Welcome to Lakeside Primary School

October 19, 2012 in Front Page News by Mrs J Witton

Welcome to the Lakeside Primary School website. Ours is a happy, caring school where individuals are valued, respected and encouraged to aim high and enjoy their learning.

Our children learn that “Attitude = Altitude” as they develop into confident and successful individuals.

Our website allows us to share snap shots of the memorable, exciting and enjoyable curriculum that helps children develop their interests and talents to become lifelong learners with the skills, abilities and confidence to lead fulfilling lives.

We hope you enjoy exploring this site to find out more about the pupils, staff and the school.

Mrs J. Witton



April 7, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs G Holland

The school has just been informed that we will be inspected on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th April. We look forward to welcoming the lead inspector Mr Michael Wintle and his two colleagues to Lakeside Primary School.


Who lives in a house like this????

April 1, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs K McCrae

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Year One have had a great day at Austerfield, investigating different kinds of homes. Do YOU know who (or what) might live in homes like these?

For more photos of our day, have a look on our class page.


Year 1 Visit to Austerfield

April 1, 2014 in Front Page News, Y1 Mrs Mann by Mrs C Mann

Class 2 had a wonderful day on their visit to Austerfield Study Centre.  We spent the morning being animal detectives, looking for different animal homes and habitats. After an eagerly awaited lunch, we then had a very interesting walk around the village looking at the different types of houses. We discovered some buildings which were over 500 years old.

The photos tell the story.


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Eco Mascot Competition!

March 24, 2014 in Front Page News, Other Developments by D Weston

The Eco Council would like to say a massive thank you to all the children that put so much effort and thought into their Eco Mascot design – we had a very, very tough decision to make as the number of entries was incredible!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to the runners up –

3rd place – Monika (Year 2)

2nd place – Tia (Year 6)

and an extra special well done to our chosen Eco Mascot – called the Eco Angel – who was designed by Navaeh (Year2).

Remember to keep your eyes open for the Eco Mascot appearing in newsletters and posters around school in the future!!!

Miss Weston, Mrs Cowell and the Eco team

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3rd place

2nd Place

2nd Place

Our chosen Eco Mascot!

Our chosen Eco Mascot!


Stay and Play

March 21, 2014 in F1, F2 Mrs Cowell, F2 Mrs Holland, Front Page News, Y1 Mrs Mann, Y1 Mrs McCrae, Y2 Miss Pearson, Y2 Mrs Austwick by Mrs K McCrae


Please join us for ‘Stay and Play’  on Tuesday morning (25th March). There will be a range of stories, games and activities for you to share with your child.

KS 1 and Morning Nursery.   8.30-9.00

Afternoon Nursery.   12.30-1.00.

Hope to see you there!


Homes Topic in Year 2

March 17, 2014 in Front Page News, Y2 Miss Pearson, Y2 Mrs Austwick by Mrs A Austwick

This half term we will be learning all about different homes and it is already proving to be a fun-filled busy topic.

In literacy we have read and watched The Borrowers, a story about the Clock Family, a family of 3 living beneath the floorboards in a big country house. When night falls, the borrowers sneak upstairs to ‘borrow’items for themselves. They have many near misses and worry constantly about being seen by the ‘big people’ upstairs!

Here is one of the clips that we watched:


We had great fun imagining we were Pod, the father, on a borrowing mission, and writing about it. We also imagined that there were borrowers in our classroom which led to some creative writing and some imaginative role play. Some children even made their own little houses for the borrowers to move into.

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We have also drawn, painted and described our own homes, thinking at the same time about how they compare to other types of houses. We had an eye-opening view into houses around the world and the children came up with some fantastic questions about what they had seen – for example, how do eskimos keep their igloos warm? Do people living on house-boats get sea sick? These are questions we will seek to find answers to over the course of the half term.

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Diversity Day – A World of Dance!

March 12, 2014 in Front Page News, Y1 Mrs McCrae by Mrs K McCrae


We are busy planning our annual ‘Diversity Day’ at Lakeside. On Wednesday 21st May children will be taking part in a range of exciting activities designed to raise awareness about countries represented in our school and others around the World. We are pleased to be welcoming back ‘Junior Jam’ who will provide international dance and martial arts workshops for us. As in previous years, we would love it if parents or family members with stories, activities and artefacts from other countries would join us to share their knowledge. Please see Mrs McCrae or your child’s class teacher if you feel you would like to take part in this day. The more the merrier…


Aspiring Authors!

March 7, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs K McCrae

Well done to Tia, Aleaha, Thomas, Angel, Adrian and Lee who are the winners of our ‘Aspiring Authors’ writing competition. Each go away with a certificate and signed copy of an Eamonn Riley novel. Keep on writing!IMG_2485


Book Fair coming soon.

March 6, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs K McCrae


The ‘Travelling Book Company’ will be arriving at Lakeside next Thursday (13th March). The book fair will open from 3.00-3.30 each day after school until Wednesday 19th. There will be hundreds of books available to buy for all ages, starting at just £1. Children may use their World Book Day vouchers as part payment for books. Hope to see you there!


World Book Day ‘Read all about it!’

March 6, 2014 in Front Page News, Y1 Mrs McCrae by Mrs K McCrae

The ‘Great Lakeside Book Exchange’ was a great success today with most children bringing in a ‘pre-loved’ book and going home with something new to read and share with their families. In reading workshops, we shared favourite stories with children from other classes. Lots of pupils are also taking part in the ‘Design a bookmark’ competition. Entries to Mrs McCrae for posting no later than Friday 14th March please.