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Children in Year Six at Lowerplace Primary School have commemorated Remembrance Day by writing letters to some of Rochdale’s fallen soldiers.
After researching a number of local soldiers who died during World War One and World War Two, the children then chose a soldier to research to find out more information about them, such as where they lived, family members, and what regiment they were in.
They then independently wrote letters to the soldiers: George Fred Endersby, William Thomas Livesey, Ernest Patrick Lyons, Clifford Thompson, Ritchie James, LW Ward, William Edward Ward, Francis Brinkman, Peter Cross, Thomas Howarth, Charles Howarth, Fred Smith, Harry Butterworth.
Quotes from the children’s letters include: ‘your mum must have been very proud of you’,’you gave up your life to give us freedom’, ‘what a heroic person you are’, ‘you are our hero’, ‘we are really sad that you have gone’, ‘rest in peace’.
The Great Science Share for Schools
On Tuesday 18th June 11 primary schools and 3 secondary schools, from across Rochdale, came together at Number One Riverside to share their science investigations, as part on the national Great Science Share for Schools campaign. Lowerplace was among those schools participating.
As many of you know we have been entering the Young Writers competitions for a few years now and had no joy. But……we have finally won and have had our work published in a book! The book, Poetry Patrol, Lancashire Verses, edited by Jenni Harrison contains 13 poems written by Year 2 pupils. Well done…….
RAPH Friday 21st June – links to You Tube videos from The Communication Project and Mr Shapeshifter
ELKLAN 3 – 5’s examples of practice in Rochdale schools https://youtu.be/uM3JkFnFmCQ
Mr. Shapeshifter – Help Children Stay Safe From Abuse https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mr+shape+shifter
Newest Nominate a Smile winner is top of the class
As well as teaching his pupils about the importance of toothbrushing and a healthy diet, Garry has formed a relationship with a local dental practice who regularly come out to do health checks on the 600 children at the school.
BUZZ across the Borough
Primary schools across the borough have taken part in Rochdale’s first ever Spelling Bee challenge.
Lowerplace Primary School in Rochdale organised a borough-wide event to help improve pupils’ spelling and confidence in a fun way, while also bringing children from different schools together.
Following a series of inter school-heats, 32 primary schools chose their spelling bee representatives for the semi-finals. These were held in front of a packed audience at Kingsway Park High School. Read on……..
Rochdale Borough Council caught up with the head teacher,
Mr Garry Johnson and Tammy Flynn, chair of governors
for an overview of the responsibilities taken on by the board of governors.
This is what they had to say.
We're looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to be governors in our schools. It's a really rewarding role as Tammy and Garry from Lowerplace Primary explain.If you're interested please visit rochdale.gov.uk/governors
Posted by Rochdale Borough Council on Monday, 8 April 2019
The Rochdale Spelling Bee
Thursday the 4th April, Nimra competed against 32 other children in the Semi-final of the spelling bee. It was a nervous time for all the competitors but they did a fantastic job. Nimra was amazing and managed to get through to the Grand Final which takes place at Rochdale Town Hall in May. We are very proud of Nimra and send her lots of luck. She will “BEE” fantastic
Lowerplace Annual Spelling Bee 2019
Lowerplace held its annual spelling bee on Friday 22nd of March and it was just as nail-biting as we anticipated! The competition was high and all finalists represented their classes brilliantly. Of course, there could only be one winner and Nimra in Year 5 emerged as the Lowerplace Spelling Bee champion, spelling a range of challenging words with clarity and confidence. She will be a very worthy contender when she represents Lowerplace School at the Rochdale Spelling Bee Semi-Finals at Kingsway High on Thursday 4th April. Go for it Nimra! We are so proud of you and we are all behind you!
* Diverse Book Week was initially inspired, encouraged and supported by the amazing team at Lowerplace Primary Rochdale. Thank you Garry, Clare and all the staff and children at what is one of the most inspiring places I’ve ever worked.
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
Mr G Johnson, Head Teacher of Lowerplace Primary School headed a team of staff to promote the school with their fruit caravan and healthy eating campaign and took it to the Rochdale Food and Drink Festival, Rochdale Town Hall. The venture was a resounding success with many members of the public commenting on the quality and standard of the fruit that is available to the pupils at the school, on a daily basis. Credit goes to Claire Carroll and the staff from the kitchen without whom the fruit could not have been prepared and who gave up their weekend to help raise awareness of Healthy Eating within the school, at the event.
Lowerplace Primary school threw open its doors on the evening of
Monday, 11 March 2019 for parents to enjoy science lessons.
Staying safe online was the key message for schoolchildren and their parents as Lowerplace Primary School
took part in Safer Internet Day on Tuesday (5 February).
Chris Lowe, assistant headteacher and science leader at Lowerplace Primary School Rochdale,
is to receive a Primary Science Teacher Award;
it has been announced by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT).
Pupils at Lowerplace Primary School in Rochdale were treated to a fun-filled day of physics activities, following on from the visit of local science teacher Chris Lowe to international scientific research centre CERN.
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
Lowerplace Primary School have been invited to the Rochdale Food and Drink Festival where they will be hosting their own Healthy Eating Stall and promoting both the benefits of Healthy Eating and exercise. Please follow this link for more details:
Lowerplace Celebrate School Diversity
The school celebrated it’s diversity when we invited the local Imam and Vicar to join us and conduct a Joint Faith Assembly for the staff and pupils. One of the topics the faith leaders discussed was the similarities between Christians and Muslims.
Lowerplace are “livin’ it!”
Sir Peter Ogden, a Rochdale born computer entrepreneur, founder and former chairman of the Ogden Trust, opened a brand new ‘Phiz Lab’ on Tuesday (16 January) at Lowerplace Primary School, Kingsway.
Rockets Magnets and Electricity were among many of the things on test at Lowerplace Primary School:
A primary school teacher is to visit one of the world’s most important scientific research centre: