>Myself and Julie Garry are meeting with Grasshoppers Nursery next week </strong>to further discuss the plans for nursery provision on our school site. Thank you to those who have responded to the Facebook post and expressed thoughts and asked questions. We will take all of these to the meeting. If you are interested in nursery provision (currently this is term time only, school hours only but we will ask if the hours could be extended as requested on facebook), please email Julie at bursar@whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk and she will send you an expression of interest form.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Some BOLA news too </strong>&ndash; we have appointed a new manager to BOLA, Emma Wilson. Emma will be joining the team at the end of March however you may see her in the club on Friday afternoons as she transitions in to her new role. Janet will continue to work in the club as a play worker. BOLA will be coming under school control from September 2016 and we are all excited at the changes.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgMon, 29 Feb 2016 11:43:17 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-11-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-11-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>It&rsquo;s been a really busy half term in school </strong>and I can see everyone is ready for the half term! I, as always, look forward in anticipation to Valentine&rsquo;s Day. Mr Foster&rsquo;s usual remark is &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Valentine&rsquo;s Day every day in our house, babe&rdquo;. Hmmm, not so sure about that &lsquo;babe&rsquo;. I will keep you posted&hellip;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some updates and a bit of news: </strong></p> <p><strong>The choir sang at The Guild Hall on Tuesday night </strong>as part of our cluster of primary school&rsquo;s Celebration of Friendship. It was an amazing night, showcasing talents from all our local schools and Whitefield were amazing. We even had a 3 course meal at Tiggis for tea! Thank you to Miss McNaughton for creating such a brilliant choir, and to the staff and parents who came to help and to support our school. Check out the pictures on Facebook &ndash; search for Whitefield Primary Official.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Last night we had our Friends of Whitefield disco. </strong>I cannot express enough how thankful I am to have such a wonderful team of volunteers who organise these events for our children. You are all amazing and did a great job last night. Thanks to Tasha too for spinning the tunes!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Paula, our cook, has asked me to pass on this message. </strong>Lancashire Catering are looking for casual workers who can help out in school kitchens (not the Whitefield kitchen, it could be anywhere in Lancashire). If you are interested, please call Sharon on 07717801683 or Wendy on 07854184219.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some great news about one of our children &ndash; Aimee Campy </strong>will be performing in a production of Giselle with the English Youth Ballet at the Guild Hall on Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March. Congratulations Aimee! What an achievement!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It was Internet Safety Day on Tuesday </strong>and the children have been doing activities in school to raise awareness of the need to be safe on the internet. Mr Jackson has posted some links on the Facebook page to support this learning at home.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Enjoy your half term next week. </strong>Mr Foster is working most of the week and to my delight, there is a new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie out at the cinema. Yeah!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>I will see you all on Monday 22nd February.</strong><a name="_GoBack"></a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 11 Feb 2016 09:41:09 GMTSpring Term Newslettershttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-spring-term-newslettershttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-spring-term-newsletters<p>Please click on your child&#39;s year group to see the Spring newsletter. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/FS_Spring_newsletter_2016(1).pdf">Foundation Stage.</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Y1_Spring_Newsletter.pdf">Year 1.</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Y2_Spring_Newsletter.pdf">Year 2.</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Y3_newsletter_Spring_2016.pdf">Year 3.</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Y4_Spring_newsletter.pdf">Year 4.</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Y5_Spring_newsletter_2016.pdf">Year 5.</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Y6_spring_newsletter_2016.pdf">Year 6.</a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 28 Jan 2016 14:35:36 GMTSpring Term Dates for Your Diaryhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-spring-term-dates-for-your-diaryhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-spring-term-dates-for-your-diary<p style="margin-left:-72.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:-72.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 26<sup>th</sup> January, 3.30</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Community Cinema &ndash; Hotel Transylvania 2 </strong></p> <p><strong>School Hall</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Monday 1<sup>st</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Chinese New Year assembly</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 9<sup>th</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Safer Internet Day</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 9<sup>th</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Celebration of Friendship at the Guild Hall</strong></p> <p><strong>Details have been sent out to choir members</strong></p> <p><strong>Ticket information coming soon</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 10<sup>th</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>DISCO</strong></p> <p><strong>R, Y1, Y2 6.30-7.15</strong></p> <p><strong>Y3, 4, 5, 6 7.30-8.15</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Friday 12<sup>th</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Finish for half term</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Monday 22<sup>nd</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>School starts</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 24<sup>th</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Y6 trip to Mary Poppins, Manchester</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Monday 29<sup>th</sup> February</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>St David&rsquo;s Day assembly</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 3<sup>rd</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>World Book Day</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 9<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Phil Earle, author in school to speak to Y3-6 children</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Monday 14<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>St Patrick&rsquo;s Day assembly</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Wednesday 16<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Parents Evening 3.30-5.30</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 17<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Parents Evening 5-7</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Close for Easter Weekend </strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Tuesday 29<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Reopen after Easter Weekend</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:331px;"> <p><strong>Friday 8<sup>th</sup> April</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:367px;"> <p><strong>Close for &lsquo;Easter&rsquo; fortnight</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 28 Jan 2016 09:25:03 GMTMrs Foster's First News of 2016!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-14-mrs-foster-s-first-news-of-2016http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-14-mrs-foster-s-first-news-of-2016<p><strong>Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and managed some relaxing family time!&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><strong>We had a mixture of madness with my three sisters and all their families and then some lovely quiet Foster Three days with Cluedo and movies.</strong></p> <p><strong>And I was so pleased with what Santa brought me this year &ndash; some Mummy Pig pyjamas and a jar of Marmite with my name on. I am easily pleased!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It has been a lovely two weeks in school and the term has started so well. I have been in classes looking at the amazing maths and science work that is going on and have been so impressed with the work and the children&rsquo;s attitudes towards their learning.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Not much to report in terms of dates and things to remember today as there is an up and coming dates list going home in every child&rsquo;s school bag this week so you can be sure all the dates are in your diary. Apologies it should have gone home before the holidays but I was in total Christmas fever and forgot!</strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:23:04 GMTMorning snack for years 3 - 6http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-15-morning-snack-for-years-3-6http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-15-morning-snack-for-years-3-6<p>With effect from 4.1.16, morning break snacks which are on sale to children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be 25p rather than 20p. &nbsp;The current choices are either snack a jacks or go ahead bars of different flavours.</p> <p>(The cost of toast and bacon/quorn buns remain at the same prices.)</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/yogurt-bar-strawberry-small-150x143.jpgTue, 15 Dec 2015 15:37:28 GMTMrs Foster's Final News - 2015http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-15-mrs-foster-s-final-news-2015http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-15-mrs-foster-s-final-news-2015<p align="center"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/"><strong>www.facebook.com</strong></a></p> <p align="center"><strong>search for &lsquo;whitefieldprimaryofficial&rsquo;</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I can&rsquo;t quite believe that we only have one more day of this term left and we are nearly in 2016!</strong></p> <p>Hasn&rsquo;t the year flown by?&nbsp; And for those of you who have children in Reception &ndash; they have finished their first term in school and are doing so well! They will be in Year 6 before you know it!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A couple of fabulous things to note:</strong></p> <p><strong>What a great week we had last week</strong> &ndash; 10 performances, a visit from the Mayor, lots of laughter, a few tears and some wonderful community Christmas spirit!&nbsp; Well done to all the children and thank you so much to all of you for coming and supporting us all last week.</p> <p><strong>Congratulations if you were a &lsquo;Mrs Foster&rsquo;s Luxury hamper&rsquo; prize winner!</strong>&nbsp; A couple of things to note on this:</p> <p><strong>We raised over &pound;700 from the sale of raffle tickets</strong> for the hampers.&nbsp; There was no getting past our Y6 and 5 ticket sellers!&nbsp; Some of you bought a lot of ticket strips as you were at many a production! Your generosity is amazing and as such we have been able to donate &pound;100 to St Mary&rsquo;s Church for the upkeep of the building as well as over &pound;300 to both the RSPCA and Diabetes UK (these charities have been chosen by the school council to support through our fundraising this year).</p> <p><strong>Thank you to Karen Mellis from The Perfume Shop</strong> for donating some additional perfume raffle prizes. If you need any perfume for Christmastime or afterwards, get yourself to The Perfume Shop!</p> <p><strong>And finally on the subject of raffles &ndash; Gemma Webster &ndash; you are banned next year!!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Our toddlers and babies had a wonderful time on Friday afternoon</strong> at the Whitefield Playgroup Christmas Party (I was so sad to miss it guys!)&nbsp; &ndash; there are photos on our Facebook page so check them out. Log on to Facebook and search for Whitefieldprimaryofficial.</p> <p>Santa even took time out from his hectic schedule to come and see us at playgroup and also to deliver some extra gifts to all the year groups.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>This week has been full of Christmas parties and end of term parties.&nbsp; </strong>The keyboard players were amazing in assembly on Monday &ndash; I can&rsquo;t play the piano so was in awe of their talent.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And we said our official goodbye to Ms Clough</strong>, our ex-Deputy Headteacher on Tuesday who came in for a special assembly. She loved being back, if just for an hour and had to rush back to Moor Nook for her school Christmas lunch and an afternoon Christmas performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exciting news coming to our school in January</strong> &ndash; we have a Slimming World class opening its doors at our school every Thursday evening. Classes start on Thursday 31<sup>st</sup> December at 5pm and will run every Thursday after that at 7.30pm in the school hall.&nbsp; I have flyers in school if you are interested and/or you can call the group leader Maria on <strong>07821685385.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Christmas for me is about family time</strong> and having those much missed movie nights, going for walks (or scooters if Santa does a good job) and we have even managed a couple of nights in our favourite hotel in Bowness too (a hotel rather than a caravan!). I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable two weeks.</p> <p>I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Back in school on Monday 4<sup>th</sup> January 2016!</strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukTue, 15 Dec 2015 13:48:46 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-03-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-03-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong><em>It may be dark and gloomy outside but it&rsquo;s full of fun, festivities and fabulousness (made up word?!) in our school!</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Whitefield Choir were at the Brown Hare on Friday night</strong> and it really got us all in to the Christmas spirit. They sounded so beautiful and it was lovely to see everyone supporting the choir and then staying for a drink and/or some food afterwards.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The choir will also be at URC on Liverpool Road for the Christingle service on Sunday (6<sup>th</sup>) </strong>&ndash; come for 11am if you want to make a Christingle and the service will begin at 11.30am.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>When you are in school with us over the coming two weeks, please take some time to look at the art work that has been created by the children for our Winter theme of Snowy Animals based on the book Say Hello to the Snowy Animals by Ian WHybrow and Ed Eaves.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>My heart has melted twice this week</strong> &ndash; once at the infant corridor when we did the official lights switch on and once when I saw the Year 6 owls made with the handprints of their Reception buddies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Reminders for the coming two weeks:</em></strong></p> <p><strong>This coming week (beginning 7<sup>th</sup> December) is our production week.</strong> You should all have your tickets by now. Contact the office if you haven&rsquo;t or if you need another.</p> <p>At each production we will be raffling a luxury hamper so bring some coinage so you can buy some raffle tickets &ndash; there were some amazing items sent in on our WWYW day and many thanks for those who sent money too.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thursday 10<sup>th</sup> December is our Christmas lunch day followed by a school movie afternoon.</strong> Paula and the ladies in the kitchen cook us a fantastic lunch and the staff are all looking forward to wearing their Christmas outfits for serving the children!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>On Friday 11<sup>th</sup> December we are expecting a very special visitor in school</strong> and this person will be visiting classes with their class Christmas gifts and he will also be visiting the playgroup. <strong><em>Thank you from all the staff in school to the Friends of Whitefield who have given each year group &pound;60 to buy some gifts for the children</em></strong> &ndash; I have seen some great games, DVDs, CDs being delivered!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The week beginning Monday 14<sup>th</sup> December is party week:</strong></p> <p>Monday 14<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Reception</p> <p>Tuesday 15<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Year 1 &amp; 2</p> <p>Wednesday 16<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Year 3 &amp; 4</p> <p>Thursday 17<sup>th</sup> &ndash; Year 5 &amp; 6</p> <p><strong>Children may come in their party clothes that day but please ensure footwear is suitable for playing out.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We also have an end of term party for the Jehovah&rsquo;s Witness children on Thursday 17<sup>th</sup> December at lunchtime</strong> &ndash; am looking forward to those prawn cocktail Pringles again (urgh!)!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Miss Clough, our ex-Deputy Headteacher will be in school with us on Tuesday 15<sup>th</sup> December </strong>for an assembly in the morning so we can say our official goodbyes! I will see if she can be in school a bit earlier so we can get her out on the playground at 8.50 to do door duty!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>A NEW DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:</em></strong>&nbsp; <strong>the school council have asked if we can have a festive and fun jumper day on the last day of term.</strong> This will not be a non-uniform day, it will be normal uniform but you can wear a fun jumper instead of your school jumper. This could be a Christmassy one, a festive coloured one or just your favourite snugly jumper! I have a very old grey one my mum bought me years ago that I keep stretching so I can still wear it when we have pj days at home!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>And don&rsquo;t forget we close for the Christmas holiday on Friday 18<sup>th</sup> December at 3.30pm.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Look out for the final news of the year on Thursday 17<sup>th</sup> December and don&rsquo;t forget to like our Whitefield Primary School Facebook page so you can get up to date communications from school.</em></strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Mrs_F_Reindeer.jpgThu, 03 Dec 2015 09:59:13 GMTUnacceptable Behaviour - Parenthttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-26-unacceptable-behaviour-parenthttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-26-unacceptable-behaviour-parent<p>Please see this <a href="/files/Unacceptable_Behaviour_-_Parent.pdf">letter</a> regarding unacceptable behaviour from a parent/parents.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 26 Nov 2015 13:09:39 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-19-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-19-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong><em>There is a lot of news today so keep reading to the end!&nbsp; Mr and Mrs Lever &ndash; you may need to provide a pudding tonight to get through all this news!!</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Firstly, our official Whitefield Facebook page has been published today</strong> and I have sent a letter to you via email to let you know what you should be seeing on the page. Please hunt us out and have a look at our first couple of posts! (Copy of letter attached in case you have not received it. Please <a href="/files/Letter_for_parents_Nov_2015_Facebook_launch_(1).pdf">click here</a>.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You will also be receiving a letter today about our Christmas lunch in school</strong> &ndash; children can book a lunch on that day if they normally have packed lunches and even those who have packed lunches will be in the hall enjoying the festivities (and the teachers dressed up in silly hats!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t forget it&rsquo;s parent&#39;s evening next week</strong> &ndash; slips are coming out tonight in your child&rsquo;s bag showing the date and time of your appointment.&nbsp; Please contact school if you are unable to attend and another appointment will be made for you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>On Friday 27<sup>th</sup> November it is the Christmas Market event at the Brown Hare pub</strong> &ndash; our choir will be singing from 5pm and there will be stalls, hotdogs and burgers on sale. If you wish to eat in the pub, please ensure you call them and book a table as they are going to be very busy! There&rsquo;s even a Robbie Williams tribute act performing!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thank you to all of you who donated to our Children in Need collection.</strong> Wearing what you wanted and bringing in your bears raised &pound;360 for the charity. Good job everyone!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And continuing on that theme, you have all showed your generosity again by donated advent calendars to the Penwortham Food Bank</strong> &ndash; we have over 200 calendars being collected tomorrow. What an amazing achievement! We managed to get a pile of calendars taller than Mr Huntington and even taller than the 6ft 7in Chair of Governors Mr Walker!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Someone who has been extremely generous to us in school is Keira&rsquo;s dad Mr Jackson, </strong>who has donated 600 daffodil bulbs for school. Thanks so much to you and Langholme Landscapes for this lovely gift! Mrs Bushell and Mrs Jackson have done a brilliant job planting the bulbs with the children on the hill to the left hand side of the main entrance and I can&rsquo;t wait for them to bloom next spring.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And finally</strong>, a message from Mrs Allan to all of you following another successful book fair in school:</p> <p><strong><em>A big thank you to all those families who supported the book fair last week.&nbsp; It was a great success, with school able to choose many new books as part of the commission earned from the book fair sales.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>A big thank you to those families who kindly bought a book from the classroom wish lists. These books will be presented in assembly on Monday to each class.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>A special thank you to those parents who gave up their time to help run the book fair. Without this help such events would not be possible.</em></strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 19 Nov 2015 13:59:49 GMTVegetarian Sausage Bunhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-13-vegetarian-sausage-bunhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-13-vegetarian-sausage-bun<p>As from Friday 20th November 2015 children in years 3, 4, 5 or 6 will have the option of a vegetarian sausage in a bun at break time in addition to the bacon bun which has already been on sale.</p> <p>As with the bacon buns, your child will need to pay 70p on a Monday and state whether it is the bacon or sausage bun they want to receive on Friday morning break. &nbsp;All money should be sent to class not the office.</p> <p>If you have any queries please ask the school office.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Sausage_in_bun.jpgFri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:37 GMTChristmas Advent Calendarshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-10-christmas-advent-calendarshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-10-christmas-advent-calendars<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">As you can see from the photo attached, we are receiving huge support for our advent calendar campaign!</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">Our pile is nearly as tall as Caitlin and not far off as tall as Miss Nuttall!</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">Can we get a stack of calendars as tall as Mr Huntington?</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">All calendars will be donated to the Penwortham Food Bank so that the children can have an extra treat throughout Christmastime.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">Bring your calendars to school by Monday 16th November 2015.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;"><a href="/files/Advent_calendars_picture.doc">Click here for the photo</a></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal;"><img height="932" src="file:///C:/Users/sarah/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" width="698" /></div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/advent_calendar.jpgTue, 10 Nov 2015 10:52:14 GMTChristmas 2015 Newsletterhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-04-christmas-2015-newsletterhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-04-christmas-2015-newsletter<p><a href="/files/Christmas_newsletter_2015.pdf">/files/Christmas_newsletter_2015.pdf</a></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Diarydates.jpgWed, 04 Nov 2015 10:58:59 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-04-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-04-mrs-foster-s-news<p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Welcome back to everyone and I hope you all had a lovely week!</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">It was a relaxingly busy one at our house - lots of lunches out and a bit of an autumn clean up in the house.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Santa has been busy helping at the Foster house already - he&#39;s sorted the presents and has started wrapping them as I requested: it&#39;s such a busy seven weeks coming up that I&#39;ve had to get him all organised so I can enjoy the festivities! And I took delivery yesterday of my Christmas outfits for this season so that will give you all something to look forward to during Production Week!!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>The Christmas Newsletter had a cyber space issue so HUGE apologies for that not going out before half term</strong>&nbsp;(although we thought it had!) - it is on the school website and you should have received it by email yesterday. Dates included are productions, choir dates, Friends of Whitefield events and much more so have a read and get the dates in your diary.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Still on the subject of Christmas, as a staff we have decided to donate advent calendars to Penwortham Food Bank</strong>&nbsp;this year and so far we have 33! &nbsp;Parents can also donate, and we will collect them on your behalf&nbsp;- just hand them in to the school office. &nbsp;We are seeing if we can make a pile as tall&nbsp;as Miss Nuttall....help us achieve that! (Photo on the website - don&#39;t forget we have a website app).</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Letters for parents evening have been sent out today</strong>&nbsp;- please return your slip as soon as possible. &nbsp;If you can not make either of the dates set aside, please contact your child&#39;s teacher who will be happy to arrange an alternative day and time.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>It&#39;s Book Fair week next week</strong>&nbsp;- we look forward to seeing you in school from 3.30pm. The fair will be in the hall. &nbsp;For those new to school, we do have the option for you to purchase a book for your child&#39;s class and your child&#39;s name is printed in the front of the book. Ask on the night if you are interested in doing this. &nbsp;There are some lovely books this year for all ages.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Some Ms Clough news hot off the press&nbsp;</strong>- those of you from Year 2 onwards will know our Deputy Headteacher, Ms Clough very well. She has been away from Whitefield for the last year working as an Associate Headteacher at St Thomas&#39;s school in St Annes and since September she has been at Moor Nook in Preston. &nbsp;She has been successful in her application for the permanent Headteacher position at Moor Nook and as she is already working there, she will be continuing to do so and so won&#39;t be returning to us. We are trying to arrange a date before Christmastime when Ms Clough can come in to school and we can do a special leaving assembly for her as I know many of the older children know her very well. &nbsp;We send her congratulations and know she will do an amazing job at Moor Nook. &nbsp;At Whitefield, we will be continuing with our current leadership structure of myself and our three Assistant Headteachers - Mrs Willers, Mrs Adams and Miss King so if I am ever not available, you can see one of them.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Some great news at the end of the term to celebrate</strong>&nbsp;- four of our Year 5 children went to Penwortham Girls High School to take part in the Maths 24 competition and we&nbsp;<em><strong>WON THE TROPHY</strong></em>&nbsp;for the second consecutive year (and the competition has only been running for two years!). Well done to Elliot, Bethany, Kiera and Scott - you were&nbsp;brilliant! And well done to Scott who got first place in the individual competition.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Thanks to Mr Huntingon,&nbsp;Mrs Adams and Miss Haynes&nbsp;too for putting in the extra sessions with the group. It&#39;s lovely to have the trophy on top of the trophy cabinet again! &nbsp;There is a super photo on the website&nbsp;- go and have a look.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>We appointed our new Head Boy and Head Girl at the end of the term too - well done to Adam Oakley and to Aimee Campy.</strong>&nbsp;Congratulations to all the children who wrote an application letter and delivered their speeches to the whole school. &nbsp;You all did so well and I can&#39;t wait to start working with you all this term.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">The first decision we have made is about&nbsp;<strong>Children in Need Day which is on Friday 13th November</strong>&nbsp;- the children have asked if they can do a Bring Your Bear to school day. Obviously we don&#39;t mean real bears as that would be a huge health and safety issue and we would have to do a lengthy risk assessment but bears of the soft and cuddly variety would be great.&nbsp; Please don&#39;t bring in any antiques that have been in the family for years though as they might be playing out during the day. They can also come in non-uniform so long as they wear something yellow and/or spotty. &nbsp;All we ask is that your child brings in a minimum &pound;1.00 donation for this worth while charity.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>We put out a plea this week&nbsp;for anyone who is interested in supporting our lunchtime team</strong>&nbsp;- we need a couple of welfare staff to work Monday-Friday, 12.00-1.25: contact the school office if you are interested.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>And we are also looking for a teaching assistant to work 9-12.20, 5 mornings a week</strong>&nbsp;- the advert is on the Lancashire jobs site and the closing date is Monday 16th November, 9.30am.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>It was lovely to see Mr Turner from the Penwortham branch of the Royal British Legion in school with us</strong>&nbsp;again&nbsp;on Monday to talk to the children about what life was like for him when he was a child during the war, his memories of his dad returning from the 2nd world war and also reminding us why we sell poppies at this time of year. The children were so respectful whilst listening and Mr Turner expressed his delight at coming to our school as our children are so lovely!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Finally, if you have any children due to start school in September 2016,</strong>&nbsp;or if you have friends with children due to start, we are continuing to show families around our school so please call or tell your friends to call us and arrange to come and see us!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgWed, 04 Nov 2015 10:18:13 GMTLunchtime Staff Neededhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-02-lunchtime-staff-neededhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-02-lunchtime-staff-needed<p>Are you interested in supporting our children at lunchtime by joining our lunchtime welfare staff team?</p> <p>We require <strong>two</strong> members of staff to work Monday - Friday, 12.00 - 1.25pm.</p> <p>Please contact Mrs Foster if you are interested for full details.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Welfare.jpgMon, 02 Nov 2015 14:44:56 GMTPoppy Appealhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-02-poppy-appealhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-02-poppy-appeal<p>During assembly this morning the children listened to a talk regarding Rememberence Day. &nbsp;Once again school will be selling poppies to the children at break and dinner &nbsp;times. &nbsp;We are suggesting a minimum donation of 20p per poppy.<br /> In addition to poppies there is a small supply of different poppy goods - friendship bracelets, wristbands, hair clips, rubbers, pencils etc. &nbsp;These are priced at 50p or &pound;1.00. &nbsp;We regret that it is a first come first served basis for these items as we have only a limited stock. &nbsp;(The children have been shown what is available).<br /> We do hope you will join us in supporting this well deserved charity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/rbl-poppy-appeal-2015-.jpgMon, 02 Nov 2015 14:35:01 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-15-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-15-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>Something strange has occurred in the last week</strong>&hellip;we have started talking about Christmas in our house. As most of you will know I love Christmas and everything about it, and suprisingly it wasn&rsquo;t Milly but Mr Foster who has organised where we will be over the Christmas period &ndash; Christmas Day at our house with my mum (you can&rsquo;t break that tradition &ndash; has to be turkey; don&rsquo;t be messing with geese and other winged birds), Boxing Day at sister number 1&rsquo;s house in Kendal with the whole family and then a three day break in Bowness after that. I am getting excited tummy about it all and it&rsquo;s only 15<sup>th</sup> October!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Talking of Christmas&hellip;the Christmas Newsletter will be published next week</strong> in time for half term so you can get all your dates in your diaries.&nbsp; For our new families, it&rsquo;s an amazing community time where we have nativities, productions, carol services, some amazing events via the Friends of Whitefield as well as the Whitefield Choir Christmas Tour 2015 and details of our proposed trips to the pantomime at the Guild Hall.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Friends of Whitefield excelled themselves on Thursday night last week with a brilliant quiz and curry night in the Brown Hare.</strong> Apologies to those of you who I tried to sell quiz answers to in exchange for Peroni&hellip;but from seeing some of you this week I think we all had a great time!</p> <p>Well done and HUGE thanks to Joanne Shorrock and Amy Holden for some seamless organisation; to Lisa and Jason at the Brown Hare for their always fabulous hospitality and brilliant curry, naan bread and poppadums, and to Tash for sorting the quiz and being a great quizmaster!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some dates for next week:</strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s our <strong>Harvest festival on Monday</strong> and the children are excited to welcome back Mike Faun from Kings Church. My room is getting full of harvest products &ndash; I am so impressed with everything you are sending in (especially the jaffa cakes which have been taunting me all week). We will have so much to give to the food bank and the refuge this year. Keep on sending in your donations &ndash; they will be delivered on Monday afternoon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And on Thursday next week it is our <strong>Friends of Whitefield DISCO</strong>:</p> <p><strong><em>Reception children, Years 1 and 2 is 6.30pm &ndash; 7.15pm</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 is 7.30pm &ndash; 8.15pm</em></strong></p> <p>Children pay on the door &pound;1.</p> <p>As the nights are dark, all children MUST be picked up from the disco. No child will be allowed to walk home after the event on their own.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>This week we have also sent home flu vaccination information to parents and carers in Year 1 and 2 &ndash; please return these forms by Monday 19<sup>th</sup> October.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And I have had some <strong>conversations with staff and parents this week regarding eye tests and regular check ups at the opticians</strong>. Attached with my news is a leaflet from an optician called The Spectacle Factory with some really good information on it &ndash; one of our parents has used this optician and had a very positive experience with them.&nbsp; Whichever optician you choose to use, if your child hasn&rsquo;t been for an eye test in a coupe of years it is worth taking them (children get free NHS eye tests every two years). <a href="/files/The_Spectale_Factory_leaflet.pdf">&nbsp;Click here to view the leaflet.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Finally</em></strong>, check your child&rsquo;s bag next week for the Christmas newsletter and a short list of things going on in school in November (including parents evening).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>And finally, finally&hellip;coming soon &ndash; Whitefield Primary School Official Facebook Page&hellip;watch this space&hellip;</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgWed, 14 Oct 2015 11:15:11 GMTVictory at the 24 Maths Competitionhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-14-victory-at-the-24-maths-competitionhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-14-victory-at-the-24-maths-competition<p>Today our Year 5 Maths Team consisting of Elliot&nbsp;, Bethany,&nbsp;Kiera&nbsp;and Scott&nbsp;won the inter-school&nbsp;24 maths competition.</p> <p>Over the past three weeks they have enjoyed practising for the competition and their&nbsp;determination has fully paid off!</p> <p>They are a credit to themselves and we are very proud of their efforts!</p> <p>From all at Whitefield, a very well done!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Maths_Competition_Winners.JPGWed, 14 Oct 2015 12:57:39 GMTWhitefield Football Reporthttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-08-whitefield-football-reporthttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-08-whitefield-football-report<p>One win and one loss.</p> <p>A slow start saw the team go 2-0 down in the first half of the first game. The children came out fighting and put on a brilliant performance in the second half. Unfortunately, we were very unlucky infront of&nbsp;goal and&nbsp;couldn&#39;t mount a comeback.&nbsp;</p> <p>The second game was a pleasure to spectate. A great team effort saw the team win 5 - 0. Blake stood firm in net. A great performance from Charlie,&nbsp;Taylor and Kieran saw them&nbsp;set up&nbsp;reat opportunties. Our defence was unbreakable and a big&nbsp;well done must be given to Dhilon, Izzy and Ethan for their&nbsp;composure.&nbsp;Goals game from Cameron, Isaac, Ethan, Alex and Reece.&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/photo_(6)_Football.JPGThu, 08 Oct 2015 16:58:36 GMTVisit from Becky Robinson at Longton Community Churchhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-08-visit-from-becky-robinson-at-longton-community-churchhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-08-visit-from-becky-robinson-at-longton-community-church<p>The children enjoyed the interactive session and gained further understanding about the faith and the Holy Bible.</p> <p>A big thankyou from year 5 to Becky and Longton Community Church!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/photo_(6)_RE.JPGThu, 08 Oct 2015 16:43:33 GMTNetballers Begin Netball Leaguehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-02-netballers-begin-netball-leaguehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-02-netballers-begin-netball-league<p>Whitefield&#39;s Netballers made a great start to their campaign with&nbsp;1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.</p> <p>The children performed in each game and did themselves proud!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:26:33 GMTWhitefield Footballer's Succeed in the Sunhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-02-whitefield-footballer-s-succeed-in-the-sunhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-02-whitefield-footballer-s-succeed-in-the-sun<p>Whitefield Primary School Football team won there first two matches of the new football season.</p> <p>After a slow start, the team perservered to come back from 1 - 0 down. Goals from Charlie and Cameron secured the team a 2 - 1 victory.</p> <p>We got into our full stride during the second game, winning 2 - 0 with outfield goals from Isaac and Taylor.&nbsp;</p> <p>A great team effort from all the children as proud parents and teachers watched on.</p> <p>A special thank-you to parents for supporting the children with great enthusiasm!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/First_Match.JPGFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:21:33 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-01-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-01-mrs-foster-s-news<p><em><strong>Hopefully when you click on your email</strong> </em>you will see this news directly without having to go through the website searching&hellip;</p> <p>I love technology but sometimes it drives me a bit mad!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>We have our Harvest festival on Monday 19<sup>th</sup> October and I am delighted to welcome Mike Faun from Kings Church back to our school to help us celebrate Harvest.&nbsp; </em></strong></p> <p>The children love it when Mike comes in as he brings his guitar and has us up on our feet singing and dancing!</p> <p>Our Harvest donations will be going to the Preston Women&rsquo;s Refuge and the Penwortham Food Bank this year.</p> <p>Please can you send in donations of tins and packets of food for the food bank and/or toiletries for the refuge.</p> <p>If we all brought in one item we would have over 400 items to deliver!</p> <p>We also have some amazing produce from our allotments that we are donating to the food bank &ndash; Mrs Bushell and her assistant Mrs Jackson have done an amazing job with the children sowing, weeding and growing our crops. It is the best year we have ever had for produce.</p> <p>Items for Harvest can come in over the next two weeks and we will send a text reminder closer to the date.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Don&rsquo;t forget the Quiz and Curry night at The Brown Hare next Thursday 8<sup>th</sup> October. </em></strong>I can&rsquo;t wait! Have been recording and watching Pointless and The Chase in preparation&hellip;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And two dates I missed off the date list last week:</p> <p><strong><em>Parents Evening dates in the Spring term 2016 are Wednesday 16<sup>th</sup> March 3.30-5.30 and Thursday 17<sup>th</sup> March 5-7.</em></strong></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:56:31 GMTDates for your dairy!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-25-dates-for-your-dairyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-25-dates-for-your-dairy<p>Click on the link below to see the events in the school calendar for the coming year:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/DATES_FOR_YOUR_DIARY_201516.doc">/files/DATES_FOR_YOUR_DIARY_201516.doc</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A paper copy of this list was sent home on Friday 25th September 2015.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Diarydates.jpgFri, 25 Sep 2015 10:05:26 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-22-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-22-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>And we can most definately tell summer has ended here in Penwortham! </strong>We had a &#39;wet play&#39; this week! &nbsp;Please can you ensure that your child comes to school with a coat every day as we play out in all weathers unless it is torrential rain and gales.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some updates from the first few weeks in school:</strong></p> <p><strong>It was great to see so many of you attending the year group meetings</strong> and if you were unable to attend, you should have received your year group newsletter on email last week. There were some areas that needed clarification at a couple of meetings and the teachers are responding to those points as we speak so look out for information coming via email.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Well done&nbsp;to Year 6 for completing their Bikeability training&nbsp;last week</strong> - you were all so sensible and listened and learned from the instructors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And Year 1 had a lovely visit to Blackpool Zoo to start off their topic on habitats.</strong> Pictures will be posted on the website very soon.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some things to note:</strong></p> <p><strong>I have sent a list of dates for your diary home today ON PAPER! </strong>The dates are all listed in my news and on the website but if you have missed them, you can stick this sheet in your diary. &nbsp;The list of dates run&nbsp;all the way to the end of summer, however&nbsp;I will do a reminder at the end of every term so you have the dates ready for the coming term (thanks to Mr and Mrs Whittaker for this).</p> <p><strong>And I am also trying to work out how to do a link directly to my news when your get the email,</strong> rather than just to the webpage (thanks Mrs Cornwell&nbsp;for this suggestion!). Am sure it&#39;s easy and is my aim to achieve by the end of the week!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I was so pleased to see the response to our parent questionnaire which we sent out in the report pack at the end of term.</strong> We have had 246 responses so far which is the most we have ever had returned.</p> <p>Thank you too for all your positive responses and even where you didn&#39;t agree with a statement, any written responses were&nbsp;worded with suggestions and I am very greatful for that.</p> <p><strong>The question which received an&nbsp;overwhelming response in both the ticked box and the comments was the homework question.</strong> There were some really good suggestions and some comments saying what you have found good and not so great homework options in the past year! This is our focus for the half term - we are reviewing our policy within school, ensuring there is consistency in approach towards homework and the type of homework across all year groups, and ensuring homework is purposeful and can be child initiated and child-led. We also need to ensure children are prepared throughout the juniors for their transition to high school - when our pupils return to Whitefield after they have started in Year 7 they all say the greatest change and the hardest thing is dealing with the amount of homework they get!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Dates to remember for next week:</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Tempest photographers are in on Tuesday 29th for pupil photos</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>and</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Hutton have their open evening on Tuesday 29th at 5.30pm for any Year 6 (or Year 5) boys who are considering Hutton as an option for high school.</strong></em></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_3.jpgTue, 22 Sep 2015 11:01:20 GMTWelcome back! First news of the year from Mrs Fosterhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-03-welcome-back-first-news-of-the-year-from-mrs-fosterhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-03-welcome-back-first-news-of-the-year-from-mrs-foster<p><strong>Welcome back to you all! It was so lovely yesterday to see all the children, families and staff back in school. </strong>The children look so smart and refreshed, although I think it was hard for some of them (and us!) to get up yesterday morning!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I hope you all had a lovely summer and managed some family time during the five weeks.</strong> We had a lovely summer in the caravan in Luxembourg and France but it was nice to get home (although we are still having to boil water in Blackpool which has been a pain!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Updates from over the summer are below, as well as some important dates to put in your diary for the start of term:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We welcomed some new staff members&nbsp;to school yesterday </strong>- Mr Jackson is a&nbsp;class teacher in Year 2 and Miss Halalat is a&nbsp;class teacher in Year 3. We have some additional teaching assistants in school too - Miss Wilkinson is in Year 1, Mrs Hindle and Mr Birchall are&nbsp;in Year 3 and Mrs Hersey is in Year 4. &nbsp; Mrs Mawdsley has joined our lunchtime welfare staff and we have two new staff members supporting&nbsp;Mark our site supervisor in school - Mrs Collins and Mrs Wilkinson. Phew! A wonderful Whitefield welcome to them all!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update&nbsp;on Miss Clough, our Deputy Headteacher </strong>- she &nbsp;is now working at Moor Nook Primary School as their Associate Headteacher. She will currently be there until Christmas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Meet you new teachers and see your new classrooms:</strong></em></p> <p><strong>We have put dates in the diary for you to come to a meeting with your year group teachers in the next couple of weeks.</strong> The teachers will be going through expectations for the year and information that will be found on the year group newsletter regarding homework, PE days, curriculum etc. If you are unable to attend, please do not worry as we will send out the information to you. &nbsp;Your child will also be able to take you on a tour of their room!</p> <p><strong>Dates are:</strong></p> <p><strong>Monday 14th September, 3.30 - Year 1</strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday 15th September, 3.30 - Year 3</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday 16th September, 3.30 - Year 2</strong></p> <p><strong>Thursday 17th September, 3.30 - Year 5</strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday 22nd September, 3.30 - Year 4</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday 23rd September, 5.00 - Year 6 <em>(please not different time - this meeting will include information regarding Y6 SATs and the Y6 residential visit)</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Year 6 - BIKEABILITY</strong></p> <p>Year 6 children will have the opportunity to take part in Bikeability training commencing Tuesday 15th September. A letter will follow with further details.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Uniform - until the October half term</strong>, children may choose to wear summer or winter uniform. We discussed with the children what this entails in our assembly yesterday but if you are unsure please ask. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>Yesterday we sent an email to parents regarding Justs clothing selling counterfeit Whitefield jumpers</strong></em> - please ensure you read this email if you have bought from Justs.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Other important dates for your diary:</strong></p> <p><strong>The Friends of Whitefield AGM is on Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm in The Brown Hare</strong> - please come along as we review the year and make plans for the coming year. All parents, friends and family are welcome. &nbsp;If you are a new parent to our school, come and speak to me or to Katie, our FoW chair and we can tell you all about our work.</p> <p><strong>The first event in the FoW calendar is the return of the quiz and curry night! </strong>This will be held on Thursday 8th October at Gerrards Social Club in Lostock Hall. More details will follow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And finally,</strong> if you are missing the sunshine and afternoon cocktails already, fear not - term dates for this year are on the school website and the dates for the academic year 2016/17 will be posted next week!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/summer.jpgThu, 03 Sep 2015 08:14:18 GMTMrs Foster's Final News before the summer!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-22-mrs-foster-s-final-news-before-the-summerhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-22-mrs-foster-s-final-news-before-the-summer<p><strong>I can&#39;t believe it is now the end of term! </strong>&nbsp;We have had a fantastic year at Whitefield and we look forward to the next one after some much needed rest!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We say goodbye today to a wonderful group of Year 6 children</strong> who will be greatly missed in school. &nbsp;It is going to be so quiet without you all! <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We will miss you but you will have a great time at high school and we look forward to hearing what everyone gets up to! &nbsp;</span>We are also saying goodbye to a number of families who have their last child at Whitefield and I would personally like to say thank you to you all for being such wonderful and supportive parents in the last six years I have been with you all!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t forget - the holiday dates for 2015/16 are on the school website </strong>and the dates for 2016/17 will be on early in September. <em><strong>Remember that in 2016 it&#39;s the &#39;funny Easter holidays&#39;! </strong></em>&nbsp;We have a long weekend for Good Friday and Easter Monday and then we have a two week break two weeks later! &nbsp;Make sure you check before booking holidays and don&#39;t forget we have two weeks for the May half term holiday again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We return to school on Wednesday 2nd September (Year 1-6), 8.50am.</strong> &nbsp;All the children have been shown where they come in to school and which exit they leave by so hopefully they will be able to tell you after the five week holiday!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I wish you all a wonderful summer whatever you get up to.</strong> I hope we haven&#39;t had all our summer sunshine and that if you are staying local that the sun shines for you. &nbsp;The Foster Three are off in the van pootling around Holland, Luxembourg and France for the summer. &nbsp;I can&#39;t wait to see you all in September! &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(24).jpgMon, 20 Jul 2015 16:12:22 GMTMrs Foster's News - not the last one though!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-20-mrs-foster-s-news-not-the-last-one-thoughhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-20-mrs-foster-s-news-not-the-last-one-though<p><b>What a fantastic evening on Friday at the Friends of Whitefield Summer Fair! &nbsp;</b>It was so great to see everyone and thank you to all the volunteers who have worked so hard to put on such a brilliant event. It really was a team effort and huge thanks from school to Katie and her FoW team. I owe the winner of the weightlifting competition - John Claude Van Damme - a drink (Clarke?!); don&#39;t let me forget Clarke!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>This week, we have the Y6 final performance on Monday night at 6pm and the Y6 leavers disco on Tuesday at 6pm </strong>- Mrs Jefferson has been a star and is providing us with pizzas for the disco event.&nbsp; <strong><em>Thanks to her and all at Preston Pizza Express for their amazingly kind donation.&nbsp; </em></strong><em>If there is anyone out there who works for a prosecco company, the staff would love to hear from you....!</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We also have a circus skills event on Monday for all the children in the winning house team - this year the winning team is Douglas! &nbsp;Look out for pictures on the website.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Well done to all our Reception children who did an amazing SEAL assembly on changes last&nbsp;Friday. </strong>I heard there was some raucous laughter on Friday from the parents about Mrs Foster being described as OLD!&nbsp; Well, I am outraged! I am only 21 you know!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Other events in school have been posted on the website </strong>- please have a look over the summer at all the amazing things our children do at school. www.whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We finish school on Wednesday 22nd this&nbsp;week </strong>- I will email and post a final blog on Wednesday.&nbsp; (Milly Foster finished on Friday and thinks it is hilarious that I am having to get up and go to&nbsp;school!)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.ukThu, 16 Jul 2015 16:18:03 GMTYear 4 and 5 Dentist Visithttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-year-4-and-5-dentist-visithttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-year-4-and-5-dentist-visit<p>Year 4 and 5 had dentist, Dr Jordan, visit on Friday.&nbsp;</p> <p>They looked at the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Then, they compared our teeth to those of animals.</p> <p>Dr Jordan also had a real treat for us... Some real teeth! After getting over the shock, the children examined and learned about different types of teeth: molars, canines and incisors.</p> <p>To wrap up the session, Dr Jordan talked about the food pyramid and the importance of keeping our teeth healthy and clean. &nbsp;</p> <p>Keep those teeth healthy and you&#39;ll always be able to... EAT, TALK and SMILE!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image_(2).jpegFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:29:29 GMTCoffee Loungehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-coffee-loungehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-coffee-lounge<p>With effect from Friday 10th July 2015 the Coffee Lounge will be closed to parents/carers at the beginning and end of the school day. &nbsp;</p> <p>This is so we can prepare the room ready for September when it will be used as a teaching room.&nbsp;</p> <p>We apologise if you used this facility for sheltering from the weather or to enjoy a read.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Coffee_lounge.pngTue, 07 Jul 2015 11:30:07 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-07-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-07-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>I know I sent news to you last week but</strong> it&#39;s such a busy time in school that I need to update you further!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Firstly, as well as our new teachers Mr Jackson and Miss Halalat we welcome four new teaching assistants to school.</strong> Miss Wilkinson will be working in Year 1 (she has been with us in Reception and also works in Bola), Mr Birchall&nbsp;will be joining us in Year 3 - he also works in Bola and is really in to his sport! &nbsp;Mrs Hindle will be working in Year 3 too and Mrs Hersee will be working in Year 4. We will get photos as soon as we can!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>An update on Ms Clough </strong>- I realised as I was driving in to work this week that our current Reception families won&#39;t know Ms Clough very well as she left us in October to go and be an Associate Headteacher at St Thomas&#39;s school in St Annes. &nbsp;Well she has done such a good job over the last two and a half terms&nbsp;that she has been asked to continue her work as an Associate Headteacher at Moor Nook Primary School in Preston. &nbsp;We know she will be there until at least Christmas and we also know she will do a fantastic job. We will be continuing with our current leadership structure - myself and our three assistant headteachers Mrs Adams, Mrs Willers and Miss King. Also on our leadership team are Ms Garry, our school business manager and Mrs Walker, our pupil&nbsp;support manager.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I had a fantastic treat yesterday when cookery club made me a pizza </strong>as a celebration of reaching the end of their cookery course. It was just yummy and I was very impressed! &nbsp;Thank you to the family members who came to the final session on Tuesday - pictures are going on the website ASAP!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The children will be meeting with their new class teachers again tomorrow.</strong> I am sure they will all be ready to impress their teacher!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t forget - it&#39;s the seal assembly for the reception families tomorrow (Friday)&nbsp;at 2.30pm.</strong> &nbsp;I am gutted to not be there tomorrow, but Mrs Adams and Mrs Willers will be there for you all. &nbsp;I was treated&nbsp;to a fabulous rehearsal today though; you need to bring tissues if you are a cryer! I had a few tears of joy and pride.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(25).jpgTue, 07 Jul 2015 17:53:05 GMTYear 3 Tennis Team Impresshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-30-year-3-tennis-team-impresshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-30-year-3-tennis-team-impress<p>Last week, our year three tennis team represented our school in the local mini-tennis finals at the South Ribble Tennis Centre.&nbsp;<br /> Having qualified back in April, we embarked on a tough challenge against many year four teams.&nbsp;<br /> Unfortunately, we were unable to qualify and narrowly missed out on the regional finals. Our players impressed spectators at the tournament and should be very proud of their efforts!</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Wimbledon.jpgTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:44:33 GMTMrs Foster's News (sorry it's late!)http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-30-mrs-foster-s-news-sorry-it-s-latehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-30-mrs-foster-s-news-sorry-it-s-late<p><strong>Phew, I am writing this and I am just too hot! </strong>This weather would be lovely if we were on a beach with a glass of pop!! &nbsp;But, not long until the end of term - it is rocking and rolling towards us so fast!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Some dates you need to remember in the last three weeks:</strong></p> <p>Friday 10th July, 2.30pm - Reception SEAL assembly, all R family and friends welcome</p> <p>Thursday 16th July - Y6 leavers lunch (KS2 - book a lunch, menu chosen by Y6!)</p> <p>Thursday 16th July - end of year reports out to parents</p> <p>Friday 17th July, 6-9pm - FoW Summer Fair (see below for more info)</p> <p>Monday 20th July - circus skills event for the winning house</p> <p>Monday 20th July, 6pm - Y6 leavers production (letter to parents out today)</p> <p>Tuesday 21st July, 6-7.30pm&nbsp;- Year 6 leavers disco (letter to parents out today)</p> <p>Wednesday 22nd July, 3.30pm - School closes for the summer</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>This time of year is so busy in school, but we have some fantastic events going on.</strong></p> <p><strong>The summer fair is all planned, however we still need some more help with stalls</strong> - please refer to the email I sent&nbsp;last week. &nbsp;And if anyone can spare some time in the morning of Friday 17th to help us put up gazebos, and then again at 3.30 please let us know via the school office. &nbsp;Your ticket requests went out last week too so get your tickets and food booked! &nbsp;Fingers crossed we have weather like we have at the moment!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It was fantastic to see so many of you at the sports days</strong> - I was so pleased we managed to have the good weather in the 2nd week for the junior children. &nbsp;Both events were fantastic, great fun and a lovely atmosphere. I didn&#39;t see who won the parent races! &nbsp;Let me know and if you have pictures, even better....email them to us at bursar@whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">There are a number of photo galleries on the website showing events in the last few weeks&nbsp;</strong>-<strong> please log on www.whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk or via the app (got to app store; search for schudio; find our school at the bottom of the list et voila).</strong></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Our Year 3 tennis players played in the local finals on Tuesday last week.</strong> They were a credit to our school and although they didn&#39;t win, they played brilliantly with excellent sportsmanship.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Also on Tuesday last week, our choir went to the Guild Hall for our annual WRIST celebration of friendship </strong>- this is an event of music, dance and singing where 18 schools from our local area come together to celebration our close school links. The event was amazing; our children were just fabulous, performing on such a huge stage to a massive audience. And their behaviour during their 3-course meal at Tiggis was impeccable!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>AND ALSO on Tuesday last week (it was such a busy day!),</strong> the author Jeremy Strong came to Whitefield as part of his tour. He spoke to the children about his path to becoming an author and inspired the children to write and even become authors in the future! &nbsp;He writes fantastically funny books that are usually about bottoms...!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Year 6 children were all out on Thursday last week at their high schools </strong>- they have come back with some funny tales! &nbsp;I can&#39;t believe they will be leaving us in less than three weeks. It was SO quiet on Thursday, and the week they were in Whitehough!</p> <p>But as the Y6 children&nbsp;left us for their high school taster day, <strong>we had our new Reception children come and visit us for their first stay and play </strong>session. We have offered 60 places for September (for the first time ever in the 6 years I have been here) and it was so lovely to see the siblings of children we already have in school (although it made me feel very old - I remember them all being born!) and to welcome our new families to Whitefield.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Yesterday, all the children met their new class teachers for the first time.</strong> &nbsp;The list of which class is moving where is on the website and the photos of our two new teachers, Miss Hallalat and Mr Jackson are also there. The children will meet with their new teacher again before the end of term.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(25).jpgTue, 30 Jun 2015 10:57:03 GMTWho is where in September?http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-29-who-is-where-in-septemberhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-29-who-is-where-in-september<p>Miss Ashcroft&#39;s class move to Miss King (1VK)</p> <p>Miss Woodworth&#39;s class move to Mrs Williams (1HW)</p> <p>Miss King&#39;s class move to Mr Jackson (2AJ)</p> <p>Mrs Williams&#39;s class move to Mrs Kimberley (2JK)</p> <p>Mrs Jackson and Miss Hallsworth&#39;s class move to Miss McNaughton (3HM)</p> <p>Mrs Kimberley&#39;s class move to Miss Hallalat (3SH)</p> <p>Miss McNaughton&#39;s class move to Mrs Smith (4SAS)</p> <p>Mrs Smith&#39;s class move to Mrs Huxtable (4AH)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The children in Year 4 and 5 are moving from three classes to four and know their class groups.</p> <p>Their teachers will either be:</p> <p>Year 5 - Mrs Adams and Miss Haynes (5AH) or Mr Huntington (5WH)</p> <p>Year 6 - Mrs WIllers (6SW) or Miss Nuttall (6LN)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs Jackson, Mrs Bushell and Mrs Hallsworth will be providing PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) cover and subject leader release time for teachers throughout school.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(15).jpgMon, 29 Jun 2015 12:07:35 GMTSummer Fair - it's nearly here!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-28-summer-fair-it-s-nearly-herehttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-28-summer-fair-it-s-nearly-here<p><strong>We are racing towards the end of term, and our biggest social event of the year - our Friends of Whitefield Summer Fair!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Ticket requests went home last week</strong> so make sure you return them asap with your food choices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We still need help to man some of the stalls </strong>- this year we are asking you to give just half an hour of your time to run a stall so that you can help us out, and still enjoy the fair. Please contact Katie via the school office or email admin@whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk if you can help us.</p> <p>Please don&#39;t all volunteer for the &#39;Throw a wet sponge at the teacher&#39; stall though! We need help on the sweets, tombolas, face painting....</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It&#39;s going to be a great evening </strong>- we are starting auditions for the Whitefield&#39;s Got Talent competition very soon; the WHitefield Rock Choir will be performing in the arena and Tasha and John will be providing the music.&nbsp; We have all the usual stalls, the fairground rides plus some new and exciting stalls and events.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Let&#39;s celebrate the end of a fantastic Whitefield year together!</strong></em></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/summer.jpgSun, 28 Jun 2015 12:54:34 GMTMiss Haynes runs (another) marathon!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-15-miss-haynes-runs-another-marathonhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-15-miss-haynes-runs-another-marathon<p>Congratulations to our inspirational Miss Haynes who completed the Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon at the weekend.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Miss Haynes has been raising money for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and initially hoped to raise &pound;100. This has been broken by rather a lot and we are delighted to hear she has raised over &pound;700!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The picture is Miss Haynes as she hits the last 1/4 mile.&nbsp; Doesn&#39;t she look great? And she bounced in to school this morning full of beans, with her medal sat proudly around her neck.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We can&#39;t wait to hear about the next marathon....</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /> &nbsp;</div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Miss_Haynes_marathon.jpgMon, 15 Jun 2015 16:27:22 GMTSocial Media and childrenhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-11-social-media-and-childrenhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-11-social-media-and-children<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">Dear Parents</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">We are again going through some difficulties within school that are linked to social media sites and our children using them in inappropriate ways.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">I urge you all to check the content of communications between your children and others and that your children are aware that you will regularly do this.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">We have had some incidents from outside school that have been brought in to school and thus caused problems between children, resulting in valuable learning time being taken up sorting out these issues.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">My advice as always is don&#39;t allow your children to use these sites, however if you choose to allow them, please ensure they know that you are regularly checking the content.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">Many thanks in advance for your support with this matter.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">Mrs Foster</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">Headteacher</div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Mrs_F.pngThu, 11 Jun 2015 12:38:02 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-10-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-10-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>I hope you all had a wonderful two weeks despite some dodgy weather.&nbsp;</strong> Suprisingly, we got a bit of sunshine in Blackpool but our two days in the Lakes were windy and wet!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The term has started busily as always.</strong>&nbsp; Year 6 went off for their week residential at Whitehough on Monday.&nbsp; They are having a fantastic time and it&#39;s made even better by this glorious weather. There will be some Facebook pictures available next week as unfortunately there is nobody in Whitehough&#39;s amin office to upload them this week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keep saying your sunshine prayers for Saturday and the gala.&nbsp;</strong> We are all prepared and I hope you have all read the gala letter containing the final arrangements that went out this week. Ms Garry has done a superb job with the float and I am looking forward to Saturday morning and putting it all together.&nbsp; And I have had a design team working on my t-shirt this week!&nbsp; If we don&#39;t see you as part of our procession, give us a shout as we go past you on the way.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t forget it&#39;s sports day next week so fingers crossed for sunshine again.&nbsp;</strong> Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are on Tuesday at 2pm and Years 3,4,5 and 6 are on Wednesday at 2pm. If it is hot, please remember the suncream, hat and water.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Friends of Whitefield are meeting on Wednesday 17th June 7pm at The Brown Hare</strong> to go through the final bits of planning for the summer fair. If you can come along, that would be great and there is the pub quiz afterwards for anyone who is up for that!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dates of up and coming events are on the website so please have a look. &nbsp;</strong>Don&#39;t forget that Jeremy Strong a famour children&#39;s author is coming into school on 23rd June in the afternoon to talk to the children.</p> <p><em><strong>You can now download an app for your phone</strong></em> and can access all the web information through that - go to the app store and search for schudio (who are the web makers). From there you can find our school and ta dahh!&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(25).jpgWed, 10 Jun 2015 17:41:45 GMTWhitehough updateshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-09-whitehough-updateshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-09-whitehough-updates<p><strong>Monday 8th June 2015</strong></p> <p>Well, the all managed to get off ok, after some delays and confusions with the buses! &nbsp;The staff in school didn&#39;t think the buses had arrived and were waiting to see the buses park in the normal place however&nbsp;they had reversed in to the drive so we probably could have left half an hour earlier! &nbsp;And, the staff were only expecting one bus (as we always have) but two turned up so we had to quickly double up on signage and sick buckets...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>48 children and Mrs Willers, Miss Nuttall, Mrs Adams, Miss Ashcroft, Miss McNaughton and our chair of governors Mr Walker all arrived safely at Whitehough at 11am.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Their first task was to carry their suitcases up the huge hill to the activity centre. &nbsp;The coach can not drive to the centre&nbsp;as the road is so narrow so it&#39;s quite a trek to get up there, but they all managed it, along with some huffing, puffing and moaning (from the staff as well as the children!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs Foster received a text at 10.40pm to say all the children were in bed and &#39;nearly asleep&#39;...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Mrs Foster will add more here when she receives information from Miss Nuttall.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>You can also check out the Whitehough page on Facebook - they usually post pictures of the groups attending each week.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tuesday 9th June 2015</strong></p> <p>They have had a great day, the sun has been shining and in the words of Miss Nuttall &#39;they have been brilliant&#39;!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I have spoken to Miss Nuttall about the lack of pictures on the Whitehough facebook page and she is going to &#39;sort it&#39;. We have to give permission for Whitehough to say they can put up our photos, which we have done, but they think we haven&#39;t!&nbsp; Miss Nuttall is on the case and I will text you all when we know they are up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/whitehough(1).jpgTue, 09 Jun 2015 15:19:22 GMTWhitefield Football Team Triumphhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-08-whitefield-football-team-triumphhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-08-whitefield-football-team-triumph<p>Whitefield Primary School Year 6 Football - winners of the league 2015</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Image_resized.jpgMon, 08 Jun 2015 12:17:18 GMTCostume ideas for Penwortham Gala and final arrangementshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-29-costume-ideas-for-penwortham-gala-and-final-arrangementshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-29-costume-ideas-for-penwortham-gala-and-final-arrangements<p><a href="/files/Ideas_for_Penwortham_Gala.pdf">Click here for ideas</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/Gala_letter_confirmation_and_arrangements_June_2015.pdf">Letter with the final arrangements</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/gala_day.jpgFri, 29 May 2015 10:28:16 GMTPentecost assemblyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-21-pentecost-assemblyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-21-pentecost-assemblyhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/pentecost_004.JPGThu, 21 May 2015 14:15:08 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-21-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-21-mrs-foster-s-news<p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Well done to everyone in Year 1 for a fantastic assembly on Friday. </strong>One of the parents told me on Monday it was &#39;just wonderful&#39;! I saw the children rehearsing last week and what a difference in them all. &nbsp;We are all very proud.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>A reminder that it is the Friends of Whitefield DISCO tonight:</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>Reception, Year 1 and 2 are 6.30-7.15pm&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are 7.30-8.15pm.</strong></em></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Please ensure you are prompt in your picking up of the children at the end of their disco. &nbsp;We do expect all children to be picked up by an adult. If there are any changes, please ensure you send a note tonight with your child. We do not hear the school phone so you will be unable to contact us this way.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>We had our Reception induction evening last night for our new children coming in September</strong></em> and we were packed out in the hall. It was a lovely evening and there was a great buzz around the room. &nbsp;It was lovely to see our current families with their children as well as many new families to Whitefield. &nbsp;Thanks to everyone who was involved in making it a welcoming and enjoyable evening.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>Liz, from the FOMO charity will be in school on Monday 8th June to receive the two blankeets</strong></em> that have been made by the knitting club for Malawi orphans. &nbsp;Well done to everyone who has been in the knitting club with Mrs Kimberley.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Liz has also asked if the children have any old teddy bears that they could donate to the charity. She will pick them up on Monday so if you are not in sunny Spain this coming fortnight, have a clear out of your teddy boxes and see if there are any you can donate!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>Year 6 - don&#39;t forget it&#39;s your residential week in Whitehough </strong></em>the week we come back from the half term! &nbsp;Get lots of sleep and rest!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em><strong>Have a fabulous half term everyone whatever you choose to do. </strong></em>We are Blackpool bound despite all my attempts to book an all inclusive, sun-filled getaway for Milly and I. I have managed to negotiate with Mr Foster a night in the Lake District...which will be lovely I know!! And I CANNOT wait for Saturday night - Eurovision! Whoo hoo!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Don&#39;t forget we are off for two weeks and return to school on Monday 8th June.</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><em>Form for how your child is to collected at the end of the school day, please <a href="/files/Pupils_home_time__arrangements_May_15.pdf">click here</a> to complete and return to the office.</em></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(25).jpgThu, 21 May 2015 09:21:37 GMTMiss Huxtable is getting married!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-21-miss-huxtable-is-getting-marriedhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-21-miss-huxtable-is-getting-married<p>Miss Huxtable is getting married to Peter over the half term holiday!&nbsp;</p> <p>They have been planning it for a while now, and in school we have been teaching her some dance moves for the first dance with Peter - gangham style and thriller!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I am also pleased that Miss Huxtable will be returning to school as Mrs Huxtable - which is what most of the children call her now anyway!</span></p> <p>We say our sunshine prayers for the day and wish them both joy, happiness and lots of love and laughter in their many years ahead.</p> <p>(Hopefully we will have a picture to share with you after their wonderful day).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/wedding-.jpgThu, 21 May 2015 07:39:29 GMTSafety and Safeguarding Message from Mrs Fosterhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-19-safety-and-safeguarding-message-from-mrs-fosterhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-19-safety-and-safeguarding-message-from-mrs-foster<p><strong>SAFETY AND SAFEGUARDING MESSAGE FROM MRS FOSTER:</strong></p> <p>Many thanks to all of you who are supporting our drive to ensure the continued safety of our children when they leave our care. I know&nbsp;we have called a couple of you this week about children walking home, and I thank you for your responses and keeping us informed.</p> <p>Alongside the newsletter today there will be a form&nbsp;for you to complete showing how your child is getting home after school and who is picking up when. &nbsp;Please complete this and return to school after the half term but remember to update the office of any alterations to this form.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I have been really pleased to see the impact of the parking signs outside school.</p> <p>I must remind parents however that <em><strong>the entrance to school MUST NOT&nbsp;be used for dropping off or doing 3 point turns.</strong></em> We had a very near miss last week when one of our grandparents was reversing into our driveway and nearly knocked over a child and continued to reverse after the child was pulled clear of the car. &nbsp;The registration of this car has been passed on to the police and I have again contacted the PCSOs to ask for more police presence around our school at pick up times. I know life is busy and we can all be in a rush at times, but the safety of all our children is the most improtant thing for all of us so please do the right thing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I spoke last week regarding some issues and trouble on the park outside Sainsburys. &nbsp;Please be aware that I have also been contacted by a parent about <em><strong>two men taking photos of a child on the park</strong></em>. This has been reported to the police but please be vigilant and remind your children about the danger of people they do not know. We have found it interesting that some younger children do not really understand what&nbsp;&#39;stranger danger&#39; means. We are reinforcing this at school using some examples from recent research - what would you do if a man came up to you with a dog lead and a dog ball and asked you to help him find his dog? What if it was a woman? &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many thanks for all you support in these matters.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/budget-laptop.jpgTue, 19 May 2015 10:13:16 GMTAuthor's visit in schoolhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-19-author-s-visit-in-schoolhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-19-author-s-visit-in-school<div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">Exciting news!</span></div> <div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">We have been lucky enough to arrange a visit to our school from the well known children&#39;s author Jeremy Strong. He will be in school on&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_887706817" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Tuesday June 23rd&nbsp;</span></span>from&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_887706818" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">1.40pm</span></span>&nbsp;and will speak to the children in years 2 to 6.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">Further details will be sent out after half term but in the meantime please encourage your child to read some of his books!! Happy reading.</div> </div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Jeremy_Strong.jpgTue, 19 May 2015 08:51:13 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-13-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-13-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>A few updates this week:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Well done to all our Year 6 children who completed their SATs this week, with the final ones today. </strong>&nbsp;They were all amazing and we even managed some fun and laughter throughout the process. &nbsp;We are all&nbsp;very proud of you and are now looking forward to the final term at Whitefield with you all.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A HUGE PLEA </strong>- please can I ask that if there are any changes to the picking up of your children at the end of the school day or you will be late to collect them, that you let us know this as soon as possible. We understand that the traffic can be a nightmare at the moment around the bypass area but we must be informed if you are delayed. &nbsp;If the telephone is not answered, please leave a message and this will be picked up by the office before 3.30pm. &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We have also tightened up our procedures in school and will not be letting children go home with people we are not expecting that day - you must inform us if the normal pick up arrangements have changed. We have had a number of oocasions when friends have come to pick a child up - we will not let the child go with anyone we are not expecting.</span></p> <p><strong>A number of children also walk home on their own as the summer term comes to an end</strong> - we do expect them to go home and on many occasions a number of them are seen on the park or near Sainsburys straight after school ends. &nbsp;A form will be coming home next week where you can indicate who is picking up your child and when, and if they are walking home and have your permission to go to the park. &nbsp;At this point, I must point out that there have recently been some incidents on the park with older high school children being verbally abusive towards Whitefield children so if your child is there unattended, please advise them on what to do should this happen to them.</p> <p><strong>Can I also ask parents of children in Year 4, 5 and 6 to come on to the school playground so that we can visualy see the children going to their adult. </strong>It is difficult to see when parents are within the trees or on the pavement. Many thanks for your support with this.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>On Wednesday 20th May, 5pm, we are holding our&nbsp;Induction evening for our 51 new Reception children</strong> and families who will be starting with us in September. I can&#39;t wait to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>It&#39;s the Friends of Whitefield DISCO on Thursday 21st May</strong> - Reception and Years 1 and 2 will be dancing from 6.30pm until 7.15pm and then Years 3,4,5 and 6 will be dancing through the evening from 7.30om until 8.15pm.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">As always we need additional hands to help serve sweets and drinks. We have new DJs in the form of Rock FM&#39;s winning wedding couple, Natasha and John&nbsp;and we are looking forward to a good dance.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Please remember - if your child is walking home at the end of the disco, we MUST receive a note from you before Thursday. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Year 1 parents, friends and families - remember it is the SEAL assembly at 2.30 tomorrow (Friday). </strong>Please come and see what your children have been learning this half term!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>It&#39;s the Reception Garden Party on Thursday 21st May at 2.30pm. </strong>&nbsp;Parents, family and friends of Reception children can come and help us in the outdoor area with our planting and maybe even enjoy a drink and a homemade biscuit, cake or both....</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"><strong>Tempest photographers are in on Friday 22nd May to take photos of the Reception children and Year 6 children </strong>as well as sports teams and other groups within school. So don&#39;t forget to brush your hair and wash your faces that day.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mrs Allen has already had this news emailed out to you all but I thought I would reiterate her huge thanks</strong> to everyone who came and supported the book fair, either by coming and purchasing a book or by helping out behind the counter! &nbsp;School benefits from all the sales made and this year we have received over &pound;1000 in commission which will go towards extending our library book provision so thank you all.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>And don&#39;t forget we finish for half term next Friday 22nd May at 3.30pm. </strong>&nbsp;We are closed for two weeks. &nbsp;Have a lovely half term everyone - we are staying in sunny Blackpool for the fortnight hopefully building steps from the patio doors down to the jungle of a garden. It&#39;s only been three years since those doors went in....</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(25).jpgWed, 13 May 2015 13:43:12 GMTYear 3 and 4 tennis!http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-13-year-3-and-4-tennishttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-13-year-3-and-4-tennis<p>Great news from both our Year 3 and Year 4 tennis teams who played in their local tennis competition earlier in May.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Our year 4 team came in 7th place and they played&nbsp;great. Unfortunately they just missed out on qualifying for the next round.</span></p> <div>Our year 3 team came 3rd in the local tennis competition so they have qualified for the next round which will be played at South Ribble Tennis centre on Tuesday 23 June.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Another fantastic piece of sports news from Whitefield. &nbsp;Well done to everyone and thanks to Mr Huntington and Miss Nuttall for coaching.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We have also just signed up for more Year 3 and 4 sports competitions for the next academic year.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/sparkling_stars(1).gifWed, 13 May 2015 13:23:44 GMTTag Ruby Competitionhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-30-tag-ruby-competitionhttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-30-tag-ruby-competition<p>Wow Whitefield!! &nbsp;Here we go again, no stopping our sport teams this year ..........</p> <p>Miss Nuttall is delighted to let you know that all her coaching has paid off along with the assistance of South Ribble Sports Development Team. &nbsp;On Wednesday 29th April Whitefield won the South Ribble District Games competition. &nbsp;They played 6 matches competing with 11 other schools and now go onto the Lancashire Games at Stanley Park, Blackpool on the 30th June 2015.</p> <p>Fingers crossed for another great outcome in June.</p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Rugby_2015.jpgThu, 30 Apr 2015 09:43:26 GMTMrs Foster's Newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-29-mrs-foster-s-newshttp://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-29-mrs-foster-s-news<p><strong>It is that time of year where I am having a clothing dilemma </strong>- are we spring sunshine with our toes on show or are we still boots and leggings? The children were in for a treat as they were able to play on the field for 5 days and even brought in their sun cream, but the rain yesterday and today has put paid to the field for a while! &nbsp;Make sure the children still have their coats in school every day though, as we do still go out for our breaks in the rain!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Talking of sunshine - clarification on our sports days in June:</strong></p> <p>Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are Tuesday 16th June, 2pm</p> <p>Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are Wednesday 17th June, 2pm.</p> <p>I think there may have been an incorrect date on one of the year group newsletters, so please make sure the dates above are in your diary.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Another date for your diary: Penwortham Gala on Saturday 13th June. &nbsp;We have a small lorry for the procession</strong> and will be having a walking party behind. Futher details will be coming soon on how you can join us for the procession but in the mean time, we need some extra creative hands to help us with out theme - Victory in Europe. &nbsp;Ms Garry will be sending out some ideas for&nbsp;costumes and dates for the &#39;stay and create&#39; sessions so that we are all sorted for the day!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We have had a number of children turning up at school at 8.30am recently. </strong>They seem to be older children who have walked to school on their own. Please note that the children are not supervised until the doors open at 8.50am. &nbsp;We have also been having discussions about football on the playgrounds in the morning - <strong>children are not allowed to play football before school, or ride their bikes or scooters on the playground</strong>&nbsp;as there are a number of younger pre-school aged children and mums and prams, especially on the infant payground&nbsp;and we do not want any accidents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You will have received the email last week informing you of our victory in the South Ribble cluster finals! &nbsp;</strong>We need to buy another trophy cabinet at this rate!&nbsp;Well done to all the team.</p> <p><strong>We are on a roll at the moment as today we WON THE TAG RUGBY FINALS!</strong> &nbsp;We will now be going to Stanley Park for the Lancashire School Games on Tuesday 30th June. Well done to all the team and to Miss Nuttall for being an amazing coach! &nbsp;She is certainly giving Mr Huntington a run for his money!! And what an amazing trophy too. &nbsp;Photos will be on the website very soon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Well done&nbsp;to all the Year 6 children who managed to get up on the last two&nbsp;Saturdays for their&nbsp;SATurday school.</strong> &nbsp;HUGE thanks go to the catering team of Mrs Mole and Mrs Robson who were joined by our cook Paula&nbsp;on the first day and our vice-chair Simon and Den on the 2nd day. &nbsp;They did a brilliant job. &nbsp;And massive thanks to all the teachers who came in to work with the children.&nbsp;As a treat, they can all have a 3 day weekend this weekend....</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Don&#39;t forget it is Bank Holiday&nbsp;on Monday (fingers crossed for sunshine) and we are closed on Thursday for the general election.</strong></em></p> http://whitefield-pri.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Mrs_F_pic_4(24).jpgWed, 29 Apr 2015 13:25:38 GMT