Archive | July, 2015

Class blog sites

On behalf of all the staff at Lowerplace I would like to thank everyone who has posted, commented or simply visited our class blogs this year. We have continued to develop our blogs and helped children share their learning more widely than ever before. This will continue into the new academic year, as we aim embed blogging even further into the teaching and learning at Lowerplace.

The links on have now all been updated to point to the new class blogs. However, you can still view the blogs from this and previous years at our archived blogs page. Teachers will continue to be notified of new posts and comments, so please do encourage your children to keep using the blogs over the summer holidays.

School closed on Friday 17th July 2015

Don’t forget, we’re closed on Friday 17th July, but open again at 8:50am on Monday 20th July for the last week in school.

School closes for summer at 3:15pm on Thursday 23rd July.

There will only be ONE After-School Club next week, which is Rounders for Years 4, 5 and 6, on Tuesday because we have so many other events:

Monday has a Parent & Child Open Evening Drop-In from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, then the Year 6 Graduation from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday has the Business Enterprise Fair from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

Surviving technology in the summer holidays

Mr Hall has prepared this handy guide for parents and carers full of helpful tips to help keep your child safe online. We teach online safety at school, but having support from home to reinforce these important messages is crucial. Click on the image below to see the letter:

esafety summer 2015

You can also get more in depth advice from Childnet International by clicking this link: Childnet International

You and your child can play interactive games and test your knowledge of online safety at

Have a fun and safe summer!

Are you celebrating Alice’s 150th birthday?


There’s a unique performance of Alice In Wonderland later this month at Rochdale Town Hall to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland. For more information and to book tickets, please visit:

Alice In Wonderland at Rochdale Town Hall

Touchstones also have some interesting activities to celebrate Alice, check out the information here:

Alice In Wonderland at Touchstones

Media Day 2015


Children will be watching the PG-rated film “Paddington” in school as part of Media Day. If you would prefer your child not to watch the film, please speak to their class teacher.

Media Day for Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6) will be tomorrow, Thursday 16th July 2015. Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) will have Media Day on Monday 20th July.

Attendance Award Friday 10th July 2015

Attendance Winners Week Ending 10th July 2015
Joint 1st Place – 6b and 1b with 98.8%
2nd Place – Rb with 95.4%

Punctuality Awards:

Don’t forget – there are still 8 more teaching days left before we break for the Summer Holidays. Children need to be in school each day and on time. We will conduct random “late stops” throughout the next week to ensure children get into the classroom on time each day.

We will announce the winners of our 100% Attendance Awards for the Summer Term and the Whole Year on Wednesday 22nd July. Winners will take part in a fantastic Reward Day on the last day of term. Children must be in school every day up to this date to win!

We thank our parents for their support with school attendance and punctuality 🙂