Lowfield Primary School
Lowfield Primary School

Lowfield School Council

Kick it Out Competition

In October, the School Council held a competition where children at Lowfield Primary were invited to draw pictures to show that sport is for everyone.  We were amazed by the response and the quality of entry.

Click below to see some of our amazing work.

Competition.pdf
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Kick it Out Competition

We are holding a competition in conjunction with Kick It Out, the anti-discrimination organisation. Children will be invited to create a picture that shows that any child can play sport regardless of disability, race or gender. There will be 2 KS1 prizes, 2 KS2 prizes and an overall winner prize.
 
All submitted pictures will also be handed to Sheffield United who are also holding a competition in conjunction with Kick It Out. The prize for the winner at SUFC is a VIP day at Bramall Lane and the winning picture will be made into a huge banner that will be displayed at the game.

This Years School Council Reps

Each class has voted for who they would like to represent their class as this years school council reps.  Below is a list of our new reps from each class.

Lend With Care - New Loans

Lowfield Primary takes great pride in the way we help other people, both  locally, nationally and internationally.   Trough the Lend With Care organisation, we have used the original £160 amount that we raised to help numerous families around the world to escape poverty.  Most of our original loans have been repaid, allowing us to re-use the money to help others.  We are delighted to announce that we have just made our latest loans to a group of ladies in Malawi who sell fish and a painter and decorator in Pakistan.

Here are the people we have helped and continue to help make better lives for themselves, families and communities. 

To find out more about the charity click the link below.

https://www.lendwithcare.org/

The document below shows all the people we have helped fund so far.

 

Lend With Care Loanees.pdf
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School Council

Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 votes for someone to form part of the school council at Lowfield.  Each half term they meet with Mr Green to discuss school issues and events.  This can range from anything to do with school meals, playground equipment, charity events etc.

Visit to Hartington School

On Wednesday 29th June, the Lowfield School Council (accompanied by Mr Green, Mr Dowson and Miss Fray) visited our link school in Derbyshire, Hartington Primary.  Following a very successful exchange visit in November, during which Hartington pupils were accompanied around Madina Masjid and Heeley City Farm by the School Council, the party from Lowfield was treated to an excellent (if quite wet!) day of activities based on the environment of the Peak District.

The photos capture some of the highlights of the day.  Hartington Primary was extremely welcoming and Rose, a Peak Ranger, led the first activities, which included a walk through the village to a local hilltop, during which the children recorded what they could see, hear and feel.  Back at school, we dried off and took part in further activities, including making bookmarks decorated with plants from the local area.  We also learned a fantastic song to help us remember how to care for the countryside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZRih26tDs

Following lunch, the children met a specialist builder called Trevor, who taught them about the huge variety of creatures which live in the dry stone walls in the Peak District.  Lowfield and Hartington pupils then teamed up to tackle a variety of challenges, including constructing their own walls using kitchen sponges and trying to identify different types of rocks found in the local area.

By the end of the day, we had learned a lot, had fun and, most importantly, fostered the on-going relationship between two schools from very different communities.  It was great to see all the children reminded that people have a lot in common when you look beyond the surface.  We are really looking forward to seeing our friends from Hartington again in the coming year.

Lowfield in the News

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

Lend With Care School Council Update

Some time ago, the children of Lowfield raised money to help 4 people from around the world to escape poverty.  We gave a loan of £40 each to 4 businesses through the Lend With Care Charity.  Over time, th emoney we loaned started to be returned to us as the businesses grew and became successful.  We tried to help men and women from around the globe to create a better life for their families and communities.   The School Council chose who would benefit.  Here are the first four friends we helped.

Our friends paid back the money so we were able to help two more people.

As the money continued to be repaid, we were able to help even more people, each time giving them £40 to make their business successful. 

We are pleased to tell you that we have now added 2 more friends to our list of people that we have helped to climb out of poverty.

We are proud of our work to help others and are very grateful for the generosity of our children and

their families.  The great thing is that we can use the money we raised over and over again to help others around the world to make better lives for their  families.

 To see how a little goes a long way go to the website below.

https://www.lendwithcare.org/

Hartington Primary Visit

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.

Information on Sheaf Learning Trust.pdf
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Attendance & Punctuality

School starts at 8:45am

School finishes 3:15pm

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Announcements

Many thanks to the parents who provided lunch for the staff on the last day

School Holidays

Term Dates 2017-2018
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Lowfield Primary School
London Road
Sheffield S2 4NJ

Tel: 0114 2552501

Email:

enquiries@lowfield.sheffield.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr C Holder

Office/Business Manager:

Lisa Wainwriright

 Office Staff:

 Louise Colton

 Joanne Markham

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