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Lowerplace Primary is OPEN today 18th November 2016

open sign

Lowerplace Primary School is open today. Please bear in mind, that if school is open your child is expected to be here. Absences will not be authorised due to issues with weather.

If the decision is made not to open school on a particular day, we take multiple steps to let parent know as soon as possible:

* we will text parents and carers – if you have changed your number recently, please check with the school office that we have your correct number. If you have a ParentMail account, please update it with your new number. School staff are unable to update your personal ParentMail account.

* we will post a message here on our News Desk blog page

* we will tweet it from the main school Twitter account @Lowerplace_PS

* it will be listed on the council’s school closures website here: Rochdale Council Snow

* we will let local radio stations know, who will list it on their own websites and may announce it on-air.

Thank you!

Business and Enterprise Fair


It’s the end of Business and Enterprise Week here at Lowerplace, all the classes and some of the parents have been working hard on their products, ready to sell at the Business and Enterprise Fair this afternoon.

The Fair starts at 3:15pm today in the Key Stage 2 Playground – weather permitting! If it’s raining we’ll move to the KS2 Hall.

There’ll be so much to browse – you can buy a snack, beautiful handmade jewellery, flower arrangements (real and artificial), chocolates, a garden in a jar, and more… and even a bag to take it all home in!

We hope to see you there!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Dinner on PhotoPeach

Today children were invited to take part in a delicious Halloween Dinner that was kindly prepared by our creative kitchen staff!

As you can see from the pictures above, everyone had a ghoulish time! The menu included choices such as Blood Burgers and Giant Dragon Droppings as well as Monster Mousse and Vampire Blood!!

We are very lucky to have such a wonderful team in the kitchen who always surprise and delight us with their creations.

On Friday children are invited to take part in a menu which will celebrate Eid – we will post more pictures of the festivities on the day.

Are you going Trick or Treating tonight? If you are, here are some tips for staying safe;
* Have adult supervision.
*Safety in numbers. If your parents say that you are old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, stay in a group.
*Map out your plan. Make sure an adult knows which houses or streets you are visiting.
*Try tick-or-treat-friendly homes. Houses that are decorated for Halloween are more likely to answer to Trick or Treaters.
*Stay outside. Make sure you don’t go inside someone’s house.
*Remain visible. Dress in a bright costume so others can see you. If your costume is dark, wear reflective strips or carry a glow stick or flashlight.
*Don’t forget the Green Cross Code when you are crossing the roads.

For now, have Haunting Halloween!!

Disco Dudes & Divas

It was brilliant to see so many of you come out to the Disco on the 18th October! Everyone had a fantastic time dancing to the music that DJ Barry played. We saw some amazing dancing from Joe in 3b, Korie in 4a and even Mr Hanes showed us some moves!

We managed to raise £140 which will be donated to Oldham Cats in Middleton. Mr and Mrs Hanes volunteer tirelessly for the charity, and as a school we have enjoyed seeing and hearing about the work they do.

Thank you to everyone who came out on the night!

October Disco on PhotoPeach

Safety on Our Roads

Did you know that the streets surrounding our school have recently been changed to 20mph Zones?

You will probably notice the new 20mph signs around Charter Street, Clarendon Street & Watkin Street, which were designed by our own very talented Kaleem Ashiq in Class 6a as part of a competition by the Road Safety Team in Rochdale.

This measure is to protect YOUR children.

It has been noted that some parents are still ‘speeding’ on these roads & parking inconsiderately.

Please take heed of the signs, and remember that driving slowly on school roads could save YOUR child’s life.

Please could all parents remember that the Staff Car Park is for Staff only, and should not be used at all by parents as a turning-circle or ‘quick drop-off point’.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Today we took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, a fundraising campaign from MacMillan Cancer Support.

MacMillan are a charity that provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support for people living with cancer.

We are so proud of all of our parents and children who kindly donated cakes, buns and biscuits – quite a few of them home-made! We had a good turn out at the coffee morning; I think the tea, cakes and good company were a welcome sight after being caught in the atrocious rain on the school run!

You will be pleased to know that in total we raised a whopping £328.08! We are extremely grateful for your kindness and generosity, you have all helped to make a difference.

For those of you who entered into the MacMillan raffle, they will draw the winners after the 8th of November and contact you directly if you have won.

Thank you again everyone.