Many thanks to all of our parents and staff who helped to donate items for the Sheffield shoe box appeal. We were able to donate 17 boxes/bags of gifts to help the homeless and vulnerable people of Sheffield. Hopefully this will bring a smile to someone's face this Christmas.
In March, all of our Key Stage 2 pupils from Y3 to Y6 visited the City Hall to hear a concert by the world-famous Hallé Orchestra. Many of our Y5s and Y6s remembered the visit we made two years ago, and were very excited to be returning to see this performance, entitled ‘Conflict and Resolution’ – this marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. Over 250 children and staff made their way on foot to this exciting event – luckily, the weather was fine!
The music was a mixture of classical pieces, film scores and even some songs from WW1, which the children had learned before the day in Singing Assemblies. As well as the amazing music, there were scratch ‘n’ sniff cards, adding an extra dimension to the experience! The music was first-rate and the children, particularly the Y3s and Y4s, were really inspired by the venue.
On our walk there and back, we were escorted by two PCSOs, who ensured we were safe when crossing the roads. The long walk was well worth it, though, and we’re sure to return to a future concert.
On Monday 17th September the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid came to Lowfield. He spoke to pupils in assembly about how he bacame mayor and then visited every class in school. Children were able to ask him questions and were inspired by his visit.
The boys worked really hard with our loose part materials which are available for the children to use at playtimes and lunch times. They created the Zombie Mobile by gathering lots of resources and spending a large amount of time constructing their design.
Thank you so much to our Bengali families who sent in some delicious food for our staff; it was really appreciated after a busy day in school!
SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS! Stay safe and warm.
Everyone welcome! Sharrow Old Junior School - Tuesdays 1:15 until 2:45pm. FREE - Join on Tuesday 6th February.
Call Kate for more info: 07951510366
Lowfield was recently inspected by Ofsted in March to read the report download the report below.
Lowfield Primary School provides annual 2 day workshops to train Escafeld Teaching School Alliance students in the theory and practice of teaching EAL pupils.
Many thanks to everyone who donated items for the homeless appeal. We were really pleased with the response from parents which enabled us to fill many boxes for the homeless. We used photocopying boxes so they are double the size of a shoe box so each person will receive even more items in their boxes.
The children in Foundation made Christmas cards to add to each box and helped to sort and pack the boxes. Boxes were safely dropped off at Tesco on Saturday morning ready to be distributed across the city.
Foundation and Key stage 1 produced another cracking Christmas nativity - Countdown to Christmas. The children did everyone proud by remembering their lines, dances and singing their hearts out.
A big thanks to all the staff who have spent time making costumes and helping the children learn their lines and songs.
Many thanks to all the parents who helped send in costumes for the children and who came to watch the production. We hope you enjoyed the show as much as the children did performing it!
Come along to our Winter Fair on Monday 12th December after school - bring along your pennies to spend.
Read our latest report on sports events the children have been taking part in at Lowfield. For more information on the PE curriculum click HERE
Saima Rafiq led a workshop after school to give budding poets some valuable tips on how to develop their descriptive writing skills.
Humayra Qasim started the session by reading an atmospheric poem which she had written in class.
Children and adults then worked together to brainstorm ideas.
Younger children spent their time producing a huge bonfire picture and talking about fireworks, people and pets.
We hope you all had a lovely day celebrating Eid for all of our pupils and parents celebrating. Many thanks to the family who brought in a cake for staff to help celebrate Eid.
Year 6 Pupils and their parents are invited to an Open Morning on Saturday 24th September 2016 from 10:00am until 12:00pm. This annual event is an opportunity to explore All Saints Catholic High School, meet staff and students and find out how to apply for a place with us for the next academic year - September 2017. There will be a range of presentations and activities in which everyone can participate.
Everyone in school came together to celebrate the queens birthday with a street party style celebration. Children and staff dressed in red, white and blue. We all ate our food together and were entertained with different things from children across school.
RSPCA representative Phillip and guest dog Murphy visited the KS2 assembly on Friday 27th May 2016 to say a big ‘thank you’ to Lowfield for our donations towards a new boiler at the animal rescue centre. We learned more about the work of the RSPCA and they loved meeting us too.
The Sheffield Star came to visit Lowfield school following an award we have received for outstanding results in 2015.
To read the full report click on the link below: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/
We were pleased to receive the following letter of praise for the school following our recent award and article in The star.
The video links below helps to share some information with parents about the changes to this years tests. We intend to update parents on a regular basis about the new tests and how you can help your child at home.
Click on the links to view a short video of information.
Advice Drop In - Every Thursday between 9-11am there is an advice drop in. Advice can be given about parenting, housing, debt, benefits and health matters etc. See Mrs Kilby for further information.
Lowfield appeared in the latest Governor News publication which is sent to school in Sheffield. See the article below -many thanks to Mr Cotton for his input into this article.
On Thursday 4th February at 1:30pm in the hall. Julia Codman, E-safety Project Manager for Sheffield City Council, will present the workshop and will speak about issues such as on-line gaming, social media, mobile phones, Cyber Bullying and preventing young people being led into radicalisation and extremism. Mrs Khan and Miss Kalthum will be available to translate if needed.
Parents can help voice their opinion by taking part in a city wide consultation survey. You can help complete a survey on health, childcare, services for young children, schools and education and safety. Visit the following website https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/about-us/consultation/the-sheffield-parents-survey.htmlto take part in the survey.
Parents can receive a free Sheffield Life Card by completing the survey and leaving contact details. This card helps get you offers and discounts on sport and leisure activities like swimming, skating, fitness classes etc.
The following report was in The Star on Thursday 7th January.
Students from Lowfield Primary School visited a local Mosque, to learn more about Muslims living in the city.
The youngsters visited Sheffield Islamic Centre Madina Masjid Trust, where they were given a tour of the Mosque’s wash rooms, prayer areas and library and learned more about the contents of the Quran and how children start to study the religious text of Islam from a young age.
The children and staff were joined by students from their partner school, Hartington C of E Primary School, as part of studies into city and countryside cultures and differences.
Lowfield Teaching Assistant, Judith Flower, said: “The Mosque tour was such a great experience, for both the children and the staff. We removed our shoes and our guide explained the importance and relevance of why Muslim people cleanse before they go to pray.
“We learnt so much about the religious views of Muslim people, as well as how and where they pray.
“It was fantastic to see all the children asking questions to develop their learning. As Hartington is a Church School with a strong Christian ethos, it is fantastic that pupils are able to learn about other great world faiths.”
This event came after Sheffield youngsters visited the Derbyshire Dales school in July last year, where they investigated life within a rural community.
Hartington pupil Jacob Blackwell, 9, said: “It was interesting to see the Mosque and stunning to learn more about what Muslim people do when they pray and how they worship Allah.”
Lowfield School Council Co-ordinator and Year 3 Teacher, Richard Green said: “The trip to the Mosque gave the Hartington children an understanding of the social and cultural activities that our
children undertake and really bonded the two communities.”
Read more: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/city-school-s-mosque-visit-1-7656763#ixzz3waa1K320
There are some different music and singing courses which you can enrol your child on if they are in Year 3 to Year 6. See the documents for more information on how to book your child a place on these events.
On Tuesday 19th November, children, staff and governors from Hartington Primary School visited Lowfield and were ably hosted by our School Councillors. The visit was part of an on-going exchange project between our two schools, designed to benefit all of our pupils by letting them experience and learn about life in a very different school. Hartington is a small village school with only 16 children, so Lowfield is a big contrast!
The children visited the Madina Masjid, ate lunch together and also went to Heeley City Farm. Our guests thanked us for a warm welcome and a really enjoyable day. We hope to arrange a visit to Hartington later in the school year.
We were very pleased to receive the following letter of congratulations from the Local Authority over our improved Key Stage 2 SATs results this year. All the staff and children have worked really hard to get the best results possible. Well Done Everyone!
Members of the School Council were lucky enough to go on the 3rd July to visit Hartington Primary School. They spent all day at the school and local village to see a very different rural village school which only has 12 pupils! Below is the article which was sent to the local press.
Hartington C of E Primary School News
Town and Country combine for Hartington visit
Students from Hartington C of E Primary School have welcomed youngsters from a school in Sheffield for a day of cultural activities and fun.
Lowfield Primary School youngsters visited Hartington on Friday 3 July to meet local children and residents as part of school studies into city and countryside cultures and differences.
Pupils firstly enjoyed taking on the Hartington Village Trail to discover more about buildings and areas of interest including St Giles Church, the Market Place, Charles Cotton Hotel and the Duck Pond.
They then paid a visit to St Giles Church where they completed a quiz on the building’s features and learnt more about what they are used for, including the chancel, pews and altar. The children also found out why the church faces East – it is so when the sun rises, the sunlight hits the stained glass windows and shines down onto the altar!
Youngsters also enjoyed their lunch alongside local residents at the popular Community Lunch event back at school – this was followed by a game of bingo between young and old.
Hartington Head Teacher, Tracy Blackwell said: “Staff and children here in Hartington were very excited to welcome young people from a much larger school in the city, to learn more about their cultures, beliefs and where they live, play and go to school.”
“The children all got on so well and it was fantastic to see them working together to answer questions and develop their learning. We are very much looking forward to our visit to Lowfield Primary School in the next term to learn more about the school and surrounding area to see how it differs to our community.”
Lowfield School Council Co-ordinator and Year 3 Teacher, Richard Green commented: “The visit to Hartington was a special day for our pupils as it gave them direct experience of education within a rural community. On their return, the children were keen to share their experience with their family and friends at home and in school.”
“We are grateful for the staff at Hartington for their warmth and thoughtfulness. Lowfield Primary looks forward to hosting a reciprocal visit in the autumn term. I genuinely feel that this type of exchange scheme adds a lot to the wider understanding of other communities for both sets of pupils and staff.”
Hartington resident, Margaret Partridge added: “It was lovely to see the children getting on so well together. This type of lesson should happen all the time.”
You may remember that our School Council held a charity day to raise money for our charity Lend With Care. We raised £160 and the School Councillors voted on who we should help first, using the money that we raised. A decision was made to help 2 men and 2 women from 4 different countries around the world. We will provide an interest free loan to 4 people to help them grow their businesses. When the money is repaid, we can help even more people who need a little help to get out of poverty.
Click on the links below to find out who we are helping and how our loan will change their lives for the better. Thank you for your generosity.
The School Council
Muhammad Saleem (Pakistan) https://www.lendwithcare.org/entrepreneurs/index/14408
Anna Robles (Ecuador) https://www.lendwithcare.org/entrepreneurs/index/13972
Luyen Bui Dinh (Vietnam) https://www.lendwithcare.org/entrepreneurs/index/14029
DamalesiDaka (Zambia) https://www.lendwithcare.org/entrepreneurs/index/14390
The University of Sheffield are holding a free educational family event for children. This will take place in the Winter gardens on Sunday 21st June from 11:00 till 3:00pm. There will be interactive exhibits designed to encourage children to think about how engineering and science affect the world around them. The event is free. On offer will be candyfloss, robots, a giant tetrahedron construction activity, nuclear power plant decomissioning, a snowboard simulator and many more. For more information click HERE
Lowfield were in the Star on Saturday 11th April. Read on to see the full article.
Many thanks and well done to all the children who took the time to enter our Easter egg competition. We had some amazing designs and models this year and picking a winner from each class was a very hard decision as they were all so good. Have a look at our amazing winners who each received an Easter egg in a prize giving assembly.
Foyle Foundation Library Grant
Lowfield has been successful in a grant application to help develop our school library. We have been awarded £7,500 to spend on books for the school libarary which will make a massive difference to the amount and quality of books we have in school. Our aim is to get every child in school to develop a love of reading and become fluent and confident readers. Keep checking the website for updates on our spending.
The school has just completed a successful grant from the national lottery Awards For All. We have been awarded £10,000 to be used towards improving all the playgrounds in school. We are very excited about this award and will be looking forward to spending it to enable playtime and lunchtimes to be more engaging and interactive for all children. Keep checking for news on development plans.
The school council has decided upon our chairty for this year so we had a dress as you please day to raise money for this very worthy charity. Fantastic news! We raised £162.50 on Friday 20th February for the lend with care charity.
More information can be found on http://www.lendwithcare.org/.
Sheffield City Council are running free Positive Behaviour Workshops for parents and carers with children who have special educational needs or disabilities. The aim of the workshop is for parents and carers to build upon their existing skills and confiidence by using positive behaviour strategies to support their child.
For further enquiries and to book places please call Linda Wright on 0114 2736993.
Find out about the Family learning programme Families Love Books in the download below.
Details of CSE course for parents. How to keep your child safe.
A Letter Of Praise
Please read the attached letter from Mr David Laws (MP) who has congratulated us on our excellent performance in the 2013 National Key Stage 2 SAT's Tests.
Please click here to view the Sheffield School Terms
Lowfield Primary School
Sheffield S2 4NJ
Tel: 0114 2552501
Headteacher: Mr C Holder