Introducing ‘Longthorpe Legends’ – a celebration of some of the fantastic work being handed in online from children learning at home. Please see the Newsletters Page for our first issue.
Before school closes for half term, we wanted to share some messages with you from all the staff at Longthorpe School:
A HUGE thank you to everybody who came to school in spots and donated £1 to Children in Need on Friday 15th November – with your support, we raised a whopping £341.00!
Here is a picture of some of the best spotty outfits – including one “Harry Spotter”!
On Wednesday, 20th March 2019, twenty-five children from year 4 walked to the Cresset (Bretton, Peterborough) to do a beautiful performance to hundreds of people. Wow! They did this because they all wanted to show off their amazing skills at drumming and I think they really did, wow everyone!
Whilst walking in the bright, hot sunshine we were all very nervous and anxious to play Pan Logo and Djembe Waltz in front of around five times the size of Longthorpe Primary School. When we arrived, we met the Music Hub staff along with Mr Bright holding a delicious, yummy Costa cup in his hand! Even though the taxi was 10 minutes late, which was unexpected, we were still on time to collect the drums and go to rehearsal.
Then it was time for rehearsals so we took our seats on stage!! So exciting! As we rehearsed, Mr Bright gave us a couple of top tips for the performance.
Article written by a Year 4 student
On Saturday 16th March 2019, children from Years 5 and 6 took part in the annual Soke Relay Race.
All the children really did the school proud with how hard they worked and how much team spirit they all showed. Everyone was encouraging each other to keep on going, despite trying to run through a heavy head wind the last part of the mile! They achieved the schools best results with the year 5 girls and boys finishing in 2nd place and the year 6 girls finishing 3rd. All of them were really supportive of each other and it was great to see how much team work was going on, especially in their last lap when all 4 children had to run together.
We would also like to thank the parents who attended the event for being able to get their children there on time and all staying until the end to show how proud you were. It was really nice to have both parents and children thanking Miss Hunt, Miss Copping & Miss Fiorentino (who even turned up on her birthday!) for giving up the Saturday morning and selecting teams, and the organisers of the event. We felt there was a lot of appreciation from all and it was fantastic!
All the children should be really proud of what they achieved and we hope that it can continue in all other events we take part in, it was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
Well done to everyone and a big thank you from the staff!
On the 27th February Longthorpe Primary School Council distributed parking safety leaflets outside of the school. The reason we chose to do this was because:
“we’ve seen a lot of people parking on yellow zig-zag lines and we wanted to take action” (School Council Chairman);
“dangerous parking can cause accidents” (School Council Member);
“it is important for the children’s safety” (School Council Vice Chairman) and
“yellow zig-zag lines are always dominated by misusers and we are trying to put a stop to this.” (School Council Member).
We had lots of positive feedback from the parents we gave leaflets to; nearly all parents we approached taking a leaflet. Many congratulated the children on taking a stand against dangerous and illegal parking outside the school. We also received some great suggestions from parents on how to further tackle the problem, including having child shaped road safety signs which the School Council are now considering organising a fundraiser to purchase.
Following the leaflet handout, some members of the School Council commented that they felt “really proud of themselves” (School Council Member), and “it’s great to feel like we are helping to keep people safe.” (School Council Member). We estimate that with 7 children handing out about 30 leaflets each, plus our adult helpers, we handed out over 250 leaflets!
We will be repeating this initiative and hope people parking in the roads adjacent to the school will respect the reasons why we are doing this.
Miss Polson, School Council Lead Teacher