Asmall has been chosen to be the coordinating school for West Lancashire's new reading scheme - We are Reading!
We have had a Year of Reading in school.
Latest news.... we invited the author Richard O'Neill into school to lead some inspirational workshops and to present We Are Reading trophies to nominated children from across District 8 in West Lancashire - we were even in the local paper!
School Council Visit to County Hall|
Our School Council were invited to visit Councillor Nikki Hennessy at County Hall in Preston. With Mrs Whitfield, Deputy Headteacher, the group travelled by train into Preston and enjoyed spending the day with Mrs Hennessy and the staff in County Hall. The children, as usual, were beautifully behaved and enjoyed learning more about the council. We received the following email from Councillor Hennessy:
I just wanted to write to say a BIG THANK YOU for allowing your school council to come up to Lancashire County Council and visit me. Each and every one of them was a true ambassador for the school and Ormskirk. They were so well behaved and inquisitive to the role of the County. I am very proud to represent your wonderful pupils.
Thank you again and please pass on my words to the parents and carers of the school council young people.
County Councillor Nikki Hennessy
We had a super art gallery in school - everyone produced a piece of art work which was framed and displayed professionally by a local company. The children were very proud of their work!
Forest School Fun!|
In the Summer Term, both Year 1 and Reception have been involved in Forest School each week. They have travelled to Tarleton Academy to use the woodland area behind the school and have completed Forest School activities with a coach from West Lancs Sports Partnership. Each class has been divided in two and half of the class attended in the morning with the other half in the afternoon. The children had a wonderful time and the staff report that the children were very well behaved whilst doing lots of learning too. Forest School is fantastic for physical development, team building, risk assessing and problem solving. We are currently in the process of organising our Forest School for next summer!
Fun in the Snow - March 2018|
The children had lots of fun during the snow, which came in March this year. Everyone enjoyed playing snowballs, building snowmen and playing games.
Penwortham Music Festival|
Our Brass Band, from Years 5 and 6 entered the ensemble section at the Penwortham Music Festival and played two of their favourite pieces. Mr Alistair Burrows, their music teacher, and Miss Nicola Tinnion, our Year 5 teacher, have been working with the children over the past few months and they were all very excited to enter this competition! They also entered the non-compeitive choir section too! Thank you to all parents and friends who travelled up to Penwortham to support the children. They played and sang very well and we were extremely proud of them. Each child took home a certificate and the group shared their £20 prize money, with a party celebration in class. Well done everyone!
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