Archive | November, 2017

‘Tis the season – for your child’s flu vaccine

The School Health Team visited Lowerplace yesterday to administer the nasal spray flu vaccine to those children whose parents had given permission. They all went home with a certificate to say they’ve had it.

The vaccine is recommended for all children aged two to four, as well as children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 of primary school. If your child didn’t have the vaccine in school, please speak to your pharmacist or GP to arrange their vaccination.

IntraHealth have given us information on the Live Fluenz Vaccine that was administered:
Like all medicines, Fluenz can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them:
Very Common: runny/stuffy nose, reduced appetite, tiredness, headache
Common: fever, muscle aches
Uncommon: rash, nosebleed, allergic reactions

If your child has a mild fever following the Fluenz vaccine, this is a normal reaction to a vaccination. If you have significant concerns please contact your GP/Out Of Hours Service

You can find more information about the children’s flu vaccine at the NHS website HERE.

Children in Need – Friday 17th November 2017

We’re joining in the national fundraising for BBC Children In Need this Friday, inviting children to bring their teddies into school to join them for lessons! All teddies will be going home again at the end of the day.

After a little bit of mixed-up communication, we have decided that it WILL be a non-uniform day, so please come to school wearing your own clothes – and don’t forget your Pudsey and Blush ears if you have them!

We’re asking for a donation of £1 to the Children In Need campaign, or an advent calendar that we can pass along to Rochdale Food Bank.
Children In Need will accept the old £1 coins so have a look down the back of the sofa!

Thank you so much for your support!

Congratulations Dream Big Sports!

We’re happy to share some exciting news about our in-school sports provider Dream Big Sports – they have won NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR at the Rochdale Business Awards 2017! It’s a real privilege for Lowerplace to work with dedicated professionals, and even better when their work is recognised outside of school too! Congratulations Dream Big Sports!

A message from them is included below!

On Friday evening TeamDreamBIG dusted down our tuxedos and attended the 7th annual Rochdale Business Awards Ceremony which took place at Rochdale Town Hall. It was an honour to be in attendance and even more so to be shortlisted for the prestigious accolade; New Business of the Year 2017.

As far as evenings go it is one that we personally will not forget for a long time to come. We are very proud to say that Dream Big Sports Ltd were crowned Rochdale’s New Business Of The Year for 2017.

The team may have been in attendance and received award, however, the service we provide is not possible without the support of our partners whether that be in education, recruitment, business to business or support from the residents of Rochdale.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of everyone at Dream Big Sports Ltd. for the invaluable support you have provided us so far. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in the borough of Rochdale.

We are sure that our organisation, with the positive partnership we have, will continue to serve the young people of Rochdale for many years to come. Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude towards you, your staff and organisation for continually supporting our work.

Best wishes,
Dale Harris & Dillan O’Connor
Co-Directors, Dream Big Sports Ltd

Celebrating Diversity!

We are excited to invite you to visit your child’s classroom for our Celebrating Diversity afternoon on Friday 10th November from 1:15pm – 2:30pm.

This will be an opportunity to work with your child as we explore and celebrate all the different families in our school community!

You will be able to visit more than one classroom if you have more than one child in school.

Parent Workshop – Maths at Lowerplace

On Thursday 9th November 2017 we are holding two Parent Workshops to give our parents and carers an understanding of how we teach mathematics at school and provide you with some further resources for you to take home and use with your child.

The sessions will be held in the ICT suite in the Kingsway (Junior) building, at the following times:

9:00am – 9:45am and 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Ada Lovelace Workshop

Rochdale Council are running a series of workshops celebrating the life of computing pioneer Ada Lovelace.

The next workshop is on Monday 6th November at Heywood Library. The session runs from 4pm until 5pm and the theme is – Dynamic Cicruits: Inventions of the Future. It would be brilliant of some of the children and families of Lowerplace could attend what promises to be a great session.

To book your free tickets, follow this link: