Stalmine Primary School News Workshop St Aidan's<p>This afternoon we were lucky enough to be able to send two of our Year 3 and 4&#39;s to participate in a computing workshop organised by Cockerham School.</p> <p>The children had an amazing time using Spheros, Micro Bit, Drones, Makey Fruit Piano and all sorts of other great resources. Many thanks to St Aidan&#39;s for providing the venue and to Cockerham School for a fantastic afternoon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGThu, 30 Mar 2017 15:06:35 GMTOur biggest ever Community Lunch<p>There was a wonderful atmosphere in school today as we hosted our biggest ever community lunch for grandparents and local residents! Mrs Jones, our school cook, produced yet another delicious meal whilst simultaneously ensuring all our pupils still had their usual lunches on time. All our guests were very well cared for by our wonderful pupils who served them two courses followed by coffee and homemade short bread. The choir also entertained our guests with some of their current favourite songs. A huge thanks to everyone involved in supporting this event and making sure it was such a resounding success. We&#39;re already looking forward to our Christmas one!</p>[1].JPGWed, 29 Mar 2017 13:58:32 GMTCheerleading Club<p>Some of our pupils got up earlier than usual this morning so they could attend our new Cheerleading Club - it looked great fun. They warmed up and then practiced some moves and jumps. We can&#39;t wait to see them perform a routine!</p>[1].JPGThu, 02 Mar 2017 17:07:25 GMTSmall School Sportshall Athletics Competition<p>Some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils had an exciting afternoon this week when they went to Myerscough College for an indoor athletics competition. Everyone participated really well and thanks to all the staff from Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership&nbsp;for organising the event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGThu, 02 Mar 2017 17:01:47 GMTPerforming Arts Club<p>There was a real sense of excitement last night as the children who had signed up for our Performing Arts Club with NW1 Theatre Group had&nbsp;their first session. By the&nbsp;end they were already able to take part, together, in a wonderfully choreographed dance - I can see the stage beckoning for these pupils!</p>, 01 Mar 2017 07:40:25 GMTParents' Maths Lessons<p>Thanks to all the parents who managed to attend the parents&#39; maths lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2 today. It was lovely to see adults coming in to class to see exactly what sort of things the children get up to in their Maths lessons. This year we are really focussing on making our Maths lessons much more interactive, challenging and getting the children to reason about what they are doing so it was lovely for teachers to be able to show parents first hand some of the ways we can do this.</p>[1].JPGWed, 30 Nov 2016 15:06:03 GMTCommunity Lunch 2016<p>This is the third year we have offered a Community Lunch for our older residents and it is going from strength to strength! Today our fantastic waiters and waitresses from key stage 2 served&nbsp;a record number of Christmas Dinners and made sure all our guests were well cared for.</p> <p>A massive thanks to Mrs Jones for catering so well, for so many, and also to her team - Miss Bamber and Mrs Moorcroft. A massive thanks too to our wonderful children who welcomed our&nbsp;guests and took such good care of them throughout.</p> <p>I am so proud of our children&#39;s caring approach and also their wonderful manners - they are the perfect citizens of the future. Well done and thanks to everyone for supporting the event.</p>, 30 Nov 2016 15:00:18 GMTOnline Safety<p>Yesterday we had an Online Safety session for parents here in school. Thanks to all parents who were able to spare the time to attend.&nbsp;The session was delivered by Rob Musker who is a Teaching &amp; Learning Consultant&nbsp;for Lancashire and specialises in Online Safety and Computing. Following the parents&#39; session all teachers&nbsp;then had some INSET on Online Safety too. It was incredible to realise how quickly things change with regard to online safety and made us all realise how many apects we need to cover with the children to keep them safe and allow them to use the technology with the minimum risk. We are now reviewing everything we teach the children and will be including additional aspects to address any possible gaps due to changes in technology.</p> <p>To find out more about how to keep your child safe online look at our Online Safety page and follow the links.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 30 Sep 2016 09:13:09 GMTCamping Adventure<p>Everyone who took part in Compass Adventure&#39;s 24 hour camp on Friday had an amazing time. The rain didn&#39;t put anybody off and the children behaved beautifully and thoroughly enjoyed all the exciting activities. We will look at booking them again next year so watch out for letters in the Autumn Term.&nbsp;{gallery:Camping Adventure}</p>, 18 Jul 2016 08:32:12 GMTFamily Picnic Wednesday 20th July 12 noon - 1pm<p>On Wednesday 20th July between 12 noon and 1pm we will be hosting a Family Picnic. You are welcome to come and join your child on the school field (weather permitting) and eat with them. Children who have a school dinner will be provided with a school picnic, families need to bring their own food please. Guided tours of school will be available on this lunchtime to share with you all the areas we have improved this year and Mrs Jones will be selling ice-lollies to those who fancy one.&nbsp;We look forward to seeing lots of you there!</p>, 01 Jul 2016 12:44:02 GMTEYFS and Key Stage 1 Swimming<p>It has been decided that from September 2016 we will be offering swimming to our youngest pupils including our Nursery children. We have taken this decision because we feel that the it is beneficial to get our children used to the water and swimming 25m as soon as possible. From September 2016 Class 2 will swim every Friday morning for the Autumn Term at Poulton pool and in the Spring term Class 1 pupils will swim.&nbsp;</p>, 01 Jul 2016 08:37:35 GMTSports Day 2016<p>Thanks to all the families who braved a rather chilly afternoon to support the children as they took part in Sports Day. The rain managed to hold off and everyone had great fun.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Sports Day 2016}</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/IMG_2670[1].JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" /></p>, 01 Jul 2016 08:07:13 GMTAnother year with Commando Joe<p>We are delighted to announce that we have signed up with Commando Joe for another year. Children, staff and parents have loved having him work with us in school and we all look forward to Fridays. We have some exciting plans for how we will develop our Commando Joe work next year so watch this space!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/IMG_1325[1].JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" /></p>, 30 Jun 2016 12:00:08 GMTSchool Council Fun Run<p>Well done and thank you to our wonderful School Council who have once again organised another successful fun run. The weather was kind to us and thanks to your generous sponsorship we have raised over &pound;191 for School Fund. The School Council have requested that we use this money to purchase a &#39;Buddy Bench&#39; - a special seat that if any child feels sad or lonely they can sit on and someone (an adult or a child) will come to have a chat with them to help them resolve their difficulties. The bench has been ordered and we will post some pictures when it arrives and is in situ!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/IMG_2605[1].JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" /></p>, 30 Jun 2016 11:10:00 GMTStalmine School Open Morning<p>Why not come along on Saturday January 9th 2016 between 10am&nbsp;and 12noon and see our wonderful Early Years provision? Having recently been awarded Lancashire&#39;s &#39;Step into Quality&#39; we are keen to showcase our excellent department. You will be able to explore the class and outdoor area and meet key staff. There is no need to book - just come along on the day.</p>, 10 Dec 2015 08:38:17 GMTStalmine School Nursery will open in January 2016!<p>We are delighted to announce that after several months of market research and consultation we are now in a position to lower our age range and admit up to 10 nursery age pupils from January 2016. This is an exciting opportunity for our school and will allow our excellent Early Years department to offer children a really good start to their school life. Our nursery pupils will be able to attend up to 5 morning sessions per week between 9am and 12noon. We will also offer a lunchtime club to care for any children who require collecting for an afternoon at Moss Side nursery as their afternoon session doesn&#39;t start until 1pm. If you are interested in more information, or know anyone locally who might be interested, please either contact Mrs Gooding in the school office or download our application form below.</p> <p><a href="/files/Application_Form.doc">Nursery Application Form</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Invitation_to_join_nursery.doc">Nursery Letter</a></p>, 09 Dec 2015 13:27:47 GMTClass 1 gain Step into Quality Award!<p>We are really proud of all our Class 1 staff - after a year of hard work they have been awarded Lancashire&#39;s&nbsp;prestigious<strong> Step into Quality Award</strong>. This programme is an opportunity for staff working with nursery and reception age children to develop their practice and provision so that the children are offered the very best quality environment and learning experiences. Well done Miss Clarke and Mrs Aspinall - we&#39;re really proud of you and everything you offer our children at Stalmine!</p>[1].JPGMon, 07 Dec 2015 17:07:39 GMTMorning and After School Club<p>We are currently undertaking some market reserach to see if there is a need for us to offer a Morning and After School Club for our pupils here at Stalmine. Why not read the letter below and complete the proforma to tell us your views? Responses must be in by no later than Friday 11th December. Many thanks, Judith Foster.</p> <p><a href="/files/Feasibility_letter_ref_Before_After_School_club.pdf">Market Research for Morning/After School Club</a></p>, 07 Dec 2015 13:54:56 GMTCommunity Lunch 2015<p>This year we have welcomed even more of our local residents into school for our annual community lunch. Our wonderful Year 5 and 6 pupils served lunch to our guests and the choir sang for them over coffee. This event is a perfect start to the festive season and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported our school and also thanks to Mrs Jones, Miss Bamber and the children who worked so hard to make it a success.</p>[1].JPGThu, 03 Dec 2015 14:05:16 GMTWe love Commando Joe!<p>What a lot of fun we&#39;ve had this Friday with our Commando! We have had to make improvised moonbuggies and cross scary meteor fields without our feet actually touching the ground. Once safe at the other side we have had to rebuild our vehicles all the while working as a team and helping eachother.&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGFri, 18 Sep 2015 10:35:37 GMTPicnic and Prizes<p>Thanks to everyone who braved the windy conditions today for our Family Picnic and Prizes - it was wonderful to see so many families together. A big thank you as well to Mrs Jones and Ms Bamber who prepared all the packed lunches for pupils who usually have a school dinner.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Picnic and Prizes}</span></p>[1].JPGTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:15:52 GMTTeddy Bear's Picnic<p>Although it was a bit too damp to have our Teddy Bear&#39;s Picnic outside everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy having their picnic in the hall.&nbsp;We had a great turn out and it was lovely to see mums and dads, nans and grandads, toddlers and other friends and relatives come together to have some fun. Thanks very much to the Residents&#39; Association&nbsp;for another great idea and let&#39;s hope for sunshine next year!</p>[1].JPGFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:24:09 GMTSummer Fair<p>Thanks to FOSS for organising our school Summer Fair and also to all of you for all your generous donations and then for coming along and spending all your money! We raised just over &pound;430 which FOSS will use to fund additional things for the children such as contributing towards school trips so that the cost to you can be kept to a minimum. Thanks also to Mrs Haslam for sending along a team from Radio Wave&nbsp;to play music for us and also offer photos - it really helped create a lovely atmosphere in the hall. The Guess the Name of the Doll competition was won by one of our Year 2 pupils who correctly guessed the name Elsie. The Guess the Name of the Scarecrow was won by a child not attending this school who correctly guessed Lucas.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:School Summer Fair}</span></p>[1].JPGMon, 22 Jun 2015 06:58:03 GMTA hedgehog visitor<p>When the children arrived at school this morning they discovered a small hedgehog curled up in a corner on the playground - Mrs Coxey investigated and we think it is probably unwell and this is why it was still out and about at 9am. Mrs Coxey is keeping an eye on it and if it doesn&#39;t rally later today she will take it to the animal hospital at Tottington after school.</p>[1].PNGWed, 17 Jun 2015 08:09:59 GMTSchool Crossing Patrol<p>Lancashire County Council have approached me today and informed me that they have now advertised the School Crossing Patrol job (to start September 2015) on their website.&nbsp;</p> <p>This job will involve approximately 1 hour&#39;s work a day &nbsp;- a half hour before school and a half hour around the end of the school day. The wage will be the Living Wage (&pound;7.85) and although the work will be over 38 weeks of the year, the pay will be split over all 12 months so you will receive the same amount of money every 4 weeks.</p> <p>This job would really suit someone who is living in the village who has a bit of time to spare to support school and our community. If you know of anyone at all who might be interested please tell them to look on Lancashire County Council&#39;s Vacancies page where I am told it can be found if one searches&nbsp;for School Crossing Patrol vacancies. Alternatively, if they come into school we can help them find the details and print off the application details.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 16 Jun 2015 17:04:14 GMTCash for Kids Fun Run<p>We were so impressed with all the children today at how well they ran.&nbsp;It was very hot and humid but the children kept on running - even after a short break for water they all wanted to carry on and even our youngest children did lots and lots of laps! I think we stand a good chance of raising lots of money for Rock FM&#39;s Cash for Kids and thanks very much for sponsoring them.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Fun Run}</span></p>[1].JPGFri, 12 Jun 2015 14:09:41 GMTSports Day<p>We were very lucky with the weather for this year&#39;s Sports Day and it was wonderful to see so many families able to attend and support the children. We enjoyed a lovely traditional Sports Day with all the usual races and the mums, dads and toddlers even joined in too with their own races at the end. The points for each team will be added up and prizes will be handed out at our Picnic and Prizes event in July. Thanks again to everyone who came and supported the event.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Sports Day}</span></p>, 11 Jun 2015 16:02:52 GMTClass Organisation September 2015<p>As our numbers are increasing a little we have decided to move to a 4 class structure all day from September 2015 which we know will be a positive move for our children.&nbsp;Please use the link below to read full details of how we will do this and what class your child will work in.</p> <p><a href="/files/Class_organisation_letter_June_15.pdf">Letter about Class Organisation for September 2015</a></p> <p>This easy table below will give you an idea of how the classes will work:</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Class</td> <td>Year groups</td> <td>Teacher/Teaching Assistant</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Class 1</td> <td>EYFS/KS1</td> <td>Mrs J Clarke Mrs Emma Aspinall</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Class 2</td> <td>Year 1/2</td> <td>TBC mornings/ Mrs J Foster afternoons Mrs Sue Scott</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Class 3</td> <td>Year 3/4</td> <td>Mrs Louise Wareing Mrs Barbara Blackburn</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Class 4</td> <td>Year 5/6</td> <td>Mrs Emma Parkinson Mrs Gill Mealor</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGTue, 09 Jun 2015 09:02:55 GMTKnow anyone looking for a Sports Apprenticeship?<p>From September 2015 we are planning to work with Lancashire FA and offer a Sports Apprentice post within school. This post would last for 2 years and all formal training (which would lead to recognised qualifications) would be offered by Lancashire FA at their base in Leyland. The apprentice will be based in school 4 days per week and would travel to Leyland 1 day every week to complete their qualifications. This post will be a really exciting opportunity for a 16-18 year old to train in a very supportive environment whilst developing the skills to work professionally with young people and develop their sporting skills and also English and Maths. If you know of anyone who is aged between 16-18 and might be interested in this post please see the link below for details of the job or signpost them to the Lancashire FA website where it is also listed under their &#39;vacancies&#39; section.</p> <p><a href="/files/Generic_Apprentice_Advert_template.doc">Sports Apprentice Job Advert</a></p>, 08 Jun 2015 09:09:39 GMTSchool Crossing Patrol<p>I have been contacted by Lancashire County Council who are offering to provide us, from September 2015, with a School Crossing Patrol on Mill Lane. We&#39;re really excitied about this as not only will it allow people who live on the other side of Mill Lane to cross safely for school but it should also ease congestion on Mill Lane with cars during the school run because some of you might choose to park on Old Tom&#39;s Lane or Moss Side Lane and walk up to school.</p> <p>There is no guarantee that we will actually get one yet as I have been told that the council will need to recruit someone to do the job - so, if you know of someone who might be interested in working for about 5.5 hours per week doing this much needed role please encourage them to apply.</p> <p>Once the council have done their risk assessments they will give us details of how they will advertise and recruit the post and we can pass this on to any interested parties. We are happy to take names and details of any interested applicants&nbsp;and we can ensure they are passed on any information on how to apply once it becomes available so start asking around and let&#39;s see if we can find someone to apply for the job!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 21 May 2015 15:47:04 GMTThank you FOSS!<p>As I&#39;m sure you have all noticed, our new barrier has arrived. From next week, once the concrete has fully hardened, we will be able to use it to control traffic coming up to school at key points of the day. Many thanks to<strong> FOSS</strong> who have funded this much needed safety feature for us. Thanks <strong>FOSS</strong>!</p>[1].JPGFri, 15 May 2015 08:55:57 GMTCommando Joe's are coming to Stalmine School!<p>We are very excited that from September 2015 we will be working with Commando Joe&#39;s for one whole year. We will have our own &#39;commando&#39; who will work in school every Friday all year and he/she will offer a range of activities and opportunities to develop health,&nbsp;wellbeing and increase our pupils&#39; attainment and achievement. They come recommended by the Department for Education and have a proven track record of success in many schools right across the country so we&#39;re happy to give them a go and see if we like them too! Why not check out their website to find out more about how they operate and the kinds of activities they offer in schools?&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>, 14 May 2015 16:12:42 GMTStalmine Festival<p>As many of you will have noticed this year the Festival is relocating to Wyre Villa.&nbsp;A few weeks ago, when the first Festival meeting was held here at school, it was discussed that, in time, the festival should become&nbsp;a whole village event once more and attempts need to be made to encourage it to grow and develop as a community activity. It has to be said that over the last few years school has found it increasingly hard to plan, organise and run&nbsp;the event with all the other pressures it faces.&nbsp;Since this meeting we understand that a Festival Committee has been formed and the venue has been altered. Although school would have been very happy to host the event this year we are also very pleased that Wyre Villa has made itself available and it certainly appears that the newly formed Festival Committee has got some exciting plans to develop the Stalmine Gala. As a result of the relocation FOSS have now planned a Summer Fair which will be held here at school on Friday 19th June 2015 between 3.30pm and 5pm. Further details about this will be available shortly!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 23 Apr 2015 15:43:53 GMTSpring Community Lunch<p>Thanks to Mrs Jones and the Year 5 and 6 helpers for another lovely lunch event. We had seventeen guests in for a roast chicken dinner today followed by trifle. The choir performed two wonderful songs and everyone appeared to have a very enjoyable time!</p>[1].JPGWed, 18 Mar 2015 13:29:24 GMTSeven chicks this morning!<p>Yesterday some of the eggs starting pipping - this morning seven chicks have already hatched and will soon go into the brooder. Can you spot the chick who&#39;s only just hatched in this photo?</p>[1].JPGWed, 18 Mar 2015 07:26:11 GMTHatching Eggs<p>Yesterday Class 3&#39;s Hatching Eggs arrived - they are safely in their incubator and should start hatching anytime from this afternoon onwards. We have come in this morning and two eggs are already pipping so, hopefully, at least one might hatch before hometime! Class 3 are going to keep us fully updated on their blog about progress so don&#39;t forget to look.</p>[1].JPGTue, 17 Mar 2015 08:06:54 GMTFamily Lunch Days<p>Thanks to all the family members who attended our family lunches - Mrs Jones did us proud with a delicious chicken dinner and raspberry pavlova! It was lovely to see so many children sharing lunch with a grown up from home.</p>[1].JPGWed, 11 Mar 2015 13:24:13 GMTWell Done Stalmine Choir!<p>Well done to the choir and to Mrs Wareing for an excellent performance at the Marine Hall on Friday night. We were so proud of everyone&nbsp;- our choir sang brilliantly and we could hear every word. Although we didn&#39;t get through to the next heat it was a great experience and I think we&#39;ll have another go again next year because it was such fun! Thanks to all the parents and relatives who also attended to support the children.</p>[1].JPGMon, 09 Mar 2015 16:32:18 GMTNew Business Support Officer<p>As many of you are aware, we have recently advertised for a new Business Support Officer. Today we have appointed Mrs Lesley Gooding who currently supports in the office at Revoe Learning Academy in Blackpool. Mrs Gooding will be joining us after Easter and will be working in the office every day between 9am and 3.30pm. I am sure you will join us in making&nbsp;her feel very welcome as she starts her new role.</p>[1].JPGMon, 09 Mar 2015 16:10:41 GMTWorld Book Day<p>Well done for the fantastic effort you made today coming to school dressed as your favourite book character! Everyone looked absolutely fantastic. We had a great assembly where we all had a really good look at eachother&#39;s costumes and then Mrs Foster read one of her favourite poems (Trousers Down by Michael Rosen) which was just a little bit rude...</p> <p>Throughout the day the children have taken part in activities linked to books and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. One child in each year has been awarded a gift voucher of &pound;5.00&nbsp;for their costume - not easy as everyone looked so brilliant.</p> <p>Thanks to all the help parents have given so&nbsp;children were able tocome to school looking so impressive. It is much appreciated.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:World Book day 15}</span></p>[1].JPGThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:16:01 GMTGed and Hayley from Radio Wave visit!<p>Thanks again for all your kind donations to the Food Bank appeal - we were very excited this morning because Ged and Hayley who present the Radio Wave Breakfast Show came to school to collect the food! They thanked all the children in assembly and then also presented our school good work awards for us!&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Radio Wave visit}</span></p>[1].JPGFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:23:43 GMTYear 3/4 Art Club<p>Our Year 3/4 Art Club has now started and we have been learning about how to use powder paint. Everyone has enjoyed experimenting with mixing primary colours to make secondary ones and our paintings are going to look beautiful!&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Y3 Y4 Art Club 1}</span></p>[1].JPGThu, 26 Feb 2015 09:42:00 GMTLook at our lovely corridor...<p>Over the holidays we have had the corridor carpeted and painted - it looks wonderful! The next part of our plan is to move all our reading books out into this area to create a comfortable and cosy place for the children to come to and read to an adult and to change their reading books.&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGMon, 23 Feb 2015 14:19:49 GMTNew Office Hours until Easter 2015<h4>Temporary Office Arrangements</h4> <p>Just a reminder that between now and the Easter Holidays our office will only be staffed on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday as Mrs Ronson has now left and our new secretary doesn&#39;t start until after the Easter holidays. Because of this we would ask that you try and avoid using the office on a Tuesday and a Thursday as there is the possibility no one will be&nbsp;available to help you.&nbsp;</p> <p>We will really miss Mrs Ronson and her calm, friendly manner and wish her very good luck as she starts an exicitng new chapter in her life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 23 Feb 2015 14:02:38 GMTClass 3 Food Festival<p>What an exciting afternoon we&#39;ve all had - Mrs Mealor and Class 3 have put on a food festival and invited all the staff in school to come and find out about lots of different countries and the food they&#39;re famous for. We&#39;ve had fish and chips and trifle, Spanish omelette and fruit juices, Greek salad, haggis, shortbread, Irish stew and a wealth of tasty French cheeses! The children have prepared all the food themselves and also done lots of research on their chosen countries. All the staff have eaten far too much but have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks Mrs Mealor and all the children - you have put on a wonderful festival!&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Food Festival}</span></p>[1].JPGFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:15:33 GMTCelebration Lunch<p>Thanks to Mrs Jones for helping to make Mrs Foster&#39;s 50th birthday a treat for the children too. She very kindly put on a special birthday lunch today. Pizza, Fish Finger Butties and Sausage Butties and a selection of wonderful cakes! Who&#39;d have though that getting older could be so much fun?</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/IMG_0632%5B1%5D.JPG" style="width: 2000px; height: 1493px;" /></p>[1].JPGFri, 13 Feb 2015 13:08:03 GMTWear Red Day<p>Well done and many thanks to everyone for making such a great effort on Friday to come to school wearing something red. You have raised over &pound;78 for the British Heart Foundation!</p>[1].JPGTue, 10 Feb 2015 14:53:57 GMTCanine Education<p>All the children have enjoyed the visit today by Canine Education. They have learnt about safe ways to behave around dogs and how to better understand how dogs are communicating with us and how to avoid being hurt by any dogs that they might meet when they are out and about. Moses, the spaniel, behaved perfectly all day and I think the children enjoyed the opportunity to get close to him and meet him at the end of their sessions. Thanks very much to Canine Education for offering us this free training.&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:44:28 GMTExtreme Reading Competition<p>This Half Term to raise the profile of reading in school we are going to have an extreme reading competition. The aim of extreme reading is to remind children that reading can be done in many places and is a fun activity. To take part in our competition you have to take a photo of your child reading their favourite book in an extreme place - one of the few rules is&nbsp;that children must be safe as we do&nbsp;not want any injuries!</p> <p>This competition is also open to parents; so come on mums and dads and see if you can think of some weird and wacky places to be photographed reading. Please do not use photoshop for any of the pictures as we want them all to be genuine ones of our children.</p> <p>The competition photos will be judged over the half term &nbsp;break and the winners announced on our return to school. There will be a prize for our favourite photo in each year group and also one overall parent winner&nbsp;so start planning where you will take your photo!</p> <p>Good luck and happy reading, Mrs Foster</p>[1].JPGMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:34:23 GMTKitchen Helpers<p>As I&#39;m sure you&#39;re aware, your children love helping out with things. Every week a group is allowed to do lunchtime chairs and also we have a willing band of helpers to serve salad, drinks and also scrape trays! Mrs Jones has had some lovely aprons made for her core cohort of helpers - don&#39;t they look smart?</p>[1].JPGThu, 08 Jan 2015 11:46:51 GMTChristmas Lunch<p>All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Lunch today. Thanks go to&nbsp;Mrs Jones and Ms Bamber who&nbsp;worked so hard to treat us to such a delicious meal. Mrs Jones&nbsp;even made a gift for each child - a lovely handmade bag containing sweets. We are really grateful for everything Mrs jones does for us... she definitely&nbsp;spoils us!&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Christmas bags}&nbsp;{gallery:Xmas Lunch}</span></p>[1].JPGThu, 18 Dec 2014 15:16:31 GMTWhole School Trip<p>What an exciting day we have had today - the whole school trip to the pantomime was great fun. Everyone behaved beautifully and was a credit to the school. Poor Mr Parry, who was sitting near the front,&nbsp;was singled out by the dame as she decided she wanted him to be her boyfriend and she even made him kiss her hand! We&#39;re already looking forward to next year&#39;s show.</p>[1].JPGWed, 17 Dec 2014 15:11:49 GMTStay and Play<p>Today the children in Class 1 and Year 2 have enjoyed a Stay and Play session with their grown ups. They have taken part in lots of Christmas art and craft activities with their grown ups&nbsp;and also made some tasty food items. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves! Thanks to all the familes who were able to stay and play today.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Stay and Play}</span></p>[1].JPGThu, 11 Dec 2014 11:47:05 GMTChoir entertain the Wednesday Club<p>Today has been very exciting as the choir were asked to perform at the Village Hall for the Wednesday Club (a monthly lunch club). The children battled with gale force winds to walk to the hall and then peformed a repertoire of eight Christmas songs for all the diners. They sang&nbsp;beautifully and all the audience commented on how impressed they were, both with the children&#39;s singing and their behaviour. Afterwards, the children mingled with the guests. Thanks very much to the Wednesday club for inviting us and also for the sweets they gave to the pupils for performing for them. They have already booked us for next Year!&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Wednesday Club}</span></p>[1].JPGWed, 10 Dec 2014 15:17:32 GMTFestival Queen and Retinue<p>This year&#39;s Festival Queen has been selected and is pictured below.&nbsp;Seven children expressed an interest this year in forming the retinue for our queen. They have all been chosen&nbsp;and we look forward to them supporting our queen and know they will do an excellent job.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Festival Queen}</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGMon, 08 Dec 2014 10:17:16 GMTHamper Raffle<p>The hamper raffle was drawn in assembly this morning and the winners have been notified. Congratulations!</p>[1].JPGMon, 08 Dec 2014 10:08:53 GMTChristmas Fayre<p>Thanks to <strong>FOSS</strong> and all of you for supporting our Christmas Fayre - there was an amazing turnout and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves! We have made over &pound;1000 for school which is an amazing amount and all down to your generosity, both with all the donations beforehand and also the fact you spent your money so readily on Friday night. We are very grateful for this support and will make sure the money is put to very good use to provide something extra-special for your children.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Christmas Fayre}</span></p>[1].JPGMon, 08 Dec 2014 09:56:15 GMTFallen Tree<p>Do you remember when the large tree at the end of the field blew down? Well, over the last few weeks the children have been using saws to cut the branches off and move them into the Forest School. Haven&#39;t they cut lots of branches off? Watch out over the next few weeks as Mrs Coxey tells me the older children are going to experiment with techniques used by the Egyptians when they built the pyramids and they&#39;re going to move the trunk into the Forest School too!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Fallen tree before and after}</span></p>[1].JPGThu, 04 Dec 2014 13:28:48 GMTCommunity Lunch<p>We loved hosting our Community Lunch today - we were lucky enough to have nineteen guests at the table and some of our Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils served the food and made sure our guests had everything they needed. The choir then sang two Christmas songs for our visitors while they enjoyed coffee and mince pies. A massive thanks goes to Mrs Jones who had the idea of hosting this event and also Mrs Moorcroft and Ms Bamber who helped out as well. Thanks must also go to the pupils who acted as waiters and waitresses for being such polite and courteous representatives of our school.</p> <p>We would like to make our Community lunch a regular event and are already planning an Easter one!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Community Lunch}</span></p>[1].JPGWed, 03 Dec 2014 17:59:31 GMTRadio Wave Christmas Recording<p>Today has been an exciting day as Radio Wave visited school to record our choir singing! This recording will be broadcast on Christmas Day morning between 6am and 10am so if you have a child in our school choir make sure you tune in and listen to their wonderful voices!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Choir}</span></p>[1](1).JPGWed, 26 Nov 2014 17:00:32 GMTLantern Making<p>It was amazing to see so many families in the hall last&nbsp;night; busy making their lanterns for next week&#39;s lantern walk.&nbsp;I think everyone who attended enjoyed the experience and Mrs Jones&#39; hotpot supper was also a big success. There were certainly&nbsp;some tired children by the end of the night! Thanks to everyone who attended and it&#39;s going to be great fun using our lanterns next Monday night.&nbsp;</p> <p>To see some more photos of the evening please take a look below.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Lantern Making}</span></p>[1].JPGTue, 25 Nov 2014 09:30:59 GMTWell done Mr Wells!<p>At the end of last week Mr Wells was able to set off on his second attempt at an epic cycle ride after weather forced him to turn back on his Three Peaks challenge.</p> <p>He has completed the 170 mile Way of the Roses cycle route which at this time of year, with all the wind and rain we&#39;ve been experiencing, is no mean feat!</p> <p>Our thanks go to Mr Wells for being prepared to do something so ambitious to raise money for our school and if you pledged money to support him we&#39;d be grateful for it as soon as possible!</p> <p>If you&#39;re interested in finding out more about this route please use the link below.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p>, 17 Nov 2014 08:39:51 GMTChildren in Need<p>Thanks to your generous donations on Friday we have raised &pound;77.50 for Children in Need!&nbsp;</p>, 17 Nov 2014 08:32:40 GMTOur Reception Photo is available!<p>Recently, the Blackpool Gazette came into school and took a photo of our Reception pupils. This is now available to view using the following&nbsp;link.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>If you&#39;re interested in purchasing this photo you can either buy it direct from the Gazette website for &pound;10.00&nbsp;or, alternatively, if you order htorugh school and we get 10 or more orders you will pay the reduced rate of &pound;8.50.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 13 Nov 2014 15:07:46 GMTChristmas Fair!<p>Don&#39;t forget to come along to our Christmas Fair on Friday 5th December at 6pm. There will be all sorts of exciting stalls, Father Christmas is visiting and we will have refreshments and mulled wine! Any&nbsp;donations of gifts for our &#39;secret surprises&nbsp;stall&#39; would be much appreciated as would old uniform for the second hand uniform stall. Remember too, that children will be bringing a cup home next week&nbsp;which needs to have some treats placed in it and then be wrapped up so it can be used on the mystery cup stall.</p>, 12 Nov 2014 17:31:55 GMTTop Table<p>Today was our first Top table where family members are also invited and, as luck would have it, it was raining so all the children were inside! Despite this we managed to find a nice spot for out Top Table&nbsp;and I think everyone enjoyed the food and the company. Hopefully we will get some family members next week too as we&#39;re keen to show off Mrs Jones cooking and let you all see that lunchtimes are getting more fun at Stalmine!</p>[1].JPGThu, 06 Nov 2014 14:34:42 GMTDogs for the Disabled Assembly<p>Today we were visited by Lynne and Brenda from Dogs for the Disabled. They brought with them Christa and Oadie who are both fully trained assistance dogs. Oadie is now retired but still lives with the family as a pet and Christa is a four year old working assistance dog. Lynne showed the children how Christa has been trained to remove her coat, shoes and socks and how she can pick things off the floor and give them back to her. Both dogs behaved impeccably and the children loved watching how much they can help improve the life of a disabled person. Thanks to your kind donations during the Big Dog&#39;s Breakfast we were able to present them with a cheque for &pound;66.05.</p>[1].JPGWed, 05 Nov 2014 10:57:29 GMTMr Wells' Cycle Challenge<p>Unfortunately, last week when Mr Wells attempted his epic challenge he was forced back by very stormy weather which made completing his journey impossible. He has very kindly offered to cycle the Coast to Coast instead which is still an epic undertaking at this time of year but does at least spare him the added danger of having to climb mountains and also allows him to use slightly less busy and dangerous roads. I&#39;m sure that all of you will still want to honour your pledges as currently we look set to raise nearly &pound;100 to put towards the children&#39;s water dispenser. Mr Wells is hoping to complete the Coast to Coast in the next couple of weeks so we will keep you posted. A massive thank you&nbsp;goes to Mr Wells for being prepared to do such a challenge at this time of year when the days are short and the weather&#39;s bad and the best of luck to him!</p>, 04 Nov 2014 16:31:37 GMTForest School Fun<p>The Year 2 pupils have been working with tools in our Forest School today.They have begun the process of dismantling our fallen tree and moving it into the Forest School. Take a look at their class blog later as Mrs Wareing has taken some wonderful photos!</p>[1].JPGTue, 04 Nov 2014 14:57:10 GMTTuesday 4th November - back to school!<p>Don&#39;t forget that Monday 3rd November is a training day. The children return to school on Tuesday 4th November. Please also remember that from 4th November no Key Stage 1 children will be allowed to leave the playground at the end of the day as we need an adult to collect all our younger children and see them down the drive safely. Please also remember that if you want your Key Stage 2 children to walk home alone or down the school drive we must have a signed consent - if you have not yet done this you can collect one from the office. Have a safe and happy holiday!</p>, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:10 GMTHalloween Lunch<p>Mrs Jones and Miss Bamber have&nbsp;done us proud again today and served up a spooky Halloween Lunch complete with decorations.The children have enjoyed every minute and the food was delicious. Thank you&nbsp;Mrs Jones for coming up with another great way to entertain the children and make lunchtimes fun!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>[1].JPGFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:58:16 GMTOne of our trees has blown down!<p>Although we all stayed safely indoors today one of our bigger trees at the far end of the field has succumbed&nbsp;to the extreme weather. At the&nbsp;end&nbsp;of the day one of our parents reported that it had come down, and sure enough when we investigated, it has been totally snapped off down at its roots.</p> <p>Fortunately, it has fallen onto our field and has not fallen towards the neighbouring houses so there doesn&#39;t appear to be any real damage done.</p> <p>Mrs Wareing and the Forest School team are already planning what wonderful uses they can put the fallen tree to in the Forest School area so watch and see where it ends up!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/IMG_0319%5B1%5D.JPG" style="width: 2000px; height: 1493px;" /></p>[1].JPGTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:53:06 GMTWave Radio 96.5 Competition<p>We have been sent details of a competition being run by Radio Wave 96.5, Fairy and the Make a Wish Foundation. If you think your child might like to enter please look at the link below which gives full details of how to enter. The competition closes at the end of the month so if your child is interested they could enter at Half Term.</p> <p><a href="/files/files/Radio_Wave_96.5.pdf">/files/files/Radio_Wave_96.5.pdf</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 20 Oct 2014 17:34:03 GMT'Top Table' is changing - Next Top Table date Thursday 6th November!<p>As many of you will be aware, we have been celebrating good behaviour every Friday with &#39;Top Table&#39; where four children who have behaved well at lunchtimes have an opportunity to eat their lunch at a specially laid table with a cloth,&nbsp;nice glasses, fizzy water and treats such as after dinner mints. Until now the children have been allowed to invite a chosen friend to accompany them&nbsp;to this table and to share in their success.</p> <p>From Half Term we have decided that &#39;Top Table&#39; will now move to Thursdays. And instead of having to invite a school friend&nbsp;the children will now be able to invite a family member to this celebratory meal.&nbsp;</p> <p>How this will work in practice is that if your child is chosen to attend Top Table they will be given an invitation during Friday&#39;s assembly. The invitation will be to attend the table the following Thursday at 12 noon. If they choose to invite a family member we will have to apply a small cost (&pound;2.45) as unfortunately we are unable to fund the visitor&#39;s lunch due to budget limitations within school.&nbsp;</p> <p>So far, the children have loved being invited to Top Table and we hope you will be able to find someone to attend if your child is selected for this reward.</p>[1].JPGMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:56:56 GMTCommunity Roast Lunch Wednesday 3rd December 2014<p>Mrs Jones, our school cook, is planning a community roast dinner on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 here at school at 12pm. If you know of anyone within our community who is retired and might enjoy being served a delicious lunch by our Year 6 pupils and then sung to,&nbsp;by our choir, over coffee please pop into school and give us their names and addresses so we can send them a formal invitation. There will be a small charge for the lunch to cover the cost of the food (&pound;2.45 each) but it promises to be a very enjoyable way to spend an hour in the middle of the day.</p>, 20 Oct 2014 14:35:55 GMTLantern Making - 'save the date' - Monday 24th November<p>Save this date - <strong>Monday 24th November 2014 6pm-8pm</strong></p> <p>Stalmine and Staynall Residents&#39; Association have very kindly offered to run a lantern making workshop for you and your children here at school on Monday 24th November between 6pm and 8pm. At this workshop you will be shown how to make a lantern and have a chance to complete one which you and your children can carry on the lantern walk which is to be held on Monday 1st December and will process to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside the church.</p> <p>This promises to be a lovely family evening and Mrs Jones, our school cook, has very kindly offered to put on a hotpot supper for all who attend so we can break mid way through the workshop and have a bite to eat!</p> <p>There will be a small charge for this evening to cover the cost of food and lantern making resources and we will send out more details straight after the half term break so we can gauge numbers.</p> <p>We really hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend this evening so that you have a lantern to bring to the village lantern walk.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 20 Oct 2014 14:25:59 GMTBig Dog's Breakfast<p>Thanks to your support we raised over &pound;66 for our Big Dog&#39;s Breakfast last week! The money will be sent to Dogs for the Disabled.&nbsp;</p>, 20 Oct 2014 14:14:32 GMTOur new equipment has arrived!<p>We are delighted with our new playground equipment - we now have a range of balls, hoops, bean bags, skipping ropes, space hoppers and other toys to help keep us entertained. The children seem very happy with it and understand they need to take care of it so that it lasts them a long time.</p>[1].JPGFri, 17 Oct 2014 14:25:44 GMTPlease sponsor Mr Wells!<p>Jason Wells, one of our parents, has very kindly offered to raise some money for school. Departing on 27th October he will hike up Mount Snowden in Wales and then cycle from Wales all the way to the bottom of Scafell Pike in the Lake District where he will hike up this and then he will cycle to Fort William in Scotland where he will hike up Ben Nevis. After this he will take the train home and hopefully have a well earned rest!</p> <p>Mr Wells has offered to do this epic trip as a sponsored ride and we would love as many of you to sponsor him as possible. We are keen to get a fesh water dispenser for the children&nbsp;so that they can refill their water bottles from this rather than from the drinking fountains and any money you can pledge to Mr Wells will go towards one of these.</p> <p>We hope you can spare a donation to support Mr Wells&#39; trip and help us get the water dispenser we want! We will send a letter home next week with full details on.</p>, 17 Oct 2014 14:15:36 GMTLife Education Bus<p>This Thursday the Life Education Bus is visiting Stalmine School! Every class will have a chance to spend time on the bus and will learn about Health and Wellbeing from the trained educators who staff the bus. During the day the children will also be able to buy a wrist band or a key ring as a souvenir - if your child wants to do this please send them in with &pound;1 on Thursday. For more information on the Life Bus please use the link below.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/harold.jpg" style="width: 144px; height: 84px;" /></p>, 14 Oct 2014 07:49:54 GMTOfficial Path Opening<p>If any of you are free on Thursday 9th October at 4pm Ben Wallace, MP, will officially open the new path which goes into the Parish Wood. The Parish Council worked hard to achieve the grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make this project possible and have asked if we can let you all know when the official opening ceremony is.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 06 Oct 2014 13:25:57 GMTBig Dog's Breakfast<p>Every <strong>morning break time</strong> during the week beginning <strong>13th October</strong> Mrs Jones, our school cook, will be offering healthy snacks for sale to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled. If your child fancies&nbsp;having a snack and raising money for Dogs for the Disabled prices are as follows:</p> <p><strong>Toast 20p Crumpet 25p Waffle 25p Brioche 25p Orange Juice or Milk 20p</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p>, 03 Oct 2014 13:19:25 GMTGreat British Bake Off Lunch<p>We have thoroughly enjoyed our delicious Great British Bake Off lunch today! Many thanks to Mrs Jones, our school cook, for having the idea and then doing all the hard work to make it possible.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Great British Bake Off}</span></p>[1].JPGThu, 02 Oct 2014 12:38:51 GMTLunchtime fun!<p>Today was the first day that Jason, who works at Fleetwood Town FC, came into school to help us make lunchtimes more fun. He organised lots of different activities for us and made sure that if we were bored we had a chance to join in.&nbsp;Over the next few weeks he&#39;ll be training our older children as play leaders so that they can also support at lunchtimes. Even as the weather gets &nbsp;worse we will be making use of our outdoor spaces so make sure your child brings warm clothes and a waterproof coat for lunchtimes so that they can still enjoy letting off steam in the middle of the day.</p>[1].JPGMon, 29 Sep 2014 14:11:05 GMTOur new sign!<p>We hope you like our lovely new sign - it should help people who hadn&#39;t realised we exist to notice that we are here&nbsp;and maybe come and take a look at our wonderful school. We are very keen to improve the ground below the sign so if you have any ideas, or time available, to help us&nbsp;landscape this area please let us know!</p>, 27 Sep 2014 11:26:35 GMTMad Science!<p>Today we had an amazing assembly delivered by &#39;Mad Nick&#39; from the Mad Science team. He amazed us with all sorts of incredible science facts and we are bringing home letters about Mad Science&#39;s After School club tonight. This club would be on a Friday afternoon for eight weeks and would involve a charge - check the letter for details.</p>, 25 Sep 2014 12:37:12 GMTForest Schools<p>Our children are loving working in our Forest School - it&#39;s giving them a wonderful opportunity to start learning outdoors. Next week School Council are planting some additional trees in our Forest School with staff from Garstang Children&#39;s Centre.</p>, 24 Sep 2014 11:40:41 GMTWe love dojos!<p>We&#39;re now in our third week of using Class Dojo to support us in making good behaviour choices and helping us focus on working hard and we are enjoying the increased communication it offers us between home and school. The children are making us all very proud as they aspire to do their best. Well done children and keep it up.&nbsp;If you or your parents haven&#39;t signed up to check your dojos at home yet ask your teacher for another login code and then you can get started!&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 24 Sep 2014 09:43:59 GMTRetirement of Mrs Hallett<p>After many very happy and&nbsp;successful years at Stalmine Mrs Hallett has now started her retirement and we wish her every happiness. Mrs Judith Foster is excited to be replacing her and is very much looking forward to working with everyone at Stalmine to take it into this next phase.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 23 Jan 2014 11:44:02 GMTStalmine Festival 2014<p>We had great fun at Stalmine Festival this year. The Festival opened with the crowning of our New Queen.&nbsp;</p> <p>There were lots of fun activities you could join in with, from the water splash and the huge bouncy slide to the racing pigs and football.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/image.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 224px; " /><img alt="" src="/files/images/image(1).jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 224px; " />We had lots of lovely cakes and of course the barbecue boys.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 10 Jul 2014 10:10:19 GMTOFSTED Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2013<h3>OFSTED Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2013</h3> <div class="issuuembed" data-configid="4591515/5069593" style="width: 525px; height: 372px;">&nbsp;</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//" async="true"></script> <h3>School Inspections guide to parents</h3> <div class="issuuembed" data-configid="4591515/5069599" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;">&nbsp;</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//" async="true"></script>, 02 Oct 2013 16:11:09 GMTMusic in School<p>In addition to the national curriculum objectives we have a peripatetic music teacher. Mr John Squires-Evans offers brass and violin lessons. These lessons are provided to small groups of children at an additional cost to their parents. If your child is interested in taking part please contact Mrs Hallett or the school office.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Music in School}</span></p>, 05 Jul 2013 14:04:30 GMTStalmine Festival Week<p>As this was the first year of our village competition the entries were of an excellent standard. The first prize winner was selected by Mr Steven Parsons, our school Chair of Governors, and was presented with their trophy at Stalmine School Festival. The trophy designed and made by Daedalian Glass will be presented each year to our first prize winner.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery:Stalmine School Festival}</span></p>, 05 Jul 2013 13:46:14 GMTReception Induction 2013<p>Each year new reception children have an induction programme during June to familiarise themselves with school. At these sessions they play in the classroom and in our outdoor area. They meet their buddies who will be in year 6 when they arrive and support them in the school daily routines. Opportunities to play alongside their peers in the present reception are also a feature of this programme.</p>, 05 Jul 2013 13:57:14 GMTPainting in the style of Jackson Pollock.<p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>, 12 Jun 2013 17:24:29 GMT