The Year Six boys travelled to Stockport Grammar School, to be involved in our inclusive style football fixture. Lady Barn have an excellent rapport with Stockport, as we generate annual fixtures aiming to cater for whole year groups in the juniors. There were four pitches of entertaining football, which allowed everyone to represent the school. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play and we managed to achieve three victories. Well played everyone!
SGS A 12 LBHS 0 m.o.m. Ashwin
SGS B 3 LBHS 4 (Ben 2, Archie 1 & Joseph 1) m.o.m. Ben
SGS C 0 LBHS 10 (Harry 5, Rohan 2 & Ali 2) m.o.m. Henry and Harry
SGS D 2 LBHS 6 (Qasim 3, Toby 1 & Charlie 1) m.o.m. Qasim
An action packed itinerary ensured the Year Six boys would have a memorable football tour experience. Three matches in three days, staying in a hotel for two nights, lots of eating, watching a live professional football fixture at Leeds United F.C. and most importantly, searching for conkers!
The boys were real ambassadors for the school. They received many compliments wherever they went and they also achieved some very pleasing results. The camaraderie and team spirit was first class and it is true to say that Mr Lilley and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend.
We also had a very important spectator, as our headmaster, Mr Turner traveled to York to support the boys on the Saturday – the first time he would have seen Lady Barn play a competitive football fixture! He was very pleased with how the boys played. The team made an excellent impression on and off the pitch and I hope they will have very happy memories of an exciting and enjoyable Yorkshire football tour.
Last year we linked up a couple of times with CBeebies Radio. They recorded programmes at Lady Barn using the voices of our Year Two pupils. Some of our programmes have been playing over the summer holidays.
BBC Radio Recording 2015
CBeebies Radio have been in touch again to make us aware of a new music request feature on their regular Saturday programme ‘The Let’s Go Radio Club’.
If Lady Barn pupils would like to hear their voices and their song on CBeebies Radio they/their parents just need to upload an audio message here: https://cbeebies.streamuk.com/
For your information, the new series of ‘Tree Fu Spell School’ will feature more voices from Lady Barn!
The first meeting of the new School Council took place on Monday, September 26th. It is always very exciting when a new group of children get elected. Congratulations must go to Akash who was voted in as Chairperson and Rian who will be Vice-Chair. All the other members were allocated jobs and all the other council members are looking forward to representing their classes at future meetings.
On Friday, 30th September we shall be holding our Harvest Festival.
We are pleased to continue our support of the Urban Outreach charity, based in Bolton. All our harvest gifts are donated to this charity and this helps to feed homeless / disadvantaged individuals and families. Thanks to our community generosity, we are proud to be their largest school supplier of harvest produce. Last year we collected over 1200 kg of food produce.
During our Harvest assembly, Dave Bagley – the founder of the charity, will speak to the pupils about how Lady Barn makes a difference to people’s lives. Thank you to him for taking timeout to visit us.
On the day, we would be most grateful to receive non-perishable items with a long shelf-life. Tinned fruit, vegetables and meat or sealed groceries such as tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits are ideal. Also, cooking oil and cleaning products are always very useful. A detailed list of preferred items will be sent home in a letter on Thursday.
Upon arrival to school, Nursery, Kindergarten and Infant children should take their gifts to the Gymnasium where they will be displayed on the stage (pupils must be supervised by an adult). Following this they should go to their usual arrival point.
Juniors should take their gifts to their classrooms and then assemble in the Gymnasium / Astro as normal.
Back in June, you may remember your children telling you about a national competition to write a ‘mini saga’ about something historical in no more than 100 words. Lots of Upper Junior children submitted entries via school with some Year Four children (now in Year Five) also taking part.
We were therefore delighted and amazed to receive a letter from the ‘Young Writers’ Association informing us that fifty-one Lady Barn pupils had had their sagas accepted for inclusion in a book to be published at the end of this year!
There are also three prizes yet to be awarded for ‘best school’ once the book is published. LBHS will receive a complimentary copy of the book, entitled, ‘Ancient Adventures – Cheshire Tales’, and our pupils will see their sagas in print! Watch this space for any further news and what a fabulous way to start the new term! We would like to congratulate all the children involved on their success.
Mrs J Flynn – AGT Coordinator & Mrs J Beardsworth – Head of English
Please be aware that on Wednesday, 21st September we will be taking individual and sibling photographs. Please ensure that your child(ren) is/are dressed smartly in their full autumn uniform. In the near future we will advise you of the next steps for viewing and purchasing your pictures.
On Friday children from Years Four, Five and Six went to listen to a talk by Michael Morpurgo, the famous author and former children’s laureate.
His theme was stories of war and he spoke about the inspiration for three of his books and how they were motivated by a story he was once told by his mother, by a strange object he found and by an item he saw in a museum. These had aroused his interest and caused him to research further then to fictionalise real life events into a story.
It was fascinating for the children to see how relatively everyday events can stimulate such wonderful stories.
Later, there was time to briefly meet Michael and to have a photograph with him before returning to school.
All the children were excited to then receive a signed copy of one of the books.