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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!

Thanks to us and you from Rochdale Foodbank

Last week we received a lovely thank you letter from Rochdale Foodbank, who we as a school and you as a community support so well.  Our Easter raffle raised £174.51, which was donated to Rochdale Foodbank to help them support vulnerable families across Rochdale.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the causes that are important to us!

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