Industrial Action 27th June – PARTIAL CLOSURE


Posted by Miss Healey | Posted in Closure, General News | Posted on 18-06-2013

As we indicated on the letter sent home on Friday 14th June, you will be aware that the NASUWT and the NUT have balloted their members for industrial action.

The school has received notification that the above trade unions which represent teachers within the school intend to take industrial action on Thursday 27th June 2013.

As staff within the school are members of these unions the school will be affected by industrial action.

We have undertaken a risk assessment for the school and have made the decision to partially close the school for pupils in the following classes:-

Class 1a, 2a, 3a, 4b, 5b & 6a.

Your child/ren should return to school on Friday 28th June 2013.

Please note that all siblings who’s classes are unaffected must attend school as normal otherwise they will be noted as an unauthorised absence.

Any absences either the day before or after the strike will also be noted as an unauthorised absence.

We apologise for any inconvenience this industrial action may cause you.

Learning Log 10.05.2013


Posted by mhughes | Posted in General News | Posted on 09-05-2013

This week we will be going on a fantastic trip to Blackpool Zoo!

We are looking forward to it.

Can you complete the Learning Log challenge after the trip?

Can you write a recount for our trip to Blackpool Zoo?

(Remember to include where we went, who we went with and what we did there. You can draw pictures as well.



Learning Log Week 03.05.2013


Posted by mhughes | Posted in General News | Posted on 02-05-2013

The challenge this week is:

Choose a Wild animal and find 3 facts about it. (Remember you can also draw pictures or label diagrams)

You can choose one from the picture or research your own.


Learning Log 26.04.2013


Posted by mhughes | Posted in General News | Posted on 24-04-2013

Hello Again!

This week’s learning log challenge is:

What do plants need to grow? Perhaps you could draw pictures of some plants in your house or around your area. (You can include pictures and diagrams)

We look forward to some fantastic work!

Some examples of good Learning Logs. Well done!


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Learning Log for Week 19.04.2013


Posted by mhughes | Posted in General News | Posted on 17-04-2013

This weeks Learning Log challenge for Year 1 is:

If you were Jack what would you swap the cow for and why?

(Jack and the Beanstalk)

Our Science topic is Growing Plants. Why don’t you try and label the plant below?

Year 1 Newsletter


Posted by mhughes | Posted in General News | Posted on 17-04-2013


Welcome back to a jam packed exciting Summer term!

Please see our newsletter to find out more.

Year 1 summer 13

Safer internet day


Posted by bhall | Posted in General News | Posted on 05-02-2013

safer internet day



Today is ‘Safer Internet Day’. This is an annual event which aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. The theme for the day is ‘Online rights and responsibilities’, when we will encourage users to ‘Connect with respect’.

You can find more information by clicking on this link.

To help your children stay safe online the UK Safer Internet Centre has published some easy to follow videos which show you how to set parental controls for the major UK internet providers. You can see them by visiting the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

Important information


Posted by bhall | Posted in General News | Posted on 21-01-2013

Further to the letter last week regarding arrangements for adverse weather, please take note of the following points.

Lowerplace School will remain OPEN unless you are notified by text message that we are closed.

Other places you can check for news about our school are,

This blog page – The News Desk!
Follow us on Twitter – @lowerplace_ps
RMBC Website –
Key 103 Radio Station – 0161 2880103 or
Please bear in mind too, that if school is open your child is expected to be here. Absences will not be authorised due to “weather-related” issues.

Thank you.

Our Spring Newsletter


Posted by Miss Healey | Posted in Newsletter | Posted on 15-01-2013

Have a look at the document below (click to enlarge) to see what we are going to be doing this term, and for lots of useful reminders!

Spring 2013 Y1 Newsletter

Happy New Year!!


Posted by mhughes | Posted in General News | Posted on 13-01-2013

Welcome back to Spring Term 2013!

This term we have got lots of exciting learning to look forward to.

Our Topic for this term is :

Who’s the King of the Castle!

We will be exploring life in Medieval times and comparing it to the present day. Our Science investigations will be about ‘Materials’ and their uses.

Look out for interesting links on our blog to browse at home.