Non uniform day – Young Carers Awareness Day

At our meeting this week, the School Council listened to an excellent presentation by one of our young carers.

The council decided to support Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 26th January. We will be holding a non-uniform day and asking for a donation of £1.

For more information on Young Carers and what they do, click on the link below.



A Visit to St Nicholas C of E Primary School


Alex, Rosie, Caitlin, Samira, Hannah and Gabrielle went on a visit to St Nicholas C of E Primary School with Mr Clucas, Mrs Jones, Mrs Barr and Mrs McDowell to investigate the use of coloured cups throughout lessons.

They discovered that each child in each class has a green,amber and red cup and they use a colour to show their understand throughout their lessons – green means they fully understand what they are learning, amber means they are not too sure and red means they don’t understand and need some help.

The children can then help each other on their table or the teacher can see they need help depending on what colour cup they have showing.

The School Council thought this was a brilliant idea and delivered a presentation to the staff at Layton explaining how they think the cups can be used at our school.

Our first School Council Trip

We have exciting news – Mr Clucas has asked us to go to St Nicholas C of E Primary School in Blackpool to investigate the use of cups in lessons.

We will then present our findings to the teachers at staff meeting.

The children whose names were pulled out of a cup (we didn’t have a hat!) are:

Alex, Rosie, Caitlin, Samira, Hannah and Gabrielle.

Well done and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Our School Councillors

Our school council this year has twenty one members, a representative from each class.

This year our councillors are:

Samira – Chair

Hannah – Deputy Chair

Caitlin – Secretary.

Daniel, Ruby, Rosie, Gabrielle, Ellie, Carina, Alexandria, Liga, TJ, Madison, Jaxon, Abbie, Evie, Imman, Reece, Decster, Gracie Mae and Harvey.

Good luck guys, you are the voice of our children.

An important job for the councillors…


Yesterday, a school council representative from each year group was involved in a very important job. The 10 school councillors who were chosen had breakfast with and asked questions to the candidates who had applied to become a new Assistant Head at our school. There were 3 candidates in total, and the school councillors asked questions regarding their application for the job and what they could bring to Layton Primary School. The councillors learnt a lot about each candidate and really enjoyed the experience.   

Strider assembly


Last week our councillors explained the details of Strider’s “walk to school challenge” to the whole school in a special assembly.

They told us lots of good reasons to make a positive change and walk to (or from) school at least one day per week.

Walking assembly from Leanne Maddocks on Vimeo.

These included:

– It will help you get fit

– It’s fun

– It’s better for the environment as you will reduce your car exhaust emissions

Each councillor will monitor his/her class’s participation each week, ensuring those who complete the challenge will receive special Strider badges.

Don’t forget to enter the “WOW Badge design” competition to create new badges for future walkers.