Archive | May, 2014

Topic Celebration Morning

Topic Celebration Morning Spring 2014 on PhotoPeach

It was Topic Celebration Morning in school today.

The children love showing off their work and their achievements in class, and we are so pleased to be able to invite parents and family members in to share in these special days. At Lowerplace we are proud to let our children SHINE!

Thank you for coming!

Basketball Club


On Monday 19th May our Basketball Team visited Oulderhill School to take part in the Rochdale Basketball League.

Our team played as enthusiastically as ever and really represented Lowerplace superbly. Our first Match was against Spotland, in which we drew. Christian scored two baskets and it was a very close game. Our second match was against Belfield, we dominated the game from the start. Christian scored one basket followed by a penalty, with Raees and Mohsin backing up with baskets each.

In the 3rd match St Vincent’s played really well and beat us 5 to 1, Christian scoring our only basket.

Our next matches are on June 16th and this will be the season final.

May Half-Term – Holiday Club

Letters have been sent home inviting children to take part in the Holiday Club this half term. Children can take part in multi-sports activities, cooking, arts and crafts and much more!

Where? Sandbrook Primary School, Hartley Lane
When? Tuesday 27th May – Friday 30th May, 10am – 3pm
Cost? £10 per week, packed lunch must be provided from home.

If you would like your child to join, please sign forms and pay at the school office before Friday.

Thank you!

Attendance Winners Week Ending 16th May

This weeks Attendance Awards go to;
1st Place – 6a – 100%
2nd Place – 1b with 98.7%
3rd Place – Rb with 95.2%

Punctuality Awards go to;
Ra, Rb, 1b, 2a, 6a and 6b

I’m so pleased to report that Year 6’s attendance during SAT’s week was exemplary. It would be excellent to see this effort in the run up to the Summer Holidays too – every day counts!

SATs Celebration Brunch


Tomorrow we will hold a Celebration Brunch in honour of our Year 6 pupils who have worked incredibly hard this week completing their SATs. We hope you will join your child in this event. Please pop to the Key Stage 2 office to sign in upon arrival.

Where? Key Stage 2 Hall
When? Friday 16th May, 9.30am – 10.40am

Foundation Stage Trip – The Palace Theatre

What the ladybird heard

Our Reception childre will be visiting the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Thursday 22nd May 2014 to watch a performance of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ based on the award winning book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This will be an excellent opportunity for your child to experience a theatre performance of a story that we all enjoy as well as develop their speaking, listening and story language skills.

All children will have lunch in school as normal on the day.

The cost of this visit is £8.50 which will cover entrance to the theatre. The school will subsidise the visit by providing the cost for the coach to and from the theatre therefore we are asking for a donation for this amount from each child to enable the visit to go ahead.

Please send payment and the completed consent form in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class, amount sent in and which trip they are going on. Any monies not sent in with this information may result in lost payments.

If you have any questions about this visit, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher. Please note that on this occasion parent helpers will not be required.

Food Revolution Day 2014

Food Revolution Day

Tomorrow is Food Revolution Day 2014!

The event which is led by chef Jamie Oliver is a global day of action.

The day is about celebrating the importance of cooking good food from scratch and raising awareness of how it impacts our health and happiness – Jamie believes that everyone should know about food and it starts with getting kids food smart, making cooking fun and inspiring a love of food that will last a lifetime. Food Revolution Day is a campaign by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the UK and USA, and The Good Foundation in Australia. To date, 74 countries have taken part!
Led by Jamie Oliver via a weblink the teachers and children at Lowerplace will join others worldwide to follow a recipe for rainbow salad wraps. The aim is to secure the Guinness World Record for “Most participants in a cookery lesson in 24 hours.” For more information please visit

There are some suggestions about what families can do together on the Food Revolution Day website. These include:

* Downloading a Food Revolution Day recipe and cooking from scratch
* Try adding just one new ingredient to your family meal
* Downloading one of the Activity Challenges for Kids
* Helping children plant fruit and vegetable seeds and watch them grow
* Sharing your Food Revolution Day pictures and videos on social media like Twitter and Facebook

Why not join the Revolution? 🙂