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24th July 16

Nateby Primary School.

A quiet village school......?

We don't think so!



We have had a fantastic week in school for our Health & Well Being Week. It kicked off with a skip2bfit and box2bfit workshop. Both activities certainly got the heart pumping. We held a Peer2peer morning where children took part in the sugar calculator and snack swap activities. We also had visits from the dentist and the school nurse who contributed in educating the children about living healthy lifestyles. A yoga instructor taught children relaxation techniques and how to develop a healthy mind. The week ended with children taking part in wheelchair basketball, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Parents were treated to an assembly delivered by the children, telling everyone what they had learnt and enjoyed throughout the week. Take a look at the photos from each of the activities.

World Book Day


This year we celebrated World Book Day with pupils sharing their favourite bedtime story. Pupils came to school in their pyjamas and built dens from clothes props, blankets and pop-up tents. They then shared their stories with each other. What a fabulous way to promote the love and enjoyment of reading!

Fairtrade Breakfast


Pupil's at Nateby Primary enjoyed 'making their breakfast count' this week when they sat down to a Big Faitrade Breakfast during Fairtrade Fortnight. The steering team, along with Mrs Hulme and Mrs Isles prepared pancakes made with eggs and milk from local farmers, and then served with Fairtrade bananas, Fairtrade chocolate sauce and Fairtrade fresh orange juice. "The Big Fairtrade Breakfast was a fun way to learn more about Fairtrade" said one pupil.

Young Voices Concert 2016


Wow - What a fantastic experience! Class 3 members of our Singing Club went along to the Phones4U Arena in Manchester t take part in the Young Voices concert along with 7286 other children!! We had a fantastic day rehearsing the sons learnt in Singing Club before performing in the concert later on in the evening. Pupils, staff and parents who came to watch all had a wonderful time. Well done everyone!

Peer2Peer day - Chinese New Year


We had a fantastic day this week celebrating Chinese New Year as one of our Peer2Peer days. The whole school split into their house teams and worked collaboratively on a variety of activities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Chinese New Year. They learnt about the 12 signs of the zodiac and therefore how each year a different animal is celebrated. The children also worked with a dance teacher to practice sections of a dance in groups before coming together as a whole school to perform the dance for parents. The children really enjoy these days as it provides them with the opportunity to work with children from other year groups and other classes.  

We are a Healthy School!


Since returning back to school we have been thinking about what it is to be healthy. It is not just about what you eat and how much exercise you do but also about having a healthy mind and a persons well being. Previously all children in KS1 have been provided with a free piece of fruit. At Nateby Primary ALL children in school are provided with a free piece of fruit at morning break. Class 3 have created a Tuck Shop where children can come and choose a piece of fruit every day.

At lunchtimes, buddies set up activities for the other children to take part in. Look at what a healthy, active bunch we are!

Sporting Success


Congratulations to the children who took part in the Small Schools Indoor Athletics Tournament. As a result of winning the competition, the children have been selected to take part in the Athletics County Finals in March. Good luck everyone!! What team spirit!



We had a super time at Tower Wood again. Our younger pupils enjoyed their first school residential and started to learn the basics of kayaking, climbing and sailing; our older children improved on what they already knew culminating in year 6 kayaking four and a half miles down Lake Windermere. Now we're back-we can't wait to go again!



What do we believe is the purpose of education? What is the purpose of a school? What is it that underpins all that we do in our school?

At Nateby Primary School we believe that every child is unique. That they are entitled to an education which excites, supports and challenges them. That children flourish when they feel safe enough to take risks and to be themselves.



"This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."

For further information about safeguarding please refer to the policies section (menu left)



We aim to ensure all Nateby Pupils are confident learners and global citizens.

We will achieve this by:

Instilling a life-long love of learning and a passion for knowledge.

Nurturing our pupils so that they are proud and confident.

Celebrating success so that children feel valued.

Creating a positive environment where children flourish and are safe and happy.

Developing resilient, well balanced, healthy pupils who are caring considerate citizens.




 We will endeavour to keep school open however if school does have to close we will announce this through BBC Radio Lancashire ((95.5, 103.9 and 104.5 FMV) and on our school website (here!) not via the office.

If school is open please send your child with wellies or other suitable outdoor wear as we will go out and play no matter what the weather! A change of trousers etc for them to play out in would also be advisable.

We will only close school if it is dangerous for parents, staff or pupils to travel or if there is a failure to our utilities. If school is open but very icy please enter school via the front gate as it will be the only gritted entrance.

Take care!

Mrs Vardey




Learning is fun!


We are very proud of our 'outstanding' school. Our staff, volunteers and the community work hard to provide an exciting and relevant curriculum. We feel we are all teaching to our strengths inviting specialists in to school to enhance the curriculum: we offer a weekly specialist music lesson to all junior pupils - this year the whole of the juniors will be learning to play the keyboard. All junior children have one and half terms of swimming every year (at Garstang YMCA swimming pool) across the whole of the juniors. Read on to discover more about Nateby Primary School.

Curriculum 2015-2016


We match our learning objectives to termly themes in the juniors (the infants join in too). 

This academic year our themes are: 'Sticks and Stones'; 'Detectives' and 'Water Water Everywhere'.


Sign To Sing


For over three years now we have been learning sign language with the help of one of our fantastic teaching assistants- Mrs Ryan. Here we are joining in with a World Record attempt to have the most people signing simultaneously in 2013, 2014 and 2015. At the front of the hall you will see members of our sign language club- look at all the videos and you'll see how much they've learnt over the years! More signing (of Frozen) on our 'Community' pages for Christmas 2014.