World Book Day

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Dear Parent/Guardian,


World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

As part of our drive to maintain, promote and engage pupil interest in reading, the school is having a WORLD BOOK day on Thursday 2nd March 2017.  On this day, your child can come to school dressed as a favourite character from any book.

The dressing up possibilities are endless:

Postman Pat, Oliver Twist, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate

Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Danny- Champion of the World, Matilda,

Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Twits, Cinderella, Gruffalo, Elmer the Elephant, Three little Pigs, Harry Potter etc…

Also on this day the children will be participating in lots of exciting activities and entering a competition to win a book!

We look forward to seeing your child dressed up for the special day on Thursday 2nd March 2017.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Mrs Henderson                                                                     

Principal Teacher

Photocopying issues and Literacy Focus Day

Dear Parents,

Unfortunately our photocopier has still not been repaired. We have emailed our letters to those of you who have supplied your email addresses to us.

Please note the dates and information below in the ‘Literacy Drop In’ link . Do not worry about replying today, we will re-send the ‘Literacy Focus Day’ letter on Monday so that we will be able to receive your return responses.

Yours sincerely,

P. Ashworth


Literacy Drop In

Plant pots! New Delivery!

We will be receiving a new delivery of plant pots for sale today (Thursday, 9th of February). These high quality, wooden items have been extremely popular and are being sold for the very reasonable sum of £5 each. Get yours before they’re gone!

Sold Out!



Due to unprecedented demand our wooden plant pots have sold out very quickly! Thank you very much to everyone who bought them!

Fortunately we will have another consignment ready in the next couple of weeks. Please keep checking our website for further information.

Term 3 and Term 4 Assembly Dates

We would love you to come along to your child’s Assembly!

Due to the size of our hall, we have to restrict invites to 2 per child. Unfortunately we have to ask that no photographs or recordings be taken during the Assemblies.

To help you make arrangements, we have provided a provisional list of dates for each class. There are, however, occasions when these dates have to change due to other commitments in school. The children will confirm with you nearer the time by sending you an invitation. All assemblies, unless otherwise informed, will begin at 11.15am.

We look forward to seeing you. We are sure you will enjoy them!


Term 3

11.15 am

27th January

Primary 1b

3rd February

Primary 7b

10th February

Primary 7a

24th February

Primary 2b

10th March

Primary 5/4

24th March

Primary 4

Term 4

11.15 am

28th April

Primary 5

12th May

Primary 6/5

2nd June

Primary 1a

16th June

Primary 3a

23rd June

Primary 7 leaving assembly at Church

Are you looking for a New Year update for your garden or patio?

Our high quality wooden plant boxes and bird nesting boxes are available for sale again in the foyer at a price of £5 each. The planters are available in various colours designed to make a stunning addition to your garden or patio.

(Approximate internal dimensions for the planters are: length 22cm, breadth 22cm and depth 21cm).

The last consignment was snapped up quickly so                                              if you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us.



Enrolments January 2017

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Children who attain the age of 5 years between the 1st of March 2017 and 28th February 2018 should register for school during week beginning 16th January.

Enrolment days and times in Ladywell Primary School are:

Monday 16 January             1.30 – 2.30

Wednesday 18  January     9.30 – 11.30

Wednesday 18 January       1.30 – 2.30

Thursday 19 January          9.30 – 11.30

Thursday 19 January          1.30 – 2.30

Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and a council tax bill as proof of their address.

If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Ashworth on 01698 352513.

Motherwell Football Club Mascot Competition

Motherwell Football Club have launched a unique competition where school children across Lanarkshire are being invited to design the next furry mascot for the SPFL side

Motherwell FC hope to engage with tens of thousands of children across the county, with every child who enters receiving a free ticket to a match at Fir Park.

 As a community driven club, this will encourage the youngsters across Lanarkshire and beyond to come along and enjoy live professional football.

Marketing and Fan Engagement Manager Ryan Murrant said: “This competition is what Motherwell Football Club and the Community Trust are all about, engaging the community and creating pathways for young children to come to games. These children are the next generation of fans and what better way to engage with them than asking for their creative minds to design a mascot. Research shows that overall young children don’t remember the scores of games but they do remember meeting a player or high-5-ing a mascot. Those magical moments cost us as a club nothing but will be remembered by the children forever more. We encourage as many children to get involved and we are looking forward to seeing the designs and to welcoming the children to our games.”

 Motherwell FC Community Trust General Manager Dawn Middleton said: “We are delighted to be working with the club on this exciting venture. Participants in our programmes, school children and youth groups will all be submitting entries. We always welcome groups of youngsters to matches and, if you are a group in need of inspiration prior to submitting entries, please get in touch and we will invite you to a game to experience the unique family atmosphere at Fir Park.”

 Any child that enters the competition will receive one free ticket to a Motherwell FC game and the child who designs the winning entry will also receive this fantastic stack of prizes.

 ·      The mascot will be your best buddy for life.

·      You will be the first ever fan to meet them.

·      You will be the first fan to walk out the tunnel with the new mascot at a game

·      You will meet the first team

·      You will meet the first team manager

·      You will be invited by the mascot here for your next birthday VIP style

·      You will receive a full Motherwell Kit

·      A signed ball from the team

·      A visit by a first team player and the mascot to your school

·      One adult and one child ticket for the remaining games of the 2016/17 season.

·      Hero status amongst all of your friends!

For information on how to be involved please visit The deadline for all designs to be received by will be 5pm on 7th January 2017.

 link to terms

Stuart McLaughlan