Occupational Therapy Children and Young People

A new facebook and twitter account has been created by the Occupational Department within NHS Lanarkshire. Anyone wishing to access the ideas and resources of this department can access their sites by:

Searching on Facebook for:

NHS Lanarkshire Children and Young People,

the Twitter account can be found by searching for:

#Occupational Th4.


March / April Events for your diary (20.3.2017)

The Big Pedal 2017 – 20th – 31st March

Ladywell is taking part in an event called The Big Pedal which runs from 20th to 31st of March. The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. Its aim is to inspire pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.  Schools across the UK will compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. On each day the JRSOs will record the number. Our best 5 days over the duration of the Big Pedal will determine our final position in the challenge. A letter informing parents of this has been issued.

Superhero Breakfast – Friday 31st March

To celebrate the end of The Big Pedal we will be taking part in Sustrans Superhero Day.

If the children cycle or scoot to school on this day they can dress up as a superhero and decorate their bike or scooter too. They will also receive a free healthy breakfast in the dining hall between 8:15 and 8:45. Unfortunately due to lack of space/bike racks we have had to limit this event to p3-7s but if these children have younger siblings, they may bring them too the breakfast too. The letter for this has been issued. Please send any return slips back to school as soon as possible.

Bikeability Club (P5 and P6 pupils only)

The Bikeability club will begin on Thursday 27th April for 6 weeks. There are only 15 spaces on this club and all children who wish to participate must be able to ride their bike as this club will develop control and confidence on their bike and not to teach them how to ride. All children chosen to participate in the club will be given a letter informing them that they must be available to bring their bike and helmet to school on the morning of Wednesday 19th of April for safety checks.

Pearl Izumi – Tuesday 23rd May

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series returns to Motherwell this year on the 23rd of May. More details will be given on this nearer the time.

JRSO Competitions

There will be a few competitions coming our way over the next few months including the Slogan competition and some linked to Big Pedal and Pearl Izumi. We will also let you know about this nearer the time.

Pearl Izumi 2017

Here are some of our Ladywell Primary School cyclists helping to advertise the 2017 series Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour which is coming to Motherwell on the 23rd of May.

Please check the North Lanarkshire website for times and road restrictions.

Author visit: David Goutcher







On Friday the author, David Goutcher came to Ladywell Primary School to talk to P4-P7 about his on-line, interactive modern day treasure hunt featuring augmented reality software to assist in a quest as readers try to crack the case of “The Cursed Diamond.”

David Goutcher, co-author of “Spy Quest – Polybius: The Urban Legend,” has created this award-winning interactive family entertainment game based of the Spy Quest series.

David will be returning on Friday to autograph copies of his book. Books can be purchased at a price of £6.99 and each pupil who buys a book will also receive a free ‘Agent’ T-shirt.

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.