Light Oaks Junior School News

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Mar 5th 2020

 Latest Information and Guidance

As a school we are following all the Government and NHS/Public Health advice in relation to COVID-19 for educational establishments.

Information is updated regularly and if there is anything additional that parents/carers need to know then we will communicate this as soon as possible.

Please follow the links below for the latest advice:

Latest Government Advice NHS Guidance

DfE advice for schools and parents

How to book a test

You can also keep up-to-date by following the Department for Education and NHS social media pages


Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline  

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Mar 20th 2020

Thank you to everyone who has already filled in the survey.  Please complete by 12 noon if you have not already done so.

19th March UPDATE

Mar 19th 2020

12:00 - we have no new information at this time.  Keep checking back.

OFSTED Inspection

Jan 7th 2020

We welcome our Ofsted Inspector today - you can access the Ofsted Parent view to complete a survey any time today.

OFSTED Inspection

Jan 7th 2020

We welcome our Ofsted Inspector today - you can access the Ofsted Parent view to complete a survey any time today.

Christmas Parties 2019

Dec 10th 2019

Bring a party plate!  Wed 18th Dec: Y3/4; Fr 20th Dec Y5/6

Winter Showcases 2019

Dec 10th 2019

Monday 16th December Y3 10am, Y4 2pm: Tusday 17th December Y5 10am, Y6 2pm. 

FRIDAY 13th December

Dec 10th 2019

Christmas Jumper Day - Uniform with jumper - bring a pound for Save The Children!

Parents' evenings coming up

Nov 1st 2019

Tuesday 12th & Thursday 21st November.  Appointment times will be coming out soon.

Outdoor Classroom Day

Oct 28th 2019

Thursday is outdoor classroom day - every class will be learningin the great outdoors, so make sure your children have warm, waterproof coats and shoes (or bring wellies in if it's muddy!)

Science Week

Oct 28th 2019

This week we are doing lots of science with experiments designed by each class and a visit from the travelling science man on Friday.

Welcome Back

Oct 28th 2019

Welcome back everyone to a new half term at Light Oaks Juniors.  I hope everyone is ready to work hard and enjoy their leanring.


Oct 16th 2019

A reminder that we break up for half term on Thursday 17th October 2019, and return to school on Monday 28th October 2019.


Oct 7th 2019

Don't forget to get your tickets for the school disco on Thursday 10th October.


Sep 30th 2019

This week, all pupils in school are being taught basic first aid and CPR.  Ask your child what to do in an emergency!

Meet the teacher

Sep 1st 2019

Look out for invitations to come in and meet your child's new teacher next week.

Welcome back

Sep 1st 2019

Welcome back to school and hello to our new Year 3 pupils.  We know you will settle in quickly and enjoy your time at our school.


Jul 23rd 2019

Goodbye and good luck at your new schools.  You have all worked hard and you are ready for your new schools.  We all wish you success and happiness for a bright future! 

SATS results 2019

Jul 10th 2019

BEST RESULTS EVER!  Details of the great work done by Year 6 can be found on our KS2 results page under the Information tab.

Sport's Day today

Jun 25th 2019

Sport day is going ahead between 9.30 - 11.00 today!

Y2 parent meeting

MONDAY 1st July

Jun 24th 2019

2pm or 6pm in the Junior School hall.

Sport's days

Jun 24th 2019

9.30 - 11.00am: Year 5/6 Tuesday 25th; Y3/4 Thursday 27th.  Children should wear a T-shirt in the colour of their House:  Powell=purple; Riley=Red; Pankhurst=yellow; Eccleston=green.  We will notify you by APP if we need to postpone due to bad weather.

St George's day

Apr 23rd 2019

Wear red for St George's day today

Easter tombola Thursday 18th April

Apr 17th 2019

20p a ticket - in aid of new class dictionaries.  Children can buy tickets during the morning.

Egg decorating Thursday 18th April

Apr 15th 2019

Bring a decorated egg into school on Thursday - the best eggs in each class win a prize!  Examples can be found on our events pages

Parent's evening this week Wednesday 20th March

Mar 19th 2019

Parent's evening 3.30 - 6pm.  Invitations were sent out last week.  call school if you need advice.

Comic Relief 2019

Feb 11th 2019

Non Uniform Day on Friday - wear red for red nose day!  Donations welcome.

Hearing Impairment Training

Feb 11th 2019

All of our teachers are being trained to support pupils with hearing imnpairments on Wednesday - thatnks to the HI team for organising this.

Year 6 test Week

Feb 11th 2019

Year 6 are practicing SATs papers in the hall this week.  Good luck to everyone!

Year 4 Trip to Ordsall Hall

Jan 21st 2019

Reminder: 4X on Monday 21/1/19; 4Y on Wednesday 23rd January; 4Z on Thursday 31st January.

Family Learning

Jan 21st 2019

Thank you to all the parents and friends who came to work alongside their children during family learning last week. We had some fabulous feedback and hope to run more of these events in the future.

School Disco

Oct 3rd 2018

Family disco Thursday 11th october 6-7.45 pm at Buile Hill.  Tickets on sale now!


Oct 3rd 2018

We are collecting toiletries and canned foods for our Harvest celebration on Friday 12th October.  Please give generously, as all donations go to the Loaves and Fishes charity.

Happiness week

Oct 3rd 2018

We are celebrating all things happy in the week beginning 8th October.  World Mental Health Day on Wednesday gives us the opportunity to talk to pupils about how we can stay happy and keep ourselves mentally well.


Sep 19th 2018

Thuirsday 27th September: individual and family photos in school

Week beginning 24/9/18

Sep 19th 2018

HEALTH WEEK in school.  We will be teaching all the children basic first aid - look out for invites to parent first aid course run by Mrs Hughes. We are also all doing the Daily Mile on Friday 28th September!

Week beginning 17/9/18

Sep 14th 2018

Parent SEND meetings.  Friday is the International Day of Peace.

Roald Dahl Day

Sep 14th 2018

A super day where we celebrated the birthday of our favourite children's author.  See Twitter for pictures of our assembly.

Every Action has a Consequence

Sep 14th 2018

Thank you to Tim for bringing his hard-hitting,  but very important message to our school!  Wristbands are on sale to support this very worthy charity which was set up to show how important it is that we think before we act.

New Year 3 intake

Sep 3rd 2018

Parents and pupils can come through the office or the playground any time between 8.45 - 9.15am.  Either drop-off or come in and have a chat to the new class teacher in the hall.

New School Year

Sep 3rd 2018

Welcome everyone - those who are coming back and those who are just starting.  School opens at 8.55 on Wednesday 5th September 2018 - please make sure you are her on time and redy to start another great year.

Class Photographs

Mar 13th 2018

Reminder: dates have changed for class photos.  These are now on Thursday 15th March, not Wednesday 14th march.

Assessment week

Mar 13th 2018

Good luck to Years 3 - 5 on their tests this week.

Family Learning

Jan 9th 2018

Parents are invited into school to learn alongside their children in the mornings next week.  Watch out for a letter home.  Monday is year 3, Tuesday year 4, Wednesday year 5, Thursday year 6.  This year's topic is writing.

Happy New Year

Jan 2nd 2018

Welcome back to all our pupils, parents and staff.  We all hope you had a great Christmas holiday and that you are looking forward to 2018.

Keep Safe

Dec 20th 2017

Have a wonderful Christmas break and make sure you keep yourself safe - especially when you are chatting or playing games online. See you in 2018!

Parent's Evenings

Oct 25th 2017

Wednesday 7th November and Tuesday 14th November. Details to follow.

Gold Sport's Award

Oct 25th 2017

Well done to the who9le school - we have been awarded the Gold Sainsbury's school sport award.  This is a fabulous achievement and we are all very proud of the hard work and participation in sport by the chidlren at Light Oaks Junior School.

Sport's days

Sep 20th 2017

Y3/4: Wed 27/9 9.30am.  Y5/6: Fri 29/9 9.30am.  Come along and support your child in our competitive inter-house challenges.


Sep 20th 2017

Thursday 28th september: Individual and family photographs.

75th Anniversary Open Day

Sep 20th 2017

Saturday 23rd September - 10am  - 1pm.  All past and present pupils, parents and staff members are invited along to school for guided tours, see the work the chidlren have been doing this year and to share memories! Cafe and games in the hall, add a leaf to our Light Oaks Tree and enter competitions.

New Intake Meetings

Jul 5th 2017

2pm or 6pm:  Parents from Light Oaks Infants who have children joining our school next year are invited to a new intake meeting to look round the school, meet the Leadership team and get to know a little about their child's class teacher today. 

Greater Manchester Games

Jul 5th 2017

Good luck to our netball and football teams who are representing Salford in the Greater Manchester Games today!

Swimming gala

Jun 21st 2017

Salford Swimming gala on 27th June.  Good luck to our amazing team!

Greater Manchester games

Jun 21st 2017

We will be represented by our netball team at the Greater Mancehster Games on 5th July - see the sports pages for more details.

Play Space

Jun 21st 2017

Visits are welcome to our new play space at the front of school today at 9.15 or 3.00.

Egg Competition

Mar 31st 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of our egg decorating competition.  All of the entries were EGGcellent! Congratulations to the winners: Megan, Harvey, Rebekah, Kai, Abigail, Lily, Erin, Lexi, Yousef, Lily, Ben and Daniel.

Computing Roadshow

Mar 31st 2017

All of our e-cadets enjoyed visiting the A J Bell Stadium on Tuesday where they attended workshops and talked a lot about their e-safety work with other schools.

Egg Competition

Mar 28th 2017

Dont forget to bring your eggs in tomorrow - decorated as usual!  Photos of the winners will be posted on the website on Friday.

World Book Day

Feb 27th 2017

Thursday 2nd March: celebrate 30 years of 'Where's Wally?' by dressing up like him on World Book Day!

Reading Week

Feb 27th 2017

A reminder that this week is reading week in school.  We have an author visiting us, dressing up on World Book Day, a competition to decorate our classroom doors and lots of fun reading activities all through the week.  We hope you will join in and encourage your children to read this week, and share some of your own and their books with each other.

Welcome Back

Feb 27th 2017

A big welcome back to school after the half term holidays!  We hope you all had a great week off and have come back ready to work hard and have fun!

Life Caravan

Jan 27th 2017

Thank you to Coram education - everyone had a wonderful time in the life caravan and learned lots of interesting things! 

Family Learning

Jan 20th 2017

Next weeek you are invited to come and learn alongside your children in class.  Details will be sent out to you.  Please fill in and return the slip to the class teacher. The theme this year is 'Wellbeing'.

Life Caravan

Jan 11th 2017

A reminder that we have the Coram Life Caravan in School from Monday 23rd January.  Your chidlren will learn about friendships, staying safe and healthy lifestyles.

Y6 SATS Meeting

Jan 11th 2017

5.00 - 6.00pm on Thursday 12th January - SATS information evening - all Y6 parents are welcome.

Welcome Back

Jan 11th 2017

We hope everyone had a great Christmas Break and wish all our children and families a fantastic New Year 2017.

Christmas Parties

Dec 20th 2016

Remember party plates for Y3/4 on Wednesday: Y5/6 Thursday

Winter Showcases Y5 & 6

Dec 14th 2016

15/12/16: 10am Y5  2:15pm Y6

Phones back

Dec 12th 2016

Apologies for last week - phones are now working!

Y3 & Y4 Winter Showcases

Dec 11th 2016

14/12/16: 10am Y3  2pm Y4

Phone line problems

Dec 7th 2016

Phone and Internet out at school - in an emergency ONLY please ring the Infants on 0161 788 8099 and they will get a message to us.  Thank you for your patience - the BT line has a fault on it and they are currently trying to fix it.


Saturday 10th December 2016

Dec 5th 2016

Come along 11 - 2pm!  Fun and games for all the family!

New Phone Number

Nov 23rd 2016

New number for school is 0161 921 1690 from now on. 

Year 5 Trip

Nov 15th 2016

George's Marvellous Medicine theatre trip on Thursday 17th November.

Parent's Evenings

Oct 30th 2016

Tuesday 8th and Thursday 17th November.  Times will be sent home - please ring if you need to change.

End Of term

Oct 20th 2016

A reminderthat we close on THURSDAY 20th October for one week.  The children are not in school on Friday, although the stasff are all in for one of our 5 training days this year.


Oct 20th 2016

A great big thank you to everyone who donated goods for our harvest assembly.  We donated all of your gifts to the local foodbank, who were very grateful for the generosity you have shown.

75th Anniversary

Sep 15th 2016

A great big Happy Birthday to Light Oaks Junior School today Thursday 15th September 2016!

Welcome back

Sep 1st 2016

A big welcome back to the new academic year.  We hope you will all thoroughly enjoy this new year and have a fabulous time celebrating our 75th Birthday this year.


Jun 30th 2016

Saturday 2nd July.  11-2pm

Sport's Days

Jun 22nd 2016

Apologies that we had to cancel again!  We will now run these when we can for the children, but we will not be able to guarantee notice to parents.

WARNING! Omegle website

Jun 14th 2016

GMP have made us aware of an issue involving children using the website or Omegle States (USA).  It is an online chat room which needs no registration process whatsoever, and is often linked with other ‘copycat’ sites involving significant adult content.  The site matches you with a stranger, and you simply click and go to start chatting, and this includes video chat.  There is an information sheet on the e-safety section of our website with more detail, which highlights the risk of how easy it is for children to become vulnerable. 

Sport's Days

Jun 14th 2016

Cancelled due to rain 14th & 15th June.  New dates 21st & 22nd June!


May 4th 2016

Ofsted have highlighted attendance as an area for us to improve on.  Please help your chidlren to come into school every day and on time.  A reminder that school starts at 8.55am NOT 9:00am!  Thanks.


Mar 30th 2016

The official letter which outlines the results of the Inspection Findings conducted on 15th March 2016 is now available on our website and will be live on the Ofsted Website from Monday.  You can access a copy on the Ofsted page on our Website.


Mar 21st 2016

All of our children should be very proud of themselves - our special visitor really enjoyed talking to them on Tuesday and was very impresed with all of the children he met.  We are just waiting for his letter to parents to arrive so that we can let everyone know what his findings were.  As soon as we receive the letter, we will post a copy home and on our website. I know everyone really enjoyed showing the Inspector our school and were really proud of all the good learning and work we do.  Well done!


Mar 14th 2016

Welcome to our Ofsted Inspector who will be visiting school tomorrow to see just how wonderful our children are.  Good luck everyone and enjoy being amazing!

World Book Week

Mar 7th 2016

Well done to everyone who participated in World Book Week - we had a fabulous pyjama day and all of us read lots and lots of books!  Well done also to the winners of the fantastic book-in-a-box competition. There were so many excellent entries, we didn't know who to choose!  The winners are now on display in the library.

Board games

Feb 24th 2016

We introduced board games outside today to give children an extra activity to do at lunchtimes.  They have been very popular and the children played really well today - and looked after the games superbly!  Well done everyone; I know you will continue to enjoy playing these games with your friends.

Playground Changes

Feb 23rd 2016

We are currently reviewing our playground provision and are planning some new changes.  Now that we need more space due to being completely full, we are planning to expand the playground into the wildlife area and incorporate the pathway into playing space, we want to build a 'trim trail' and we have already begun work on a shelter next to the anti-smoking wall for chidlren to read, write and draw under as a quiet space at lunchtimes and playtimes.  We are also FINALLY at the planning stage for our all-weather provision on the field, which will given us space for 3 ball games at once!  Thank you for your patience during this time of transition - it will definitely be worth it once the changes have been made.

Family Learning Week

Feb 8th 2016

Welcome to our family learning week - I hope you all enjoy learning about staying safe online with your chidlren.  Remember Monday: Y6,  Tuesday: Y4,  Wednesday: Y3 & Thursday: Y5.

History Week

Jan 11th 2016

It is our British History Week this week when children get the opportunity of learning about an aspect of British History in our local area.  Ask your children what they have learned this week about Salford and Manchester!

Open Evenings

Jan 11th 2016

Remember we have open evenings this week where you can see children's books and talk informally to teachers - Year 3 on Monday 11th, Y4 on Tuesday 12th and Y5 on Wednesday 13th.  A big thank you to all the parents who came to the Y6 SATS information meeting last week - I hope it was informative and useful.

Thank You Cards

Jan 11th 2016

It was a real joy to hear all the wonderful words of thanks that the children wrote for their whole school wellbeing homework over Christmas. We asked them to make a Thank You card for someone in school who has done something that has shown respect and caring towards them over the past year.  The children made cards for friends, teachers, teaching assistants and office staff.  What a lovely celebration of wellbeing across the school.  And a great big THANK YOU to everyone who took part.

Christmas Fair

Nov 23rd 2015

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair, and for all the hard work done by the staff and volunteers who gave up their time to make it such an enjoyable event.  We had a fabulous time on the Junior site - a special mention must go to all of the amazing singers in our choir who kept us full of Christmas Spirit throughout the day!

Parents' Evenings 2015

Nov 23rd 2015

It was wonderful to see so many parents at our parents' evenings over the past two weeks.  I hope they were informative and positive! Remember that if you have any concerns or just want to know a little bit more about anything in school, or about how your child is doing, we are always glad to speak to parents.  Just make an appointment either through your class teacher, or at the office.

Anti-Bullying Week

Nov 17th 2015

This week is Anti-bullying week.  We are focusing on getting chidlren to TELL someone.  PLease could parents help by discussing with children how important it is to tell someone at school about anything that is bothering them, if they have been hurt, if someone has been mean to them, or if they feel that they, or someone else has been bullied.  Ask them to tell you the name of a member of staff they could go to if they need to tell someone anything about school.

Chinese Visitors

Nov 2nd 2015

In collaboration with Manchester University, we are proud to be hosting a group of 30 Chinese teachers on Wednesday 11th November.  They are coming to look at how we teach children in our school, so watch this space for what happened!

Autumn Parents' Evenings 2015

Nov 2nd 2015

A reminder that our parents' evenings are coming up over the next two weeks - letters will be arriving home early this week!  The meetings are on Tuesday 10th November (3.30-7pm) and Thursday 19th November (3.30 - 6pm).

New website launched!

Mar 11th 2014

Light Oaks Junior School are pleased to announce the launch of their new website!

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