Transfer Procedure 2018
Applications close on Tuesday 23rd January
The transfer procedure for our P7 children is now in full swing and our P6s will soon be asked to indicate their plans for their transfer.A meeting is being held in school next Tuesday, aimed at parents of all P6 & P7 parents.
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 Welcome to the Ampertaine Primary School website. Whoever you are, we hope that you will enjoy your visit and find our pages interesting and useful.

Our small rural school has one hundred and twenty six 5-11 year-old girls and boys whose experiences are designed by 5 teachers, 3 classroom assistants and 2 administrative staff.

We welcome everyone to our school and do all in our power to ensure that children's time with us is safe, enjoyable and fruitful.

Parents, children, residents and business folk rely on us to provide the future drivers of our community... hopefully, your visit will give you some idea of how the  ambition, confidence, reliability, integrity and spirit of our youngsters are nurtured and guided.

YUUUMMMY!!  Thank you to Louise, Jackie and Jill who cooked our potatoes for us. They were delicious!!

Latest Newsletters

  • 15 Jan 2018
    Transfer Procedure

    A note will go home to all parents of P6 & P7 children on Tuesday 16th January All are invited to an information evening in school next Tuesday 23rd January at 7.15 pm. The meeting will last for one hour. Please return a reply slip so we know if you are / are not coming. (Any other parents / friends / Governors etc. are also welcome to attend!) ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED FROM LINKS ON OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE. http://www.ampertaineps.co.uk/parents/cba-testing

  • 15 Jan 2018
    Met Office Weather Update

    Dear Parent, Please see below the most recent Met Office information regarding possible tricky weather conditions for this week... Monday: The Yellow Warning for SNOW and ICE for a Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts valid 15:00 Monday 15th January until 18:00 Wednesday 17th January. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-01-15 Today will be mostly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. There will be some showers of rain through today; these will turn wintry over high ground later in the afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will have lighting and hail. Today will be breezy too with the westerly wind making it feel very cold. Overnight showers of snow will continue. Temperatures will fall to zero for most, with some prone cold spots seeing temperatures of -2 to -1. Tuesday: Most people will wake up to snow accumulations of 2-5cm, with some upland communities in the Antrim Hills and across Armagh / Down seeing up to 10cm; possibly 20cm on higher ground. Winds will still be strong; westerly 20-25mph gusting 35-40mph. Some places won’t see temperatures above zero, but most should see temperatures of around 2 Celsius, but it will feel more like -4 Celsius due to the strong wind. Wednesday: A Yellow Warning for WIND for a Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts valid 21:00 Wednesday 17th January until 13:00 Thursday 18th January. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-01-17 Wednesday will be another windy day; westerly 20-25moh gusting 35-40mph. Showers of snow will continue but will start to ease during the afternoon, winds will also ease during this time. A low pressure system is expected to track across the UK on Wednesday/Thursday but there is a lot of uncertainty in the exact track and depth of this depression, It may bring a spell of rain or further snow as well as strong winds. This system is being closely watched. With the strong wind, it is likely that the snow will drift, especially on high ground, with the possibility of some blizzard conditions at times. During the day, there will be some thaw of snow and ice and this will freeze overnight, leading to some very icy conditions. Impacts from snow and ice: Snowfall will result in some delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail or road travel. There is a good chance that some rural communities may be cut off for a time. There could be injuries from slips and falls due to icy stretches. Untreated pavements and cycle paths could be impassable because of black ice. Impacts from wind: Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and possibly cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to building. Kind Regards, Eileen Eileen Stamp Met Office Advisor (Civil Contingencies) Met Office Cargo Complex Belfast International Airport Antrim BT29 4AB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)28 9441 7056 Mobile: 07753880293 GPTN: 962287056 E-mail: eileen.stamp@metoffice.gov.uk http://www.metoffice.gov.uk Read the Met Office News blog at http://metofficenews.wordpress.com Follow the Met Office on Twitter at http://twitter.com/metoffice or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/metoffice

  • 12 Jan 2018
    School Photos!

    Hi all! The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday 17th January from 9.00 am. We will, as usual, begin with families. Parents are very welcome to bring younger children at 9am so that family/group photos are completed. A written note will go home with pupils on Monday and Tuesday as a reminder! Many thanks!

  • 11 Jan 2018
    Reminder: Mathletics: Parent Feedback

    Thanks for the 30 or so replies we have received. Please take a minute or two to register your views if you haven't already done so. A redacted results sheet will be emailed on Thursday.As you know, schools are looking very closely at their finances and trying to find ways of making savings. School Governors have been asked to come up with answers by March when new budgets will be formed. The first area we are looking at is our online activities. We will be running a small number of fact finding questionnaires during January and February. The first questionnaire is to do with Mathletics. It would be a great help to the Governors if you would follow the link below and complete our short survey. 5 minutes is all it will take. This questionnaire closes on Wednesday 18th January. Thank you. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HQM59BP

  • 10 Jan 2018
    Important Updates!!

    Hi all! URGENT! All admission forms for Little Amps Pre - school places and Ampertaine P1 places MUST be left in today before 12noon. This is the closing date and time stipulated by the Education Department. Our next PTA meeting is tonight Wednesday 10th January, at 7.30pm in the Lee Hall, in school and all are very welcome to attend. We are delighted to let you know that drumming will start up again next Wednesday (17th) running from 3pm - 3.50pm. Fee of £1 payable direct to tutors. The amended dinner has been up on our website from last week. Please feel free to browse over this. We have mince and potatoes today / Roast chicken dinner tomorrow and sausages and chips for Friday. Please ensure all dinner money is UP TO DATE! Many thanks!

REMEMBRANCE

Introducing Stripes!

Who is Stripes? Find out more on P1's page.  Just click on the 'Classes' tab, then P1.

⭐️ Lexia ⭐️

A big well done to our latest Lexia Superstars who received their certificates at our achievement assembly!!

**MATHLETICS**

 

Here are the last 2 months hard workers in Mathletics..

Certificates galore..

WELL DONE ACHIEVERS!!

 Special prizes have been given to our Gold Mathletics certificaters:

Gardening Club Progress! 

Thank you to all who collected and donated Sainsbury's vouchers last year.  We were able to choose some lovely new gardening equipment It has already been put to good use harvesting the potatoes we planted and we look forward to sampling them with our school dinner. 

Dressed up for Maths Week & showcasing our Maths posters

Latest School Events 2017 - 2018 Events

P6/P7 Dodge Ball18Jan2018

3:00 pm - 4:10 pm @ Linen Hall

Stinger alert...Bring your thick skin!

P4/P5 Football Club19Jan2018

3:00 pm - 4:10 pm @ Linen Hall

Shin guards and non-slip footwear should be worn.

Breakfast Club Daily from 8.10 am Playground supervision available from 8.40 am21Jan2018

P6/P7 Dodge Ball25Jan2018

3:00 pm - 4:10 pm @ Linen Hall

Stinger alert...Bring your thick skin!

P4/P5 Football Club26Jan2018

3:00 pm - 4:10 pm @ Linen Hall

Shin guards and non-slip footwear should be worn.

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P5-7 Village Clean Up was another great success.. lots of helpers and plenty of rubbish bags filled up