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Our best Winter Fair yet!

We want to say a huge thank you to all of our children and parents, and of course to Mrs Kabir and all of the parents in the Lowerplace Parent’s Forum, for making our Winter Fair such a massive success! We all had a fantastic day with the games, stalls and food, and it was wonderful to see Father Christmas too!

We have managed to raise an amazing sum:

Well done everyone and thank you again!

The Lowerplace Winter Fair – Friday 16th December 2016

We’re so excited for the Winter Fair! Mrs Kabir and all of the incredible parents of the Lowerplace Parents Forum have been super busy for the last month, making sure everything is just right for the big day this Friday.

Father Christmas will be arriving early on Friday morning – I wonder if he’ll park his sleigh in the school car park? We’ll have food, stalls and games for the children to visit, and we’ll be opening the doors to parents too so please do pop along, it’s always such a fun event!

Each class will visit at a set time during the day, and then children can come back at the end of the school day too. Please remember to send some money in with your child on Friday, and if they have sent back the reply slip to visit Santa, please also send in their £2 for that.

There will be a raffle at the Winter Fair, we are selling tickets for the draw in classrooms all this week, for 25p each or 5 for £1.

Please see the document below for the timeslot that your child’s year group will visit the fair.

Timetable for classes to come 2016

Everything’s Christmassy at Lowerplace!

Well, we’re definitely on track for Christmas at Lowerplace. We had a hugely successful Alzheimer’s Society Elf Day last Friday (and the school elves are in the process of counting up the money – thank you so much for your generosity!) and the first performance of the Key Stage 2 show “Away With The Manger”.

We want to say a huge thank you to parents and other family members for their patience with the ticketing for the KS2 shows; as you know we have to limit the number of people in the Hall for fire safety, so ticketing the events is the only way we can be sure that we’re not over that limit.

Check below for the other exciting events at school over the next week and a half! We’re breaking up at 3:15pm on Wednesday 21st December 2016, and are back in at 8:50am on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Christmas events letter 2016

Elf Day on Friday 9th December 2016


We’re proud to be supporting the Alzheimer’s Society this December by taking part in their Elf Day on Friday 9th December.

We’d love you to join us – dress up as a Christmas Elf or come to school in your own clothes, and we’ll get December off to a great start! Be as elf-y as you like – wear a hat, paint your face, or dress up top to toe!

Elf Day isn’t just for elf’s sake, behind the jingle bells and baubles there’s a very serious reason why we’re asking you to get involved. Christmas can be a very lonely time for families living with dementia, you can help transform their lives with the money you raise, getting us one step closer to a cure. You can find out more about Alzheimer’s Society and the work the do to support people with demntia, their families, and research into the causes of the condition by clicking onto their webiste: Alzheimer’s Society website.

We’re asking for a donation of £1 to this brilliant cause.

Non-uniform day for the Winter Fair Friday 4th November 2016

2015 Winter Fair logo

Our fantastic Christmas Fair will be held on Friday 16th December 2016. This is always a very popular event and we hope that you’ll help make it a success again this year!

We’ll be having a non-uniform day on Friday 4th November, and would appreciate the donation of items for our stalls.

For our non-uniform day on Friday 4th November, please kindly donate items in good condition for our bric-a-brac stall, such as toys and teddies, household goods, costume jewellery etc. Please do not send any books, CDs or DVDs.

Thank you

Lowerplace Parents Forum

Non-uniform day for the Winter Fair Friday 14th October 2016

2015 Winter Fair logo

Don’t forget, Friday 14th October 2016 is a non-uniform day at school! We ask that each child brings a contribution of a toiletry item for sale at the Winter Fair in December.

Please note, if your child is in Year 4, they must come to school in uniform as they will be on their trip to Knowsley Safari Park on Friday.

Harvest Celebrations Thursday 13th October 2016

On Thursday 13th October 2016 we will be holding our Harvest Celebration Assemblies. Reverend Ford from the parish of St Mary’s Balderstone will be coming into school to speak to our children during Assembly. This is always a very successful and enjoyable occasion.

We are asking for donations from the children of one item of non-perishable food: tinned, packet, sugar, flour etc, anything which does not need refrigerating or freezing. Please do not send fresh fruit or vegetables. We will send all donated items to Rochdale Food Bank.

It is so important for our children to realise that we should be thankful for the produce we are able to receive and that not all people in the world are as fortunate as us, and that poverty even affects families within our local community.

Thank you in anticipation

Barbara Kelly (Learning Mentor)

Harvest Celebration 2016