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Weekly Newsletter - Friday 8th November 2019

General Election and Key Stage 1 Christmas Production – Thursday 12th November 

Lower Peover C.E Primary School will be OPEN on this day. However, as Plumley Village Hall is being used as a polling station, the production at Plumley Village Hall for Reception and Key Stage 1, arranged for this date, has been changed to Wednesday 11th December.   The two performances will now be on Wednesday 11th & Friday 13th December at 1.30pm on both days.  Further information regarding the arrangements for the two days will be sent out in due course.


We have had a reported case of head lice in school.  Could I please ask you all to check your children’s hair over the weekend – thank you.

As the weather has now turned colder and wet, please ensure all children come to school with their jumpers/cardigans and coats.

A polite reminder that all hair is required to be tied up, if over shoulder length.  No extreme hairstyles or colours are permitted.  Thank you for your support.

Staff Led After School Clubs - A reminder that all staff led after school clubs run between 3.30pm - 4.30pm (excluding cooking).  Please could I ask that, for all clubs, you collect your child at the arranged finish time, from the main entrance, to allow staff to complete their day promptly.

Year 2 Class Trip to Jodrell Bank

A reminder that Year 2 will be visiting Jodrell Bank on Tuesday next week.  The children need to wear their full school uniform, with coat.  Please refer to the letter sent out previously for full information.  As the deadline has passed for school to provide a packed lunch, if you have not requested one from school, please provide one from home, in a disposable bag.

Harvey’s Home Development

A reminder that Years 3 & 4 will be visiting the site in Lower Peover on Monday. The children need to wear their own clothes, wear wellies and their school coats.  Hard hats and hi viz jackets have been provided for the children to wear.  Please complete the online survey/form on school spider, if you have not already done so, to give consent for your child to have their photograph taken (or not).

Design a Garden Competition

The winners of this are the following children: Knox, Lily, Philippa, Cara, Evie and Sophie. Well done! Harveys Homes are going to design the garden area for us, free of charge.

Pupil Competition - whole school

A message from the developers in Lower Peover;

Most people in the local area will know that Harvey Homes is currently building a development of 30 new homes in Lower Peover.

We are delighted to be creating homes that will complement the area while also providing a sustainable place in which local families can live for many years to come. Designing the homes of the future is something we take very seriously, as we know how the design of a home can shape a family’s life.

This is why we are launching a competition with Lower Peover C.E Primary School, in which we are asking the students  to design their perfect home. The winner will be announced in November when we are taking Years 3 and 4 to see our development so they can see the construction in action and better understand how homes are built.

When we build houses, we start by taking inspiration from how families live and interact. The design of the new homes in Lower Peover reflects this, as they are built to cater for families as they grow and develop.

Modern lifestyles mean that families want to use spaces for different purposes, preferring to adapt their current home, rather than having to move. For example, rooms that may be used as playrooms at the beginning can easily be transformed into private studies or formal dining rooms in the future.

So, get your thinking caps on Lower Peover and start dreaming big the houses of the future!

Competition details: Whole School

Challenge: Design a home that a family can use forever

Entries: Get your entry sheet from school

Deadline: Friday 22nd November

Harvey Homes’ Swan Green site in Lower Peover is a development of 30 homes, ranging from two-bedroom mews and semi-detached homes to four and five-bedroom detached houses. Contact 0161 468 2728 for more information.

The Richard Comberbach Trust

The Richard Comberbach Trust, also known as the Bucklow School Charity of Richard Cumberbach and his Wife, is constituted by Deed of Trust and is a registered charity.  ​The Charity owns Lower Peover Primary School, adjacent land and School House.

​The Trustees comprise the vicar of St. Oswald’s church, four Representative trustees from Nether Peover, Peover Inferior, Allostock & Plumley and two co-optive trustees. One Trustee sits on the Board of Governors. The Trustees appoint from among themselves a Chairman and a Treasurer.

​The Trustees meet routinely twice a year together, and once a year jointly with the School Governors and hold such additional meetings as may be necessary. They provide annual accounts to the Parish Councils. The Trustees continue to have a responsibility towards maintaining the fabric of Lower Peover School, School House and adjacent land. Their aim is to support Lower Peover School in all respects.

Following the recent resignation of the previous Nether Peover representative, there is a vacancy for a new Trustee who is resident in this Parish.  The Trustees would prefer, if possible, that a person who has a child at the school should come forward, as this keeps us “up to date” with present educational trends.

Sally Geake, the Correspondent, or Alun McIntyre, the Chair of the Trustees can supply further information.

Attendance:  The winning class this week, is Year 3 – congratulations

Dojo Masters

Reception: Florie, Henry, Thomas & Jackson

Year 1: Cici

Year 2: Isabella & Julia

Year 3: Percy

Year 4: Freya & Eva

Year 5: Darcey

Year 6: Tom J

Dojo Teams

Obama (Blue) with 518 points are this week’s winning team – well done

Hawking (Yellow) with 502 points

Attenborough (Red) with 492 points

Thunberg (Green) with 479 points

A message from St. Oswald’s Church

Sunday 10th September: There will be a Service of Remembrance at St Oswald's starting at 10.55am with an outdoor observance and two minutes silence at the war memorial in the churchyard.

Knitted Bible Exhibition at St Oswald's: The church will be hosting an exhibition of 33 scenes from the Bible in knitted figures from 8th -11th November. Do come and visit.

FLPS Christmas Events

This year FLPS are hugely excited to host a Breakfast with Father Christmas and a Lunch with Father Christmas. Both these events will take place on Saturday 30 November in the school hall. The hall will be transformed into a magical Christmas Grotto with festive lights and a beautiful Christmas tree. You will sit with your children and enjoy the festive atmosphere and food whilst Father Christmas walks around chatting to the children. Once you have eaten, the children will gather around Father Christmas whilst he reads a festive story to them. Children will then be presented with their own present by Father Christmas. 

We have two sittings available - the first is a Breakfast with Father Christmas at 11am where we will serve hot bacon, sausage or veggie sandwiches along with a mince pie. The second sitting is at midday where we will serve delicious turkey baps plus mince pies and hotdogs for the children along with a sweet treat. Hot drinks will be available to purchase separately which will obviously include mulled wine to celebrate the start of the festive season. 

Tickets are £7.50 for children and £5 for adults and will be available on parent pay. All children must be accompanied by paying adults. Please book your slots as soon as possible as places are limited. 

Unwanted gifts room

The one stall that we thought everyone would miss from the Christmas Fair is the unwanted gifts room. We have all loved opening the presents our children chose for us at the Christmas Fair so we did not want to disappoint this year.

Rather than having the stall running on the Saturday and inevitably having everyone queuing and waiting around, this year we have decided to hold the unwanted gifts sale during the school day on Friday 29 November. If your child would like to take part then you can purchase their ‘gift vouchers’ on parent pay for £2.50 in advance of the day.

You can purchase more than one so your child can purchase multiple gifts but we cannot accept cash on the day. There will be members of the FLPS committee plus volunteers in school on the afternoon of Friday 29 November who will take any children who have ‘gift vouchers’ to the unwanted gifts room in their class groups where they can choose gifts and wrap them in school. 

Non-uniform day

There will be a non-uniform day on Friday 29 November in exchange for donations of unwanted gifts for the sale that day. Please only bring the gifts in on this day.

Christmas Raffle

We will be running our usual Christmas Raffle. Tickets will be sent out in book bags prior to the Breakfast with Father Christmas, so anyone can purchase them either before or at the Breakfast and Lunch with Father Christmas. The draw will be held at the lunch with Father Christmas.  The winners will be announced at the event or contacted afterwards if they are not present.  We will send you all a list of the prizes shortly.  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs. Dean

  • Monday 11th November: Reception parents evening (re arranged from previous cancellation)
  • Monday 11th November: Year 3 and 4 to visit Harvey Homes in Lower Peover
  • Tuesday 12th November: Year 2 class trip to Jodrell Bank
  • Wednesday 20th November to Friday 22nd November: Year 4 residential to Beeston
  • Friday 29th November: Non-Uniform Day & Gift Sales for Christmas
  • Saturday 30th November: Breakfast or Lunch with Father Christmas
  • Wednesday 11th December and Friday 13th December: Reception and Key Stage 1 to Plumley Village Hall all day
  • Wednesday 11th December and Friday 13th December:  Reception and Key Stage 1 Christmas performance 1.30pm, at Plumley Village Hall
  • Thursday 12th December: General Election - school is OPEN
  • Monday 16th December: Whole school trip to the pantomime
  • Tuesday 17th December and Wednesday 18th December: Key Stage 2 Christmas service, in church 2pm
  • Thursday 19th December: Christmas dinner day and Christmas jumper day. Paul Storey Magician.
  • Thursday 19th December: LAST DAY OF TERM

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