Archive | March, 2017

Lowerplace Parent Survey

At Lowerplace we always value the views and opinions of our fantastic parents and carers. They help us understand what we are doing well, and what we can do even better in the future.

During your visit to parents evening, please take a couple of minutes to fill in this short questionnaire.

Red Nose fundraising!

We had a fantastic day last Friday, with children and staff coming to school with messy hair!  We had mohawks, plaits and crazy colours to show our support for Red Nose Day, and of course sold red noses!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve raised a fantastic £444.34 for this amazing cause!


Red Nose fun at Lowerplace!


We are really excited to be raising money for Red Nose Day 2017!  We will be selling Red Noses for £1 each on Thursday 23rd March and Friday 24th March. Also children can pay £1 to come to school with “Messy Hair” on Friday 24th March.  Uniforms must still be worn.

Children in Key Stage Two will be able to buy Red Noses at lunchtime in the playground. Key Stage One will be able to buy them in the classroom each day.

This year we have made the decision not to sell Red Noses to children in the Reception classes, as we find that they are often too big for little noses and are easily lost.  We’d still love them to have crazy hair and we’ll be giving everyone in Foundation Stage a special Red Nose Day sticker!

The whole school will take part in the messy hair day.  We only have a limited supply of Red Noses, so please send £1 in with your child on Thursday or Friday if they would like a Red Nose.

Thank you

The Lowerplace School Council

Foundation Stage and The Giant Wiggle!


Our Reception classes are supporting the charity Action for Children by holding an exciting Giant Wiggle walk on Thursday 23rd March in our outdoor provision (or the school hall should it be very wet).

 What is it?

The Giant Wiggle is a fun-filled walk for children but also so much more – we’ll be sharing the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, making art and forming our own giant caterpillar conga line! As a reminder of the day, your child/children will receive a lovely sticker and certificate.

What can you do?

We would like to invite our Reception parents to join us in our caterpillar craft activities on Thursday 23rd March between 8:50 and 10:00am.

We hope you’ll encourage your child/children to take part in all the caterpillar themed fun and kindly give a donation of £1. Thank you.


How far your money will go:

This event will not only bring fun and joy to your own child’s day, but will also mean that Action for Children can continue to protect and support children as they grow up.

  • £5 could pay for someone from Action for Children to babysit while a parent takes their sick child to hospital
  • £10 could pay for a special video or CD of nursery rhymes to help a child with learning difficulties develop language skills
  • £20 could feed 15 hungry children at one of the charity’s breakfast clubs

Please bring your donation on the day and we’ll then be able to let you know exactly how much we’ve raised together for this wonderful charity.

About Action for Children

Action for Children is a leading children’s charity that exists in the heart of communities in the UK to be there for some of the most disadvantaged and neglected children now, tomorrow and every day. They make growing up safer. For more information, please visit



Thank you so much for your support!

The Reception Team

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Lowerplace

Our fantastic Parents’ Forum has arranged a special celebration for Mother’s Day in school from 9:00am til 11:00am on Friday 24th March, and all mums or significant female members of the family are invited to attend!  There will be refreshments provided, and you’ll have an opportunity to try your hand at flower arranging and have a hand massage!

We sent letters home on Friday 10th March, asking for attendees to let us know they’re coming so that we know how many ladies to expect – please return the slip by Friday 17th March.